Under 12s edge it in tight all-Bredon semi-final

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The Under 12s came out winners in a tight all-Bredon semi-final

Bredon Under 12s batted first after losing the toss, and enjoyed a great start with Ollie McGrath and Cole Notley hitting 26 off the first four overs with no wicket.

The Under 13s fought back with some tight bowl, taking several quick wickets without giving away too many extras, and putting pressure on the Under 12s, who ended on 262 for 5.

After a quick refreshment (obviously non-alcoholic, apart from Russell) and a team talk it was time for the Under 13s to chase their target.

A great opening over of pace from Isaac Tagg with an early wicket gave the team a confidence boost.

Dylan Simmonds came to the crease with several well-timed cover drives that found the boundary and put the Under 13s back in the driving seat.

Things were getting tense, with the last pair needing 30ish to win.

Reuben Pawley hit two early boundaries, leaving them needing 12 off the last over.

William Wilson was given the task to keep cool and bowl the best six balls of the season.

It went down to the Under 13s needing a six to win off the last delivery.

William kept his cool, bowling a yorker to put the Under 12s into the final.

A great game, right to the last ball, which was a credit to all the boys, who fought so hard. Well done, Bredon boys!

Thanks for all the support from parents, carers and spectators. We would love to see you all on Sunday, July 17 at Evesham when the Under 12s play Alcester in the shield final.

Mark Notley

You can bet our race night is going to be a blast!

 

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And they’re off! Bredon Cricket Club is re-creating the excitement of race-going on Saturday, July 2. Picture: Worcester News

You are under starter’s orders for another great night out at Bredon Cricket Club.

We are hosting an exciting evening of racing at our Hill Close clubhouse on Saturday, July 2.

You will be able to stake money on the outcome of recorded races played on a large TV screen. The selection is purely dependent on chance. There are no odds or form to complicate your selection.

The evening’s organiser is a firm that specialises in this sort of event. It brings along all the equipment needed, including eight recorded races, betting slips as well as an experienced master of ceremonies.

There is a proper commentary with each race, and numbers appear on screen to show the audience the position of their horse as the race progresses.

Our bar will, of course, be open throughout.

It all makes for an evening that re-creates the thrilling atmosphere of a visit to the racecourse, and will be a valuable boost to the club’s coffers.

Admission is free, non-members are welcome, and the fun gets under way at 7.30pm.

Contact us using the form below if you have any queries:

 

Heat is on as league championship goes to the wire

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Bredon are within touching distance of the Evesham Indoor League championship. Picture: ECB

Bredon play Ashton-under-Hill next week in a game that may settle the Evesham Indoor League championship.

The side need to win to be certain of the title.

Failure could let in Dumbleton, who play their last game of the league against Stanway Boxmen. If Dumbleton were to win they would then clinch the title with a superior batting average.

If both Bredon and Dumbleton lose, Ashton or Alcester and Ragley have an outside chance of finishing top.

The league winner goes on to play in the county finals at 6.30pm on April 17 at RGS Worcester.

Can you lend a hand in looking after our pitch?

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We’re looking for help looking after our pitch. Picture: ECB

We have received a good response to our appeal for a new groundsman.

We are now looking for an assistant to help with the preparation of our pitches.

If you are interested in helping, please contact us using the form below.

There is more information here about what is involved in being a groundsman.