Development of the Emblem
The Deando CC emblem was a Llama (see below). This is reported to have been selected when a Llama farm was discovered on one cricket tour to the West Country.
The Ewell Ruxley CC emblem was a double headed Eagle (see above). This was a result of the original club name of Wimbledon Park Athletic Club and was derived from the eagle in the Wimbledon Football Club emblem.
When Deando and Ewell Ruxley cricket clubs merged to form Deando Ruxley, a new emblem was required. Taking reference from heraldry, when two families were joined by marriage, they joined emblems by placing each family’s emblem in opposite corners of a quadrant shield. Hence the Ewell Ruxley CC emblem below.
The merger took place just after the formation of AFC Wimbledon. As both cricket clubs contained supporters of the new football club, and what it signified, the Eagle in the new cricket club emblem was changed to one based on the AFC Wimbledon Eagle.
With the change of name to Ewell Cricket Club there was an opportunity to alter the emblem. Influence was taken from the emblem of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council emblem below. From http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Epsom_and_Ewell:
The green and white symbolise the grass and the chalk of the Downs, and the two horses heads mark Epsom's long association with horse racing. The two wavy bars of blue represent Ewell and its springs.
The name Ewell is thought to come from the old English word æwell meaning source of river or spring. For the cricket club, this could represent our junior section, which was a major factor in changing the club name. Our junior section will hopefully be the source of new cricketers to feed the main club.
The new emblem therefore combined the wavy bars in blue and white, representing the Ewell spring, with the historic llama and eagle from the old emblems, replacing the horse heads of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.