Bredon Cricket Club awards, 2016

The club’s annual dinner was not just about enjoying a drink, curry and music with friends, it was a chance to salute those who have had an outstanding season with the club, for a variety of reasons.

It was a terrific evening in our clubhouse on Saturday night (September 24), and we were entertained by a fantastic performance from local duo Bang Bang Billie.

Chairman Neil Hall paid tribute to all those who had contributed to the club’s development over the last year, particularly the thriving junior section.

He said plans were in place to push on next year to continue the development of cricket in Bredon.

A number of awards were presented (see pictures below):

First team batting: Martin Hill

First team bowling: Martin Hill

Second team batting: Ian Fenney, runner up Rachel Fenney

Second team bowling: Simon Booth, runner up Liam Harris

Third team batting: Martin Hopkins, runner up Henry Portch

Third team bowling: Olly Washbourne, runner up Henry Portch

Fielding prize: Jamie Munro

Young player of the year: Jordan Huggins

Most improved: Olly Washbourne

Sunday team batting: Dom Fenney

Performance of the year: Martin Hill

Clubman of the year: Will Rollett

First team batting and bowling: Martin Hill
First team batting and bowling, and performance of the year: Martin Hill
Second team batting: Ian Fenney
Second team batting: Ian Fenney
Seconds bowling: Simon Booth
Second team bowling: Dom Fenney
Third team batting: Martin Hopkins
Third team batting: Martin Hopkins
Third team bowling: Ollie Washbourne
Third team bowling, and young player of the year: Ollie Washbourne
Fielding prize Jamie Munro
Fielding prize: Jamie Munro
Young player of the year Jordan Huggins
Young player of the year: Jordan Huggins
Young player of the year Jordan Huggins
Clubman of the year: Will Rollett



Cricket gives way to rugby

Mini rugby at Bredon clubhouse
Put to good use: Bredon Rugby Club’s younger members were making use of our clubhouse after their training session today

It is good to see a wonderful community asset like our clubhouse being put to use all year round.

On Sunday mornings it is a welcome staging post for the village’s mini-rugby players, who refuel on hot dogs after a hard morning’s training at their nearby Westmancote pitches.

Some of them are junior members of the cricket club too, so this feels very much like a home from home for them!

Players’ meeting at Bredon Cricket Club

players' meeting at Bredon Cricket Club
Have your say: There is a meeting of Bredon Cricket Club players on Sunday, October 2

Sunday, October 2, is the day when Bredon Cricket Club’s players have their say.

A meeting at Hill Close clubhouse will tackle some key issues facing the club.

There will be a review of this season’s performances, and a discussion about teams and captains for next year.

Also on the agenda is membership of the club committee, organisation of the junior section, jobs for the winter and so forth.

The meeting gets under way at 7.30pm.

  • The club’s annual general meeting will be at Hill Close on Thursday, November 17.

How Bredon ended the 2016 season

Bredon Cricket Club ends 2016 season
Bredon’s sides maintained their status in their respective divisions and will be back to fight again next season

Bredon Cricket Club First XI had an anxious end to the season as they waited to discover if they would remain in the Worcestershire County League’s Division II (First XIs).

Their fate rested on the results of the Feckenham versus Enville match as Bredon had lost at home to already-relegated Alvechurch.

Feckenham’s win at home settled their own promotion, providing certain conditions are met, and condemned Enville to Division Three cricket next season, as they needed a win to survive.

In Division Three (Second XIs) Alex Miller made 101 for Bredon in their victory at Alvechurch. Bredon finished the season third from bottom, and safe from relegation.

Well done to all the players who represented the club this season. Thanks, also, to those who gave their support at matches, gave lifts to away games, provided teas, served behind the bar, and helped with the running and maintenance of the club.


Top local act to play at our annual dinner

band bang bang billie
Ready to rock! Bang Bang Billie will provide the musical entertainment at our annual dinner

Top local act Bang Bang Billie has been confirmed as the musical entertainment for Bredon Cricket Club’s annual dinner.

The Broadway-based duo, comprising Billie Brewer on vocals and Chris O’Donoghue on guitar, describe themselves as “an acoustic cacophony that packs a punch!”.

They come highly recommended and are sure to help make the dinner, which is being held at our Hill Close clubhouse at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 24, a lively affair.

The format will be more informal than previous years. The award-winning Rajshahi Indian restaurant in Tewkesbury is laying on a mouthwatering buffet curry.

Our bar, which has been offering a range of super-value drinks promotions all summer, will be open until late.

In addition to the music there will be the usual speeches and presentation of awards.

It will be a chance to chat with friends, look back on another memorable season, and dream of possible glories next year.

All this at the most picturesque venue in Bredon!

Senior members and guests are invited, along with all junior players who have appeared for the club’s Third XI (though they must attend with a parent/carer).

Tickets cost £15 (£10 for juniors) and are on sale from the bar or from treasurer Glenn Buckley on 07920 094688. Please let Glenn know by Friday, September 16, if you will be attending.

curry buffet at end of season dinner
There wil by a delicious curry buffet at our annual dinner. Picture: stu_spivack

Evesham Journal reports on junior fun day

Evesham Journal coverage of junior cricket fun day
Picture spread: This week’s Evesham Journal devotes a whole page to coverage of our junior cricket fun day

Don’t miss this week’s Evesham Journal, which is out tomorrow (Thursday)

It devotes a whole page to coverage of Sunday’s junior fun day at Bredon Cricket Club.

The Evesham Journal website also carries a report and pictures from the day, and includes a valuable link to our junior cricket FAQ page. The report also appears on the Worcester News website.

Bredon celebrates year of achievement for its young cricketers

young cricketers' fun day
Fun day fun: Bredon’s young cricketers celebrated a year of achievement

Bredon Cricket Club celebrated the achievements of its young players with a fun day at Hill Close.

There was a Kwik Cricket match for the under 9s and a club match for under 11s, 12s and 13s.

Families turned out in numbers, despite the overcast weather.

The clubhouse bar was busy, and there were eager queues for hot dogs and burgers at the barbecue. Tea, coffee and cakes were also on sale.

It was the culmination of a terrific season for the club’s junior cricketers. All have made fabulous progress this year. The Under 9s won a festival at Dumbleton while the Over 12s reached the Cotswold League Shield final.

Well done to all the youngsters and their parents/carers.

Junior cricket coaching on Friday, September 2, is cancelled

junior cricket cancelled
It’s off! Junior cricket coaching this Friday is cancelled

Sorry, everyone, but tomorrow’s junior cricket coaching session (Friday, September 2) is cancelled.

Don’t worry, though, the youngsters will not be missing out on their sport this weekend; there will be matches galore at our Family Fun Day at Hill Close on Sunday (September 4).

There will be Kwik Cricket for under 9s, and a club match for under 11, under 12 and under 13 players.

The clubhouse bar will be open, and there will be a barbecue with a free hotdog and burger for all junior players.

The fun starts at Hill Close at 12.30pm. More information here.