COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT FOR 2021

All players must take the responsibility to ensure they read the COVID risk assessments for Bramshaw, Landford, Nomansland, Nets rules, as well as the match playing rules.

Club progress in VKO

The club have made it through to the third round of the Village Knockout thanks to a one wicket win over Sway. The side will face Sparsholt in the next round on May 23rd.

 

All three league openers cancelled

All three of our Saturday league sides saw their first competitive games of the season cancelled due to the weather. We will hope for better luck next weekend.

League action begins on Saturday!

The Hampshire Cricket League begins this weekend. The first team host Sparsholt II at Bramshaw, the seconds are away at Godshill I while the third team are at home to Steeple Langford II at Nomansland. All games commence at 1pm.

Border League

The Border League commences tonight. The A team host Paultons at Bramshaw, while the B's game at Wellow has been cancelled due to the weather. Come on down and support the A team at Bramshaw. It starts at 6:15pm.

VKO

The club are in action in the first round of the Village Knockout this afternoon against Locks Heath at Bramshaw. It's a 1pm start, come on down and support the lads.

Youngsters star with bat and ball to set up thirds victory over Verwood

The Third team secured their first victory of the season thanks to some brilliant performances, particuarly from the youngsters to set up a comfortable victory over Verwood at Nomansland this afternoon.

After losing the toss, the side were asked to bat with Harry Burnham (1) and Ollie Vincent (82) opening up, the first wicket fell early on brining Alan Howarth (15) to the wicket and he shared 42 with Vincent for the second wicket before falling in the 8th over.

This left the side 50-2, bringing Tristan Prinsloo (90) to the crease and he shared 82 with Vincent in quick time before the opener fell, caught in the deep for a career best 82.

At this point the team were very well placed on 133-3 with nearly half the overs remaining which allowed Ritesh Ramachandra (38) the chance to score freely and hit a career best of his own, taking the score well past 200 with Prinsloo.

The pair continued to bat well before Ramachandra was dismissed with nine overs remaining for a well made 38, to leave the side on 218-4 with plenty of wickets in hand.

A quick wicket fell before Thomas Winter (6*) came in for the final few overs to score his first adult runs and help take the side beyond 270, before Prinsloo was dismissed in the final ball of the innings for a superb 90.

This all meant that the side had finished up on 276-5 from their 40 overs, a brilliant effort with the bat.

After tea, Prinsloo (4-14) and Ramachandra (2-26) opened up the bowling, keeping it tight and reducing Verwood to 30-2 after eight overs, which included a brilliant run out from Luke Butson in the deep to put the side firmly in control.

The visitors lost another wicket in quick succession, courtesy of Sam Cutress (1-29) before a stand of 53 for the fourth wicket got them back into the game slightly but it was always going to be a tough ask to keep up with the rate.

Another promising partnership built but once Prinsloo was brought back into the attack, this was soon ended with the youngster securing four wickets in quick succession and at one point was on a hat-trick which he just missed out on.

George Fullerton (2-42) then cleaned up the tail quickly to ensure a comfortable victory for the side by 107 runs to complete a brilliant win.

A fantastic effort by everyone involved, particuarly from Vincent and Prinsloo who were both superb throughout the game

Mixture of 1s and 2s secure impressive win at Hythe

A mixed 1/2s played a strong Hythe & Dibden yesterday who are a few divisions above. Bowling first Jamie and Dec started brightly with Hythe only scoring 30 odd off the first 10, both deserved a wicket. The Hythe openers found their rhythm and took a liking to the next few bowlers and started scoring freely. A few dropped catches off Dan Eckton who put in a good shift and Bailey the most economical on the day found it tough to get a wicket. Matt Caton played his first game of the year and took a wicket in his first over. A few fielding mishaps and one of their batsman retiring, Hythe posted a competitive 242 off 40 overs.

Bramshaw started brightly with the bat, Tom, dropped in the first over carried on from last week and scored freely with Chris Hewlins. Hewlins and Kaush fell quickly, Dan Eckton and Tom carried on scoring putting on a small partnership. Tom retiring at drinks for 78.

At 128-5 after a flurry of wickets Hythe were in a strong position. However Johnny Murray 80* (pictured) and Jamie 32* putting on a 117 partnership with some lovely cut shots from Johnny and Jamie looking very comfortable saw Bramshaw over the line with an over to spare.

A fantastic win against a strong side! Thanks and well done to all the players involved.

Match Fees

Please don't forget to transfer your match fees to the club's bank account. £3 per a game for weekend games and £2 for Border League, details below.

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Ollie Vincent hits first adult 50 as thirds fall to defeat

The third team came up short against Southampton University 4's today as the youngsters impressed in the first game of the season.

After winning the toss, Ollie Vincent (54) and Harry Burnham (1) opened up before Chris Hewlins (31) replaced Burnham and shared 96 for the second wicket with youngster Vincent befre Hewlins was dismissed.

Three wickets feel in quick succession to bring Mike Fiddy (28*) and Tom Mason (38) to the crease, sharing 60 for the sixth wicket in quick time to add some much needed late innings runs.

In the last couple of overs the scoring rate went down as the side finished on 185-6 from their 40 overs.

After the break, Ritesh Ramachandra (1-28) and Tristan Prinsloo (1-37) both made early breakthrough to reduce the hosts to 31-2.

Not long after, George Fullerton (1-29) came into the attack and broke the third wicket stand almost instantly to give the side a lift heading towards drinks.

However, the home side pressed on after the halfway stage, before Hewlins (1-32) picked up an important wicket to stop a bit of momentum.

Several catches went down as the game slipped away from the team and despite fighting until the end, they were beaten by six wickets with five overs remaining.

A great effort for the first game of the season for all involved.

Ground help at Nomansland

There will be some work being down outside at our Nomansland ground this evening at 6PM (5/4/21). If anyone can help, please feel free to come on down and get the ground ready for the new season.

Nets available

Club members can now use the nets at Lanford in groups of up to six, please contact Tom Arnold to book your slot.

Membership forms for 2021

Membership froms for both Adults and Juniors are now available in the Membership section of the website.

Return to Cricket Conditions regarding Covid-19

Here are the conditions for cricket ahead of this summer's season.

VKO

We have been drawn at home to Locks Heath in round one of the Village Knockout. The match is scheduled to take place at Bramshaw on April 25th.

Fixtures released

The Hampshire Cricket League fixtures have been released ahead of the new season. The first team will start with a visit from Sparsholt, the seconds travel up the road to Godshill, while the third team host Steeple Langford. Full fixtures avialable on team pages soon.

Thank you!

It has been a very strange year for everyone but to get three months worth of cricket on without much distruption is some kind of minor miracle.

On behalf of all the captains, a huge thanks goes out to Ben Arnold, Arthur Stickland, Kev Gray, John Barrott and many more who have ensured we have had wickets to play on and get games on this summer.

It has been much apprecaited, thank you.

Match Fees

Now that we are coming towards the end of the 2020 season, could all players who have taken part in matches this season, please transfer £3 per match played in to the club bank account. Details can be found below.

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First team win Hampshire Mini League division

The first team made it four wins for the season to end the Mini season as winners of the County B group.

Wins over Mudeford, Ellingham, Sway and Bransgore helped see the side to the top of the table, finishing two points ahead of Bashley Rydal 3rds.

The league victory was secured by a 68 run win over Bransgore which was set up by Tom Arnold's 93, the wickets were shared around with Dan Eckton (3), Jonty Loveless (3) and Bailey Loveless (2) causing much of the damage with the ball.

A great way to end a very unique season for the first team.

Threes make it three wins for the season

The thirds won their third game of the season as they beat a youthful Twyford side by six wickets.

Despite rain being about, play got underway 15 minutes late but it wasn’t long before Bramshaw had their first wicket after winning the toss – some smart work from Harry Burnham at point securing a run out.

A partnership built as the hosts came into the game and reached 57-1 before they collapsed to 102-6 with Kaush Patel 3-18 causing much of the damage.

The innings progressed before the home side reached 141-8 from their 30 overs.

A special mention to James Mason who kept wicket – only letting through nine byes and making some great stops along the way to help keep the score down.

After a shortened break, Al Howarth and Burnham (42) opened up, with the former getting triggered LBW early into the chase.

This brought Cameron Palmer to the crease, who batted sensibly with Burnham before being dismissed.

A couple of wickets fell in quick succession to bring Patel (27*) and birthday boy Mike Fiddy (27*) to the crease, seeing the team home with three overs to spare.

Another top win!

Big win in Sunday friendly

Bailey won the toss and elected to bat first against a depleted Five Rivers.

George Fullerton 14 and Josh Arnold 58 opened up, sharing 38 for the first wicket inside eight overs before the former was dismissed. 

This brought Henry Glanfield 101* to the crease and he shared 110 for the second wicket with Arnold before he later retired to allow other players a bat. 

Bailey 40* joined the action at the halfway stage and built his innings nicely before unleashing a big six to help take the score past 250. 

Three wickets fell in quick succession before Bram ended up on a very useful 275-5 off their 35 overs. 

After the break, Kaush opened up and quickly had two wickets before Tom Mason picked up two wickets in quick succession to put the away side in all sorts of trouble. 

Wickets continued to fall regularly,   Jonty (1), Ritesh (2), Ben Arnold (1), Tom Pullin (1) all picked up wickets to help send Bramshaw to a massive victory on a sweltering day. 

VKO
Photos and match report from the Village Knockout can be found here.
LANDFORD NET OPEN TO MEMBERS
After the recent government guidelines the net at Landford can now be used by Bramshaw CC members with certain restrictions (click here for the rules). If you would like to book a time please contact Tom Arnold.
LAST 2020 LEGEND
The last legend for 2020 is a non playing member. She has been involved in the club since 1990 with the usual tea-making, supporting etc. However, her legendary status started in the mid 2000s when she started scoring for the first team and Border league teams. Her scorebooks are like pristine works of art having different colours for each bowler and every ball recorded with a flourish. She can often be seen at the end of games adding everything up to make sure nothing has been missed whilst completing the match scoresheet. She does insist on having her favourite's (Johnny!) scoring with her and will banish anyone who doesn't come up to scratch from ever scoring with her again. The only part of her scoring that needs work is her player recognition skills, often mixing up players with vastly different physical attributes and regularly not recognising her own son. Pat Hart is the last legend for 2020. Bring on the season!
2ND 2020 LEGEND ANNOUNCED

The second legend for 2020 has played over 650 matches for Bramshaw scoring nearly 10,000 runs over 33 seasons. He is the all time leading run scorer for the 3rd Xl (being the only player ever to pass 1000 runs), has scored the most 3rd Xl Centuries (3) and has the highest ever score for the thirds (149). He is also the all time leading colts run scorer, the 3rd top run scorer of all time for the 2nd Xl and 5th top run scorer for the Club Xl. He has been involved in a number of record partnerships including records for the 2nd and 7th wicket for the seconds, 1st, 2nd and 3rd wicket for the thirds and 1st wicket for the Club Xl. On top of all these runs he has also managed to take 180 wickets with some gentle left arm seam and snaffled 132 catches. Stu Stickland is a true Bramshaw legend

NEW BRAMSHAW LEGEND FOR 2020
There will be 3 new legends for 2020 - 2 players and one for her work behind the scenes. The first new legend for 2020 is the club's all time leading run scorer with over 22,000 runs in over 650 matches for the club, over 30 seasons, including a record 46 centuries. He also has the record for most 50's (131), 6's (872) and 4's (2529) and has won the overall batting award a joint best 11 times (with Keith Dampier). He is the leading run scorer for the 1st team with over 11,000 runs including 29 centuries (23 more than anyone else) and in the evening league with over 5000 runs including 4 centuries. He holds the records for most runs in a first team season (954), most centuries (5), most 6's (40) and most 4's (120). Since turning to loopy spin bowling from erratic seam bowling he has started to burgle many more wickets taking over 200 for the club at a very generous average and economy rate. The first new legend is Andy Hart.
FIXTURES UPDATED
All adult fixtures have been added to the website. Click on teams and select the team you want to see the fixtures for. Colts fixtures will be updated as soon as they are released.
JUNIOR TRAINING STARTS SOON!
Each session runs from 5.30pm to 7pm at Hounsdown School. The Under 13 dates are 27th January, 10th February, 24th February, 9th March and 23rd March. The Under 9 and Under 11 dates are 3rd February, 17th February, 2nd March, 16th March and 30th March. £3 per child per session. Let Tom know if you would like to attend TArnold.Coaching@outlook.com
BAILEY TOP OF THE 2019 HCL AVERAGES
Bailey Loveless won the bowling award in RDNW1 with 26 wickets and was joined in the RD1NW averags by Lawrence Reeve who was the 8th highest run scorer and Kaush Patel who was 16th. Tom Arnold was 4th in the CD2 Averages only 51 runs behind the leader. Andy Hart (6th) and Dan Plume (11th) also featured in the top 20 with Mike Kingston the 2nd leading wicket taker in CD2. Congratulations to all especially Bailey who was quoted as saying "This is the greatest honour of my life and I couldn't have done it without my fantastic team mates, although I would have taken 50 wickets if Jonty could catch."
BOYD HILTON

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Bramshaw Legend Boyd Hilton at the far too young age of 62. Boyd played his first game for Bramshaw in 1990 and played 22 seasons in total playing in over 280 games. Boyd was one of the most talented cricketers to have ever played for the club scoring over 6600 runs including 3881 for the first team for whom he always played his best innings. His best season was 1991 in which he scored a then record 693 runs for the first team which is a record that stood until 2010. He scored a great deal of his runs with a powerful cut shot and a glorious cover drove. Boyd was also easily the best slip fielder in the history of the club plucking some absolute blinders from nowhere as well as making tough chances appear routine. Finally, Boyd holds the record for being stretcherd off the pitch as the most injury prone player in the club's history!

Boyd will be greatly missed by the Bramshaw Cricket family and our best wishes go to his family. Boyd's funeral will be held at the Wessex Vale Crematorium in West End on the 30th September at 1pm. All are invited to attend.

THANKS!
The presentation day was another fantastic success with the biggest turn out we have ever had. As Arthur mentioned there are so many people to thank for another fantastic season but Arthur himself, Brian Hart the secretary and Phil Curl the treasurer deserve special thanks for everything they do to make our club such a success.