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    In 2018, BCC is delighted to announce that our Head Coach and Youth Co-ordinator Ross Baker will be delivering cricket sessions at the following schools for Wessex Cricket, the Dorset Cricket Board and as part of the Chance to Shine project.

    • Powerstock Primary
    • St Mary's Academy, Beaminster
    • Greenford Primary, Maiden Newton
    • Sunninghill, Dorchester
    • Parrett and Axe Primary, Mosterton
    • Sticklands, Primary, Evershot
    • Salway Ash Primary, Bridport
    • The Chance to Shine Project

      Primary schools across West Dorset have really embraced the Chance to Shine project in recent years. The Dorset Cricket Board helped to connect a Beaminster Cricket Club coach to local schools. The project works by assigning a local club to children living in the area who wish to play cricket outside of school.

      Schools have seen the huge benefits of playing cricket in their school with improvements in fitness, behaviour, improved social skills amongst the pupils and positive relationships between the different year groups. Schools have formed a strong bond with Beaminster Cricket Club and are realising the benefits of this. In 2017, 12 new players from local Primary Schools joined Beaminster Cricket Club through the Chance to Shine project.

      Youth coordinator Ross Baker who has been fully trained as a Chance to Shine coach has also developed the knowledge and skills of teachers who are required to be present during all school sessions. At each Primary School, Ross delivers 2 one hour sessions to different year groups ; the sessions include fitness, skills and games.

      If your child has participated and enjoyed one of these sessions, we encourage all youth players to attend our club training sessions.

      • Saturday’s 9-10.15am, May-August
      • Venue: The Memorial Ground, Beaminster, DT8 3AE
      • Winter: Beaminster School, 9.30-10.30am, October - March
      • All ages and abilities, boy’s and girl’s welcome
      • Dress code: trainers, shorts, t-shirt
      • Please bring any protective kit you may have


      The clubs Annual General Meeting was held on the 12th November in the Red Lion. The attendance of 11 was higher than in some recent years. Positive and encouraging reports were presented by the chairman, treasurer, captain and on behalf of the youth and ladies teams. Overall 2018 was a successful and busy year for the club on and off the field. The main event of the evening was the election of the new committee which is now as follows for the next 12 months:

      - President: John Bugler

      - Chairman: Ross Baker

      - Vice Chairman: Nick David

      - Treasurer: Nikki Moss

      - Secretary: Nikki and Simon Bareham

      - Fixtures Secretary: Nikki Moss

      - Youth Welfare Officers: Mel White and Nikki Moss

      - Coaching Coordinator: Ross Baker

      - Independent accounts examiner: R Bugler

      - Senior Captain: Ross Baker

      - Senior Vice-Captain: Chris Park

      - 2 XI Captain: Justin Gurd

      - Friendlies Captain: Ross Baker

      - Middleton Hands Captain: Justin Gurd

      - U16s manager: A Rees

      - U14s manager/coach: Giles Moss and Ross Baker

      - U11s manager/coach: Mel and Neil White

      - General committee members: S Jones, L Gurd, H Francis, G Moss, J Gurd, W Moss

      The meeting also approved various recommendations made by the previous committee including entering an U14s team into the Mid-Wessex league.

      The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to all officers and committee members that are standing down: Marcus Chambers (presentation made) , Shaun Annetts and Hugh Rathbone.

    © Beaminster Cricket Club 2018