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:
A delightful evening T20 game last Thursday on the Memorial Pitch against the Queen’s Head CC saw a good win for GoBCC, which had a good smattering of Bedales students in the team. Although a win by nine wickets looks overly convincing, GoBCC managed to reach the QH score in the 18th over, so it wasn’t as one sided as nine wickets sounds. A good batting performance by Hugo Napier (retired on 27), with Archie Tier, Hugo Napier and Al McConville all taking two wickets.
We have a bit of a break until the Dunhurst Parents vs Teachers T20 game on Friday 7 June (contact Steve Jeggo at Dunhurst if you are interested). Then back to Sunday cricket on Sunday 9 June, vs Chidham & Hambrook at Bedales.
|Month||Day||Date||Opposition||Time||H/A||Result||Match Report||Score Book|
|Sun||28||IBM South Hants CC||1.00pm||H||Loss 2 wkts||Score Book|
|H||Win 8 wkts||Score Book|
|Sun||12||West Meon CC||2.00pm||H||Win 3 wkts||Score Book|
|Sun||19||Hambledon Invit. XI||2.00pm||H||Win 124 runs||Score Book|
|Thu||23||Queen's Head CC*||5.30pm||H||Win 9 wkts||Score Book|
|Sun||9||Chidham & Hambrook CC||2.00pm||H||Loss 41 runs||Score Book|
|Sun||23||Hammer Bottom Butsers CC**||2.00pm||A|
|Sat||29||Parents' Day cricket||2.00pm||H|
White Hunters CC
* T20 Match
** Away at Lurgashall