OB Club Cricket


Club Chairman
Andy Giles 07818 085928
Match Managers
Liam Lewis 07841 825752
Justin Williams 07837 771520
Jon Day 07967 303932
Richard Pugsley 07729 511710
Chad Murrin 07767 224632
John Smith 01884 840798
Alistair Horton 07946 259199


OB Cricket in 2021

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

28th 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.

OBCC at the Valley of the Rocks, 2021
OBCC at the Valley of the Rocks