Bradley Stoke Cricket Club Celebrates 25 Years!

BSCC-cover-Jan-16-web2016 sees a major landmark for the Town’s cricket club. Based at Baileys Court Activity Centre in Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke Cricket Club celebrates its 25th anniversary this year!

During the preceding 25 years the Club has grown into one of the largest in the local Bristol & District league. It operates six adult teams each weekend and also plays some midweek games. It also has a thriving youth section with five teams playing in the B & D Youth league.

Youth training with qualified coaches takes place during the season on Sunday mornings and ages range from five to eighteen. Congratulations go to the under 15 team (featured photo) who won their league last season winning all of their games.

BSCC plans to mark its 25th anniversary by staging a very special event involving the former England and Gloucestershire wicketkeeper JACK RUSSELL MBE, who will be present at the clubhouse on Sunday 5th June. 

In an illustrious career from 1981 to 2004, Jack made over 500 first class appearances including 54 tests and 40 one day internationals for England. He scored over 18,000 runs including over 2,000 for England. He also took nearly 1,400 catches and almost 150 stumpings.

Outside of cricket, Jack is a very talented and renowned artist and indeed has been commissioned to paint many landscapes, cricket related subjects and well known celebrities including Sir Norman Wisdom, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Clapton and even HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

He will spend a few hours with the Club and the public, who through the purchase of a souvenir programme, will be able to meet him and obtain his autograph/photograph if desired.  There will  also be the opportunity to purchase one of his books, sketches or paintings which will be on display.

Entrance to the event is by souvenir programme only. Each programme is individually numbered and includes a prize draw entry form inside. The entry form gives each programme buyer the chance to win one of six major prizes on the day.

The Club has purchased three of Jack’s paintings (prints), plus three other prizes of a full sized cricket bat signed by the 2015 Australian test squad, a full sized cricket bat (retail value £250) and a family ticket to a T20 match involving Gloucestershire CCC this coming season.

Jack will personally make the draw during the afternoon and present the prizes to the lucky winners. (It is not essential to be there on the day to win, as entry forms can be posted prior to the day).

On the same day and at the same venue, the Club also plan to have a charity auction of sporting memorabilia, a youth T20 match, followed by a T20 match involving some local celebrities. The club bar will also be open and Radio Bristol will be there too.

Programmes are now available at only £3 each which admits one adult, or one adult and one child (under 16) free, into the event.

You can purchase one by sending a cheque/postal order for £3 (made payable to Bradley Stoke Cricket Club) along with an A5 stamped addressed envelope to Mr. M Mundy, Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, Baileys Court Activity Centre, Bailey Court Road, Bradley Stoke, Bristol. BS32 8BH.

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