OB Club Cricket

See also: Somerset CCG Fixtures on the Ted Crowe Room page.

OB Cricket in 2022

Surrey Tour Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th August 2022

The Old Blundellian Cricket Club are delighted to announce details of a short OBCC cricket tour in August this year.

We are looking forward to reviving the OBCC’s tradition of touring. The Club had a one-week Midlands Cricket Tour for over 30 years until the late 1990’s. We also had a memorable short trip to Paris in 1986.

For further information, please see the Surrey Tour 2022 flyer (PDF).

The Ted Crowe Room at Somerset County Cricket Club

The OB's are very much looking forward to returning to the Ted Crowe Room corporate box at the County Ground in Taunton. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the box was out of commission in both 2020 and 2021.

The well-appointed Ted Crowe Room and is located on the top floor of the Ondaatje Pavilion and is a magnificent place from which to watch cricket. Membership remains open to all members of the Old Blundellian Club and, by invitation, to others.

Information on visiting the Ted Crowe Room is at:
https://my.blundells.org/obclub/obclub/ted_crowe_room.htm

OB Cricket Matches

As well as the usual matches against the School, the Sou'westers, Old Tauntonians and Lynton & Lynmouth, this year we are being more ambitious and have arranged a short cricket tour to Surrey. Three very attractive mid-week fixtures have been secured on beautiful grounds against hospitable opponents.

Please contact our Tour Manager Chad Murrin (chad_murrin@msn.com), who will be pleased to send you information. Players and supporters will be welcome.

2022 Fixture List

Date Start Opponents Ground Match Manager
Thurs 23 June 5.15 Blundell's School Blundell's Liam Lewis
Mon 25 July 12.00 Sou'westers Blundell's Justin Williams
Wed 27 July 11.30 Old Tauntonians Blundell's John Day
Surrey Tour
Tues 9 August 11.30 Guildford CC Guildford Tour Manager: Chad Murrin
Wed 10 August 5.30 Holmbury St Mary CC Holmbury Cricket Manager: Jon Day
Thurs 11 August 1.30 Normandy CC Guildford  
Glenthorne Cup
Sun 11 Sept. 1.00 Lynton & Lynmouth Lynton Richard Pugsley

 

Contacts

Club Captain
Andy Giles 07818 085928
andgiles@aol.com
Match Managers
Liam Lewis 07841 825752
ljl@blundells.org
Justin Williams 07837 771520
justin_g_williams@hotmail.co.uk
Jon Day 07967 303932
Jonday30@gmail.com
Richard Pugsley 07729 511710
Richard@hole-pugsley.co.uk
Chad Murrin 07767 224632
chad_murrin@msn.com
Umpires
John Smith 01884 840798
Alistair Horton 07946 259199
Scorer
Ed Bailey 07967 643579

 

Review of the 2021 Season

The OBCC played four matches, winning two and losing two. It was pleasing that we have four match managers, each of whom raised good young teams. The best cricketers from the School's 1st XI, Joe Du'Gay and Tom Reynolds, made their debuts.

In June, a strong-looking OB side was thrashed by a very strong School 1st XI, which ended the season unbeaten. Full credit to Liam Lewis, Master in Charge, who has done great work developing some good young cricketers. We then lost comfortably in the traditional all-day match at the end of July to the Sou'westers. Two days later, Jon Day led the OB's to an impressive victory against the Old Tauntonians at Taunton School. We celebrated in style over a curry in the town centre.

The season ended with victory in the Glenthorne Cup against Lynton & Lynmouth CC. How good it was to see Lynton back playing cricket, after no matches in 2021. Richard Pugsley assembled a decent team and we saw off the locals.

Many thanks to John Smith for umpiring and to Graham Cox, Head Groundsman at Blundell's.

24th June at Blundell's

Blundell's School 194-2 (20 overs)
T. Hatton 99*, J du'Gay 74
OBCC 144-9 (20 overs)
W Gingell 26, J. Frankpitt 25, L. Lewis 21, T. Murphy 5-30
The School won by 50 runs.

26th July at Blundell's

Sou'westers 203-9 dec. (50 overs)
J. Flatt 69, W. Bucknell 3-69, W. Gingell 2-21, T. Reynolds 2-28
OBCC 103 (35 overs)
A. Chambers 18, J. Williams 17, H. Parker 5-26
Sou'westers won by 100 wickets

Cricket at the Valley of the Rocks, Sept 202128th July at Taunton School

Old Tauntonians 236-8 (46 overs)
W. Abell 79, J. Dart 342, T. Reynolds 2-40
OBCC 237-5 (51.4 overs)
J. Dart 103*, J. Du'Gay 45, W. Bucknell 27
OBCC won by 5 wickets

12th September at the Valley of the Rocks

OBCC 202-9 (35 overs)
T. Chambers 65, N. White 46, A. Chambers 24, A' Spice 3-30
Lynton & Lynmouth CC 118 (35 overs)
N. Shilling 22, W. Bucknell 3-35, N. White 2-24

We are hoping to expand our programme in 2022. The OBCC has a historic tradition of touring and we are considering a short venture into Surrey next August.