Family Fun Day – Bank Holiday Sunday

Bourne Valley Sixes

The Bourne Valley Sixes – Family Fun Day

Sponsored with thanks by Rathbones

Sunday 28th May 2017 – 10:30am Start

With just over a week to go before the first ever ‘Bourne Valley Sixes’ I thought I would update you all with whats going on throughout the day and mention a few things that we might need some help with.

For Children – 10:30 am till 11:45am

Children’s Cricket Coaching • Children’s Kwik Cricket Match • BBQ Lunch • Bouncy Castle • Sumo Suits, Giant Jenga

Run by Steve Bennett and some willing volunteers

For Adults – 11:45am – 6:00pm

Six-a-Side Tournament Brief Overview of Format Below

  • 5 x 6 Ball Overs – Everyone bowls 1 OVER except the Wicket keeper
  • Last Man Standing – All wickets must fall
  • Retire at 36
  • Each Innings last 15 Minutes
  • No extra balls – But extras (wides, no balls) will be counted

Pools of 3-5 Teams dependent on Team Entries.

To allow us to plan and keep the day running smoothly, if you plan on attending or are entering a team can you please email Steve Bennett on with details of players so we can allow for numbers. By Friday 26th May 2017.

Presentations • BBQ Tea • Fully Licensed Bar • Sumo Suits (For the Big Kids)

Mac was a very fun loving, colourful lad so can we please ensure all players are not wearing whites! But if you can try an organise your team in the same colour that would be very fitting!

To ensure we don’t disrupt the running of the Village Shop or any other aspects of village life can we please park behind the bowls club through the small gate at the Tennis court end of the Car Park – Drive with care also! This would be much appreciated.

Fun for all of the family!

Players, Children, Spectators, Supporters are all welcome. Of any age, gender and ability! So why not come along and have a nice family day out, play a little cricket, support your local Cricket club and most importantly raise some money for Charity in memory of Mac!

Venue: The Recreation Ground, St Mary Bourne

Start Time: 10:30am • Estimated Finish Time: 6:00pm

Lots of Beers in The George afterwards, and for the seasoned pro a friendly game of Matchbox! There are lots of new members to the club this year so please come and have a beer and get to know everyone socially.



Look forward to seeing you on Sunday! 

Bourne Valley Sixes – Family Fun Day


The Bourne Valley Sixes – Family Fun Day

Sponsored with thanks by Rathbones

Sunday 28th May 2017 – 10:30am Start


Sunday 28th May 2017 will host the first ever ‘Bourne Valley Sixes’ an occasion for all of the family, and to encourage more visitors, spectators and players to the club. But most importantly in memory of Mac Sutcliffe a very promising young player who sadly left us last year.

Here is some more information for the day and a rough idea of what is going on at The Recreation Ground. Continue reading

Pre-Season Rolling


Pre-Season Rolling

Just 45-60 Mins each is all we ask!

With the first fixture of the season just a fortnight away the more Rolling we can get done now on the square the better it should be for our weekly wickets throughout the season.

As always we aim to get around 20 hours of Rolling in on the square prior to the first fixture, so if anyone can spare some time to spend rolling it would be much appreciated. If everyone can chip in 45 minutes to 1 hour it would a big help, obviously we are happy for you to do more, and as many times as you like. After all what is an hour of your time?

As an incentive, if you do some rolling we can knock another £10 off your Grounds Maintenance fee for 2018.

So the IMPORTANT bit, how to start the roller. If anyone hasn’t used the relic that is the SMB Roller I would suggest you give Martin a call/email and he can run you through the operating of it. 

Martin is happy to give a Roller demo at the workday on Saturday 1st April.

Other Important things to remember:

  1. Always roll on SLOW – The FAST mode really has little impact on the square at this time of year.
  2. Roll the Square in a CROSSWAYS (Pavilion to Lake) direction or from CORNER TO CORNER
  3. You may need ear protection – I will try find some ear defenders to leave in the Side shed
  4. Seat and Starter Crank can be found in the side shed – These need to be but back there.
  5. Let Martin know how long you have done, so he can tally it up for the 20 Hr count.

April Work Party


St Mary Bourne Cricket Club – April Work Party

Saturday 1st April 2017 at The Recreation Ground, St Mary Bourne. 10am Start.

That time of year has come around fast once again. With just under a month to the opening fixtures of the season, as always there are a few jobs to be done on the ground.

After quite a work laden 2016 I am hoping 2017 shouldn’t be too bad. So hopefully many hands will make light work an hour or so of your time on Saturday 1st April will be much appreciated and hopefully all that is required to get the jobs done.

Here are the jobs that need doing:

  1. Remove Fence around the Square
  2. Mark out Strips for Season
  3. Brush off Astro as its starting to get a little tatty
  4. ROLLING at least 20 hours need to be done before the first Home Fixture
  5. Patio Area: If we can Wash/Brush off the stones and maybe weed in between
  6. Sight Screens Unchained
  7. Covers: Unchained & Sheeting put back on

Also don’t forget attendance on the workdays at the start and end of the season will deduct £10 off your Grounds Maintenance fee for 2018.

New Players Wanted



The League Season is nearly upon us and player availability is already looking like it might be a bit of a struggle in the early weeks, the club have some great facilities and it would be a shame to have such grand equipment in a gorgeous setting without any players and their families to enjoy it.

We would love to see some new blood at the club and are keen for players of all ages and ability to come along and join in. Any body that is interested in playing cricket whether that be at a competitive level or just for the social laugh afterwards we would be extremely happy to welcome you into the fold.

St Mary Bourne Cricket Club prides itself on offering family friendly social cricket and with the added tranquility of the Bourne Valley. Get in touch if you are interested or know anyone who is interested in playing or pop along to practice nets, Wednesday evenings 6.30pm onwards at The Recreation Ground.

New Covers


We ‘Look’ Like A Proper Club Now

The new mobile covers have arrived. Just in time for the start of the league season, a big thanks to Phil who took delivery and has sorted out the pipework.

Batting paradises can be expected from now on at the Recreation Ground so I am told.

A big thank you also to the HCB and the England & Wales Cricket Boards EWCT Grant Scheme which enabled us to get NEW matching sheet covers allowing the sides and bowlers runs up to protected from the elements too.

Indoor Nets – 24.02.16


2016 Indoor Nets kick off on Wednesday 24th February 2016 in our usual home at John Hanson School.

8 x 1 Hour Sessions are booked from 7.45pm to 8.45pm

Current & NEW players are all welcome, of any sex, age or ability. So if you want to get back into Cricket we would be happy for you to join us.

We had a really good turn out last season so it would be nice to have 3 lanes running again in 2016.

See you on the 24th.