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

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 Thirds celebrate first win of season

Bredon Third XI are celebrating their first win of the 2017 season
Bredon Third XI are celebrating their first win of the 2017 season

Bredon’s Third XI are celebrating their first win of the 2017 season.

Batting first at their Birlingham home ground, they posted 255 for 5 against Worcester Nomads.

They then bowled the visitors out for 158.

It was a thoroughly deserved win for our development side (a mixture of junior and senior players), who have battled hard throughout the season and seen a steady improvement in their performances.

Friendly challenge for Under 15s and Under 13s

Bredon's Under 15s and Under 13s met for a friendly 20-over game at Hill Close
Bredon’s Under 15s and Under 13s met for a friendly 20-over game at Hill Close

Bredon Cricket Club’s Under 15s and Under 13s sides (with some extras thrown in) met for a 20-over friendly match at a blustery Hill Close this evening.

The younger players batted first and soon put a decent figure on the scoreboard. With wickets to spare they could have battled even more adventurously, but in the end settled for 111.

The Under 15s were unsettled by some good bowling and fielding, and with the evening temperature falling rapidly could not match the tempo set by their opponents, posting a total of 63 runs.

 

 

Wins continue for Bredon’s high-flying First XI

High-flying: Martin Hill in action for the First XI against Oldswinford and Stourbridge today
Martin Hill in action for the First XI against Oldswinford and Stourbridge today

Another win for the high-flying First XI today keeps them in the chase for the Worcestershire Cricket League Division Two championship.

They beat Oldswinford and Stourbridge Social Cricket Club by 83 runs at Hill Close, with Martin Hill, the team’s highest scoring batsman, again in good form.

The Second XI’s game against Rushwick was called off, while the Thirds lost to Bewdley by the finest of margins under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

First XI’s winning ways continue with emphatic win over Enville

Bredon Cricket Club First XI’s winning ways continued today with emphatic win over Enville at Hill Close.

The Staffordshire visitors rarely looked like overtaking Bredon’s 276 runs, and they were all out for 109.