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

So, that’s our season of cricket playing finished for another year. Two games cancelled this year, one due to weather and one due to the opposition numbers. Having a proper set of covers certainly allows us to play more games! Four wins, two draws and four losses; not too bad a season. Look out for the AGM later in the year and planning for next season.

Fixtures 2019 

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


Sun 5



H Win 8 wkts   Score Book


Sun 12 West Meon CC 2.00pm H Win 3 wkts   Score Book
  Thu 16 Bosham CC* 5.30pm H Cancelled    


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
June  Fri 7 Dunhurst Teacher/Parent* 4.00pm H Cancelled    
  Sun 9 Chidham & Hambrook CC 2.00pm H Loss 41 runs   Score Book
  Thu 20 Churcher's Teachers* 6.00pm A Loss 59 runs   Score Book
  Sun 23 Hammer Bottom Butsers CC** 2.00pm A Match Drawn   Score Book
  Sat 29 Parents' Day cricket 2.00pm H Students/Teachers by 1 run    
August Sun 18

White Hunters CC

2.00pm A Match Drawn   Score Book

* T20 Match
** Away at Lurgashall

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