The senior players’ end-of-season awards and celebration last night marked a highly successful year for Bredon Cricket Club.
The party was held in our Hill Close clubhouse after the teams had finished the day’s games, which both sadly ended in defeat: the Firsts lost away at Enville while the Seconds fell at home to Kempsey.
There were good spirits in the clubhouse, however, with the Second XI turning out in fancy dress for the occasion.
Prior to the presentation of the annual awards, chairman Neil Hall thanked all who had contributed on and off the field to the club over the last year.
He said it had been a highly successful one for Bredon Cricket Club.
The First XI finished fourth in the Worcestershire County League’s division two, while the Second XI, playing in division three, also finished fourth.
Both the first and second teams had performed well, finishing in commendable positions in their leagues. The Thirds had continued their precious development work with the younger players.
The inaugural Bredon Hill Bash 20-over competition, organised by Jake Denton, landlord of the Crown Inn at Kemerton, had also been hugely popular. It was held on the August bank holiday weekend and scores of families arrived at Hill Close to enjoy a fabulous day of cricket in the sunshine.
Neil said he expected the club to next year continue working towards its goal of becoming a first-rate social and sporting venue for the area.
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.
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.