During the late 1990s a traditional annual cricket fixture started between the teachers of Dunhurst and parents of children at the school. This annual 'grudge match' continues to this day. It is from these meagre beginnings that the Gentlemen of Bedales Cricket Club (GoBCC) has emerged. Parents and teachers alike, having picked up a cricket bat once again after decades of merely watching the experts, realised that there is a slim chance of achieving that match saving innings, or finally taking that illusive hat-trick or indeed, actually hanging onto that catch!
So, in the early 2000s, parents and teachers of the Bedales Schools, having completed combat in the annual grudge fixture, put aside their differences and formed a combined team to take on local village sides - The Gentlemen of Bedales Cricket Club was born.
The team now enjoys a number of annual summer fixtures, having the use of the marvellous Bedales Memorial pitch as a home ground. The team has grown to include teachers, parents past and present, Bedales students past and present, and other like-minded cricketers.
If you are interested in playing some social cricket, or if your club would like to arrange a fixture, please contact the following:
The first momentous cricketing event of the autumn is happening in November:
Gentlemen of Bedales CC Annual General Meeting: 7:30pm on Thursday 23 November at Dunhurst School. The meeting will be followed, at Dunhurst, by a curry and a few beers. All GoBCC members past, present and future are welcome to attend (please let Murray Chancellor know if you are coming so we know the numbers beforehand).
The second momentous cricket event of the autumn starts the same day as the GoBCC AGM – The Ashes in Oz on 23rd November. We will be able to ponder the first day’s play in the meeting. Always good winter entertainment when the Poms tour Oz!!
Club Cricket Caps: “Baggy maroon” club caps still for sale
|Month||Date||Opposition||Time||H/A||Result||Match Report||Score Book|
IBM South Hants CC
West Meon & Warnford CC
|May||21||Parents v Teachers||2pm||H||Cancelled||N/A|
Chidham & Hambrook CC
|2pm||H||Lost by 68 runs||View|
|4pm||H||Parents 3 wkts||View|
Hammer Bottom Butsers CC*
|2pm||A||Won 8 wkts||View|
White Hunter CC
Won by 58 runs