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February 1, 2014 by EBCC in forum General Chat

#1946 EBCC, 1 February 2014, 08:49

The AGM is Friday 7th February at the Coffee Tavern Eaton Bray at 7.30 pm.
All members welcome.
This is an important year for the club so please do your best to be there.
Juniors and parents are most definitely welcome.


#1947 EBCC, 1 February 2014, 08:50

Fixtures 2014
Four Counties League Division 1
Eaton Bray 1st Xl

26/04/14 Olney Town 1st away
03/05/14 Biddenham 1st  home
10/05/14 Milton Keynes 1st away
17/05/14 North Crawley 1st home
24/05/14 Olney Town 1st home
31/05/14 Elstow 1st away
07/06/14 Milton Keynes City 1st home
14/06/14 Eggington Foresters 1st home
21/06/14 Thurleigh 1st home
28/06/14 New City 1st away
05/07/14 Biddenham 1st away
12/07/14 Milton Keynes 1st home
19/07/14 North Crawley 1st away
02/08/14 Elstow 1st home
09/08/14 Milton Keynes City 1st away
16/08/14 Eggington Foresters 1st away
23/08/14 Thurleigh 1st away
30/08/14 New City 1st home

#1948 EBCC, 1 February 2014, 09:08

Fixtures 2014
Four Counties League Division 5
Eaton Bray 2nd Xl

26/04/14 Westcroft 2nd home
03/05/14 Edlesborough 1st away
10/05/14 Great Brickhill 3rd home
17/05/14 Whitchurch 1st away
24/05/14 Westcroft 2nd away
31/05/15 Elstow 2nd home
07/06/14 St Andrews 1st away
14/06/14 New Bradwell 2nd away
21/06/14 Thurleigh 2nd away
28/06/14 North Crawley 3rd home
05/07/14 Edlesborough 1st home
12/07/14 Great Brickhill 3rd away
19/07/14 Whitchurch 1st home
02/08/14 Elstow 2nd away
09/08/14 St Andrews 1st home
16/08/14 New Bradwell 2nd home
23/08/14 Thurleigh 2nd home
30/08/14 North Crawley 3rd away

#1949 EBCC, 2 February 2014, 07:42

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#1950 EBCC, 5 February 2014, 08:01

Dates for the diary

Friday May 23rd T20 Caddington to commemorate the clubs first game which was against Caddington on 23rd May 1914.6pm start.
Sunday July 27th Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). All day game starting at 11.30am.

#1951 EBCC, 6 February 2014, 07:39


The topic of conversation at winter nets last night was the state of English Cricket.
Consensus on KP sacking not that bothered.
Secretary Jones wants Sam Robinson to open with Cook but being a Middlesex fan he probably wants them all picked.
Coach Peacock thinks Morgan and Compton should come back to boost the English foreign contingent.
And Antipodean Captain Hoskins can’t hide his joy spending the entire debate laughing at the debacle.

Anyone got any thoughts.

#1954 EBCC, 8 February 2014, 10:31

Officers for 2014 Season

President                                         Paul Harris
Vice Presidents                              George French/ Lee Bierton
Chairman                                        Martin Quinn
Treasurer                                        John Sirett
General Secretary                         Ian Jones
Fixture Secretary                           Ian Jones
Social Secretary                             Phil Spicer
Grounds Manager                         Mick Flecknell
1st Xl Captain                                  Wes Hoskins
1st Xl Vice Captain                          James Flecknell
2nd Xl Captain                                 Ian Jones
2nd Xl Vice Captain                         Del Darchembaud
Sunday Captain                              Paul Harris
Sunday Vice Captains                   Arron Gauntlet/Ollie Sirett
Midweek Captain                          Josh Peacock

#1957 EBCC, 11 February 2014, 12:51

Nets OFF for u12s u14s and adults this week.
Net facility flooded big time.


#1973 EBCC, 25 February 2014, 10:22

Confirmation nets is definitely on tomorrow at Dunstable. U12/14 7-8pm, adults 8-9pm all abilities welcome.

#1975 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 06:35

Friendly Fixtures

19/04/14 Dunstable Town away
27/04/14 Potten End away
04/05/14 Milton Bryan home
29/06/14 Soulbury away
10/08/14 Hawkridge & Cholsbury home
31/08/14 Milton Bryan away

#1976 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 07:08

Sunday Development Fixtures

11/05/14 Gt Brickhill away
18/05/14 Amptill Town away
25/05/14 Aspley Guise home
01/06/14 Flitwick home
08/06/16 Leighton Buzzard Town home
22/06/14 Gt Brickhill home
06/07/14 Flitwick away
13/07/14 Leighton Buzzard Town away
20/07/14 Amptill Town home
03/08/14 Aspley Guise away

#1977 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 07:28

Under 10 Fixtures

11/05/14 Eversholt home
18/05/14 Leighton Buzzard B away
25/05/14 Clifton away
01/06/14 Biggleswade home
15/06/14 Aspley Guise away
22/06/14 Amptill Town home
06/07/14 Langford home
13/07/14 Henlow home
22/07/14 Flitwick away

#1978 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 07:40

Under 12 Fixtures

27/04/14 Flitwick away
04/05/14 Amptill Town B home
18/05/14 Langford home
25/05/14 Clifton B home
01/06/14 Aspley Guise away
08/06/14 Leighton Buzzard Town B home
15/06/14 Flitwick home
22/06/14 Amptill Town B away
06/07/14 Langford away
13/07/14 Clifton B away

#1979 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 07:47

Under 14 Fixtures

06/05/14 Leighton Buzzard Town B away
20/05/14 Lutonian home
03/06/14 Leighton Buzzard Town B away
10/06/14 Aspley Guise home
17/06/14 Lutonian away
24/06/14 Henlow home
01/07/14 Amptill Town B away
08/07/14 Clifton B away
15/07/14 Amptill Town C home

#1980 EBCC, 28 February 2014, 07:58

All fixtures taken from the Eaton Bray Play Cricket web site.

#1992 EBCC, 11 March 2014, 05:26

We have 2 new sponsors for the 2014 season.
Houghton Insurance Bureau and Gastek Services.

Thank you for your support.

#1993 EBCC, 11 March 2014, 16:33

Ground opening day this Saturday.
Come down the club and lend a hand to get it prepared.
Everyone enjoys using it so please get involved.


#1997 EBCC, 22 March 2014, 07:25

Another day of helping down the Rye Gardens today.
Tea and other refreshments will be available.


#2001 EBCC, 3 April 2014, 07:24

We are always on the lookout for new players of all abilities - ambitious club, cheap beer, great ground, great teas. Get in touch #EBCC


#2003 EBCC, 4 April 2014, 13:17

Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless but because they are priceless.
Source: Twitter

More work at the Rye Gardens tomorrow with refreshment available.

#2009 EBCC, 16 April 2014, 18:17

2 games to warm up for the season on Saturday.
Away at Dunstable Town on the main square and Kempston Methodists at home on the Rye Gardens.

#2010 EBCC, 17 April 2014, 07:22

1st X1 at Dunstable Town

Hosking (c)
J Peacock

#2011 EBCC, 17 April 2014, 07:23

2nd X1 home to Kempston Methodists.

Jones (c)
A Gauntlett
L Gauntlett

#2016 EBCC, 23 April 2014, 15:09

Youth registration tonight 6.30 at The Rye.
Ages 8-14.

All welcome.

#2018 EBCC, 24 April 2014, 10:39

Teams Saturday

1st X1away to Olney Hosking (c) Harris Flecknell Norris Peacock Kerins Jacobs Gypps Pearson Roff Jarrett
2nd X1Home to Westcroft CC Jones (c) D'Arch McDermid Osbourne Scott L Gauntlett A Gauntlett S Hullegalle Sh Hullegalle Marrum Sirett

#2019 EBCC, 26 April 2014, 09:43

Both games OFF.
Cant beat the weather.

#2021 EBCC, 30 April 2014, 07:12

First event of the Centenary year is on Monday 5th of May at the Rye Gardens.

Chairmans X1 V Presidents X1 from 1pm.
Bouncy castle for the kids and BBQ available from 4pm.
Bar open.

#2023 EBCC, 30 April 2014, 08:19

EBCC Events

#2024 EBCC, 1 May 2014, 11:39

Saturday teams
1st X1 home to Biddenham Hosking Norris Roff Jarrett Kerins Harris Hearn Flecknell Gypps Peacock Pearson

2nd X1 away to Edlesborough Jones D'Chembaud L Gauntlett Bennett Jacobs McCarthy Holloway Sirett Router Marum Hullegalle

#2026 EBCC, 2 May 2014, 15:25

A 16 page leaflet has been released for the centenary season of EBCC which can be downloaded here:

#2028 EBCC, 4 May 2014, 20:47

Biddenham 126 ao
Eaton Bray 1s 127-4
Wes Hoskins 77 not
Eaton Bray won by 6 wkts

Edlesborough 134 ao
Jacko Jacobs 3 for 4 Tom Hollaway 4 for 9
Eaton Bray 2s 47 ao
Edlesborough won by 87 runs

Good bowling performance from the 2s

#2029 EBCC, 6 May 2014, 18:43

New Season Starts with a Win
A week late, but the league season finally kicked off for the Eaton Bray 1st XI with a home match to newly promoted Biddenham.
In what can only be described as the perfect start the new ball bowling off Andy Norris and Joe Roff was simply too good for the Biddenham top order who got blown away to be 4 wickets for 5 runs.  All 4 wickets went to Norris deservedly so, however, the pressure built from the other end should not be ignored.  A mini fightback from the opposition followed with aggresive strokeplay seeing the middle order build a semi-respectable score, getting up to 100 for the loss of no further wickets.  Once the dangerman went to Pearson for an impressive 69, the house of cards fell down to see them all out for 127 with Pearson and Flecknell getting 2 wickets each, Jarrett took care of the only other man to reach double figures.
Chasing what should never be seen as a problematic total, the Bray top six did the job required without too many flutters of the heart.  Hosking took advantage to top score with 77*, and was joined at the end by Kerins to put on a solid partnership of 61 undefeated.
A great win, great team performance and just what the doctor ordered, the only disappointment came when the appointed fines master bailed on his task to leave his captain high and dry!

#2030 EBCC, 9 May 2014, 11:27

Team selection for weekend
1st X1 away to Milton Keynes CC Hosking(c) Kerins Jacobs Gypps Peacock MJ DMc Flecknell Pearson Norris Osbourne
2ND x1home to Brickhill CC D'Chembaud(c) JMc Bennett Gauntlett Marrum Hullugalle Spicer Harvey Moss Holloway Scott
Sunday Devolpement League campaign begins at Brickhill CC P Harris (c) Kerins N Scott Router J Harris Sirett Gauntlett Lavery S Scott Sanders Moss

#2033 EBCC, 11 May 2014, 08:23


Milton Keynes CC 161-9
Eaton Bray 1st X1 93 ao
Milton Keynes won by 68 runs

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 59 ao
Great Brickhill 3rd X1 60-2
Great Brickhill won by 8 wkts

#2036 EBCC, 15 May 2014, 20:55

Saturdays Teams
1st X1 home to North Crawley
Hosking Kerins Jacobs Osborne Pearson Norris Spicer Harris Peacock Ellerton Flecknell
2nd X1 away to Whitchurch
Jones (c) D'Chembaud Bennett Gauntlett Marum Hearn Moss DmC Holloway JmC

On Sunday we host the under 12 County game between Bedfordshire and Suffolk at 1pm

#2037 EBCC, 17 May 2014, 21:51

North Crawley 232-9 dec
Eaton Bray 1st X1 131-9
North Crawley won by 101 runs
James Flecknell 6-51
DK broke his thumb and was unable to bat.
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 59 ao
Whitchurch 60-2
Whitchurch won by 8 wkts
2S on a roll

#2038 EBCC, 19 May 2014, 20:30

Sunday Development League

Amptill Town 161-7
Joe Moss 3-17
Eaton Bray 162-6
Cameron Summers 28
Eaton Bray won by 4 wkts

Good all round performance by our youngsters.

#2039 EBCC, 21 May 2014, 20:16

Eaton Bray At Ampthill 4ths

Eaton Bray At Ampthill 4ths

The Sunday Development team made the trip to Marston Moretaine to take on Ampthill in their second match of the season. The team were determined to better last week’s defeat at the hands of Great Brickhill, although they would need to do so with 10 men, as injuies and exams limit availability.

When EB finally arrived after taking many ‘scenic routes’ to try and find the ground, acting skip Peacock won the toss in the sunshine and decided to bowl, in order to use the new ball to good effect. Moss and Gauntlett opened up and bowled full and straight, rarely being hit for runs, and after a patient start Moss took the wicket of Presswell who was well caught by Sam Scott in the gully.  Moss soon struck again taking the wicket off Harris for 1. An excellent partnership followed as Ampthill youngsters Nihar and Lake rebuilt the innings with knocks of 72 and 39 respectively. Bray had toiled long and hard in the hot weather as Sirett, Sanders and Scott tried hard to get a breakthrough without much luck. There was clearly improvement from last week, with our young ‘uns line and length much improved, although it took a somewhat fortuitous run out of Lake to stem the flow. Andy Sanders extremely wayward throw to square leg prompted the batsman to run again, and with A Gauntlett’s cool head, he threw the ball easily to brother Lee who did the necessaries. Bray re-grouped brilliantly and began to make inroads, with seniors Jacobs and Peacock and then the returning A Gauntlett and Moss taking 3 more wickets, Ampthill ended 161-7, which was probably a par total. Hats off to Ampthill’s Nihar and Lake, who showed maturity beyond their years in their shot selection and placement, which was at times a joy to watch.

After tucking into their sarnies and a discussion of the batting order, the Gauntlett bro’s went out to face the music and after taking 8 in one over, Gauntlett snr was bowled for 5. Summers and Aaron proceeded to take their time and played excellently until Aaron edged behind after he had succeeded in blunting the opening attack for some time. Summers batted freely, and built a big partnership with the skip which took the tie Bray’s way, until he was run out for 28, causing some worry in the away camp. Scott snr soon followed to the bowling of the impressive Lake but young Sanders batted brilliantly in re-building again with his coach, showing hard work paying off. The skip retired at 50 leaving Bray in command. Andy played straight throughout his innings of 6 and built again with Jacobs who smacked a typically belligerent 44 not out, exciting the young Bray players with some huge hits. After Sanders edged behind, Moss came and went, but it left to Scott jnr and Jacko to see us home with a few overs to spare.

A really fantastic complete performance by The Bray, who showed patience and skill to mark their first win of the season. The future’s bright!

Well done to Aaron and Ollie who proved excellent vice captains on the day, and will continue to learn as the season goes on. Thank you also to Ampthill who played the game in the way everyone should, it was nice to see adults on both sides helping and encouraging the young lads along.

#2040 EBCC, 22 May 2014, 13:08

Tomorrow centennial 2014 T20 game vs EBCC first ever opponents Caddington CC

Jack H
Ollie S
Jon M
Joe R

#2043 EBCC, 22 May 2014, 22:14

Under 10's as good as the weather
U10's impress
A bright, warm Sunday morning saw the Eaton Bray Under 10's travel to Leighton Buzzard.  After losing the toss and being asked to field, they got off to a start that matched the weather.  Bowling with a good mix of discipline and aggression, and with the fielders not missing a beat - they restricted th home side to a nett total of 142 after taking a total of 7 wickets.  The best figures being returned by Oliver Harris (1-2), Charlie Hosking (1-1) and Alfie Scott (2-3), with Liam Milne picking up another wicket to go with a couple of run-outs.  Particular mention to Thomas Maynard, Harry McMeniman and Toby Ward for taking a couple of spectacular catches and a run-out respectively.  After seeing off the half time squash, it was then their turn to bat and they carried on the impressive cricket with Toby and Thomas leading off the innings.  These two built a solid partnership, with Thomas being particularly impressive, smashing two boundaries in their partnership of 15.  This brought Harry and Oliver to the crease, who continued the good play with a partnership of 18 - the highlight being young Harris' first shot creamed to the boundary.  Charlie and Dylan Jones followed suit, with debutant Dylan being very impressive with some solid batting and good running between the wickets.  Liam and Jake Clarke came in and carried on with some good running between the wickets - both being unlucky with a few really good shots getting cut off by the fielders.  Alfie and George Hawkins sealed the deal with some explosive batting to go with some brilliant running between the wickets - George being particularly harsh on anything loose, smashing 3 great boundaries.
All in all, a really good morning's cricket.  Thanks to everyone who came to support.

#2044 EBCC, 22 May 2014, 22:17

1st XI suffer in the sun
The Eaton Bray 1st XI welcomed league leaders North Crawley to the Rye with the sun on their backs and a healthy dose of optimism.

Having invited the visitors to bat first, the home side was made to toil early on, with Crawley getting off to a flyer thanks to a 50 run opening partnership between Walker (81) and Young (24), followed by a 127 runs 2nd wicket stand between Walker and Armstrong (66).  With a good deal of fortitude, the Bray fought back to restrict the visitors from 1-177 to 232 all out after 43 overs and went to tea feeling pretty pleased with themselves.  Pick of the bowlers was the ever reliable James Flecknell with 6 for 51 off 9.1 overs.  Also chiming in were Andy Norris (2 for 40), Gary Ellerton (1 for 36) and Nick Pearson (1 for 55), who all bowled their hearts out as usual.
After tea, the run chase never really got going, with wickets being lost at all to regular intervals saw Eaton Bray being bowled out for a disappointing 131.  Credit should definitely be given to North Crawley who bowled and fielded too well, never releasing the pressure, however, with so many batters getting off to starts the home side should be disappointed not to have made a closer run of it.  The one shining light for Eaton Bray being the clean hitting of Richard Osbourne who made his best score for the 1st's with a total of 22.

#2046 EBCC, 23 May 2014, 12:41

Centenary game tonight at 6 against Caddington exactly 100 years to the day of the Brays first game against them.
Team is a mixture of 1s 2s and juniors and should be a good game.
Normal facilities are open plus a BBQ.
There are worse ways to spend the evening.

#2047 EBCC, 23 May 2014, 16:16

Weather has beaten us.
Game off this evening but facilities and BBQ still on.
Trying to rearrange for next Friday.

#2048 EBCC, 24 May 2014, 11:46

1st X1 game against Olney is off.

#2052 EBCC, 29 May 2014, 12:47

Team news...
2nd X1 home to Elstow
Jones (c) L Gauntlett Bennett Holloway McCarthy S Hullegalle Router Moss Marum Holbrook A Gauntlett

1st X1 away to Elstow
Hosking (c) Harris Flecknell Norris Gypps Jacobs Hearn Osbourne Pearson Roff Jarrett

#2053 EBCC, 30 May 2014, 12:38

T 20 tonight against Eggington starting at 6pm.
Cross your fingers for a bit of good weather.

#2054 EBCC, 30 May 2014, 22:55

Don't know the openers name but he was pinging it everywhere.
Eaton Bray 151-0
Wes Hoskins 74 no Andy Norris 55 no
Eaton Bray won by 10wkts.
Cracking game.

#2055 EBCC, 31 May 2014, 08:32

Opener for Eggington was Raja 102 no.

#2056 EBCC, 1 June 2014, 09:29

Elstow 1st X1 214-7
Eaton Bray 1st X1 88 ao
Twitchy old umpire

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 151-7
Elstow 2nd X1 148 ao

2s win a thriller by 3 runs.
First league win since August 2012.

#2057 EBCC, 1 June 2014, 22:25

1st XI batting folds again

Elstow too good

Eaton Bray first XI travelled to Elstow on Saturday in what proved to be a dreadfully one-sided affair.  On what looked like a wet and wild seamer, the Bray skipper Hosking got the call right at the toss and asked the home side to bat.  After making early inroads thanks to the aggression and discipline of Roff (2-27) and Norris (1-37) the home side was on the ropes at 15-2.  They then battened down the hatches to show the Bray batsmen how to do it, showing good application mixed with aggressive running between wickets and a lack of tolerance for the loose ball to end their innings after 44 overs at 7-215.  The bowlers stuck to their task well with Flecknell (2-38) and Jarrett (1-59) being the other wicket takers in the innings, and the visitors went to the tea break with a fair bit of optimism for the run chase.

The optimism was very short lived however, as the 1st wicket went 2nd ball and many followed soon after, at one stage the batting side were 42-6 in a burst that saw some poor shots, some good bowling, some poor umpiring and a hat-trick.  Jacobs being the only one to get to a half-decent total with a fighting 30 before the home umpire had seen enough of him also.  When it was all said and done, Eaton Bray had folded to be 88 all out in a game where they were comfortably 2nd in all departments.  A big three home games loom as they face an uphill battle to regain control of their season, things can only get better.

#2058 EBCC, 1 June 2014, 22:28

U10's Impress in Defeat

Biggleswade too good

The Eaton Bray Under 10's welcomed Biggleswade to a sunny Rye Gardens for what proved to be an impressive display from both sides.  Having lost the toss, the home side were invited to bat, and it soon became clear why, as the visitors were a well drilled, disciplined and talented unit who made life hard for the batsmen all the way through.  However, the Bray boys were not to be intimidated, and stuck to their guns, batting with good intent and patience to end their innings on a nett total of 125 (after losing 9 wickets).  It was an innings where, if not for the exceptional fielding from the visitors, and a bit of luck could well have been 50 runs more.

Not to be outdone, Eaton Bray started their fielding effort with much gusto, picking up 3 wickets in the first 2 overs.  Biggleswade fought back, and proved to be too good on the day finishing with a nett 159 (8 wickets), but the home side should be incredibly proud of themselves with the way they played the game.  Disciplined bowling, good fielding and brilliant teamwork were par for the day.  

#2059 EBCC, 5 June 2014, 10:55

Friday Centenary T20 match v Caddington
J Peacock (c) Gauntlett Norris Flecknell Jones Sirett Holbrook Scott Holloway Sureka H Shan H
With thanks to Caddington as this is the third time we have arranged this game.
Hope for some good weather.

#2060 EBCC, 7 June 2014, 08:53

Eaton Bray 163-4
Andy Norris 54 retired no
Caddington 132
Eaton Bray won by 31 runs

Very young bowling attack who all did well.
BBQ fired up and a few beers made it a very pleasant evening.

#2061 EBCC, 7 June 2014, 12:31

2nd X1 game at St Andrews is OFF.
1st X1 game at home to MK City is ON.

#2062 EBCC, 8 June 2014, 07:30


Eaton Bray 1st X1 115 ao
Andy Norris 22
MK City 118-6
James Flecknell 5-22
MK City won by 4 wkts

#2063 EBCC, 8 June 2014, 12:07

Development team vs Leighton Buzzard Development today at the Rye.
Sanders S Scott Lavery Moss Sirett A Gauntlett Summers N Scott Spicer Holbrook Hosking

#2065 EBCC, 9 June 2014, 08:33


Eaton Bray Development 171-6
Leighton Buzzard Development 121-8

Eaton Bray won by 50 runs.
Good all round performance.

#2066 EBCC, 11 June 2014, 17:28


Eaton Bray u14 101-9
Aspley Guise u14 95-4
Eaton Bray won by 6 runs.

First win for the u14s in 3 years.
Good result considering we had 3 u10s in the side who all did well.

#2067 EBCC, 14 June 2014, 10:37

Team news
1st X1 home v Eggington Norris Harris Bennett Hosking Flecknell Jacobs Peacock Hearn Pearson Roff Jarrett
2nd X1 away vs New Bradwell Jones D'Arch Wheeler DMc L Gauntlett A Gauntlett Sirett Holloway Hullugalle Moss Marum

#2068 EBCC, 16 June 2014, 10:30

Eaton Bray 1st X1 276-7 dec
Wes Hoskins 118 Andy Norris 50
Eggington 137 ao
Nick Pearson 4-9 Andy Norris 4-22
Eaton Bray won by 139 runs

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 47 ao
New Bradwell 48-2
New Bradwell won by 8 wkts.

#2073 EBCC, 19 June 2014, 07:01

First ever win!
The U14's recorded their first ever win on Tuesday night, at The Rye Gardens versus Aspley Guise.

Sam Scott, captain for the evening, won the toss and batted first, although Bray were in trouble early on as Sirett, Shrowder and Ritchie all succumbed to Dawson, who bowled very straight in returning figures of 3-8 from his four overs, and at 10-3 things weren't looking too healthy. Bailey Roberts and the skip started the recovery soon after, ensuring that straight balls were defended and taking their time to see off the opening bowlers. Bailey hung around with his skip, who was the agressor, but fell for 4 contributing to an excellent partnership of 35, which began to retsotre some pride and confidence in the team. Sam was playing the perfect captain's knock, mixing concentration with attacking intent, which saw the ball flying to the boundary on a frequent basis, and was being helped along by Jack Cullen, who like Roberts, played well in rotating the strike and defending, until he was, perhaps a little harshly, adjudged LBW to Roberston for 5, another worthy partnership. Sam retired just after 30* but was soon back in as Ben Cullen and Luis Acosta departed, but Bray weren't finished yet. 7 year old Charlie Hosking came in and batted superbly against players nearly twice his age, playing with maturity in defending the satraight ones but also hitting bad balls to the boundary alongside his captain. Our little and large partnership nearly saw off all the overs, until Charlie was out for a well played 11, in the process seeing his skip to a fantastic knock of 52*, his first (hopefully of many) half century. The U14's went in at the break 101 all out, the first time they'd also reached a ton as a team.

The fielding innings started well, with debutant Matt Hill and J Cullen bowling tight overs, and again Acosta and B Cullen who carried on the good work, Luis removing opener Proctor for 1, courtesy of a well taken catch by Karl. The innings then began to turn Aspley's way as opening batsman Dahal and number 3 Dawson began to chase down our total. Dawson, who had been the chief tormentor with the ball, retired on 30, as the game reached the close. The tide turned again though, as Sam inrtoduced himself to the attack, bowling Dehal for a well played 25, which allowed Bray to make inroads. Aspley were just behind the scoring rate, and with the now reliable Hosking, bowling very straight and keeping the runs down, the game entered its climax.

With the game into its last over, Sam threw the ball to Matthew, with Aspley needing 10 from 6 balls to win. As coach Josh and all the parents began to wonder what may be, Matthew started his over perfectly, bowling Nicholls for 1, but the fun wasn't over there. Next ball 4 byes just to keep things interesting! He followed it up with a dot (6 from 3) and then took the wicket of Robertson for 0 and followed it with a dot and 1 run to spark some excitable celebrations as Bray went wild!

A brilliant performance from both teams, with an excellent game being played the correct way. Neither team deserved to lose.

Thanks to Nirav and his team for playing in exactly the way that we are trying to play at Eaton Bray. Look forward to seeing them again.

#2074 EBCC, 20 June 2014, 08:31

The 2nd X1 fixture away to Thurleigh on Saturday has been cancelled.
Any club looking for a game.
Away only.

#2078 EBCC, 20 June 2014, 18:05

1st X1 home to Thurleigh
Hosking (c)

#2079 EBCC, 21 June 2014, 07:07

2nd X1 have a friendly against Luton Royals at Sundon Park today.

L Gauntlett
N Scott
S Scott
Shan Hullegalle


#2082 EBCC, 23 June 2014, 06:04

~~Eaton Bray beat Thurleigh

EBCC welcomed Thurleigh to the Rye on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon.  Having lost the toss and being invited to bat, the innings was set up superbly by openers Harris (79) and Norris (85) in a partnership of 166 with both players enjoying the good deck and fast outfield.  Once they went in reasonably quick succession, Jacobs (19), Hosking (19) and Flecknell (15 n.o.) had the enviable and all too rare job of lifting the run rate in the last 10 overs.  The Eaton Bray innings was declared at 229 for 4 off 42 overs, special mention to Richard Osbourne who blocked and ducked the last 3 balls of the innings.
After tea, the visitors set about the run chase with aggression, going at around 6 runs per over in an opening stand of 73, taking the game to the Bray.  Upon the introduction of the fermented Jacobs, things swung quickly back in the home teams favour as he ripped the heart out of the Thurleigh batting line up.  Once the opening stand was broken, wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals to see them all out for 153 off 35.5 overs.  Best figures were Jacobs (4-23 off 7), Osbourne (2-25 off 5) and Roff (2-43 off 7.5).

#2083 EBCC, 23 June 2014, 06:16

Under 10's power on
The Eaton Bray Under 10's welcomed Ampthill to the Rye on a warm, sunny Sunday morning.  Having provided the visitors with 3 players, captain Toby lost the toss and was asked to bat first, and then the fun began.  After a good start from Nathaniel and Taylor who ran and called well to go with some good shots, Liam and Gabe walked in and started the fireworks show, good running combined with destructive hitting  - including a massive six from Gabe took the partnership to 39 off their 4 overs.  Ollie and Shamindra continued the good work, both hitting boundaries and running well to put on 36.  In came Toby and Freya who complemented each other well with a mix of alertness, clean striking and solid defences.  George and Sam finished the innings with a performance that had the spectators in awe - their partnership included 7 boundaries, 7 singles and a few 2's - all adding up to a partnership of 49.  The Eaton Bray nett total finishing at 247.
After the interval, and a rousing captains speech later - the team took to field to defend their impressive total - and quickly decided attack was the best form of defence.  Picking up wickets at regular intervals, and brilliant fielding giving away nothing, all bowlers kept a tight line and length.   All players deserve credit for never letting the opposition get close.  Wickets going to Sam (1-5), Shamindra (2-13), Ollie (2-7), Nathaniel (1-19), Taylor (1-16), Liam (1-8) and Gabe (1-19).  Special mention for the tight bowling of Toby (0-5), Freya (0-9) and George (0-9) all combining well to restrict the opposition to 165.
Well done to all the Eaton Bray players for performing admirably for the opposition also, Charlie, Harry and Ben all playing at their customary high levels in the tough situation of playing against their team mates.

#2085 EBCC, 24 June 2014, 10:23


Great Brickhill 249-7
Eaton Bray Development 153-6
Great Brickhill won by 96 runs

Good effort from our boys to bat through their 40 overs against a side who have their 1st and 2nd X1 playing in the Cherwell League.
Played in good spirit and a good game to watch.

#2086 EBCC, 25 June 2014, 06:47

U14's push Henlow all the way
What started as a damp night at the Rye cleared quickly to leave time for a 18over a side match between the Bray U14 and Henlow B.  Henlow batted first and some bold stroke play saw them reach 79-5 off the first 12overs.  The wickets were shared equally between Scott, Sanders, J Cullen, Hill and Acosta before young Ben Cullen turned the screw with 3 wickets in 2 overs to restrict Henlow to 98 from their 18.  For Henlow Hidle (13) and Sale (11) starred with the bat.

In reply the Bray looked good with Scott (27) and Sanders (9) at the crease, but the loss of Sanders shortly after impaling himself on his bat (dont ask!) meant the reply stuttered and only some late order hitting from Sirett (24) in partnership with the dogged young Hosking saw the Bray close...22 needed off the last over proved just too much with the boys coming up 6 runs short.

A galant effort and another great game played in the right spirit, our thanks go to Henlow for making the trip despite the thunder storms.

#2087 EBCC, 25 June 2014, 21:51

Game on Thursday evening in the Bedfordshire T20 Cup.
6.00 start against Dunstable.
All facilities open.

Don't forget to check the progress of the Fives5golf challenge on Twitter and Facebook or on our news page.

#2088 EBCC, 30 June 2014, 10:35

Saturdays games were both called off for the weather.
Sunday result

Eaton Bray 216-7
Soulbury 217-5
Soulbury won by 5 wkts

Big game next Saturday with the 2nd X1 playing Edlesborough at the Rye.

#2089 EBCC, 4 July 2014, 12:20

Team News

1st X1 away to Biddenham A Norris P Harris A Gypps W Hosking (c) J Jacobs R Osbourne G Hearn L Gauntlett N Pearson M Jarrett A Gauntlett
2nd X1 home to Edlesborough Jones (c) D'Archembaud Moss McArthy Wray Su Hullegalle Sh Hullegalle Marum Oates Holloway Bennett
Dev X1away to Flitwick in Beds League on Sunday
Sanders (Wkt) Moss A Gauntlett (c) Lavery S Scott N Scott Roberts Slatter Harris Marum Jones

#2090 EBCC, 5 July 2014, 07:37

If you don't fancy the hustle and bustle of the Carnival today what better way to spend an afternoon than watching Eaton Bray 2s against Edlesborough.
They gave us a good hiding on the opening day of the season but we have since improved.(hopefully)
Stumps at 1.30 pm.

#2091 EBCC, 7 July 2014, 08:26

Eaton Bray 1st X1 131 ao
Andy Norris 43
Biddenham 137-2
Biddenham won by 8 wks

Edlesborough 200-5 dec
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 154-8
Match drawn

#2096 EBCC, 12 July 2014, 07:00

Team news
1st X1 home to Milton Keynes
Hosking (c) Flecknell Norris Peacock Gypps Holbrook Bennett Jacobs Harris Osbourne Pearson
2nd X1 away to Great Brickhill 3rds
Jones (c) D'Archembaud L Gauntlett Hearn DMc Moss Spicer Oakes Wray Marrum Holloway

#2099 EBCC, 14 July 2014, 07:39

Eaton Bray 1st X1 254-8
Paul Harris 64 Wes Hoskins 48
Milton Keynes 209-9
Match Drawn

Great Brickhill 3rd X1 236-6
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 158-8
Match Drawn

#2103 EBCC, 18 July 2014, 18:38

Team News
1stXI away to North Crawley

Hosking (c)
2ndXI home v Whitchurch

Jones (c)
N Scott
S Scott
Sh Hullegalle


#2104 EBCC, 19 July 2014, 12:15

2nd X1 game off.
Too much overnight rain.

#2105 EBCC, 20 July 2014, 10:26

North Crawley 223-7
Eaton Bray 1st X1 197-9
Wes Hoskins 110
Match Drawn

#2106 EBCC, 20 July 2014, 12:01

Sun XI take on Ampthill Town CC today at TheRye

N Slatter
S Slatter
Sirett (c)

#2109 EBCC, 22 July 2014, 11:28

Sunday we take on MCC to continue our Centennial2014 celebrations! A fantastic day inc. junior coaching, ale tent and all day BBQ.
EBCC vs MCC - Sunday 27 July 2014

#2110 EBCC, 24 July 2014, 06:55

EBCC XI vs MCC on Sunday

P Harris
J Harris
Hosking (c)

#2111 EBCC, 29 July 2014, 08:31

Super day on Sunday with victory going to the MCC.
Event was very well attended with the weather being very good.
A lot of people put in some hours for the day to take place and thanks go to them.

Back to league cricket next week with the 1st X1 at home to Elstow and the 2nd X1 away to Elstow.

#2112 EBCC, 29 July 2014, 08:37

EBCC 6 competing in the Leighton Buzzard 6-a-side comp on Wednesday

J Peacock (c)
A Norris
J Flecknell
W Hosking
P Harris
R Osbourne

#2113 EBCC, 30 July 2014, 12:25

Eversholt Eaton Bray and Stoke Hammond going head to head in tonight's 6's... at Bell Close Leighton Buzzard.

#2114 EBCC, 31 July 2014, 12:01

Our 6-a-side lads are in the finals night in the Leighton Buzzard comp tomorrow night

Peacock (c), Flecknell, Harris, Hosking, Osbourne, Scott

All support appreciated.

#2115 EBCC, 31 July 2014, 12:03

Team news

1stXI v Home to Elstow

Hosking (c)

#2116 EBCC, 31 July 2014, 12:04

Team news  

Saturday 2nd XI away to Elstow

Jones (c)
S Scott
N Scott
Shan Hullugalle
L Gauntlett
P Spicer
J Sirett
O Sirett

#2117 EBCC, 31 July 2014, 15:57

Sunday team home v Ampthill Town CC 4th X1
Sanders (Wkt)
J Harris
M Hill
A Gauntlett (Cpt)




#2118 EBCC, 2 August 2014, 09:09

6 a side team beaten in the semi finals by Amptill last night.
We return to league action today at home to Elstow.
Would be good to see some of the support we saw in the MCC game come back today.

#2119 EBCC, 3 August 2014, 09:01

Eaton Bray 1st X1 148-7 23 overs
Elstow 1st X1 149-6 22 overs

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 103-6 25 overs
Elstow 2nd X1 104-3 16.1 overs

Both sides lose in rain affected games after starting to bat in a 44 over game.

#2120 EBCC, 4 August 2014, 13:24

Good turnout from supporters on Sunday for the friendly match against Amptill 4th X1.
Eaton Bray Sunday 217-6
Jack Harris 99 Adam Holbrook 54
Amptill 4th X1 141-3

#2123 EBCC, 8 August 2014, 10:22

Team news
1st X1 away to Milton Keynes City
Hosking (c) Flecknell Norris Jarrett Hearn Osbourne Gypps Jacobs Pearson Ellerton Peacock
2nd X1 home to St Andrews
Jones (c) D'Archrmbaud L Gauntlett A Gauntlett Holbrook Roff Holloway Marum Shan Hullugalle Scott Maynard
Sunday X1 away to Hawridge and Cholesbury
Peacock (c) Wray Harris Moss Holbrook Sanders Marum Scott Sirett Hill Jones

#2124 EBCC, 12 August 2014, 08:03

Eaton Bray 1st X1 122 a/o
Milton Keynes City 123-7

St Andrews 263-3
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 65 a/o

Bad weekend sees the 1st X1 1 point off relegation places.

#2125 EBCC, 15 August 2014, 19:26

Team news
1st X1 away to Eggington Wes (c) Gyppo Noz Drew Jimbo Renee Nicko Sicknote Papa Scott Junior Scott Merlin
2nd X1 home to New Bradwell Mr Eaton Bray (c) Del Hill Moss Sirett Furby Gauntlett Jono Holby JMc Wray

Both teams could do with your support.

#2126 EBCC, 16 August 2014, 09:37

Two big games at the bottom of Division 1 today.
Eaton Bray 1st X1 go to already relegated Eggington while Biddenham who are 1 point below Bray host Olney Town who are 12 points in front.

#2127 EBCC, 17 August 2014, 08:33


Eaton Bray 1st X1 143 a/o
Eggington 107 a/0
Bray won by 36 runs

New Bradwell 190-9
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 101-8
Match drawn

#2128 EBCC, 17 August 2014, 15:03

Today is our last Centenary event with Jazz from Jason Macdermid of the Jools Holland Band.
BBQ and music from 5 o/clock.

#2130 EBCC, 18 August 2014, 07:46

Very pleasant day at the Rye Gardens yesterday. Good turnout of support and the weather with it.
Thanks to Jason and all who helped in the set up.

#2133 EBCC, 21 August 2014, 06:59

Team news
1st X1 away to Thurleigh
Hosking (c) Jimbo Pearson Hitman Noz Drew MJ Ozzy Gyppo Chopper Jacko
2nd X1 home to Thurleigh
Jones D'Archembaud Bennett Moss Kerins Holloway Gauntlett Sirett Marum Oates
Your support would be welcome.

#2136 EBCC, 24 August 2014, 11:17


Eaton Bray 1st X1 226-6
James Flecknell 92
Thurleigh 1st X1 90 a/o
Andy Norris 6-17
Bray won by 136 runs

Eaton Bray 2nd X1 225-3 dec
Leigh Gauntlett 132 Darch 69 and Oxygen
Thurleigh 2nd X1 229-3
Thurleigh won by 7 wkts

2s relegated and will play in Division 6 next season.

#2137 EBCC, 24 August 2014, 11:21

Just a note.
Today on Edlesborough Green there is the Roger Thorne Memorial game.
Teams are a mixture of old and new players and a few invites.
Starts around 2 and not a bad way to spend an hour or two.

#2138 EBCC, 27 August 2014, 06:52

Sam Scott our under 14 co skipper has won an award from Beds Cricket for his fantastic 52 n/o against Aspley Guise in the Development League.

#2139 EBCC, 28 August 2014, 09:10

Last game of the season
Team news
1stXI home to New City

Hozo (c)

#2140 EBCC, 29 August 2014, 08:37

2ndXI away to North Crawley cc 3rds this Saturday

Declaration man (c)
Del Boy
Moss Bros
Queen Liz

#2142 EBCC, 30 August 2014, 06:57

Video made by Flypast Films on the MCC Centenary game.

#2146 EBCC, 1 September 2014, 07:31


New City 180-8
Eaton Bray 1st X1 180-6
Paul Harris 77 Andy Norris 54
Exciting and at times a bit feisty in a tied game.

North Crawley 3rd X1 156 a/o
Eaton Bray 2nd X1 157-4
Russell Bennett 60 no DK 54
2s finish on a high but are relegated to Division 6 for next season.

#2147 EBCC, 1 September 2014, 15:16

Sunday result

Milton Bryan 220
Bray Sunday 221-3
Josh Peacock 100 retired Lee Gauntlett 84.

Sunday team make it a good weekend for the Bray.

#2149 EBCC, 5 September 2014, 16:17

Interclub 20 20 at the Rye on Saturday
Should be a laugh
Hozzo's Heroes (Home) Wes (c) Noz Drew MOM JMc Gaz H Colonel Scott Jnr Del John S No. 11
Barmy's Bulldogs (Away) Barm (c) Jimbo Ronny Scott Snr Spice Renee Mossy Chopper Holbs DMc Gyppo

#2152 EBCC, 10 September 2014, 19:03

Sunday friendly away at Hawridge and Cholsebury.
Confirmed #SunXI for the match vs @HandC_CC this weekend.

Chop (c)
Scott Jnr
Scott Snr

Last game of the season.

#2162 EBCC, 24 September 2014, 11:17

Award Winners 2014
1st X1 Batsman Wes Hoskins
1st X1 Bowler James Flecknell
2nd X1 Batsman Russell Bennett
2nd X1 Bowler Tom Holloway
Sunday X1 Batsman Jack Harris
Sunday X1 Bowler Joe Moss
Most improved player Tom Holloway
Catching Cup Wes Hoskins
Clubman Lee Gauntlett
Players Player Wes Hoskins
Well done to all and roll on next April

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