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    NEWSLETTER 268

    It was mixed results for the two senior teams while the All Stars and Dynamo programmes started this week.

    SENIOR 1st TEAM

    Corfe Mullen vs Beaminster CC

    For Beaminsters third game of the season they travelled to Corfe Mullen knowing the toss could be vitally important as news had come to light that the Corfe Mullens Roller had been out of commission and the wicket had been given very little work in the last few weeks.

    Both captains were sure to want to bowl first on a very green and very soft pitch. For the third game in a row Park lost the toss and Beaminster were inserted.

    The opening pair put on 18 runs in 7 overs as it became very apparent that with the outfield grass so very long and the boundaries quite far back, that runs would be hard to come by.

    On a slow, sticky wicket Corfe Mullen bowled to their field well with three close fielders on the offside cutting off runs and eventually succeeding in getting a breakthrough as opening bowler M Jordan (2-22) had lasts weeks MOTM Will Moss caught by one of the close fielders for only 2 runs.

    The Corfe bowlers then put the squeeze on Beaminsters batsmen as Ben Golledge (0) Tom Fowler (5) and Ross Baker (2) were all quickly removed to find the visitors in a pickle at 71 - 4 from 21 overs.

    Park had to dig in and with the help of the in form Adam Moss managed to get the score up to 115 until Moss became the victim to a fine catch in the Gully off the bowling L Gearing (1-28).

    This brought Lahiru to the crease to join Park and the pair then put on 31runs as Park completed his century in the 39th over with some hard running and amassing 11 boundaries before being bowled the very next ball for 100 runs exactly. Lahiru upped the run rate further with help from James Edmunds (16 not out) compiling an entertaining and very important knock of 32 before getting run out in the penultimate over. Beaminster finished on a very respectable 188-8 from their 45 overs.

    Knowing Corfe Mullen would have to bat very well to chase down this total with a very slow outfield Beaminster settled into their rhythm quickly as the ever impressive Nick Hollely continued his fine early season form with the new ball trapping opener R Witherington LBW for 4. He then had Mullens number 3 L Gearing caught for a duck before removing the other opener D Flocks (20) bowled middle stump after conceding a four and a 6 in the two previous balls. Hollely finished with fine figures of 3-28 from his 9 overs.

    This brought together M Jordan and I Cresswell and they batted with aggressive intent on a rapidly drying wicket which was becoming easier and easier to bat on as the overs ticked by. Bashing 50 runs from the next 11 overs a change of pace was required and so Ben Golledge, Will Moss and Henry Everitt were called upon to try and break the deadlock. In a tense passage of play where the batters found it increasingly hard to force pace onto the ball it was M Jordan who blinked first as he could resist no longer and charged down the wicket to Golledge, missed and found himself stumped by Adam Moss for a well constructed 34. Everitt then had the well set Cresswell brilliantly caught in the outfield by Nick Hollely, diving forward with the ball coming directly out of the sun. This blew the door open for Beaminster with Corfe reeling at 95-5 from 21 overs.

    James Edmunds was then brought into the attack who quickly removed B Bolt for 3 and although Mullen batted on for another 16 overs they never really looked like getting up to Beaminsters total. Baker (1-27) took a well deserved wicket as Edmunds eventually steam rollered through the tail of the opposition taking another 3 wickets to claim fine figures of 4-19 from 7.3 overs.

    It was a fine team effort as Beaminster crossed the finish line winning by 54 runs.

    SECOND TEAM

    Beaminster 2nds were unfortunate to lose a closely fought contest with Verwood 3rds at the Memorial Ground on Saturday. After losing the toss, Beaminster were asked to field on a overcast but hot afternoon. Opening bowlers J Ronan (8-0-24-2) and O Hey (7-0-35-1) controlled the early overs well and scoring opportunity were limited for the Verwood batters. A wicket in the third over brought D Humphreys (59) to the crease and he was able to stick in and build an innings. The ball was swinging a long way and difficult to control, wickets were hard to come by in the middle period and Verwood really started to turn the screws on the fielding side; Dave Smith ably assisting his teammate with a supporting 38. A late flourish of wickets from Adie Philips (8-1-20-4) meant Beaminster managed to restrict the batting side to what appeared to be an achievable total of 183 from their 40 overs. 

    In reply, Beaminsters openers started to build a good platform to the chase. Ollie Bareham put on a beautifully judged 34 before he was bowled through the gate by the dangerous Verwood 1st change bowler R Wallace (8-0-20-3). The loss of Oli and an uncharacteristic run out, began a difficult period for the side. The middle order were solid in defence but unable to push the rate along due to some erratic bowling being difficult to punish, with this being mixed in with the odd really good balls from the bowlers which the batters found hard to deal with. Captain D Spiller moved to a patient 24 including a huge pulled six over square leg, but he played across the line in the 29th over to leave Beaminster 8 down with 80 more runs still required. A.Phillips (22), T.Patel (17) and K.Cudmore (11 not out) produced a late flourish to give hope but Beaminster fell agonisingly short, losing their last wicket 27 runs shy of the required total. 

    Gracious in defeat though with reservation over the missed opportunities on the pitch; the Beaminster captain was nonetheless pleased with the strong opening and closing bowling/batting performances of his side and concentration in the field in what was very warm, muggy afternoon. He said he was very much looking forward to taking the experiences gained today into next weeks away fixture at Poole Town 5ths.

    YOUTH CRICKET

    The U16s won another last ball thriller as they defended 128 and won by 4 runs at home to Sparkford. Ollie Hey and Jack Ronan again starred with the bat after sharing a crucial match winning partnership. Jack then held his nerve to bowl the final over as Sparkford fell agonisingly short to conclude an excellent game.

    Both the U10s and U12s had a frustrating week as their games were rescheduled due to the weather and lack of available players.

    ALL STARS / DYNAMOS / ALL INCLUSIVE

    Both programmes started this Thursday with over 25 youngsters enjoying a sunny evening at the Memorial Ground. You can still book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars.

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Thursday: All Stars at the Memorial Ground, 5.30pm

    Dynamos at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6.15pm

    Saturday: Youth training, 9am at the Memorial Ground

    First team v Weymouth (home), 1.30pm start

    Second team v Poole Town 5ths (away) 1.30pm start

    Sunday: U10s v North Perrott (away), 10.30am

    Monday: U12s v Ilminster (away), 6pm

    RB 25/05/22.

    NEWSLETTER 267

    The seniors continued their perfect start to the season with an excellent derby win while the youth section have a busy schedule with games and All Stars/Dynamos starting this week.

    SENIOR 1st TEAM

    Beaminster CC vs Dorchester 2nds

    The sun was shining as Beaminster welcomed local rivals Dorchester 2nds to the Memorial Playing Fields in their first home game of the 2022 campaign.

    Both captains wanted to bat first on a hard wicket which promised runs. After losing the toss, Parks men were sent out to field in hot and sunny conditions.

    With the new ball in hand openers James Edmunds (0-36) and Nick Hollely bowled immaculately and consistently beat the outside edge as they restricted Dorchester to just 17 runs from the first 10 overs. Beaminster had to wait until the 12th over to make their breakthrough when Nick Hollely finally got his reward and trapped G Goan LBW for 8.

    Simon Jones was then brought into the attack along with Lahiru (0-13 from 6) who increased the pressure on the Dorchester batting line up who had no answers to counter Beaminsters miserly bowling. Joness spell of 6 overs, 3 maidens for only 4 runs had a part to play in what came next. Ross Baker (2-43) was brought on following Joness spell and immediately took two wickets with his first two deliveries removing A Samynathan and G Micurenda (0) leaving Dorchester in a perilous position of 36 for 4 from 21 overs.

    This brought M Porter to the crease and with the help of D Derrien managed to increase the run rate taking advantage of any loose deliveries that the Beaminster bowlers served up. These two batted stubbornly with M Porter smashing 10 4s in his impressive innings of 58 before Nick Hollely came back for his second spell removing Porter and Derrian for 58 and 29 respectively totalling a partnership of 109 runs. Hollelys figures were 9 overs 3-25 in what was a very impressive display of swing bowling. Once broken, it brought the dangerous Dorchester captain Rob Nobbs to the crease for the final few overs and smashed a quick fire 20 that boosted their final total to an impressive 186-6 from their 45 overs.

    In reply Beaminster made a very comfortable start, easily keeping up with the required run rate and when Park was dismissed for 25 in the tenth over, the score was already up to 44. Ben Golledge came to the crease to join Will Moss and the pair then batted for the next 19 overs amassing 63 runs in the process having to see off the dangerous Australian spinner A Samynathan who conceded only 18 runs from his 9 overs. Having again done the hard work for the team Gollege then got trapped LBW for 26 by the impressive Porter, whose batting heroics transferred to the ball and took 3 for 46 from his 9 overs. This was pre-seeded by the run out of Will Moss who batted stoically for 29 overs with some solid defence work and some positive decisive attacking strokes before falling for a fine 50. Baker then built a small partnership with the impressive Adam Moss to keep the Beaminster chase ticking along. Once Baker fell for 12 with only 5 overs left and still needing 17 to win, Moss stepped up continuing his fine early season form to see Beaminster over the line with 5 balls to spare finishing with 43 not out which included 3 fours and 3 mighty sixes.

    A fantastic team effort saw Beaminster win by 4 wickets.

    YOUTH CRICKET

    The U10s performed superbly in their first home game of the season against South Petherton. Manager Keith Cudmore said: Everyone played very well as a team with excellent bowling from Liam, Tom, Bayleigh and Sam. With very good support from the field, Beaminster gave very little away from their fielding performance. Good effort from everyone.

    The U16s won a thrilling game at West Chinnock off of the last ball of the game as they chased their target of 107 in 16 overs. After heavy rain just before the scheduled start time, both teams were grateful to play a full game. Beaminster were also a player short which made the victory even more impressive. The win was set up by a brilliant third wicket partnership between Jack Ronan (28) and Ollie Hey (50 retired). Having bowled well earlier, Rudi Whybrow held his nerve to hit the winning run off of the last ball of the game to create scenes!

    YEOVIL PANTHERS

    Last Wednesday evening, the seniors won a tight game against the Yeovil Panthers when Jonathan Gudge scored the winning run off of the last ball of the game. During an entertaining game, the Panthers set a challenging total of 164 in 20 overs thanks to their opening batsman who scored 83 runs. In reply, Ben Golledge and Ross Baker both hit valuable knocks as the game ebbed and flowed. With over 300 runs scored it was a night to forget for the bowlers!

    ALL STARS / DYNAMOS / ALL INCLUSIVE

    Both programmes start this Thursday. You can still book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars.

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Thursday: All Stars at the Memorial Ground, 5.30pm

    Dynamos at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6.15pm

    All Inclusive Cricket at 7pm at the Memorial Ground

    Saturday: Youth training, 9am at the Memorial Ground

    First team v Corfe Mullen (away), 1.30pm start

    Second team v Verwood 3rds (home) 1.30pm start

    Sunday: U10s v West Chinnock (away), 10.30am

    Monday: U12s v Yeovil (home), 6pm

    Tuesday: U16s v Sparkford (home) 6pm

    RB 18/05/22.

    NEWSLETTER 266

    It was the perfect weekend for our two senior teams who both won their opening games.

    SENIOR 1st TEAM

    Parley 2nd v Beaminster CC

    Toss: Parley

    Beaminster: 184 for 9, 45 overs

    Parley: 155 ao, 39.3 overs

    Beaminster Cricket Club opened up there account in Dorset League Division 2 with an attritional win against a stubborn Parley 2nds last weekend.

    After losing the toss Beaminster were asked to bat first on a very hard but grassy wicket. However they quickly found themselves 14 for 2 after openers Will Moss (0) and Chris Park (5) were dismissed inside the first 5 overs. Things didnt get any better as they then lost Tom Fowler and Ross Baker (4) to suddenly find themselves in a precarious position at 47-4.

    Ben Golledge making his Beaminster debut batted stoically for 20 overs making a sound and priceless 21 seeing off the opening spells of the Parley front line bowlers before swatting a full toss straight to mid wicket. His downfall brought together Beaminster stalwart Simon Jones and young talent Adam Moss.

    This proved to be a very fruitful partnership. Coming together at 75-5 they quickly added a hugely important partnership of 74 from 14 overs before Simon Jones was removed for a stylish 32. Adam Moss fell soon after for a fine 47 caught off the bowling of H Avoth who ended his spell with a fine 5-35 from his 9 overs. Tailenders James Edmunds and Henry Everitt scored a quick 10 apiece with the extras from Parleys tired bowlers totalling a hefty 44 runs becoming the innings second top score.

    With Beaminster taking the field to defend 184 Beaminsters bowlers could only be accused of trying a little too hard as the Parley openers quickly settled into their stride racing to 32 from 7 overs before another debutant Lahiru Abeywickrama took a wicket in his first over trapping M Avorth LBW for 10.

    It didnt take Lahiru much longer to take his next wicket as Ross Baker took a fine catch diving forward at extra cover to dismiss Parleys number 3 batsman.

    Things then went a little quiet for Beaminster as the bowlers continued to give their all but opening batter D Doust and experienced middle order batsman M King quickly moved the score on to 94 from 18 overs with both batters set precariously. Young leg spinner Henry Everitt was then given the ball and with the last ball of his second over ripped and pitched a perfect leg spinners delivery to bowl the dangerous opening batter D Doust for 44.

    In his next over he dismissed the other set batsman M King for 17 with a nicely placed full toss which King smashed straight to waiting captain Chris Park at mid wicket.

    With this important partnership broken and the score at 99-4 Beaminster turned the screw. Although they didnt take a wicket for the next 10 overs, Parley only scored 20 runs as Edmunds, Jones, Baker (1-41) and Hollely combined to squeeze the Parley batters into making a mistake as Baker dismissed D Mistry with a fine catch taken at slip by Ben Golledge.

    It was at this point Beaminster seized their chance as opening bowler Nick Hollely took 2 wickets in his 7th over to blow the game wide open with Parley floundering at 134-7 in the 33rd over.

    It didnt take much longer for Beaminster to finish off the game with Simon Jones (1-18) combining with Hollely (3-28) and Lahiru (3-19) to complete a Beaminster win of 30 runs.

    SECOND TEAM

    Beaminster 196 ao, 36.4 overs

    Shaftesbury: 177 -8, 40 overs

    Quote from the winning skipper, Dan Spiller: We played a cracking game, exerted pressure through great fielding. We really strangled the batters from the boundary and put scoreboard pressure on them. Brilliant way to defend a total and Im chuffed for everyone. Special shout out to Jack Ronan (3/17) and Tim Hey (58) as the star figures for the match but I must say everyone played brilliantly. Great atmosphere all through, I dont think we ever went flat at all and hopefully everyone isnt too disappointed at a couple of regulation keeping catches that I put down (Rob and Oli specifically). Great stuff!!!!!

    SOFTBALL FESTIVAL AT THE MEMORIAL GROUND

    Last Sunday we hosted an excellent softball youth tournament at the Memorial Ground. Teams from Queen Camel and Dorchester all played each other on two pitches. The event was well supported and fortunately the weather was perfect with clear sunny skies. Well done to all of the players who played the games in the right spirit.

    YOUTH CRICKET

    The U12s enjoyed an entertaining game at Compton House on Monday evening. For the majority of the team this was their first ever hard ball game but they played exceptionally well. Batting first, Beaminster scored 233, highlights included two boundaries in an over from Charlie Cudmore and a boundary for Freddie Golledge. The Compton House girls team scored 260 runs in reply but Beaminsters young bowlers did well especially Tom Cudmore with 4 wickets during an excellent spell of leg spin bowling. There were also wickets for Freddie Golledge, Herbert Busby and Freddie Hillier to cap a superb bowling display.

    An inexperienced U10s team were defeated by Queen Camel on Sunday morning. 5 players made their debuts and showed promise against a strong team.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    You can now book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars. The start date is next Thursday 19th May.

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Wednesday: Senior T20 friendly v Yeovil Panthers at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Thursday: Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Saturday: Youth training, 9am at the Memorial Ground

    First team v Dorchester 2nds (home), 1.30pm start

    Sunday: U10s v South Petherton (home), 10.30am

    Monday: U12s v Compton House, (home), 6pm

    Tuesday: U16s v West Chinnock, 6pm, (away)

    RB 11/05/22.

    NEWSLETTER 265

    Its a big weekend for both senior teams who start their league campaigns this Saturday.

    SENIOR 1st TEAM

    The first team travel to Parley 2nds on Saturday with a strengthened squad to select from after signing several new players. Lahiru Ranmal and Ben Golledge both make their league debuts for the away game. New skipper Chris Park will be eager to register an early victory after a difficult 2021 season in Division 1. Training has been well attended and after a comfortable pre season win against Symene spirits are high.

    SECOND TEAM

    The second team enjoyed an excellent win at Portland 2nds last Saturday. After superb opening spells from Lahiru Ranmal (2 wkts) and Jack Ronan (3 wkts) the home team only managed respectability thanks to some lower order resistance. Chasing 155, Beaminster lost their young top order but were grateful for an excellent partnership between Chris Park (50) and Lahiru (44 not out) to reach their target with 2 wickets left.

    This Saturday, the seconds start their season in Division 7 with a home game against Shaftesbury 2nds. Please come along and support the young team.

    PRIMARY SCHOOL TOURNAMENT

    On Tuesday 26th April, Beaminster Cricket Club hosted a Primary School Tournament at the Memorial Ground. Six local schools including St. Marys, Parrett & Axe, Sticklands, Greenford, Salway Ash and Broadwindsor were invited to play a 6 a side tournament by playing 3 games each. After winning all of their games, Salway Ash were presented with a trophy and winner’s medals. Beaminster School provided students to score and BCC members umpired the games. A big thank you to the Co-op for providing refreshments.

    YOUTH CRICKET

    Only one game has been possible this week; the U16s lost their home cup game against Compton House. With several regular players missing and the threat of rain Beaminster did well to field a team. Hopefully more players will beavailable for next weeks tough assignment at Ilminster.

    On Sunday, we are hosting a youth softball cricket tournament at the Memorial Ground from 1.30pm that includes our U12s team.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    You can now book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars. The start date is Thursday 19th May.

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Wednesday: U10s training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Thursday: Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Saturday: Youth training, 9am at the Memorial Ground

    First team v Parley 2nds (away), 1.30pm start

    Second team game v Shaftesbury 2nds (home), 1.30pm start

    Sunday: U10s v Queen Camel away 10.30am

    Youth cricket tournament at the Memorial Ground 1.30pm

    Monday: U12s v Compton House, 6pm

    Tuesday: U16s v Ilminster, 6pm, away

    RB 04/05/22.

    NEWSLETTER 264

    Newsletters will now run weekly throughout the season to keep members updated with events at the club.

    SENIOR 1st TEAM

    The first team gained a comfortable pre season win at home to Symene & Cattistock. After winning the toss, Beaminster posted a competitive total in excess of 220 thanks to a half century from debutant Ben Golledge and supporting cameos from Ross Baker (36) and James Butler. Symenes batsmen all tried to play aggressively which played into the hands of the home teams bowlers. Ross Baker and Henry Everitt bagged the majority of the wickets and most of the catches were held by Beaminsters enthusiastic fielders as the away team collapsed without reaching 3 figures.

    SECOND TEAM

    The re-established second team enjoyed an entertaining game at Symene 3rds losing by 12 runs. Star players were Lahiru with 4 wickets on debut and Ollie Hey who scored a superb 40 not out as Beaminster fell just short of their target.

    YOUTH CRICKET

    The youth teams start their seasons next week. The registration evening was well attended with several new players joining. It promises to be an exciting and busy season ahead.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    You can now book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Saturday: Second team game at Portland 2nds, 1.30pm start

    Tuesday: U16s v Compton House, 6pm, home, cup

    Wednesday: U10s training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Thursday: Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Saturday 7th: Youth training 9am, Seconds home to Shaftesbury, Firsts away to Parley, 1.30pm starts

    RB 29/04/22.

    NEWSLETTER 263

    With the new season almost upon us, everyone at Beaminster Cricket Club is busy preparing for another exciting summer.

    SENIOR TEAMS

    Pre-season training has been well attended including several new players signed to the club. The squad has prepared well with both teams starting their seasons this weekend with friendlies at Symene 3rds on Saturday and Cattistock 1sts at home this Sunday.

    BOWLING MACHINE

    We were delighted to purchase a bowling machine that included balls and a feeder. Both junior and senior players have benefitted from using the machine during their pre-season training sessions.

    PRE-SEASON PREPARATIONS

    Club members have been busy preparing the Memorial Ground for the season ahead. Repairs have been made to the scorehut, sightscreens painted and the nets fully built ready for use. Thank you to everyone that helped.

    REGISTRATION NIGHT

    This Friday 22nd April, the club will be hosting a Registration Night for all existing and new members at the Memorial Ground from 6pm. Players will have the chance to register and play an inter club game involving junior and senior players. A BBQ and bar will be available throughout the evening for what promises to be an excellent social event.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    You can now book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    Friday: Registration Night, 6pm

    Saturday: Second team game at Symene 3rds, 1.30pm start

    Sunday: First team game at home to Cattistock, 1.30pm start

    Wednesday: Junior training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Thursday: Senior training at the Memorial Ground, 6pm

    Saturday 30th: Portland away, 1.30pm start

    RB 20/04/22.

    NEWSLETTER 262

    Its been a busy start to the year on and off of the field as preparations for the summer continue at Beaminster Cricket Club.

    INDOOR LEAGUE

    After losing their first game, the senior team gained an impressive win against Yeovil last Sunday thanks to an inspired fielding display. They conclude their winter season against Queen Camel and North Perrott this month.

    CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

    A huge thank you to everyone that donated to our Crowdfunding campaign. We were delighted to reach our target which will ensure we can improve and develop our facilities before the summer season.

    YOUTH SCHEDULE

    The Beaminster Academy has a packed schedule this summer that includes:

    Mondays: U12s matches

    Tuesdays: U16s matches

    Thursdays: All Stars, Dynamos and All Inclusive Softball

    Saturdays: Youth training

    Sundays: U10s matches

    You can now book places for the All Stars and Dynamos programmes by clicking on this link: ecb.clubspark.uk/AllStars

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    TERRY COLLIN TROPHY

    We are delighted to announce that during Cricket Week, the youth squad will play a special inter game for the Terry Collin trophy on the Friday evening 24th June. This promises to be an excellent social event and will include a presentation in memory of the former Bridport News journalist.

    DIARY

    Saturdays: Youth training at 9.15am at Beaminster School Sports Hall

    Tuesdays: Senior nets at 7pm at Colfox School Sports Hall

    Sunday 13th March: Senior indoor game v Queen Camel

    RB 06/03/22.

    NEWSLETTER 261

    A Happy New Year to all of our members and friends as we look forward to another exciting year at Beaminster Cricket Club.

    SENIOR TEAMS

    Our first team will compete in Division 2 and our second team in Division 5 of the Dorset League in 2022. 6 weeks of senior nets start on 22nd February at Colfox School from 7-8pm. All new and existing players are welcome to attend.

    BEAMINSTER CRICKET ACADEMY

    Our rebranded youth section resumes training this Saturday 8th January at 9.15am at the Beaminster School sports hall. Training includes fitness, skills, drills and net practice. All youth players are welcome to attend.

    SPONSORSHIP

    We are looking for local businesses to sponsor match balls for the 2022 season. With two senior teams this year we have plenty of match balls available for 25 pounds per game. Businesses will be mentioned in our newsletter, the match report featured in the Bridport News and on social media.

    We also offer annual sponsorship packages, for further details please email: chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com.

    CO-OP FUND

    Dont forget to select Beaminster Cricket Club in your Co-op App to donate 2p of every 1 pound that you spend towards developing the Beaminster Cricket Academy.

    DIARY

    8th January: Junior training resumes

    6th February: U12s Countdown Cricket fixtures at Wadham School

    13th February: Senior 6 a side game at Perrott Hill School

    22nd February: Senior nets start at Colfox School

    RB 5/01/22.

    NEWSLETTER 260

    As we enter into the winter months, planning for the 2022 season is now in motion with next weeks AGM and numerous other league meeting being held before Christmas.

    YOUTH SECTION

    Our youth section started winter training in October on Beaminster Schools 3G pitch. Sessions continue every Saturday morning at 9.15am. An U12s team has been entered into a winter league competition at Wadham School. The first games are this Sunday afternoon.

    AGM

    This years AGM will be held next Thursday 11th November at the sports pavilion at 6.30pm. All Beaminster Cricket Club members are invited to attend. Matters to be decided include the election of officers and the planning of the youth and senior sections for the 2022 season.

    SPONSORSHIP

    The club are seeking sponsorship from local businesses for the 2022 season. More details to follow.

    CHRISTMAS LIGHTS EVENT IN THE SQUARE

    On Friday 3rd December we will be selling hot dogs, burgers and mulled wine, cider from our stand at this years event.

    CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND

    We have some great news! Beaminster Cricket club has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round will start from Today 24th October 2021 and will run for 12 months until 22nd October 2022. During this time Co-op Members will be able to select Beaminster Cricket Club as their cause.

    DIARY

    Sunday 7th November U12s winter league games, v Ilminster at 1.30pm and South Petherton at 3.10pm

    Thursday 11th November AGM, 6.30pm at the sports pavilion

    Friday 3th December stall at the Christmas lights event in the Square.

    RB 02/11/21

    NEWSLETTER 259

    The senior team have now completed their league season after losing an enthralling game against Swanage....

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Date: 28th August 2021

    Toss: Beaminster

    Score 1st Innings: Beaminster: 149 ao, 36.3 overs

    Score 2nd Innings: Swanage: 153-9, 38.5 overs

    Despite Beaminster performing admirably in their final game of the season, Swanage just earned a 1 wicket victory during an enthralling encounter at the Memorial Ground. Beaminster won the toss and elected to bat first. It started off poorly for the home side as the Swanage openers bowled with great precision to leave Beaminster in trouble at 45-7. Tom Fowler was the only top order batsman to make a positive contribution with 16 runs. Ross Baker then came in and hit an immaculate 72 runs that included 11 boundaries. He received help from Ollie Bareham who struck a fine 27 runs. They shared a crucial partnership to ensure that Beaminster reached a respectable total of 149 before the final wicket was lost in the 37th over. After the innings break opener Simon Jones attacked the away teams top order taking 4-16. When the first change bowlers came on Swanage capitalised to reach 124-7. The returning Bareham then took 2-7 in his last 4 overs. However, captain Ben Hodder (55) survived a dropped slip catch to help Swanage crawl over the line to win a thrilling game by 1 wicket.

    SUMMER CAMP

    Unfortunately this years final Summer Camp session was cancelled due to a lack of numbers.

    YOUTH TRAINING

    One to One training sessions will be completed this week. Summer youth training has also finished. We plan to start winter training in October.

    DIARY

    Friday: Senior friendly T20 game v Millwall Stars at 5.30pm home

    Friday 10th September: Senior Presentation & BBQ 6pm at the Sports Pavilion

    LATE CUTS...

    If you would like to hear Vic Marks talking about his new book Late Cuts at the Dorchester Literary Festival on Saturday 16th of October at 3.00pm in the Dorford Centre, Dorchester tickets for the event are available at: www.dorchesterliteraryfestival.com

    NEXT NEWSLETTER

    Now that the season has almost been completed, monthly newsletters will return in the winter.

    NEWSLETTER 258

    As the season draws to a close, the senior team will be desperate to finish their league season on a high with a home game against Swanage...

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Venue: Ferndown

    Toss: Hamworthy

    Beaminster: 49ao (23.4 overs)

    Hamworthy: 50-4 (8.1 overs)

    Beaminster suffered a heavy 6 wicket defeat away at Hamworthy. After losing the toss and being asked to bat, Beaminster ended up being 13-5 after 10 overs. Regular wickets fell as no real partnership was established throughout the innings. Nick Hollely (12) was the only batsman to pass single figures with extras top scoring with 19 as Beaminster were all out for 49.

    In reply, Hamworthys openers came out and looked to play positively chasing a low total. Beaminster were able to take 4 wickets due to the attacking nature of the opposition with James Edmunds, Nick (2) and Ollie Bareham taking the wickets. Without the loss of any other wickets, Hamworthy were able to chase down the target in the 9th over and inflicted a heavy defeat on Beaminster.

    SUMMER CAMP

    This years final Summer Camp session has been rescheduled to Wednesday 1st September if numbers allow.

    ONE TO ONES

    One to One training continues for the next two weeks.

    Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details.

    MIDDLETON HANDS CUP

    Last Sunday Beaminster played and lost their semi final to MDA who then lost a tight final to Crewkerne.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Swanage at 1.30pm home

    Tuesday & Wednesday: One to Ones

    Friday: senior friendly game v Millwall Stars 5.30pm start

    RB 25/08/21.

    NEWSLETTER 257

    It has been a busy few days at Beaminster Cricket Club as the season reaches the final few weeks...

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Venue: Stalbridge

    Date: 14th August 2021

    Toss: Beaminster

    Score 1st Innings: Beaminster 116 ao (37.2 overs)

    Score 2nd Innings: Stalbridge 117-2 (27.3 overs)

    Weakened Beaminster were soundly beaten by a strong and disciplined Stalbridge team. After electing to bat, the Beaminster batsmen struggled on a slow surface against some accurate bowling. Chris Park (36) continued his good form but he was hampered by a pulled calf muscle and required a runner before being dismissed with 15 overs to go. After Tom Fowler (21) and Ross Baker (11) shared a promising mid innings partnership the tail collapsed when Stuart Sweetman returned and clean bowled 4 tailenders. After negotiating the opening bowlers, 2 wickets were lost to first change bowlers Baker (1-16) and Simon Jones (1-19). However, Sweetman (60 not out) was once again the away teams nemesis as he ensured Stalbridge prevailed in the 28th over.

    SUMMER CAMP

    This years annual Summer Camp continued last Wednesday and Friday at the Memorial Ground from 10.30am-2.30pm. We are now half way through with another 2 sessions this week.

    ONE TO ONES

    One to One training continues this week with another 2 sessions.

    Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details.

    MIDDLETON HANDS CUP

    Beaminster won their final group game with a comfortable victory against Hooke & Powerstock. They will compete in the finals day this Sunday.

    DEVELOPMENT GAME

    On Monday, an excellent development game was played at the Memorial Ground against Weymouth. After winning the toss and batting, Beaminsters youngsters scored a mammoth total of 270 all out from 37 overs with good contributions from several players including 24 from Henry Everitt. In reply, Weymouth lost wickets at regular intervals but still managed to score 230 before being dismissed in the penultimate over.

    PALMERS GAME

    On Tuesday night, Beaminster defeated old friends Palmers in a competitive game at North Perrott. Beaminster posted an excellent score of 114 from 16 overs thanks mainly to a superb innings of 66 not out from Simon Jones. Nick Hollely then bowled a brilliant opening spell as he took 4-9 to put the away team in control. Despite a mid innings recovery, James Edmunds bowled a good late spell of 3-27 before Palmers were dismissed for 82.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Wednesday: Summer Camp: 10.30am-2.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Thursday: Summer Camp: 10.30am-2.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Hamworthy at 1.30pm away

    Sunday: Finals Day of the MH Cup at Broadwindsor from 3pm.

    RB 17/08/21.

    NEWSLETTER 256

    During one of the wettest summers in recent memory, it has been another rain affected week at Beaminster Cricket Club.

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Date: 7th August 2021

    Toss: Portland

    Reduced to 28 overs per side

    Score 1st Innings: Beaminster 120 ao (27.3 overs)

    Score 2nd Innings: Portland 121-3 (26.4 overs)

    Portland won a tight and keenly fought game at the Memorial Ground after chasing their target with just 8 balls remaining. The start time was delayed after heavy rain with the game being reduced to 28 overs per innings. Beaminster were inserted on a lively wicket that had been covered since Friday lunchtime. Opening batsman Will Moss was forced to retire after receiving a tasty blow to the head following a bouncer; thankfully he was wearing a helmet and he is recovering well. Wickets fell regularly throughout the home teams innings as the batsmen adopted a positive approach on the challenging surface. Tom Fowler was the standout batsman; he made an excellent 39 runs that included 7 boundaries. The Portland spinners did the majority of the damage as Randell and Marsh shared 6 wickets before the innings closed on 120 all out in the final over. With the conditions improving, the away teams response was positive against a fine opening spell from Ross Baker and Ollie Bareham (2-28) who had the dangerous Randell caught on the boundary. However, a stubborn and determined unbeaten inning from Dave Adkins (51 not out) ensured Portland chased their target. James Edmunds (1-22) also bowled a hostile spell but a fine cameo knock of 33 not out from Chris Theakstone ensured victory was achieved in the penultimate over.

    SUMMER CAMP

    This years annual Summer Camp started last Wednesday at the Memorial Ground from 10.30am-2.30pm. It was a well attended session with 24 young players enjoying practising their skills and playing numerous games. Unfortunately Thursday’s session was washed out but has been rescheduled for the 25th August.

    ONE TO ONES

    One to One training also started and continues this week.

    Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Wednesday: Summer Camp: 10.30am-2.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Middleton Hands senior game v Hooke & Powerstock, 6pm at Broadwindsor

    Friday: Summer Camp: 10.30am-2.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Stalbridge at 1.30pm away

    Monday: U19s game v Weymouth 11.30am at the Memorial Ground, 40 overs

    RB 11/08/21.

    NEWSLETTER 255

    With the summer holidays now under way, Beaminster Cricket Club will be busy hosting Summer Camp, One to Ones and County games at the Memorial Ground.

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Date: 31st July 2021

    Toss: Puddletown

    Beaminster 109-8 (29 overs)

    Puddletown 110-1 (24.3 overs)

    Beaminster suffered a 9 wicket defeat to league leaders Puddletown in a rain affected encounter at Plush. Persistent rain delayed the start of the match but when play finally got underway, the match was reduced to 29 overs a side with the home side winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Batting in difficult conditions, Beaminster made a steady start to their innings with some tight bowling from the Puddletown openers keeping the run rate down. However, James Edmunds (26) played positively, taking advantage of any loose deliveries to up the run rate in the latter stages of the innings. He was well supported by Dan Hillier (29) who helped Beaminster push the score towards 100. Ross Baker (15) ensured that Beaminster reached 100 but some excellent death bowling from Puddletown, who took 4 wickets in the last 3 overs, restricted Beaminster to 109-8 off their 29 overs.

    In reply, opening bowler Simon Jones (1-3) bowled an extremely tight opening spell of 6 overs, helping to limit the score and providing the important breakthrough. However, taking regular wickets was difficult due to some patient batting from the home side meaning very little chances were created. M Porter (57no) and J Mitchell (42no) batted sensibly and capitalised on anything loose to ensure that their side got over the line with 5 overs to spare. The result moving Puddletown closer to the league title and leaving Beaminster still bottom of the table.

    U10s LEAGUE GAME V ILTON

    The U10s fantastic league campaign came to a disappointing end with a heavy defeat at Ilton. The young players struggled with the damp conditions particularly in the field with an unusually high number of extras being conceded. The batters also struggled against the accuracy of the away teams bowlers as numerous wickets were lost. However, overall the U10s should feel proud of their achievements in their first soft ball season.

    Unfortunately, the U10s friendly against Dorchester was cancelled this week.

    SUMMER CAMP

    This years annual Summer Camp starts this week on Wednesday at the Memorial Ground from 10.30am-2.30pm. All youth players aged between 7-16 years are welcome to attend and participate in cricket exercises, drills and games.

    Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details or to book.

    Please note the weather forecast is poor on Thursday so this session could be rescheduled. A decision will be made on Thursday morning.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Wednesday: Summer Camp: 10.30am-2.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Thursday: County youth game at the Memorial Ground from 1pm

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Portland at 1.30pm home

    ONE TO ONES

    We are also offering One to One youth training sessions by qualified coaches in August. Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details.

    RB 04/08/21.

    NEWSLETTER 254

    Whilst rain ruined the senior team game, an excellent Youth Presentation was held and the U10s played in a cup final...

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    After heavy overnight rain, a lunchtime shower and a thunderstorm at tea, the home game against local rivals Weymouth was cancelled without a ball being bowled.

    U14s RESULT

    DATE: 22/07/21

    Beaminster 107-6, 20 overs

    Yeovil 109-3, 18.1 overs

    Despite a magnificent 47 not out by Oli Hey, Beaminster lost their cup semi final of the U14s Mid Wessex Plate. After setting a competitive total, the Beaminster bowlers were guilty of bowling too many extras and the lack of spin bowler in helpful conditions proved costly as Yeovil reached their target with 11 balls remaining.

    U10s CUP FINAL

    The U10s brave run in the cup came to end as they lost at home in the final to a strong Queen Camel team. The team can feel proud of their efforts for reaching the final but were ultimately beaten by the better team. The main difference between the sides was the away teams excellent fielding. They took all of their catches early in the Beaminster innings to restrict then control the game.

    YOUTH PRESNTATION NIGHT

    This years youth presentation night last Friday was a lovely evening that included a fun soft ball game of Pavilion Cricket, a barbeque and bar followed by speeches and presentations. Thank you to all youth players, parents and families for attending.

    The main trophy winners were:

    Batter and Player of the Year: Adam Moss

    Bowler: Art Pepper

    Captain Award: Jack Ronan

    Most Improved: Charlie Cudmore

    ALL INCLUSIVE CRICKET

    This new initiative has finished for this season. A big thank you to all the participants, parents and coaches for delivering the 6 week programme.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Wednesday: Middleton Hands senior game v Hooke & Powerstock 6pm at Broadwindsor

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Puddletown at 1.30pm away (Plush)

    Sunday: U10s game v Ilton away at 10am

    Wednesday 4th Aug: Summer Camp at the Memorial Ground, 10.30am

    ONE TO ONES

    We are also offering One to One youth training sessions by qualified coaches in August. Please contact Ross (chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com) for further details.

    RB 27/07/21.

    NEWSLETTER 253

    The senior team can breathe a sigh of relief as they have finally won a league game while the youth teams are busy concluding their respective seasons....

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Match Report v Compton House

    Date: 17th July 2021

    Toss: Compton House

    Venue: Compton House

    Beaminster 261-5 (40 overs)

    Compton House 233ao (38.2 overs)

    Beaminster secured their first league win of the season by beating Compton House thanks to an excellent century from Chris Park. Compton House had won the toss and in very hot conditions and elected to field first. Despite the loss of two early wickets, Beaminster were able to rebuild with Park (110) and Dan Hillier (42) taking the score to 117 off 25 overs setting up a good platform with a target of 250 in mind. James Edmunds (47) then joined Park at the crease with both playing positively as they shared a 129 run partnership to push the score towards 250. Park then reached his century with an innings consisting of 14 boundaries and 3 maximums before being dismissed in the final over. Beaminsters innings then concluded on 261 off their 40 overs with the score aided by 53 extras from the opposition.

    In reply, Beaminsters opening bowlers Edmunds and Nick Hollely were able to provide early breakthroughs taking a wicket apiece and kept applying pressure to the batsman. Ross Baker then took another wicket sharply caught behind by wicket keeper Adam Moss leaving the hosts at 39-3. However, Compton Houses innings was rebuilt thanks to some hard hitting and positive batting from C Haynes (52) and M Danger-field (69) with Beaminsters change bowlers struggling to get the breakthrough. Several dropped catches did not help the away sides chances either, but Simon Jones (4-29) was then able to provide the breakthrough and bowling dangerman Haynes. Danger-field and T Copp (53) then built another strong partnership before the returning Hollely (4-38) bowled an exceptional 3 over spell removing both set batsman and picking up another wicket. With the run rate increasing, Simon Jones then returned to take the final 3 wickets of the innings which earned Beaminster their first win of the season by 28 runs

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    U10s RESULT

    Ilminster 256

    Beaminster 259

    Last Thursday, the U10s won a tight league game away to Ilminster by 3 runs. The U10s team is now in contention to win their league going into the final week of the season.

    U16s FINAL GAME OF THE SEASON

    Date: 16/07/21

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Beaminster: 141 ao, 18 overs

    North Perrott: 142-3, 17 overs

    North Perrott ran out deserved winners in this keenly fought local derby. Adam Moss continued his remarkable form for the U16s with another half century before retiring. He shared an excellent second wicket stand of 98 with Paul Edwards (36). Wickets tumbled thereafter before the innings closed on a competitive 141. After an early run out, a 101 run second wicket partnership put the visitors in control. Although 2 further wickets were lost, North Perrott chased their target with 3 overs remaining.

    YOUTH PRESNTATION NIGHT

    This years youth presentation night is this Friday from 5.30pm. The evening will comprise a fun all inclusive soft ball game of Pavilion Cricket, a barbeque and bar followed by speeches and presentations. We hope to see you all at the Memorial Ground this Friday!

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Wednesday: double header! League and cup semi final game v North Perrott U10s at home, 6pm

    Thursday: U14s cup semi final v Yeovil home 6pm

    Friday: Youth Presentation Night from 5.30pm at the Memorial Ground

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Weymouth at 1.30pm home

    Sunday: possible U10s final v Queen Camel

    Tuesday: All Inclusive final session 4pm at the Memorial Ground

    SUMMER HOLIDAYS

    As the schools break up for the summer holidays this week, Beaminster Cricket Club will be hosting 6 Summer Camp Sessions August: 4th, 5th, 11th, 13th, 18th.

    Please contact Ross: chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com for further details

    ONE TO ONES

    We are also offering One to One youth training sessions by qualified coaches in August. Please contact Ross for further details.

    RB 20/07/21.

    NEWSLETTER 252

    Despite the wet start, Beaminster Cricket Club members enjoyed an excellent Cricket Week with some entertaining games...

    CRICKET WEEK

    Unfortunately, no cricket was possible on the Monday and Tuesday of Beaminsters Cricket Week due to heavy rain on both evenings. However, the senior team had an excellent 40 over game against the touring team Wye Rustics on the Wednesday. The Rustics hit a competitive total of over 200 which Beaminster looked set to chase down before the spinners took control and the home team fell 20 runs short.

    On the Thursday, the under 14s played West Chinnock which proved to be a thrilling contest. After Chinnock set a challenging total of 127 from 18 overs, the Beaminster batters played superbly but could only manage to score 112. Edward House (17) and Jack Ronan (29) were the star home players for the home team.

    On Friday, the seniors hosted Mapperton in an entertaining T20. After the home spinners bowled superbly to restrict Mapperton to 98 with Paul Edwards taking 3 wickets, Chris Park (53) and Ross Baker (26) went on the attack and smashed the ball to all parts as victory was achieved in just 6 overs.

    SATURDAYS SENIOR GAME

    Match Report vs Marnhull

    Date: 10th July 2021

    Toss: Marnhull

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Beaminster 154-6 (40 overs)

    Marnhull 158-4 (34.1 overs)

    Beaminster are still looking for their first win of the season despite putting up a valiant effort against Marnhull. After losing the toss, Beaminster were inserted into bat in difficult conditions, but opener Chris Park (18) countered on any loose deliveries as Beaminster reached 52 off 10 overs. Will Moss (25) again anchored the innings for Beaminster despite some tight bowling from Marnhull during the middle overs. Simon Jones (26) played positively looking to up the scoring rate towards the end and late cameos from Ross Baker (17) and James Edmunds (31 no) meant that Beaminster had reached 154-6 from their 40 overs. Luck wasnt on Beaminsters side when they came to field with several opportunities not falling in the home sides favour. James Edmunds bowled a tight opening spell with 3 maidens in a row as Beaminster applied pressure early on to the Marnhull openers and kept the scoring rate down. However, finding the breakthrough was proving difficult with dropped catches and numerous chances falling short of the fielders. Paul Edwards (2-21) continued his good form throughout the week and provided the breakthrough Beaminster were after with a ball that turned sharply and bowled the opening batsman. A Young (56) batted well and played a number of attacking shots on his way to 50 taking Marnhull to 103-2 before being dismissed by Edwards. Despite Will Moss taking a wicket after a superb catch from Oli Bareham on the boundary as well as a run out via a direct hit from Henry Everitt, Marnhull cruised home with 5 overs left to win by 6 wickets.

    YOUTH INTER GAME

    Despite the rain, the week concluded with a fun inter youth club game on the Sunday. An hours play was possible before the heavens opened.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    After two consecutive washouts, the two programmes concluded on Monday. A big thank you to all of the players, parents and particularly the four coaches for running these fun sessions this year. We look forward to hosting the All Stars and Dynamo programmes in 2022.

    ALL INCLUSIVE CRICKET PROGRAMME

    The BCC All Inclusive Cricket Programme continued at the Memorial Ground on Tuesday. We have two more sessions remaining. If you would like to join this fun group please email: chairman. beaminstercc@gmail.com

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Thursday: Middleton Hands senior game v The Fox at Broadwindsor at 6pm

    U10s game v Ilminster away at 6pm

    Friday: U16s game v Yeovil at home at 6pm

    Saturday: Youth Training: from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Compton House at 1.30pm away

    Monday: Broadway & Horton senior game away at 6pm

    Tuesday: All Inclusive Session 4pm at the Memorial Ground

    Wednesday: U10s game at home v North Perrott at 6pm

    SUMMER HOLIDAYS

    As the schools break up for the summer holidays next week, Beaminster Cricket Club will be hosting 6 Summer Camp Sessions and One to One Coaching Sessions in August.

    Please contact Ross: chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com for further details

    RB 14/07/21.

    NEWSLETTER 251

    Unfortunately, no cricket has been possible during the first two days of our Cricket Week due to heavy rain and wet ground. Hopefully the weather will improve for the remaining games starting tomorrow against the Wye Rustics.

    SENIOR TEAM

    MATCH REPORT

    Date: 3/7/21

    Toss: Witchampton

    Score 1st innings: Beaminster 106-6, 40 overs

    Score 2nd innings: Witchampton 107-3, 31 overs

    Witchampton successfully chased their target after winning the toss and inserting the visitors. On a challenging surface with a slow outfield, the Beaminster total crawled along for the majority of the innings. Will Moss (32) anchored but the remaining top order all struggled. After 30 overs only 49 runs were scored for 5 wickets. Thanks to an unbeaten 6th wicket partnership of 44 between Ross Baker (24 not out) and Will Everitt (20 not out) Beaminster doubled their score in the last 10 overs but still finished on a below par score of 106-6. Witchampton also struggled on the sluggish surface particularly against leg spinner Oli Bareham who took 2-16 from an impressive 8 overs. Ben Hollely also took a wicket before C Wayman smashed a quickfire 43 including 4 maximums to give Witchampton a vital win.

    LAST WEEKS CRICKET

    The U14s suffered a heavy defeat at Broadwindsor last Thursday against Ilton.

    Scores : Ilton: 80 ao, 13overs. Beaminster: 32 ao, 14 overs.

    Despite an impressive bowling and fielding display, the batters collapsed and were dismissed for just 32. Highlights included:

    An excellent catch by Ollie Hey and a run out for Henry Hansford.

    The U10s played a home league game last Sunday morning against West Chinnock.

    Scores : Beaminster: 326, West Chinnock: 262

    The U10s continued their impressive form with a comfortable home win on Sunday. Highlights included:

    18 runs for William Bowditch, 17 runs for Charlie Cudmore and 2 wickets for Art Pepper.

    CRICKET WEEK

    WEDNESDAY 7th

    The seniors host the Wye Rustics at 1pm. This is the highlight non league fixture for the seniors with some quality players battling it out. The bar will be open from 4pm and the England game will be shown in the pavilion following the game. All supporters welcome.

    THURSDAY 8th

    The U14s are playing West Chinnock at 6pm. This potentially could be a close game between two evenly matched teams.

    FRIDAY 9th

    The seniors play neighbours and friends Mapperton in a T20 game. Both teams will wear coloured clothing, there will be a pink ball and music played throughout the game. The bar will be open throughout the evening.

    SATURDAY 10th

    Senior game v Marnhull: Saturday 10th July at 1.30pm. Both teams will be desperate for a win so this should be a close and keenly fought game.

    SUNDAY 11th

    The week concludes with a fun inter club game showcasing Beaminsters young talents at 11am.

    Please can along and support the club this week. The bar will be open for the senior games.

    RB 06/07/2021.

    NEWSLETTER 250

    This weeks newsletter is focused on our annual Cricket Week which starts next Monday.

    SENIOR TEAM

    MATCH REPORT

    Date: 26th June 2021

    Venue: Swanage

    Toss: Swanage

    Score 1st innings: Swanage 233-7, 40 overs

    Score 2nd innings: Beaminster 138 ao, 37 overs

    Swanage maintained their excellent home record with a comfortable 95 run victory against winless Beaminster. It was a difficult week for Beaminster as they struggled to raise a team due to numerous injuries and players being unavailable. After losing the toss the weakened team fought hard in the field but struggled to break the opening partnership between M Nash (98) and J Lewis (35). The returning Dave Persey (1-42) eventually took the first wicket as the away team bowlers bowled economical middle over spells. Ollie Bareham was the pick of the bowlers (2-28) while Nick Hollely executed a run out from a direct throw and took a fine one handed catch. Ross Baker eventually dismissed opener Nash who agonisingly fell 2 runs short of a century. Will Moss took 2 late wickets before Swanage closed on 233-7. In reply, despite a fine opening stand of 74 between Dan Hillier (53) and Will Moss (20) the remaining away team batsmen failed to build partnerships as the chase subsided to 138 all out in 37 overs. Adam Moss (19) was the only other batsman to make double figures as Beaminsters search for a first victory in Division 1 continues.

    CRICKET WEEK

    We have an exciting week of cricket planned with games on every day of next week at the Memorial Ground!

    MONDAY 5th

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    After this weeks washout, both groups will be eager to enjoy their cricket and start Cricket Week off positively.

    TUESDAY 6th

    The U16s host Yeovil at the Memorial Ground at 6pm. This promises to be a tough test for the team with some exciting talent on show.

    WEDNESDAY 7th

    The seniors host the Wye Rustics at 1pm. This is the highlight non league fixture for the seniors with some quality players battling it out. The bar will be open following the game. All supporters welcome.

    THURSDAY 8th

    The U14s are playing West Chinnock at 6pm. This potentially could be a close game between two evenly matched teams.

    FRIDAY 9th

    The seniors play neighbours and friends Mapperton in a T20 game. Expect plenty of big hitting and laughs throughout the evening.

    SATURDAY 10th

    Senior game v Marnhull: Saturday 10th July at 1.30pm. Both teams will be desperate for a win so this should be a close and keenly fought game.

    SUNDAY 11th

    The week includes with a fun inter club game showcasing Beaminsters young talents at 11am.

    Please can along and support the club next week. The bar will be open for the senior games.

    RB 30/06/2021.

    NEWSLETTER 249

    Although the rain has returned this week, some games and sessions have been played...

    SENIOR TEAM

    MATCH REPORT

    Venue: The Beaminster Memorial Ground

    Date: 19th June 2021

    Beaminster 136 all out (3 points)

    Hamworthy rec 125-1 * revised total due to rain (20 points) Beaminster were soundly beaten by an in-form Hamworthy team who took only 14 overs to achieve their revised total of 125. Hamworthy won the toss and decided to bowl first on a wicket that was hard and had variable bounce. Beaminster had a slow start with openers Dan Hillier and Will Moss doing well to see off the opening attack but with only 34 from the first 10 overs, they had to try and up the run rate. Moss was the first to succumb to the attack but with depth in the batting lineup, there was some confidence of achieving a defendable total. This was not to be, Chris Park (18) and Ross Baker (18) both made good starts but failed to build substantial innings. Hillier batted really well playing many defensive shots with very soft hands, punishing the loose balls, but after 29 overs at the crease, he was caught on 49. The rest of the team really failed to build on his good work and were all out after batting for 38 overs for only 136 of which a shocking 32 were wides. Rain began during tea which delayed the Hamworthy innings. Their innings was reduced to 34 overs with a revised total of 125. The opening batsmen S Gordon (54) and T Berry (49) both played their strokes and destroyed the Beaminster bowling attack in very overcast conditions on a wicket and outfield that by this time in the afternoon had become damp. Ben Hollely (1-5 off 1) was the only bowler to take a wicket. Beaminster now sit bottom of Dorset League Division 1 just 3 points below Compton House and will be playing away against Swanage next week.

    YOUTH SECTION:

    U10s game v Ilminster was cancelled

    U14s: no game this week

    U16s played Crewkerne away on 22/06

    Beaminster: 114 ao, 13 overs

    Crewkerne: 117-1, 10.4 overs

    Despite a magnificent 86 from Adam Moss, the U16s suffered a heavy defeat to Crewkerne. With a weakened team and a player short, Adam lead from the front during a superb innings. The home teams opening batsmen made short work of their target however, only losing a single wicket.

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (chairman.beaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    At a soggy Broadwindsor ground both programmes continued this week. Our last two sessions will be held at the Memorial Ground.

    ALL INCLUSIVE CRICKET PROGRAMME

    The BCC All Inclusive Cricket Programme continued at the Memorial Ground on Tuesday. If you would like to join this fun group please email: chairman. beaminstercc@gmail.com

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Senior training: Friday 25th June at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Training: Saturday 26th June from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Swanage: Saturday 26th June at 1.30pm away

    U10s game v North Perrott: Sunday 27th June home at 10am

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 28th June, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos) at the Memorial Ground

    All Inclusive Cricket: Tuesday 29th June, 4pm at the Memorial Ground

    RB 22/06/21.

    NEWSLETTER 248

    Games are now coming thick and fast for all of the Beaminster teams.

    SENIOR TEAM

    MATCH REPORT

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Date: 12/06/21

    Score 1st Innings: Stalbridge 266-8, 40 overs

    Score 2nd Innings: Beaminster 53 ao, 22.2 overs

    After an inspired performance by Stuart Sweetman, Stalbridge comprehensively thrashed Beaminster by 213 runs. Sweetman hit a brilliant 103 runs during the away teams total of 266. He was well supported by G Coleman (34) and S Lewis (62) as Beaminster wilted in the hot conditions. Although James Edmunds, Simon Jones and Ross Baker all took 2 wickets a piece, Beaminster once again spilt too many catches and were made to pay. During the chase Sweetman continued his excellent form by bowling an excellent spell of 3-6 from 8 overs. The home team offered little resistance as they collapsed to 53 all out in the 23rd over.

    MID WESSEX T20 LEAGUE

    Despite an excellent half century from Adam Moss, South Petherton were the victors in a high scoring and entertaining T20 game last Wednesday.

    YOUTH SECTION: U10s game v Chard on 13/6/21

    Beaminster: 253

    Chard: 335

    The U10s winning start to the season came to an end against a strong Chard team with the final pair scoring the majority of the runs.

    U14s

    Date: 10/6 Venue: Memorial Ground

    Yeovil: 75-3, 18 overs

    Beaminster 50 ao, 13.5 overs

    The U14s lost a low scoring game last Thursday. Although Beaminster fell 25 runs short of their target, the bowlers did well to restrict Yeovil to 75 runs from 18 overs. Brody, Art and Oliver all took one wicket each.

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (chairman.beaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    On a lovely summers evening around 35 All Stars and Dynamos enjoyed learning new skills and playing games. We return to Broadwindsors ground next week.

    ALL INCLUSIVE CRICKET PROGRAMME

    On Tuesday afternoon the BCC All Inclusive Cricket Programme commenced at the Memorial Ground. If you would like to join this fun group please email: chairman. beaminstercc@gmail.com

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Inter U14s and U16s game at the Memorial Ground, 6pm, Thursday 17th

    Senior training: Friday 18th June at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Training: Saturday 19th June from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Hamworthy: Saturday 19th June at 1.30pm home

    U10s game v Ilminster: Sunday 20th June away at 10am

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 21st June, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos) at Broadwindsor CC

    U16s game v Ilton: Monday 21st June, 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    All Inclusive Cricket: Tuesday 22nd June, 4pm at the Memorial Ground

    U16s game v Crewkerne: Tuesday 22nd June at 6pm, away

    RB 16/06/21.

    NEWSLETTER 247

    It has been a busy week for the club this week with mixed results for the various teams.

    SENIOR TEAM

    Date: 05/06/2021

    Venue: Portland

    Toss: Beaminster

    Beaminster: 199 - 5, 40 overs

    Portland: 203 - 6, 39 overs

    In a tight and enthralling contest, Portland successfully chased their target in the penultimate over. After winning the toss, Will Moss and Ross Baker (39) put on 78 for the first wicket. Baker was in belligerent mood hitting 8 boundaries in quick fashion. After losing 2 wickets, Simon Jones played a superb innings of 54 stroking the ball to all corners of the ground. Will Moss continued to play a supporting role by anchoring the innings. With overs running out, Chris Park hit a quick fire 19 before the innings closed on a competitive 199 - 5 with Will Moss batting the full 40 overs for a determined 43 not out. During the chase the game ebbed and flowed as both teams took it in turns to control the game. After a watchful opening partnership, although Portland kept wickets in hand they were behind the run rate. Oli Bareham, Ross Baker and Simon Jones (2-29) all applied pressure by bowling economical spells. With 10 overs remaining and the run rate creeping up to over 10 an over, Matt Randell (60) went on the attack and took advantage of the small straight boundary. Beaminsters second change bowlers proved to be expensive but Paul Edwards (2-61) took important wickets to keep the away team in the game. However, with one over remaining, Portland crept over the line winning by 4 wickets.

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    MIDDLETON HANDS CUP on 03/06/2021

    Beaminster made a winning start to their Middleton Hands campaign thanks to an excellent 93 runs from Adam Moss. The win was impressive considering the team were 2 players short! Victory was achieved by 40 runs after a superb bowling and fielding display by the depleted team.

    YOUTH SECTION: U10s game v Yeovil on 06/6/21

    Beaminster: 310-2

    Yeovil: 287-3

    The U10s continued their unbeaten start to the season against a strong Yeovil team. In a high quality and high scoring game, the home team amassed a winning total of 310 and lost just 2 wickets. The judgement of running between the wickets was a huge improvement combined with aggressive but controlled stroke play. Despite some excellent batting from the away team Beaminster held their nerve by taking wickets at crucial times to stay ahead.

    U16s

    The U16s lost both games this week against North Perrott and Sparkford. The North Perrott game went down to the last over as the home team sneaked over the line. Adam Moss starred with the bat again as he hit an unbeaten half century. Against Sparkford, Beaminster scored 72 with Henry Everitt top scoring with 23 runs. The home team chased their target in 12 overs.

    U14s

    The U14s were soundly beaten by a strong North Perrott team. The highlights were an excellent innings of 14 not out by Arthur Hazlehurst and 2 wickets for debutant Oliver Hey.

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    Over 30 All Stars and Dynamos enjoyed a fun and action packed session at Broadwindsors ground. We return to Beaminster next week.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Senior game v South Petherton (home) at 6.15pm on Wednesday 9th

    U14s game v Yeovil (home) at 6pm on Thursday 10th June Senior training: Friday 11th June at the Memorial Ground Youth Training: Saturday 12th June from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Stalbridge: Saturday 13th June at 1.30pm home

    U10s game v Chard: Sunday 14th June away at 10am

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 15th June, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos) at Beaminster CC

    RB 08/06/21.

    NEWSLETTER 246

    Finally some dry weather! All of the Beaminster teams are making the most of the sunshine by playing rescheduled games during half term week.

    SENIOR TEAM

    Date: 29/05/21

    Venue: The Memorial Ground

    Toss: Puddletown

    Score 1st innings: Puddletown 194 ao, 39.3 overs

    Score 2nd innings: Beaminster 92 ao, 33.2 overs

    Despite a brave effort in the field, Beaminster suffered a heavy defeat to top of the table team Puddletown. With several regular players absent and having to play the majority of the game with 10 players due to Nick Hollely sustaining a nasty hand injury, Beaminster were punished for dropped catches as runs flowed during the latter stages of the Puddletowns innings.

    After winning the toss, the away teams top order struggled against some excellent new ball bowling from Nick Hollely (2-31) and Oli Bareham (0-13). First change bowlers Ross Baker (1-24) and Simon Jones (5-51) continued the good work however two catches were spilt and Rob Snow (64) and Adam Barrett (33) made the home team pay. Ryan Norman hit a hard hitting 23 as Puddletown accelerated their score to an above par score of 194. With only 9 wickets needed, Puddletowns bowlers applied pressure throughout the home teams innings with the economical Adam Weir impressing (2-12). With two marginal LBW decisions going against Beaminster the chase proved to be difficult although Adam Moss battled determinedly for a well made 33. However wickets continued to fall at regular intervals before Beaminster were dismissed for 92 in the 33rd over.

    YOUTH SECTION

    U10s game v South Petherton on 30/5/21

    Beaminster: 260

    South Petherton:143

    The U10s finally played a home game and continued their impressive start to the season with a comfortable victory. Played in lovely morning sunshine, all of the players and spectators enjoyed the game - played in an excellent spirit.

    U16s game

    Date: 01/06/2021

    Yeovil: 141- 4, 20 overs

    Beaminster: 68 ao, 13 overs

    With one player short and several U14s making up the numbers, the U16s lost their first game of the season against a strong Yeovil team. After electing to bat, the away teams top order all fired as they hit boundaries to all corners of the Memorial Ground. In the middle overs Paul Edwards did his best to stem the flow of runs with an economical spell (1-14 from 4 overs). Sam Susans (2-32) and Henry Everitt (1-24) both took wickets before Yeovil finished on an imposing 141 from 20 overs. During the chase, Adam Moss continued his excellent form with a well made 23. However he received little support as the 6 wickets were lost in the 13th over with just 68 runs on the board.

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    Both programmes continued on Bank Holiday Monday in the bright sunshine. Next week we move to Broadwindsors picturesque ground!

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    U16s game v North Perrott (away) at 6pm on Wednesday 2ndJune

    U14s game v North Perrott (home) at 6pm on Thursday 3rd June

    Senior game v YDH Cricket in the Middleton Hands Cup on Thursday 3rd June

    Senior training: Friday 4th June at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Training: Saturday 5th June from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior game v Portland: Saturday 5th June at 1.30pm away

    U10s game v Yeovil: Sunday 6th June at home at 10am

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 7th June, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos) at Broadwindsor CC

    RB 02/06/21.

    NEWSLETTER 245

    It is proving to be a May to forget as the miserable weather continues to wreak havoc on Beaminsters early season.

    SENIOR TEAM

    Despite the team travelling to Weymouth, no play was possible as the groundsman decided the pitch was too wet after heavy overnight rain and a heavy late morning shower.

    This Saturday, the forecast is looking better as the seniors host unbeaten Puddletown at the Memorial Ground. Please note the early start.

    START TIME: 12.30pm, 40 overs per side.

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    YOUTH SECTION: U14s Report: 26/5/21

    Beaminster: 55-5, 18 overs

    Ilminster: 58-2, 9 overs

    Despite a brave effort from the away team, Ilminster chased their target with ease. With several players absent, Beaminster gave debuts to 4 new players. Regular players Edward House and Jack Ronan both scored 12 runs in Beaminsters total of 55. The other batters struggled against consistent bowling from the home team. During the chase, skipper Jack Ronan (2-5) lead from the front by dismissing both opening batsmen as Ilminster limped to 9-2. However, a magnificent unbeaten stand of 49 for the third wicket propelled Ilminster to a 6 wicket victory with 9 overs remaining.

    U16s and U10s

    No play was possible for either team last week due to the wet weather

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    Both programmes continued last Monday as the All Stars and Dynamos defied the wind and the rain. We hope for improved conditions next Bank Holiday Monday!

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Senior training: Friday 28th at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Training: Saturday 29th from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior Div 1 League game v Puddletown Saturday 29th May home at the Memorial Ground, 12.30pm start

    U10s game v South Petherton: Sunday 30th May, 10pm start

    Senior T20 Dorset Cup game v Witchampton: Sunday 30th May home at the Memorial Ground, 2pm start

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 31st May, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos)

    U16s game v Yeovil (home) at 6pm on Tuesday 1st June

    U16s game v North Perrott (away) at 6pm on Wednesday 2ndJune

    U14s game v North Perrott (home) at 6pm on Thursday 3rd June

    RB 27/05/21.

    NEWSLETTER 244

    Only one game of cricket has been played this week as the wet weather continues to cause numerous games and training sessions to be cancelled.

    SENIOR TEAM

    After heavy overnight rain and heavy showers throughout the afternoon, the senior teams home fixture was cancelled against Compton House.

    This Saturday, the forecast is looking better as the seniors travel to Weymouth for a local derby.

    START TIME: 1.30pm, 40 overs per side

    YOUTH SECTION: U10s Report: 14/5/21

    West Chinnock: 231

    Beaminster: 288

    This was an excellent win for the recently formed U10s team. During the first innings there was superb bowling by Tom and William and fine wicket keeping from Charlie. Phoebe and Liam took wickets on their debuts. During the second innings, Art and Freddie took the attack to the opposition with some big hitting to gain a fine victory for the away team.

    U16s and U14s

    Both teams play Ilminster next week. The U16s are at home on Tuesday and the U14s play away on Wednesday.

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    Despite the horrendous weather on Monday afternoon, both programmes started on Monday. Over 20 All Stars and 10 Dynamos attended and managed to dodge the showers and thunder storms. We hope for improved weather next week!

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Youth Training: Saturday 22nd from 9am at the Memorial Ground

    Senior League game v Weymouth Saturday 22nd May away at Redlands, 1.30pm start

    All Stars & Dynamos: Monday 24th May, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos)

    U16s game v Ilminster (home) at 6pm on Tuesday 25th

    U14s game v Ilminster (away) at 6pm on Wednesday 26th

    Senior friendly v YDH Cricket at 6pm on Wednesday 26th

    RB 20/05/21.

    NEWSLETTER 243

    Only one game of cricket has been played this week as the wet weather has caused numerous games and training sessions to be cancelled.

    SENIOR TEAM

    After heavy overnight rain and persistent morning drizzle, the senior teams first away fixture was cancelled at Marnhull.

    This Saturday, Compton House travel to the Memorial Ground to resume an old Division 1 rivalry. Beaminster will hope to improve on their last batting performance at their home ground.

    START TIME: 1.30pm, 40 overs per side

    BAR OPEN: 4pm

    YOUTH SECTION: U14s Report: 6/5/21

    Beaminster/Broadwindsors run in the U14s cup came to an end after Ilminster posted a mammouth total of 154-1 from 18 overs. The away team's two county players showed their class by hitting numerous boundaries including 5 maximums. They both scored half centuries before retiring. The highlight of the innings for the home team was a well taken caught and bowled by Fred Blackburn. Despite the daunting target, Beaminster's batsmen applied themselves particularly Beau Wareham who hit an excellent 36 runs including 6 boundaries. The other batsmen supported well and ensured the full 18 overs were bowled. The coach reserved special praise to the Cudmore brothers who bowled and batted well against players 4 years their senior.

    U10s and U16s

    Both teams are still waiting to play their first games of the season. More news to follow...

    If you or your child would like to play for BCC this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    TRAINING SESSIONS

    After last weekends washout, we are planning two youth training sessions this week. On Thursday at 6pm at Broadwindsor CC and on Saturday at 9am at the Memorial Ground. These sessions are free for all registered Beaminster CC youth team players.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    We have 37 All Stars and 17 Dynamos registered to start their training programmes next Monday from 5.30pm at the Memorial Ground.

    THIS WEEKS DIARY

    Youth Training: 13th at Broadwindsor CC at 6pm and 15th May from 9am at the Memorial Ground.

    Senior League game v Compton House 15th May at home, 1.30pm start

    U10s cup game: TBC

    All Stars & Dynamos: 17th May, 5.30-6.15pm (AS) and 6-7pm (Dynamos)

    U16s game v North Perrot away at 6pm

    RB 11/05/21.

    NEWSLETTER 242

    There were mixed fortunes for Beaminster cricket teams this week as cup and league games started for youth and senior teams.

    SENIOR TEAM

    DATE: 1/5/21

    VENUE: The Memorial Ground

    TOSS: Beaminster

    Witchampton: 147-8, 40 overs

    Beaminster: 62 ao, 23 overs

    Beaminster were soundly beaten by Witchampton after a devastating opening bowling performance by Harry Bowles (4-7). The home team slumped to 28-7 as Bowles dismissed 4 of Beaminster's top order before a late cameo by James Edmunds (29 not out) ensured some respectability. Left arm seamer R Hempstead (3-10) supported well and applied pressure during an excellent opening 16 overs by the visitors.

    Earlier, James Edmunds (3-23) produced a superb spell of fast bowling to put Beaminster in a strong position. However, the tail rallied after some tight bowling in the middle overs by Simon Jones (1-6 from 6 overs) and Ollie Bareham (2-24). Adam Moss had a fine game behind the stumps with 3 catches and a run out before the away team accelerated the score towards the end of the innings.

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    Last week, Beaminster played two entertaining pre season friendly games. On Sunday at home against YDH Cricket, Beaminster won in the final over. The highlights of the game were a hat-trick of wickets by Simon Jones and an excellent opening batting stand by Henry Everitt and Chris Park.

    I

    n our final friendly against Cattistock and Symene, it was another thrilling and tight match. Off of the final ball of the game, Ross Baker hit a 6 to ensure a draw as both scores were identical after 18 overs per side.

    YOUTH SECTION: U14s Report

    The Youth Programme of the Beaminster & Broadwindsor Cricket Clubs got off to an exciting start last week with a cup match between the BCC2 Under-14s team and Chard Girls.

    Chard batted first and looked to be taking the game away from BCC2 when Holly Griffiths (27) and Clare Handell (14) were in a partnership. The former, in particular, unleashed some fine drives through the covers. The boys were perhaps fortunate that Chard sportingly retired both girls to give others a chance, and the bowlers were then able to restrict the score to 88-for-5 off 18 overs, with captain Jack Ronan leading the way with 2-for-7 off his three.

    The reply started slowly and the boys were behind the run rate after six overs, with Griffiths putting in a wicket maiden. But Wareham (23) and House (18) steadied the ship and then brought the team within sight of victory before both retired. Eventually they won with three overs spare, but not before Cynthia Guest (1-for-12) had done some damage with the ball.

    “I’m proud of the lads,” said Ross Baker, Chairman of Beaminster and the organizational force behind the BCC2 youth programme this year. “They batted and bowled well, and showed good spirit. But they will have to keep practicing, as the Chard Girls were excellent, and they want a rematch later in the season.”

    Jack Ronan, the U-14s captain, was also excited about the win. “Beau was our star with the bat, though Edward was solid too, and Tommy returned some good bowling figures,” he said. “Chard were good, though, and we’ll have to prepare well for the second game.”

    If you or your child would like to play this season, please contact Ross Baker (Chairman.BeaminsterCC@gmail.com).

    TRAINING SESSIONS

    Weather permitting, we plan to start Saturday morning youth training this weekend at the Memorial Ground from 9 – 10.20am. These sessions are free for all registered Beaminster CC youth team players.

    THIS WEEK’S DIARY

    Adult Training: 4th and 7th May from 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    U14s Cup v Ilminster: 6th May, 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    Junior Training: Saturday 8th May from 9am at the Memorial Ground (weather permitting)

    Senior League game v Marnhull away 8th May

    U10s cup game: TBC

    RB & CSS 04/05/21.

    NEWSLETTER 241

    The cricket season is finally here! Training sessions and games will come thick and fast for the Beaminster teams for the next four months.

    SENIOR TEAM

    The Beaminster senior team started their season well with and entertaining win at Martinstown. It proved to be a run feast as Beaminster successfully chased their target of 221. On a recently laid artificial wicket with a fast outfield, boundaries flowed from the bats of both teams. Beaminsters top order all scored useful runs, (R Baker 62 retired, D Hillier 41, C Park 50 retired) before debutant James Edmunds smashed an unbeaten 24 to ensure victory.

    Dan Spiller will captain the team this Sunday at home against YDH Cricket from 1.30pm.

    YOUTH SECTION

    The youth team squad have been training hard during weekly sessions at Beaminster and Broadwindsor grounds. The under 14s start their season with a home cup game against Chard next Thursday.

    A BCC Youth Registration Night is being held on Friday for all youth players from 5.45pm at the Memorial Ground. The club requires more under 16s players! For more details please email: chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com or attend on Friday night.

    ALL STARS & DYNAMOS

    All of the 55 free spaces for All Stars & Dynamos have now been taken as we look forward to the programmes starting on May 17th.

    FREE youth training will continue on Saturday mornings in May from 9-10.20am at the Memorial Ground.

    PRE SEASON DIARY

    Adult Training: 22nd & 30th April from 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Registration Night: Friday April 23rd 5.45pm

    Junior Training: Monday 26th at Broadwindsor CC, 6-7.30pm

    40 over friendly v Yeovil Doctors: Sunday 25th April, 1.30pm

    T20 v Cattistock: Tuesday 27th April 6pm

    Under 14s v Chard at home on 29th April

    Senior League game v Witchampton: 1st May

    RB 22/04/21.

    NEWSLETTER 240

    It promises to be an action packed summer for Beaminster Cricket Club as its members prepare eagerly for the start of the season.

    FIRST XI

    Division 1 Dorset League fixtures have now been announced with Beaminster hosting Witchampton on the first weekend in May. A full and uninterrupted season is expected with a few adaptions including a shorter format (40 overs) and no teas.

    Beaminsters pre season in April will comprise training on Thursday evenings and a 40 over match and a T20 game.

    All new and existing players are invited to attend adult training sessions in April.

    YOUTH SECTION

    A full complement of youth teams including under 10s, 14s and 16s have been entered into the Mid Wessex youth leagues. Beaminster CC will also be running the All Stars and Dynamos Cricket programmes on Monday evenings in May and June. Thanks to a successful ECB Funds4Runs grant application submitted in collaboration with the Prout Bridge Project we are delighted to offer FREE youth cricket for this season! Youth players will not be charged to register in April as subscriptions and match fees are FREE this summer! Youth training will commence on Tuesday 6th April and will take place on Tuesday evenings at 6pm at the Memorial Ground throughout April.

    Once parents have registered for the All Stars or Dynamo programmes online, children will receive free kit including clothing and cricket equipment. Please register promptly as limited spaces are available. The registration date will be announced shortly but you can register your interest here: https://ecb.clubspark.uk/

    Youth cricket will be delivered jointly with coaches from Broadwindsor Cricket Club this year. All youth fixtures can be found on the website: beaminstercricket.co.uk.

    DISABILITY CHAMPIONS

    This month, Beaminster Cricket Club became a Disability Champion Club. Sessions will be run by club coaches throughout the summer at the Memorial Ground.

    SPONSOR A BALL?

    Local businesses can sponsor a match ball this season for just 20 pounds! The business logo will feature on the match day programme and mentioned in the newspaper and match reports.

    Please email: chairman.beaminstercc@gmail.com if your business is interested in sponsoring a match ball.

    PRE SEASON DIARY

    Adult Training: every Thursday in April from 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    Junior Training: every Tuesday in April from 6pm at the Memorial Ground

    Youth Registration Night: Friday April 23rd 6pm

    40 over friendly v Yeovil Doctors: Sunday 25th April, 2pm

    T20 v Cattistock: Wed 28th April 6pm

    Under 14s v Chard at home on 29th April

    RB 16/03/21.

    NEWSLETTER 239

    Although news and events at Beaminster Cricket Club are almost non existent during this third lockdown, last week a virtual AGM was held via Zoom.

    GENERAL MEETING

    The zoom meeting was attended by 11 club and committee members. After a disrupted year with nearly all cricket activities cancelled, reports from the officers were unusually brief. Only 5 senior league games were possible while the youth season was reduced to training and individual sessions.

    APPOINTMENTS

    After two years of excellent service, Nikki Bareham stood down as secretary. Nick Hollely was appointed as replacement. A big thank you to Nikki for all of her hard work. Dan Spiller agreed to captain the teams entered into the Mid Wessex T20 and Middleton Hands competitions.

    THIS YEARS TEAMS

    The initial plan is to enter teams into the following competitions for the 2021 season:

    Senior Team : Dorset Cricket League Division One

    Second Team : Mid Wessex T20, Middleton Hands and friendlies

    U16s, U14s, U10s : Mid Wessex Youth Leagues

    All Stars and Dynamos Cricket : 6-8 week programmes

    To all Beaminster Cricket Club players, members and friends, have a safe and healthy 2021.

    NEWSLETTER 238

    In these unusual times, Beaminster Cricket Club Newsletters have been on hold since March. Due to lockdown, this season was condensed into one month of activity in August that included games, practice sessions, one to ones and the youth Summer Camp. Whilst the senior team participated in the Thank you NHS mini regional competition, the second team and junior sides postponed their seasons until next year.

    SENIOR TEAM RESULTS (5 games)

    Beat Shillingstone away: Beaminster 212-6, Shillingstone 183 ao.

    Lost to Marnhull away: Marnhull 176 ao, Beaminster 124 ao.

    Lost to Stalbridge away: Beaminster 152-7, Stalbridge 153-2.

    Lost to Weymouth home: Beaminster 152-7, Weymouth 160-3.

    Lost to Witchampton away: Beaminster 62 ao, Weymouth 63-9.

    The Dorset Cricket Board replaced the normal league format with a regional mini league in August and an extra play-off game in September. Without the possibility of promotion or relegation, further opportunities were presented to youth players. Despite failing to build on the excellent opening win at Shillingstone, there were some superb individual performances. Highlights included:

    Chris Parks 55 and Adam Moss 43 not out to set up victory at Shillingstone.

    Dave Perseys hard hitting 36 and Will Moss 5 wickets at Marnhull

    Rich Runyards excellent 71 at Stalbridge

    Nick Hollely taking career best figures of 7-19 at Witchampton

    YOUTH SESSION

    Although league games were postponed until the 2021 season, there were numerous opportunities for youth players in August including one to one sessions, youth group training sessions, the Summer Camp and an inter club youth game was organised. A big thank you to all of the players and coaches that participated.

    FRIENDLY GAMES

    A number of entertaining friendly games were played at the Memorial Ground against the Yeovil Barbarians, Bridport Youth, Palmers Brewery and two inter club games were played.

    FUNDING

    Funded by an ECB grant, at the end of the season, a small work party of club members laid soil and returfed the ends of the cricket square at the Memorial Ground. The club has also received a grant from the Dorset Community Foundation to help continue to provide facilities into the 2021 season.

    RB 22/09/20.

    NEWSLETTER 237

    WHIST DRIVE

    On Saturday 29th February, the club hosted a Whist Drive in the pavilion for members and friends. 24 people participated and helped to raise money through entrance and bar fees. There was also a raffle and tombola. Cheese and nibbles were served at half time. Thank you to everyone that attended and to the helpers who ensured the evening was a success.

    SPONSORSHIP DRAW

    The sponsorship draw was held at last months committee meeting. Albert Goodman won the main prize of first team shirt sponsor. Girling & Bowditch won the second prize (shirt sleeve first team sponsor) and third prize was won by Kitson & Trotman (second team shirt sleeve sponsor). A big thank you to all of the sponsors for entering this years draw and for their continued support.

    OVERSEAS PLAYER

    The club is currently in the process of acquiring an overseas player for the 2020 season. More news to follow....

    NETS

    Senior nets have now started at Colfox School on Tuesdays from 8-9pm. The sessions have been well attended including several new players. All senior players are encouraged to attend.

    YOUTH SECTION

    Youth winter training continues on Saturday mornings from 9.30-10.30am at Beaminster School.

    All Stars and Dynamos Cricket registration is now open. The programmes start on 17th May for 8 weeks on Sunday mornings from 10.30-11.30am for all 5-11 year olds.

    6 A SIDE INDOOR LEAGUE

    This league has two further rounds before its conclusion in March. So far the team has struggled but hope for a strong finish to maintain their status in division one.

    DATE FOR DIARIES

    Bingo 31st March at 7pm in the Town Hall. Everyone welcome!

    RB 03/03/20.


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