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Quote of the midweek….
Dave White – sitting at Ombersley with a heavily strapped hand – “I’ve got a
Following on… from the Poet’s Corner submission received recently, we have another submission from
Claverley were worthy oponents but were well beaten by a mix of youth and experience in The Green team.
Poet’s Corner.We have a poet in our midst !!
One of our member’s was recently so moved by the sight of flailing willow, particularly at Newland, that he was
inspired to put pen to paper and create the first ( of many perhaps ), Green Poems. We hope that you will enjoy
his efforts and perhaps be tempted to ‘ave a go yourself.
Sponsors’ Golf Day preliminary report.
The future’s bright, the future’s Green.
LIAM PADDOCK scores 118 no his maiden century"the first of many"
LEWIS HOOPER takes 5 for 21 to add to his 5 for 28 last week.
SAM SPENCER takes 3 for 19 in the seconds convincing win at Cookley.
DUNCAN BELL stars for the first team taking 4 wickets.
Sunday 10th July. This Sunday we entertain our regular touring friends Redbats at Northend Lane.
The fixture has been moved to Newland as the scheduled league match has been called off. The sun is out and so
it promises to be a good day for watching cricket.
Saturday 9th July saw an uder-par performance from the 1st XI but they still managed to stave off any threat posed by visitors
Cookley. This latest win keeps The Green on top of Division one by 19 points, leaving no room for error if we are to
hope to win the championship. With a cushion of 70 points over third place however, promotion remains a definite possibility.
Congratulations to two of our Colts on achieving a milestone in their careers.
Lewis Hooper, 5 wickets for the 2nd XI against Cookley and Liam Paddock a maiden century in the same match.
Match reports to follow.
Hat-trick. Lee Hammond was celebrating tonight, ( 7th July ) after taking a hat-trick in the under 15’s match at Evesham.
An impressive performance saw The Green winning by some 40 runs
A personal note to Selectors.
Although those members who are actually playing at the weekend may know when, and who and where etc, there are several
dozen other players, members and just plain ordinary spectators with whom you may like to share this information.
BGCC is a Club, not just a collection of cricket teams. So, please, let’s have the team news so that we can let people know
via the website!!
Match reports and photgraphs.
A special message to all those players and members who have complained about the lack of match reports and photographs:-
“Get off your fat lardy a**es and send some in then!!” Thanks go of course to those who do bother to send items to the website
including Engine, Sammy and MJ. It gives us chance to read the true accounts before the editor’s pencil gets at them.
Remember, you can send us whatever you like. It will probably get published, even if it’s only on the member’s only area.
The Member’s only area has had some recent updates. Don’t forget to visit and if you have something to share
then please send it in.
An appeal for helpers again for Wednesday Night’s Colt’s Session. If you can spare an hour or so then you’ll find it
a valuable and rewarding experience. Just be at The Green at 6.30 sharp.
Quote of the Day.
Bretforton spectator: “ We’ve only got a second team”
A big thank you on behalf of everyone involved in the Sponsors’ golf day. Everyone present had a great time. Andy’s
report of the day’s proceedings can be seen here.
2nd July 2005
Congratulations Jon on a superb 118 against Netherton for the seconds. Many more to come no doubt.
And another excellent performance from James Scullion saw him take 4 for 43 against Old Hill for the 3rds.
The future’s bright. The future’s green!
Snipers in the bushes!!
It seems the SAS did not find all the snipers hiding in and around the Northend Lane pitch.
First Martin Jones in his comeback game was shot in the hamstring whilst running towards the stream end
And then Ian Scullion was shot in the hamstring at the road end. The good news is that Scully only has a flesh wound.
Congratulations to the 2nd XI for reaching the final of the league knockout competition.They will meet
Claverley in the final at Ombersley CC on Monday 11th July. Your support is requested.
Quote of the week:
A notable passage in Sunday 2nds game, following the surprise fall of an Evesham wicket:
Overseas ( Polish ) player, and skipper : “It isn’t over yet is it Umpire?”
Umpire (to new batsman taking guard ): “Five balls to come”.
“Well boys, Good game on Saturday night......having said that, I think the Lions will give us a run for our money next test.
Keep smiling remember you won the world cup!! Rich will remind us I am sure!!!!!!!!!!
Take care and keep up the runs boys, we here in little old NZ are watching.
Kind regards Flynn family from down under. P.S. tell that son of ours to email us”.
18th June 2005
A message from the 1sts……
“A big thank you to everyone who made the trip to Bromyard on Saturday to support us, especially the
loyal supporters and members of the 2nds who came to cheer us home after finishing off your own match.
It was greatly appreciated and a real boost to see so many there”
And now we need some more support…..
The seconds are playing in the semi-final of the League Knockout at home on the 27th June.
6.30 start against Kidderminster Victoria. Forget the 20/20 at New Road. Come to Northend Lane instead.
18th June 2005
Clean Sweep. Congratulations go to all four of the Saturday sides this week following victories over Bromyard,
Knighton–on–Teme and Hewell. Valuable runs from Skipper Smedley and Rich Williams saw The Green record
a convincing victory over league leaders, (not for long), Bromyard. At Newland the 3rds had their first success
of the season as Robbie Lewis (82) and Dick Brown (56), batted in a controlled and “mature” manner to chase down
282 in 50 overs following a sporting declaration by the Hewell skipper.
Thanks, ( for clicking ).
You may recall last season being asked to click on the Natwest Series link on The Green website,
( remember the cricket on the beach game )? As a result of your enthusiastic clicking a sizeable donation to
the cricket section has been made possible. If you see any more such offers then please give your support.
Anyone want to sponsor brooker in a pickled egg eating display? Any other suggestions?
Saturday 18th June – fixtures.
Well today sees the most crucial fixture of the season so far for the 1st XI as they travel to Bromyard
with only 6 points separating the two teams at the top of the league. Good luck Green,
progress will be closely monitored. Meanwhile The Singles travel to Knighton-on-Teme.
At Newland the 3rd XI must be in with a chance of recording their first victory of the season,
( depending on how many players they get left with of course after everyone
else has had their pick. <G>
Sponsors’ Golf Day
If you have not finalised your details for the Golf Day with Andy Lamb, or confirmed your
travelling arrangements, then please get in touch with Andy straightaway.
League Knockout Competition.
Barnardsgreen seconds travelled to feckenham to play in the quarter final of the saturday league knockout
competition. Phil spencer won the toss and asked feckenham to take first knock,
the game was to consist of 14 eight ball overs per side
Duncan Bell and Percy Spiers proceeded to bowl with great accuracy ,making the home side struggle
to get a decent start,after 7 overs they were 42 for three with both opening bowlers only conceding 19 runs each.
The skipper then asked the two under 15 players Phil"H"Harris and Liam"Paddy"Paddock to
bowl at the end of the innings,this they did with great results Harris taking 2 well deserved wickets
and only conceding 32 runs in his 4 overs,Paddock was more expensive but he also took 2 wickets.
Fekenhams innings finished on 106 for 7,probably 40 runs short due the greens excellent fielding display.
Jon Lewis,Nick Rogers,Kev Ratcliffe,Steve Bevan and Dave White all made double figures in reply,but it was left
to Rob Middleton with 35 notout to see the green home with 4 overs and 5 wickets in hand.
The Green now entertain Kidderminster Victoria in the Semi final,the date will be published soon.
Congratulations to our 1st XI on a hard-earned victory over local rivals Malvern CC.
This victory sees The Green firmly in second place, just behind Bromyard who are
our hosts next Saturday ( 18th June ). This should be a lively encounter with whoever
wins taking a huge step towards the championship title.
11th June 2005
It’s another lovely Saturday, well at least it is at the moment, and we’ve lots of cricket to
look forward to. Home and away fixtures against Ramblers should provide for lively entertainment
and, judging by recent results, an excellent standard of cricket. The 1st XI are at Northend Lane
with the 2nd’s just a short trip away at Regency Road. With the weather looking OK it’s a great
chance to get out and support The Green. Meanwhile, still looking for their first win of the season,
the 3rd’s travel to Kiddy Vic whilst the Singles take on Chain-Wire at Newland.
Following on from the Misquote of the week, Brooker’s right to reply has been granted but
you will need to access the MEMBERS ONLY area in order to enjoy it.
We’ve had a complaint!
“Whats happening at the Green? Standards appear to be slipping in all areas except first team and Singles results.
Match reports are incomprehensible, availability seems haphazard, even shirts are freely flapping,
unlike trouser legs in some cases. Where will it all end, thin end of
the wedge if we're not careful, if you ask me”.
From....... a concerned Blimp like character.
hello lards this week we played at pershore and didnt have time to do anything as i batted
number 3, kevin golder your a proper captain.This week im trying to do a batch of my own
anyone no the ingredients e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ramblers this week and
to be honest they dont sell crisps or may be they do looking at some of those lards.
Misquote of the week!
Brooker:- "I wont be getting out to a girl!"
( Having been given number 3 batting spot, Brooker was promptly caught 3rd ball off the bowling of a girl).
Never underestimate the bowling of a female england international lard!
The Fastest Inury of the season award goes to Jamie Longmore’s groin strain after 2 balls of his 1st over.
Jamie also picked up the Longest Over of the season award at the same time!