Barrow Gurney Cricket Club enjoys a beautiful setting, lying in the heart of the North Somerset countryside. Founded in 1874, the club aims to play competitive adult and junior cricket at the highest level we can achieve whilst honouring our core value of being a family oriented, sociable, and friendly club.
We currently have a 1st XI which plays in the Bristol & District Division 5, a 2nd XI in Division 13 and a Sunday 3rd XI, playing in the North Somerset Conference Division 4, which allows young players to make the transition to 40 over cricket alongside some experienced players. The junior section has, for 2018, an Under 15 team which also includes players from the Under 13 age group, in 2018 we are looking to re-launch the junior section and re-establish an Under 11 squad.
New players are always welcome. Barrow Gurney prides itself on developing all players and, in particular, we have a growing number of girl and women cricketers, two of whom have gone on to represent Somerset at county age group cricket and one who has represented the county in the County Championship. In 2018 we will be opening a female changing room in recognition of the part that women cricketers play in all our teams. Training for adults takes place at the ground 6 to 8.30pm on Tuesday evenings in the summer. Under 15/13 training takes place on Friday evenings 6 to 8pm.
We have some goals:
- Promotion to Division 4 within 3 years for the First XI.
- Promotion to Division 12 within 3 years for the Second XI.
- To continue having a Sunday 3rd XI for those not selected on Saturday and to develop young players playing competitive, but friendly cricket.
- A playing squad of 40 players minimum, none of whom are paid for playing matches.
- Expand our junior section to teams in all age groups from Under 11 to Under 15
- To continue the excellent links between the junior and senior teams.
- A high level of coaching/practicing, particularly for juniors, provided by suitably qualified coaches with club players encouraged to take up coaching qualifications.
- All players to be encouraged to practice as part of selection criteria
- Develop the ground for players and spectators.
- Develop and improve the pavilion and bar.
- To hold regular social functions both in and out of season
- To foster greater player involvement in the day to day running of the club
- To encourage greater village involvement in the club and attract new members from the development taking place in Barrow Gurney.
- To remain financially sound with adequate reserves