News Index 2011

QuipuTV to stream for Barmy Army

A newly-formed Scottish media company has been given the non-exclusive rights for live online streaming of their multi-camera coverage of the England v ICC Combined Associate and ...

BBC cricketers in football triumph

The Gentlemen & Players returned triumphant from last week's BBC Scotland Children in Need Charity Shield after weathering a Gaelic storm to defeat MNE TV in the final and be crowned ...

New bowler in the making

The Club is delighted to announce a new addition to the Stevens household. The as yet unnamed baby boy was born after emergency caesarian section at 15:32 on Nov 29, 2011, and ...

Annual General Meeting

The 2012 AGM has been brought forward to December 9, 2011, to allow the committee more time for pre-season planning. It will commence at 7pm and will be followed by the Club's ...

Parish News: November

Charity Football The BBC Scotland Cricket club will be entering a team in this year's BBC Children in Need Charity Shield. The Charity Shield is a seven-a-side football tournament ...

End of Season Awards

This year's splendid End of Season Dinner saw a record attendance to say goodbye to Toby Stevens, and in all likelihood, Nick Rougvie, and to congratulate the following people ...

Awards Nominations

The nominations for this season's awards have been announced. Members should vote once in each category. The end of season dinner will take place on either Friday 16th oor Friday ...

BBC finish runners-up at Weirs in Bill Greenwood Sixes

An heroic effort at Albert Park, though less about the cricket played and more about just getting a team out and keeping a semblance of it intact, as an entertaining day of drink, ...

BBC CC shun deadline day bid for Peter Mellis

BBC Scotland Cricket Club President, Jack McGill, has poured water on Jim White's fire after it was reported that Arsenal had made a deadline day bid for opening batsman, Peter ...

TEAM NEWS: Weirs six-a-side tournament

Here is the team news for Weirs end of season sixes at Albert Park this Sunday, Sept 4. Please all arrive for 12.30pm. K Butt M Hines D Holmes (tbc) J McGill P Mellis C Moffat ...

BBC cricketers restore battered pride...on the golf course

Thursday's hugely entertaining end-of-season golf tie between BBC Scotland CC and GU Staff ended with an emphatic win for the Beeb. Nick Rougvie and Jack McGill took on Hugh Bell ...

TEAM NEWS: West of Scotland, Wed 17th Aug, Titwood

Here is the team for this Wednesday's home league fixture against West of Scotland B Balani K Butt T Cara E Crawford A Lawson (12) A Leithead J McGill C Moffat N Rougvie H Tauro ...

TEAM NEWS: Clyde, Wed 10th Aug, Titwood

Team for this week's league fixture at home to Clyde: K Butt T Cara E Crawford M Hines D Holmes A Leithead (12) J McGill S McGuigan P Mellis C Moffat A Vaidya M Walmsley ...

TEAM NEWS: Clyde, Thurs 4th Aug, Glasgow Green

Below is the squad for Thursday's league match away to Clyde. Please note that this game has been moved to Glasgow Green and will be played on an artificial wicket. Please bring ...

TEAM NEWS: Glasgow Accies, Titwood, Wed 3rd August

Please find the squad for Wednesday's league fixture at home to Glasgow Accies. B Balani T Cara E Crawford M Hines D Holmes A Leithead J McGill S McGuigan (12) P Mellis H Tauro ...

TEAM NEWS: Weirs, Titwood. Wed 27th July

Below is the squad for the visit of Weirs to Titwood on Wednesday. Final decision on the starting eleven will be made on Tuesday, but anyone who didn't play on Tuesday can expect ...

TEAM NEWS: GHK, Greenwood Cup Q-Final, Old Anniesland

Below is the team news for tomorrow's cup tie away to GHK. Please remember that Old Anniesland is the school grounds of the High School of Glasgow (a venerable establishment). ...

Mellis caught on camera

Just to show that we can take wickets against Queen's Park if not actually beat them, and also to demonstrate just how mediocre the quality of our 20 video camera is, here is ...

BBC stunned by final over defeat

In a season of sometimes lacklustre performances, this stood out as a perfect example of how well this BBC team can play when the collective mind is put earnestly to the task. ...

Venue change - Glasgow Green

Wednesday's league fixture at home to Queen's Park has now been moved to Glasgow Green. Titwood is waterlogged. Could players please remember that it is an artificial wicket and ...

TEAM NEWS: Queen's Park, Wednesday 20th July, Titwood

Below is the team for this week's league fixture at home to Queen's Park. Please be prompt for a 6.15pm start. B Balani K Butt T Cara E Crawford D Holmes A Leithead J McGill S ...

Postponed fixtures rescheduled

BBC Scotland's remaining league fixtures have now been scheduled. In a rain-affected season, the BBC cricketers have so far completed only half of their competitive fixtures. Those ...

Greenwood Cup Quarter-Final Opponents Revealed

BBC Scotland CC will play GHK in the Quarter-finals of this year's Greenwood Cup. GHK overcame Weirs in their second round match on Thursday to set up the clash with the BBC, which ...

Get him to the church on time...but not if it interferes with nets

We are delighted to announce the engagement of BBC cricketer David Blane to Miriam Louise Higgins. On holiday last week in Torridon, in the far northwest of Scotland, David, whose ...

BBC losing run continues at Accies

A dismal batting display, not helped by a very ropey artificial wicket, saw BBC Scotland brushed aside by a youthful Glasgow Accies at New Anniesland. Having survived a a first ...

TEAM News: Glasgow Accies, New Anniesland, Tues 12th July

Here is the squad for Tuesday's league fixture away to Accies. A decision over Alex/Kammy to play as 12th man will be made by Peter before the match. It is an artificial wicket ...

TEAM NEWS: Queen's Park, Thursday 7th July, Glasgow Green

After Wedensday's washout let's hope for better things on Thursday. Here is the team to play Queen's Park. Please remember that the match is at Glasgow Green, which can be tricky ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU EL Div 1 v Clyde, Wed 6th July, Titwood

Please see below for Wednesday's team news, including two new recruits to the club: Kamran Butt and Alex Leithead. Hopefully, both will play this week. Balani Butt Cara Dismore ...

Fight Night

This Saturday night is the Haye v Klitschko fight...a contest so mouthwatering that many boxing fans have drowned in their sleep, just dreaming of it. For those members who avoid ...

TEAM NEWS: West of Scotland, Wed 29th June, Hamilton Crescent, 6pm

Here is the squad for this week's match away to West. Those who weren't selected this week will definitely play next week. D Blane T Cara E Crawford J Dismore M Hines D Holmes ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU Evening League Div 1 v Queen's Park, Wed 22nd June, Titwood

Please find below, this week's team news: B Balani T Cara G Dean J Dismore D Holmes J McGill P Mellis T Stevens H Tauro A Vaidya M Walmsley A Lawson (12) *Correction: In the original ...

Dark clouds gather over BBC as sun shines on Victoria

Victoria, fielding a strong team, threatened the Evening League record books on Wednesday with an astonishing 251-6 and 174 run win on a balmy evening at Titwood. It was a brutal ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU Evening League Div 1 v Victoria, Wed 15th June, Titwood

Here is the squad news for Wednesday's fixture at home to Victoria. B Balani T Cara (12) E Crawford G Dean M Hines J McGill P Mellis C Moffat J Quigley T Stevens A Vaidya M Walmsley ...

Rain affects play

Tonight's league match at home to Weirs has been rained off. Please check the website in due course for a new date ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU Evening League Div 1 v Weirs, Wed 8th June, Titwood

Here is the squad for this week's league match at home to Weirs: Cara Dean Hines Holmes McGill Mellis Moffat Quigley Rougvie Stevens Tauro Vaidya Scorer: Alan Lawson ...

BBC into Quarter-Finals as Hillhead head out

On a grimly overcast Wednesday evening, the BBC provided a ray of sunlight with a disciplined and hard fought win over Hillhead in the 2nd Round of the Greenwood Cup. Winning the ...

TEAM NEWS: Hillhead, Wed 1st June, Titwood

Please find below the squad for Wednesday's rescheduled Greenwood Cup tie at home to Hillhead. The previously scheduled league match away to Clyde is postponed until later in the ...

Accies league match postponed

Tonight's match at home to Glasgow Accies has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Please watch the website for details of rescheduled fixtures. ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU Evening League Div 1 v Glasgow Accies, Titwood, Wed 25th May

Here is the squad news for this week's game at home to Glasgow Accies. A call regarding weather will be made at 5pm. Selected Squad Balani Crawford Dean Dismore Holmes Lawson McGill ...

BBC CC snatches a tie from the jaws of victory

BBC Scotland put themselves in a strong position against the GU Staff last week with only eight balls to spare, but choked when presented with a golden opportunity for victory. ...

Weirs Match Cancelled

Tonight's (Tuesday) match vs Weirs has been postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch. Our next fixture is on Thursday vs GU Staff at Garscube. ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU EL D1 v Weirs Tuesday 17 May 6pm @ Albert Park

Here is the team for Tuesday: B Balani D Blane T Cara E Crawford J Dismore M Hines D Holmes*+ A Lawson P Mellis J Quigley M Walmsley H Tauro Albert Park is on Kintore Road, Glasgow ...

Parish News

BBC Scotland's Greenwood Cup match at Titwood on Wednesday was rained off by a badly timed shower. An hour earlier and the only rain of the day would not have affected a match ...

TEAM NEWS: WDCU Greenwood Cup 2nd Round v Hillhead, Titwood, May 11, 6pm

Here is the team for tomorrow's cup match at home to Hillhead: B Balani D Blane E Crawford G Dean J Dismore (12) D Holmes J McGill P Mellis C Moffat T Stevens A Vaidya M Walmsley ...

Victoria Imperious at Titwood

BBC Scotland fell to their heaviest defeat on Wednesday at Titwood against defending champions, Victoria. Despite the BBC's competent early bowling, Victoria initially found runs ...

Rougvie out of Victoria match

Nick Rougvie has ruled himself out of tonight's match against Victoria with a hip injury. The batsman has been struggling for full fitness for some time. 12th man, Jack McGill ...

TEAM NEWS: Victoria, Wed 4th May, Titwood, 6pm

Here is the team for Wed 4th May. Please arrive promptly at Titwood. Scorer: A. Lawson B Balani D Blane T Cara E Crawford G. Dean (12th man) M Hines D Holmes J McGill P Mellis ...

BBC Taught a Lesson by GU Staff

Last week's league opener was as tight as any of the pre-season friendlies, a situation that seems certain to repeat itself throughout the season. GU Staff prevailed with two balls ...

Team News: WDCU EL D1 v GU Staff, Wed 27th April, 6pm @ Titwood

The team for tomorrow's game is as follows: Balani Cara Crawford Hines Holmes Lawson McGill Mellis Rougvie Tauro (late) ...

TEAM NEWS: Telfer Boyd is last minute call up

Telfer Boyd has been called up to the BBC squad for tomorrow's 40 over friendly at West of Scotland. Boyd last featured on the 2010 tour to Caversham and hijacked the BBQ as well ...

TEAM NEWS: West of Scotland, Sund 24th April, Hamilton Crescent, 12pm

Team is as follows: Bharat Balani Telfer Boyd Tom Cara Ewan Crawford David Holmes Jack McGill Stephen McGuigan Colin Moffat Peter Mellis Matt Walmsley (Clydesdale 1) ...

BBC suffers narrow home defeat

BBC Scotland put up a bold batting performance at Titwood tonight in their attempt to chase down a target of 127 set by Whitehaugh. Alas, they fell two runs short of the required ...

TEAM NEWS: Whitehaugh, Titwood, Wed 20th April, 6pm.

The team for Wednesday's game at home to Whitehaugh is: Bharat Balani David Blane Tom Cara Michael Hines David Holmes* Jack McGill Peter Mellis Nick Rougvie Humphrey Tauro Matt ...

Club is the winner at fundraising pub quiz

Thank you to all who attended Friday's pub quiz, which was masterfully hosted by Michael Hines. The quiz raised 203 for the Club, largely by virtue of the fact that the winning ...

Canine Discrimination uncovered at heart of WDCU

BBC Scotland CC President, Jack McGill, has uncovered institutional canisism at the upper levels of the Western District Cricket Union. The Club's attempts to register Digby Dog ...

MATCH REPORT: BBC Dissects Biologists

BBC CC recorded a comfortable 22-run win in their season opener at Garscube, v. The Biologists. There were three debutants on show and skipper, David Holmes, gave each an opportunity ...

TEAM NEWS: Biologists, Garscube, April 12, 6pm

The team for tomorrow's match is as follows: Bharat Balani Tom Cara Ewan Crawford David Henderson Michael Hines David Holmes (c) Jack McGill Peter Mellis Jimmy Quigley Aniruddha ...

Parish News

Michael Hines will be hosting a pub quiz at Clydesdale Cricket Club on Friday 15th April. This is a fundraiser for the BBC Scotland CC, so please do your best to attend. Annual ...

Website re-launched

After weeks of hard work, the re-vamped website is live. The new members log-in will allow players to sign up to matches online. And aside from aesthetic improvements, the new ...

WDCU impose player suspension

The WDCU Disciplinary Committee has suspended Mahmood Alam (or Alum), formerly of East Kilbride CC, from all WDCU cricket, for five weeks, commencing on 23rd April 2011. Mr Alam ...

First fixtures announced

On Sunday, the league announced the structure for the 2011 season. The BBC has retained its provisional promotion to Division 1 and lines up against the following teams: Clyde ...

The President's Speech

Not The King's Speech but the next best thing. The full text of Jack's speech at the 2010 annual dinner and awards ceremony can be found here. ...

Caversham Tour Report Published

The text of Michael's after dinner report on the 2010 tour to Caversham now has its own page. ...

NETS SESSIONS

Indoor nets begin on Sunday, January 23, from 3-5pm and continue every fortnight till March 20 and then every week until April 3. Coaching sessions take place on Saturdays, February ...

Tour Match Report on Caversham Website

Just discovered this (nearly six months after the event!) Tour report with photos. ...

AGM Highlights

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual General Meeting. Highlights of the meeting included: A commitment to Saturday coaching sessions and joint Sunday nets sessions with ...