Yum! Jan continues high standards with last cricket tea of season

Last tea of season: Jan Washbourne's cricket tea for the Second XI and their opponents
Jan Washbourne’s cricket tea for the Second XI and their opponents

Jan Washbourne continued the club’s high standard of cricket teas with a delicious feast for the Second XI and their opposition, Kempsey, at Hill Close yesterday.

Thanks, Jan, and all those who have contributed teas to the club over the summer. Your efforts are most appreciated!

Players’ end-of-season celebration marks successful year for Bredon

Awards: End-of-season awards at Bredon Cricket Club 2017
End-of-season awards at Bredon Cricket Club

The senior players’ end-of-season awards and celebration last night marked a highly successful year for Bredon Cricket Club.

The party was held in our Hill Close clubhouse after the teams had finished the day’s games, which both sadly ended in defeat: the Firsts lost away at Enville while the Seconds fell at home to Kempsey.

There were good spirits in the clubhouse, however, with the Second XI turning out in fancy dress for the occasion.

Prior to the presentation of the annual awards, chairman Neil Hall thanked all who had contributed on and off the field to the club over the last year.

He said it had been a highly successful one for Bredon Cricket Club.

The First XI finished fourth in the Worcestershire County League’s division two, while the Second XI, playing in division three, also finished fourth.

Both the first and second teams had performed well, finishing in commendable positions in their leagues. The Thirds had continued their precious development work with the younger players.

The input of coaching from Tom Walsingham and Andy Stovold had helped develop the skills of both junior and senior players.

Facilities at the club had continued to improve, and teething problems with our new nets are expected to be solved well before preparations begin for next season.

Neil paid tribute to Will Rollett’s dedicated hard work behind the bar throughout the year.

And he thanked everyone for their contributions to off-the-field activities such as the Bredon Cricket Club Tower Run 2017 in May, which in its first year had been a huge success and raised valuable funds for both the club and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

The inaugural Bredon Hill Bash 20-over competition, organised by Jake Denton, landlord of the Crown Inn at Kemerton, had also been hugely popular. It was held on the August bank holiday weekend and scores of families arrived at Hill Close to enjoy a fabulous day of cricket in the sunshine.

Neil said he expected the club to next year continue working towards its goal of becoming a first-rate social and sporting venue for the area.

Senior players’ end-of-season awards

First team batting: Martin Hill

First team bowling: Dominic Fenney

Second team batting: Jamie Annand

Second team bowling: Simon Riches

Fielding prize: Charlie McVicker

Most enthusiastic cricketer: Sam Draper

First team bowling prize: Dominic Feeney
First team bowling prize: Dominic Feeney
Second team batting prize: Jamie Annand
Second team batting prize: Jamie Annand
Most enthusiastic cricketer prize: Sam Draper
Most enthusiastic cricketer prize: Sam Draper

Second XI end the season with a smile

Humour: Bredon Cricket Club's irrepressible Second XI end the season
Bredon Cricket Club’s irrepressible Second XI end the season with good humour

Bredon Cricket Club’s irrepressible Second XI ended the season in defeat, but with their trademark good humour intact.

Visitors Kempsey reached the 276-run target set by the hosts with nine wickets to spare, largely thanks to an outstanding performance by a single batsman.

He defied dismissal despite the determined efforts of Bredon’s pace and spin bowlers, and background banter from the home team.

But the mood at Hill Close remained upbeat as the last fixture of the season drew to a close, and the team swapped their whites for fancy dress at the end-of-season party.

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Thundery showers send Second XI for an early tea

Dark skies at Fiveways Old Edwardians, where showers sent Bredon Second XI for an early tea
Dark skies at Fiveways Old Edwardians, where showers sent Bredon Second XI for an early tea

Thundery showers on the edge of Birmingham disrupted the Second XI’s game against Fiveways Old Edwardians today.

With many regulars unavailable, stalwart Derek Ebbage and several of the club’s junior members were drafted into the team.

Play had barely got under way, with Bredon batting first, when a heavy downpour forced the players to the pavilion.

After a break to allow the squall to blow over, the opposition decided to call an early tea to give the weather even more time to settle.

After resuming play Bredon were all out for 80, and conceded the game with the opposition at 56 for one.

The First XI’s game at home to Harborne was abandoned.

Big crowd for Bredon Hill Bash 2017 finals day

The Bredon Hill Bash 2017 finals day was played out in fabulous bank holiday weekend sunshine today.

The winners were Ashton-under-Hill, who beat Bredon by 30 runs.

Earlier in the day the Crown Inn, Kemerton, won the plate by beating Overbury by just one run.

The batting award was presented to Josh Colwell  and the bowling award went to Mitch Berry, both of Ashton.

There are some pictures on our Facebook page now.

How the Evesham Journal reported the Bredon Bash finals day
How the Evesham Journal reported the Bredon Bash finals day

Plans for end-of-season celebrations at Bredon Cricket Club

Bredon's end of season dinner 2016
Bredon’s end-of-season dinner 2016

It has been a good season so far for Bredon Cricket Club, and we have plans to round it off in style.

On Saturday, September 16, there will be a senior players’ award night in the clubhouse.

The bar will be open and there will be a curry buffet.

The evening, which starts after the day’s match finishes, is a chance to recognise and celebrate both individual and team successes.

Then, on Sunday, September 24, we are having a family end-of-season fun day with barbecue, entertainment and activities for children.

Again, the bar will be open, and the fun starts at 2pm.

Both promise to be fantastic occasions. Please make a note in your diary.

 

Narrow win for Bredon in opening game of Bredon Hill Bash 2017

Bredon beat Overbury in the opening game of the Bredon Hill Bash 2017
Bredon beat Overbury in the opening game of the Bredon Hill Bash 2017

Bredon beat Overbury by seven runs in the opening game of the Bredon Hill Bash 2017.

There was a gripping finish to the 20-over derby clash today, with Overbury’s batsmen closing in on the 185 target set by the home side.

The match ended with Bredon 184 for 7 against Overbury’s 177 for 7.

Bredon’s next game in the tournment is against the Crown Inn, Kemerton, and it will be played at Hill Close on Wednesday, August 16. The match starts at 6pm and the clubhouse bar will be open. Spectators welcome. See fixtures list below.

Teams from BredonOverbury, Ashton cricket clubs, and the Crown will play each other throughout August 2017.

The competition culminates in a finals day at Hill Close on Sunday, August 27, at which the mini-league’s first and second placed teams, and the third and fourth, will meet to decide the ultimate placings. Play starts at noon.

A local cricket fan is sponsoring a top-quality trophy for the winners.

The finals, in particular, will be a fun day for all the family. Local musical duo The Brethryn will be performing, and there will be a barbecue.

Bredon Hill Bash fixtures 2017
Bredon Hill Bash fixtures 2017

Firsts knocked off top spot after second defeat in row

Bredon Firsts have been knocked off top spot in Division Two
Bredon Firsts have been knocked off top spot in Division Two

Bredon’s First XI were knocked off top spot in Worcestershire County League’s Division Two after their second defeat in a row.

Visitors Coombs Wood were 275 for 4 after bowling Bredon out for a comfortable win in a rain-reduced game.

Evesham and Chaddesley Corbett both leapfrogged Bredon with home wins.

The result leaves the league looking like this.

The Second XI’s game against Astwood Bank was called off, and the Third XI had no game this weekend.

Mixed fortunes for Bredon teams

Mixed fortunes for Bredon teams, but the Third XI enjoyed their first win of the 2017 season
Mixed fortunes for Bredon teams, but the Third XI enjoyed their first win of the 2017 season

Bredon’s teams enjoyed mixed fortunes this weekend.

The Thirds celebrated their first win of the season, a decisive 100-run victory over Worcester Nomads at Birlingham.

But the Firsts suffered their second defeat of the season. They were all out for 72 against Belbroughton, who won by 102 runs.

There was disappointment for the Seconds too. They fell to Alvechurch and Hopwood, who scored 245 against Bredon’s 173.

The Under 12s match against Tanworth and Camp Hill was called off because of rain, but the youngsters enjoyed a lively training session in the nets at Hill Close.

 

Bredon Hill Bash Twenty20 competition starts on Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Bredon Hill Bash Twenty20 gets under way on Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Bredon Hill Bash Twenty20 competition gets under way on Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Bredon Hill Bash, a special Twenty20 competition for local village cricket teams, starts next Sunday (August 6) with two matches.

Bredon will host Overbury at Hill Close while Ashton-under-Hill are at home to the Crown Inn, Kemerton.

Both games start at 2.30pm, and are sure to provide some excellent entertainment for spectators.

The bar at Bredon Cricket Club will be open and members and non-members alike are welcome to come along and enjoy what promises to be an exhilarating afternoon of cricket.

Teams from BredonOverbury, Ashton cricket clubs, and the Crown will play each other over the four Sundays of August 2017.

The competition culminates in a finals day at Hill Close on Sunday, August 27, at which the first and second placed teams, and the third and fourth, will play to decide the placings.

A local cricket fan is sponsoring a top-quality trophy for the winners.

The finals, in particular, will be a fun day for all the family. Local musical duo The Brethryn will be performing, and there will be a barbecue.

The competition is being organised by Jake Denton, landlord of the Crown, who is an occasional Bredon Cricket Club player.

Jake’s fond memories of his own cricketing experiences around Bredon Hill inspired him to organise the competition.