Happy new year to you all, I hope you had a good Christmas and are as healthy as ever. Just a quick note to say we are still here and planning for the upcoming 2021 Taurus Border League season should government restrictions allow it. If you know of any teams who wish to join the league, please get in touch urgently.
Our plan is to use the 2020 season as a base for 2021 and subscriptions will be rolled forward. If you have any concerns about this please get in touch with the committee.
Bookings are now being taken for next month’s club welfare officer courses being run by the Hampshire Cricket Board. The cost is £30 per course (card payments only) with the last day to book being Sunday 29th February.
The 2020 AGM will be held at Paultons Cricket Club on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 19:30 prompt.
All clubs are required to attend. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
The venues for the Cup and Plate finals have been confirmed. The Plate shall be played at Totton & Eling on Wednesday 31st July and the Cup final shall be played at OT's & Romsey on Thursday 1st August.
After several weather related delays, the draw for the semi finals of the Cup and Plate have been drawn. They are as follows:
Redlynch & Hale A vs Bramshaw B
East Tytherley vs Bramshaw A
Lyndhurst & Ashurst vs Totton & Eling B
Totton & Eling A vs Langley Manor
These fixtures are scheduled to be played on Tuesday 2nd July but if not, then before the end of July when the finals will be held.
The fixtures for the 2019 season have been released and can be found across the website.
The final team to play in Division Two will be confirmed at the earliest opportunity and the draws for the knockout competitions will be drawn closer to the opening week of the season.
As promised at last night's AGM, the usual contact details requested pre-season can now be submitted via the website.
Photos from the Cup and Plate finals are now available in the gallery.
Congratulations to Paultons and East Tytherley who won the Cup and Plate finals respectively.
Langley Manor have been confirmed as the hosts of this seasons Cup final to take place on Tuesday 31st July.
Thanks to Roy Honeybone for taking photos of yesterdays finals day. A selection from the day can be found below; with all the photos available in the Gallery.
Congratulations to Calmore Sports and Paultons, who were crowned 2017 Plate and Cup champions respectively.
Due to their ground still being unfit for play due to the April rain, Langley Manor have reluctantly agreed to a change of venue for next weeks Finals Day. The matches shall now be at Lyndhurst & Ashurst (Boltons Bench) with the start times for both matches remaining the same.
The rainy weather has already claimed six of the opening fixtures. They are Bramshaw A vs OT's & Romsey, Cadnam vs Paultons, East Tytherley vs Calmore Sports, Bramshaw B vs Totton & Eling A, Ampfield & North Baddesley vs Mottisfont and Langley Manor vs Whiteparish.
The fixtures for the upcoming season, both league and opening rounds of the knockout competitions, have been released and can be found on the relevant pages on the website.
The Plate final will be contested between Calmore Sports and Cadnam on Thursday 27th July. Play will start at 18:15 with the match being held at Mottisfont CC.
Ampfield & North Baddesley are having a new pavilion built during the close season, progress of which we will attempt to show throughout the various stages of building.
In conjunction with the ECB, Play Cricket are releasing a free scoring app in March.
A new result sheet has been released for the 2017 season. It can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Trojans who have won the Cup after victory over Calmore Sports A.
Congratulations to OT's & Romsey A, OT's & Romsey Academy and Totton & Eling who have won the Premier Division, Division One and Division Two respectively.
The Plate & Cup finals will be played at Michelmersh & Timsbury and Totton & Eling on 28th July and 2nd August respectively.
With the completion of several outstanding cup and plate matches completed last night, the situation is currently as follows:
Langley Manor will play Calmore Sports A on a date yet to be determined
Paultons will play Trojans on a date yet to be determined
Whiteparish or Michelmersh & Timsbury will play East Tytherley on Thursday 14th July
Bramshaw B will play OT's & Romsey on Thursday 21st July
Please keep checking the website for the latest information.
It has been brought to my attention that some teams are still sending result sheets to old e-mail addresses. From this season onwards, result sheets should only be sent to email@example.com.
With the season opening fixtures upon us, please find the Results Sheet here. Please make sure all the necessary information is filled in, especially players name which need to be a minimum of first initial and full last name.
The draws for the preliminary and first rounds of the Cup have been drawn. More info can be found on the various pages of the website.
The league fixtures for the upcoming season have been released and can be found on the relevant pages on the website. The draws for the opening rounds of the Cup and Plate will follow closer to the beginning of the season.
We are delighted to announce that Langley Manor have returned to the Border Cricket League for the 2016 season. They shall take the place of Old Netley & Highfield who have unfortunately (but understandably) withdrawn from the competition.