Summer finally arrived in Barrow Gurney, as the long-awaited cricket season started. After only a week’s notice and complicated guidelines to comply with for Covid-19 safety, the frantic efforts of volunteers were rewarded with beautiful sunshine, larger crowds than the test match and 2 good games at Hobbs Lane. Saturday saw visitors Blagdon put on
Barrow Gurney Cricket Club are delighted that cricket will return to Hobbs Lane this weekend with friendly games on Saturday against Blagdon and, on Sunday, against Charlton Super Kings. So much hard work has gone into making this possible. Barrow Chairman and groundsman, Pete Holdaway, has worked tirelessly to keep the ground in good condition
Barrow Gurney’s tour organisers Rod Reeves and Jane Holdway have announced that the club’s tour to Exmouth has had to be cancelled due to the Cornavirus outbreak. Thanks to the kindness of the Dolphin Hotel, the club has been able to carry forward the booking to the 2021 season. The dates are confirmed as Monday
Phil Milton, still a member of Barrow’s First Team squad, has sent us this picture of the team of 2011. But do you think it would have beaten the youthful Barrow First XI of today? Express your opinion and cast your vote below.
With no cricket to play or watch, we at Barrow Gurney CC have taken the opportunity to revamp our website and photo gallery. Why not check out the recently added photos for the 2018 season and have a look back at other years gone by captured on film.
BGCC regrets that, in line with ECB advice, that pre-season indoor nets have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. With the county season being delayed until the end of May, it is highly unlikely that recreational cricket will start on schedule. Pre-season friendlies and outdoor training are also unlikely to take place. Further news
Two competitive Saturday teams A Sunday XI for players of all standards Midweek T20 friendlies A beautiful ground and excellent facilities Coaching & training as part of membership Female players welcome (& have own changing facilities) Under 16s Coaching and matches (depending on numbers) Regular social events & licensed bar Family friendly atmosphere for spectators
Colin Fletcher, newly appointed Sunday Captain, faces a visit to the park of Oldbury Court with the Sunday team who have been drawn to play Bristol Bangladeshis in the season opener. Last year’s game saw Barrow struggle on the park wicket whilst the Bangladeshis flourished with the bat making one of the highest scores of
Barrow’s First XI, captained by Frank Forge, will visit Chilcompton 1sts on the opening week of the 2020 Bristol & District League season. Last year’s fixture saw a remarkable and thrilling match as Barrow defended a meagre target of 130 after Chilcompton seemed to be cruising to victory, with the captain’s stunning catch turning the
All of us at Barrow Gurney Cricket Club wish our players, volunteers, supporters and friends a very happy Christmas and we look forward to welcoming old friends and new to Hobbs Lane in 2020.