2017 season review
2017 was a highly successful season for the club, as these highlights illustrate:
BCCC hosted 75 games at the picturesque ground in Coate.
Eight of our youth players played for their respective county teams.
The club hosted six youth county games – more than any other club in Wiltshire.
BCCC’s midweek, T20 team won the Calne & District League for the third time in the past four years.
The club hosted three touring teams, including one from the Middle East!
Ground preparation was greatly aided by the purchase of a new gang mower, with generous grants of £4,500 from Wiltshire Area Board and £1000 from the Parish Council.
The Sportsman’s Dinner 2017 edition saw 440 gather at Dauntseys to hear eight times snooker world champion, Steve Davis, and RugbyWorld Cup Final referee, Nigel Owens, recount many a tale that brought forth not a few smiles and which also seemed to make the assembled throng very, very thirsty for wine and beer.
In November, at the Annual Awards for Wiltshire Cricket, BCCC’s very own co-founder, chairman and groundsman, Mr Ed Davies, received the Lifetime Outstanding Achievement ‘OSCA’ for cricket.
The same month also saw the club’s 30th year celebration dinner, held at Devizes Sports Club. A cabaret evening of magic, mirth and musings saw the assembled crowd entertained by a former Street Magician of the Year, a musical/visual comedy duo and BCCC’s very own Ed Davies. Almost 150 past and present players and guests attended a most enjoyable evening.