We are an active and friendly club that welcomes players and non-playing members from across a wide area with a strong social side always looking at ways to support and integrate with the local community.
Our Sunday XI plays in the MGM Three Counties League as well as friendlies against other local and touring sides. Our Mid-week Evening XI, ‘The Stingers’, play at least one 20/20 match a week from May until mid August – so there is plenty of cricket on offer!
Our Junior cricket cycle is solely concentrating on Under 9’s cricket. We are entering a side into the North Dorset Junior League – some of these youngsters have been with us since the age of 5 or 6! They are very lucky to be coached by George Stewart, who gained his Grade 2 Coaching Certificate last winter.
And we also have a Golf Society!
The Club is very pleased to announce that Viridor Credits has awarded BWCC a grant of £30,000 from the Landfill Communities Fund. Part of the tax paid by landfill operators is made available to support community projects, provided that the recipient body is located within 10 miles of a landfill site.
The money will be used to buy much needed replacement equipment:
- A 3-unit trailed gang mower
- A 3ft Auto-Roller
- A new artificial strip for the playing area
- New netting for the practice nets
- 2 mesh sightscreens
The Club’s present maintenance equipment was getting very tired and unreliable, so the opportunity to replace the key items will be an enormous help – and relief – for those who work so tirelessly to keep the ground in good condition. A very big thank you to Viridor for being willing to fund the purchase of items which some of the Sports funding bodies are reluctant to support.
We hope to have all the new items in place by April.
The 2016 Annual Dinner was held on 25th Nov and was very well attended by players, members, friends, family, supporters and VPs, all who thoroughly enjoyed the banter and entertainment. We are very grateful to the Stapleton Arms and to Steve and his team for serving generous proportions of lovely hot food followed by Eton Mess plus cheese. The raffle did well due to the generous donations of prizes, especially Andrew Barclay for the main prize of a Christmas turkey. It was also great to see Malcolm presenting the serious awards.
More words hopefully later but meanwhile some quick snaps from the evening…
The flag was ceremoniously raised on Sunday 18th September 2016 just before the start of our last home game of the season.
The flag bears the club’s logo and motto and has the yellow letters “HH” in the lower right hand corner in memory of Henry.
Sun 14th Aug is now Horningsham Away 13:30 start (TCL)
Sun 28th Aug is now Kilmington Home 13:30 start (TCL)
Sun 18th Sept is now Horningsham Home 12:30 start (TCL)
Three Counties League
Played 5, Won 3, Lost 2
Played 3, Won 2, Lost 0, Rained off 1
Another great result for our Buckeroos! BW u9’s 257/4 beat Kilmington 230/7.
The Buckeroos batted first, and despite losing 4 wickets in the first 7 overs, managed to pull it around with some spirited batting. We totalled 257 with important contributions from Fergus, Harry, Charlie and Felix. It should be noted that Fraser took one of those wickets whilst on as a substitute FIELDER!!
When we fielded very tight bowling kept Kilmington always behind the clock. They never really recovered from Fraser’s double wicket maiden in the 2nd over ( yup Fraser, that’s 3 for the match!). Ed chimed in with 2 from his wicked under arm lobs, a deserved wicket for Fergus’ much improved bowling this season, and 2 for Felix at the death.
Kilmington only had 6, so apart from providing a substitute fielder when they fielded, we also provided them with a player for the whole game. Step forward Jago to take a bow – he stuck his hand up when I asked (though obviously not wanting too) and scored a very good boundary against us. Thank you Jago.
Well done to all who played – onwards and upwards!
We’ll have a few words later, including thanks to our wonderful sponsors and supporters. Thankfully the rain skirted around Buckhorn until the very end!