Wednesday 17th September….
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Friday 12th September….
Well what a season that was. A season where being Chairman has been an absolute pleasure, even if I managed, with our esteemed bar manager Eric Bird, to book a holiday to coincide with our most exciting end of season match ever. To defeat Bath in a thriller to take the Western Premier League Crown is a magnificent achievement.
We watched the result by the pool during the day as the wifi kicked in and out. Wickets falling oh dear we have had it, Wandy’s still in though, come on stay with him. Lets get 200 but no it’s 189-9. Surely not enough. At the end Birdy and I were at Dinner with our wives in our hotel in Croatia and it was bad enough watching the result on the Bath website as their scorer downloaded the scores. Early Bath wickets – great, then a big partnership. Which way will it go? 120-7 must be ours! 166-7 ****! We have another wicket 168-8 then the score stuck. Sod it. Then Beep Birdy gets a text from Birdy junior simply saying we had won. We received some very strange looks in the restaurant as four very happy people celebrated the victory. Much later the Bath website confirmed the details.
I’m not sure I could have stood watching it at Pounds Close. The Village of Frocester above the Cities of Bath, Bristol, Taunton and other big clubs. Everyone involved with the club should be so proud of this achievement. Yes I know we have two ex pro county players in our player coach Nick Trainor and Paul Muchall and an overseas in Josh Dunning but so do do nearly all the opposition. It is just that ours are better! We had seven young lads from Gloucestershire and Uzi from Swindon, and three players who have been with us from youth team days made the difference against Bath. Tom Wand 73, Richie Cave four wickets and Ollie Jones two wickets. Brilliant. Coaches Nick and Dave Simkins have done a great job with their development. Our team also reached the quarter finals of the National Club knockout before losing out in a close finish at Sunbury, perhaps that defeat helped them with the Bath win who knows! Sunbury have gone on to reach the final. Just to put the icing on the cake we won the County Cup against AIW on a magnificent September afternoon when Pounds Close looked absolutely stunning.
What of our other teams – well the 2nd X1 playing in the WEPL 2nd X1 Division 1 came a very creditable 3rd but also defeated Bath home and away; a great season. The thirds narrowly missed promotion back to County League Div 1 finishing 3rd in Division 2. The fourth team were midtable in Stroud League Premier Division and the 5ths won promotion to the league below the fourths.
What a season. Well done to everyone who contributed. Lots of thanks and praise will be issued at the Dinner on the 20th September so please make every effort to attend to celebrate a fantastic 2014. There are some new awards this year and lots of thank you presents so please make every effort to attend. If you would like to go please contact Dave Poultney on 01453 822960.
Cheers All Evo
Sunday 7th September….
County Cup winners….There was cause for celebrations for the second weekend in a row at Pounds Close as Frocester beat Gloucester AIW to win the Gloucestershire County Cup.
Saturday 6th September….
Team photo….The first XI will be meeting at the club on Wednesday 17th September for an official team winners photograph at 6.30pm. They will be having a curry afterwards for anyone who wants to join them – all are welcome.
Barbados get together….The evening of Friday 7th November has been booked at Frocester Cricket Club for an informal evening. As it is so close to Bonfire night then hot dogs and mulled wine plus other seasonal offerings may be on offer. If anyone would care to offer their services in some way and indeed any ideas on how to make it a fun night please do not hesitate to let me know (Tony Bray). The evening will be open to all; if you are interested in coming in 2016, have been before or just fancy a night out. If you could also please indicate if you would like to attend that would be most useful.
Saturday 30th August….
League champions….This afternoon Frocester Cricket Club became West of England Premier League Champions for only the second time in their history following a hard fought victory over Bath CC at Pounds Close.
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…. (Click to read letter) “I am writing this on a rainy Bank Holiday Monday, ………”
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Fixtures and Teams……….
Sunday 14th September
Frocester cc v Gloucestershire Gypsies
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.
Play Cricket site
Please note that the play cricket site will be used for all results and statistics. http://frocester.play-cricket.com