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:

Chris Bott: cbott@bedales.org.uk
Murray Chancellor: chancellorm@compuserve.com
Dave Hills: dhills@exstream.co.uk
Mike Stevens: mike.w.stevens@btinternet.com

Latest News

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

Fixtures 2017 

Month Date Opposition Time H/A Result Match Report Score Book
April 16

IBM South Hants CC

2pm H


May 14

West Meon & Warnford CC

2pm H

Lost by 6 Wkts

May 21 Parents v Teachers 2pm H Cancelled   N/A
May 28

Harting CC

2pm A


June 11

Chidham & Hambrook CC

2pm H Lost by 68 runs   View
June 16

Dunhurst Parent/Teacher**

4pm H Parents 3 wkts   View
June 18

Hammer Bottom Butsers CC*

2pm A Won 8 wkts   View
June 25

White Hunter CC 

2pm H Match drawn   View
July 2 Lavant CC 2.30pm A Cancelled    



Churchers’ Teachers**




August 6 Droxford CC 2pm H

Won by 58 runs


*Away at Lurgashall
** T20 Match

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