Welcome to Frocester Cricket Club

Latest news………

Wednesday 27th August….

The Club’s Annual Dinner & Awards evening is early this year…. Don’t be caught out! It is on Saturday 20th September at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Wotton under Edge. A menu and a list for you to indicate your attendance is pinned up on the pavilion notice board at Pounds Close. There is also the option to decide if you require coach transport to the venue.

Monday 25th August….

A letter from cricket club chairman John Evans…. “I am writing this on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday, ………”

Other news….

Gloucestershire County Cup Final….The final will be between Frocester CC v Gloucester A.I.W.  Apologies for an earlier post people indicating the final was to be played on 7th Sept. This information was taken from the Play Cricket website, however  it appears the date has not been confirmed yet. Further news when a final decision has been made.

Beer Festival….What a week and weekend that was. A good number of people worked their socks off in readiness and over the weekend for the beer festival over Friday and Saturday and it all paid off. It appears to have been a huge success and many people went away extremely complimentary about the, albeit slightly, new look. The organisation was first class, the additional food outlets were hugely popular and the music was excellent not only having the traditional favourites but also showcasing new and emerging young talent.

The transition from a joint Lions & F.C.C. venture to one run by the cricket club was described as seemless by some experienced festival goers. Although thanks must go to those members of the Lions club members who volunteered to assist us in whatever way they could.

I am sure the Beer Festival Chairman, Paul Mukasa will want to add his own thanks and thoughts later so keep returning to the web site as it will be posted as soon as he catches his breath and returns to some sort of normality in his life.

Cricket title decider….Amongst all the festivities there was a couple of cricket matches going ahead, which indicates the strength in depth and the many friends we as a community club have, that despite the festival in full steam we managed to field 4 cricket teams on the Saturday afternoon. Mixed results with the 3rds and 4ths losing. However the 2nds beat Taunton Deane 2nds to remain in a healthy spot near the top of the table.

All ears were waiting for news from the first XI though playing down in Taunton Deane. Despite a long night working at the festival they managed to drag themselves up to leave at 8.30 am on Saturday for the long journey down and even better still came away with a fantastic victory by just 1 run! The boys returned later that evening and promptly went on beer festival duty, well played chaps.

This win has set up what is now a title decider against Bath CC this coming Saturday 30th August. Virtually a winner takes all game. Although bonus points during the game will have an effect on the final points tally. Basically we need to beat Bath and earn more bonus points than them to secure the title. Please come along and add your support as we strive to wrestle the title away from our Somerset rivals who have one hand on the trophy and bring it back to Gloucestershire.

Wednesday 20th August….

North Stars Cultural & Social Club

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A very pleasant day was enjoyed by all and it didn’t rain for a change. Frocester welcomed old friends from Barbados to St Peter’s Field for a game of cricket and back at Pounds Close for evening drinks and a pig roast. Frocester secured a victory over North Stars, whose team combined youth and experience. However home advantage, knowing the wicket was the key to success. It was the first visit to the UK for some of these youngsters who indeed looked good prospects for the future at North Stars.  We sincerely trust our friends will enjoy the rest of their tour and success on the field will be forthcoming. The real winner though was the social side of the two groups, reaffirming lasting friendships that will renewed in 2016 when Frocester make the return trip to Barbados.

Please note, if you wish to include anything on this web site please forward any details to me, Tony Bray via email: tonybray14@aol.com

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Fixtures and Teams……….

Saturday 30th August

1st XI home to Bath CC 1st XI. Team meet 11.30am: Trainor, Querishi, Muchall, Gegg, Bracey, Wand, Dixon, Jones, Martin, Cave, Dunning

2nd XI away to Bath CC 2nd XI. Team leaving at 11.30am: Birch, O’Doherty, Davis, Whincup, Cave, Woodmason, Gillett, Morris, Nabi, Trainor, Helmke

3rd XI away to Shurdington CC 1st XI. Team: Wilkins, Hudd, Hopkins, Bray, Glew, Roberts, Roberts, Partridge, Tudor, Tudor, M. Tuck

4th XI home to Randwick CC  1st XI. Team: Richardson, Partridge, D. Evans, Dunford, Dunford, Spyvee, Pinker, Collins, Collins, Pritchard, Catto

5th XI away to Cam CC 3rd XI. Team: Glew, Thomas, Birch, Babbage, Babbage, Hopkins, Lewis, Tuck, Tuck, McCarthy, McCarthy

 Sunday 31st August

5th XI home to Eastington 1st XI. Team tba

Last weekend……….

 Saturday 23rd August –

The 1st XI beat Taunton Deane.

The 2nd XI beat Taunton Deane 2nds

The 3rd XI lost to Cam CC

The 4th XI lost to Whitminster CC

The 5th XI did not play

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The ‘Crazy like a Mongoose’ Tour

Names are being requested for the next Barbados tour in 2016. No firm committment required yet simply an indicator of who is interested. So far there has been a good response with  some 40 names added. A seperate page has been generated on this web site dedicated to the tour.

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Play Cricket site

Please note that the play cricket site will be used for all results and statistics. http://frocester.play-cricket.com