Date set for end-of-season dinner

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Dinner date: The club’s end-of-season dinner will be on Saturday, September 24, at Hill Close. Picture: Peter Miller

Here’s an important date for your diary.

The club’s end-of-season dinner 2016 will be on Saturday, September 24.

It will be a buffet-style event and will be held at our clubhouse in Hill Close.

More details soon.

Bredon Cricket Club committee meeting minutes, June 2016

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The way ahead: Bredon Cricket Club’s June committee meeting confirmed a packed schedule of social events

Here are the minutes from the June 2016 meeting of Bredon Cricket Club.

Main points: new team captains appointed, new TV and kitchen installed in clubhouse, busy social schedule in place, outline of end-of-season dinner plans agreed.

  • Click here for the minutes of the June committee meeting.

Watch England v Iceland at Bredon Cricket Club tonight

Don’t forget, we are showing the England v Iceland game on TV in our Hill Close clubhouse tonight.

The bar is open and kick off is at 8pm.

See you there!

Cricketers stumped by footy club all-rounders

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All smiles! Bredon’s footballers and cricketers meet for a friendly fixture (of cricket) at Hill Close

Bredon AFC players showed their versatility today when they took on a cricket club XI at Hill Close.

The side from the village’s football club claimed bragging rights for the next 12 months with a two-wicket victory.

A rematch (this time with goals rather than wickets) is being arranged for the winter months.

Well done to all who took part, particularly the youngsters.

And thanks for the match, Bredon AFC. We’ve started training already!


Youth and maturity combine to earn first win for Bredon Third XI

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Youth and maturity combine to earn Bredon Third XI their first win of the season

After a delayed start due to a heavy storm, Bredon was put in the field.

Tom Ellis had his first match this season and opened the bowling.

Bredon took three early wickets before the heavens opened up once again.

We eventually returned to play 20 minutes later to blue skies and sunshine.

Young William Wilson was given ball on his senior debut (he plays for the Under 13s) and bowled an impressive five-over spell with great control in wet conditions.

At the other end it was Oliver Washbourne’s turn (Under 13s) with his full lighted leg spin.

Oliver, who has proven his position this season in the third team, showed great spin control, causing the batsmen difficulty, and picking up a couple of wickets.

Also on his debut again from the Under 13s, Cole Notley took the ball and, demonstrating his leg spin, beat the bat several times with a solid five-over spell.

Derek Ebbage worked well behind the stumps with the spinners, with many close stumping decisions unfortunately not going our way.

Bromyard ended up 187 for 9 after 40 overs.

Bredon batted after tea to a reduced total and overs, needing 154 off 34 to take their first win of season.

Derek and Anthony Washbourne took to the crease with a great start from Derek, who hit some early fours to keep Bredon above the run rate.

Then it was the turn of Jonathan Thomas, also on his debut.

He soon got into the swing of things, smashing lots of boundaries and racing to his 50.

Bromyard then took control, and with some solid bowling from their youngsters they took several quick wickets.

But Bredon battled on with a gritty innings from Jonathan, who hit the winning run with a few overs to go.

It was a great end to a showery day in a glorious setting with the first win for the Thirds.

Thanks to the youngsters who turned out. It shows the strength coming through the juniors, which is good for the future of the club.

It was also good to see some old Bredon faces, whom I’m sure will have had some tired muscles on Sunday. Well done, guys!

Thanks, also, to Adrian the groundsman for a perfect setting and playing facility.

Mark Notley

Derby Sunday for Bredon teams

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Bredon Football Club take on Bredon Cricket Club in a friendly match at Hill Close today

There’s a big derby game at Hill Close today.

Bredon Football Club take on Bredon Cricket Club (at cricket).

The match starts at Hill Close at 2pm, and the bar will be open.

Go along and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The only thing at stake is bragging rights!

Looking for a bolthole to watch the TV sport? Try Bredon Cricket Club

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It’s a lot less crowded in our clubhouse… and we have a roof! England v Iceland is on Monday, June 27. Picture: Claus Tom Christensen

Sometimes watching high-profile sport at home can leave you feeling a bit underwhelmed.

There just isn’t the same excitement as watching it with a few friends, perhaps while enjoying a drink or two.

You can celebrate the great moments together, moan about the missed chances, and discuss all the drama afterwards.

Bredon Cricket Club, where we now have a wide-screen TV in our refurbished Hill Close clubhouse, is the ideal place to enjoy this summer’s exciting programme of televised sport.

Euro 2016 is just reaching its nail-biting knockout stage, the Olympic Games start on Friday, August 5, and Premier League football returns on Saturday, August 13 (Final Score).

Next up is England versus Iceland in Euro 2016. Kick off is at 8pm on Monday, June 27, and our bar is open. See you there!

PS. Non-members welcome, but a social membership only costs a bargain £10 a year.

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Enjoy a drink at our clubhouse bar while you watch England take on Iceland at Euro 2016

What they’re saying about us

Come and play cricket with us this weekend!

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Give it a go! It doesn’t matter if it is a while since you played… come and join us!

It may be a while since you last swung a cricket bat, but you’re really never too old to play England’s summer game.

So please help us out!

It’s the holiday season and we’re desperately short of players for our senior teams over the next two Saturdays in particular.

But we also need to bolster our playing ranks over the longer term, and would love to welcome some new faces.

We are not necessarily looking for top-drawer players (though we wouldn’t turn you down if you were). We want people who are reliable, want to do their best, and who enjoy the sort of camaraderie you only get in team sports.

We have three senior teams: a First XI, Second XI and a Third XI that includes a handful of juniors. So there is a level for everyone.

And don’t be put off if it is a while since you played, or even if you haven’t played very much in the past. We’ll make sure someone in the team looks after you and reminds you about the rules of the game. We’ll also provide some basic coaching to help polish up your technique.

Our chairman even says he’ll buy a jug of beer for any newcomer who takes five wickets or scores 50 runs. Now that’s an incentive!

You can find out where our teams are playing over the next two weeks here.

If you want to know more use the contact form below or call Ian Fenney on 07760 244410 or Clive Fenney on 07813 214068.