Cam Cricket Club is an established, ambitious and successful club with strong family and community links. We welcome everyone warmly (old and new) to the club.
We look forward to an exciting season in 2019 with the 1st XI attempting to bounce back at the first attempt to County League Div 1. The 2nd XI will look to dominate Stroud Premier Division whilst our other two senior teams will compete in Stroud League 1 and 2.
The Cam CC Ladies team will be playing in the Gloucestershire CB Womens league during the 2019 season.
We continue to give players the chance to develop and improve. The theme of development is best demonstrated by our thriving junior section developing into our future senior players.
Cam completed a comprehensive victory over local rivals Oldlands as they racked up a mammoth total of 313-6 thanks to a brilliant century from captain Ryan Malpass.
Having been asked to bat first on what looked a good track, Cam’s openers Jim Seal and Pete Hall got Cam’s innings off to a quick start before Seal, having regularly found the boundary, was bowled for 24 by Pete Waite with the score on 40-1. Malpass joined Hall at the crease and the pair began to tick over nicely with Malpass looking in imperious touch as they added 92 for the second wicket before Hall (38) was adjudged LBW off the bowling of Steve Pennington.
Jake Dolbear entered the crease and opted to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking over while Malpass continued to punish any loose deliveries as he accelerated past fifty and towards his hundred. The pair added 118 for the third wicket as Malpass brought up his century with a boundary from 104 balls. Malpass now decided to cut loose and continued to find the boundary before being caught behind off the bowling of Dave Walton for 117 from 114 balls, a knock that included 13 fours and 1 six.
Cam’s scoring rate continued to rise as the innings drew to a close with each new batsman looking to tee off from ball one. Dolbear (37), Alex Ballard (18) and Ryan Western (17) all made important contributions and, with the help of Adam Holloway (14*) and Deakin (8*), saw Cam reach an imposing 313-6 from their 45 overs.
Oldlands began cautiously in response as Cam’s opening bowlers George Dolling and Ryan Western gave little opportunity for the Oldlands openers to get off to a quick start. Both men had LBW shouts turned down before Western struck as Brad Thomas (6) was caught by Deakin at point. A sharp catch by Adam Holloway off the bowling of Dolling left Oldlands 2 down with just 20 runs on the board.
Will Payne and Pete Hall entered the attack and continued to keep the runs to a minimum as the home side reached 31-2 after 17 overs. With any semblance of a run chase seemingly having disappeared, Oldlands opted to procure some batting bonus points as they made steady progress before Doug Walton (20) was caught by Western off the bowling of Ben Holloway.
Hall then collected the wicket of Jacob Waite for just 6 as Cam continued to take wickets. Dolling returned for his second spell and bowled Dave Walton for 17 to end a frustrating partnership that has seen Oldlands pass the hundred mark. Sean Nicholson continued to bat patiently as he progressed towards a fifty but Alex Ballard joined the attack and found some joy as he accounted for the wickets of Jack Higgs and Pete Waite to leave the home side on 116-7.
Marley Thomas (11) provided some support to Nicholson (64*) before Western returned to clean bowl him, and with Ben Holloway collecting the wicket of Reeves in the final over, Oldlands were left nine down and 158 runs short of Cam’s total as their innings was brought to a close.
At Cam Cricket Club we pride ourselves on the quality of our youth cricket section. A significant number of today’s senior players started their ‘cricketing careers’ as junior members at the Club and that’s a tradition we want to continue.
Our 2019 All Stars Programme will target Stage 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) Girls and Boys .
Year 3 and 4 – Under 9’s
Year 5 and 6 – Under 11’s
Year 7 and 8 – Under 13’s
Year 9 and 10 – Under 15’s
Year 11 – Under 16’s
Competitive fixtures are played in various formats throughout the season. Weekly training/coaching sessions are held during the spring and summer months
Cam 1st XI 166-2 beat Cinderford St John 1st XI 165-6 by 8 wickets Cam made light work of chasing down Cinderford St John’s total of 165-6 as they romped to victory by 8 wickets with more than 26 overs to spare. Having opted to bat first, the away side found scoring opportunities limited by Cam’s opening bowlers George Dolling and Charlie Viney who kept things tight in the early exchanges. With the batsmen opting for a low risk approach it was young prospect Will Payne who made the first breakthrough as he beat the defence of Bywater (22) to trap him LBW and claim his maiden first team wicket to leave the score 45-1 after 18 overs. Payne was well supported by Pete Hall who bowled a trademark economical spell in conceding just 15 from his 9 overs and was unlucky not to pick up wickets with his wily off spin. Ben Holloway and Alex Ballard joined the attack and both men had LBW appeals turned down as Cam continued to create chances while keeping the scoring rate down. Ryan Western entered the fray and found immediate success as he dismissed opening batsman Cartwright, who had batted almost two hours in reaching 45. Western also picked up the wickets of House (39) and Ruck (18) as both men edged behind and were well caught by wicketkeeper Jake Dolbear. Dolling returned to the attack and bowled Sims (8) off an inside edge before Western collected his fourth wicket as Coleman was bowled for 3. Cindeford’s innings eventually ended on 165-6, a total that looked short of a par score on what was a good track for batting. Cam’s openers immediately found the going easier in the early stages of Cam’s reply as Jim Seal and Pete Hall took the attack to the opposition. Both men were quick to punish any loose deliveries as they brought up a fifty partnership in just the sixth over as Cam made a rapid start. Hall was caught for 25 at slip off the bowling of House, but Seal, now joined by captain Ryan Malpass, continued to attack as Cam continued to motor along at around 9 an over. Seal fell in the ninth over for 42 as he continued to search for the boundary only to be bowled by House to give the bowler his second wicket. Malpass (43*) and Dolbear (43*) continued Cam’s assault with the pair adding 83 for the third wicket, as they serenely took Cam to their target in just 18.4 overs. Cam will look to take their strong early season form into Saturday’s game as they make the trip to local rivals Oldlands in what should be a sterner test of Cam’s credentials.
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