AGM
This years AGM is to be held at the Bell inn, Brook on Tuesday 25th November starting at 7.30pm prompt.
INDOOR TEAM WIN AGAIN!
The indoor team have now won 4 out of 4 to go top of the indoor league.
PLAYER PAGES UPDATED
All the players pages have been updated with both new players and 2014 stats. If you notice any mistakes or would like some changes made please email andy@bramshawcricketclub.co.uk. You can find these by clicking on the players tab to the left and then on players list. When in a players page click on their name to get their overall career stats or on a team name to see how they have done for that team. To see the overall club stats from 2014 and overall club records cick on players and then players records.
SEASON ENDS WITH WIN AT BARTLEY
The last game of the season was played at the Beautiful Bartley Cricket Ground. Batting first Mike Rowland hit a quikfore 21 before a collapse bought Tarty to the crease to join Kev C. They put on over 100 to take the score to a respectable 238. After a delightful tea Bailey bowled some jaffers and should have picked up more than one wicket but his fielders were useless at catching. Ram, Matt Rowland and Ritesh picked up a couple of wickets each before Jonty spun his way through the tail. A very enjoyable way to end the season.
FARMERS CAN'T PLAY CRICKET
Bramshaw have just finished their first tour in 18 years with a trip to North Devon staying in Croyde. On Saturday the team played against Bideford at their beautiful Westward Ho! ground. Batting first Delicate Dave plundered a quickfire 100 helping the team reach 272. In reply Big Ben Arnold took a 5-fer to restrict Bideford to 261. It must be noted that neither Dave or Ben bought a jug. A full match scorecard can be found here. On Sunday the team travelled to Barnstaple who played at another beautiful but enormous ground. Bramshaw got off to a good start with Tarty scoring a quick 60 and Tom bullying some runs off of the oppositions children. In reply Barnstaple were around 30 runs short with Daniel Eckton taking his first 2 wickets in Adult cricket with a magical spell of spin bowling. Two great games of cricket with two fantastic teas. On the last night George entered into his now customary arm wrestling competition - This time with a Belgian and whilst the warm up was being conducted the Belgian enquired as to what George did for a lliving - when George told him the Belgian stated that Farmers can't play cricket. He must have seen George play.
NEWSLETTER
The latets newsletter can be found here
The less said about the League games yesterday the better!
1STS WIN 3 IN A ROW
The firsts have been unbeaten in the last 3 weeks with wins over Follands, Hambledon 2 and Fawley2. Against Follands the 1sts fielded first and bowled superbly leaving the opposition on 127 all out - Jamie Martin returned figures of 2 wickets for 6 runs off 10 overs. In reply Tarty smashed a quick 50 and the side were home for the loss of only 3 wickets. Hambledon were bowled out for 57 and the 1sts chased that down for the loss of only 2 wickets. Fawley then visited Bramshaw and elected to field first. The 1sts got off to a flyer before a mini collapse saw them in all kinds of bother. Experienced heads George Gray and Mark Angel then put on a steady partnership before Mark went ballistic hitting 9 sixes on his way to 77 leaving the team on 259. This proved to be too much for Fawley who were bowled out for 163 with J-Mac ripping through their lineup taking 5 wickets. MOTM however must go to Bones who ran around like a nutter all day in the field and even took a Jonty Rhodes style catch at backward point.
ANGEL SMASHES 1STS TO VICTORY
Calmore decided to bat first and were in trouble early on as Ginge and Boothy bowled beautifully to leave them 27/4. J-Mac and Mangel both bowled tidily picking up wickets supported by Tarty who also picked up a couple leaving Calmore bowled out for 172. In reply Bramshaw looked to have lost at 88/8 but Mangel started smashing the ball to all parts to bring up his first ever 1st team 50, supported by Billy who rotated the strike excellently to take the score to 163 before Billy was caught behind Leaving just 10 to win. J-Mac managed not to soil his pants and defended an over before Mangel wacked two sixes off consecutive balls to win the match with 1 wicket remaining.
1STS WIN IN STYLE
Zane won the toss which meant the 1sts batted first on a scorcher at Paultons. Josephine scored his highest ever first team score of 88 and with Boothy (80) put on a 100 run partnership for the 3 wicket. George came in for a cheeky cameo at the end supported by J-Mac's ramp shot to take the team to an impressive 283. In reply Mark and Ginge both picked up wickets before Barney started it ripping it round corners (including bowling someone round his legs!) and J-Mac proved to be too quick as he picked up 5 excellent wickets to bowl Paultons out for 130. A most excellent win.
BL Team finish season with win
The BL team finished the season with a win against Redlynch. Batting first Bramshaw scored 178 with Tarty (65) and Ginge (49*) scoring most of the runs. In reply Redlynch scored 138 with Kaush and Josh being the pick of the bowlers. The team finished with 4 wins against 3 losses. Thanks to everyone who played, Arthur for umpiring and Pat for scoring.
Bramshaw win touring game with just eight fielders
On another warm day Bramshaw won the toss and we batted first with Johnny and Sam getting us off to a great start and after just four overs we had rushed along to 37-0. They continued to bat superbly before the both fell in quick succession which sparked the collapse. Ed and Tom batted together for a while before Ed C got out bowled. This meant that George joined Tom A at the wicket and it looked as if they were in no danger until Tom hit one straight up into the air and was out caught. I was in next and I never really seemed comfortable at the wicket and was soon out for just 1. This meant Matt was in...To continue reading click here.
Merin easily beat club x1
We lost the toss and were asked to field with eight of our eleven players being under the age of 18. Kaush and Josh shared the new ball Josh getting it to swing whilst Kaush was bamboozling the opposition with great variation. The first wicket then fell with Kaush picking it up and Josh doing the rest in the slips.  After them both finished their tight spells it was me and Ram who came on and the later picked up a wicket. It did always look as If they would be on for a decent score especially so when Ritesh came on and the runs were getting leaked. Bailey....To continue reading click here.
2nds well beaten by Aderholt
On another warm day we won the toss and inevitably batted. John W and George J opened the batting and got us off to an excellent start. They both continued to bat carefully at the start before they both started playing some more attacking shots. Not long after George was out for 12 bringing Richard in to bat and he and John just kept the score ticking for a few overs.  Soon after John reached another fifty this time falling for 57. This meant that the new batsman...To Continue reading click here.
1STS WIN RUN FEST
Zane won the toss at Locks Heath and decided to have a bat and after some very poor recent performances the batters stepped up! Andy's Hart & Vane opened the batting and put on 77 for the 1st wicket with Vane crushing the cut shot on numerous occasions as Hart ticked over at the other end. Simon Booth then Joined Andy H and together they put on 192 which was just 2 runs short of the record 2nd wicket partnership for the 1sts held by the same pair against Lymington 8 years previously. Boothy was then caught upping the rate for 101 which brought to the crease Josephine Coombs who scored a breezy 24 not out. Andy Hart ended up on 183 not out which is the highest ever score for the 1sts and the 3rd highest ever for Bramshaw. In reply Locks Heath got off to a flyer but wickets pegged them back and although one of them smashed a quick hundred they were always behind the run rate and fell a hundred runs short. An excellent win for the 1sts.
2NDS HAMMERED DESPITE POSITIVE BOWLING PERFORMANCE
Playing against Brockenhurst we lost the toss and were inevitably asked to field. Richard and Phil opened up the bowling and got us off to a tidy start with the first wicket coming through a superb catch from Charlie which he didn’t know an awful lot about. Batsmen number 2&3 built a massive partnership of well over 100 this was after seeing them both dropped. Phil and Rich then ended their spells allowing Kaush and Charlie to come on and bowl which worked...To Continue reading click here
SIXES GALORE AS CLUB Xl WIN
On a swelteringly hot day a youthful Bramshaw lost the toss and were inevitably asked to field first. Josh A and Rich C opened up and quickly picking up a couple of wickets to get us off to an astonishing start.  As it was a timed game everyone was going to get to bowl and with eight of the players being aged fewer than 20 it gave us a lot more chance in the field. As the innings progressed wickets and runs both continued to be scored and taken as Jonny, Ritesh, Tom A began to get it on the act of wickets. With some great fielding....To Continue reading click here
PHIL CURL - 100 WINS AS CAPTAIN
With the 2nd Xl win against Southampton Travellers Phil Curl took his total wins as a Bramshaw Captain to 100 - by far the most wins of any Bramshaw captain in the history of the club. Congrats Phil!
KING OF SPIN RETURNS
The King of Spin has returned with 3 new match reports which can be found here.
INTER CLUB MATCH
The club held a pairs competition on Sunday. Mark Angel, with some vintage Angel hitting, and Kaush Patel set the early pace with 37 off their 4 overs which lasted until the final pair of Josh Arnold and Tom Mason scored 40 off their 4 overs. Congrats to Josh and Tom. Thanks to Bonesy and Bob for the fantastic BBQ afterwards.
1STS WIN A THRILLER AT BRAMSHAW
The 1st team welcomed Langley Manor's 2nd team to Bramshaw on Saturday. Fielding first Bramshaw did a good job in restricting the Langley run rate with Mark starting with 3 maidens. J-mac came on and bowled beautifully taking 2 wickets for just 27 runs in his 10 overs. At the other end Tarty was mixing it up and managed to get 4 wickets supported by some superb catching by Johnny and J-Mac. A late flurry of runs from Langley saw them reach 204/9 in their 45 overs. In return Bramshaw got off to a shocker as Boothy ran himself out without facing before both Tarty and Ginge were out caught leaving the team at 41/3. Joe Coombs then played his best innings for the firsts supported by Zane who put on a nearly 100 run partnership before both fell in quick succession followed by Taylor and Johnny leaving the team on 161/7. George and Billy then batted like it was 1999 and kept the singles ticking over inching the score towards the target. With 2 overs left 22 runs were needed and the crowd were tense as George hit a 6 and some singles to leave 11 off the last over. George smashed the first ball for 6 which relieved some pressure before taking a single to let Billy hit a glorious cover drive for 4 to win an incredibly close match that could have easily gone either way. A great win for the firsts!
PATEL SHINES IN BL CUP LOSS
Bramshaw were knocked out of the cup by Calmore this evening. Batting first Coombs and King put on a fifty partnership for the first wicket but then everyone else struggled with some good bowling to reach 91 off 18 overs. In reply Kaush Patel opened the bowling and was unlucky not to take a couple of wickets bowling with exceptional flight and guile. In the end the Calmore batsmen were to strong and they chased the total easily.
2NDS NOT ONLY PLAY BUT WIN
The seconds travelled to play at a beautiful ground in Bournemouth. Fielding first Jon Wall and J-Mac bowled economically before Zano came on and ripped through the middle order with 5 wickets supported by Joe-C, who found a nice rhythm after struggling early on, and some good fielding by Dec and the two Tommies leaving the opposition out for 109. Tarty opened up with Joe-C and Joe was bowled trying to launch one into the English Channel which allowed the returning G-Mac the type of cameo we have come to expect. Lots of airy swishes interspersed with lots of boundaries. G and Tom Mason were out in quick succession leaving Tarty and Zano to get the rest of the runs. Just before hitting the winning boundary the game was interrupted by a red arrows display. Nice of them to honour a great victory.
MIDWEEK GAMES
The next midweek game is on Wednesday 25th June - 2.00pm start at Bramshaw against Shooters Hill. If you are interested in playing please let Andy Hart know.
ANGEL BBQ
The Angel's BBQ will be held on Saturday 2nd August this year. Save that date and contact Mark or Charlotte for more details.
1sts WIN
The 1sts fielded first at Wide Lane against Southampton community on a damp pitch with Mark Angel (5-16) and Simon Booth (3-31) decimating the batting team with an excellent opening bowling partnership. Andy Hart (2-2) then came on and wrapped up the tail with support from Kaush Patel who took a full length diving Superman catch at cover to leave the oppostion bowled out for 71. Bramshaw then reached the target with relative ease for the loss of only one wicket. Mark received tickets to a Hants T20 match for having the best bowling figures in the division - congrats Mark.
BL TEAM WIN THRILLER
Batting first Bramshaw posted an intimidating score of 194 off their 18 overs with Tarty (66) and Josie Coombs (62) getting the team off to a flyer. In reply OTs and Romsey looked in trouble until Captain Hart took a gamble on Golden arm Gray who was then dispatched for 46 off 2 overs to bring the Romsey team back in contention. Only some superb bowling by J-Mac kept Bramshaw in the cup tie. Needing 6 off the last ball to win Kev Creswell held his nerve as Bramshaw progress to the 1/4 Finals.
1sts LOSE FIRST MATCH
The first team lost the toss and were put into bat by Portsmouth. Andy Hart (86) & Simon Booth (42) put on an excellent open partnership of 130 before Simon was bowled by a beauty. Joe Coombs and Taylor Vane both scoreed cheeky twenties before the collapse happened and the team was bowled out for 205. In reply Portsmouth looked in control throughout and passed the necessary score with 3 overs to spare only losing 4 wickets. Andy Vane marked his debut with a run out and Taylor Vane picked up his first ever first team wicket.
BRAMSHAW PLAY FIRST GAME
The Border League team played the first match of the season last night and managed a great win against Paultons. Fielding first Ben Arnold and Jamie Martin were the pick of the bowlers leaving Paultons on 114. Bramshaw were 61 for 6 when Tom Arnold (34*) and Andy Hart (21*) took the team across the finishing line with 3 balls to spare.
COLTS TRAINING
U11s & U9s Colts training is being held on a Monday nigh from 6 - 7pm. Under 15s training is on Wednesday night from 6.30-8pm. All colts are welcome regardless of whether they have played for Bramshaw in the past or not.
APRIL NEWSLETTER 2014
The latest newsletter can be found here.
2014 MEMBERSHIP
2014 membership is still only £25 for adults! Please fill in the membership form (available by clicking here) and send to Chris Plumbley. The address is on the form. Junior forms are available here.
WINTER NETS!
Adult Winter Nets have been booked at Hounsdown School between 8pm and 9pm on the following dates. 6th, 20th Feb, 13th, 27th March,10th & 17th April. See you all there!
BRAMSHAW TEAM OF THE LAST 30 YEARS
The votes are in and the BCC team of the last 30 years in alphabetical order is: Mark Angel, Tom Arnold, Simon Booth, Kevin Gray, Andy Hart, Kevin Marshall, Adam Ridgway, Tim Rogers, Jamie Terris, Ken Turner & Jon Wall. Thanks to everyone who voted. The team can be seen here.
TAYLOR DOES THE LEAGUE DOUBLE
Taylor Vane won both the league batting and bowling awards for the 3rd team in RD4NW. Taylor scored 580 runs with a highest score of 130 & took 29 wickets with a best of 6-10. The picture above is Taylor receiving his awards. Andy Vane also appeared in the RD4NW averages in 13th place scoring 242 runs with a highest score of 86. John Roberts was 19th in the 2nd team averages in CD4S with 454 runs. Both Zane D'Monte (18th) and Andrew Hart (12th) appeared in the averages for CD3S with Andrew just 7 runs off taking the league title! Mark Angel (9th) was the highest placed bowler with both Kevin Gray (10th) and Jamie Martin (15th) also appearing. Congratulations to all.
J-MAC DOES IT AGAIN
Jamie Martin has reinvented himself as a batsman smashing a quickfire 25 to help the indoor team to another win. This was once again backed up by Josh Arnolds pace bowling.
J-MAC SMASHES INDOOR TEAM TO FIRST WIN
Jamie Martin retired with a fantastic innings to see the indoor team win their first game of the season. Josh Arnold also bowled well. The team lost their first match.
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