BCCC Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot 2018 - a major success
39 teams entered the 2018 BCCC Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot and the 200+ participants and helpers enjoyed ideal weather, a constant supply of doughnuts and bottled water and some excellent, varied sport. The event included axe-throwing, archery, pistol shooting and shooting at the remote controlled plane - the Gnat - as well as conventional clay pigeon shooting! The day concluded with a glorious three curse meal served in the fabulous venue that is the Wellington Barn at Calstone. Charles Lucas auctioneer sold 38 lots at the auction, which made £25,000. Huge thanks goes to all the Welly Barn staff and Sweet...
As ever, the club hosted many games during the 2018 season - 78 in total, with Under 11s, 13s, 15s, 17s, Old Farts, friendly and tour games and Wiltshire League fixtures. The club was delighted to be allocated to host eight county and four district games during the season and also held its first international fixture - Wiltshire Ladies v Holland Ladies. Wiltshire 2nd XI also used our ground for a game against the Isle of Wight. The quantity and quality of the fixtures played at Coate are testament to the efforts of our groundsman, Ed Davies, and his team of...
Where are they now?!
BCCC is delighted that so many of our former juniors continue to play cricket at all levels, both in Wiltshire and further afield. While we can't claim to keep tabs on them all (!), we do know that:Jake Roberts is spending another winter in Australia playing cricket, before moving to Swansea in 2019 - we wish him all the best;Neil Clark continues to play a major role at Potterne Cricket Club, as well as playing for Wiltshire Country Cricket Club;David Bromley, another graduate from the BCCC Youth Academy, represented both the Wiltshire County first and second teams during the 2018...
Sportsman's Dinner - a look backwards and forwards
The BCCC 2018 Sportsman's Dinner was attended by 420 hungry and very thirsty sporty and not so sporty individuals who enjoyed a great evening, featuring Kieran Bracken (52 caps for England Rugby) and David Gower, cricketing legend. Not forgetting our inimitable, unique and brilliant host and ringmaster, Roger Dakin, who has now been MC-ing the event for 10 years. The 2019 Sportsman's Dinner takes place on Wednesday,3rd April at Dauntsey's School. Roger will be introducing guest speakers Chris Cowdrey, England cricketer, and barrister and world-renowned international rugby referee, Wayne Barnes....