Fantasy League 2015 – register now!

You will find attached to this email the details for the 2015 BGCC Fantasy Cricket 2015 edition – last season raised nearly £200 for the club – and paid the same in prize money to the top 4 finishers:

The main points are:

– less fielding points
– an extra transfer window
– higher value all-rounders
– pre-season friendlies do not count
– U15’s are included
– you only need to include yourself in your first entry
– £10 per entry and 3 for 2 offer remains – families and individuals can take advantage of this
– slightly more money to play with – against higher values should even itself out

As always, your value doesn’t represent your ability – but more an assessment of how much I think you are likely to play with a rough look at points gained last year.

Do you take the gamble and pick some of the very decent players who are undervalued, but how much will they play? Or play it safe?!

Deadline is before the first league game of the season (2nd May 2015) – although you can enter after this, you won’t get the points for games already played.

Please make sure you pay ASAP – cash or bank transfer is fine.

Let me know if there are any issues with my form

Enjoy selecting!


Junior Fixture 2015 – now available

The 2015 junior fixtures are now available for download in Word format on the website.

In due course, these will be added to the fixtures section of the website also

You can download from the Fixtures block on the top right of the page.

Do we have your latest contact details?

At Barrow Gurney CC we maintain a series of email address lists:

We have 2 real lists that contain email address:

1. A Seniors List containing the email addresses of our senior members (seniors@)
2. A Juniors List containing the email addresses of our junior members or guardians (juniors@)

We then have 1 “Umbrella” list which simply sends to all of the seniors and all of the juniors (members@)

Please would you take the time to let your captain or the committee know if you’ve recently had a change of contact details – this will allow us to update the lists in good time for the new season.

Please remember that Sunday Morning Nets could be an ideal time to pass on any new contact details.

It should be noted that membership of these lists is by invitation only through the committee in an effort to avoid SPAM or unsolicited email – so please let us know.


Pre-Season News from 1st XI Captain

With the evenings slowly becoming lighter the cricket season is nearly upon us and so are pre-season nets; these will begin on Sunday 8th March 10-12 am at Merchant’s Academy, Withywood and run for 5 weeks. It is essential that all players make the effort to attend these sessions as we look for a strong start to the season for both the senior and junior sections. New players are always welcome so if you have any friends or acquaintances that are interested in joining then please bring them along too! Following this there are several pre-season friendlies before the league begins.

We have expanded our Sunday fixture list considerably this year to give more players more chance to play, Mark Forge has kindly taken on the role of Sunday captain. Both myself and Mark Gracey will be liaising with Mark to make sure that players as given as much cricket as possible with an aim of promoting youth players and those that didn’t play on Saturday. A full selection criteria can be found on the newly updated Barrow Gurney CC website. Please check the fixture list regularly and make yourself available, remember it is your responsibility to let the captains know you can play, not for them to have to chase you!

If any of you would like branded Barrow Gurney playing or training wear this can be purchased through Globe Sports website as in previous yeasr. It would be great if all players could wear a Barrow Gurney CC playing shirt on match days.

Finally, in order to prepare the ground for the new season there will be a work day on Sunday 29th March after nets. Please try to come up to the ground after training and don’t leave it to the usual few, many hands make light work after all!

See you soon, Phil Milton (1st XI Captain).

2nd XI Fixtures 2015

Attached are the 2nd XI fixtures for 2015. This season the 2nd XI will be playing in Division 11 of the Bristol & District League.

Once again – a lot of the opposition either use shared grounds, or have several playing fields. Please check with your captain of the precise location in advance of the match.

Download 2nd XI Fixtures