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.
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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.
The 1st and 2nd teams play Redditch this Saturday 12th June, with the 2nds at home - don't forget the early start.
This will be a good test for our 1st team in particular, without an overseas player for a number of weeks and a chance to prove
that our home-grown talent is more than good enough to compete at the highest level.
The 3rds and 4th play Old Vigornians, again with an early start, the 3rds being at Newland and 4ths at Hawford Lodge.
4th team skipper Dick Brown will be anxious to preserve his unbeaten record and secure a win against tough oponents.
The club is all geared up for that other sport - footie - as the World Cup gets under way this Friday.
As well as the big screen and the TVs in the bar and the cricket area, we also we now have another large TV
situated in the main function room and so there is no excuse for not being able to find a spot to celebrate,
(or of course to cry into your beer). The club will be open at all of the right times for the major matches so come
along and support YOUR CLUB as well as England.
Andre Russell - The Green's overseas player this year has had to leave Malvern, at least for the time being as he has been
given the honour of being called up to the West Indies A squad for a series of matches both in this country and abroad.
We wish Andre the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming him back soon.
There is a chance to see West Indies A team on 4th July at the county ground when they take on England Lions.
Andre gets some last minute advice from the Cricket Chairman before flying off ... to Cardiff.
5th June 2010 - summary.
Congratulations to The Green first team on an impressive victory over local rivals Malvern taking us to
second in the table. Andre hit 98 in his final game, (for a while), for The Green and both he and Fordey
each took 4 wickets. The 3rd XI beat OEs, thanks in part to a fine 64 from Lewis Loader whilst
The fourths secured a creditable winning draw over OEs, with half-centuries for Dick Brown and Chris Horne.
Despite a half-century from Adam Greaves and 4 wickets from James Scullion the 2nds went down against Hagley.
Match at Northend Lane Sunday 30th May.
A Dick Brown over 50s XI played The Fossils. St John Ambulance on standby and sales of linament
soared in the Malvern area.
Martin Heaton - Legend........ Aitch Harris - Flying .....
29th May - 1st and 2nds enjoy convincing victories over Colwall whilst the 3rds and 4ths are called off due to rain.
A century for Andre Russell and a five wicket haul for Smeds saw the 1sts home whilst Judd's 73 not out and figures
of 4-58 from Lewis Hooper were the highlights for the 2nds.
1st team secure important victory over Bromyard.
Bowling out table-topping Bromyard for just 46 runs was a great performance at the weekend. You can
read the full match report and the reports from the other side's games here or by clicking on the link on the left.
remember that if you wish to post your own comments, gosssip, photos etc then you can do so on the forum
section of the website.
A meeting of some of The Green's greatest cricketing minds?
22nd May - Home match for the seconds as our top two teams take on Bromyard,
Thirds and fourths play Harvington with the fourths at Newland.
Remember that you can post your own comments, reports and photos on the forum section of the BGCC website.
You don't need to wait for the Malvern Gazette to come out on Friday.
Friday 21st May - There is a first team knockout competition at The Green, start time 6pm (ish).
With a gorgeous sunny English summer's evening promised - (someone please explain that to Andre)
and the prospect of June's baps to look forward to it will be nice to see as many
players and members present as possible to support both the team and the club.
15th May 2010 - Sees the 1st team hosting Bewdley on what promises
to be a glorious afternoon for cricket. The seconds travel to Belbroughton
looking for their first win of the season whilst the 3rds look for their first
GAME of the season playing Hanley and Upton at Newland.
The fourths have secured two rain affected draws
so far and travel to Hanley Castle.
8th May 2010 - 1st team return to winning ways with a 7 wicket win over Nomads.
2nds - continue to struggle for early season form going down by 10 wickets
4ths narrowly miss out on rain affected win over Bromsgrove and settle for losing draw.
3rds rained off.
All of the season's match reports will appear on the website as they are received.
If you have pictures to share then you can upload these on the BGCC Forum pages or send them to us
if you want them to appear on the main website.
1st May - Disappointing results for The Green as three teams went down in their first league matches and the
other match was abandoned. Match reports appear on the website as soon as they are received and remember that
if you have joined the FORUM section of the website then you can post your own comments and also upload your
own photographs etc.
for age groups under 13s and below have started.
All registered coaches and assistants are kindly asked to attend from 6.15 pm on Wednesday evenings.
A date for the diary ......
24th April - Hatherley and Reddings entertained a BGCC 2nd XI and another
Jack Attack was unleashed as Andy Wheeler carved his way to a fine 75.
Mettie, Greavsie and Ratters all chipped in with valuable runs whilst, for the bowlers,
young Elliot Hennessy performed well and not so young Judders took 3 wickets in 4 balls.
The Green successfully chased down 242 to win.
In the reverse fixture Andre Russell hit one
of the biggest sixes seen at Northend Lane
for several years as he opened his Green debut
with a fine 68 and then followed this up by bowling
4 consecutive maidens before retiring with jet-lag.
Jez Clarke (left) battled for a superb 84.
A good crowd watched the 2nds beat OEs in the first friendly of the season.
Honours so far go to :-
Jack Cullity - First wicket of the season
Jack Wheeler - First century of the season
Mark Perkins - Best appearance in an unfamiliar place.
Tom Clack - First catch of the season.
Kev Ratcliffe - First first-baller of the season .. Oops!
Dick Brown - Best shirt.
IT'S TIME FOR CRICKET !
At last, after what was surely one of the longest and most boring winters in the memory
of most of our players and members, spring is here, the weather is fine, at least for now
and it's the cricket season.
The first matches take place this Saturday (17th April) with a 2nd XI hosting Old Elizabethans
at Northend Lane whilst the 1st XI travel over to Perdiswell for the reverse fixture.
No doubt the critics bench will be filled with experts anxious to assess the talent on display.
There are not many places in the area to enjoy top quality local sport admission free so why
not come along and enjoy yourself.
Next week (24th April) a 1st XI will be at home against
Hatherley and Reddings and our overseas player for
the season will be in action, (volcanic ash and plagues
of locust permitting of course).
Barnards Green Colts start their new season on 28th April when under 13's down start outdoor practice at North End Lane.
Boys and girls from 7 years (5 and 6 years old if they have eye ball co-ordination) are most welcome to attend
each wednesday evening from 6.30pm till 8pm weather permitting. Burgers etc will be available after each session.
Under 14's and 15's will train on a Thursday and under 16's on a Monday.
A full season of fixtures has been arranged and further details can be found on the Colts section of the website.
Fantasy Cricket League.
This promises to be a ridiculous amount of fun and you can even win a substantial cash prize, so why not join in?
Click here to see the rules and regulations, as well as a list of the rather dodgy players who you can select to be in your fantasy team.
Any specific questions should go to Tim Williams or Fordy but we will of course pass them on for you if it's easier.
The Spring Newsletter is now available and for those not on the email distribution list a copy can be downloaded here.
If you are not yet on The Green's email list and want to be kept informed of this year's events then get in touch and let us have
your email address.
19th March 2010.
An evening with…… Steve Rhodes hosted by H&W Radio’s Dave Bradley.
As a precursor to the 2010 Cricket Season Barnards Green C.C hosted a sportsmen’s evening.
Hereford and Worcester Radio presenter Dave Bradley grilled Worcestershire CCC coach Steve Rhodes
and an excellent meal of pie and mash was prepared and served by The Green's catering team.
Thanks to everyone involved in making the event such a success and please keep an eye on the website for news
of other forthcoming prestigious events.
Congratulations to Tony Creese - Winner of the MCCC Cricketer of the year (administrative) Award for 2009.
Tony will receive this prestigious MCCC award at a dinner Edgbaston shortly.
For those of you not aware of Tony's "chequered" past he has been an integral part of our club for the past 50 years.
He has been not only a player but Captain, Chairman, Secretary, Colts Coach, Groundsman and he has done
just about everything asked of him and usually more.Tony is currently retired but spends the majority of his days
at the club doing something or other for the benefit of the club and its members for no reward.
He still sits on the clubs management committee. Well done Tony - and thanks from everyone.
The Forum / chat / notice boards have been updated following members requests.
Please make sure that you register as soon as possible. The Forum is the place for you to have your
say, whether it be about serious cricket stuff or just for fun.
Anniversary Club Ties.
New club ties have been specially designed and commissioned to commemorate the Club's 75th anniversary
and these are now on sale. The cost is just £10.00 each and these are available now. To arrange collection
of your tie(s) then please leave a cheque, payable to Barnards Green Cricket Club, for the appropriate amount,
behind the bar at the club in an envelope marked "club tie". Please then email us here to confirm your order and
whether you have paid. You will either be able to pick up your tie straightaway or we will let you know when
it is available. Any questions then please ask.
An original painting of the Northend Lane ground was specially commissioned for the 75th anniversary year.
You can purchase one of a limited number of prints. If you are interested then let us know by mailing the website.