Calling all cricket enthusiasts – we have cricket for you! Now is the perfect time to reconnect with Bournemouth School through the game! If you, your friends and/or your family are interested in social, friendly cricket where you’ll be able to catch-up with fellow school associates then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You’ll find contact details and more information on the club below.
We play weekly Sunday friendlies across some of the most picturesque grounds that Dorset, East Wiltshire and the New Forest have to offer. Games tend to consist of innings of 35 overs and more importantly a tea break between innings. After each game there’s often a trip to a local pub for a post-match debrief. We don’t have training sessions during the summer but do run a few pre-season net sessions in the later winter months to welcome in the summer and dust off the inevitable cobwebs.
As mentioned above, many Old Bournemouthians have joined our ranks and so the club is a great place for people who were previously involved in the school to meet up. This said, we are also an inclusive club with a diverse range of players from around the local area. We recruit men and women into our ranks – essentially anyone who enjoys a sociable and friendly approach to cricket is welcome – whether you haven’t played in years and are looking for a way back into the sport or are a keen cricketer looking for a Sunday side, BSACC is an excellent fit.
You can find out more by visiting our website here.
The BSA Cricket Club started life in 1969 as a Bournemouth School staff team, which played games mid-week and on Sundays either at Castle Lane, on the school ground, or in the surrounding countryside, often in close proximity to a country pub. As time passed and staff left or got older, the club opened its doors to include parents of pupils. With the further passage of time the staff element of the team disappeared completely and the remit widened further to include Old Boys of the school, which is mainly how the club operates today.
If you have any further queries and/or are interested in joining then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Emails for our recruitment secretary and team secretary are included below. Don’t forget you can also get in touch with and follow us on Facebook and Instagram by clicking the links below.
Imagine the scene – you’re at a picturesque ground bathed in the glow of a beautiful summer’s day. Why not make this a reality?
Tom Ansell Recruitment Secretary email@example.com
Max Harries Team Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
The School P.E. Department recently got in touch following this year’s Sports Day at Kings Park.
They are interested in trying to reach out to some of the school’s Record Holders amongst the alumni community. There are plenty of records from the 90’s and 00’s still standing, and one from as far back as 1985.
Can anyone help make contact with the names below?
John Demont has sent this obitary of Tony Baxter, 1st December 1930 – 24th December 2021.
Brigadier (ret) Tony Baxter died peacefully in a Nursing home at Burleyon, 24th December 2021. Tony was at School 1941 – 48 and was one of four OBs who went straight from school to go to RMA Sandhurst (which must have been some sort of record!). The others being Johnny English, Tom Farmer and Dougie Sherwood. He was a School Prefect and Sergeant in the OTC, as it was then called.
Tony also was selected to go to Trinity College, Cambridge, where as a Commissioned Officer he got an Engineering degree before joining REME. This was a period he really enjoyed.
Tony was a good all-round sportsman and a member of the famous 1948 1st XI Cricket Team, which at one time provided nine of the Hampshire Schoolboys’ Eleven, when the outstanding Chris Eales was captain. As a medium fast bowler and excellent fielder, Tony often played for the OBs when his military duties permitted. He always enjoyed his cricket and was a lifetime member of the Arundel CC.
He enjoyed an active retirement in Worthing with his late wife Pat, using his talented engineering skills when volunteering with local projects.
Tony Baxter was a distinguished, well-liked OB and a real gentleman in every sense of the word – and a good friend. A real credit to Bournemouth School.
Sunday 8th September, 11:00, on the East Way playing fields.
All are invited to the inauguration of this event, in which two teams of OB’s will play a game of football followed by a game of rugby. There will be a BBQ and soft drinks available, but please feel free to bring along your own refreshments, alcoholic or otherwise!
The purpose of the event is to raise money for new school sports kits and to encourage the growth of the Old Bournemouthians’ Association.
The PE Dept. have already been organising the teams; spread the word so we have good attendance and a great day, with the view to hosting more events like this in the future!
Save the date! On Sunday 8th September 2019, the Old Bournemouthians’ Association will be hosting a rugby and football event between two teams of Old Boys. There will be a BBQ and marquee set up on the East Way playing fields from 11:00.
We are hoping to establish this as an annual event which shall attract more and more OB’s each year. All are welcome – get in touch with your old school friends and come along to support the event!
There are two planned golf days which are open to all golfers of all age ranges – beginners or experienced players.
Thursday 24 May 2012 Old Tauntonians and Old Bournemouthians Golf Day at Dibden Golf course (between Southampton and Fawley)
This annual event is a Stableford with full handicap allowance and is a friendly meet- up with the two schools but in addition to the individual competition for the Pomeroys Trophy for the overall winner there is also a separate trophy for the Old Bournemouthian Seniors (over 60’s) competition. This golf event is not just for seniors but open to all ex Bournemouth School folks. Traditionally we have a sit down meal after play and there are normally about 30 players. The green fee is £20 and the meal £14. Buggies can be hired but let us know soon if you require one as there are a limited number available.
Friday 21 September 2012 OB’s Pre Dinner Golf
Our usual get together on the day of our annual dinner which is open to all level of players from regulars, occasional players to once a year ‘hackers’ !! Venue not yet fixed but please let me have your details so I can advise you as soon as venue/cost decided upon.
If you would like to enter, please contact Alan Carver, the Old Boys’ Golf Secretary soon. Please let him have your email and home addresses as well as your phone number and your years period at the School. You can reach Alan on 01202 487011 or 07881 815184 or by email. Alan is trying build the golfing section of the OB’s so if you are a golfer please drop Alan an email.
Following up on his photo of 1944’s under-14 cricketers, Len James, who was at Bournemouth School between 1942 and 1947, has sent in this photograph of the under-14 footballers from the same year. Says Len:
[I] Have just unearthed another old photo which I am sure is the Under 13’s soccer team from 1944. Recalling the names of these is a bit more difficult. The three in the centre of the front row are Doug Sherwood, Peter Close and Jim Ridout. I am second from the left in the back row (Goalkeeper). I do hope some of these fellows are still on the right side of the fairway.
Do get in touch if you can fill in any of the gaps, or know the location of any of these Old Boys.
The picture above was sent in by Len James, who was at Bournemouth School between 1942 and 1947. Len moved to Australia in 1952. He emailed us, saying that he had recently discovered the Old Boys website and was fascinated with the memories of past teachers and fellow scholars.
Len played cricket in the Under 14’s in 1944 and has kept this photo ever since. While he says “the old memory is not so bright these days, and at 81 I am struggling to name all those in the photo” he has still made a sterling effort, below: