Charlton Down is a new village developed on the site of the old Herrison Hospital, four miles North of Dorchester. There has been a cricket ground here since before the Second World War, used the patients and staff of the hospital. In 2002 a new pavilion was built as part of the village development plan. The ground has a picturesque setting, with the old Victorian Hospital as a backdrop to the North and hills of Charminster Down to the South.
Charlton Down Cricket Club was established in 2003, playing friendlies against local teams. Since then, the club has grown and now fields a Saturday League side (Division 3), a Sunday friendly side and two teams in the Dorchester & District Evening League. In addition, the club has a thriving youth section with regular training sessions and matches for U9s, U11s, U13s and U15s led by our qualified coaches. We are a family friendly club who cater for all standards and abilities. New and old players, officials, volunteers and supporters are very welcome to the various youth and senior matches.
2003 first game (vs Plush)
2004 first win (vs Tolpuddle)
2005 addition of our first Evening League team
2007 winners of Dorchester & District Evening League (Division 3)
2008 first Sunday League side
2010 addition of a second Evening League team
2013 first Saturday Dorset Cricket League side
2013 introduction of youth cricket
2013 winners of Saturday League (Division 6)
2014 winners of Saturday League (Division 5)
2015 winners of Saturday League (Division 5)
2016 winners of Saturday League (Division 4)
2017 winners of Saturday League (Division 3)
Dorset Cricket Board Team of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017