This year our main speaker is Patrick “Pat” Murphy the cricket commentator and Radio 5 broadcaster. He has written over 40 books and collaborated with, amongst others Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Allan Donald, Viv Richards and Graham Gooch. He has also written acclaimed biographies of Brian Clough and Ian Botham
Our MC will be Mr Roger Dakin. Roger has done many of our previous Dinner’s and his stories have been enjoyed by all.
We are again at High Wycombe CC the venue has provided us with excellent food and service at other functions and we have no doubt that the food and service will be excellent again.
We do hope you will show your support by attending and make this it the best supported Dinner to date.
Dress Code-; Men Jacket and Tie, Ladies Smart Casual.
Cost is as follows-: Guests and Parents £45.00
Players Past and Present £36.00
Friends of Bucks CCC and Life Members £36.00
Junior Age Groups, Academy and Students £20.00
There are tables for 8 available (Higher numbers not advised).
Bookings to be confirmed by the 27th February 2017
Doors open 7.15pm, dinner will be served 7.45pm
Tom Helm has been selected to tour Sri Lanka with England Lions in February and March 2017. Full story here:
The Bucks Association of Cricket Officials will be holding two ECB Association of Cricket Officials Level 1 umpiring courses starting in January 2017. The courses will run for eleven weeks.
One will be at: Great Brickhill CC on Wednesdays (start date: Wednesday 25 January).
The other will be at: Penn & Tylers Green CC on Thursdays (start date: Thursday 26 January).
Each evening will start at 19.30hrs and run for approximately two hours. On the final evening there will be an examination (Level 1) set by the ECB ACO.
The cost of the course will be £60 for each person; this fee will cover:
£30 – cost of ECB ACO starter pack
£30 – to cover county local costs.
The ECB ACO starter pack will include an MCC Law Book and the current edition of Tom Smith’s “Cricket Umpiring & Scoring”.
The local county cost will include one year’s subscription to the Bucks ACO (£15).
For those students under 18 years, the total cost will be reduced to £45; this will be to cover the cost of the ECB ACO starter pack & a contribution towards costs. The local county fee of £15 will be waived.
In addition, any new candidate can elect to join the national association (ECB ACO); the additional fee will be £20.
If you have any questions or wish to sign up contact:
Education Officer: A.F. English, 24, Fremantle Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP13 7PQ
In 2017 Bucks will celebrate its 1000th match of Minor Counties cricket. During their 1001st game which is against Norfolk at Burnham CC on Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20th June (Their 1000th match is away against Suffolk), the club intend to have two celebration lunches. The first will be on Sunday 18th for former players and officials and the second on the Monday 19th which will include clubs, members, sponsors etc. Further details and invitations will be sent in the new year.
Bucks currently have five home grown players playing first class cricket: Alex Hales (Notts, England), Tom Hampton (Gloucs), Tom Helm (Middx), Charlie Macdonell (Derbys) and Said Zaif (Northants).