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From Barnards Green Cricket Club.


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.


Saturday 30th April, sees the start of the league campaign for 2005. Home and away fixtures for the 1st and 2nd XI against Cookley

whilst the 3rds entertain Evesham at the recently refurbished Newland ground. The Sun is out so get along and support The Green.

Remember that any pictures, quotes or anecdotes – ( someone explain that one to Brooker ), can be sent to us for publication using the

normal email address.

We even get quotes from Colts these days.

Coach Robin:

 “ What sort of Guard do we ask for then?”

Some smart 10 year old:

 “A security Guard !”

Coach Robin opens mouth, closes it again and shakes his head knowingly.


If anyone want’s to offer any help on Wednesday nights, whether it be coaching, assisting the coaches or just general organisation

then please come along and make yourself available.

BROOKER’S BITS. – A sort of regular spot… - Published as received, - with a minimum of editing.

saturday 23rd april worcester away: hello lards disapointing saturday the game was called off but i did manage to sample there eggs.

the size was normal the price was cheaper than the greens the taste was very strong gave a little face exprestion!!!!!!

so all in all 4 out of 10 sunday 24th april chaddesley away: poor show no eggs!!!!!!! see you all at training tuesday dont be late lards!!!!!!!!

Quote of the week Goes to Bob Rogers – welcoming a new (young) incoming batsmen.

Bob: “Knapper,  come into silly mid on for the little squirt”

Umpire “ He’s bigger than you”.



The Home tie is now looking like being a pensioners party with the average player age being 53.

Coming to a Club near you – soon ???

A trial chatroom has started in the “members only” area. Gve it a try.

BROOKER’S BITS. – A sort of regular spot… - Published as received, - with a minimum of editing.

“this is BROOKER just to say i had a pickeled egg sunday and june there still the best my aim this year

is to try every teams pickeled eggs and do reports every week live on this website, the other thing is

training tuesday was disapointing the first team skipper was scared of the rain WE GOT TO GET FOUCSED LARDS !!!!!!!!”


Match reports for most of our encounters can be accessed using the link in the left-hand panel.


Kev Golder followed up Saturday’s half-century with a hard-hitting 82 on Sunday against Birlingham.

50’s for Golder, Drinkwater and Smedley as The Green beat Tewkesbury in the first match of the season. Thanks as

usual to Roy Mayo for a beautifully prepared wicket. Thanks also to Steve Freeman for turning up – twice, and to

Donna for the chilli, Tea and Biscuits.

This season’s first quote of the week comes from The Green Captain who’s first words to theTewkesbury skipper were:-

 “ Hi, I’m Smeds. You got any money? “

Stop press…. – Saturday’s fixture will now be at Northend Lane, not at Tewkesbury.
The season kicks off this weekend with one match on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we travel to Tewkesbury

and then Sunday sees our first home fixture of the season when we play host to Birlingham. Come along and support

The Green, and if you’re new to the club then this is your chance to sample the Green’s excellent facilities and hospitality.

Many thanks to Smeds and Donna for all of their efforts in trying to unravel the mess left behind in the wake of

our Imigration officials. Not everyone appreciates how hard they’ve worked and how much time they have put in,

not to mention how much it’s cost them in phone calls, and travelling around the country.

 Well done Smeds and Mrs Smeds. A Captain’s innings.

Watch the Smedders/Nash interview – courtesy of the BBC.

Thanks to everyone for their efforts at Northend Lane and Newland on Saturday. I think everyone agrees

that both grounds are looking in superb condition for this time of the year. The pavilion at Newland has had a lot

of work done over the last few weeks including painting and flooring and general tidying up, as well as the

installation of the new security system. There is still a lot to be done at The Club so don’t just wait to be

asked, just pitch in!


So… our visitor from overseas seems doomed to be sent home without raising a bat in anger or being given

the chance to enjoy his holiday in England.  Oh well. That’s what honesty does for you! I have a feeling that

people may be hearing more about this in the near future!  WATCH MIDLAND NEWS SUNDAY EVENING !!!

To all those moaning about not having access to the “members area”, stop moaning and ask for a password !


The Green website does not solicit direct advertisement from outside companies but we are only too pleased to provide

links from our site to our kind sponsors’ sites upon request. If you would like to find out more about the opportunities

and sponsorship packages available then please email the website or contact Andy Lamb, direct on 07973 679774.


The Grounds at Northend Lane and Newland are looking better than ever this year and everyone involved is to be congratulated

and thanked for all of the effort put in so far this year. It’s now YOUR chance to join in with the  Working Party which will

take place this weekend  9th and 10th April to ensure both grounds are in tip top shape for the season, so please

make every effort to attend and lend a hand even if it's only for an hour and even if you only make the coffee.

We will be meeting at the Green at 10am.

Groundsman finds new answer to old problem of getting his equipment serviced !

Brooker’s Bits.

““just wanted to say what a good weekend in Nottingham, this has put a kick start to my season, love ya all Brooker”

On a recent trip…..

Robbie Tyler, stared up into the sky, admiring the awesome size and incredible intricacy of the tower built many years ago

and still attracting millions of visitors each and every year.

“Is that the Eiffel Tower then ?”  says Robbie

“No Robbie” came the reply. “We’re in Blackpool !”

Amazing facts….

The second most frequently used search on the BGCC website is “Clive Churchill”.

The most frequent search is “Flynn”. Fluff, you are in illustrious company.
Tim Williams is planning to arrange a “Cricket Coaches Workshop” aimed at those persons involved as coaches or helpers with

the Colt’s section. At this stage Tim is working towards Saturday 9th April  at around 2pm as the proposed date at The Green. 

The workshop will consist of playing a number of games and drills which can be used when coaching juniors of all ages.  It will also double

up as a little fun training session. Further details will follow later but in the meantime if you want to register your interest then

email Tim.

Text Box: The Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the club at 8pm Wednesday 23rd March 2005, all members are invited to attend this important meeting.  The Cricket section are eagerly awaiting the new season and nets are well under way at Hanley Castle School each Thursday from 6.30pm till 8pm, new members are welcome to come along and even try out the new bowling machine!  Junior outdoor nets for under 13's and below will once again be starting on Wednesday 27th April at 6.30pm till 8pm weather permitting.  Under 14's to under 17's will be practising on Monday evenings 6.30pm till 8pm.  New members are welcome to attend.  For further information contact Robin Longmore on 07967 152562.

Many thanks
to all who attended the Quiz night, it was good to see so many in attendance and turned out to be an excellent evening.

Special thanks to Lamby and Chris Hill for all their efforts on the night and in helping to raise £140 towards club funds.

Congratulations to Smeds for winning the bat in the raffle, I think we can safely say that he was pleased to have won!

The new season is rapidly approaching with the first weekend of fixtures on 16th and 17th April.  There are a few weeks of nets

left for those who haven't yet put in appearance so hopefully we will have a good turnout this Thursday!!


It is the Club AGM on Wednesday 23rd March at 8pm, it only lasts about an hour and there's a free drink at the end for all who attend.

It is important that as a section we show good support to the club particularly if we want to ensure the continued financial support that

the club gives us and to ensure that we have a committee that is supportive of the cricket section so please make every effort to attend.

Many thanks.   Robin Longmore.

Overseas player finally arrives.

The much heralded Green’s overseas star had a rather rough landing when he arrived

in the country this week. The official press release photograph is available here.

Don’t Forget!

This Saturday – 12th March – QUIZ NIGHT at THE GREEN

Start time 7.45 sharp. This is your chance to show if you are Mental as well as Physical !!!

Special note to Brooker….. the answers are in the “Members Only” section on the website

so apply for your password now.

(Result – a win for “The Whatevers” – Roy, John, Frank and someone shy and retiring).


The League website has been updated for the forthcoming season and now also includes last season’s

league averages as well as a great deal of other important indformation and statistics including

alterations to rules etc. See the link in the left-hand panel. It is to be noted that there is only one overseas

player allowed at each club and so we may struggle to get a game for Marek. Luckily for MJ there is no

mention in the rules of a limitation on the number of extra-terrestrials.



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