Saturday 6th August 2016 – A special mention and thanks today goes to Jim Clarkson. One of the hottest days of the year, one of the biggest games of the season and we were down to just one real ale on offer. With our esteemed bar manager, Birdy away performing an impersonation of Admiral Lord Nelson somewhere in Europe, nobody was available to correct the situation we were confronted with. 

Eric Bird and Jim Clarkson

Along came Jimbo in the nick of time and he spent the next hour tapping the barrel, cleaning the pipes, flushing through cleaner and water, and eventually we were up and running. Boy was that needed as the ale on the other pump ran out late in the afternoon such was the demand, so indeed it was a timely and welcome arrival of Mr C.  Many thanks Jim.

Saturday 30th July 2016 – Was it a taxi beeping his horn and constantly flashing his lights to attract attention? It was late in the evening and people were starting to drift away and one would have been quite right in assuming it was  someone’s lift home….. But wait a minute where’s Nogger? He was last seen leaving the building with a very good impersonation of a crab, 3 sideways movements and 1 forward.

Time to send intrepid reporter George Davies out to see what the commotion was  and report back. This is what he found…….


Yes you guessed it he found Nogger! Sat in Herb’s car who has foolishly left the roof down and parked it right outside the front door. Nogger was sat in the car with a grin from ear to ear, hooting and flashing shouting where the **** are the keys I want to go home.

Saturday the first team were at home to Bristol in a crunch game, one that will have an enormous effect on the title challenge. It also saw a sponsors lunch at the club where we entertained some good friends of the club with food and drink. Nogger was one of those guest so easy to understand how events unfolded later on, it wasn’t his fault at all he was led astray.

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Before the start of the game in the presence of Margaret and Simon, club chairman John Evans led a minutes silence in honour of Dave Reed impeccably observed by the two teams and supporters. 

We were blessed with a great game of cricket that went to the wire with either team looking capable of winning right up to the end. Ultimately it was Frocester who were triumphant and following Bath’s defeat at Potterne have now opened up a 12 point lead at the top of the table leading into next Saturdays mammoth fixture at home to Bath. For a full match report and scorecard you need to visit the Frocester Play Cricket site by following the links elsewhere on this site.

Sunday saw a rare chance for the 5th eleven to play at Pounds Close when they entertained Frampton 2nd XI in a rearranged league fixture. Frocester won the match with a team the bulk of which was from two families, the Tucks and the Glews.

  


 Saturday 06/08/16 A special mention and thanks today goes to Jim Clarkson. One of the hottest days of the year, one of the biggest games of the season and we were down to just one real ale on offer. With our esteemed bar manager, Birdy away performing an impersonation of Admiral Lord Nelson somewhere in Europe, nobody was available to correct the situation we were confronted with.

Eric Bird and Jim Clarkson

Along came Jimbo in the nick of time and he spent the next hour tapping the barrel, cleaning the pipes, flushing through cleaner and water, and eventually we were up and running. Boy was that needed as the ale on the other pump ran out late in the afternoon such was the demand, so indeed it was a timely and welcome arrival of Mr C.  Many thanks Jim.