The one-ball bowler

Bedouins v Kinlet, at Enville, Sunday June 11th Bedouins won by 39 runs Poor old David Pearson. Our sometime treasurer made his usual 3-hour round trip from Derbyshire to take part in Sunday cricket with the Bedouins, but “taking part” this time meant a third-ball duck followed by a bowling spell that lasted just one … [Read more…]

“You need hands …”

Bedouins v Oldswinford at Enville, May 24th Bedouins won by 14 runs To use a literary allusion (a novelty at the start of a Beds cricket report), “It is a truth universally acknowledged” (Austen, J.) that it is generally preferable to stop a well-struck cricket ball with your hands rather than the end of your … [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…]

Rob Lock

It is with great personal sadness that I must pass on news of the death of Rob Lock. Rob played for the Bedouins around 2011, and brought with him a great knowledge of the game. Not only that, he was a good bloke to have a round, as was his father who often came to … [Read more…]

“I enjoyed the splash”

Bedouins v Beacon at Wombourne, August 3 Bedouins won by 8 wickets Most normal people would simply enjoy hitting a six. At Beacon’s beautifully manicured ground, where a straight hit can often finish in the canal that runs alongside the ground, there is the prospect of the added frisson (look it up!) of watching the … [Read more…]