Win for England …… and the Beds

July 3rd 2019 – Bedouins won by 6 wickets Just as the Bedouins were keeping an eye on the score from Chester-le-Street as England took on New Zealand for a place in the World Cup semi-finals, so the England players were being regularly updated on the Bedouins’ performance against Pedmore at Enville. They will not … [Read more…]

Bedouins AGM 2018

BEDOUINS AGM 2018 HELD 6th NOVEMBER 2018 2000HRS Chair Brian Susman (BS) In attendance: A Susman (AS), A Hill (AH), R Spratley (RS), A Gregory (AG), J Branch (JB), L Bywater (LB), Neil Smith (NS), Mike George (MG), and Jon Stanier (JS). BS opened the meeting thanking everyone for attending. APOLOGIES Apologies received from J … [Read more…]

Beacon shines – Beds sleep on

Bedouins v Beacon at Enville, May 23rd Bedouins lost by 7 wickets Consistency is a valuable commodity in any team game. The trouble, at the moment, is that the Bedouins appear to have forgotten that consistently losing is not quite as valuable. With a batting display that, in some of the more erudite national dailies, … [Read more…]

“158 ought to be enough”

Bedouins v Kinlet at Kinlet, May 16th Bedouins lost by 5 wickets When the Bedouins rattled up 158 for the loss of just two wickets against Kinlet on the Moffats School ground at Kinlet, the talk in the dressing room (AKA the wooden shed at the back of the pavilion) was to the effect that … [Read more…]

Duck Supper 2017

Another raucous night was enjoyed at the Cat at Enville to mark the Bedouins end of season festivities. Those present numbered 15, or was it 17. I can’t remember, it’s all a bit of a blur. Mr Chairman had thankfully shrugged off his poor health and seemed to be in fine fettle as he recounted … [Read more…]

Bedouins CC AGM 2017

BEDOUINS AGM 2017 HELD 7th NOVEMBER 2017 20.00 HRS Chair Lee Bywater In attendance: Adrian Susman (AS), Andy Hill (AH), Richard Spratley (RS), Austin Gregory (AG), John Branch (JB), Lee Bywater (LB), Neil Smith (NS), Mike George (MG), Mejdi Mabrouk (MM) and Jon Stanier (JS). LB opened the meeting thanking everyone for attending.  APOLOGIES Apologies … [Read more…]

Credit where credit’s due

Whilst posting the two latest match reports, I notice that they say “buy Kiddybee” (my alter ego) at the top. I wish to make it clear that it is Mr Chairman who concocts these reports, not I. There was a time when I did and believe it or not, that played a part in getting … [Read more…]

2017 fixtures announced

Bedouins can now look forward to kicking off their 2017 season with a home fixture against Beacon on Wednesday May 10. Not long then for our creaky old squad to limber-up, strap-up and try and eradicate all those little strains, pains and knocks. With 15 fixtures confirmed against some tough opposition, the Beds will need … [Read more…]

News Round-up

Happy New Year Beds. Bit late, I know. Thought it was time for a quick round-up of Beds happenings over the last couple of months. Duck Supper Firstly, the Duck Supper back in November was a raging success again. Good food and plenty of banter. Lee walked away with the Warner Trophy for Bedouin of … [Read more…]

Bedouins AGM 2016

BEDOUINS AGM 2016 HELD 1st NOVEMBER 2016 2000HRS Chairman, Brian Susman In attendance: Adrian Susman, Andy Hill, Richard Spratley, Austin Gregory, John Branch, John Howells, Lee Bywater, Neil Smith, Richard Ferguson, Mike George, Tony Hancock. BS opened the meeting thanking everyone for attending. APOLOGIES Apologies received from V Currie, J Hill, J Stanier and P … [Read more…]