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 good fixture list for the 2020 season.  A couple of new fixtures and the normal list of suspects. Stormy weather will be over soon, and before we know it, the grass will be growing. It’s time to start those limbering up exercises soon.

Fixtures 2020

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


Sun 19 Steep CC


  Sun 26 Shirrell Heath CC 1pm H      
May Sun 3 Droxford CC 1pm A      
  Sun 10 West Meon CC 2pm H      
  Fri 15 Bosham CC (T20) 2pm H      
  Sun 17 Hambledon Invitation XI 2pm H      
  Thu 21 Queen's Head CC 4pm H      
  Sun 31 Ashling CC 2pm H      
June Fri 5 Dunhurst - Parent / Teacher (T20) 4pm H      
  Sun 7 Chidham & Hambrook CC 2pm H      
  Sun 14 White Hunter CC 2pm H      
  Thu 18 Churcher's College Teachers (T20) 6pm A      
  Sun 21 Hammer Bottoms CC 2pm A      
  Sat 27 Parents' Day Cricket 2pm H      
Aug Sun 16 Tillington CC 2pm A      

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