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12th March 2004


The AGM of The Green, ( all sections ), will take place on

31st March at 8pm.

It is important that as many members as possible from all sections

attend as this is YOUR CHANCE to have a say in the direction

that the club takes for the next 12 months.

As usual, a FREE DRINK should act as an extra incentive to get you there.

If you have any issues which you would like to raise prior to the meeting

then your committee representatives will be pleased to hear from you.



Following exertions at the gym over the last

few weeks, some of the more elderly members

were heard to comment that they were

“stiffer than they’d been for a long time” !


Jez needs confirmation of tour numbers as soon

As possible.








Another madman on the roads.

Duncan Bell passes his test  - - Gawd ‘elp us all !



2005 Tour ?

Jez is already looking ahead and investigating possible tour

venues for next year. Check out one of the front-runners here.

The search is over !!!
We’ve seen him bat, we’ve seen him bowl .. ( well sort of ), and now we’re going to see

if he can er… put out the flags, collect the tea money, toss a coin, fill out a team sheet,

do the scoring, spend lots of time in the long grass retrieving balls, sweep the changing rooms,

butter bread and tidy up the showers.

Yes… enter Cyril, the new 3rd’s Captain for the coming season. Gawd ‘elp ya mate !!!


Feeling Flabby – or just want to warm up ?

The Club has negotiated with a local fitness centre, a one hour group session

 for Pre Season Fitness training at the Gym.

The cost is £3.00 per person and there are many places up for grabs.

The sessions will be on Wednesday nights 7:00 until 8:00.

 To book your place or obtain further details ring Steve Metcalfe 07714159868.

 (Steve Freeman is negotiating with St Johns First Aid to be available from 8:00pm

 every Wednesday night outside the gym but it would appear that the cost will be prohibitive).

Flynnie. Try holding it in your right hand! Are we putting too much pressure on you ?

Under 19’s World Cup – Latest…POMS REVENGE!!


2004 Fixtures released.

The preliminary fixtures for senior and Colt’s games

are available here.


Remember Daniel Flynn ?

Those of you affluent enough to be able to afford Sky TV and

in particular the Sports Channels will no doubt be following

the escapades of  the “former Green star” captaining New Zealand

in the Under 19’s World Cup.

Paupers amongst us may be content to keep up to date by

clicking on the link above.

Good luck Dan – unless you come up against England of course!


 All-weather strip planned for Newland !

Supreme effort by the committee has secured funds for the installation of a brand new

all-weather strip at The Green’s second home at Newland. With so many teams and so

many fixtures planned for the forthcoming season, this will prove to be an essential additon

to the club’s facilities. Thanks to everyone involved.

2004 Tour Update

The Packhorse Hotel has been confirmed as this year’s venue

and have guaranteed either single or twin rooms for up to 35 people.

Your early confirmation will therefore give you an excellent chance

of not sharing with someone obnoxious.  We all know who they are !!!

The hotel costs involved will be £30 per night.



A deadline of the 30th April has been set for payment of a £35 deposit.

This is the FINAL date that tour bookings will be accepted.







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2002 tour

2003 tour


The 2004 tour will see our intrepid party travel NORTH this year to the Bolton area.

The party will leave on Sunday 29th August and return on Friday 3rd September.

The tour committee would like to have provisional numbers as soon as possible please

and will be sending out a newsletter with further details very shortly.

It is anticipated that we will be staying at the Packhorse Hotel in Bolton

It is rumoured that a certain member of the 2003 Barbados touring party

may be returning to those sunny shores to renew old acquaintances.

Perhaps he should follow the link above to the Packhorse Hotel which

I notice specialises in wedding receptions.

Thursday evenings - 6.30pm till 8pm at Hanley Castle School sports hall.

Please remind anyone that you see or are in touch with and I hope to see you there!
PS  If you have any cricket balls, please bring them along

A Date for the Diary……
We have organised a weekend at Trent Bridge, Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th

February. We are booked in to use their excellent facilities for Saturday afternoon
and Sunday morning. This will be an excellent oppotunity for the club to get together

pre-season and as well as train, discuss what everyone wants out of this

forthcoming season and also bond at night-time in the bright lights of Nottingham,

(where the ladies out number the men 7 to 1 ). Excellent !!
The cost of this weekend including accommodation at Trent Bridge is £42.50
but travel there and back has not yet been organised. There are approximately

20 spaces although if the demand is high then we may be able to get hold of the organiser

who is very accommodating and see what he can do.
This is open to all club members who are serious about their cricket and
their own game, and places will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
£ 20 deposits or more information from Jez Clarke or Christopher Allen

SUNDAY 14th December – 7.30 prompt.

The Colts section AGM will take place at The Green on Sunday .

A short meeting will be held to discuss the coming season’s arrangments for the running of the Junior section.

We need, team managers, organisers, administrators and other helpers to enable the Barnards Green Colts section to continue to offer youngsters the very best in cricketing opportunities.

If you feel that you can help in any way at all then come along to the meeting.

All players, potential players and parents are welcome and we look forward to seeing you.



Chris Smedley is the new 1st Team Captain
At this year’s AGM Chris Smedley was appointed
Captain of the 1st XI for the forthcoming season.

A full list of appointments can be seen here.

The Annual Presentation Dinner took place on the 28th November 2003.

Pictures.               Awards.


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