From Barnards Green Cricket Club.
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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.
IF ANY MEMBER OF THE CLUB DOES NOT WISH PHOTOGRAPHS OF THEMSELVES OR THEIR SONS/DAUGHTERS TO BE PUBLISHED, THEN THEY SHOULD CONFIRM THIS IN WRITING TO ANY TEAM CAPTAIN OR TO THE COLTS MANAGER
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.
Annual Cricket Section Dinner - 2010
The annual celebration dinner and presentation will take place this year at BGCC on Saturday 30th October.
Further details can be found HERE with the menu and booking form.
Numbers are strictly limited to and therefore if you want to reserve a place at the event then you will need to act now.
Friday 8th October is the latest date for reservations but leaving things until then will not guarantee you a seat.
You must have completed your booking form AND PAID before your reservation is confirmed.
Some of the 2010 1st team which clinched the Division One
title seen here after their match against Worcester CC.
Just to let everyone know from approx 8pm onwards we have secured the
use of a bucking bronco, competitions will run thru the evening,
make sure you bring your best cowboy hats, chaps optional............
The Bronco needs feeding with pound coins so bring plenty.
Current record holder is one Jeremy Thomas Clarke with a best of 6.59 seconds
Love Muscle Russell.
With results going their way and with just one fixture remaining, BGCC first XI are in an unassailable position
at the top of division one and, subject to nothing untoward happening over the next 7 days and league ratification
they should be confirmed as champions and offered promotion. Well done to everyone involved.
Season's remaining fixtures.
11th Sept - Worcester Home and
Away (1st and 2nds) & Elmley Castle Away (3rd/4th mixed)
12th Sept - 1st Away at Halesowen & 2nd Home to Bourneville
18th Sept - 1st Home to Wednesbury
19th Sept - 2nd Home to Ombersley
Can you please confirm your availablility for any or all of the above fixtures to your usual captain as soon as possible.
First team host Stourbridge, knowing that a 24 point win can secure the league title and give them
a chance of promotion to the Birmingham League. With the Swansea tourists returning from a tough test and
a win against St Fagans in Cardiff they should be looking forward to today's challenge. Come along and give your support.
Saturday - August 28th.
Well here we are, end of season approaching. Last match of the season for the 3rds and 4ths whilst the
1sts and 2nds have three tough matches over the next 7 days.
1st team are at home to Redditch, and need a win to keep up the push for promotion whilst the 2nds are now
safely established in the top half of their division and must use the remaining games to give their youngsters as much
match experience as possible in readiness for next season.
The 3rds and 4ths play Tenbury and with Tenbury 2nds in with a real chance of winning their league our 4ths can
probably expect to encounter one or two new faces in what promises to be a tough match.
Good weather is promised so get along to Northend Lane or Newalnd and give support. Admission Free!
Winners of the six-a-side were "BGCC SELECT" who overcame ARTEFACTS in the final.
Sunday 29th August. Six-a-Side - See FORUM for latest updates.
The annual competition takes place this coming Sunday at The Green as a host of teams attempt to
take the title from last year's winners Evesham. This is one of your club's main fund-raising events of
the season and you should make an effort to support the day and spread the word amongst friends.
BEWDLEY - ( just confirmed ).
Left: some of Marek's Marauders discuss tactics.
A bouncy castle will be provided to keep the players from BGCC YOUTH amused as they are obviously
far too young to partake of alcohol and the usual BBQ will be running all day.
The first game scheduled to start at 9.30am as always and so anyone who would like to help prepare the ground is asked
to be down at the club for 7.45 -8.00 am as a lot needs
doing !!! Bacon Sarnies will be avaiable for all helpers !
Further information available on the Forum section of the website.
See photos from previous events.
International cricket at The Green.
Friday 13th August sees Barnards Green Cricket Club
host international cricket. As part of a four match series
and the build up to next year's world cup blind cricketers
from England and India will do battle at Northend Lane.
Pakistan are currently the world-leading side with England
and India battling for second place. If you have never
experienced blind cricket then treat yourself to a day out
and come along early for a 10.30am start.
Spectators spending the day at The Green are asked
to park their vehicles on the grass on the northern side
of the ground to avoid congestion in the main car park area.
SIX -a - SIDE
Set for the bank holiday weekend this ever popular event is one of the main fund-raising events of the year.
Team places are still available at the moment and we need to know your availability asap.
Details have been posted by Jez on the Forum pages so please take a look.
Enquiries / questions to Jez or via the website please.
Result .... Rushwick Won ... Artefacts almost won. Great game and great entertainment.
Thanks to all involved.
Andre Russell, overseas player back on English soil
and straight back into training for the forthcoming
League match against Colwall.
( Sorry Colwall )
Dowdeswell Cup Winners 2010.
After already winning the league and the Carnival Cup The Green
had further success at Himbleton on Monday evening in the prestigious
Dowdeswell Cup. BGCC scored a massive 205 for 2 vs Himbleton (12 8 ball overs)
contributors with the bat being Jez Clarke 46, Kev Golder 99 & Phil Harris
In response Himbleton could only manage 146 for 9
with James Scullion
being the pick of the bowlers with 3 overs 3 for 29.
A superb fielding performance all round with great catches from
Tom Clack and Jack Mackintosh. Man of the Match wa Kev Golder.
A fuller match report can be found on "view from the patio (on tour)" on the Forum Pages.
Rushwick Academy in the Semi Final of the Thompson Cup in a bid for a complete
clean sweep in all competitions.
Well, here we are and August is upon us. Following on from last week's master-class from Engine, this week
it seems to have been the "Mighty Fourths" turn to supply most of the highlights with Chris Horne and Julian Hall
doing the business with the bat and providing Dick with perhaps one of the easiest declaration decisions he has had to make.
The 1sts won leaving us at the top of the table again, and another good victory from the 3rds plants them firmly in mid-table.
Judd's boys struggled again but are sure to come good soon and reproduce the form that saw them triumph last season.
Meanwhile, the "view from the patio" is becoming established as a regular alternative look at the weekend games and for those
of you who have yet to partake then get onto the forum section of the website.
All reports, photos, comments and views are welcome - just remember please nothing naughty!
Andre Russell due back soon... where are we going to fit him in?
Plenty of cricket to come at the green over the next days and weeks including cup matches, finals and touring games so please
continue the level of support at The Green which makes us perhaps the best place around to enjoy cricket.
News shortly on possible fund-raising award from Waitrose.
Phil Spencer - Player of the week July 2010.
Fantasy Cricket League.
Details of the current standings in The Fantasy League are available from Andy Ford and so if you
want to know how things are going then please contact Andy direct as we don't have access to the statistics.
Get your Waitrose tokens in the BGCC bin !!!
Thanks to all those who are contributing to the website and the forum pages, particularly those submitting
match reports. Keep them coming in and remember that, (within reason), what you send to us will be what appears
on the website. You can also register yourself on the Forum section and post your own "observations".
A Day At The Cricket -18th August 2010.
One of our members has a selection of excellent furniture which he is advertising for free.
All you will need to do is arrange collection.
Full details and description on the forum section of the website...."buy, sell and exchange".
Contractors spotted at Northend Lane on Monday 21st June
to start installing the new nets. Fingers crossed everyone for fair weather
and if you spot a couple of "Mancs" in the club, talking strange and
watchin' footie then don't buy them a beer! We need them sober
to get the job finished asap. If, on the other hand, you spot Lamby
in the club, then buy him a large Brandy and shake him firmly by the hand.
You can post your own match reports / photos / comment etc on the FORUM section of the website. You can
also keep up to date with the progress of the Fantasy League.
Barnards Green Cricket Club are delighted to have been chosen as a Waitrose "Community Cause" from July.
"Once you’ve paid for your shopping, the cashier will hand you a little green plastic token (at no extra cost).
On your way out, you’ll notice three large, transparent, plastic containers filled - to varying degrees - with the little green 'buttons’.
Above each container, there’s a summary of information relating to each local project, charity or good cause.
After reading about them, you make your choice, deciding which container is most worthy of your token,
place it in the green-’coin’ slot and, at the end of the month, Waitrose will divide and donate £1000,
accordingly, between the three chosen causes."
So, support Waitrose as they support us. Get to Waitrose and drop your token in the BGCC box.