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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.


Over 29,000 visitors to the web site since launch. Thanks for your support.

It has to be asked…..

Where have Brooker’s egg reports gone?

Mid-week action.

This match played on thursday 2nd june at Alvechurch was reduced to 12 eight ball overs due to bad light

and the bad weather forcast. Alvechurch won the toss and elected to bat.Sam Spencer bowled a tight line

and finished with 1 for 23 off his 3 overs the rest of the bowlers struggled to contain the unorthodox batting

of the home side who seemed to hit the short legside boundaries to often for skipper Spencer's liking.

ewman struck 60 runs mainly through the legside to bring the Alvechurch total to 138 for 6 off their twelve overs.

In pursuit of this daunting total Freeman and Lewis struggled to rotate the strike or hit the short boundaries,

six overs gone the green 34 for 3,Spencer joined Steve Bevan  needing 16 an over seemed a daunting task

but when Bevan decided to give Alvechurchs Newman some of his own treatment by hitting him for 29 in his

one and only over. Still almost 60 required off 3 overs ,Bevan and Spencer knew the homeside were getting

worried a couple of bowlers refused to bowl.Bevan went for 49 with 10 balls remaining 23 runs required ,

Young Paddy Paddock strode to the wicket with a point to prove after his costly bowling. Facing the last over

needing 19 to draw he hit the first ball for 4,the second ball for 6 then a 2 followed by another4 ,after a

mid wicket talk it was decided by skipper Spencer to get the last 3 runs in singles without losing another wicket

which duly happened leaving the scores tied but the green winners by virtue of losing fewer wickets.

The greens victory from an seemingly impossible position was down to Steve Bevans fine 49 and Liam Paddocks

fine timing.Phil Spencer was not out on 41 ,unusally taking a backseat in a run chase[must be getting old]

The next round the green are away to Feckenham on a date to be arranged.

The SAS have been flown in from Hereford to search the stream end of the memorial ground northend lane,

following reports of recent incident when a sniper shot Jason Brewer in the leg whilst running after a ball.

Any 80 yearold ex-japanese or Allied forces personel are to hand in their weapons to a comittee member asap.

Chairman’s Day Photographs Available Here.

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Well done Marek!

Overcoming every obstacle thrown into his path, our new overseas, (Polish), captain shepherded

his troups to a comfortable win over Christchurch at Newland. Meanwhile at The Green Smedley’s XI

managed to clinch victory over a strong Chairman’s invitation side.

Another successful weekend saw wins for the seconds and singles with a winning draw for the 1st XI.

Once again the thirds were missing some of their regulars from last season and were unable to post

a good enough score for their bowlers to bowl at. The thirds were however treated to a superb display

of batting from Robbie Tyler ( 72 ), and excellent bowling spells from the youngsters James Scullion

and Simon Ball and a superb piece of fielding from Adam Price, hitting the stumps form long off to run

out the Droitwich opener.

Quote of the week

3rd team captain ( batting first, score at 73-7 off 35 overs )

“ I don’t reckon it’s gonna be a very high scoring game today”

A message overseas:-

From a certain Pete and Sue Flynn.

“Love the new site. Good to see that Dan is being of some assistance.

A great way to see what our son has been up to!!!! How is the trusty BULLET?”

Brooker’s Bits.

“Hello lards its is Brooker im back with news of pickled eggs its going to be short and sweet,

Saturday 21st may hagley away no good as we went early, so may be when im in the first team and we go back ill try one.

im pleased to say the academy is growing and Mark Hooper its your round.

June the eggs i had sunday was it a new pot cause they tastied sour they need to age a bit”.

Quote of the weekend.

Robbie Tyler :– “I’m feeling a bit rough today, went out last night, it was me birthday!”

Teammate:- “Oh was it it your birthday Robbie?”

Robbie:- “No, that’s next week”.

I have been asked to point out a couple of Club rules for the benefit of our rapidly expanding group of Essex Boy members.

  1. Put away the girlie lagers and start drinking proper beer like us tough northern types.
  2. Act your age at all times.
  3. Play with kids of your own age on a Saturday night.
  4. Don’t expect your innocent mates to cover for you when you roll in after midnight.

Oh, and one final one….. don’t let your wife look at this website !!!


Text Box: First glimpse of  The Green’s new barmaid. No more queues gentlemen!.


Two of the most promising young players at the club are unavailable this coming Saturday.

They are competing in county trials for the under 15 "ICE DANCE" team. Our best wishes go

to Liam [TORVIL] Paddock and Lewis [DEAN] Hooper. They will make a lovely couple.

We hope to see them back on a cricket pitch soon.

Clean sweep foiled by the weather!!

With good wins for the 1st, 2nd and singles teams on Saturday, only the weather prevented the 3rds

from recording a memorable victory over Vine at Newland. Having once again reversed the order,

convincing the opposition that the best of the batting was over as they appeared to be languisihng at 46-4,

The Green were set to move up a gear when the showers became all joined up and ruined the plans! <G>.


Text Box: We all heard about the Lib-Dem plans to introduce a local income tax, but were you aware that they planned to scrap cax tax as well? Someone obviously jumped the gun!      --( picture taken 15/5/05 ).

Our visitors this weekend are Hagley on Saturday at Northend Lane where our 1st XI hope to continue their

good early season form and VINE at Newland with Noddy’s “boyz” looking for their first win of the season.

Sunday sees home and away matches against Worcester. The Singles take a short trip to Hallow this week

trying to build on the season’s solid start. The weather forecast is good so get out the Chardonnay and the

cucumber sandwiches and watch some cricket.

The date for the 2005 golf day for our sponsors has been announced. June 29th will see “golfers” of

all shapes and sizes, hacking their way around Burghill in the hope of securing glory, and a small

prize. Click HERE for details and your entry form or you can contact Andy Lamb directly by email.

A new number one?

Note to Colt’s coaches….

Please remember to submit your match reports for inclusion on the Colts’ website as you requested.

Just a reminder for Wednesday evening coaching. There is a game on that night for under 10's

which will reduce our numbers of coaching staff and Keith  has had to give his apologies as he's

playing for the over 70's or something like that, so all help will be greatly appreciated.


Text Box: The Polar Bear in action against K.V.

Text Box: Not this time GG !



Text Box: Green import doing the business
against Kidderminster Victoria.
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We have been asked to point out that Tuesday evening nets/training sessions are for ALL senior players

and not just the first team squad and so all players should make an effort to attend.

In addition, all players wishing to be considered for selection at weekends must make their availability known

to any member of the selection committee, ( one of the captains ), BEFORE Tuesday night. So, if you were not

around at the weekend and wish to play then get in touch with one of the selectors now!

If anyone emails the website then every effort will be made to ensure that information is passed on to the committee.

Colts get underway in exciting match against Worcester.

Quotes of the week

We have a number of contenders from the weekend.


League Umpire at Saturday’s First XI match, commenting on the number of runs scored during the day:-

"It was only Smedley who made batting look difficult".


Nameless 3rd team player, having agreed to give Mr Rogers a lift to Worcester, on reaching Safeway’s roundabout:-

“SH*T ! Where’s Bob ? !!!”


3rd Team Captain – during a pre-match “huddle” , yes huddle,at OE’s.

“All I’m asking from you boys is to give me the next two and a half hours of your life and we’ll win this”

Girls / Ladies…

The Green welcomes lady cricketers of all ages and abilities and we already have a large number of

girls joining us on Wednesday evenings. Our ladies’ section head coach, Andy Wheeler, will be running

sessions dedicated to our more “mature” girls, ( over the age of about 13 ), after the junior’s sessions

finish at about 8pm. Obviously the younger girls are most welcome to stay and join in these sessions.

We are hoping to have a number of ladies matches again this year. If you would like to contact Andy

directly then you can EMAIL him here.

This year’s tour may well now be going south, rumour has it that Weston might

just be the venue for this season’s shortened tour. 

Watch this space for more news.
Click here to see a bad case of the “YIPS”.

It may be only temporary, ( and Alphabetical ) , but The Green are currently TOP of the the Saturday league.

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Two excellent batting displays over the weekend by our old friend Daniel Flynn gave The Green a great start in our first league match against Cookley

on Saturday but were not enough to prevent us losing to local rivals Taverners on Sunday. Flynny’s 82 on Saturday was beautifully crafted

whilst Sunday’s 114*  against a strong Worcester attack saw Dan ride his luck a little more. Being part of a superbly focused and disciplined

squad this season should help Dan in the furtherance of his career.

Stop Press.

Play was held up at Northend Lane during the 2nd’s match against Cookley when a pitch invasion broke out. One of the spectators, watching from the

Critic’s bench, on seeing players shaking hands, ( to celebrate the fall of a wicket ), assumed that the match was over and wandered into the middle.

Pictures of the offender can be seen HERE, and authorities are taking steps to ban the hooligan from all grounds in the district.

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.

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