Barrow Gurney completed their pre-season preparations with two enjoyable games this weekend. Saturday’s game against Blagdon ended in tie after the visitors scored only 2 of the 3 runs they needed off the last ball, whilst Sunday’s game against Axbridge was a little less tense after some fine early batting by Barrow’s opponents, was more
The long-awaited cricket season began at Barrow Gurney with the Hobbs Lane ground looking resplendent in the spring sunshine. After a dry few weeks, the playing area was better than ever and a new outdoor viewing area had been created for volunteers, and ultimately spectators when they are allowed under the Government’s roadmap. Barrow played
With the restriction on outdoor sport released, it was no surprise that Barrow’s cricketers flocked to the ground last week to enjoy some early net and fielding practice. The 23 degree temperature did no harm either in encouraging a good turn out. What was incredibly impressive though was that 16 or so braved temperatures 20
The Prime Minister’s roadmap has opened the way, we hope, for a full cricket season at Hobbs Lane after it was announced that recreational (grass roots) sport can begin from 29 March. Barrow Gurney CC, having not been able to have the usual pre-season training indoors due to the Covid restrictions, will be wasting no
The 2020 season was one to remember but not always for the right reasons. Barrow Gurney lost one of its most iconic players, we lost half of the season to Coronavirus, but we made the very most of the games we had. Ed Holdaway was outstanding with bat and ball, Bernie Forge the same opening
“It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Lou Glazzard, father of Luke and Paul and frequent supporter at Hobbs Lane. Lou brought the ‘boys’ to Barrow for junior cricket back in 2002 having seen our banner in the village whilst driving through, and continued to come to games even
Following the AGM held at the end of last season, the club can now formally announce its captaincy teams and committee for the season ahead: Frank Forge will lead the First XI for another year, supported by vice-captain Ed Holdaway. Meanwhile the 2nds will be led by Adam Brace with Peter Rooney as vice- captain.
Barrow Gurney’s famous cricket tour has been confirmed once again for this coming August. Whilst obviously it is dependent on any regulations in force at the time because of coronavirus, with the vaccine roll out well underway, we can be hopeful that we will be able to enjoy 4 days of cricket and social events.
Barrow Gurney Cricket Club wish all our players, supporters and friends a very Merry Christmas after what has been a very difficult year for grass roots sport. We look forward to welcoming all of you to Hobbs Lane next year!
At Christmas BGCC normally celebrate with a party and quiz organised by Rod Reeves. Following his death in September it seems a fitting time for Barrow Gurney members and friends to recount some memories and thoughts in tribute to a club legend who will be much missed at Hobbs Lane next summer and for many