Loam Sweet Loam

Just a few snaps as the wicket is closed for its winter break. Some club stalwarts roaming in the loaming last sunday.

Thanks to all those who attended.

Need a bit of rain now

Sadly a flattened frog was spotted in Willis Lane as well

Some lovely photos from Pascal of our last game this season played against Taunton Vale and Jakes swansong. Click here

Not the end we were all hoping for but as the dust settles on an odd season of club cricket we can look back at what has been a cracking couple of months of club cricket at NPCC, which came to a head on Sunday with a loss in the NVC20 Semi Final
Another amazing run in the Village Cup saw us go down by 8 wickets to RedbournCC
Highlights from the Competition:
Whorlow 208 runs @ 41 + 12 wickets @ 11
Rowswell 200 runs @ 40
Szczepanski 11 wickets @ 13
Ogborne 10 wickets @ 16
Incredible wins Vs Congresbury & Frocester
The 1st XI win WEPLCricket Covid D with an unbeaten campaign!
Highlights include:
Symes 266 runs @ 66
Subramanian 11 wickets @ 8
Retter 162 runs @ 32 + 6 wickets
2's win a very strong MSLSomerset Covid league 1 by 12 points! 4 wins and 1 loss
Highlights include:
Dicker 210 runs @ 52 + 8 wickets
Corbett 141 runs @ 70
Hawes 10 wickets @ 10's
Difficult year for the 3's finishing 6th in the MSLSomerset Covid group 10.
Plenty of youth brought on in the process!
Highlights include:
Bromfield 135 runs @ 27
Johnson 134 runs @ 26
Meech 10 wickets @ 11's
Preston 6 wickets @ 23's

Thank you to WEPLCricket, MSLSomerset and The Cricketer NVC for organising some great cricket
Dazza Taylor & umpires who have stood for us this season.
Pascal & Cecilia Szczepanski for scoring every single game.
Our opponents this year.
And of course the Old Dog....


A great run in the National Village Cup for North Perrot was ended by Redbourn CC and we wish them good luck in the final.

Hi everyone,
Apologies for the delay in my August update but I wanted to wait in order to reflect on our progress in the National Village Cup and it therefore gives me immense pleasure and pride to be writing this off the back of a fantastic quarter final win yesterday (30th) against Frocester CC. 
This hard fought victory came after similar results against Pentyrch CC, Burbage & Easton CC, Congresbury CC and Timsbury CC in what has been a very busy August. Jake and his young and talented team are now just one game away from a Lord’s final and this would be a fitting pinnacle to Jake’s tenure with the Club following his decision to leave at the end of the season following a move to London. Jake has been playing cricket at Willis Lane for nearly 15 years having grown up playing through the Youth Section culminating in him captaining the 1st XI over the last few years. Sad news as I am sure you’ll agree but totally understandable given the travel time and commitment needed. Jake goes with our thanks, admiration and on the understanding that the gate at Willis Lane will always be open for him – go well Skip! So there is all to play for this coming Sunday (6th) at Willis Lane in the semi final match against Redbourn CC – 1pm start. Bar open. Food available.Please come along and support your Club it would be great to see you.
Away from the National Village Cup our 3 Saturday teams, Sunday team and the Youth age groups from U12 to U15 have been similarly busy packing in games during this shortened season and its fair to say they have been equally as successful recording more wins than losses overall. The change to ‘adapt play’ I mentioned in my July update has now become the norm but I must say its strange not to see the players tucking into those delicious cricket teas. Similarly the procedures we initially put in place to be able to open the bar have worked extremely well and we have subsequently adapted them further to better cope with demand whilst continuing to keep everyone safe. Clearly we continue to have to make some difficult decisions and compromises on some of the facilities we can and can’t offer at present (e.g. drinking inside) driven by adherence to Health & Safety Law (Covid guidance) and I would ask for your continued understanding on this when at Willis Lane by ensuring you follow the clear guidance and social distancing requirements.
As you’ll no doubt realise in order for Cricket to be played there is lots that needs to happen not least the ground maintenance and wicket preparation, second to none in my view, diligently undertaken by Tom and his helpers John, Steve and Dan. There is also the running of the bar which, as I have said before, is a key source of income to support the up keep of our wonderful facilities. Mark Downing, the Vice Chairman, has done a great job here in building a team of able and willing volunteers to ensure its smooth running and my thanks goes out to Duncan Ireland, Dominic Salaman, Kate Frost, Sarah Ward and Lucy Binns particularly for their support over the last few weeks.
If anyone else would like to get involved either with a stint behind the bar or undertaking a few jobs around the ground please let me know as you’ll be welcomed with open arms.
Anyway I hope you’ve found the update useful and in my September update in a couple weeks time I’ll get back to more broader topics across the Club as well as hopefully sharing further successes on the pitch! So let’s keep our fingers crossed we continue to get good weather so we can all enjoy the remainder of the season as it is. 
Thanks and stay safe.
Jullian Marshall-James

Upcoming cricket this weekend

Why not watch some cricket this weekend with combination teams playing. Weather permitting.

And the bar is open Emoji

Socially distant fines and possible BBQ after the games under the marquees

For results and scoreboard statistics, check out the following. Click here

Latest proposed fixtures for September


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19 20 Dorset U18 vs Somerset U18s ALL DAY

NPCC training sessions postponement

In line with the Government announcement asking everyone to limit unnecessary social contact it has been decided that we will be postponing all training sessions at Perrott Hill school until further notice and for the foreseeable future

100 Club Results

50 Not Out* for Pascal
The August draw took place this morning and the 1st number drawn out was club stalwart Pascal Szczepanski


£50 Pascal Szczepanski 54
£25 P. Foxley
£10 Denise Banks

Congratulations to all the winners and the disinfected cheques are in the post.
Stay safe and happy social distancing.
Phil and Belinda Munden


  • £50 Don Bird
  • £25 Tom Charles
  • £10 Darren Taylor


  • £50 Mark Oppe
  • £25 Alan White
  • £10 Chris Ellis

Previous winners

The monthly results will be published here and on the Spond members app. There will also be printed copies on both club notice boards.

There will be a campaign to attract new members.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Phil Munden for further details 07890 846166.

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100 Club winners


  • £50 John Haines
  • £25 Geoff Restorick
  • £10 Neil Robinson


  • £50 Don Bird
  • £25 Wendy Ireland
  • £10 Phil Munden


  • £50 George Retter
  • £25 Mat Turner
  • £10 Will Frost


  • £50 Mark Downing
  • £25 Kevin White
  • £10 Brian Dening


  • £50 Darren Taylor
  • £25 George Johnson
  • £10 Cecelia Szczepanski


  • £50 Lorraine Szczepanski
  • £25 Mike Fagg
  • £10 Baz Retter