The South Essex District Cricket Board’s twenty-20 knock-out cup is no more. The event was finally laid to rest at a management committee meeting held at the Orsett Hall Hotel on Tuesday 9th October 2012.
The South Essex District Cricket Board’s knock-out cup has its origins in Thurrock, when it was known as the Thurrock and District Knock-Out Cup, the silverware was known as the Fred Dinmore Trophy. Its format was a very popular sixteen overs per side, with eight deliveries in an over. On the History and Honours page, it is intended to review every final played, by providing a match report as well as the teams and scores. That will be quite an achievement – the event first took place in 1951. More recently, in 2009, the competition format changed to be twenty overs per side to be more aligned with the modern-day twenty-20 format, though there was resistance to introduce coloured clothing.
If you have any records, scorebooks, photographs or information about this competition, would you please contact Cliff Cansdale, who is one of our committee members, who would be pleased to include on this website any details about the competition.