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

BOB (Snowy) MADDOCKS (1936 - 2014)

Club stalwart, Bob Maddocks, died on 1st May after a short battle with cancer at the age of 77. Snowy, as he was affectionately known, had a long association with the cricket club dating back to 1962 when his then brother-in-law, Bill Gass, brought Bob to Northfields Lane to watch a Second Xl game in which Bill was playing. This was the days of the 'old green hut' when Bob was a policeman living and working in Exeter. It wasn't until the mid-1970's when George Robert, his Christened name, had moved to Brixham and joined the club supporting his two sons, Guy and Ross, who were both playing colts cricket. Approaching the age of forty, Bob decided to start playing the game himself, and became a regular Second Xl player until the early 1990's, carving a reputation for himself as a steady wily medium pacer. He enjoyed his best season in 1986 when he took 42 wickets at an average of 10.3 in the Devon Cricket League B Division. This was the same season he celebrated his fiftieth birthday on the end of season cricket tour when the team had a whip-round for a police woman stripogram - a much talked about treat!

He's the only person to receive an Honorary Life Membership at both the cricket and rugby club. Bob died on May 1st, two days after marrying Sue Cotterill whom he'd lived with for nearly twenty years, and two days before the start of the new cricket league season.