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Cricket club marks 25th anniversary with celebrity game and fun day

Posted on Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Players all set to take part in a Twenty20 match between a Bradley Stoke Cricket Club XI and a celebrity XI, as part of the club's 25th anniversary celebrations.

The Sunday of this year’s Community Festival weekend (5th June) incorporated a special event at Baileys Court to mark the 25th anniversary of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club.

The day included many attractions, the main one being a visit from Jack Russell MBE, the former England and Gloucestershire wicketkeeper. Jack is a very talented artist and there was an exhibition of some of his paintings, sketches and books on display. He also made himself available to sign autographs and pose for photographs and always had time to talk to everyone who came on the day.

The club held a prize draw which included six fantastic prizes, including three of Jack’s works of art, a signed cricket bat by the Australian cricket team that toured in England in 2005. There was also another cricket bat and a family ticket to a Gloucestershire Twenty20 match.

Other attractions on the day included a demonstration of ‘kwik cricket’ from some of the youngsters in the club and a Twenty20 match involving Bradley Stoke Cricket Club versus a celebrity team that included former footballers Scott Murray, Alex Russell, Lewis Carey, David Meyhew, and from rugby, Sean Marsden – all of whom helped the celebrity XI win the match.

The weather was absolutely fantastic and it is estimated that over 300 people were present on the day, many of whom stayed until the celebrity match had finished.

Jack Russell MBE (left) and Mike Mundy (club president) at the 25th anniversary celebrations of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club on 5th June 2016.

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Cricket club has big plans for new season

Posted on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 7:07 pm by SH (Editor)

A match in progress at the Baileys Court Cricket Ground in Bradley Stoke.

Despite the wet, cold and windy weather we are having at the moment, it’s amazing to think it’s only three months until the cricket season starts!

Bradley Stoke Cricket Club (BSCC), which runs four adult sides on a Saturday, two on a Sunday and youth teams from under-10s right through to under-17s, start their indoor nets in the next few weeks.

The adult nets start on Sunday 8th February (7pm to 8pm) at Winterbourne International Academy (The Ridings) and will be run every Sunday up to 12th April (with the exception of Easter Sunday). There will be a £3 charge to cover costs.

The youth team nets are at the same location, but start on Tuesday 10th March (also 7pm to 8pm) and run through to Tuesday 14th April.

BSCC’s Simon Page said: “The club is always on the look out for new players, so if anyone fancies coming along, please do so.”

The club has been very active over the last month, despite it being the close season. Plans are afoot to replace and re-site the “dilapidated” practice nets at the Baileys Court ground. Discussions are currently on-going with contractors, the town council and local residents to discuss planning permission and funding.

Simon said: “If the club manages to get the new nets, it would be a fantastic achievement and give the club some of the best facilities for adults and youths in the local area.”

Members of the club have also been repairing the sight-screens which were blown over in the recent strong winds. The wooden sight-screen which was new last year was tipped over and got stuck in trees, sustaining damage to the panels. Members have been working hard to repair it.

Five members of the club are going on a sponsored walk to raise money for Morgan Walker (see story here) who plays for the club’s under-11s. The club has also donated £100 towards the cause’s target of £70,000.

For more information on the club, contact Simon Page at simon.pagebs@blueyonder.co.uk or visit the Bradley Stoke Cricket Club page on Facebook.

Photo: A match in progress at the Baileys Court Cricket Ground.

This article originally appeared in the February 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Cricket club to stage consultation events on plans for new nets at Baileys Court

Posted on Monday 19th January 2015 at 8:13 pm by SH (Editor)

Site plan showing the location of proposed new practice nets at the Baileys Court cricket ground in Bradley Stoke.

Bradley Stoke Cricket Club (BSCC) has announced plans to replace and re-site the “dilapidated” practice nets at its Baileys Court ground and is inviting local residents to attend two informal ‘drop-in’ consultation events to find out more about the project.

The club says the Bailey Court nets are now the only ones in Bradley Stoke, after the nets that were previously at Bradley Stoke Community School were removed to make way for the new primary phase building.

The cost of the project is approximately £57,000 and the club has submitted a New Homes Bonus Fund grant application to South Gloucestershire Council for £50,000 of funding. A decision on the application is expected by the end of February.

A summary of the project was presented at a meeting of Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Leisure, Youth & Amenities Committee in December.

Andy Burrows of the BSCC Nets Committee said:

“To date, our plans have been well received by Bradley Stoke Town Council, Bradley Stoke Community School (who would benefit from the new nets) and the Gloucestershire Cricket Board, and we have letters of support from all of them.”

The club says it is currently working with an architect and plans to submit an application to the local planning authority at the end of January.

Informal consultation sessions are being staged at the Bailey’s Court Activity Centre on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 20th January, 6pm to 8pm
  • Thursday 29th January, 7pm to 9pm

At each event, local residents will be able to review and discuss the plans with members of the club.

Image: Site plan showing location of new practice nets (click to enlarge).

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Cricket club president honoured with ‘lifetime achievement’ award

Posted on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 at 2:45 pm by Connor Summers

Mike Mundy, President of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club.

Mike Mundy, president and founder member of Bradley Stoke Cricket Club (BSCC), has been awarded a ‘lifetime achievement’ award by Gloucestershire Cricket Board.

This is one of eight categories within the NatWest OSCA award scheme, run by the England and Wales Cricket Board to recognise those making outstanding contributions to grass roots cricket. As a winner of the county award, Mike has been nominated for the national award as well, and invited to attend an awards dinner at Lords where the winners will be announced and trophies presented by England cricketers past and present.

Mike has won this award through 22 years of hard work and commitment which has seen the town’s cricket club develop from a one team set-up to be one of the largest clubs in Bristol with four Saturday sides, two Sunday sides, a mid-week league for local business and also four youth sides. He has been the drive, backbone and commitment that has kept Bradley Stoke Cricket Club going over the years.

Cricket: Weekend results

The BSCC First team ended their 2013 league campaign with a loss to Dyrham and Hinton on Saturday afternoon at Baileys Court. The hosts bowled first and despite spinner Wayne Passmore taking five wickets for just 47 runs, they couldn’t stop the visitors scoring a stunning total of 237 for the loss of 8 wickets, the visitors’ top three batsmen making a combined total of 163.

In the second innings, when it was Bradley Stoke’s turn to bat, they lost opening batsman Adam Davis for a score of just 16 runs. Bhushan Mankar followed that with six runs after a cheap dismissal of the middle order. It was left to the tail order to hit the rest of the runs but Ash Baber gave his wicket away to ensure that the visitors came away with the win by a margin of 173 runs.

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