It is all players responsibility to make sure they have read the COVID risk assessments for matches and nets.

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 avialble 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.

Sort Code - 30-98-73

Account Number - 00212298

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. 

Photos and match report from the Village Knockout can be found here.
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.
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!

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

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.
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.
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
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."

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.

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.