We don’t need Superman, but we do need you!

We don't need Superman, but we do need you!
We don’t need Superman, but we do need you!

We don’t need Superman to get the club ready for the new season… but we do need you!

There is plenty of work to do, but many hands make light work. That is why we have our ECB CricketForce Day 2016 at 10am on Sunday, April 3.

We welcome club members, as well as our neighbours in the community who would like to lend a hand.

We have a variety of jobs that need doing, and we won’t ask anyone to tackle anything they are not entirely comfortable doing.

If anyone has any ideas for the clubhouse, such as a new colour scheme or anything else that will enhance our great ground, then let me know, otherwise please use the form below to confirm your attendance as soon as possible so I can allocate people to each job required.

Finally, there will be bacon rolls and refreshments. See you all there!

Martyn Draper

New season, new faces

After a successful annual meeting, which was held late last year and was well attended by our members, Bredon Cricket Club is actively planning for the new cricket season.

Sadly, we have lost the services of Ric and Sally New, who have been extremely hard working stalwarts of the club over many years.

However, a new committee, led by new chairman Neil Hall, has already met twice and both meetings were very positive.

Plans are in place to lead Bredon Cricket Club into a new season.

Derek Ebbage
President

Groundsman wanted for our much-admired cricket field

Cricket bat and ball
We are looking for a groundsman. Can you help?

The club has sadly lost the services of Brian Ricketts, who has prepared our wickets over many seasons to great acclaim from visiting teams and the Worcestershire County League.

We are proud to have even had a few awards for our pitch, a beautiful swathe of green in a tranquil spot at Hill Close, Westmancote.

But now we need someone to take over from Brian. We would like to hear from anyone from Bredon or the surrounding area interested in taking on this rewarding role.

We have all the equipment needed, and help and expertise from our committee will be on hand.

An honorarium will be arranged, but this job would be very much a hobby and a labour of love. It would suit someone who has an interest in cricket and a little time to spare every week, particularly over the summer season.

They will be able to enjoy working on their own terms in a delightful rural setting, and have the reward of maintaining our reputation as a club with renowned wickets.

If you are interested in the role and would like to find out more please complete the form below:

 

Can you still swing a bat?

Over 45? Can you still swing a bat? This might just be the competition for you.

After the successful first year of the Over 45s Cup Competition in 2015, the competition will be run again this season.

Hobsons Brewery are now the sponsor, and further details of their support will be released soon.

The competition is aimed at clubs who have older players, aged 45 and over, who want to play cricket in a fun and relaxed environment.

The competition will run as a cup and plate (for losing teams from the first round) competition, starting in mid-June and finishing with the final in early September.

If your club is interested in joining the competition, but you don’t feel you have enough players, then there is an option for two or more clubs to work together and create a ‘cluster’ club.

Download information sheets below for more details.

2016 Over 45 Cup Competition – Rules (1)

2016 Over 45 Cup Competition Letter (1) (1)

Date for your diary: charity auction and barbecue

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Going, going, gone!

The familiar cry will ring out at the clubhouse on Friday, June 17, when we hold a charity auction and barbecue.

Lots include hotel stays, holidays and sporting memorabilia (though any additional prize donations would be welcome).

There will be a raffle and, of course, our fully licensed bar will be open.

Entry is free, and the fun starts at 7pm. Mark the date in your diary!

Get ready for the new season at winter nets

Our indoor practices begin next month at Prince Henry’s High School, Evesham.

They will take place on Wednesday evenings throughout February and March, beginning on Wednesday, February 3, from 9pm.

Nets helps sharpen up everyone for the season; it’s also terrific fun. Please try to attend.

Ian Fenny is the organiser. Contact him using the form below.

Fixtures for Bredon First and Second XIs 2016

Fixtures for the first and second elevens are out now. Download here: 1st and 2nds fixtures

The thirds are not out yet, but they will be posted here as soon as we get them.

What do you think about our opponents for this season. Any fixtures catch your eye?

Leave a comment here.

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to Bredon Cricket Club’s new website.

We will be using it, along with our Facebook page and Twitter account, to keep you informed about what is happening at our club.

As well as matches and coaching sessions we hold some fabulous social events throughout the year at our beautiful ground nestling at the bottom of Bredon Hill.

New players (seniors and juniors), social members and spectators are always welcome.

Use the form below if you would like to ask a question or want more information: