Tunnel House 116-5
Beehive win by 7 wickets with a no ball off the last delivery of the game.
Mark Wilson 25*
David Wilkie 25*
Luke Roche 25*
Will Smith 2-13 including a ct & b
Mark Wilson 1-9
Andy Simmonds 1-12
Alan Holland 1-13
Catch for Simon Vine
Golden duck for Alan Holland.
Tea: lasagne in The Tunnel House
Beehive team for Wednesday’s game against Tunnel House.
6pm start at Rodmarton GL7 6PE
Beers and food in Tunnel House pub after GL7 6PW.
Game on Sunday is OFF as Southwick Beehive can’t get a team out.
Halcrow CC 98-7
Beehive CC 99-0
Beehive won by 10 wickets.
Mark Wilson 28*
David Wilkie 26*
Matt Bull 19*
Will Smith 3-2
Scott Landis 3-4
Kieran Cozens 1-15
Catch for Will Smith
Man of the Match: Will Smith
Tea: sausages & chip butties.
Beehive team for Wednesday against Halcrow CC at Burderop just outside Wroughton.
6pm start. Postcode: SN4 0QD. Sausages and chips after in Beehive. Match fees £5 as usual.
Myself, Tom, and Simon, will need picking up at Beehive about 5.30pm if anyone can do that. If not, we’ll get a taxi there.
As always, anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch ASAP. Cheers.
All the inglorious Beehive results from Miserden 8’s.
Easton Cowboys 62-5
Mark Wilson 13, Tom Weatheritt 13*
Mark Wilson 2-3
Luke Roche 1-4
Tom Webb 1-9
James Ware 1-13
ct & b for Wilson and and a catch for Lurch.
Prince Albert 129-1
Luke Roche 25*
Run out for Matt Bull & Lurch.
Luke Roche 22*
Five Mile House 64-2
Mark Wilson 26*
George Best 16
wickets for James Ware & Michael Nevers.
Beehive CC 134-1
Woodlands CC 62-8
Beehive win by 72 runs.
Reg Cozens, Alan Holland, Andy Simmonds & Malcolm Booy all 25*.
Andy Simmonds 2-6
Malcolm Booy 2-8
Mark Wilson 2-18
Scott Landis 2-27
Two catches for Simmo and one for Alan Holland.
Daniel Booth-Howe 19 batting for Woodlands & Tom Blake 1-23 bowling for Woodlands. Woodlands only had seven players so lots were drawn to determine which two Beehive players would play for them in a nine a side game.
Man of the Match: Malcolm Booy
Tea: cake and sandwiches
Weather: too bloody hot!
Beehive team to play Woodlands CC on Sunday.
Woodlands St Mary. Postcode RG17 7SL. 1.30pm start. 35 overs. Artificial pitch sadly, so no spikes. £5 match fees as normal.
Do get in touch sharpish if you can’t make it. Cheers.
Miserden 8’s roll call! In the process of sending out messages asking people to confirm their availability for either all weekend or just Saturday or Sunday.
At the moment, it’s not looking good and we are short for both days. Need more players so please let me know ASAP if you can play.
Saracens Head 93-10
Beehive won by 4 wickets.
Will Smith 27*, Sporty Dave 23*
Scott Landis 3-16
Tom Blake 2-18
Sporty Dave 1-9
Will Smith 1-17
Two catches for Malcolm Booy off Tom’s bowling. Catches for Lurch, Tom, Darren Rudman, and Scott too.
Tea in Saracens Head.
Man of the Match: many contenders. Yet to be decided.
Due to Wanborough 2’s game being called off today, we now have XI for this afternoon’s match against Saracens Head at Ampney Crucis. Saracens want £10 match fees for this one.
Beehive team to play The Saracen’s Head tomorrow at Ampney Crucis. Still two short so if anyone is free to play, get in touch ASAP. Cheers.
Beehive are two short for Saturday’s game against Saracens Head. 1pm at Ampney Crucis. Get in touch ASAP if you are available and want to play. Cheers.
Siddington CC 81-8
Beehive win by 5 wickets.
Andy Simmonds top scoring with 28. Reg Cozens 19. Simon Vine controversially given LBW by Barn.
Reg Cozens 2-16
Andy Simmonds 1-3
Darren Rudman 1-4
Kieran Cozens 1-5
Will Smith 1-6
Malcolm Booy 1-14
Stumping and a catch for Simon. Catch for Matthew Bull and a caught and bowled for Reg.
No tea, but pints in The Crown of Crucis where someone brought their horse into the beer garden.
Man of the Match Reg Cozens.
Rare to name a team in advance. Even rarer to have a full XI these days. Here’s the team for Siddington away on Wednesday. 6pm start at Ampney Crucis.
Will & Simmo, ok to pick up from pub at 5pm?
Game against Iron Horse is unfortunately OFF tomorrow. Sadly, they can’t get a team out.
Gentlemen: Who is up for Miserden 8’s this year? Deadline for signing up is coming Wednesday. No fucking about. Can you play on Saturday? Let me know. Can you play on Sunday? Let me know. Can you play all weekend? Let me know.
If we don’t have a minimum of eight for both days guaranteed by weds, we will be forced to pull out, embarrassing ourselves, losing our £100 entry fee, and causing a massive logistical headache to the organisers.
Get in touch!
Wasn’t at this evenings game, but according to the scorecard:
Avebury CC 107-1
Avebury won by nine wickets.
Andy Simmonds top scoring with 31, followed by Will Smith with 24.
Will Smith 1-17.
Man of the Match for Beehive, therefore, is Will Smith.
Beehive teams for next two games. Two short for Avebury and two short for Iron Horse currently so do get in touch if you can play. We would really rather not have to cancel.
AVEBURY ON WEDNESDAY 6pm start
Tom Blake (c)
Simon Vine (wk)
IRON HORSE ON SATURDAY 1pm start
Tom Blake (c)
On Saturday, Beehive are playing Iron Horse in Wroughton. We currently have only seven players signed up and a staggering 42 unavailable for this match. We cancelled against this lot last year because we couldn’t put a team out. It would be very poor form indeed to do so again. If anyone can make it, then do get in touch ASAP. Sadly, if we continue to struggle to get a team out on regular basis, Beehive Cricket will probably have to end. We really do not want that to happen.
Nine Elms 105-9
Beehive win by two runs.
Luke Roche top scoring with 27*, Reg Cozens 25*, Ryan Allen 25*.
Kieran Cozens 3-9
Darren Rudman 2-14
Ryan Allen 1-12
Tom Blake 1-26
Catch for Kieran and run outs for Ryan Allen and Luke Roche.
Man of the Match: Kieran Cozens on his debut.
Tea at Nine Elms.
Beehive team to take on Nine Elms tomorrow.
Tom Blake (c)
Simon Vine (wk)
1pm at St Joseph’s School. Artificial pitch so no spikes. £5 match fees. Tea in Nine Elms after.
Crown Inn 103-2
Beehive lose by 8 wickets.
Andy Simmonds top scoring with 27*. Mark Wilson 25*. Alan Holland 20.
Andy Simmonds 2-3
Catch for Darren Rudman.
Man of the Match: Andy Simmonds (again)
Tea: chicken & chips in The Crown.
Beehive team to play The Crown Inn CC this evening at Oakridge.
Tom Blake (c)
Simon Vine (wk)
Who wants to be A.N. Other? Get in touch sharpish?
Beehive are one short for tomorrow’s game against The Crown Inn. We’ve never beaten this lot so it would be nice to turn up with a full team to boost our chances. They’re a good bunch of lads with a lovely Cotswolds pub to go back to after. If anyone who currently can’t make it, can in fact make it, get in touch ASAP please. If anyone else fancies it, do get in touch soonish. Cheers.
Only nine teams left to draw in The Beehive CC World Cup sweepstake. Just £3 entry with a quid going to club funds, and £40 to the winner and £24 to second place. If anyone else wants to enter, get down the boozer either today or tomorrow. Cheers.
Wanborough 8’s Tournament.
NEW CALLEY ARMS 77-4
Wickets for Joseph Rendall, Reg Cozens, and Guy Thomas. Two catches for Ryan Allen and a run out for Simon Vine.
Guy Thomas top scoring with 20* and Ryan Allen with 19*.
Reg Cozens top scoring with 20* and Andy Simmonds 13*. Run out for Tom Blake.
Simon Vine with 20* and Ryan Allen with 14.
Wicket for Andy Simmonds and a run out for Guy Thomas.
Draw for tomorrow’s Wanborough 8’s tournament.
Wanborough CC vs Harrow
Beehive vs New Calley Arms
Harrow vs New Calley Arms
Beehive vs Wanborough CC
Beehive vs Harrow
Wanborough vs New Calley Arms
Top two teams contest the final.
First game between Wanborough and Harrow at 1pm about the same time as the bar opens.
Lawnfields win by 4 wickets.
Darren Rudman top scoring for Beehive with 26*. David Wilkie with 20.
Wickets for Denzyl D’Souza, Dave Wilkie, Tom Blake, Joseph Rendall, and Darren Rudman.
Catches for Barn & Darren.
Beehive Man of the Match: Darren Rudman.
Tea: Beef Chilli & Veg curry courtesy of Carol Vine.
Beehive team for Wednesday against Churchfield’s Teachers. Rotating about a bit for this one to ensure everyone gets a few games. 6pm start at St Joseph’s School.
Tom Blake (c)
Artificial pitch so no spikes.
£5 match fees and beef chilli and veg curry back in Beehive after.
As always, if anyone can’t make it, do get in touch.
Bell Inn CC 124-8
Beehive CC 125-4
Beehive win by 6 wickets.
Daniel Booth-Howe top scoring with 30*. Alan Holland 26, Reg Cozens 20.
Will Smith 3-22 and a run out.
Mark Wilson 2-11 and a run out.
Man of the Match: Will Smith.
Apparently, Andy Witcher is going to drive the Beehive team to the Wanborough 8’s tournament on Sunday June 10th in one of his armoured personal carriers! If so, we will have a Beehive CC flag on the top, speakers on the outside blasting out Soul Limbo by Booker T & MG’s (TMS theme tune) Kelly’s Heroes style. Once there, everyone has to rush out of the APC brandishing bats like it’s the D Day landings! I’ll phone the Adver!
Beehive team to take on The Bell Inn CC this coming Sunday 2pm.
Chris Lurchton (wk)
Daniel Booth-Howe (c)
Umpire: Matthew Bull
For those going by train, we’re catching the 12.12 to Bath. We’ll share taxis to the pitch from Bath train station. Please be at Swindon train station before midday.
For anyone driving, the pitch is King Edwards School, High St, Bathampton, BA2 6SY.
Beers, tea, and trophy presentation in The Bell after.
A reminder that Mark Wilson is on 498 all time runs for Beehive and Dan Booth-Howe is on 495. Unless there are a couple of ducks, one or both will pass the 500 milestone this match!
As always, anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch as soon as.
Finally managed to secure a pitch for our last game of the season against The Bell on Saturday September 15th, and I’m pleased to say it’s The County Ground. Definite step up from Croft and St Joe’s!
I need to pay our Miserden 8’s £100 entry fee in the next few days, so who is up for it this year? It promises to be an utterly cracking weekend of cricket, camping, live music, and way too much boozing with some of the finest pub teams from Bristol, Bath, Cotswolds, and Wales. This year has a reggae theme. It very much is a highlight of the calendar. We will cover entry fee from club funds but ask £5 from whoever plays to go toward it.
The race to be the first to hit 500 runs for The Beehive is very much on:
Mark Wilson: 498
Andy Simmonds: 496
Daniel Booth-Howe: 495
Next match The Bell Inn CC away on Sunday June 3rd. I imagine there might be a discussion as to who faces first ball!
Beehive team for Wednesday against Dorcan School Teachers.
Umpire: Scott Landis
6pm start at St Joseph’s School. Sausages & chips in Beehive after. Plastic track so no spikes.
Anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch as soon as. Cheers.
Bit different to the glorious result here last year.
Moreton-in-Marsh CC 261-0
Beehive CC 165-6
Beehive lose by 96 runs.
Luke Roche top scoring for Beehive with 46, followed by Mark Wilson 42*, and Chris Lurchton with 35.
Beehive team for Moreton-in-Marsh tomorrow. 2pm start at their place. GL56 9QA
Mark Wilson (c)
Prince Albert CC 142-3
Beehive CC 99-10
Beehive lose by 43 runs.
Chris Lurchton top scoring with 23, Darren Rudman with 21, Joseph Rendall with 19, and Simon Vine with 13.
2 wickets for a loanee bowler from Prince Albert, and a run out for David Wilkie.
Been a bit of an effort but it looks like we have eleven for tomorrow’s game against Prince Albert.
Post code for pitch at Miserden is: GL6 7JB and Prince Albert pub after is: GL5 3SS
Might have to do something about Thursday matches next summer, as it’s the only day of the week we really struggle to get a team out.
Predictions Competition Top 10 after two matches. These rankings could, of course, wildly fluctuate over the course of the summer. Not at all fishy that several Blake family members have suspiciously similar scores! 😉
Jeremy Blake: 28
Andy Simmonds: 27
Jason Moore: 26
Kelly Blake: 26
David Wilkie: 25
Tom Blake: 25
Mike Perkins: 20
Reg Cozens: 19
Adam Allen: 17
Michelle Thomas: 16
Beehive CC Supporter of the Year League Table after two matches.
Mike Perkins: 10
Arlo Blake: 8
Isabella Smith: 8
Kelly Blake: 6
Tony Stirton: 5
Mads Booth-Howe: 4
Sinéad Theresa: 4
Sophie Clubb: 4
Carol Vine: 2
Clare Danswan: 2
Jeremy Blake: 2
Julian Thomas: 2
Lindsay Blake: 2
Michelle Thomas: 2
Mike Boon: 2
White Horse CC 170 – 8
Beehive win by 40 runs.
103 for Andy Simmonds.
35 for Nick Stacey and 22* for Mark Wilson.
Scott Landis: 3-26
Matthew Bull: 2-8
Andy Simmonds: 2-15
Cracking win and Beehive Man of the Match is Simmo for the second game on the bounce!
Beehive team to play White Horse Broad Hinton CC tomorrow. 2pm start at their place. Postcode: SN4 9PL.
Anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch ASAP as usual.
Bishops Cannings 144-4
Beehive lose by 6 wickets.
Andy Simmonds top scoring for Beehive with 98*
Two wickets each for Scott Landis and Darren Rudman.
Beehive team to play Bishops Cannings CC on Thursday May 10th.
6pm start at their place. SN10 3LQ.
Who’s driving and who needs a lift?
Match fees £5.
As always, anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch as soon as possible. Cheers.
Pleased to announce that Beehive CC will be at The Albert 9’s tournament again this September at Miserden. We didn’t win a single game there last year, but Mark Wilson and Adam Bardsley did manage to drink the bar dry! Other teams look like being The Prince Albert, Strayhounds, and The Tunnel House Tigers.
As the first two matches of the season were cancelled, I’ve added another one to the calendar. Beehive CC vs Churchfield’s Teachers XI led by our very own Will Smith is now confirmed for Wednesday June 6th at St Joe’s School.
Unfortunately, tomorrow’s game at Compton Bassett CC is now cancelled. Their pitch is waterlogged. Season now starts on Thursday May 10th against Bishops Cannings CC.
Just received official confirmation that Beehive CC will be at The Miserden 8’s tournament in The Cotswolds again this summer Friday July 13th -15th. Cheers Steve Chiggy Chandler! It’s an absolutely cracking weekend of cricket, camping, and far too much drinking, with live bands and DJ’s in the evening. Other teams include The Crown Inn, Prince Albert, Easton Cowboys, Bell Inn, and Lanskar Nomads from Wales. It very much is one of the highlights of our cricketing summer despite never having won a game there yet! This year seems to have a reggae theme so even better!
Who’s up for it? Have to pay our £100 entry fee by the end of May. We need a minimum of eight players but more are most welcome.
Beehive team to take on Compton Bassett on Sunday:
Tom Blake (c)
Well done all from Beehive CC & also Beehive customers who came to pub this afternoon. As the food was only going to go to waste, we put it out anyway and made just over £60 in donations. Cheers all!
If anyone fancies dining in The Beehive this afternoon, we have a lot of food that needs eating now the Cricket match is off. Approximately 3.30pm and donations for food.
Today’s match against Nomads is officially now off thanks to St Joes double booking the pitch and nowhere else being available. Fair to say that I am very pissed off with St Joe’s about this. Two hours notice is utterly unacceptable especially after we spent £70 of club funds on the post-match tea! I thought that no one could possibly trump Croft for utter incompetence, but this shambles have not only managed it, but left us seventy quid out of pocket too! There will be a stern letter of complaint!
Beehive team to take on Swindon Nomads on Sunday. 1pm start at St Joseph’s School. Tea in pub after. £5 match fees. Supporters most welcome!
As always, anyone who can’t make it, do get in touch sharpish. Anyone who didn’t make the team this time, don’t worry as there’s another 29 matches to come and everyone will play at some point.
Beehive CC badges will be on sale again in the pub from tomorrow evening. A mere snip at a quid each! Wear them with pride!
St Joseph’s School is now confirmed for Sundays season opener against Nomads CC. 1pm start and Tea in Beehive after. For those currently playing in this one, it’s £5 match fees to cover pitch hire and food and no spikes as it’s an artificial track. Cheers.
For those currently playing on Sunday against Nomads at Ampney Crucis, their pitch is still underwater or something, so it won’t be happening there. Trying to move it at short notice to St Joe’s School and will know in the next couple of days so provisionally, game is still on. Will let you all know ASAP. If at St Joe’s, it will be a Beehive home game so we will put a tea on in the pub after.
Cheers to the few who braved the weather and came to nets today at St Joe’s. That’s the last regular session before the start of the season next Sunday. Although there might be a sporadic session here and there throughout the summer. Fingers crossed it’s not raining at Ampney Crucis next week.
Reminder about nets tomorrow at St Joe’s School. 2pm. All welcome.
Only 12 days now until the start of the Beehive cricket season, so here’s a quick note on team selection.
This is our biggest season yet with almost thirty matches booked in and, after some heavy handed winter recruiting, also our largest squad of players yet. In previous summers, selection basically came down to which eleven players were actually available and sober on the day. This year however, outside of the core group, there will have to be an element of rotation to ensure everyone gets to play. Therefore, don’t worry if you don’t get selected for the first few games. Your time will come and everyone will have their days in the sun! All ok?
With less than three weeks until the start of yet another glorious summer of Beehive Cricket, we will once again be running the Beehive CC Supporters Competition.
Rules as follows:
1 point for wearing Beehive CC merchandise in the pub up to a maximum of 10 points.
2 points for attending a home game.
3 points for attending a home game wearing Beehive CC merchandise.
4 points for attending an away game.
5 points for attending an away game wearing Beehive CC merchandise.
3 points for providing Beehive CC players, umpires, or scorers with food & booze during a game.
5 points for driving Beehive CC players, umpires, or scorers to a game.
8 points for standing in as 12th man when Tom Blake or Kevin Fitzgerald inevitably get injured.
Most points win a stein of beer or a bottle of wine at the end of season awards bash.
Last years winner with a whopping 26 points was Sinéad Theresa followed by Michelle Thomas with 19, and Julian Thomas with 17.
The Beehive CC Predictions Competition for the coming season is now live. Entry forms available in the pub. £2 entry with half the pot going to the winner and half to bolster club funds.
Suggested by Tom Blake, this season we are introducing The Beehive CC Predictions Competition. £2 entry fee with half the money going to the winner at the end of the season and the other half bolstering the club’s coffers.
Quite simply, vote for which Beehive player you think will win in The following categories:
Most Games Played
Highest Batting Average
Highest Batting Strike Rate
Best Bowling Average
Most Dropped Catches
Most Run Outs
Most Maiden Overs
Most Man of the Match
If your choice comes first in a category, you get 5 points. Second place gets 2 points, and third place, just 1 point. Whoever has the most points wins the cash.
To be considered for averages, your choice must play in a minimum of a third of this summer’s matches.
Entry forms will be available in the pub next week or you can enter by messaging your predictions, and handing over the entry fee when I see you next.
Sound good? Any questions?
Nets, of the outdoor variety, booked for 2pm on Sunday. Bring hot soup.
Next indoor nets are booked for Sunday February 18th 2pm at St Joseph’s School Sports Hall. All Welcome.
It’s the time of year to put a shirt order in for coming season. If any new players want one, or any existing players need a new shirt to replace one they’ve broken, lost, accidentally dyed pink, or can’t be bothered to wash, then do get in touch. Minimum order is six shirts and cost should be just under £25 per shirt. I’ll know exactly how much when I email for a quote. Money to be paid up front before they make the shirts, and can be dropped into The Beehive or transferred into my account.
First winter indoor nets confirmed for Saturday January 27th 2pm at St Joseph’s School Sports Hall. Plan is have another three weeks later then fortnightly until the start of the season. All welcome. Bring balls if you have them.
Beehive Cricket Club is now on Twitter. Find us @TheBeehiveCC