Frocester Cricket Supporters Club

Pistol’s Fun Quiz

Friday 22nd March welcomes the return of another fun quiz organised by Pistol pete davis.  The fun starts at 7.00 for 7.30 with the venue being the Frocester pavilion at Pounds Close as normal. The format you are all familiar with I’m sure but to recap it is based on table top questions and general knowledge questions read out throughout the evening.


Ladies Lunch

Sunday 24th March at the Pounds Close pavilion. Please contact Dave Poultney to book your place if you have not already done so.


Barbados 2019

The tourist have returned all safe and sound from yet another successful trip over the sea to the hot and sunny Caribbean.  No doubt you will hear of many tales of great times of fun and laughter, drunkenness and harmless frolics combined with cricket throughout the summer.  More to follow in the near future including pictures. 

Cricket was the winner of course and the boys recorded two victories in the three games played this year.  Victory at North Stars and B.N.O.C with a defeat at the hands of Isolation Cavaliers.  Fair to say we triumphed in all three of the aftermath parties with the karaoke, dancing and drinking. 

Such is the reputation of Frocester Cricket Club on this magical island that we have been invited to play in a T20 tournament in 2021, with various other Caribbean teams each of which are being formed with current and past Windies cricketers with such names as Chris Gayle, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder and Shivnarine Chanderpaul all mentioned.  Exalted company indeed and a great honour to be approached.  Maybe a step too far however but who knows?

We are confident however that another tour will take place in 2021, which will be the 15th tour since it’s inauguration back in 1992.  Prices being available in the next few weeks and more details will be available certainly by sometime in April.  The earlier we can book our places and pay a small deposit the better rate we can obtain plus longer to save!  Think about it over the coming weeks or so and make yourself known if you are interested.  To Tony Bray in the first instance who will gather names of interested persons to see if it is indeed viable.


 Frog Racing Saturday 10th November 

Well, a great night was enjoyed by all who attending this event, huge fun in a laid back jovial atmosphere.  Fair to say we raised a sum of money for the club and a donation was also made to the charity The Sir Bob Champion Cancer Trust as a huge thank you to the guys of The Cotswold Frog Racing Team who did such a great job.

Speaking of Charities it was lovely to see a representative from The Meningitis Trust who came to officially received a £780 plus donation from money raised from this years Beer Festival, beer glasses sales.  The pictures that follow are random shots  , hopefully showing the fun everyone had. 

  


Presentation Evening – Saturday November 3rd

A selection of pictures from the presentation evening. Thanks to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Captain, Chris Dent for presenting the awards.

Above: John Evans, Ali Downey and Chris Dent.

Below the award winners encompassing and representing the under 13’s, Under 19’s, the title winning 2nd XI.  Clubman of the year Rich Tuck.  The ladies softball team and Jane Pain & Maggie Mukasa from ‘The House’ committee.  Apologies if anyone has been missed.


North Stars

Wednesday 15th August saw the visit of our very good friends from Crab Hill, St Lucy in Barbados. North Stars arrived for a day of cricket and socialising and a huge success it was too. A good number of folks came along to support the day and say hello. A huge thank you to all who came, too many to mention individually by name but you all played a part in the success of the day. However a special thank you must go to Kerry Thornton, Eric Bird and Vince Webb for their sterling efforts with the catering and bar.  

Morning drizzle turned into light cloud then blue skies and sunshine. The cricket match was exciting with Frocester posting 210 in their innings after 35 overs. In reply it was a stand out performance by captain Ashley Skeete for North Stars scoring a century guiding home his team to a fine win with just 5 overs remaining.

Our guests departed around 9.30 in rain, sad to be leaving and saying fond farewells, until next February at least when Frocester will be the visitors to North Stars for the return match. We can’t wait!

            


Beautiful Villa available to rent

Family owned 4 bedroom Villa, sleeps 8, ideally situated between Alvor and Lagos in the beautiful Western Algarve region of Portugal to rent.

Contact Will Partridge: willp@phcltdco.uk (07919521276) for more information or to book.

2018 dates remaining:

Week  Price 
13th-20th September £750
6th-13th October £750
13th-20th October £750

Many dates for 2019 available!


Frocester on film

Click here to view the recent film made by The Guardian. The first part of the film shows the ever improving cricket scene in Wales and the 2nd half features the growth of women’s cricket, filmed on location at Frocester at the recent, hugely successful, Women’s Soft Ball Tournament!

 


Pavilion 

Click here to go straight to the pavilion project page where there is a record of all the building work carried out.

Depending on what device you are viewing this site on you will either have a full menu showing or a drop down menu above with options to direct you to other pages.


Information:

It is intended to utilise this, The Red Picket Fence web site (with the web address of www.frocestercc.com) as the official page of  the Frocester Cricket Supporters Club.

The main aim of this site will be to keep you informed of all the supporters club activities, functions, news and events etc. It will develop as it goes along and your opinions and thoughts are most appreciated on how this grows.

The Frocester Cricket Club Play Cricket web site can be reached by  clicking this link  and you will be directed there. This site will update you on all things cricket, fixtures, results, stats, facts and information plus the all important calendar. 


Frocester wide angle

above: The old ‘Shack’