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2010 ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS (26th Nov 2010)   –   Another landmark year… 

The Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony marked a most successful and encouraging season for all the teams.  BWCC won the Three Counties League for the second year running while the mid-week team finished second in the 2nd division of the Ranston League and reached the finals of the Cup competition.

Tim Ovenden, chairman of youth cricket, gave a warm account of his experiences  and memories of running the Buckhorn Weston youth cricket programme.  This programme reflects the Club’s strong commitment to youth cricket which started with Under 9’s six years ago.    This year’s Under 15 team are the very first to have completed the full youth programme .   Tim paid tribute to their individual commitment and progress as well as their collective team spirit, and he looked forward to seeing them develop their cricketing interests in the years ahead.  To mark this special occasion, the Under 15’s team were each presented with a miniature cricket bat.

The presentations to the Seniors were:- 

Batting Cup Simon Beetham
Bowling Cup Simon Beetham
All Rounder’s Cup Jay Wescarr
Bob Carter Memorial Trophy
(Best Under 18 Player)
George Wayman
John Bagnall Tankard
(Player’s Player)
Adam Beetham
David Rose Cup
Personality of the Year
Jeremy Owen

 Some memories of the evening…

 Simon receiving his two CupsAn astounding season – 969 runs in Sunday cricket.  Plus in the League, he averaged of 58.17 in 7 matches, and took 17 wickets.  Rupert Dyke, Captain of the Mid Week team, collecting the All Rounder’s Award on behalf of Jay Wescarr  Bob Carter Memorial TrophyRodney Wayman accepting the Most Promising Cricketer Award for his son George


 Adam Beetham, having collected the John Bagnall Tankard.  The players themselves select the winner for this award. Jeremy Owen receiving the David Rose Cup, marking our “Personality of the Year” from the President, Malcolm Hooker.


On a slightly different note, there was some not so good news from Companies House, the government registrar for storing information on limited companies.  It appears we have fallen foul of their target-chasing attitude – click here to read our Treasurer’s circular on the matter!  We are obviously fighting this, so if you have any thoughts or comments, do please email us – jobsworth@buckhornwestoncc.co.uk.  We will keep you up to date with the story as it unfolds!

The evening was well attended by players and supporters alike.  Thanks to all the helpers for a very successful and enjoyable evening!

“A most successful and encouraging 2010 season”           11 Nov 2010

“Our Club continues to progress.  The Three Counties League was won for the second year running losing only one match.  The mid week team finished second in the 2nd division of the Ranston League and reached the finals of the Cup competition.  There was considerable support from the youths and once again Mark C produced excellent results from the Under 13’s in their first year in this age group.  The Committee are battling with the enduring problem attached to the running of youth cricket.  In particular we are indebted to the Chairman of Youth Cricket, Tim Ovenden, who is carrying out a detailed review of our procedures and management of the teams.

“The Sunday League has attracted two new teams, Warminster and Puddletown.  The standard of cricket being played progresses, this will put us under pressure to succeed again next season with matches taking place during final exam time.  It is hoped that our youth policy will provide cricketers competing for places in the 1st XI.

“On the playing front our Captains Adam B (Sunday) and Rupert D (Mid Week evenings) worked tirelessly to produce teams against the problem of players being inconsistent in their availability.  It is the scourge of local cricket and despite the success of the Club we are reliant on the progress and enthusiasm of the youths.  I must mention the achievements of two of our players.  Simon B enjoyed an incredibly successful season scoring 969 runs in Sunday cricket alone and top scoring with 201 not out in 30 overs in the last match!  He scored 349 runs in 7 league matches at an average of 58.17.  His brother Adam made 236 runs at an average of 59.  Simon also topped the bowling averages taking 17 wickets in the League.  The other player George O, son of Tim, was selected for the 1st XI on Sundays at just 15 years of age where he opened the bowling and came second to Simon taking 10 wickets in the League with a best performance of 4 for 24.

Malcolm Hooker,  President

Waitrose Collection raises £168          Thursday 11 Nov 2010

We’re very pleased that Waitrose included Buckhorn Weston Cricket Club in their charity collection during October.  Thanks to Waitrose for donating £168, as well as to all those who put their green tokens into the right slot!   Our thanks also go to Karen C for organising it and the ensuing valuable publicity and awareness her initiative created for us.

Buckhorn Weston  CC  through to the  Ranston Evening League Cup Final        Monday 12 July 2010

In last Monday’s match,  we soundly beat Pimperne and are now through to the final with Buckhorn managing 147 for 4 with Pimperne only managing 74 all out in reply.

Performances to note from  Buckhorn were:-

Donald Smith 40
Simon Beetham 64 & 4 wickets
Simon Dodd 4 wickets
Ed Knight 2 wickets

The  eagerly awaited final will be against Wincanton Cricket Club  at 6pm on Wed 21st July at Shillingstone Cricket Club.

News Update May 2010 

All-weather surface installedWe are very pleased that our all-weather practice surfaces have now been installed, following the Sports England grant of £10,000 Youth Registration EveningYouth Registration Evening took place on 30th April and was a great success, with more than 50 young players signing up with ages ranging from 8 to 15.


BWCC Baggy Blue Caps ready for collection – see Our Kit pages 

Simon Beetham                                               18 Jan 2010


We have just heard that Sport England has awarded our Club £10,000  –  the maximum under its Small Grants Programme  –  for the purchase and installation of a non-turf surface for the practice net area.

This means that, for the first time, we shall have a proper, safe, net area which can be used by players of all ages.

We intend to have the work done in March 2010 in readiness for the 2010 playing season.

Chris Sledge                                                   3 Dec 2009


2009 ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS (27 Nov 09) – Celebrating our Club’s First Trophy Wins… 

This year’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony celebrated the Club’s  significant advances during the 2009 season in competitive cricket and the development of team players.  This year we recorded our very first competitive trophy wins by the Club.  The Under 11’s were undefeated, winning the North Dorset Junior Trophy while the Club’s First Eleven won the first Three Counties League.

Individual presentations were made to the Under 15’s – reflecting their particular skills, team spirit and future promise – as follows:-

Batting Cup George Ovenden
Bowling Cup Becky Yeo
Coach’s Award George Jones


George receives the Batting Cup… …and Becky her Bowling Cup


The presentations to the Seniors were:- 

Batting Cup Simon Beetham
Bowling cup George Ellwood
All Rounder’s George Wayman
Bob Carter Memorial Trophy
(Best Under 18 Player)
Simon Beetham
John Bagnall Tankard
(Player’s Player)
George Ellwood
Personality of the Year Rose Bowl Rupert Dyke

The evening was well attended by players and supporters alike.  Thanks to all the helpers and the Stapleton Arms for a very successful and enjoyable evening!

30 Nov 2009


Our new web site is now up and running, bringing a new format and structure which hopefully will prove easy for everyone to navigate.  Further developments will take place over the winter, in  particular bringing in material from the earlier web.   Next season we aim to keep you totally up to date with all the fixtures and results on a regular basis.

Feedback and suggestions – as well as contributions, stories, pictures and results/reports – are always welcome.  Indeed, these are essential if the web is to fully portray the club and it’s members, so please do contact your webmaster.  Probably the easiest way to contact me is via email, and to establish initial contact, please use the email us link at the bottom of the page.

I look forward to meeting you all over the coming season,

Regards,   Chris Wildey

29 Nov 2009