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:

Murray Chancellor: chancellorm@compuserve.com
Chris Bott:  cbott@bedales.org.uk
Colin Baty:  cbaty@bedales.org.uk
Dave Hills:  david@tallulahfox.co.uk

Latest News

A very good turn-out for the AGM on 26 February. Lots of constructive chatter about how to make this our most enjoyable season ever. You can see from the current fixtures list below that we have a good set of games and a busy May and June. A growing number of mid-week games this year. Looking forward to the summer arriving!

Fixtures 2019 

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


Sun 28 IBM South Hants CC 1.00pm H      


Sun 5





Sun 12 West Meon CC 2.00pm H      
  Thu 16 Bosham CC* 5.30pm H      


Sun 19 Hambledon Invit. XI 2.00pm H      
  Thu 23 Queen's Head CC* 5.30pm H      
June  Fri 7 Dunhurst Teacher/Parent* 4.00pm H      
  Sun 9 Chidham & Hambrook CC 2.00pm H      
  Thu 20 Churchers' Teachers* 6.00pm A      
  Sun 23 Hammer Bottom Butsers CC** 2.00pm A      
  Sat 29 Parents' Day cricket 2.00pm H      
August Sun 18

White Hunters CC

2.00pm A      

* T20 Match
** Away at Lurgashall

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