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 2019 AGM


The Broadway CC AGM for 2019 will be held at Orpington CC club house on Saturday 30th November.

Start time ? poss 3pm




 2019 Season


 Last ball defeat to Carlton Sports CC

 Defending a total of 206 we succumbed to a last ball defeat  with ex skipper Gary Jones scrambling home to get the one run needed for the win.

Jake Fossey thought he had effected a run out in the last over only to be denied by the umpire. It may or may not have changed the outcome. Another 50 for Jake following on from last weeks 50 againct Tatsfield CC and good knocks mostly all down the order saw us set up what should have been a winning score.The lack of a 5th bowler was the downfall that and 2 part time bowlers bowling in tandem in the latter stages.


Up next is a rare visit to Chislehurst & West Kent CC - onwards and upwards as they say.



The season has kicked off with two defeats in the first two games. A strong CatfordCyphers side gave us a comprehensive beating but there were the usual good aspects to note . Simon Triggs taking two blinding catches one smashed straight at his face ish at square leg the other a mile high skier caught behind his head with a theatrical tumble .

 Our latest ringer colt Alex took two good catches in the deep (and dropped two) but also he showed our batsmen how to hit the ball too.Nice oppo, nice ground just too good for us tho.


More newish oppo this week for our first Home game  - Bexley Park CC


Some motivational music needed i think !!! 




The Annual General Meeting will be held at Orpington CC club house on Saturday 24th November at 4pm.


A date has been set of 24th November at our home ground with a 4pm start - as usual, food will be supplied with the contribution of £5 per person on the day
It is vitally important that as many people attend as is possible. It would be appreciated if everyone could notify eitherLuke Constable, Ian Thurman, Alex Langford or Steve Purcell if they are attending or not.
Many of you will be aware that we have lost a couple of members this year - so it is vitally important that we replace and add to our current membership.
If you have any friends, family etc who may be interested in becoming members, please inform  anyone on the Committee (listed above)


Winning again

 At last back on the pitch after the last few games were cancelled. A very last minute fixture saw us take on a first ever fixture against Cowdrey CC from Tonbridge.

 Again another mix and match team for Broadway with some known Orpington CC faces turning out again - which was good - plus a new one.. But ultimately is was a Bromley Common first teamer Sam /Clarkson scoring a hundred - then retiring ! - that put us in a winning position. The oppos openers made 150 ish between them during the game - with one of them falling short in the 40 th over on 94 ish trying to reach a 100 - caught somewhat ironically by Sam C!

 Chasing 223 ish we were on 90 odd for a couple after 10 overs ! Before we knew it we were on 200 ish after 26 odd overs .

 Freddie Horlock returning for BCC supported Sam and in the end Alex Langford 26 ish not out hit the winning runs with 12 or so overs left. A somewhat staggering win.

 On  a different note Ian Thurman is fast becoming the new "sicknote" ! First game back after pulling a hamstring  - de ja vu again 1.3 overs into his bowling spell  sprained ankle and tendons/ligaments (and a horrible crack heard ) trying to take a ct & bowled chance  -  now out for maybe 3-4 weeks .



 A diplomatic incident ......

 ......was narrowly avoided as our last minute oppo Norwood CC walked off the pitch during the last over due to a catch behind not being given out. Steve Purcell and Luke Constable being the protagonists. This incident poured oil on the previous fire ignited by Rory failing to give out Orp player Liam ? caught behind. A lot of histrionics went on and effing and blinding.

This all infortunately detracted from the excellent batting performance getting us to just needing 3 to win off the last 3 balls chasing 221 to win with 8 wkts down.




 Pre season jungle training pays off in defeat of Tatsfield Village CC

 An excellent win on Sunday sets us up for our old foes Carlton Sports CC this coming week.

A match report produced by our Foreign Correspondent Hamish McTavish  is on the Match Summary tab here. Not to be missed !



 Our annual trip to Tatsfield Village CC is next up. For those who haven't been it's not to be missed! After last weeks close defeat maybe some Motivational Music is what's needed. Watch this SPACE or the Motivational Music page anyway.


  Ground directions for Tatsfield  are again on the relevant page on this site.



 First loss of the season but a very interesting game nonetheless against Catford & Cyphers CC

A match summary concocted by our resident whisky drinker Jock McTavish of where we went wrong is on the relevant page here.



Catford Cyphers CC

A team not a million miles away from where the club firts played - ie Mayow Park , Sydenham. I believe it's new oppo for Broadway and  should be an interesting game. Lets hope we get a strong side out for this one!




First game of 2018 v Limpsfield Chart CC

Off to a win chasing 155 we had with a slightly tense finale over. needing 8 runs with 2 wkts in hand. Alex Langford hit the first ball for 3 and Liam Walsh finished it off with a straight 6 over the long boundary to give us a deserved victory. The old timers did the damage bowling wise Ade Langford now this seasons leading wicket taker with 4 for something and Ian Thurman 3 for something.


No game next Sunday.

. This burst of stirring music ought to set the tone - make sure you play it loud !!

The legendary Stardust Cowboy 



The first game of the season against Shootershill2001 CC has been cancelled due to problems with Orpington CC preparing the square. A subsequently re-arranged fixture for the day against Bromley CC was arranged courtesy of Orpington CC but that was subsequently called off by Bromley CC. Presumably due to wet pitch etc.








 Second win of the season v DartfordCC

 A mixed BCC side saw Orpington CC opener guesting for us hit 159 not out. !


Good job the football season is nearly over!!

 Unable to fullfill a fixture v Dulwich Development XI due to football !! Lets hope this will soon end and we can get a full strenght side out asap.


 An excellent win v Holbough Anchorians CC by all accounts. Everyone chipping in to defend 170 ish winning by 20 runs or so.



Its a trip into Kent this Sunday to play Holborough Anchorians CC as Eden Park CC have pulled out. A lovely setting with a couple of nice pubs up the road for after.


The old landlords get one over on us.

Our new season starts of with a poor defeat to Shootershill2001 CC - although a very weakened side was put out due to injuries to various players. Thanks to all the ringers who stepped in to get the game on.





 BCC are in need of a new 2017 TOUR organiser after Ian Thurman said he was probably unable to tour this season due to financial reasons.



 STOP PRESS : BCC Captain Adrian Langford has resigned for the third time - this time its for good!



The AGM has been arranged for SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2016

As you can see from the heading we have organized the Broadway AGM for Saturday 12th November

We have a room at Orpington CC (our home ground) booked from 1 o'clock onwards, aiming to start at around 2 o'clock

As in previous years we wanted to get the date set so you guys can hopefully put it in your diary before you might make/accept any other plans

Also as in previous years a tea/food will be laid on and we would ask for a £5 contribution towards this.

As well as discussing the Clubs affairs for the 2017 season, an annual presentation of Club trophies will also take place.


 A summary of the 2016 season -

  • Jake Fossey tops the batting and is the first person ever to have a season average of over 100. The previous highest season average was 90.70 by Adam Michaels in 2007. Jake had the minimum qualification of 4 innings, although he also played in the two tour games that aren't being included in the club stats. And, to be fair to Jake, he could have played another two games and got ducks in both of them and he'd still have been top.
  • Another four innings man, old boy Gary Jones, was second so Adam Michaels finished outside the top two for the first time since 2004. But he was top run scorer for the 12th successive year.
  • But forget Jake and Gary. For a masterclass in taking the piss out of the qualifications for the averages, look no further than Darryl Murdoch. Two games, 11 overs and he tops the bowling averages for the first time ever.
  • Jeet Jitenais was top wicket taker for the second time in three years.
  • And Rory MacNeill had a monopoly of wicket-keeping dismissals this year, the first time that's ever happened.




 Away to Beechwood CC looking like the last game of the season !

 A win against Tatsfield  CC at Home after a pummelling by two Meopham CC batsman the week before.

Least said the best about this 10 wkt loss debacle.


 Meopham up next as the season starts to draw in.

After what sounds an excellent win v Greenheath CC last week (courtesy of an old boy and a ringer) we roll on to Meopham CC, hopefully playing at the Green in the village. An historic ground one of the oldest in Kent dating from at least 1776.



 A bit too Global


Captain "Sicknote" Purcell's thoughts on last Sundays game v Global Cricket CC goes like this -    "    An interesting game yesterday although don't think we will play them again, well I know we wont

For those of you who were not there, even in defeat it was another good Broadway effort right until the end

In my opinion and I am sure those that were there will agree, Adam Michaels another good 50, Freddie Horlock excellent with the bat and for me probably one of his best bowling performances (you have my permission to #keep playing football Freddie), Fitz Hamilton who opened the bowling and again another outstanding bowling performance, Rory, your keeping, hopefully everyone watching you keeping that aspires to be a keeper is inspired by you. Adam thank you for bowling a couple of overs, I hope you will get further opportunities going forward and just to reiterate without mentioning everyone by name, everyone kept going right to the end.

Oh sorry, special mention must go to the oppo umpires, those that were there will understand.

This Sunday 14th Aug - we are AWAY to the college boys of Dulwich (Development) CC.

Still awaiting confirmation that we have a team to play them.



 Fingers Freddie hits 50 !!

 Freddie Horlock hit 51 in a good win over Nuxley CC at Sidcup CC's ground. Currently unverified it's thought that Freddie is the youngest club member to hit a 50 !!  A great innings too  - he's now  thrown down the gaunlet challenging Todd and Alex to beat him.

Freddie & Luke dug us out a hole eventually getting us up to a very good 180 ish for 9. Nuxley 's run chase petered out after they were up with the rate at drinks only to fall away under the bowling of Darryl Murdoch 5 for not a lot - treating us to a rare appearance - ending up 120 all out.



 Exmouth Tour results

 Our recent Tour to Exmouth saw us play our 50th Tour match which happend to coincide with an easy victory at the scenic Branscombe Ravens CC ground. Three BCC players got  their feet wet fishing the ball out of the river at least 40 yds from the stumps! All the BCC batters hit sixes apart from a few winpy ones (Ade & Simon) Even Freddie hit a six!

 A good batting performance in our first match v Sidmouth CC at their lovely sea view ground saw us bat first and post 203 for 5 ish off 40 overs - Dan, Jake and Adam I believe got the bulk of the runs and at tea we thought we were in with a chance. Nineteen overs into our bowling spell tho saw the game finished as Sidmouth ran us over - losing  just 3 wkts. Not mentiong any names but Liam's opening over cost 22  - not all off the bat to his credit!

 A rain reduced 15 over match against Clyst Hydon CC saw the opp rack up 160 ish off the 15 overs - with their Sri Lankan pro retiring once he reached 50 in about 6 overs - putting Freddie onto the Pavillion roof for a big six!! We surprised ourselves hitting 140 ish off 15 overs losing 5-6 wkts. Highlight was probably Freddie getting 30 ish and Alex coming in and smashing their spinner for a big straight six. 

 The day off on Saturday saw bandit Sicknote clean up at the crazy golf AND won a free game on the last hole !! He wants to be called "Champ" now not sicknote!




Newington battered

The pre -tour match v Newington CC down at Bobbing Court was a good pre-tour confidence booster. A comfortable win ensued.



 Another First

This Sunday's AWAY game 3rd July v Leigh CC down nr Tonbridge in the Garden of England is a first for us. Lovely part of the world. Motivational Music page has been updated - not to be missed.


 Trains from Leigh Stn to Orpington / Ch X   via  Tonbridge are at 20.05;  21.05; and finally 22.05

 Other trains run to Victoria via Redhill.



 Emphatic win over Priory CC

 A crushing 8 wicket defeat see's us back to winning ways . Another 50 + score for Adam Michaels and 40 + for Jake Fossey.

Newington Cc visit it us for the first time at Orpington here's hoping for another win. 

Motivational Music is back with some banging tunes to get us on our way to coincide with Glastonbury 2016.



 First win at new home ground

An excellent fielding and bowling display saw us beat the Dulwich Development XI for the first time in a while. Batting first BCC managed a decent 143 for 9 considering the position we were in after the top order failed. Simon Triggs hit some great shots coming in at no 7 but we could never really get a good partnership going. No 11 Alex Langford hit two excellent drives over the top of mid off in the last over to finish not out with no 9 Ian Thurman 22 not out.

 The oppo opener got off to a flier with 15 off the first two overs (and eventually made 50+) But the bowlers found their line and wickets started to fall with some regularity. Some comedy wickets were taken by BCC skipper Ade Langford but with 16 or so needed off the last 2 overs the last man was stumped going for a big yahoo. Ian Thurman pick of the bowling with 4 wickets.

 The motivational music must be doing the trick - meat pie, sausage roll .... watch out for this weeks selections !


Eden Park CC obliterated

 Rory MacNeill rolled back the years with another hundred - possibly the oldest player to score a hundred for the club.  Statto will resolve that one I'm sure. Ably assisted by Dan Lloyd with a personal best score of 75 - a second wicket partnership of 169 put us just shy of  250. The bowlers - whoever they were , (because I was sunbathing in the garden) - did the job only allowing Eden Park to reach 130 all out.

The Dulwich Development 'college boys' up next at home on 15th May,  we owe them a crushing defeat too !!



 The Old Landlords edge the win

Shootershill2001 CC ironically were our first opponents at our new Home ground in Orpington, after leaving the ground we shared with them for a number of years last year. As usual John Garrett probably made the difference between the teams. Having been dropped in the gully he went on to make another 50 in a total of 156 for 5 ish.

Our reply stuttered until Jake Fossey and Syd put togeteher what was looking a match winning stand of 70 ish. Sid out caught was quickly followed by Jake. From then on wickets fell and we were eventually left 7 or so runs short with 9 wkts down at the end of 40 overs.  




 2016  -  new season new ground !!

At the last AGM the Club after ? years playing at Old Shootershillians Sports ground decided to move to Orpington CC where we hope to play on a better pitch than we have for the last 3-4 years. 

 This will be the 4th/5th home ground the Club has had and hopefully is further progression. A loose tie up with Orpington CC colts/seniors will us expand our player base with increased potential.



2015 season ends with 2 run defeat against Beechwood

Chasing 136 to win after excellent bowling from Liam Walsh 17 overs 4 for 41 (it was a time game) it all ended in tears.

With boundaries hard to hit we slowly edged towards their total. Only Simon Triggs and Rory MacNeill made runs untill Liam Walsh came in and battered a few fours and sixes. With skipper Ade Langford in with Liam 6 off the last over was needed. First ball Liam run out now we are 9 wkts down. Fourth ball 2 to win Ade down the track connects but is caught by a diving deepish wide mid on! Great catch ! But what a downer.

 Oh well roll on next summer.


 Last HOME game of the season against Tatsfield Village CC

 Comfortable win against a week Tatsfield XI.

College Boys do us again !!

Probably one of the biggest batting collapses in BCC history saw us go from a position of strength to one of weakness. 80 ish for 1 to 109 all out. Batting highlight for Alex Langford striking his first 6 for the Club with a classy straight drive over the bowler. The oppo just about made the runs with 9 balls left on a damp pitch but dropped catches didn't help our cause.



Its third time lucky against Shootershill2001 CC

 An unexpected third match of the season against our landlords after Nuxley cried off saw a comprehensive victory for us by a margin of around 70 runs. Early rain threatened to spoil the game but gave way to a very sunny afternoon. Another 50+ score for Adam Michaels  batting out the full 35 overs, saw us post 159 for 7. Shoots never really got going despite Jeets best efforts to help them along. Losing wickets at regular intervals and an excellent spell from 2nd change Ram (our latest ringer) kept them on the back foot. Some nice fielding and particularly from Luke Constable diving in at short leg for a one handed catch. He followed that with a direct throw run out too to take out Dilly.


Bank Holiday Sunday sees us away against Dulwich Development XI. A long overdue win needed here ! (See Oppo Grnd Directions here for ground address.


 Another good AWAY win against Chislehurst & West Kent CC

Batting on a dampish green pitch we managed a decent total of 160 all out. Similar to the Nuxley game the oppo were 55 ish for  about 4 at drinks. A good partnership of 70 -80 took Chislehurst up to 120 ish and looked a potential match winner. But 3 quick wickets late on put us back in total control, to win by 30 runs or so

Thurman & MacNeill were modelling the latest fashion T-shirts celebrating their still existing record partnership of 166 after 25 years !!! See HOME page for picture.

MEOPHAM CC have cancelled our AWAY fixture for this Sunday but -

Dan has managed to fix us with a lovely replacement ground and oppo - Chislehurst & West Kent CC



AWAY wins like London buses!

You wait ages for an AWAY win and like buses two come along together! Nuxley won the toss batted and were 30 for 4 after 20 overs. After 40 they were on 150 ! On past experience Sidcup CC pitches are 200+ wkts and we had every confidence of chasing it down. Which was done in 30 overs. Another 50 for Michaels and an excellent knock from Simon Triggs did the damage.

 Home next week to the Landlords Shootershill2001 CC.

Our HOME game with Norwood CC has been rained off - 26th July.

Next up an AWAY fixture against Nuxley CC  - there is a change to the usual ground we play at - still awaiting details of new ground.



Fossey sets up  first AWAY win of the season at Newington CC

Jake Fossey is his second match for BCC scored an excellent 50 despite still suffering from emtying  Ade Langfords drinks cabinet the night before!  This may have been a contributing factor to his two dropped catches. 

Despite a very bouncy pitch a fast outfield helped us to set 170 ish for 7 for the oppo to chase. The regular fall of wickets didn't help Newingtons cause and with some tight bowling a comfortable win was had, unlike the previous game.

As yet we have to find oppo for this Sunday coming. But it will be a HOME fixture.



Newington CC   - Away next

A trip down to the Grden of England again sees us visit the lovely ground at Bobbing Court.  Hopefully we can have a change of fortune and win our first Away game of the season.

Newington CC site

We can be sure they will be looking to avenge their very close defeat a few weeks ago. See our website for ground directions etc.



Still cant win AWAY as Landlords take a close finish

Our landlords Shootershill CC squeezed over the line chasing down an inadequate BCC score of 108 all out. With 35 or so needed with 7 wickets down Shoots "Dilly" came in and hit 3 sixes to crush our hopes of pulling off another close finish two weeks on the trot. Batting first on a tricky pitch due to earlier rain, that and a massive boundary one side didnt help with scoring 4s (thats my excuse anyway). Threat of a Traveller invasion of the ground later in the day made for an interesting drink afterwards. Luckily it didn't materialise.

This Sunday hopefully Eden Park CC can raise a team. We are at HOME. We are welcoming back Sicknotes proteges Dan and Syd and Adam the Don makes a welcome reappearence.



A nail shredding win against Newington CC

Cutting a long story short BCC scoring 128 for 9 reduced Newington to needing 9 to win off the last over with nine wickets down. With Liam Walsh doing the bowling the first ball went for 2. Second ball went for 4 ! Third ball with another 2 yards of pace smashed into Luke Constables gloves - dot ball. Fourth ball - a well struck shot back towards the bowler encouraged the non-striker to think there was a run and headed down the pitch. However slick fielding from  Walsh off his own bowling gave him the luxury of running to the stumps and removing the bails with both batsmen stuck in the middle. The batsmen and their umpires were distraught as you'd expect. A great win for us the best kind ie winning a very close game.



Defeat at Orpington took the edge off Mr Thurman's 500th appearance for Broadway CC.

A strong Orpington CC side chased down BCCs 160 for 7 ish with relative ease losing only 4 wickets or so. There opener scoring a 100+ did all the damage. And he is only meant to be a bowler for their 1st XI ! 

Still the weather was good and and there was a good turnout to celebrate Mr T's 500th match for the Club. The skipper thought  Jagerbombs all round was the way to go and generously treated all who were foolhardy enough to accept.

On another note - we now have scotch royalty playing for us. For a fathers day present Rory MacNeill received a plot of land (somewhere in the midge infested highlands) as a gift from his children. Thus entitling him (when registered) to use the title of Laird ! So Och Aye the Noo  - whatever that means.!! 


 After two poor fielding performances 

At last a long overdue victory against Carlton Sports CC sets us up for a new venue and oppo Orpington CC this Sunday.


Higham & Mockbeggar fixture

A new fixture for us this Sunday AWAY to Higham & Mockbeggar CC lying in between Gravesend and Rochester. The ground looks to be surrounded by fields in the Kent countryside. Assuming this is the oppo Dan has arranged.

I've a feeling that we will be coming up against their Kent Village Sunday League side,  having some pre league practice. We'll see.

Ground directions can be found on the relevant page on this site.


Not enough runs

It was asked after the game how many runs would have been enough? Probably  250 may have done it to see off the Dulwich Development XI.

A failure to score more than 102 was a major stumbling block but the bowlers allowing a 4 ball every over didn't help either resulting in a 9 wicket defeat.

Is it me or is the facilities going down hill at Shootershill ? Pretty filthy showers  loads of rubbish in them. Dressing rooms used for storage facilities. Tea hall like a cave with shutters and blinds down and tables not laid out. Post match sandwich trays cleared away half full. Disapointing tea content  too.



Eden Park CC cancel due to lack of players


Next game - another load of college boys Dulwich Development XI at HOME



No Country for Old College boys

Broadway season of to a flyer against the same oppo as last year.

Old Alleyns AdHoc XI took umbrage at a couple of umpiring decisions which marred an otherwise good game. The Ad Hoc CC  'captain' thought abusing BCC players - particularly the umpires -  was part of the game.  Michaels scored another 50 after early wickets fell but a partnership with Constable restored some stability and allowed us to reach 155 for 9 at tea. An excellent all round bowling performance after Tea ultimately gave us victory.

Rory MacNeill left the ground before we took the field to check on his wife Simone who had been involved in a car crash so Luke Constable took the gloves leaving us to field with 10.

Steady early bowling from Jeet and Liam kept Ad Hocs in check taking a wickt or two each. First change bowler Alex Langford bowled with pace and bounce and looked very dangerous and was no surprise when he too got a wicket - bowled.

Darryl Murdoch broke a threatening partnership of around 70 , then Walsh 2 in 2 balls allowed Simon Triggs to take 3 wickets including the the only Ad Hoc bat looking to get them over the line leaving Alex Langford to return  and finish them off.


Its Away to Eden Park CC next Sunday.   


 2014 Season AGM Sunday 9th November at 2pm

The Broadway CC AGM will be held at Shooters Hill Sports Club
on Sunday 9th November, looking to commence proceedings at 2pm.

This was the most popular date by a country mile, apologies to those who said that this date was not suitable.
The lady who prepares our teas has confirmed that she will be happy to prepare food for us - as in previous years the club would look for a contribution of £5 each and then the club will pick up the tab for the outstanding amount.



Tatsfield CC game - "Could do better"

Rory MacNeill's recollection of the game is something like this.

 Good game. Solid, if unspectacular, start by Simon Triggs and top-scorer Dan Lloyd. Then all top order got out at regular intervals. And most others followed. I doubt that anyone other than Dan scored more than 15 in our 128 !! I think we had 2 boundaries. We gave it a go with the ball and fielded well but Tatsfield  matched our boundary count in several (seemed like most) overs. A couple of wickets for Jeet as we tried to control things but they won by 5 wickets with about 12 overs to spare. Luke (junior sicknote)suffered an injury fielding - later diagnosed as a sprained wrist.


Schoolboys teach us another lesson !!

When will we learn. A defeat yesterday by 6 wickets to the Dulwich Development XI. We batted first and were all out for 75. The less said about that the better. Liam Walsh bowled brilliantly for 3 wickets, but we didn't have anywhere near enough runs to play with.

We then played a beer game - and won by 2 wickets. A Broadway first for Darryl Murdoch to be given out cock before wicket and Alex Langford out off a definite bump ball. (Who was umpiring ?)
This Sunday we're at home to Tatsfield Village CC. 1:30 START, be there for 12:45 to set up please.


John Garrett just loves BCC bowling !!!

John Garrett again guesting for Priory CC proved to be the difference between the two sides with an excellent 131.

Priory CC, batting first made 273/5 We made 190 odd for 4 in reply but we were not in the game. Ian Thurman became the oldest player to get a 50 for Broadway and Adam Michaels got his 5th unbeaten 50 in a row.


Bankers do us again !!

Thanks to all that played yesterday against HSBC. Clearly, it wasn't a "medium/weak" side that we faced with at least 5 first team players on their side. When Liam's opening over went for 12 I knew we were in for a hard day. Not helped by a blind/cheating (delete as appropriate) square leg umpire. For the record they made 263/1, we made 167/4. A good 60 odd from adam and 38 guesting Gary Jones showed that if we'd taken early catches things could've been a bit different.


This week we are at home to our friends from Priory CC. 2pm start.


 Thunderstorms permitting we are AWAY at HSBC CC this Sunday.

 HSBC sports ground

 Lennard Road,
 BR3 1QW

We're starting at 1:30.

Next door to New Beckenham Station



This week 10th Aug we're playing Shootershill2001 CC at Mayday Gardens. I'm waiting for Dan to confirm if we're the home or away team. It's a 2pm start.

Be there for 1:30 please


 No "Get out of jail card" for Borstal CC colts

 For those that didn't play yesterday you missed a treat. Batting first we made 187/3 (Rory 60*, Ian 48 and Adrian 37*) before bowling Borstal CC out for 42 (Colin 5 for 13) to win by 145 runs. Our score was more impressive than it looks as the pitch had the lowest bounce we've ever come across. Great surroundings tho and weather made it a perfect day.

We then played a beer match of 10 overs a side which was captained by Alex, featured everyone bowling an over bar Rory and a reversed batting order that saw us 'tie' the game off the last ball. Great fun was had by all! 





Storm ends hope of victory

The club's impromptu tour to the other side of the Dartford bridge was scuppered by bad weather yesterday against Orsett CC. After winning the toss and bowling we bowled the (Under 16) oppo out for 141 but rain, thunder, lightning and a sky straight out of a Harry Potter book did for the second innings after tea. At least we were able to get over the bridge before it closed - so not all bad.
Anyone wishing to claim back Toll expenses can contact Mr D.Lloyd,
Servants Quarters, The Michaels Estate, London. Please provide receipts. 
This week we play Dulwich Development XI AWAY 2pm

 Dulwich Sports Ground
entrance alongside no. 100 Turney Road
West Dulwich
London SE21 7JH



Gallant defeat for BCC

Earlswood Strollers CC a last minute fixture arranged through the Club Conference proved too strong for us on the day. A strong BCC bowling lineup managed to restrict a strong looking batting lineup to 180 for 6 after 40 overs.. Two excellent run outs  (Alex Langford and Sydney Ferreira) and a stumping involving Luke Constable were the highlights for us.  Colin was probably pick of the bowlers  - rolling back the years. Shame his batting wasn't as good!

With Colin Mant and Sydney  opening things started badly. Mant out LBW for 0 everyone agreed it looked a little high except trigger finger Luke Constable.. Adam batting 3 and Sydney put on 50 - 60 ish and things were looking rosy till Adam called Syd back for a second that wasnt on. After Syd was out wickets fell at regular intervals - no one was able to keep Adam company for long and despite the Don getting another 50 we came up 40 ish runs short with 8 wickets down.


Next week its Essex boys for us v Orsett CC - just the other side of the river over the QE II bridge.

 Orsett CC website -

 Orsett Cricket Club
Recreation Ground
School Lane


 Latest averages as at 1st July 2014 Aves first of July.xls



Back on the winning trail

A fantastic win last Sunday by 10 wickets over Nuxley CC - well done to all involved.

After winning the toss and bowling first we had Nuxley in trouble at 73/6 with 7 overs left when we had to take an early tea due to rain. Things were looking bleak, but we eventually managed to get going and we took the remaining 4 wickets for 14 runs with Nuxley all out for 87. Excellent bowling from Luke Arpino and Alex Langford to take 3 wickets each. 

We knocked off the runs in 21 overs for the loss of no wickets - Adam Michaels making 55, backed up by Simon Triggs who made 15. A crushing win! Well done all. 

If we can get a side out this coming Sunday we will be AWAY to Nuxley CC -- 2pm start - address below:

239A Footscray Rd, New Eltham, SE9 2EL



Another close defeat at Snodland CC

 Things didn't go our way yesterday as another top quality innings of 99 not out won the game for Snodland CC. For those not there we made 154/9 (Thurman 36, Murdoch 26) but it wasn't tenuous as Snodland got home in the 38th over, with 4 wickets down. Good bowling from both Alex Langford and Luke Arpino.


Ex captain Jones has his day

A Gary Jones inspired win for Carlton Sports CC at our expense yesterday was a tough pill to swallow, but credit to the old moaner, it was a top class knock. Well done to all that played and stuck at it as the 'run chase' and in the field earlier on. A special word for Luke Constable who done good on his debut behind the stumps...well done chap!


 "UNBEATABLES " beaten

Tatsfield CC sneaked home in a very close 35 over  game on Sunday played in the best weather so far this season, chasing down our 135 ish. Requiring 6 to win off the last over with 7 wickets down Thurman couldn't repeat the previous games effort and close out the victory. 

A few more runs and it would've been a different story. Well done to Liam for his 40 not out & Rory for 2 stumpings and 2 catches behind the wicket.We wont mention the dropped catch by" where's me Troosers" MacNeill  in the last over.

Let's get back to winning ways against Carlton Sports at HOME on Sunday, 2pm start - be there for 1:15 to set up please.



The winning run rolls on with a 3ish wicket victory over a game Cobham CC side .

We were under par batting, but a great all round bowling/fielding display saw us defend 113 against Cobham. Our ever reliable run machine Michaels only managed double figures but our star was Mr Extras with a (best ever ?) score of 50 plus. Out of a total of 113 what were the rest doing !!!

Great bowling from Ian Thurman, 3 for 21, including an opening spell of 6 overs, 5 maidens 3 for 6.

With Cobham needing 17 or 18 to win off the final over from Thurman the first ball went for 4, then dot ball, then a 6 !!!! then a single or 2 in the remaining balls. Relief and jubilation all round.


The "UNBEATABLESroll on down to leafy Tatsfield next Sunday - 14:00 start (PLEASE ARRIVE AT 13:30 LATEST). Address and map on relevant page here .




High Halstow game called off

Our intended fixture v High Halstow CC in the desolate Kent marshes has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to lack of players! Shame.

Hopefully we can field a side to beat Cobham CC on June 1st.



Another week another win !!

If it was England winning you would start to think there was a Far East betting syndicate at work here. Maybe there is and English Sunday amateur cricket  is the thing to bet on in Malaysia.

Eden Park CC vanquished twice in emphatic style in last two games had young Alex Langford in dreamland with a hat trick. I'll have to find out how you do that!! Hopefully Alex hasn't peaked too soon and will go on to even greater feats. I guess the drinks were on dad Ade after. Well done Alex, now a genuine Broadway Legend.

On to this coming Sunday and a nice game against High Halstow CC in the offing. Situated in the desolate Kent marshes of the Isle of Grain it looks a great fixture. Situated not far from the village of Cooling and St James church immortalised by Charle Dickens in Great Expectations. Hopefully I'll be able to persuade my driver to take a short detour to visit for some photos - eh Tony ?


 See oppo website --->

 Also that for St James church ---->


 Lastly "Helmet Cam"  No sniggering at the back ! Luke Arpino tried out wearing a cam on his helmet and the results are here ------->

Great stuff and with the soundtrack it felt like we were back on Tour !!

Essential kit for all our umpires from now on!



Staggering  win for BCC


A monumental all bowled hat trick saw Walsh take out Shoots skipper, John Garrett and Dave Kendal to turn the match our way.

Dan Lloyd match summary (does go on a bit) is on the relevevant page here.


Next up - a tricky away game v Eden Park



Captain Arpino gets us off to a flying start with an excellent battling win in leafy Dulwich v Ad Hocs CC

 BCC posting 175 for 7 off 40 overs  bowled out the Ad Hocs for 155 ish.

 A match report is on the Match Summary page.


Next up this Sunday a HOME game against the landlords !


 2014 Season news is above



BCC back in the winning groove !!

Two wins on the trot now, previously against Dulwich Development XI and now last Sunday against Tatsfield CC in our last home game of the season. Strange how these two wins coinside with Thurman being out the team ! Or is it?

Skipper Murdoch reports that .... "It was a 35 over game due to weather,  we batted first making 131/9. We bowled Tatsfield  out for 109. Good bowling from Simon Triggs & Sydney  for 2 wickets each plus the two Tony's (Arpino and Brandi) rolling back the years to keep it tight early on.

I've managed to master the Adrian Langford art of coming on when the rabbits are bobbing their way to the wicket, with figures of 3 for 1 off 1.5 overs to wrap it up......"

So there we are BCC now on a winning roll - it had to happen.

Next week we're away - oppo to be confirmed (TBC)  Dan's on the case so don't worry.


Latest averages here ------> (having trouble with space issues)
if you dare look !!


Nightmare season continues

After another loss the previous week to Shootershill2001 CC a tough fixture against HSBC CC was next up. We ended up playing with 9 men in a 35 over game. Batting first we made 127 all out after losing both openers Thurman & Shaw for a duck each. Our latest ringer Jaz/Jez recommended by Dan made a good 60. The oppo, declining to even offer us 1 fielder !! -  knocked the runs off in 20+ overs losing a couple of wickets.

With Thurman pulling a hamstring and various other members missing, the chances of raising a side for Priory game look slim to me. But we'll see. Roll on next season.


A tough one this coming Sunday v The Landlords - Shootershill2001 CC. However, bouyed by our victory over Borstal last Sunday confidence is high.

It's a Home game for us so get there early to help out with the setting up !!.


Broadway win - read all about it !!


Shock waves have been reverberating round the cricket world since Sunday as  Broadway CC end a disastrous losing run. . Rory's just texted me from his hols in the USA to say it was all over the front page of the Boston Globe no less !!

Skipper Tony Arpino oversaw the comfortable victory and  although the game looked won with half the oppo out for less than 50 we took no chances and kept going relentlessly - still fearing  another defeat may happen. Even with 100 runs in hand and 1 wkt to go bowler Dan Lloyd still wanted a deep cover boundary fielder!! Oops sorry that should read part time bowler.

Skipper Tony saw it like this ........" At last a fantastic performance resulting in a fantastic and long awaited win!! Fantastic!!!
Borstal Sports Ground - a nice ground in quite a picturesque location (just passed Rochester Castle) was lovely and the team were a really friendly side and worth a repeat visit.(Not just cos we slammed them).
Winning the toss and batting first we made 182 all out. With great performances from several players (See Chris Shaw is Statto page for details details).
We fielded well and restricted them to 80 odd all out. It was nice to give some people a bowl who don't normally and very good performances there too.
Well done to all and welcome to the start of our winning streak!! Fantastic!! ......... "

It's Borstal next for us !

Another loss this time to new oppo Dulwich Development CC. If I didn't know better I'd say there was something suspicious going on here. Some dodgy betting scam maybe?
Another new opposition for this week - Borstal CC (where the  Young Offenders institution was founded. Lets hope there are no inmates on day release playing for them !! Or is that a bit un PC? Hopefully Dan our illustrious fixture secretary has not arranged another miss match. Who knows .
Ground directions for you sat navvers - ME13TL.
      It is on the Wouldham Road about 1/2 mile after the M2 bridge on the right. Signposted as Borstal Sports and Social Club."


2013Tour to Bewdley

A successfull tour was had by those that travelled. Not in terms of wins but in personal performances, great weather, great fun and greatcompany. In the next few matches those that didn't tour will get to hear of our exploits whether they like it or not

We lost all three games but all our performances were extremely creditable and the fist and third games on a different day could have gone our way.

A big thanks to all our guest players - Gary Jones, Paul Tanner , Tom Tanner, John Garrett, Trevor Neatherway, Dave Tanner, and "Molely" who played for us against Hagley CC. Not forgetting the two lads that played for us against Stourport  - Tristram & Martin.

You can see from the above that very few Club members made the effort to represent the club on tour, lets hope next year it's significantly different. There are suggestions  to open the tour places up to allcomers right from the start for next year which may be the only way to get 11 players on the pitch, which would be a shame. 



The run continues !!

Another loss to a strongish Nuxley CC batting lineup. In a perverse sort of way the losing run is as exciting now as a long winning run. Your always wondering when it will end. Tony Arpino captained the side in Darryl Murdoch's absence. Again too few runs were scored and not enough wickets taken. BCC 125 for 8 (playing with 10 men incl 1 guest  Mike. Nuxley won with 7 wkts in hand and a dozen or so overs to spare.

A trip into deepest Kent this Sunday v Newington CC. The final warm up game before the Tour. But then again as so few Club members are going on Tour then it doesn't really matter for most!!!



This is getting boring now. Another loss !!

A strong Old Alleyn CC batting lineup enabled them to comfortably overhaul an under par score by us of 127 ish , losing only two wickets in the process. And one was a very dubious LBW by all accounts.

Simon Triggs 40+ score was the mainstay with only Walsh & Thurman making double figures of the rest. A special mention must be made about the rediculous sized boundaries. Either side of the wicket had to be 100+ yards and diagonally nearer 150 yards each end  !! Needless to say a few all four's were run on a scorching day !

Even KING DONG could not inspire a win - obviously not enough players tuned in to the Motivational Music page !!

AWAY to Nuxley CC this weekend - the rot stops here!!


This Sunday when we take on Alleyn Adhoc XI CC, and

KING DONG makes his return fron Nigeria and will play his first game of the season. Fully laden with various spells and tricks obtained from the best witchdoctor in Freetown.

The game is at The Academy, Woolwich, an historic setting, bring your camera






SE18 4AS


Map link - There are two gated entrances for the ground: 1. At the mini-roundabout where 3 roads meet: Red Lion Lane, Woolwich Common and Herbert Road 2. For the whole development: On Red Lion Lane. Ring concierge if the gate is not open. Follow the road round to the right for the pavilion Parking for the ground is on street, at the start of Woolwich Common, which runs from Red Lion Lane.

We are starting at 2pm, tea is provided. I don't currently know of any special requirements in terms of putting stuff out etc, but I am sure there will be things to set up etc, so please get there for at least 1:15. 


  AND still the losing run goes on !!! 

 After defeats to Tatsfield Village CC and Carlton Sports CC last week  Ireally thought we were going to win at Meopham CC. Skipper Murdoch sums it uo ...... " A very frustrating game yesterday, after scoring 145 all out (Chris Shaw 43 and Liam Walsh 30 the standout batsmen) we had Meopham 70/7, but dropped catches and good batting from their no 8/9 bats got them home with 7 balls to spare. We were very good for 30 overs in the field, with Steve Purcell taking a top notch catch back "at home" at square leg. Keep at it guys, we'll get there soon...."

With Meopham virtually down and out at 70 for 7 we really should have beaten them comfortably instead another victory was thrown away.

Credit tho to their young lad who fearlessly went for all his shots and played a match winning innings. I believe he was the son of Mr J Bryant (who opened their batting ). Mr J Bryant   previously played against us for Blendon CC a number of times and held the record score against us 148 for many years.


This week hopefully sees us play our first home game of the season against Cobham CC - the team Liam Walsh got his hat trick against ( i think).

This Sunday will see Simon Triggs 100th game for the club - after last weeks go - slow lets hope he makes it a memorable one .


Same old story - another defeat !!

Wickham Park got the better of us needing 9 to win off the last over with their last pair at the wicket. Their elder statesmen,  shall we say, saw us off with two fours and a two !!  All credit to them for going for the runs even in the last over. Losing  a game we could have won but should definitely should not have lost was not a good feeling. the worst this season.

The plus points was that is was a very good ground decent pitch if a little on the low bounce side but nonetheless a ground and fixture I'd like to revisit next season. The oppo deserved their win especially as they only had 9 men.

The season averages are attached here -- > Aves 2013.xls
Funny things are happening in the batting this year. Darryl was briefly top of the averages after the Eden Park game. Now look who's got the fastest scoring rate.



Another Sunday - another defeat !

At a new venue for us - Charlton Park - Eden Park CC's 9 men managed to see off a mix of 8 and 9 & 11 man BCC. We made 142 ish all out and Eden Park got the runs with the loss of  5 wickets. 

A closer game than it may appear it was notable for Luke Arpino dropping a catch and in the process either breaking his forearm or badly spraining his wrist. We are awaiting a diagnosis from Dr Sicknote. While Tony A led Luke off the field for a few overs the following ball or so Steve Tanner  seemed to crash into the metal railings trying to save a 4 but only succeeded in sustaining a temporary injury - enough for him to sit out an over or two !! It was going from bad to worse !

Apart from Adam Michaels 50 + not many other batsman looked like scoring big. They attacked our bowling - Luke Arpino suffering very badly early on but came good in the end with a couple of wickets.

Anyway enough of that  - onwards and upwards.

This Sunday we are down in deepest darkest Kent  - somewher near Lamberhurst - Dan will be supplying details in due course. Maybe close enough for Liam to be persuaded to play.  Assuming Luke is out injured.




This Sunday 12th May we will be playing AWAY and NOT at Home, against Nuxley CC at  -
2pm Start
Footscray Rugby Club
239a Footscray Road
New Eltham
See "Oppo Directions " page for map


The Landlords show no mercy

Another hard beating was suffered again last Sunday at the hands of our landlords Shootershill2001 CC. With Ian Thurman making his wicket-keeping debut and BCC missing a few batsmen it all went downhill from the start. Chasing 244 was always going to be  big ask and under orders from the skipper to "go for it" wickets fell due to the pressure. Good knocks from the Arpino's batting together brightened their day if nothing else.

This Sunday we play our first Home game - however again like the previous Sunday the original oppo Thurrock dropped out, the replacement opp Carlton Sports have now dropped out and our fixt sec  (ie Darryl) is busy trying to find suitable replacement. So who knows what will happen this Sunday!


Essex wide boys too quick for us

A trip to Harlow ended in a bad defeat against Netteswell & Burnt Mill CC. Chasing 193 to win we staggered to 99 for 9 off 40 overs. The two opening quick bowlers for the oppo ultimately did the damage. The way I saw it was that we gave them 50 runs too many with some wayward bowling. which didn't help. Apart from 1 the oppo we're a really decent set of blokes and if they were nearer I'd play them again. Sicknote asked them if they fancied playing at our place the reply was " we dont travel " . 
Tony Brandi rolled back the years with a quality 39 not out ( if you discount the oppo's shocking drop in mid innings) - I think they were also taking aback by Tony sledging the fielders while he was batting. Aaah just like the old days.
This Sunday we take on the landlords in an AWAY game, so no need to put the boundary markers etc out. 
Hopefully they will have remembered o prepare a pitch this week!!!
It's a 2pm start. So if you can be there for 1:30 please, or earlier if you fancy a net. 

 Bexleyheath CC just scrape home !

Good effort yesterday, but around 15/20 runs short.

For those not playing we batted first and made 123/6 off 40 overs (Adam Michaels 50) and had them 8 down but couldn't force the win. 4 wickets for Darryl Murdoch and 2 each for Luke and Tony Arpino. A couple of dropped catches also hurt us. Good bowling also from Alex Langford and Mujtaba Khan.
This coming Sunday we play our first home game of the season against Nuxley CC -  2pm start.
Get there early to help set out the field and the score hut etc and also have some net practice too !!

Thar She Blows !!!

Dan Lloyd our who arranges our fixtures inbetween spells at sea as a deep sea trawlerman is wishing he was back at sea after Bickley Park CC cancelled, due to them being over protective of their pitch.

 More messing around !! 

A replacement away fixture  v Bexleyheath CC has been found, a club who we have played a couple of times in the past. The first game (away)  was abandoned at tea , with Bexleyheath setting a modest looking 140 ish. The second game (home) we lost quit ashamedly to their colts. No slip ups this time lads !! 

NOTE the 1.30 START !


The planned opening game with Streatham & Marlborough CC has been cancelled due to an under prepared pitch.

Consequently we start the season with an away game with new opposition Bickley Park CC on April 21st   - 2pm Start (see "Opposition ground directions" page for details)


 2013 Season starts above 



2012 Season AGM

The AGM is scheduled for November 24th at 2pm in the Club House

There will be a cricket type tea laid on for approx 4.30pm,(£5 a head) something to help soak up the copious amounts of Dom Perignon that Mr Lloyd is treating us to (in his push for the captaincy).

Start considering your vote for Player of the Year (first and second choice needed).

Final seasonal averages  here ----------> Final Aves.xls

2012 Season ends in anti-climax

Sundays away game v Wilmington CC fell foul to the weather as 9 other games did this season - a record!! As predicted the day before,  by one of our professional Scotchmen (the Glasgow one) early morning rain got steadily heavier - yet still "the game's on" we were told!! Shortly before he arrived at the ground he got the news " the game's off" He was none too happy. 



 Winning streak ends in spectacular style

Halstead CC ended our winning run thrashing us by 100+ runs. An initial 8 man BCC side took took the field and it was all pretty much downhill from there.

Belvedere CC have cried off so Dan is attempting to line up some oppo - however it may be difficult to find some.


It's a girl Mrs Michaels !!

Slightly belated congratulations to skipper Adam Michaels and his good lady wife Tanya on the birth of their first child  - Annabel Florence born on Tues 4th September.


Halstead CC next on horizon

A new fixture for us -  Halstead CC are next up on Sunday, away at their pretty country ground. I've been past it a few times and If the weather holds good it'll be a great day out  - a fixture not to be missed in the Garden of England.

About 3-4 miles out from Orpington.   Best part of 1.5 miles from Knockholt station. 


See "Opposition Ground Directions" web page for details of whereabouts.




 May Day, May Day

Mayday Gdns lived up to its name last Sunday. But it was Priory CC sending out the distress signals as they were skittled for a paltry 67 runs. Even John Garrett coming in  down the order for them couldn't help their cause - out to a multi-juggling catch behind the stumps by Michaels off Walsh. Chasing the runs did not prove difficult but it was not pretty to watch as we ground out the runs on a bouncy pitch. Even  Priory wingeing about valid wides couldn't prevent us chalking up another excelllent win.

Captain Michaels saw it like this ......" The Broadway juggernaut rolls on… another good win, 8 on the trot now, so let's keep up the good work!  Good to get one over Priory after they have outplayed us the last few times we have played them

We bowled a good Priory side out for 67 on a tough pitch, and then knocked off the runs for the loss of 5 wickets.  Took 30 overs or so, and I think with Priory's bowling attack and a tough wicket it would have been tough to chase 100. 
The win was set up by an excellent all-round bowling and fielding effort, there was barely a bad ball bowled all innings and the pressure told on their bats.  Highlights included Darryl's 4/10 and a good slip catch for Ian but everyone bowled really well, for a quality batsman like Paul Gayle to score only 30-odd in over 30 overs batting is a measure of that.  
Then the top order did exactly what was needed with the bat by seeing off some good opening bowling and not letting the enemy back into the game. "



Our last home fixture this season sees us take on Priory CC

We are looking for a 1pm start although this is yet to be agreed upon. We've struggled against Priory losing at least the last two matches so lets make it third time lucky this Sunday. The Big Man - Fitz is back with us so that's a good sign.



Broadway Legends enhance reputation

The Broadway Legends team trounced the Broadway CC side by 5 wkts in what proved to be a one sided match at Mayday Gardens in the Clubs 30th Anniversary match.

Alex Langford and Luke Tanner deputising for those scotch legends Shaw & MacNeill helped inflict a humiliating defeat upon the BCC. Things started badly for the Legends tho - Steve Tanner turned up with a bad back and said he wouldn't bowl and Tony Brandi pulled up lame after 1.3 overs of his bowling spell with a pulled hamstring.  But Legends are not called that for nothing!  After opener Trtiggs was bowled by Adrian Langford (to the shouts of "come on dad" ) the BCC were in complete disaray. Son Alex Langford heaped further humiliation on BCC skipper Michaels trapping him LBW for not a lot (although a possible hint of bat may have been involved). Alex then roughed up Sicknote Purcell and bowled him middle stump with his third delivery. Pressure from Tony Arpino resulted in wickets for Glenn Hunt and Dave Tanner as they rolled back the years. Catches were all held, particularly the innings ending dismissal of Luke Arpino - caught by dad Tony. and only some dubious interpretation of the 'wide" ruling helped BCC limp to 89 all out with 15 overs left !!

The Legends innings started with some bad luck Ben White being caught behind off the back of his bat in an attempted pull. Thurman edging a low one to Dan Lloyd at first slip for an excellent catch (he dropped and easier chance later)  put us on 10 for 2 . Paul Tanner and Glenn Hunt proceeded to knock the runs off. Paul Tanner recklessly run out was followed by Tony Brandi with a runner Ben White. Tony nearly hit a 6 off the fielder at square leg but only got 4 - Glenn however went one better and hit a 6 off the same fielder at square Leg - whatever next !! Next ball Glenn was out chasing a wide one from Darryl Murdoch to bring in ex-skipper Dave Tanner. With Tony out LBW to Simon Triggs hitting across a straight one Luke Tanner strode to the crease with the intention of hitting the final 2 runs for victory. However Dave couldn't resist a lobby leg side delivery which was put away for 4 and victory by 5 wickets.While all this was going on some dubious decision making from BCC skipper  left Liam Walsh with 4 overs still left to bowl ! - or maybe the skipper had given up before then !!

You should have been there !!


Winning streak extended to 7 at Newington CC's expense

A dramatic hattrick from Liam Walsh (his first) blew away the resistance of Newington CC as it looked as if our winning sequence would come to an end. See Statto's page for details 

Liam running in to bowl his third victim of his hattrick. Note the attacking field for this ball.


Interviewed after the game Walsh said "bring on the Legends next week, those guys are history" . We shall see.




Six wins on the trot as Tatsfield CC are beaten

Apart from an excellent win the fixture was noted for a few other things. Some hot weather , lack of rain and an excellent tea. The best tea we have had all season home or away. Tatsfield are definitely top of the Tea League - well done Tatsfield CC !!




Chislehurst & West Kent CC 2nd XI vanquished

A good win on Sunday at home to Chislehurst and West Kent CC II  -  5 on the trot now.  See Match Summary page for details and Statto's page.

 Dulwich game rained off

With all the effort undertaken to raise a team to play Dulwich CC once again the rain ruined what would have been a good fixture. The game never commenced due to puddles on the outfield - whuch later probably formed part of the Olympics white water course!!

Roll on next season.

 Some compensation for abandoned Tour

Some sunny weather and an excellent win against HSBC CC made up somewhat for our ill fated tour. Our first ever game aginst HSBC saw us playing in immaculate surroundings and have salad and couscous for tea with balsamic vineger !!

See the Match Summary page for a report from the skipper Adam Michaels - who again racked up another 50+ runs.


Bewdley tour completely wiped out but we still have a game on 22nd July

Even before we managed to get to Bewdley all 3 games were cancelled due to waterlogged pitches. We've regularly lost the odd game to the weather but never the whole tour!

And to rub salt into our wounds the hotel insists on keeping our £500 deposit!

Still Dan has come up trumps with a last minute fixture on the 22nd v HSBC CC so we'll take our frustrations out on these sons of bankers which will cheer us up, weather permitting.

Details of the ground here -,-0.037186&spn=0.010103,0.012295&ctz=-60&t=h&z=16

Our man on the spot Chris says - " Main entrance is from Lennard Road, directly opposite the junction with Kings Hall Road. The car park sign says "members only" but they tell me (I've just been up there) that it's open to everyone at weekends.
If anyone's coming by train, there's a pedestrian entrance facing you as you come out of the main entrance to New Beckenham station (that's on the side for London bound trains)...."


Latest averages for the season 

And lots of landmarks to look forward to on tour

  • Adam Michaels (6776 runs) needs 111 to overtake Rory (6886) and become the club's all-time leading run scorer.
  • Ian Thurman needs 3 more runs to become the third player to reach 6000
  • Steve Purcell needs 27 runs, and Dan 69, to reach 1000
  • Fitz Hamilton (yet to score a run this season) needs 19 to reach 500. OK, that one's not going to happen.
  • Liam Walsh needs 4 wickets to reach 100



 Last gasp win sets us up for the Tour to Bewdley (weather permitting)

A 65 plus run partnership for the 9th wicket almost denied us victory on Sunday against Carshalton Athletic CC. Defending 145 on an improving wicket the game was in the bag after 1 wicket from Chris Shaw, 2 wickets from Darryl Murdoch, 2 from Fitz Hamilton and 4 for Liam Walsh (+ good catch in the deep in front of oppo batsmen) had set us up. However just as we were resigned to losing a game we should have won easily  Dan Lloyd on as a last resort secured an LBW decision and victory for us. Relief all around and despair for the oppo!

Weather permitting we are off on our travels this week to Bewdley - the grounds by all accounts are very wet and some games possibly in doubt. But at the mo all are on. The weather looks to be drying up come Wednesday.

 Harley Wanderers 8th July fixture cancelled due to heavy overnight and morning rain


Landlords beaten and updated averages

Good work yesterday guys, always nice to get one over the landlords!

 One negative was a few catches that went begging, some of which were tough ones.  Keep those hands relaxed guys!

We posted a decent 181 for 7, and bowled and fielded pretty well to restrict them to 140 odd.  I thought they were in the game though until the last 6 overs or so (until we got Dave Kendall out). 

Some of the highlights in terms of performances -

 Everyone working extra hard in the field, as we had only 10 men for most of the game

Liam bowled quick and took 3 wickets, including the two key men (John Garrett and Dave Kendall), plus a run out plus an athletic caught and bowled.

Tight bowling from Tony Arpino, who only conceded 21 off his 8 overs

Another good knock from Azim, 31 I think

My man of the match was Ian Thurman, an important 29 not out to ensure we posted a good score, and then a good spell of bowling and a key wicket


Luke Arpino is living up to his nickname of Junior Sicknote as he tried to barge Fitz out the way to take a catch and came off worse - sat the rest of the game out on the sideline inspecting Fitz's stud marks on his hip !!


We are AWAY this Sunday - 1st July - at Mayday Gdns against Shootershill2001 CC.

Which means they have to put out the boundary markers and open and close up the scorers hut !!

Only three and a half weeks till the Tour.

We are still currently 1 short for the Sunday fixture - 22nd July.

 Victory over Meopham CC brings us our first win of the season !!

Steve Tanner slammed the penultimate ball for four to give us a a close fought win in a 30 over game. Excellent contributions from everyone ensured a long overdue win was achieved. Bring on the landlords - Shootershill2001 CC !!


On the green @ Meopham this Sunday 24th June

A 1.30 start rain permitting.

Map of destination here ->,+Kent,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=m&z=13


Sun 17th June

Groundsman permitting on we are at HOME to CARLTON SPORTS CC.

I'll be putting some banging tunes on here this week to get us in the mood for Carlton  - Jones and all.

 Under prepared pitch scuppers fixture with Alleyns Ad Hoc XI

Sundays game against Old Alleyns Ad Hoc XI was cancelled on Saturday night due to their groundsman being unable to prepare a pitch!

This only happened once at Waring Park in all the years we played there and the one time this did happen we marked out the pitch ourselves. Just thought I'd mention that.

 Rain ruins home fixture v Cobham CC

Against better judgement the game v Cobham CC at Mayday Gdns went ahead. Furthermore during the game the skipper (Adam Michaels) found the time to let us know that we were playing a "time game". It was never made clear as to why tho. Anyway, fielding in the occasional drizzle and wind saw BCC on top at tea with Cobham 100 for 7. There were some excellent bowling and fielding (Liam Walsh's catch was probably the highlight), in some pretty miserable conditions.  However, whilst munching on chips in the pavillion the rain came down heavier and we never returned to the middle. The rain preventing BCC form potentially winning  their first game of the season. Thanks to Dave Kendall, Jim Taylor, Dave & John Garett from Shootershill 2001 for guesting and bolstering both the batting and bowling.

 A hat trick of defeats after loss to Eden Park CC

Despite the good weather and a decent pitch and some short boundaries at West Wickham (lovely ground I thought) we were unable to match the run scoring of Eden Park. Chasing 220 to win we only managed 190 ish off the 40 overs. Still a lot of positives to take from the game, apart from maybe the missfields.

We should  be playing our first home game of the season v Cobham this Sunday. I'll pick a few patriotic tune for this weeks MM page as it's the Jubillee weekend.


 At long last a decent weather forecast for Sundays away game against Eden Pk - that's assuming they tell us where the venue is !! 

Thus Sunday 27th May we will be playing Eden Park CC @  the following venue -.

118A Pickhurst Rise, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 0AW  -   not too far from the "Women in banking and finance " ground I see.,-0.004292&spn=0.009844,0.01929&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.654694,32.431641&hnear=BR4+0AW,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16

Dont forget the Factor30!!


Another defeat for BCC

An under strength BCC side suffered their second defeat of the season away at the hands of Beddington Cavaliers. Under cool grey skies the oppos aussie pro did for us with both bat and ball. - still at least it didn't rain.

This coming Sunday ( 27th May ) sees us on our  travels again taking on Eden Park CC. Lets hope we can get a team out consisting of club members only for a change!

Some good news tho - I'll be updating the Motivational Music page on Tues so I'm sure our fortunes will improve against Eden Park. I think you'll find this weeks selections stirring stuff !!
I should be on KERRANG really .


 More rain !!

Another wet weekend sees Broadway CC confined to the dressing room as another of the two potentially excellent new fixtures are lost to the weather. Lets hope for drier conditions for next Sundays home game against Tatsfield CC - the first time they have travelled to Mayday Gardens.


BCC and Michaels receive a bloody nose

Heavy defeat to Streatham& Marlborough CC in opening game.

It didn't quite go to plan yesterday!  A quickfire 111 off 42 balls from their number 4 deserved to be the matchwinner I think.  Although we were thoroughly beaten, there were a number of positives:

·        We managed to get a full side out and play a game of cricket earlier than ever before.  It was cold though!  Thanks to Azim and Mujtaba for guesting for us.  Thanks also to Adrian Langford, who came out of retirement after all of 3 days to help us out.

·        61 on debut for Azim was an excellent knock, and must be close to the record for the highest score on debut I think?  Rory MacNeill also batted well.

·        There was some good bowling, particularly from Liam.  Ian and Sam Holland bowled good first spells.

·        A stunning catch from Ian Thurman to dismiss their century-maker.

·        We did really well to keep fighting in the field even when the ball was flying to all parts.

·        Taking the positives, it was a reflection of our good performances against them last year that they played their Sunday 1stXI against us!  They had some good players, including their number 4 whose 111 included a number of reverse sweeps which he absolutely nailed, and a Dil-scoop for 4. 

 They scored 289/4 (I think ?) in a 35 over game.  We didn't come close, I think we got about 130 but we were out of the picture after a poor start saw us slump to 30/4 I think.  Adrian has promised us a match report...   

 My nose is fine now!  For those who weren't there, I had to leave the field briefly when the ball skipped up as I dived for it, which gave me a nose bleed.  I think Ian will be adding the photo of my bloody kit to the website's Casualty Corner!


 2012 Starts here

2012 Season commences with our earliest ever start away against Streatham & Marlborough CC - 1pm start. It's a shame half the squad are unavailable. Don't forget your fleeces etc predicted temperatures10c !! But sunny and dry.

Team so far: Ian, Rory, Chris, Adam, Simon, Liam, Sam, John, Azim....... 

Not available: Tony, Steve T, Colin, Steve P, Fitz, Darryl, Dan, Hish, Luke A 

It will be a 1pm start, so please arrive for 12.30.  S&M ground is at junction of South Circular & Lordship Lane in East Dulwich. Post Code is SE21 7EX.




Well the 2012 season is nearly upon us lets just hoped all the 'netters' haven't peaked too soon!! As anticipated as soon as the cricket season arrives the weather takes a turn for the worse. The drought is the reason for the season being brought forward, as it's bound to rain as soon as we start.

If a fixture is not forthcoming for the 22nd April may I sugget an outdoor net if possible at Mayday Gardens. 

I will be adding some photo's to our new Gallery page and will add some new Motivational Music to fire you up - not to be missed. All the previous seasons selections are still here (well most of them) give them a listen it'll broaden your education if nothing else.





 2012 preparation  starts here with winter nets.

We have some hard work to do in the nets over the winter !  if we'd had a decent season with the bat we'd prob have won another 4 or 5 of those games

I am planning to book nets at the Oval this winter forWednesdays at 8pm.  (This is a change to previous years' slot on Thursdays.)  These will run from mid-Jan through to mid-May (if enough people still want to net by then). I am also thinking about booking a few nets on Mondays at 8pm (eg 4 or 5 around April), if there is demand, to cover people who can't make the Wednesday but still want to net.  Cost will be £7 a week.
The indoor  NETS at the Oval will be taking place on the following dates -
Date                                                    Time       # of nets  in use
Wednesday 15th  February     2012      8-9pm             1      
Monday 20th    February      2012         8-9pm             2      
Monday 27th    February       2012         8-9pm             2      
Wednesday 29th  February       2012      8-9pm              1      
Monday 5th     March  2012                     8-9pm             2      
Monday 12th    March  2012                  8-9pm           2      
Wednesday 14th  March  2012               8-9pm         1      
Monday 19th    March  2012                    8-9pm          2      
Monday 26th    March  2012                  8-9pm          2      
Wednesday 4th  April  2012                  8-9pm           1      
Wednesday 11th April  2012                  8-9pm          1
Monday 16th    April  2012                     8-9pm            1      
Wednesday 18th April  2012               8-9pm           1      
Monday 23rd    April  2012                  8-9pm           1      
Wednesday 25th  April  2012               8-9pm         1      
Monday 30th    April  2012                     8-9pm           1      
Wednesday 2nd  May    2012               8-9pm         1      
Wednesday 9th  May    2012                  8-9pm          1      
Wednesday 16th May    2012               8-9pm         1      
There will also probably be other options:
  • Shooters Hill run nets at the weekend (last year these were £3 atErith leisure centre, Avenue Road, Erith, Sundays 10-11am) - I think Tony and Luke went to a few of these last year?
  • Nuxley have invited us to their nets, last year these were atLeigh City Tech, Green Street Green Rd, Dartford DA1 1QE. From 9-10am, on Sundays roughly fortnightly, around £3 per person.
  • We will prob try to have 1 or 2 nets on the Sundays in April before the season starts


2011 Season finishes ignominiously !

A shocking batting display saw a dismal end to the season. Broadway 50 ish all out to average bowling, with Vishwa CC knocking off the runs in 10 overs or so for loss of 2-3 wickets. The game ended at 3.15 so a 20/20 game was played. Vishwa batted first and made 150 for 8 or 9 Broadway made 90/100 ish all out. Special mention to Fitz in the 20/20 for his bowling - as he was carted into the fields 4 times ! Top man.

Curry was had after the game at Meopham CC ground at £3 a go but there was a lack of euphoria after such a poor display. The oppo had 2-3 very good batsmen/bowler with a few half decent players  Nice weather and nice setting tho - but the wicket played very low at one end and low at the other - which partly led to our downfall.



 Broadway CC v Vishwa CC will be the last game of the 2011 season, 25th September @ Longfield

We will be playing at the recreation ground where we played Meopham III earlier this year ie at  Manor Road, Longfield, Kent (Green Man pub on the corner of Manor Rd) Ground 100yds up on the right. As you drive in turn right to park at the opposite end to the "pavillion". 

Map for ground here -,0.334911&spn=0.036313,0.063343&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.654694,32.431641&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=14

Start @ 1pm sharp.

Post match showers drinks + curry £3 at Meopham CC main ground at Meopham Green

Ground in Wrotham Rd  post code - DA13 0PY


Tatsfield CC beaten.

Michaels and Triggs get Broadway home needing 134 to win in an unlikely looking run chase winning by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare against a strongish Tatsfield CC. Just as the winning boundary was hit the rain came down! Michaels hit 60 and Triggs run out on 49!!

Season continues for another week possibly !

Its seems we have a pitch booked for 25th Sept at Longfield (Meopham CC second ground) where we played earleir this season. Dan to try and get oppo.

Latest avearages here  - 6.xls



Last chance to become a legend for this season as we play Tatsfield CC in what is likely to be the last game of 2011.

1pm Start -

Tatsfield CC address + postcode for you sat navvers.

Furze Corner
Tatsfield Approach Road
TN16 2JT,0.023689&spn=0.145506,0.253372&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.654694,32.431641&vpsrc=6&t=m&z=12



Luckily for Priory CC the weather saved them on Sunday LOL See Stattos page for the details.

This Sunday we are probably finishing our season with an away game against Tatsfield CC at their scenic ground. Hopefully the weather will hold up, fingers crossed etc. Will probably be a 1pm start

Motivational Music page has been updated with some unbelievable music - DO NOT MISS !!!

Latest averages ar here ------> 5.xls



Priory CC match 11th Sept - last Home game of season.

The doubt as to whether we had a pitch at Mayday Gardens this Sunday has now been resolved and we will be at HOME to Priory CC.




Disaster at home to Bexleyheath CC losing by 55 runs chasing 103 to win off 40 overs.

Latest averages are here ----> 4.xls

 A 64 run 8th wicket partnership steers Broadway to a great victory over CarshaltonAthletic , my that Motivational Music does wonders.

Match report on Match Summary page and updated averages below 3.xls



  Both John and Dave Garrett of Shootershill2001 CC guested for us at short notice to give us a comfortable win against a youthfull Cobham CC. Cobham themselves had a ex Hextable CC fast bowler adversary of ours guesting for them in - Simon  Price - older members may recall his 6-15 ish against us. Chasing 146 to win John Garrett starred scoring 60 + not out with his dad earlier taking a couple of wickets in an 8 overs spell for not many runs.

All the bowlers did well and restricted to a usefull looking Cobham to 145 for 7 ish off 40 overs. 180 looked a distinct possibility at one point I thought but a good bowling and fielding performance helped despite luck not going our way at times.

An early Motivational Music update in tribute to John Garretts 60+ ( no jug was forthcoming tho) is on the MM page now. More to follow.

 AND finally a little bit of historical interst regarding Cobham CC  -

" Cobham Cricket Club in the county of Kent can justifiably claim to be the original home of "The Ashes".

Cobham Cricket Club was founded in 1850. The first game was played in Cobham Park between Cobham Hall Estate and Cobham Village on the 7th August 1850. Cobham Hall won by 163 runs.

In 1883 the then Captain of Cobham, the Hon. Ivo Bligh, later to become the Eighth Earl of Darnley, also captained England's touring side in Australia. During this tour Florence Morphy (later Lady Darnley) and some other Victorian ladies, burnt a bail and presented the ashes in an urn to Ivo Bligh. "The Ashes" in the now famous urn remained at Cobham Hall until 1926 when they were presented to the MCC at Lord's."

 Shootershill2001 CC gain revenge for two early defeats in style. A rain reduced 30 over game saw BCC put in to bat and struggled to 103 for 7. SH 2001 CC courtesy of a quickfire 50+ from John Garrett won the game with 15 overs or so left with 3 wkts down . I guess it's my fault for the defeat as i failed to add any Motivationak Music last week. Sorry for that as I know you all eagerly await my selections.

As I'm off to Broadstairs Folk Week this Wednesday I've added some appropraite music. 

 A dramatic Tie with Streatham & Marlborough CC - a game full of ups, downs, swings and roundabouts ! A dramatic last ball run out by Rory MacNeill finished the S&M innings with the scores level.

Next Sunday sees the final part in the triology of games with our feudal landlords Shootershill 2001 CC. Lets make it a hat trick of wins against them for the season!

 Link to updated averages are below. But the scoring didn't add up exactly in either innings yesterday, so there could be some minor corrections when Chris gets the book back.

  /usersitesv24/ 1.xls


 Our earlier defeat to Nuxley avenged with a good bowling and fielding performance but a slightly shaky and nervy batting performance got us home with plenty of overs to spare. "Statto" page updated with the details and  a report on the "Match Summary" page.

Still having a think about this weeks Motivational Music

Updated averages incl the Nuxley game on link below -

We have a visit from Streatham & Marlbrough CC this coming Sunday's home game. Team so far: Ian, Adrian, Rory, Chris, Adam, Fitz, Simon, Liam, Dan, Tony Arpino

The usual post match bar talk involved covered next year's 30th anniversary plans. The "Legends v Potential Legends" game was suggested and I think will happen. And finally I think we have a very realistic chance of taking our first overseas Tour - Holland looks a distinct goer !!

 Nuxley CC are next up at Mayday Gardens this Sunday. With Liam Walsh and  Steve "Dr Sicknote" Purcell back  + hopalong Langford we are only hoping for the best LOL.

Last weeks Motivational Music will have a second week as last week's game v Alleyns "Ad hoc XI" was cacelled due to rain. Just as well as it turned out  if the weather in Welling that afternoon was anything to go by.

Yours truly - Mr Thurman - will be going on an outward bound course this Friday in preparation for Sundays game. Off to Otford with Jonny Tew (an ex BCC supporter and watcher) climbing Otford Mount , walk to the Rising Sun pub few pints there - walk down to Heaverham poss to the Chequers a few pints there - carry on to Kemsing Village , a few pints in the 2 pubs there - then finally back to Otford and a few pints in the Woodman, Crown, Bull and possibly the Horns. As you can see I'll be mighty invigorated come Sunday !!  Maybe a team bonding session along these lines should be considered.



A comfortable victory over Meopham III CC on Sunday. The oppo were a mix of colts and senior players - a bit like being on Tour. Lovely ground - Ash esque - if you follow me. No changing rooms but good tea. Could have done with Sicknote to burrow into all the prickly hedges to retrieve the balls. Lost about 3-4 during the afternoon ! 

 Next up on the 17th July is Alleyn & Honor Oak's Adhoc XI down in leafy Dulwich - incidentally I was born in Dulwich - just thought I'd share that snippet with you LOL

The Motivational Music this week will be solely for my benefit as it will be the 23rd anniversary of my dads death.?Anyway I'm sure the two?bands will also stir you all into action.?