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B & F cricketers bounce back with victory over Tachbrook

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Bourton and Frankton v Bishops Tachbrook

Bishops Tachbrook 147 for 6

Bourton and Frankton 148 for 1

Bourton and Frankton won by 9 wickets

Bourton and Frankton bounced back from the previous week’s defeat away at Everdon to record a victory back on home soil over visitors Bishops Tachbrook.

In a game reduced to 30 overs, the visitors batted first and made 147 for 6, highlighted by J Bailey making 78. For B & F’s bowling, the wickets were shared around with Mick Waller taking 2 for 34.

In reply, opener Dale Coles led the way with another fine innings, on this occasion making 73 not out.  Fellow opener Daniel McManus chipped in with 38 which on his departure was added to by George Smith’s 26 not out as B & F reached 148 for 1 with just over four overs to spare.

Scorecard details here

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New players welcome to pre-season football training

Bourton and Frankton Football Club have begun preparations for the 2021/22 football season with the return to pre-season training and are inviting new players to join them for the forthcoming campaign.

With a history spanning over 100 years, Bourton and Frankton are one of the oldest and few remaining village football clubs in existence in the local area. For the new season, the club, based in the village of Bourton-on-Dunsmore near Rugby, will again be playing in Division 3 of the Coventry Alliance Football League on Saturday afternoons.

As an FA Charter Status Club, it continues to offer excellent facilities and continues to be recognised as having one of the best pitches and playing surfaces in the region outside of non-league football. In addition to changing facilities and showers, Bourton and Frankton’s training facilities have been further boosted with the completion of an upgrade to its floodlighting system.

As well as enjoying a thriving social scene, club training is held every Tuesday evening 7:00pm to 9:00pm (meet 6.45pm) throughout the course of the season at their ground on Main Street, Bourton-on-Dunsmore.

Bourton and Frankton have an excellent track record over the years of developing and bringing through young talent. With that in mind, they are again keen to hear from and welcome players aged 16 years and over including those who are looking to make the transition from junior/youth or Sunday football into Saturday adult/senior level.

If you are interested in joining Bourton and Frankton FC for the coming football season and would like further information, please contact Malcolm Smith on 07982 835571 or Stuart McQuillan on 07852 999890.

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Defeat by tourists before victory at Oakfield in double fixture weekend

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Bourton and Frankton v Barrow CC (Suffolk)

Barrow 215 for 6

Bourton and Frankton 207 for 3

Barrow won by 8 runs

Saturday saw Bourton and Frankton welcome touring side Barrow CC from Suffolk to The Field which saw the visitors claim a narrow victory by eight runs.

Batting first, the tourists made a respectable 215 for 6 off their 35 overs with two bats retiring on 50 not out.  Keeping in the spirit of the fixture, Bourton saw nine bowlers turn their arm over with Stuar McQuillan and Graham Lord both taking two wickets each.

In reply, Dale Coles and George Smith matched the Barrow bats by retiring on 50 with Matthew McQuillan (27), Stuart McQuillan (30) and Mark Whitehead (20) all chipping in. However the home side could not get over the line and were denied at the close, falling short by a small margin in an entertaining afternoon’s cricket.

Scorecard HERE

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Oakfield and Rowland United v Bourton and Frankton

Bourton and Frankton 212 for 4

Oakfield and Rowland 187 for 9

Bourton and Frankton won by 25 runs

Sunday’s opposition was a little closer to home as Bourton and Frankton returned successful from their visit to Swinford after beating hosts Oakfield and Rowland United.

The visitors batted first and Dale Coles and George Smith continued the form from 24 hours before, Coles top scoring with 81 and Smith not far behind with 78. Danny McManus had added an early 19 and with Mark Whitehead unbeaten on 20, Bourton and Frankton closed on 212 for 4.  Finn Miles taking 2 for 44 for Oakfield and Rowland.

In reply, Sam Miles led from the front and with support from Richard James gave the home side a platform to challenge whilst Bourton chipped away at the top to middle order. However when James departed for 48 and Miles shortly after for 72, Bourton took control and steered the contest in their favour.  Whitehead finished with 4 for 29 and Stuart McQuillan 2 for 36 as Oakfield and Rowland closed on 187 for 9, 25 runs adrift of the target.

Scorecard HERE

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Club ties knot on sponsorship deal with historic Bourton Hall.

Bourton and Frankton Football and Cricket Club have secured a sponsorship deal with neighbouring historic country house venue Bourton Hall.

The 2020-21 football season may have been disrupted by Covid and the current cricket season is being affected by various restrictions, but we have been busy behind the scenes by forming a partnership with the prestigious 18th century venue nearby.

Bourton Hall is part of Country House Weddings Limited, a family-owned and run wedding venue group that has six exclusive-use venues across the UK.  The venue, which is also based in the village of Bourton-on-Dunsmore, have committed an undisclosed financial sum to the village club to assist them in further improving the playing and training facilities for both the football and cricket sections.

In return, Bourton and Frankton FC and CC will promote Bourton Hall on their football leisurewear and cricket playing shirts, along with display banners at the club’s Main Street ground and a regular programme of coverage and promotion across this website and our social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter

Speaking about the sponsorship agreement, Bourton and Frankton Chairman, Malcolm Smith, said

“It is very good news that a new and developing local business has expressed an interest and desire to support the club. We hope that as the present difficulties subside both Bourton Hall and our club are able to get back on track and enjoy our respective interests.

Nick Bramer, Director & Co-Owner of Country House Weddings, said;

“We’re excited to be able to support such a long-standing grass-roots sports club as we recognise the benefits such initiatives can bring to the local community. Our company strives to develop mutually beneficial relationships with the communities where our wedding venues are located – In Bourton-on-Dunsmore, we are privileged to take on the ownership of one of the area’s most prestigious halls and, in return, we are confident that this sponsorship agreement will be the first of many & varied benefits that our business will bring to the local area & people”   

Smith added,

“The Football and Cricket Club appreciate the support we have received and hope we can develop this relationship for our mutual benefit going forwards”.


For more information about Bourton Hall and Country House Weddings, go to their website HERE
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Willoughby defeat

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Bourton and Frankton v Willoughby

Willoughby 201 for 7

Bourton and Frankton 110 all out

Willoughby won by 91 runs.

Sunday’s renewal  between Bourton and Willoughby was sadly not befitting of previous meetings stretching back many years as the visitors took the honours at The Field.

Played in exceptionally warm conditions, the visitors batted either side of England’s Euros football game and made 201 for 7 off their 40 overs. Alex Hislop made 45 with Ashley Rayner benefitting from some of his side’s generous umpiring to top score with 74 not out.  For the Bourton attack, the wickets were shared amongst the bowlers with Mark Whitehead’s 2 for 25 the leading effort.

Whitehead also led the way with the bat for Bourton making 32 but the loss of early wickets severely dented their run chase.  Backed by some rather unnecessary on-field chat about the playing conditions and opposition, the visitors took wickets at regular intervals to kill the game. Youngster Aiden Porter one of few to emerge with some credit playing the game the right way and taking three wickets late on as Bourton were bowled out for 110.

Full scorecard here

Next fixture

Sunday – 2:00 pm start

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Bourton and Frankton v Monks Kirby

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All smiles at Presentation Evening

Bourton and Frankton FC and CC looked back on something of a disruptive year on the field and a positive one off it at the club’s Annual Presentation Evening on Friday night.

Held this year by kind arrangement at local hospitality venue Dunsmore House, club members and officials gathered together to reflect on something of a stop-start football season in the Coventry Alliance Football League thanks to the pandemic. For the second season running the lockdown restrictions saw the season abandoned and delcared null and void – league table at the time of season ending HERE

Despite the 2020/21 league season being curtailed, B & F were entered into the Peter Toogood internal cup when restrictions were eased. Unfortunately the side did not make it through the group stages to the knockout rounds, but there was at least some satisfaction by finishing the season on a high with a victory (over Yelvertoft).

From the club’s cricket side, the 2020 season of friendlies suffered a two month delay and only started in July once clearance was given by the ECB.

Results from 2020 season can be found HERE

Club Awards presented on the night were as follows:-

Manager’s Player of the year– Kurt Mahoney

Player’s Player of the Year – Michael Lunn

Top scorer – Tim Sutcliffe

Cricket

Batting Averages – Danny McManus

Bowling Averages – Danny McManus

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Clubman of the Year – Paul Whitehead

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Second success of cricket season with win over Long Itchington

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Bourton and Frankton v Long Itchington

Bourton and Frankton 235 for 5

Long Itchington 168 for 9

Bourton and Frankton won by 67 runs

There was another win on the board for Bourton and Frankton on Sunday as they recorded a 67 run success over Long Itchington.

With the match reversed back to The Field, the home side batted first and set a competitive total for the visitors to chase, making 235 for 5 off their 40 overs.

There were useful contributions and partnerships throughout with Dale Coles leading the way with 80, putting on a second wicket stand of 99 with George Smith (49), ahead of Mark Whitehead making 43 not out who along with Jake Quinney (23 not out) added an unbeaten 64 for the sixth wicket. For Long Itchington, Andy Hart returned figures of 2 for 18.

In reply, Matt Southall and Greg Campbell led the Long Itchington batting with 38 and 35 respectively, however Bourton kept their progress in check with some tight bowling and by taking wickets at regular intervals. Pat McManus was economical as ever with 1 for 15, along with Quinney taking 2 for 35 off an eight over spell, Mick Waller (3 for 40), Danny McManus (2 for 2) and Nigel Kidd (1 for 13) keeping the visitors at a distance, despite Long Itchington’s Freddie Hart making an entertaining late cameo with 19 off 11 balls.

Full scorecard HERE

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2021 Cricket starts with handsome win at Marton

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Marton v Bourton and Frankton

Bourton and Frankton 173 all out

Marton 83 all out

Bourton and Frankton won by 90 runs

Bourton and Frankton CC got their 2021 season underway on Sunday and in some style with a handsome win away at neighbours Marton.

Batting first the visitors set a decent total of 173 with the top four of Daniel McManus (67), Dale Coles (40), Mark Whitehead (32) and George Smith (21) leading the way. For Marton, Alan Evans returned figures of 4 for 31 with Toby Quartly-Watson taking 3 for 27.

In reply, the home side were bowled out for 83 with all of the B & F bowling in good form. Only Rubans Sugartharubans (24) and Premakumar Thurairajah (15) made it into double figures with the bat as all of B & F’s bowlers took two wickets. Whitehead (2 for 10), McManus (2 for 15), Mick Waller (2 for 6), Kidd (2 for 14) and Stu McQuillan (2 for 36) all sharing the spoils.

Next fixture

This Sunday – 2:00 pm start

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Bourton and Frankton v Napton

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Positive end to season with Yelvertoft success

There was a pleasing end to the club’s 2020-21 season last night.

A 2-1 win in our final group match of the Peter Toogood Cup away at Yelvertoft, with Sean Ryder getting both.

It’s not enough to progress to the latter knockout stages of the competition and means it is finally an end to what again has been a disrupted and disjointed season.

However it was a good win and it’s always good to end the season on a positive note, giving something to take forward into next season.

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2021 cricket season gets underway this Sunday

This weekend, the B & F cricket season gets underway with the first match of the 2021 campaign.

This Sunday the team are away at Dunton Bassett CC.

Full list of fixtures for the season can be found HERE  and also the club’s ECB Play Cricket result site HERE