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A WELCOME TO THE BEDFORDSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB WEBSITE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the official website of Bedfordshire County Cricket Club as another season gets underway.

Although the 2016 season was another disappointing one for the club in the Unicorns Minor County Championship we did enjoy some success in the Unicorns Trophy one-day competition, winning all four group matches. This year we are looking forward to being successful in both forms of the game.

Andy Reynoldson has again been appointed captain but this year we have a new chairman of cricket in Mike Archer. They, along with coach Jason Colman will make up the selection committee. Ian Smith continues as chairman of the club but Pip August has stepped down as secretary with Bob Browning taking over that role. On this site we will endeavour to keep you in touch with all the news from the club as the season goes along.

For those of you who don’t know, the Minor Counties Championship is split into two divisions of east and west with the winners of the groups playing a four-day game to decide the destination of the title. Bedfordshire play in the Eastern group with Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cumberland, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Staffordshire and Suffolk. Because of cost and insufficient time, each county plays only six games which means that each season, on a rota basis, you don’t play three counties. There is also a one-day competition in which you can be grouped with  counties from either division.

Bedfordshire have won the championship twice - in 1970 and 1972 – and shared the title in 2004 after a rain affected final with Devon. Bedfordshire won the one-day competition at Lord’s in 1999 and also reached the final in 1983 and 1996.

Bedfordshire takes pride in the fact that in recent years three players who played for the county as teenagers, Monty Panesar, Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann, went on to play for England.

BEDFORDSHIRE CCC – FIXTURES 2017

Date

Competition

Opponents  

Venue

Result

20 April

Friendly

Essex II

Bedford

Essex II won by 5 Wickets

23 April

Friendly

Berkshire

Falkland

Berks won by 28 runs

30 April

KO

Hertfordshire

Ampthill Town

Beds won by 9 Wickets

7 May

KO

Wiltshire

Warminster

Wiltshire won by 122 runs

14 May

KO

Buckinghamshire

Dunstable Town

Beds won by 20 runs

21 May

KO

Suffolk

Woolpit

Suffolk won by 6 runs

4 – 6 June

Championship

Cumberland

Netherfield

Match Drawn



18 – 20 June

Championship

Cambridgeshire

Luton Town & Indians

Cambs won by 2 wickets

25 June

T20

Hertfordshire (Cambs or Suffolk)

Bury St. Edmunds


2 – 4 July

Championship 

Staffordshire

West Bromwich Dartmouth




16 - 18 July 

Championship 

Lincolnshire

Bedford School


30 July - 1 August

Championship

Norfolk

Manor Park


13 -15 August

Championship

Suffolk

Flitwick


23 August

(Wednesday)

KO Final

 

Wormsley


27 - 30 August

Championship Final

Eastern Winners

Banbury