Cricket Club

Bad Weekend!

Another disappointing day with both teams failing to pick up any win points.. The firsts went down by 15 runs at Driffield in a high scoring game whilst the seconds were barely competitive against a very strong Hemiingbrough first team. Hemingborough amassed 231 for 8 with BP dropping 9, yes 9 catches. In response BP could not cope with the inswing of their opening bowler as he scythed through the team, Only Jon Anderson with 23 made any notable impression.Not a good weekend.

BPCC Famous Race Night Returns

Subject: Bolton Percy Cricket club Race Night 2014

Good Morning all,

I hope everyone is well.

Well its that time of year again where we dust off our top hat and tails (no, no one’s getting married) but we are holding a race night at Bolton Percy Cricket Ground on Saturday the 09 August 2014 with starters orders being about 8 pm. So far we have three races that have been sponsored which include the Crown Inn Diamond jubilee Stakes, the first team 5 furlong dash and the 2nd eleven 3 mile steeple chase. To make this a successful and enjoyable night we need 8+ races to be sponsored. It is just 10 pounds to sponsor a race, all the race sponsor has to do then is get 8 jockeys and 8 owners at £3’s each and return the filled out sheet and £58’s to me (I can come collect this if needed). The racing will take place and a prize of £10’s will then go to the winning owner and Jockey in each race. It is a great chance for the senior players, junior players and parents as well as social members to help raise some money and put something back into the club. If there are any companies that wish to sponsor a race then there will be programs on the night that will include all names that have taken the time to do this. Your help will be very much appreciated.

I have attached a sponsor form [ ] so if it is possible for you to sponsor a race please contact me by reply or call me on 07824465809. The more races the more funds.

Secondly it would be great to see as many people down as possible on the night to support the event and maybe even win a few pounds off Bruiser the bookie. The evening will start at approximately 8pm there will be an interval with a supper provided at a small cost as well as a raffle draw. This night has been a great success in the past and with the new club house as the venue hopefully will be again. Should you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks in advance for your help

Danny White
Sponsor Form:

BP seconds in comfortable win at Drax

BP seconds completed a comfortable win at Drax to keep them in the mix for league honours. Drax, batting first, never recovered from losing a wicket first ball and limped to 83 all out off 28.5 overs. Jon Anderson worked hard for his 4 for 18 off 12, James Rossington put in a good spell and finished with 2 for 32 off 10.5 overs but it was Jonny Pollick who weaved the magic taking 4 for 5 off 3 overs to wrap the innings up. BP have at times struggled to chase down scores this year but there was to be no mistake this time. Captain Ed Noble continued his good form as he and Ferguson added a rapid 58 for the first wicket before Ed holed out to mid on. Ferguson managed to start finding a bit of form and with Pete Atkinson saw the team home, Ferguson 27 n.o. and Peter 8 no. 30 much needed points. With no correspondent at the first eleven game today would someone who was there put a note up of the match on Facebook please?

BPCC to star in Headingley Test!

BPCC are delighted to confirm that we will have a girls under 11 team performing during the forthcoming Headingley Test Match v Sri Lanka on Saturday 20th June.

The girls will playing the Kwik Cricket format during the lunch interval along with seven other invited teams.

BPCC thank the Yorkshire ECB for this wonderful accolade, a recognition of our superb junior set up, and we all look forward to the club being represented on the biggest stage.

Hopefully the girls will be wearing their distinctive pink club caps – look out for them over the top of David Gower’s shoulder on TV!

Oh dear!

Crap and crapper!

Something of a pisspotical weekend for both Percy teams. The firsts crashed to 76 all out an a sticky dog with Sessay taking the points with only 4 wickets down. The seconds, after doing the hard work and getting Dunnington out for 99 crashed to 87 all out after being 36 for 0 and 60 for 5. Only Captain Ed Noble with 44 featuring. Jon Anderson and Adam Mosley helped themselves to 3 wickets each but an early dropped catch and then letting the last Dunnington pair add 25 proved costly. Must do better all!

Decent weekend in the sun as both teams pick up points

Both teams came away with points and importantly were unbeaten on a hot summers day. BP Seconds led the way with a comprehensive victory at local rivals Copmanthorpe. Both teams were fielding weakened sides however, after putting Cop in to bat, BP’s ground fielding was really excellent. Top spells from Adam Mosley, 2 for 22 off 12 and Tom Rossington, a miserly 2 for 5 off 8 kept Cop under the cosh and M.Ferguson with 4 for 12 off 8 and 14 year old Duncan Robertson an impressive 2 for 8 off 3 overs cleaned up the rest. BP didn’t hang about and an opening stand of 36 went a long way to settling the match. Ed Noble continued his superb form seeing the team home with 56 n.o. and has now scored 206 runs for once out this year. Long may that continue. 30 good points for BP but credit to both teams for getting full sides out.

BP firsts came up what looked a useful Whitkirk outfit. Some sloppy fielding let Whitkirk off the hook a bit as one of the beneficiary’s , Simpson went on to make 121. Whitkirk amassed a more than useful 258 for 8 off their allotted 48 overs an probably enjoyed their tea more than Percy did although Andrew Brewster with 3 for 48 and Peter Houseman, 3 for 46 should be credited.. It needed a good start for Percy and sadly it was not to be with wickets tumbling regularly. A good 6th Wicket stand between Buddy Mirando and Andrew Ferguson looked as though it would see Percy to safety as any hope of chasing the score down evaporated in the heat. After Buddy perished for 28, soon followed by Suranga, the last 12 overs were a nail biter. Andrew Brewster got a daisy cutter after looking so comfortable. James Hodge didn’t get much benefit of the doubt with his decision and it was left to Andrew Ferguson with an assured and at times powerful 35 n.o. and Charlie Gregory hanging on for the last two overs, seeing off the spin attack. Charlie provided the moment of the match, when coming in with strict orders to bat out the last two overs immediately swatted his first ball for a splendid four. This brought Percy another batting point and a new perspective on the defensive prod! Nevertheless, Percy picked up 8 points against a strong team and were unbeaten at the end. Well done all this weekend.

Records Fall as BP teams do the double double

BP Firsts ran in comfortable winners against local rivals Acomb after restricting the visitors to a modest 124 – 9 with Andrew Brewster and Tom Atkinson each with four wickets. Tom followed up with 50, Jacob Green 31 and Tom Malloch seeing the side home for full points with 28 n.o. Tom’s match winning performance did not overshadow Atkinson seniors performance at Woodhouse Grange however! Inserted on a beautiful looking wicket captian Ed Noble continued his good form from the first weekend striking a powerful including 12 fours and two sixes. Peter Atkinson joined in the fun compiling an excellent 100 n.o. with Ed declaring with the score on 242 – 2 off only 37 overs. the pair added 219, probably a BP third wicket record and was the first time that two players have registered a hundred for the team in the same innings, unless anyone can remember otherwise.

Woodhouse were never in the hunt being blown away for only 19 off 20 overs with Jon Anderson bagging 4 for 7 off nine overs, Tom Belt 1 for 8, Mattie Howden 3 for 3, Adam mosley 1 – 0 and Mattie producing a direct hit run out.

Woodhouse were handicapped when two players had to leave early to attend Beavers and two had to go home as it was tea time!!  Joking aside credit to Grange for putting a team out. They had several very young players who performed with credit and some bravery and they should hold their heads high. Stick to it lads.

Nevertheless a good weekend for both BP teams as win points gets both teams back in the mix. With the leagues seemingly being altered again next year a high finishing position is needed to ensure some quality cricket next season so all win points are very welcome.


We need your help!

You will know that the pavilion is taking shape. You will also probably know that we require to raise some funds to complete the project. It is already clear that when complete we will have a vastly improved facility and yet retains the Bolton Percy look and feel.
The attached document sets out the objectives and a request that you help in two ways.
First – as current users of the facilities we hope that you can participating by buying a brick, window, door etc.
Second – please forward the document to any ex-players, club friends etc. We are trying to collate contact details of old members so any details you have please forward to me as well.
Bill Preacher

BP Seconds fail at the first

The new season started with a somewhat disappointing performance from BP seconds. Perhaps the exertions of getting the field ready  and making sure the makeshift changing and toilet facilities were satisfactory distracted the mind a bit. Nonetheless a first innings total of 111 against Cawood never looked like being enough. From being 56-2 and 100-5 Percy failed to post the 150 felt needed to be competitive.Only captain Noble with 40 and James Hodge with 22 causing the scorers any real work. Cawoods response was solid and despite impressive opening spells from Jon Anderson and Tom Belt the breakthrough didn’t come until 70 were on the board with first change Mike Furze taking the seasons first wicket. Furze and Ferguson pinned down Cawood with Mike finishing with 9-2-23-2 and Martyn Ferguson with 10-2-26-3 but sadly just not enough runs to force the victory.

Pavilion Works progressing