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

Planning for the 2018 Season is well underway with a string of fixtures confirmed and some yet to arrange.  We are looking forward to a  great 2018 with a strong list of active club players. We are trying to arrange indoor nets until the spring weather sets in and the outdoor nets are ready.

Club Cricket Caps:  “Baggy maroon” club caps still for sale

Fixtures 2018 

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


22 Steep CC 1pm H      



IBM South Hants CC





Hambledon Invitation XI

2pm H      



West Meon & Warnford CC

2pm H


June 3

Parents vs. Teachers

2pm H      
  8 Dunhurst Staff v Teachers** 4pm H      

Chidham & Hambrook CC

2pm A      

Hammer Bottom Butsers CC*

2pm A      



Churcher's College**




  24 White Hunter CC 2pm H


July 1 Lavant CC 2pm H      
August 5 Droxford CC 2pm A      

* Away at Lurgashall
** T20 Match

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