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Saturday
First XI Cherwell League Div 1
Second XI Cherwell League Div 4
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First XI NVC competition
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News

Cricket Presentation EveningMon 15th Sept
Tickets are now on sale for the Cricket Presentation evening on Saturday 11th October from 7pm. This year’s presentation evening will be a similar format to last year’s in the Village Hall, all members are welcome to attend. Tickets on sale now at the club—£12.50 for adults, £8 for juniors (aged 12-17), £5 child (under 12 yrs). Ticket includes a buffet meal and dessert . If you would like to book a whole table (8 people) to guarantee sitting with friends please make bar staff aware of this when you purchase your tickets. This year the club would like to encourage more of the junior and Badger families to join us. Junior presentations will start at 7.30 with under 11s and 12s and the under 15s—everyone is invited to join the junior presentations even if you don’t wish to buy a ticket and stay for the whole evening. If you would like to reserve a tickets by paying online BACs transfer—please email Kate Carter for details kjmcarter@hotmail.com

Strong Finish to the Season!Mon 8th Sept
The 1st XI finished in a very respectable 4th position in Cherwell Division 1 after a dominant winning draw against Oxford Downs. Batting first, Brickhill got off to a solid start with opener Anton De Beer making 58 and being well supported by Michael Baker (29). Doug Aris then continued his fine form which has seen him finish as the leading run scorer in division 1 with 591 runs as he finished the season with 51 as Brickhill posted 216-8 off 53 overs. In reply, Downs struggled to keep up with the run rate after Julian Blackwell (3-31 off 12) & Pete Hastings (2-31 off 12) bowled economical spells and Hammond, Aris & Humphries took a wicket each but showing little desire to attempt to chase down the total, Downs eventually finished on 157-9 for a losing draw.

The 2nd XI secured life in division 4 after starting the morning second from bottom with an 8 wicket win over East Oxford. Bowling first, Brickhill removed both openers for 0 and continued their dominance and took regular wickets as the opposition continued to bat aggressively. Lee Morgan finished with 4-50 off 17 overs, an excellent effort and was well supported by Drew Burrows 1-17 off 7 & Hamid Miah 2-32 off 7. In reply, Patrick Prasad was in a positive mood as he and Adam Harwood put on 95 for the first wicket in 15 overs before Prasad was bowled for 67. Harwood soon followed for 23 but Aris (19*) & Cook (14*) saw them home with 8 wickets to spare. The second XI finished 7th in the table.

First XI Win & More Sunday Success!Mon 1st Sept

The 1st XI moved up to 4th in Cherwell Division 1 with a win after a dominant display at home to Wolverton. Batting first, Brickhill lost 2 wickets in the first over before Doug Aris joined Graeme Carter to rebuild the innings with counter attacking cricket, putting on 170 before Carter was eventually bowled for 99. Aris continued his work but he was also bowled short of his ton for 97 as Brickhill posted a competitive 253-8 off 53 overs on a green wicket. In reply, all Brickhill bowlers showed excellent control as Wolverton's batsmen lost regular wickets whilst trying to keep up with the run rate, Pete Hastings (3-19) & Julian Blackwell (3-33) were the main contributors as Wolverton were bowled out for just 95 in 35 overs. With 1 game remaining, Brickhill will be looking at the possibility of finishing 2nd or 3rd playing against Oxford Downs.

The 2nd XI dropped into 9th position in division 4 after a 5 wicket loss away to a strong Witney Mills side. Asked to bat, Brickhill made a solid start with Patrick Prasad not looking troubled until he was bowled for 27. A combination of good bowling, bad running & poor shot selection, only John Cook (30) and Ahad Khan (21) showed resistence as Brickhill were bowled out for 119 off 50 overs. In reply, Witney Mills showed aggression but 2 early wickets from Lee Morgan improved the outlook before Dan Swindells (64*) took the game to Brickhill and showed that the total was not enough as the score was chased down for the loss of 5 wickets in 28 overs. It is still all to play for on the final weekend as a win for Brickhill next week against East Oxford would see them safe from relegation.

The 3rd XI lost away to New Bradwell 2nd XI by 16 runs. Gary Phillips took 3-30 but a decent top order partnership allowed Bradwell to post 174-7 off 44 overs. In reply, Bradwell removed the top 5 batsmen all for single figures before Harry Kearns (26) & Sam Brightwell (62*) helped stage a fightback before Brightwell ran out of partners as they were bowled out for 158.

A big congratulations to the Beds Sunday Development XI (pictured) as they defeated Bedford Queens Park by 4 wickets in the north vs south division final to become Sunday development champions. Queens Park batted first but spinners Ahad & Ali Khan both took 3 wickets each as they were bowled out for 129. In reply Brickhill got off to a very bad start, losing 3 wickets for 7 runs before George Butler (47*) was supported by Harry Kearns (37) to guide the team to a 4 wicket win.





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Whist & Bingo
Bingo runs monthly at GBCC on the second Tuesday of the month and starts in September. Whist runs fortnightly on a Monday evening with the first dates 6th and 20th October.
 
Calzone Nights!
Delicious Calzone Pizzas being sold every other Friday at GBCC club house starting on the 19th September.
 
Club Coach Required
GBCC are looking to recruit an adult club coach or player coach for the 2014 season available Wednesday evenings for training and match days each Saturday.

Please contact Graeme Carter on 07850646969 to find out further information.
 
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New players are required for 2014:
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Please contact Andrew Marshall for further details.
 
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GBCC is growing rapidly and new players are always welcome. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Graeme Carter .
 
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