It is with great sadness we share of the passing of our friend, Richard Webb.
Richard was a lively and loved member of Bass Rock Cricket Club. At a time when we should be half way through the season, none one of us would have thought that we wouldn't share the pitch with him in 2020, and our deepest sympathies and condolences are with his family.
Richard embodied the type of cricket we all wish to play. It's not just about winning, although Richard contributed to countless wins, but about always having a smile, sharing a joke with teammates, opposition, and umpires alike, and appreciating what is truly important in life, beyond cricket.
Although a cliche, it's hard to imagine Bass Rock CC without Richard, and he will be missed as a true gentleman and friend.
We are excited to announce an undefeated first season of ESCA cricket, earning promotion from Division 7. Almost 30 players were involved this season, and more still if midweek cricket is included in the tally. Sadly we weren't able to retain our LMS East Lothian title, however all in all a very successful season for Bass Rock CC.
We have also seen an increase in high school cricketers playing senior cricket this year, as well as great turnout and enthusiasm at our All Stars and Kwik Cricket sessions. We hope to improve on this season's accomplishments next year. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more!
BRCC juniors took part in their first Kwik Cricket Festival in Edinburgh played at the Grange CC. Teams from Carlton, Grange, Heriot's, Stewart's Melville, Edinburgh South & Murrayfield took part. Bass Rock fielded 4 of their All Stars and 2 from the older Kwik Cricket section but still managed to win two of their three games with one victory by the narrowest of margins of one run against Edinburgh South.
The start of the 2018 season is less than a month away now, and Bass Rock CC have worked harder than ever in the off-season to prepare. Out of the nets, the club have had a very productive winter. We have partnered with Serious Cricket for kit, and our club store is available from both the nav bar above, and on the Serious Cricket website. We have also expanded our website by adding player profiles, and this years fixtures are starting to be put on our site as well. We are looking to make it a hat-trick of LMS Finals Day appearances in 2018, and will take part in our first conference T20 tournament to go along with elimination T20 cups and friendlies. Our year will start with an inter-squad day on Sunday, May 13th to give new players a chance to see what our club is about. All in all, this promises to be our biggest season yet, and we will play every match in our good Bass Rock spirit.
LMS 2017 Scottish Champs Finals Day has been announced - Bass Rock will compete against Scotland's best on Sunday, May 20th. Due to weather at the end of last season, the finals day has had to be rearranged, and we will look to build on our 2016 performance, which saw us make a run to the quarter-final. The finals will be played at Inch Park, Edinburgh, with our first match to be announced.
Winners of the tournament win automatic qualification to the 2019 World Champs, which are planned to be held in Australia. The best players from the tournament also have the chance to play in the 2018 World Series, the first LMS equivalent to a world cup, to be held in England later this year.
Friday, October 27 - Bass Rock CC Awards Night:
Player of the Year- Rob Bainbridge
Batsman of the Year- Nick Murden
Bowler of the Year- Dudley Milne
Young Player of the Year- Jake Amis
Most Improved Player- Stuart Hagan
Clubman of the Year- Chris Paterson
Toys out the Pram- Rob Bainbridge
Worth the Entrance Fee- Hemant Verma
First Aid- Graeme Armstrong
-Ben Gray, maiden 50, brought up with a 6 off Herschelle Gibbs
-Wicket of former South African international Herschelle Gibbs, bowled Milne caught Murden