Category: Match Report

  • BPCC vs Medmenham CC – 11th July 2021

    In 1755, Sir Francis Dashwood, 11th Baron le Despencer founded The Hellfire Club on the banks of the Thames near Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The members, known as the Monks of Medmenham, amused themselves with obscene parodies of Franciscan rites, and with orgies of drunkenness and debauchery, in line with their motto Fay ce que voudras (Do […]

  • BPCC vs Wantage CC – 4th July 2021

    Another week, another late fixture substitution. Wantage filled the Sydenham-sized gap in the schedule, and pleasant guests they were too. Your intrepid reporter arrived a few minutes late, so missing the entirety of the match contributions from Keyes and Skipper West. The responsibility for both dismissals lay with either: The lethal playing surface (Messrs K […]

  • BPCC vs Hanney CC – 27th June 2021

    We welcomed Hanney CC to the South Lawn for the first time, replacing the original fixture cancelled through juvenile behaviour. For a while, it looked all too familiar. A succession of batsmen threw their wickets away; Boardman snr thumped a long-hop to midwicket, Lal ran himself out, and West (stop me if you’ve heard this […]

  • BPCC vs Middleton Stoney (T20)

    Lost the toss and the opposition elected to bat on an interesting pitch. Tom (2-15) struck in the 1st over and then it was the Kerr show: Rob with 4 catches (off Raj, Tom, George and Rup), and a run out – courtesy of the gazelle like Boardman!George the pick of the bowlers with 3 […]

  • BPCC vs Ascott under Wychwood CC – 13th June 2021

    BPCC Entertained Ascott Under Wychwood who lasted visited the South lawn in 2007! Malcolm (gone Bohemian) won the toss and elected to bat. Keyes perished in the first over being drawn forward with ball going through his legs to the keeper standing back who with some smart keeping (which was to become a feature of […]

  • Medmenham vs BPCC, 6th June 2021

    (Long match report, so we must have won. Ed.) Well firstly we arrived for a 2pm start and they had been waiting for ages for their 1pm start… We managed to get to 10 including a Bletch U13 who had never played a men’s game before. I lost the toss and we were put in […]

  • BPCC vs Chatsworth CC, 30th May 2021

    The positives: First match vs. another great house Glorious weather Back-drop of the annual Blenheim jousting event & spectators admiring BPCC (I like to think!) Return of the teas – and Megan’s killer brownies! Oh!, and the cricket … … started with Nigel running out the opposition’s dangerous looking opening batsman (Chopper was chopped, the […]

  • BPCC vs Sheepschombe, 9th May 2021

    We just managed to get a game in between the rain on Sunday against Sheepscombe. As usual they arrived strong and posted 197-8 from their 35 overs. Our bowling attack was both on the light side and a tad rusty although with a much better fielding performance. Spearman Senior bagged another three with two for […]

  • Sydenham vs BPCC, 2nd May 2021

    We were soundly beaten by a Sydenham on steroids yesterday with a new punchy batting line up and one very short and one huge boundary. They won the toss and raced to 235 for 6 from their 35 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Tom with 2 for 15 everyone else took some tap. It […]

  • Bampton in the Bush CC vs Blenheim Park CC – 20th September 2020

    So soonToo soonThis twistedTroubled and truncatedSeason that nearly never wasFirst burst brilliantly to life, burning brightly with victory upon victoryThen faltered slow amid inevitable availability woePeppered with sanity breaksBowling masterclassesBatting collapsesAnd now todayToo soonSo soonIt ends As is traditional the Blenheim captain lost the toss but happily was asked to bowl on a beautiful south […]