BRIXHAM CRICKET CLUB

FOUNDED MARCH 6th 1934
Grounds:
Astley Park (1934-35)
Northfields Lane (1936-2008)
North Boundary Road (2009-)
Colours:
Navy Blue and Light Blue
Twenty/20
Brixham Lions
Emblem:
Blue rampant lion with red tongue
and talons above a gold ribbon with
the insignia
'JE MEINTIENDRAY'

which is medieval Dutch for 'I WILL MAINTAIN' which William Prince of Orange declared on landing in Brixham on November 5th 1688 when he claimed "I will maintain the liberties of England and the Protestant Religion"

PRESIDENT
John Pepper

CHAIRMAN
Barry Orchard

SECRETARY
Phil Gregory

TREASURER
Bob Hyde

CLUB CAPTAIN
Wes Fowler

Two Overseas Players for 2015

For the forthcoming season at Brixham Cricket Club we have two overseas players in Matt Mcgillivray and Stuart Edgar.

Matt is from South Africa where he plays for the University of Johannesburg and he helped guide them to victory in the One Day competition and in the weeks before coming over to Brixham he was competing in the Club Championships in South Africa which involves the best club teams from around the country. Matt himself had a very successful season in his native land averaging 86 with the bat and he also took 29 wickets at an average of 17 for his club side, as well as playing first class cricket for Gauteng his province and the Lions Franchise. Matt hopes to bring his tremendous form with him to Brixham and has set himself a target of scoring 1,000 runs and taking 40 wickets as his personal milestones and he is also eager to help guide Brixham into the Premier Division.

Stuart Edgar is the youngest of our two overseas players and hails from Brisbane, Australia. He represents Ipswich Logan Cricket Club who play in the QCA first grade cricket competition and regularly finish in the top half of the table. Stuart or "Stuey" also arrived in Brixham on the back of a good domestic season. He has scored four centuries in his domestic season including one on his final game before jetting off to England so he certainly arrives in good form. Stuey alao bowls some useful off spin which will prove invaluable to Brixham in their bid to gain promotion to the highest level of cricket in Devon. This is Stuey's first time playing cricket overseas and he aims to gain invaluable experience in different conditions and further improve his cricketing development.

Both Matt and Stuart are to be passing on some of their skills to the colts in training sessions on Friday nights as well as working with George Breyley and Chris Sleep visiting schools as part of the Chance To Shine scheme.

Brixham Cricket Club welcomes both Matt and Stuey who will hopefully assist the club in their push for promotion to the Premier Division by the end of the season. In the closed season we have all welcomed Josh Hunt and Joel Ashworth who have joined us from rival clubs and will form part of a strong First Xl under the guidance of Andy Pugh.

Brixham Second Xl gained promotion into the A Division under the guidance of Amanda Higginbotham (who is again in charge this year) with a dramatic win against promotion candidates Abbotskerswell in the last game of the season. This season it is likely there will be stiff competition for places in both sides with players who did well in the Second Xl rightly putting their case for selection in the First Xl together with a good selection of colts just breaking through into senior cricket.

Here's to another successful season at Brixham Cricket Club