The Saturday 1XI ethos is built around preparation, camaraderie and above all else, enjoyment. In the 2017 season, enjoyment was at the heart of everything team did, and stood for. This ethos brought league success, when the team was crowned Wiltshire League Division 1 Champions at the end of August, the pinnacle of a tremendous few years for the team. The bowling was outstanding throughout the season with the whole unit firing all season long, this potent team were a huge part of our success. This was backed up with sporadic batting displays – at times, brilliant but too much of the time too little value was placed on the batsmens’ wicket.
Recruitment is at the top of the club’s agenda so that we can continue to be a powerful force in local and regional cricket.
We look forward to seeing everybody this season, existing players, new recruits and opposition alike.
Welcome back to cricket!
An exciting new venture for the 2022 season is the Saturday 2XI. The home pitch is at Peasedown St John Cricket Club, and we are playing in the Monmouth Somerset League, Division 7 Blue. The implementation of a second Saturday side ensures everyone who wants to play competitive cricket will get a game, and keeps the first XI on their toes – you never know who will be hot on the heels of a first team place!
The Sunday XI plays friendly matches and is a heady mix of youth, experience and exuberance! This team is where younger members can gain some experience which will put them in good stead for when they are ready to move up to the Saturday XI playing in the Wiltshire League, being mentored by some of the more senior players in the club. Whilst remaining competitive with a keen will to win, the team has the ability to compete in a more relaxed style with a strong emphasis on enjoyment and camaraderie.
The Club is extremely excited to launch a youth team of under 11’s this season (“The Bear Cubs”). Planning to establish a youth team started way back in 2019, but the advent of covid-19 brought all the Club’s aspirations for this to a grinding halt. Now that ECB All Stars (5-8 year olds) is back it seemed the perfect opportunity to launch The Bear Cubs.