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
The North Somerset Cricket League have restructured the leagues for 2021. Barrow Gurney will continue in Division 4 and are scheduled to play a full 18 game season. Barrow’s opponents will be Bradley Stoke 2s, Bristol Bangladeshis, Exiles (Bath), Hanham, Harptree Villages, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Tamil Nadu (Bristol) CC and Westerleigh.
The cricket season ended on a sombre note at Hobbs Lane with the sad news that club stalwart, Rod Reeves had passed away. The following article was prepared for the Barrow Gurney Parish Magazine. A fuller tribute with stories from Rod’s many cricketing friends will follow shortly. Rod was still playing in his seventies, a