Bapchild Cricket Club

1st Team Summary – 2020 Season

2020 was a challenging and particularly sad year for the Club.   Challenging, as it was for all clubs, with the pandemic having such a fundamental impact on and off the pitch.  Just distilling and then implementing the guidelines and policies required to re-open led to a number of changes and subsequent cost to the club.  However, thanks to the ground staff who had done a wonderful job maintaining the square and outfield during lockdown and the volunteers who helped implement the changes the Club opened its doors on the 13th August for its first home game of the summer.   We had managed to play some away friendlies before this time.

At a senior level with no league competitions we operated two mixed Saturday teams and one Sunday team playing a number of friendlies plus a local Saturday league with Minster, Faversham and Rodmersham. Our colts also played a number of matches against other teams from the Swale area.  In total we played 17 senior matches and 18 junior matches with just over 70 senior and junior members participating.    The games were played in great spirit with everyone enjoying and being appreciative that we were able to play cricket.

On an extremely sad note, for the Club, Roy Lincoln passed away just before the start of the season.  Roy had been Chairman at the Club for 11 years before standing down in 2011.  His enthusiasm, organisational skills and love for cricket and the Club laid down the foundations of the Club today.  Roy was also Chairman of Kent Village League for many years.  He is sorely missed and our thoughts stay with his family.

The Club looks forward to the 2021 season in whatever form cricket takes this year