Bredon Under 11s cruise to victory over Tewkesbury

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In control. Bredon cruised to a win over an under-strength Tewkesbury side

Bredon’s Under 11s cruised to victory in a friendly against an under-strength Tewkesbury at Hill Close this morning.

The home side scored 286 to the visitors’ 203, losing just three wickets along the way.

The Under 11s, who were also missing some regulars, were bolstered by Sam Wilson from the Under 9s and John Darby, who was making his competitive debut for Bredon.

Bredon’s highlights included a wicket from Ben Vicarage (bowled and caught), some cracking deliveries from Euan Styles, and solid battling from Harry Buckley, George Gallagher, Max Murray and Tolly Wilson.

Thanks for the game, Tewkesbury.

Worcester too strong for Bredon Third XI

Worcester were just too strong for Bredon Third XI at Birlingham today.

A powerful display of bowling by the visitors restricted Bredon to 140 for eight.

Bredon started well, with a young Ollie McGrath and his dad, Johnny, forming a solid opening partnership.

Martin Hopkins followed up with some steady batting, there was a debut from Glenn Buckley, and Sean Styles was dismissed by a thunderbolt delivery.

Jacob Clements-Hunt steadied things for a while before Will Rollett struck out boldly in a last-ditch bid to improve Bredon’s runs tally.

Bob Portch wasn’t required to bat or bowl, but did a sterling job in the field and the scorebox.

After the interval (featuring a magnificent tea by Lucy Donovan, see picture below), the home side did their best to pin back Worcester’s batsmen, but they were not to be denied.

Ollie Washbourne claimed a couple of excellent wickets, and there was some strong fielding from Will Wilson.

Captain Derek Ebbage marshalled the field and magnanimously stepped aside from battling and bowling duties to give the side’s younger players some match experience.

Thanks to our opponents for a game played in great spirit.

Score: Bredon 140-8 (45) Worcester 141-2 (21)

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Delicious! Lucy Donovan’s superb tea helped ease the disappointment of defeat at Birlingham


It’s Friday, and Bredon’s youngsters are sharpening up for the weekend

The school summer holidays are under way, but there was still a terrific turnout for Bredon’s junior cricket coaching session tonight.

There are two friendlies on Sunday. The Under 11s play Tewkesbury at Hill Close while the Under 12s are away to Alcester and Ragley.

Meanwhile, Bredon’s First XI host Bromyard tomorrow, while the Second XI are away at Bartestree and Lugwardine.

The Third XI host Worcester at Birlingham.

Good luck to all our teams this weekend.



Rachel Fenney claims record for Worcestershire Under 17s

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Well done, Rachel, who has earned herself a scoring record!

Congratulations to Rachel Fenney, who has claimed a record.

On Tuesday she played for Worcestershire Under 17s against Buckinghamshire and scored 93, out of a total of 210.

It was the highest score by a Worcestershire girl in age-group cricket for five years, as well as a personal best for her.

Well done, Rachel. We’re proud of you!

Bredon Cricket Club’s outing to New Road

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What a crowd! Bredon Cricket Club helped swell the attendance at New Road today

What a day! Sunshine, showers, beer, sarnies and lots of cricket!

Bredon Cricket Club even had a century to cheer during their outing to New Road.

A high-spirited group of adults and youngsters enjoyed the day courtesy of Worcestershire County Cricket Club (and Mark Notley, who secured the tickets).

Our bus left for New Road after bacon rolls in the clubhouse and we arrived at New Road under ominous grey skies.

Fortunately, the clouds soon blew over and we enjoyed a day that was generally sunny and warm.

The youngsters had a chance for game on the New Road pitch between innings, and they formed a guard of honour to welcome the teams back onto the pitch. An experience they will long remember!

We cheered Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s magnificent first 50-over century, but were disappointed to see him dismissed for 119.

Northamtonshire eventually beat Worcestershire by 23 runs in the One-Day Cup match.

Worcestershire’s defeat was their third in the Cup, but they have a game in hand and are still in with a shout of a last-eight place.

The bus was ready and waiting at the entrance to New Road to take us home in time for a late tea. What a cracking day out!



Under 11s ease to victory over Harvington

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Top team: The Under 11s triumphed over Harvington

Captain for the match Charlie Cooper correctly called tails and asked to field first, explaining confidently that “we like to chase”.

Playing 10-a-side with five batting pairs, Bredon’s bowling was not at its very best, but still effective, and wickets fell regularly through the Harvington innings.

This, plus a very energetic and skilful fielding performance contained the home side to 233 from their 20 overs.

James Collins was the pick for Bredon; fast, straight and full, he bowed a miserly spell of three overs for no runs with three wickets.

All five batting pairs made a positive contribution to the Bredon total, with a more circumspect approach than in recent weeks ensuring only a few wickets were conceded.

Despite resisting the temptation to smash every ball, the scoreboard still rattled along, with many playing scoring boundaries.

Special mention goes to Tom Washbourne, who showed his older team mates the way by batting carefully but still striking two sumptuous fours.

The final word was left to George and Tolly who, batting last, put Bredon out of reach.

A tremendous over saw Tolly smash the very first six of the season and follow up with two further boundaries, leaving Bredon on 285, and comfortable winners.

A very big thank-you to Trevor and all the parents at Harvington for hosting the fixture and providing fantastic hospitality.

The hot dogs at the end of the game were delicious and we hope to return the favour next season.

Glenn Buckley


Bredon Cricket Club committee meeting minutes, July 2016

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Heading in the right direction: Bredon Cricket Club’s July committee meeting got to grips with tea urns and other matters

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

Main points: New furniture for the clubhouse, buffet format agreed for annual dinner, traditional tea urn or boiling water dispenser?

How we rolled back the years to the Eighties and Nineties

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New Romantics: We rolled back the years to the Eighties and Nineties at the clubhouse on Saturday

Oh, how we rolled back the years on Saturday night!

There was some outrageous gear on show at our retro Eighties and Nineties school disco.

Party-goers embraced the spirit of the evening with some fabulous costumes inspired by the likes of Don Johnson (Miami Vice) and Cyndi Lauper (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun).

Prize for the best outfit went to Sarah Coombes. Congratulations!

Thanks to Will and Jen for organising the event, and all those who attended.




Family fun day cancelled

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Sad news. Our family fun day for Sunday, July 31, is cancelled. Picture: Feans

Sorry, folks, but our family fun day scheduled for Sunday, July 31, has been cancelled.

Our busy social programme for the season has made it impossible for the club to handle this event.

We will try to organise it for a later date if possible.

Hope no one is too disappointed.

Join us for a day out at Worcestershire Rapids versus Northamptonshire at New Road

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New Road, home of Worcestershire Rapids. There’ll be a bigger crowd when we go. Honest. Picture by WordShore

All aboard the charabanc! We’re off for a day at the cricket!

Bredon Cricket Club has secured tickets for the Worcestershire Rapids v Northamptonshire one-day match at New Road, Worcester, on Wednesday, July 27.

We have arranged for a coach to take us there from Hill Close at 9.15am sharp.

But from 8.30am we’re serving up free bacon rolls at the clubhouse.

The price of the outing, including match ticket and return coach travel, is just £10 per person.

It will make an ideal family day out in the first week of the school summer holidays.

It is a 50-over match. The first innings is from 11am to 2pm, and the second from 2.45pm to 6.45pm.

Anyone who would like to come should contact Neil Hall on 07824 365055 or Mark Notley on 07843 209896.