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The content of this website is intended as an historical record of Barnards Green Cricket Club, important parts of which are the various photographs which may be taken from time to time and displayed on the site or in the clubhouse.

11th August 2012 - Cricket at The Green

Remember ... you can come along and watch any game at Barnards Green FREE OF CHARGE.

Enjoy a very high standard of sport without an admission fee.

The first team took on Cannock today at North End Lane - 12pm start and returned to the top of the table.

An interview with the ground staff confirmed that they were expecting a run-fest on a hard, flat wicket

under the baking sun. The Green had a couple of key players missing but worthy replacements available

and after a tense finish The Green ran out winners in what turned out to be a very low-scoring encounter.



Phil Harris celebrates another run out against Cannock as the visitors are

despatched for 139.


Andy Ford finished with figures of 4 for 50 after a loose start.







Below - The Green players take tea in confident mood.












The seconds travelled to Studley with high hopes of improving their mid-table position whilst the 3rds

visited Martley who are currently languishing in the relegation zone. Both teams secured wins.

The 4ths secured 24 points by default as opponents Amblecote failed to raise enough players to put out

two teams to compete in both division four and division five matches and conceded the match. These

much needed points see The Green 4ths out of the relegation zone, at least for the time being.


28th July 2012 Firsts go third.

BGCC first team kept the crowd entertained and enthralled as they secured a win over

Halesowen on Saturday. Meanwhile, at Newland a much-stengthened third team saw off

Cleobury in their 24 point victory. The seconds and fourths were both soundly beaten with

a very young and inexperienced fourth team in particular putting in a good, solid performance

in the field but suffring from a distinct lack of batting as they were bowled out for 50.

Match reports









































































21st July - Weather set fair and cricket promised for all for of our Saturday sides.

Home fixtures are for the 1st against Water Orton and the 4ths vs Ross on Wye. The 2nds travel to

Coventry and North Warwickshire whilst the 3rds hope to find that the waters have receeded at Ross.


7th July unsurprisingly saw a total washout for most of the games in the Birmingham and Worcester League.

Despite the valiant efforts of our ground staff it has been so wet over the last week that it has proved impossible

to prepare the wickets. There are strong rumours that we are looking into the possibility of getting a grant

to put a retractable roof on North End Lane in the same way that the All England Tennis Club did.

Anyone out there got £125 million to spare?


8th July - We do have a home league game scheduled against Beacon. If this is unable to go ahead then members

are of course more than welcome to watch  the men's tennis final on the superb screens at The Green and

put a few shillings over the bar.


30th June.

The 2nds have the home match this week against stourbridge whilst the 1sts continue their assault on the title

with a trip to Brewood. 3rds and 4ths have home and away ties against Old Vigornians.

This evening's entertainment comes in the shape of the Fabulous Boogie Boys. If you haven't yet got your ticket

then you need to act now to avoid heartbreak.


23rd /24th June - Local Derby entertains a large crowd.

The 1sts entertained Eastnor on Saturday and, with no matches for the 4ths or 2nds, the largest crowd of

the season so far were treated to some excellent cricket from both sides.

Phil Harris notched up a superb century and behind the stumps Ash Brewer was outstanding taking three

catches and contributing to two run-outs. The Green ran out comfortable winners.


The only other Green side playing was the 3rds who recorded their first win of the season at Old Hill.

Notable contributions were a half-century from Ratters and 4 wickets each for James Scullion and MJ.


With more rain forecast Sunday's game looks under threat but the groundstaff are working hard to try

to get the ground playable.



Don't forget the club will be open from midday as usual and the England vs Italy match will be screened

this evening.


16th / 17th June.

Washout! Like most of the Worcestershire and Birmingham league games all four of our matches were

abandoned without a ball being bowled.


9th / 10th June.

Results for Saturday matches did not go well this weekas the 1sts, 2nds & 3rds all lost and the 4ths game

was not played.  (Pictures from 1sts vs OEs)

The 2nds will be particularly disappointed after an unexpected batting collapse saw us throw

the game away in spectacular style. (Match Reports)

It was left to the Sunday seconds to boost morale as they recorded another win over a strong Stourbridge side.



  James Marsh and Ashlea Brewer in action on Saturday against OEs.


9th June - Saturday gives us much-awaited local derby games as the 1sts and 2nds take on Old Elizabethans.

Although The Green currently have a 29 point advantage over OEs in division two we all know that

the form book can go out of the window on these occasions. Good luck to both sides .

In the Worcestershire League both of our sides are in action against Lye and with the weather finally

brightening up and sunshine promised for the afternoon it will be good to get all four of our sides in action.


10th June - The afternoon's entertainment comes in the form of a second team game - 2pm Start.

Our Sunday 2nds are having a good season far in the league and hopefully the league tables may get updated

at some stage so that we can check on our progress.


Remember that the club is open on Sundays and on Saturdays when we have a match on and so even if it's damp

outside you still have chance to enjoy a drink and some big-screen sport entertainment.


Jubilee Weekend

A Winning Draw for the 1sts keeps up the pressure at the top of Division Two

of the Birmingham League. Read the report.  Meanwhile the Sunday Social's entertainment

moved to Monday and was provided by a tour match against Old Georgians (read the report),

which resulted in another close-fought encounter between these two teams. The lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

on Monday night was witnessed by a large patriotic group of members at The Green who had stayed behind

after the match to enjoy the occasion.


Green 1sts hit the top!

A third consecutive 24 point win for The Green takes us to the top of division two of the Birmingham League.

The firsts beat Cannock in a hard-fought and closely contested game to claim maximum points.

Full match reports are available for this and our other weekend games which saw the seconds win at home against

Studley. Both of the Worcestershire League sides lost to strong opposition and seem to lack a little confidence at


An excellent game of cricket was enjoyed at North End Lane on Sunday when Worcestershire Ladies met Cheshire Ladies.

Congratulations to Georgia on another well deserved half-century in front of her home crowd. Congratulations also

to our under 10s on achieving victory over Hanley & Upton again for the second successive Sunday.


26th May 2012

Cleobury and Halesowen are the opposition for the worcestershire league sides today and both games

should provide a stern test for BGCC teams still short of a number of key players. The fourths have the

added attraction of their first game this year and Newland looks a treat.

In the Birmingham League the firsts travel to Cannock hoping to continue their excellent early season

performances whilst Judd's second's have another home fixture against Studley. Good to see Kev Golder

back and giving it a go so soon. Thanks to the ground staff, members and all others who have worked

so hard over the last few weeks to get our grounds into such great order under testing conditions.

Now let's get out and enjoy some cricket.


Sunday 27th May sees a visit from Worcestershire Women's cricket team who take on Cheshire Women

at North End Lane. 11am start - Bar Open from 12 noon.

(note to 2nd team ..... please remember to remove all sweaty jock straps etc from the changing rooms tonight)






Well done Croc - fine performance and impressive

 jogging in The Link on Friday.





19th / 20th May 2012.

Both of The Green's worcestershire league games were abandoned due to unplayable pitches and so the

4th team are still yet to play.

The seconds and firsts secured good wins, the seconds win over Kenilworth Wardens due largely to an

excellent 62 by Jon Lewis and great bowling performances. Tom Clack picked up four wickets whilst

Lewis Hooper took three.

The1st team travelled to Stratford and despite being bowled out for 113 put in a great team performance to

dispose of the opposition for just 95 runs.   Match Reports

Sunday 20th May saw another win for Marek's Marauders. Slightly one-sided affair in the end but an excellent

all round performance.





Unfortunately tour will not be going ahead this year.

If you need further information then contact Cyril.





12th / 13th May 2012

Mixed results for The Green with a win for the1sts,

losses for the 2nds and 3rds and the 4ths still to get

their season under way. The absence of a number

of key players through injury or other commitments

puts pressure on the selectors but with the football

season now at an end, (well done Russ), more players

will hopefully start to become available.


Sunday saw the Sunday 2nds travel to Bewdley to

record a  fine win in their opening match of the season.


Read match reports.



Robbie Lewis in "action" for the

3rds against Ross on Wye.


11th / 12th  May 2012


 Congratulations to RADAR FC on winning the Worcester Nursing Minor Cup

 in a thriller which ended with a Lee Mason penalty securing the trophy.

 In a match full of twists and turns RADAR twice fell behind but sheer guts and

 determination gave them the victory at 10.55pm !!!


 Thanks to the WESSIE brigade for their part in this "epic"encounter.

 Pease pass on our best wishes, particularly to the player who suffered that

 nasty blow to the head. Let's hope he's ok.


Now, Back to Cricket.

Thanks to determined efforts by our groundstaff it looks as though we may get cricket this weekend.

The 4ths match away at Ross has already been called off but the 3rds at Newland should go ahead as scheduled.

It will be damp but hopefully playable. Stand-in skipper Disck Brown looks for a 1.30pm start.

At a squelchy North End Lane the 1st XI are due to host Halesowen at 12 noon whilst the 2nds travel to Bromsgrove.


Tomorrow ( Sunday 13th ) sees an under 10s match in the morning at North End Lane against Worcester followed

by the first treat of the year for the Sunday Social as a Sunday 1st XI take on Stourport.


5th May 2012

As far as cricket goes this was a disappointing weekend for The Green.

With Newland still too wet for the groundstaff to even attempt to prepare

a wicket, the 4th team game had to be called off so delaying their start

to the season.

The 3rds visited Avoncroft where the opposition players and groundstaff

have to be congratulated for their determined efforts in getting the game on.

Put in to bat first on a damp, slow wicket The Green managed to score 119

runs before being bowled out. with Roger Thompson getting 57 of these.

Despite a good start with the ball this total was never going to be enough though

and Avoncroft achieved their target for the loss of just 3 wickets.



Roger Thompson on his way to his first half-century of the season.


On a brighter note Radar FC held their end of season celebration and awards ceremony at The Green

and this proved to be a great success amongst players, supporters and those club members who attended.

Congratulations to Radar on achieving promotion and on reaching the final of their cup, re-arranged for

this Friday (11th) at Malvern Town's ground.


The weather outlook for this week doesn't look too good but hopefully conditions will improve and we can

finally get cricket underway at The Green.


Mayday 2012




 These could easily have been the first two ducks seen at

 North End Lane this season if Judd and Josh had not beat them to it.








The re-scheduled final of the Nursing Minor Cup will be at Malvern Town's ground on Friday May 11th.

Kick off is at 7.00pm. Get out those Green Army polo shirts and come along and support RADAR FC




 More unexpected visitors the North End Lane.

 Perhaps the largest chopper seen at The Green?



 Unable to get into his usual parking place

 the Club President drops in for pre-match






28th April -Wash out!

Both the 1st and 2nd XI fixtures were washed out. So, better luck next week when we try again and

local league starts for the 2nds and 3rds. The man upstairs guarantees a scorcher!


27th April 2012.

Well the wait is finally over and tomorrow, (weather permiting) , will see the return of league cricket to The Green

with the1st team welcoming Fordhouses to North End Lane.

Meanwhile the 2nds get their season underway with a visit to the beautiful Brockhampton ground.

Matches in our local Worcester League began last week and The Green's two Worcester League teams will

get their campaigns underway next Saturday (5th May).

Thanks to everyone who has been asking about the Sunday fixtures at The Green. We know that the Sunday games

are particularly popular with spectators and as soon as we get final confirmation of the fixtures then they will be on the site.

Remember to let us have your photographs and news items throughout the season so that we can make sure that all of our

club members, sponsors and supporters know what is hapening at our great club.

The future's bright - the future's green.

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Barnards Green Cricket Club recently celebrated 75 years of providing cricket to everyone. "The Green" could not have achieved the recognition they have as one of the premiere clubs in the Midlands area without the tireless efforts of a string of volunteers who remain largely anonymous. Every club needs members who quietly get on with the job of making sure that  when the players turn up on Saturday afternoon they don't have to worry about the little details that make playing at The Green a pleasure. The Green recognise the efforts of those  people who "quietly get on with it". You know who you are. Thanks to you all.