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March 17, 2013 by Bernie in forum General Chat

#1622 Bernie, 17 March 2013, 12:44

Spent a few happy hours at Eaton Bray Cricket Club yesterday watching the rugby.(oh dear)

Like most clubs they are looking for more players for the 2 league Saturday sides and the friendly side that play on a Sunday.

They also have 4 sides in the junior section who play on Tuesdays and Sundays.

There is a very good social side to the club and its cheap.(Best Bit)

More info at

#1623 Eaton Bray, 17 March 2013, 12:51

There are also various EBCC articles available in the News section of this website.

See the news category.

#1641 Bernie, 5 April 2013, 13:33

Dates for the diary!

Indoor training has now finished for all youth teams and adult sides too.

Outdoor training will begin on Wednesday 17th April as follows

U8 / U10 from 6-7pm
U12 / U14 from 7-8pm

Senior nets will start from Friday 19th April from 6pm.

Going on current baltic weather conditions, it may be an idea to pack a jumper or two!!

#1642 Bernie, 6 April 2013, 12:02

Game against local rivals Edlesborough on 20th April away on the green.
One of the best settings around to play cricket.
Don't know why but your never thirsty playing them.

#1654 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 11:10

First Team Fixtures 2013

20th Edlesborough friendley A 1.30
27th North Crawley H 1.30
4th Cranfield University H 1.30
11th North Crawley A 1.30
18th New City H 1.30
25th Thurleigh A 1.30
1st Olney Town H 1.30
8th Newport Pagnall H 1.30
15th Milton Keynes Village A 1.30
22nd Elstow H 1.30
29th Milton Keynes City A 1.30
6th Cranfield University A 1.30
20th New City A 1.30
27th Thurleigh H 1.30
3rd Olney Town A 1.30
10th Newport Pagnall A 1.30
17th Milton Keynes Village H 1.30
24th Elstow A 1.00
31st Milton Keynes City A 1.00

#1655 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 11:32

Second Team Fixtures 2013

27th Harlington A 1.30
11th Wilden H 1.30
18th New City A 1.30
25th Milton Bryan H 1.30
1st Westcroft A 1.30
8th New Bradwell A 1.30
15th Printers H 1.30
22nd Milton Keynes A 1.30
29th Drayton Parslow H 1.30
6th Harlington H 1.30
13th Wilden A 1.30
20th New City H 1.30
27th Milton Bryan A 1.30
3rd Westcroft H 1.30
10th New Bradwell H 1.30
17th Printers A 1.30
24th Milton Keynes H 1.00
31st Drayton Parslow H 1.00

#1656 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 11:37

Coronation Cup first round.

May 10th Little Gaddesden H 6.00

#1657 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 12:00

Under 10 Fixtures Sunday

12th Leighton Buzzard H 10am
19th Aspley Guise A 10am
2nd Eversholt H 10am
9th Henlow H 10am
16th Biggleswade A 10am
23rd Amptill Town H 10am
30th Clifton A 10am
7th Flitwick H 10am

#1658 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 12:05

Under 12 Fixtures Sunday

5th Leighton Buzzard H 10am
12th Aspley Guise A 10am
19th Eversholt H 10am
9th Biggleswade A 10am
16th Amptill Town H 10am
23rd Clifton A 10am
7th Flitwick H 10am
14th Langford A 10am

#1659 Bernie, 14 April 2013, 12:12

Under 14 Fixtures Tuesday

7th Leighton Buzzard A 6pm
21st Bedford H 6pm
28th Henlow A 6pm
11th Biggleswade H 6pm
18th Elstow A 6pm
25th Sandy H 6pm
2nd Langford A 6pm
9th Ampthill Town H 6pm
16th Biddenham A 6pm

#1660 Bernie, 20 April 2013, 21:32

Good game to watch.

Eaton Bray made 248 for 5 and edlesborough repilied with 185 for 6.
Adrirail draw and super hospitatility.
Best bit of the day was Del first ball LBW.

#1661 Bernie, 28 April 2013, 11:52


Eaton Bray 1st X1 121 for 6
North Crawley 1st X1 123 for 5

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 81 for 9
Harlington 87 for 1

Both Eaton Bray teams played colts who all did well.

#1662 Bernie, 2 May 2013, 10:53

Sunday game against Reed Cricket Club in the National Village Cup away at Royston.
First step on their way to Lords.

#1663 EBCC, 4 May 2013, 08:07

EBCC seeks playing members

Eaton Bray Cricket Club is appealing to any young, budding cricketers to join its ever-growing youth section. Now in its 3rd year and with over fifty 6-14 year olds training and playing on a weekly basis, the club requires even more youngster to boost numbers! Ability and experience is not important, the club provides a fun and safe environment in which to enjoy cricket. Training sessions are taken by four fully qualified Level 2 cricket coaches, each Wednesday. 6-7pm for 6-10 year olds and 7-8pm for 11-14 year olds. The adult teams also continue to seek new players, so please get in touch if you are interested in joining a very enthusiastic, friendly village cricket club!

E-mail us at [email protected] or follow us on
Twitter @EatonBrayCC

#1666 Bernie, 6 May 2013, 10:22


Cranfield University 138 all out
James Flecknell 5 for 20

Eaton Bray 1st X1 139 for 5
Andy Gypps 35

Lost in Village Cup at Reed but have no scores as yet

Friday is the first round of the Coronation Cup at home to Little Gaddesden with a 6pm start.

#1669 EBCC, 8 May 2013, 13:52

Result Under 14s

Leighton Buzzard u14s 85 for 5
Eaton Bray u14s 84 for 7

Ollie Sirett 3-3
Thomas Rainbow 26
Dan Challis 13 not out

Good effort chaps

#1671 EBCC, 9 May 2013, 14:21

The EBCC U14 side's first match of the season went to the final ball on Tuesday, where a nail-biting finale ended in a very close defeat against neighbours Leighton Town U14 (B). With two late withdrawals, EBCC went into the game with 9 players.

Skipper Ollie Sirett won the toss and fielded first, giving all of his players a bowl. Good bowling from Dan Challis (1-11), Karl Shrowder (1-5), Sirett (3-3) and good glovework from wicket keeper Louis Thomas kept LTCC to 86-6 from their 20 overs.

Chasing their target, EBCC lost 4 early wickets (Shrowder, Matt Tubby, Cam Summers and Thomas) and were struggling at 6-4 after 5 overs as Leighton Town's disciplined bowling casued problems, but with an excellent 44-run parternship between Challis and Thomas Rainbow, the innings got back on track. With Rainbow hitting 16 off one over and Challis looking to run quick singles, EBCC were suddenly ahead of the run rate, until the game swung back towards Leighton as Rainbow (26), Scott and Sanders fell in quick succession. Sirett came in as last man and along with Challis took it until the last ball, where 3 were needed for a win. Unfortunately only 1 run could be taken and so Bray cruelly lost by 1 run.

An excellent performance all round by the boys, and the best effort since the u14s were started last year, definately a good sign of things to come.

Well done boys!

Josh Peacock - 08/05/2013

#1673 EBCC, 11 May 2013, 09:25

Result Coronation Cup

Eaton Bray 204-4
James Flecknell retired hurt 97

Little Gaddesden 127-5 17 overs

Game called off with 3 overs to go for bad light.
Lots of time lost looking for balls that James had hit over the hedge's.
Game to be played again next Friday at the Rye.

#1675 EBCC, 12 May 2013, 10:14


Eaton Bray 1st X1 108 all out
North Crawley 109-2

2nd X1 match against Wilden abandoned after 8.5 overs because of rain.

Friendly today at home to Studham 1.30 start.
Usually a good game and a good laugh after.

#1684 EBCC, 15 May 2013, 14:03

Sunday started well with the under 10s wining in the morning and lots of bacon rolls.
Afternoon not so good.
Rain rain and more rain.

#1685 EBCC, 15 May 2013, 14:08

Last ball thriller sees the bray home

The Eaton Bray under 10's set their season off in style with a win against local rivals Leighton Buzzard B's.

The match started well for Leighton with 19 runs coming from the first 2 overs from a mixture of good strokeplay and extras, before Sam Mills marked his first match for the bray with 2 wickets in 2 balls to peg the openers back. Tight bowling from Sam, Alfie Scott, Jack Cullen and Gabe Layzell kept the visiting team under control. The middle overs proved fruitful for Leighton Buzzard with Eaton Bray trying their hardest, but being unable to get vital breakthrough's. With an ominous total looming, Luis Acosta and Ben Cullen regained control in the last two overs by picking up a wicket and bowling a maiden respectively. At the end of the first innings Leighton Buzzard had set a reasonable net total of 185.

After the breaktime bacon rolls were demolished Eaton Bray set about their run chase with composure beyond their years with Charlie Hosking and Gabe combining for an opening stand of 16. Marek Ewin and Ruben Acosta - each in their maiden match for the locals then took the total to 50. Toby Ward and Sam then combined some big hitting with occasional mistakes to hold the line. Alfie and Luis also combined some big hits with a lack of luck to leave the Cullen boys needing a big partnership to see them home. The experienced duo didn't disappoint with an innings full of lusty blows, sensible running between wickets and some good old fashioned ticker leaving Ben facing the last ball of the match with Eaton Bray needing 2 runs from the last ball to tie the scores. Faced with a straight ball, Ben expertly stepped inside and swung it with power to the square leg boundary to see the Eaton Bray Under 10's with their first ever victory.

Congratulations to everyone involved - a great team effort, and a sign of all the hard work in the last couple of years paying off. Well done also to Leighton Buzzard, it was a match full of quality, with good sportsmanship from both sides. Thanks also to the Mum's and Dad's for braving the "sweltering heat" and providing good support throughout the morning.

Wes Hosking - 12/05/2013

#1687 EBCC, 19 May 2013, 07:41


Eaton Bray 1st X1 202 all out 44 overs.

New City 206-8 43.3 overs

2nd X1 game was conceded due to shortage of bodies.

#1688 EBCC, 20 May 2013, 07:07

Comprehensive win confirms improvement

The Eaton Bray Under 10's travelled to Aspley Guise this Sunday and continued their newly found winning attitude with a comprehensive victory.

The visiting captain Jack Cullen won the toss and elected to field and all of his bowlers backed him up with a good mixture of aggression and discipline. Toby and Sam opened up, holding Aspley Guise to 14 runs off the first 4 overs. Luis and Ben then turned up the wick, with their 4 overs going for 13 runs with Ben picking up the first wicket of the day. Charlie and Ruben followed suit allowing only a further 18 runs from their 4, with Charlie picking up his first wicket for the club. Nathan, Gabe, Jack and Sam finished off the innings well with the final 8 overs going for 19 runs with Jack picking up a wicket, and the team completing 2 run outs. Aspley Guise completed their innings with a final score of 165.

The Eaton Bray batsmen set about their run chase with confidence with Ben and Luis opening up, taking 22 runs from their 4 overs with some big hitting and good running between wickets. Their only setback was when Ben was caught out by a classic catch near the boundary from a well struck shot. In came Gabe and Nathan who continued the good work, putting on 33 runs. Nathan, in his first match for the club, hitting his first ball for a massive six being the highlight of the day. Toby and Sam followed, with Toby (the self-confessed boundary king) hitting 3 boundaries and Sam batting sensibly to take the total from 160 to 198. Following them, Charlie and Ruben took the total up to 216 runs without trouble, keeping out the good balls and punishing the bad. Enter the Cullen brothers - or dynamic duo, for their now customary fireworks show, hitting fours and sixes for fun, and some expert running between wickets to see the final total to a best ever 234.

A good win was celebrated in style with Toby and his Mum providing the sweets to end a good morning for everyone.

Wes Hosking - 19/05/2013

#1702 EBCC, 26 May 2013, 09:56


Eaton Bray 1st X1 166-9 44 overs
Thurleigh 169-1 24.3 overs
Thurleigh won by 9 wickets.

Milton Bryan 180-7 44 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 128-8 44 overs
Match Drawn

#1703 EBCC, 26 May 2013, 10:34

Friendly game today at home to Haddenham CC.

2pm start.

#1709 EBCC, 4 June 2013, 12:11


Olney Town 204-8 44 overs
Eaton Bray 1stX1 181-7 44 overs
Match Drawn

Westcroft 248-5 36 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 19 all out 15 overs.


#1710 EBCC, 4 June 2013, 12:14

Continuing their good start to the season the Eaton Bray youngsters put on another fine display against Eversholt. Choosing to bat first, Eversholt were restricted to 168 from their 20 overs with Alfie Scott the main wicket taker, taking 3 wickets. He was backed well by Charlie Hosking and Luis Acosta with 2 wickets each, Luis managing to take 2 wickets in 2 balls and there was some excellent ground fielding, which also included catches for Toby Ward and Luis Acosta. All of which saw Eversholt lose ten wickets.
In reply the Bray lads started steadily with Nathaniel Chatterley, Milo Hopkins and Sam Mills all accumulating runs with some strong shots to the leg side, but the loss of two cheap wickets to runouts slowed the chase. Oliver Harris and Charlie Hosking then put on a partnership of 30 runs without loss, to steady the ship before Alfie Scott and then the Cullen brothers applied the finishing touches, the Bray ending on 200-4 and a 38 run win.
Next up on Sun 9th, Eaton Bray entertain Henlow U10’s at the Rye, looking to make it 4 wins in a row.

Paul Harris - 04/06/2013

#1711 EBCC, 4 June 2013, 19:55

Eaton Bray lose to some Reporters

A few years ago a match report from a Sunday usually mentioned team meetings in dubious late night drinking holes in Dunstable (at 3am). It seem those days are gone now!
The opposition remained the same for this Sunday though and the game was still played in the usual friendly manner.
The Bray fielding first showed some good bowling and fight with decent spells of bowling from Masters Holbrook, Jones, Peacock, Sirett and Scott.
Jones and Peacock complaining most of the afternoon about various niggles and aches and pains!!
Adam Holbrook's spell was particularly good to watch, showing some good flight and turn, regularly deceiving the batsmen and fully deserving his 3 wickets.
Having restricted reporters to 204-5 (a good effort given 10 men, including a player borrowed from the opposition), the Bray started about their chase.
A good opening partnership by L Gauntlett (Lee wracking up his highest ever score of 40) and McDermid laid a good foundation, although with both openers departing either side of drinks this heralded a collapse, the Bray eventually being bowled out for 104.

Time to bring back 3am team meetings I say, in the club bar though! Though this may be tricky considering the use of 4 lads under 15 years of age!

Ian Jones - 04/06/2013

#1712 EBCC, 10 June 2013, 07:14


Eaton Bray 1st X1 199-7 44 overs
Newport Pagnall 191-9 44 overs
Match drawn.

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 161 all out 42 overs.
Lee Gauntlet 81 not out
New Bradwell 162-4 42.2 overs.
New Bradwell won by 6 wickets.

#1713 EBCC, 10 June 2013, 09:45

Bray U10 slip up

A confident Eaton Bray bolstered by recent wins took on Henlow this Sunday with a very young team. Henlow batted first and despite some excellent fielding (notably two direct hit runouts by Jack Cullen and Nathan Monger and a fine catch in the deep by Sam Mills), the extras soon totted up and an excellent partnership late on by the Henlow brothers Guy (20) and Ethan (5) and some costly overthrows saw Henlow finish with 223.

This proved too big an ask for the Bray as some tight bowling meant that the first four batters were forced to defend rather than attack. Latterly Zac Wilcox and Alfie Scott (with 3runs each) got the scoreboard moving and despite some lower order hitting by Toby Ward (10) and Jack Cullen (9) including a huge Cullen six over square leg, the team fell 37 runs short.

Next week sees the U10's visit Biggleswade, lets hope for a return to winning ways…

Paul - 10/06/2013

#1724 EBCC, 16 June 2013, 09:40


Milton Keynes 138-9 34 overs
Eaton Bray 1st X1 91-9 34 overs
James Flecknell 44 & 2-17
Match Drawn

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 71-6 34 overs
Printers 72-2 15.2.overs
Printers won by 8 wkts

#1726 EBCC, 17 June 2013, 11:18

Game of two halves!

The EBCC Under 14's were beaten on Tuesday night by a good Biggleswade team. Skipper Ollie Sirett won the toss and decided to field first. Tight opening spells were bowled by the captain (1-12) and Daniel Challis (0-14) as Biggleswade started steadily. Andy Sanders, who kept for the first time in the game, done an excellent job throughout the innings, taking some spectacular diving stops off the extra pace of Sam Scott who again, bowled excellently (0-14). All the Bray bowlers bowled in good areas for the most part of the innings, but Bigglewade's Boyd and Charter, with 30* and 22 respectively were pushing the score ever higher. With a first wicket for the club, Ed Lavery (1-11) bowled very well and was then backed up by Matt Kennell (2-16) and Louis Thomas (1-7), Biggleswade finished up on 134-5 from their 20 overs. The fielding was fantastic throughout and showed that, with experiuence gained, skills are improving.

In reply, Bray's innings got off to the worst start as the top four of Kennell, Rainbow, Tubby and Challis all fell for zero. A recovery was then made between Sam Scott (7) and Louis Thomas (8), who got the innings back on track by concentrating hard and running well between the wickets, until Sam was unfortunately run out. David Wood batted very well supporting Louis and facing up to Biggleswade's bowling attack, but with an ever increasing run-rate, it was a more a point of using the rest of the overs to maximise batting time. EBCC ended up 64 all out with 3 balls to go, showing that the team need to concentrate hard on all 3 aspects of the game, in order to beat teams.

Onto next week, away to Elstow!

Josh Peacock - 15/06/2013

#1728 EBCC, 21 June 2013, 09:47

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#1729 EBCC, 21 June 2013, 10:06

Net's tonight at The Rye 6pm.

All new face's welcome.

#1730 EBCC, 23 June 2013, 08:26


Eaton Bray 1st X1 50 all out 29.1 overs.
Elstow 53-2 12.1 overs

Elstow won by 8 wkts
Pitch was doing a bit

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 conceded to Milton Keynes.

Friendly today at the Rye against Potten End 2.00 start.

#1737 EBCC, 24 June 2013, 18:06

Eaton Bray CC get help from the rain!!

Our Sunday XI finally got enough player to play a game. In fact, we ended up with a 12th man - thanks to Mark Ward. Great work to everyone, who answered my desperate emails.....In the end, it was abandoned, due to rain.

I lost the toss but still fielded first, Dave Mac and Barmy opened the bowling with Dave Mac striking in his last over ending his figures(1-24 off 8). Barmy helped stall the run rate and would of had a wicket had Del had his eyes....he ended up(0-21 off 7) aided by DK at the other end (0-35 off 8). A Gauntlett (0-26 off 4) came out of the wilderness of injury to try help source a wicket to no avail. Then on came a bit of Holby magic, first ball - LBW but their number three soon found the middle and Holby finished (1-44 off 4). On came Sam Scott (0-22 off 3) and Ollie Sirrett (0-25 off 3) but the batsmen had found the middle and hitting the ball to all parts. I helped finish up the overs to see if I could help, finished up on (2-29 off 3) not bad for a batsmen...sign me up Joe!!!

On to the batting, JMAC opened with Lee but JMAC failed on without scoring. Lee & DK put on a couple before DK was given a dodgy LBW decision for (9), shortly after I was out caught of a top edge for (21) before Del boy (7*) and Barm (5*) started to pick up pace - can't believe I used pace and Barm in the same sentence. Shortly after the rain came and that was the end of that - a least it wasn't another loss.

Man of the Match - Don't like to give it to myself but it was scored and 2-29 off 3! lol
Dick of the Day - Del of course for missing the dolly at square leg. Remember your eyes next time mate.

LeeRoy - 24/06/2013

#1739 EBCC, 25 June 2013, 11:37

Under 14 game tonight at the Rye against Sandy.

6.00 start.

#1743 EBCC, 27 June 2013, 17:53

Sandy show Bray the way to play

The EBCC under 14's suffered a heavy defeat on Tuesday night against table topping Sandy.

With the visitors electing to bowl first, Bray's innings unfortunately never got started. There were encouraging displays from Dan Challis, Cam Summers and Bailey Roberts who batted for long periods, but their opponents vastly experienced team bowled very well, dismissing EBCC for just 27.

In reply, the u14's bowled and fielded very well, but couldn't defend such a small target, with Sandy knocking the runs off with ease.

The two teams agreed to play a 'full match' once Sandy had got past their total, which allowed the Bray to have some bowling and fielding practice which will benefit them going forward. Every player bowled and fielded very well, and Andy Sanders keeping wicket for only the second time, kept tidily and also took a steepling catch with the gloves.

Thank you also to Sandy, who played the game in a good manner, and are a team we can look upto when considering the way to train and play.

Onto next week.... away to Langford and a late night for all!

Josh Peacock - 27/06/2013

#1745 EBCC, 30 June 2013, 08:22


Drayton Parslow 273-2 34 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 91 all out 33.4 overs.

Eaton Bray were struggling at 14 for 6 when Drayton bought on their youth and lesser bowlers to make a game of it.
Fair play to Drayton.

#1746 EBCC, 30 June 2013, 20:28


Milton Keynes City 166 all out 43.3.overs.
Eaton Bray 1st X1 167-4 40.5 overs.

Eaton Bray won by 6 wkts.

Good chase after being 12-3 early on.

#1747 EBCC, 1 July 2013, 06:32

A Win is on the Horizon...

EBCC loss the toss - AGAIN and they decided to bat. A Gauntlett opened (0-28 off 7) and nicked one behind but was't given...D McCarthy opened the other end and aided by W Hosking he finished on (2-42 off 8). On came O Sirrett who finished on (0-33 off 4) and bowled really well, he was helped by S Scott at the other end, who picked up another senior EBCC wicket (1-36 off 4). Debutants N Slatter (0-18 off 2) and B Roberts (0-12 of 2) done really well under-pressure with both batsmen swinging from the hip. On came W Hosking to steady the ship and see us home but 24 of his first over didn't really help...he soon dismissed the opener and finished on (1-49 off 6) however I Jones really turned it on, finishing off where he left yesterday at the other end, pitching a peach - out side leg, turning and hit middle stump. He finished on (2-20 off 5). Soulbury CC finishing on 234 - 6.

J McDermid and L Gauntlett opened with JMAC dismissed after 3 balls for 0. L Gauntlett (34) and W Hosking (78) ticked the runs over before I missed a slower ball bouncer that cracked me straight in the cheek. I soldiered on but couldn't settle into again and was bowled. With a chance to better his score from last week, Barm was soon dismissed for (1) before A Gauntlett followed suit. Wes soon followed and D McCarthy (4) not long afterward. S Scott (5) and N Scott (0) tried to steady the collapse to no avail but then came the debutants, swinging from the hip and cry's of 'sign him up' from the crowds - B Roberts hit 7 fours and 1 Six to finish on (41*) and was helped by N Slatter (24) they almost put on a match winning partnership before N Slatter was skittled over. O Sirrett (0) wasn't able to see out the over and we lost by 20 runs.

Man of the Match - Ben Roberts - Great in the field, decent couple of overs and 41* with the bat. Well done Ben!
Dick of the Day - Me for missing the slow ball bouncer and not carting it for six to the square short boundary. Rubbish.

Lee Gauntlett - 30/06/2013

#1748 EBCC, 1 July 2013, 12:20

U10's @ Clifton

Warm sunny weather and a nice picturesque ground greeted the under 10's this week as they took on unbeaten side Clifton. Things continued to go well as captain Jack won the toss and elected for Bray to field.

Eaton Bray bowled and fielded very well against some very strong batting. Wicket takers included Alfie Scott (1-5), Ben Cullen (1-15), Jack Cullen (1-12) and the pick of the bowlers was Gabe Layzell (3-10). There were catches for Ben Cullen, Luis Acosta and an excellent catch by debutant Ben Angel. Liam Milne also made his debut, and also bowled and fielded very well too. 21 wides were bolwed by Eaton Bray, which may sound a lot but actually shows how much the players and the team have improved through the season.

Clifton batted well and ended up on 244-6, giving them a net score of 214.
With a tough total to chase Eaton Bray set to their task. The Clifton bowling was tight - only 8 wides were bowled, and wickets fell throughout the Bray innings. Top scorer was Jack Cullen (21), followed by Luis Acosta (12), Ben Cullen (16-1) and Nathan Monger (12-1). Eaton Bray ending up 203-10, a net score of 153, meaning a comfortable win for Clifton.

So another encouraging performance by Eaton Bray, as all players continue to improve in all aspects of the game - they even managed to hit more boundaries than Clifton, and in Ben Cullen hit the games only 6. Also what was impressive was the spirit and encouragement of each other that they showed throughout the match, with captain jack leading by example.

Andrew Norris - 01/07/2013

#1749 EBCC, 3 July 2013, 05:57

Quiz night at the club on 5th July.
£5 each and teams of 4 with a Mexican buffet.

(Think Barm might be partial to Mexican food)

Come and have a laugh.

#1750 EBCC, 3 July 2013, 10:44

Youth training tonight at the Rye.

Under 10s 6pm-7pm

Under 14s 7pm-8pm

All new faces welcome.

#1754 EBCC, 6 July 2013, 09:43

If you don't fancy the carnival today the 2s are at home to Harlington.
Great way to spend a quiet afternoon in the sun.

#1757 EBCC, 7 July 2013, 11:08


Eaton Bray 2nd X1 70 all out 29overs.
Harlington 71-0 15.1 overs.
Harlington won by 10 wkts.

Eaton Bray 1st X1 108 a/o 33.4 overs.
Cranfield University 106 a/o 25.5 overs.
Eaton Bray won by 2 runs.

Good win for the 1s who move up to 7th.

#1758 EBCC, 7 July 2013, 11:11

Friendly at home today against Wendover 2.00 start.

Bring plenty of sun cream.

#1764 EBCC, 9 July 2013, 05:19

Mr Eaton Bray performs...

Eaton Bray CC vs Wendover CC, The Rye Gardens

Well another Sunday, the sun was out and I lost the toss again (5 games in a row) but we still bowled first. With a new ball that did nothing on a very flat wicket. J Peacock (0-45 off 8) opened from the The Rye end and A Gauntlett (0-34 off 7) at the Paddock end, they both found it difficult to find a wicket and took themselves off after 5 overs each because of the rising temperatures. On came A Holbrook (1-37 off 8), getting a wicket in his first over again - mind you he was aided by a fantastic catch from Ben Roberts at square leg. S Scott (2 - 34 off 5) came on the other end and struggled for two overs but slowed it down and got two more senior wickets that's 4 so far this season. He was assisted by some great catching from Ben Roberts and Barmy in the slips. N Scott (0-9 off 2) came on with some really good stuff, just a shame S Burton (0-17 off 1) couldn't help out with 7 wides in one over!!!! Ollie Thorne (0-8 off 2) got the chance to shine with the ball as well and proved he could and maybe should be bowling in the 2nd's? However, Mr Eaton Bray (I Jones) - (5-48 off 7) came on from the Rye end to almost finish the job, he probably should've done if I hadn't dropped two and missed a stumping. Wendover finished 240-9.

So out we walked, 240 was the total and S Burton (24) started the proceedings, quickly silencing the opposition with 24 runs off 11 balls. I did try to calm him down from the other end but when he hit one to mid on and called 'b*****ks', we knew he was gone, just a shame his call didn't put the fielder off. J Peacock (68) and L Gauntlett (38) put on a nice partnership to get ahead of the run rate. With drinks approaching, I was bowled with a lazy and tired shot. A Holbrook (3) assisted J Peacock for while but was soon dismissed and after being promoted up the order for his MOM performance, B Roberts (0) wasn't able to show the same display. In came, N Slatter (11) who quickly adapted and played some lovely shots, however was shortly dismissed. O Thorne (0), S Scott (0) and N Scott (0) couldn't add to the total, before A Gauntlett (11) and I Jones (0*) finished the day. All out for 184 and losing by 56 runs. Should I note, we scored the more than the 1st and 2nd's put together.....Well done boys great effort.

Man of the Match - Ian 'Mr Eaton Bray' Jones for his 5-48, a catch at slip and finishing Not Out.
Dick of the Day - Simon 'Mr Downey Jnr' Burton for dropping one at slip, bowling 7 wides in one over and shouting 'B*****ks' whilst hitting a shot.

Lee Gauntlett - 08/07/2013

#1767 EBCC, 10 July 2013, 18:37


Big improvement from u14s

The U14's hosted Ampthill last night, and gave a good account of themselves against another more experienced side.

On a sunny evening at The Rye, skipper Ollie Sirett won the toss and fielded first, opening the bowling alongside Daniel Challis. In training recently, the emphasis has firmly been on batting and bowling, which clearly paid dividends as both struck in their first overs, reducing Ampthill for 7-2 before a big partnership between Murray and Clipstone wrestled the initiative away from Eaton Bray. Tight spells were bowled by Lavery (2 overs for 7 runs) and debutant Hurley (2 overs for 11) and then Bailey Roberts and 9 year old Jack Cullen made inroads, with Roberts grabbing two wickets in two balls to see off Murray and Nichols and Jack bowling an excellent yorker to dismiss the well set Clipstone (training pays off!!). Skipper Sirett gave all of the team a bowl, but with some late hitting from Caulder (30*) Ampthill amassed 131-5. Again, Bray improved with their bowling and fielding, but still conceded too many wide balls which gave Ampthill 47 extra runs (no balls, byes and leg byes included). Further special mention must go to Karl Shrowder who nominated himself to keep wicket due to the absence of regular 'keeper' Andy Sanders, and done an excellent job!

After the drink interval (great orange juice Karen!!), the u14's headed out to bat, cheered on by the excellent support from parents and coaches.

Bray started well, mixing defence with good running between the wickets, Karl and debutant Neel Slatter batting well during the initial exchanges before Neel was out for 5. Cam Summers concentrated well too, but soon lost partner Karl for a well played 11 after he was undone by leg-spinner Murray. Cam was then bowled by an excellent yorker and was soon followed back by Louis Thomas. Dan Challis again batted well, playing straight to the good balls and attacking the bad ones, and along with debutant Charlie Nevitt, who sent the ball to all parts in super-quick time! Challis, realising his team-mate was outscoring him at some pace, then hit two sucessive fours before being bowled for 11. Skip Sirett and Hurley came and went without scoring, and Cullen joined Nevitt, with the run-making still going strong. Our u10 captain was trying hard, keeping out the good balls against much quicker bowlers, receiving a big cheer when chipping a ball over a tall opposing player who came in too close! Unfortunately soon after, Charlie was dismissed for an excellent 21, and Jack for 1 a few balls later, leaving Ed and Bailey to see out the final couple of overs, in trying to ensure that Bray would bat their full quota. They did so and finished proceedings on a respectable 85-9.

A much better effort by the lads, showing that improved application in training is already paying off!

Josh Peacock - 10/07/2013

#1769 EBCC, 14 July 2013, 07:43


Wilden 165-8 44 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 65 a/0 30.3 overs
Wilden won by 100 runs.

No game for the 1st team this week.

Under 10s play Flitwick this morning at the Rye at 10.00

#1770 EBCC, 14 July 2013, 09:12

Under 10 game today cancelled.

#1773 EBCC, 15 July 2013, 09:31


A Flat wicket, broken thumb and some Desperados

Eaton Bray CC vs Milton Bryan CC, The Rye Gardens - 40 Overs

With the sun out, a seemingly flat wicket and Desperado's in hand at the Rye Gardens, it was time for the toss.......I lost it again, however we still done what I wanted to do - Bat first. After last weeks DOD performance S Burton (14) started off well before dragging on. J Flecknell (75) arrived at the crease and placed some fantastic shots putting on a decent partnership with the skipper. N Slatter (16) was next in and stood tall and built a well earnt innings. L Gauntlett (79*) retired apparently to do the teas and allow his team mates to get a go but shouts of Jug avoidance came from the crowd as he left the field for avoiding his top EBCC score. Quick wickets fell with M Ward (2) and S Scott (0) before B Roberts (3) and A Holbrook (18) steadied the ship to see EBCC home for 238-5.

L Gauntlett gathered a huddle to begin the match with J Flecknell (0-25 off 8) bowling seam up from The Rye end. S Burton was behind the stumps and started off well before he decided to catch one with his thump, he retired off the field with a suspected broken digit - DOD again? I Jones (0-29 off 6.2) started from the Paddock end with no luck. A Holbrook (0-55 off 8) second spell was certainly better than his first with some lovely bowling at times with I Jones missing a dolly at Mid Wicket off his last ball of his spell. M Jarrett (0-56 off 6) found it tough with a dodgy shoulder injury and no wickets had fell. S Scott (0-20 off 3) bowled well but it took the 5th generation of Scott's to play for EBCC to take a wicket - N Scott (1-26 off 2) his first for the club and a jug was bought!! M Ward (0-18 off 2) and B Roberts (0-10 off 1) both tried but weren't able to get a wicket. Some fantastic running and boundaries from the opposition on a flat wicket with a man down for 35 overs in the hot afternoons sun meant another loss for EBCC by 9 wickets.

Man of the Match - Neil 'Scootie' Scott - first wicket for the club, done well in the field and a great servant for the Sunday XI this year.
Dick of the Day - Two weeks in a I can't do it so Ian 'Mr Eaton Bray' Jones goes from MOM last week to DOD this week for dropping the dolly at Mid Wicket.

L Gauntlett - 15/07/2013

#1779 EBCC, 21 July 2013, 13:28


New City 215-5 44 overs
Eaton Bray 1st X1 152 a/o 41 overs
New City won by 63 runs.

New City 295-5 39 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 152-8 49 overs
Match drawn.

Good effort by the 2s wit quite a few youngsters in the side.

#1780 EBCC, 22 July 2013, 09:23

U10's - catches win matches

On a cool morning – which caught most of the spectators out, the Bray youngsters stepped out against Langford looking for a win to close out a successful league campaign.

Skipper Jack won the toss, elected to field and very quickly Toby (1-11) had the first wicket bowled, before Oliver and Toby (again) combined to effect a good run out. Debutant Ellie (2 overs for 9) and the reliable Gabe (2 overs for 8) kept it really tight as Langford found it hard to accelerate and Ben (1wkt for 11 of his 2overs) kept the pressure on. With the other bowlers also bowling good lines and Harry (also on debut) conceding just 11 from his 2overs the Bray could feel quietly confident with a target of 179 to win.

The reply started well with Ellie finding the boundary and Harry running well, but Langford gave an early indication of the their prowess in the field with two good catches and a run out to put the Bray back on their heels. What followed was more of the same, with Charlie (7 out once), Gabe (6 out once) and Toby (5 out once) all striking the ball well, only to undo their efforts by finding the safe hands of a Langford fielder. Only Oliver (5), Liam (1) and Ben an excellent (9) managed to keep their wickets intact, but 30 needed from the final pair proved out of range and two more superb catches in the deep left the Bray coming on up some 20 runs short.

Paul - 22/07/2013

#1786 EBCC, 28 July 2013, 05:25


Eaton Bray 1st X1 185 a/o 43.1 overs
Chopper 54
Thurleigh 114 a/o 24.1 overs
Gary Ellerton 6-47
Eaton Bray won by 71 runs

Milton Bryan 240-7 44 overs
The Jones Boy 4-37
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 109 a/o 41 overs
Milton Bryan won by 131 runs

#1792 EBCC, 29 July 2013, 09:41

Sunday result

Eaton Bray Friendly X1 115-9
A fifty for DK.
Ley Hill 116-3
3 wickets for Adam Holbrook

#1793 EBCC, 29 July 2013, 11:47

Promising Signs

After losing the toss and being inserted by the visitors, Kerins & Hearn made a steady start before Hearn chased a ball that would have been a wide and was caught for 13. That triggered a mini collapse with Scott snr and Neel Slatter both falling for ducks. Jones & Kerins set about the recovery with some batting that Hing & Jarrett from yesteryear would have been proud of. Jones fell for 5 off 50 balls which brought in young Filipe Davies. Giving Kerins some valuable batting advice, Davies and Kerins took the score over the ton mark and Kerins reached his 50 and raised his bat. No-one clapped though as the Eaton Bray "scorers" had him on 47. Fortunately the visitors had a professional scorer with them who confirmed Kerins to be correct (he is never wrong - 1st team scorers take note). When Kerins fell for 58 and Davies for an impressive 12, Bray ended the innings on 122-8, an achievement to bat the overs out with such a young side with young Sam Scott hitting the last ball of the innings for 4 over mid on to outscore his Dad.

The visitors strong batting line up was always going to be a tough ask to break through, but solid opening spells from debutant Sam Slatter and Ollie Sirett kept the runs at bay. Sam Scott came on to bowl and had a catch dropped by his Mum, 20 yards over the boundary, but it did stop her talking for a second. An inspired bowling change brought Holbrook into the attack and his leg spin brought 3 quick wickets which should have been 4 if the skipper had caught one in the deep. The runs were coming however and the visitors eased to their target in the 23rd over despite the best efforts of Jones and the Davies duo. A good effort in the field nonetheless and plenty to work with.

Man of the match: Adam Holbrook - 3 wickets against a very strong batting line up.

Dick of the day; Contender - Paul Davies - walking out to bat when it wasn't his turn but the winner is Glenn Hearn who waved to his wife when she turned up to watch the game. Trouble is, it wasn't his wife.

Interim skipper - 29/07/2013

#1796 EBCC, 5 August 2013, 08:27

Eaton Bray 1st X1 176-8 44 overs
Olney Town 178-8 43.4 overs
1s lost by 2 wickets with 2 balls to go.

Westcroft 260-5 36 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 68 a/o 30.3 overs.
Westcroft won by 192 runs.
2s again gave youngsters a go and all did well.

#1808 EBCC, 11 August 2013, 07:11

Eaton Bray 1st X1 141 a/o 39 overs
Newport Pagnall 32 a/o 15.5 overs
Eaton Bray won by 109 runs.

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 156-5 44 overs
New Bradwell 158-7 37.5 overs.
New Bradwell won by 3 wickets.

Well played the 2s batting out all their overs.
Kids again did well taking wickets and catches.

#1809 EBCC, 12 August 2013, 07:59


Hawridge & Cholsbury 200-3
Eaton Bray Friendley X1 203-3

Eaton Bray won by 7 wickets
Josh Peacock 105 not out

#1814 EBCC, 18 August 2013, 08:02


Eaton Bray 1st X1 229-6 dec 40 overs.
Milton Keynes 230-8 47.1 overs.
Milton Keynes won by 2 wickets.
One that got away chaps.

Printers 210-8 dec 26 overs
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 61-9 31 overs.
Printers won by 149 runs.
2s had 4 players under 15 who all did well.

#1815 EBCC, 25 August 2013, 08:08

Wash outs for the 1st X1 at Elstow and the 2nd X1 at home to Milton Keynes.

So about the same amount of action as watching England at the Oval on Friday.

#1817 EBCC, 28 August 2013, 10:41

Peacock wins an OSCA

23 year old Josh Peacock in only his second year of cricket coaching has recently been awarded a Natwest OSCA (Outstanding service to cricket award)) for his outstanding service to youth cricket.

Josh, who has been with the club as a player since he was 14, had captained the EBCC Sunday friendly side for the past four years where he has helped bring along the clubs young talent and having enjoyed himself has successfully trained to become a level 2 cricket coach. This season he has managed the U14 development team in the Beds league as well as assisting with the clubs U8's and U10's Wednesday night training along with the other three qualified coaches.

He has worked tirelessly to promote Eaton Bray's youth set up which has around 70 children registered and maintains the clubs various social media sites (follow us @EatonBraycc), writes match reports and compiles scorecards.

His award will see him go through to a nationwide competition culminating in a fantastic ceremony/dinner held on 30 Sept at Lords cricket ground (where last year the prizes were presented by former England Captain Andrew Strauss and present day player Johnny Bairstow) which he is understandably excited about.

Josh is pictured below collecting his award from Bedfordshire Crickets' Director of Strategy Martin Darlow surrounded by some of the Eaton Bray U10 players.
Peacock wins an OSCA

#1824 EBCC, 1 September 2013, 12:43


Eaton Bray 1st X1192-7 44 overs
Milton Keynes City 151 a/o 38 overs
Eaton Bray won by 41 runs

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 97 a/o 36.3 overs
Drayton Parslow 100-0 16.2 overs
Drayton Parslow won by 10 wickets

#1826 EBCC, 3 September 2013, 06:51

Great Brickhill CC vs Eaton Bray CC Friendly XI, Rotten Row, Great Brickhill

After an unsuccessful negotiation to bowl first, I then went onto lose the toss and was put into bat. L Gauntlett (62) opened up with N Slatter (0) who started off finding the middle until he found the edge to the keeper. A Holbrook (1) started well but left a straight one. N Scott (11) got his highest ever score with three boundaries before getting over excited, played across the line and missed another straight one. B Roberts (11) was going along nicely until he was done for pace. S Slatter (35) hit some lovely shots around the ground, including a lovely six straight back over the bowlers head. L Gauntlett followed shortly after to another straight one and S Scott (0) was given a second chance when the bowler kindly asked him back to the crease...only to bowl him again. Leaving D McCarthy (16*) and O Sirett (7*) to lead the troops back to the pavilion for 183-7.

D McCarthy (1 - 49 off 8) opened down the hill and looked comfortable from the off, S Slatter (1-31 off 8) looked at ease, swinging the ball away and got his man early on. D McCarthy followed shortly after. From there on in it was all about the batsmen, playing some lovely shots. One batsmen retired purely because he broke a pavilion window....A Sanders (0-30 off 3) bowled really well in his first senior game for EBCC, S Scott (0-11 off 3) was outstanding, with some glowing compliments from the opposition. However, still hungover Barm contributed with 2 balls, the first was respected before the batsmen hit his century from the 2nd delivery for 6! Winning the game by 8 Wickets.

Man of the Match - Sam 'Slats' Slatter - Fantastic with the bat (35) and outstanding with the ball (1-31 off 8) including the only maiden of innings. Definitely a player for the 2nd's next season.
Dick of the Day - Lee '#DOD' Gauntlett - For being hungover from the night before. I was sick on the way home - wife was not impressed! lol

Lee Gauntlett - 02/09/2013

#1827 EBCC, 4 September 2013, 13:15

Eaton Bray CC
Inter-club game this Saturday

The scheduled last match of the season this Saturday has been cancelled, rumours across the two villages suggest that Edlesborough were just too nervous at the thought of playing at fortress Bray, and so pulled out! As a result, the club is scheduling an inter-club friendly (teams to be decided tonight), promises to be a great day, with rumours of paddling pools, entrance songs for batsman and wagers all rife!

If you can get down to play, or watch, the bar will be open and the BBQ hopefully will be in full flow, so should be a great day / game!


#1834 EBCC, 5 September 2013, 09:09

Eaton Bray Cricket Club

3 September.

The League season has finished with the 1s finishing 7th in Division 1 and the 2s being relegated (but they continued the good fight and played some good cricket in the last few games after a tough season).

*The juniors are still having Wednesday evening practice sessions this Wednesday and next, with the Junior Presentation evening on Friday 13th September (all parents and juniors are encouraged to come along).

*Next Saturday (14th) sees the club start work on the square. All those that can help please do.

*We also be holding 1 or 2 Saturday mornings to put the ground to bed for the winter, likely to be late September, early October.

*Also the Senior Presentation evening takes place on Saturday 21st September, in a marquee at the ground. Tickets at £25 each, please contact Ian Jones (Barmy) for tickets ASAP.


#1848 EBCC, 14 September 2013, 14:57

Youth Awards held at the Rye last night.

Players Player
u8 Harry Mcmenamin
u10 Jack Cullen
u14 Ollie Sirett
Coaches Player
u8 Leon Ball
u10 Ben Cullen
u14 Ollie Sirett
Most Improved Player
u8 Freya Mcdermid
u10 Gabe Layzell
u14 Dan Challis
Well done to all the youth players
Excellent commitment and enthusiasm
all the way through.

#1867 EBCC, 23 September 2013, 08:09

Four Counties Cricket League 2013
Division 1

Winners - North Crawley 1XI - 428 pts
Runners-up - Elstow 1XI - 339 pts

Batting - Alex Walker (North Crawley 1XI) - 1100 runs
Bowling - James Flecknell (EATON BRAY 1XI) - 39 wickets
All Rounder - Stuart Keeping (Olney Town 1XI) - 417 runs, 38 wickets, 1177 points

#1868 EBCC, 23 September 2013, 14:22

A great awards dinner held Saturday night then, sure there were a few sore heads Sunday...
Award winners
1st XI batsman of the year - Paul Harris
1st bowler of the year - James Flecknell
2nd XI batsman of the year - Lee Gauntlett
2nd XI bowler of the year - Dave McCarthy
Sunday XI batsman of the year - Lee Gauntlett
2nd XI bowler of the year - Adam Holbrook
Most Improved - Lee Gauntlett
Most catches - Andy Norris
Clubman of the year - Nikki / Lee Gauntlett
Players player - James Flecknell

#1890 EBCC, 22 October 2013, 17:37

A coaches meeting was held last night to discuss all things youth cricket for next year and onwards.

We have decided to call a youth cricket AGM to be held at the club Coffee Tavern on Thursday 28/11/13 at 7.30pm.

Agenda to be sent out by email to all parents/club members invited.

Some new rolls will need to be filled.

EBCC Coaching Team

#1908 EBCC, 18 November 2013, 07:53

Youth AGM is to be held at the Coffee Tavern and not the Club according to Twitter.

7.30 28th November.

#1920 EBCC, 29 November 2013, 08:14

Youth AGM last night went well.
4 teams next season u8 u10 u12 and u14.
New treasurer and secretary elected and some good plans for the future of the youth section.

#1922 EBCC, 30 November 2013, 07:37

To help develop some of our older juniors, 14+, the club have joined the Beds Cricket League Development Division for 2014. Where 4 adults and 7 u17s play in each team. There will be 8 to 10 games on Sundays in a 40 over per side format. This will be a great way for younger players to play longer format cricket.

New players for all age groups and seniors are definitely welcome!

#1935 EBCC, 7 January 2014, 08:16

From Facebook

The clubs AGM will be on Friday evening 7th February at the Coffee Tavern Eaton Bray.
All members welcome and encouraged to attend.

#1936 EBCC, 9 January 2014, 22:12

Eaton Bray CC represented at the MCG 28TH December 2013.

Image Source: @eatonbraycc

#1937 EBCC, 18 January 2014, 09:05

Winter Nets
U12 & U14 begin Wednesday 22nd January at Dunstable Town CC Lancot Park between 7 & 8. Hardball sessions so if you have gear bring it along. If not we have some.
Adult nets same night between 8 & 9.
U8 & U10 will train at Vandyke School Leighton Buzzard starting Thursday 23rd January between 6 & 7.

New players for all groups always welcome whatever ability.


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