BEEHIVE SOUTHWICK CRICKET CLUB

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SECONDS LAND MASSIVE WIN

For first time this season both sides played on a Saturday, and the 17th May produced two very different wins. Mike Spong's 1st X1 bowled and caught well to restrict Wanborough to 121 all out on a damp pitch. At 24-5 things looked dodgy but Mike (37) and the two James saw them home by 3 wkts.  Nigel Reeves (38) and Jon Taylor (43 not) guided the 2nds to 148-8 and they never let Buscot Park 2nds into the game - great catches from Paul Rendall, Jonny Miller, Steve Taylor and Damo Dicker backed up fine bowling from Taylor, Colin Gilling and Andy Rendall. 45 all out meant a 103 run victory for Nigel's troops.

SEASON KICKS OFF WITH SURPRISE RESULT

 OVER 40s BEAT UNDER 40s BY 51 RUNS.

Experience told on Saturday 19th as the now annual season opener was dominated by a key innings.  Neil Harber showed nous and application with a steady 51 (ret.) with Mike Spong (33) and Ady Day (26) the Overs finished 150-8 in 30 overs. Jordan Harding and Adam Reeves bowled good spells but Jeremy Prewer proved the star performer with 3 wkts for 8 runs.

After a positive start by Ash Rendall (15) the unders fell away under good bowling from Colin Gilling (3 wickets) and Phil Stockley. Steven Taylor and Andy Rendall gave the score some respectability with some lusty late   boundaries but the young guns finished 99 all out.

AREA BOARD GRANT COMES THROUGH!!!!


After months of planning and waiting on Thursday 12th March local councillors voted to award the club £2550 towards installing a cricket net at Southwick, for the club and the village as a whole.

There has been a lot of effort behind the scenes for over a year now for this project, and more hard work to come as we plan to self-construct over the weekends of 5th and 12th of April (subject to final approval from the Field Committee). Contact Mike, James or Gary if you want to get involved.

Unfortunately, but quite rightly, the club were unsuccessful in application for a grant of £2400 for a new, remote controlled, electronic scoreboard.

MENORCA 2014
We have just returned from a very successful cricket tour of a very pretty Menorca. The Beehive fell 21 runs short on Saturday's game although can be proud of the part they played in a thoroughly entertaining game. On Sunday the team claimed their first tour victory since 2009, with a 14 run win inspired by Wayne Williamson.

Carribean Tour 2015

Still some details to be arranged, with the lack information about England fixtures being the main cause, but Colin has a rough plan as follows;

Fly out 16th April -  Infinity Hotel, St Lawrence Gap, Barbados

14 nights; £1900 - 10 nights; £1500 - 7 nights; £1200

Match fees, England tickets, excursions etc extra. Keep in touch with Colin & this website for more details as they become known.


Sponsored Cycle 2014 - Over the Bridge!


This year, probably late September we're going that little bit further - we leave the Beehive Inn, Pencader, Wales and cycle to the 80 miles to the Beehive Inn, Aberdare. Sunday is the 70 mile journey back to our Southwick home via the Severn Bridge.

It will involve 2 overnights as we'll need to travel up Friday evening and as usual we'll be raising money for charity (t.b.a) and a club project (also t.b.a).

Training is up to the individual but there's plenty of us that go out so get in touch with your team mates and get yourself on your saddle.

Look out here for updates.

The Beehive to the Beehive to the Beehive to the Beehive !!

On the 13th and 14th of April 2013 eight members of our club, plus an invaluable support team, cycled the 130 mile journey from the old Beehive in Bradford on Avon back to the Beehive base in Southwick, via the New Beehive Hotel in Poole and the Beehive Inn, Yeovil.

In a cruel turn of events, drops of rain were felt as the gang set off and the 8 men cycled directly into rain and wind for 72 miles until they arrived at the New Beehive, Poole, nearly 9 hours later, in the half dark and utterly drenched.

Thanks to the Coach & Horses and Churchview Guest House in Winterbourne Abbas, the team revived itself and Sunday morning saw the weather gods in a better mood.  The mostly off road route to the Beehive Inn, Yeovil, was a pleasant departure from the previous day, and after a kind welcome from Spike & Vicki at the pub the team ate up the remaining miles back to Southwick in good time. 

Graham, Ady, Mike, Chris, Jon, Jonny, James and George raised £1236, the club's Ground Development Fund received £618 , as did Dorothy House Hospice.

A massive thankyou to the riders, Clive and Helen, Colin and Mike (support team) and everybody else who supported the event - the welcoming party and those who sponsored us.