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Playing cricket at Golden Hill since 1902


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The YMCA C.C. is one of Bristol's oldest surviving cricket clubs and was founded in 1/8.jpg7/8.jpg by the YMCA Christian Organisation.

The club has played at its home ground at Golden Hill in North-West Bristol since 1902, where its has hosted many famous cricketers including Wally Hammond. In recent years the club has expanded and has become one of Bristol's biggest club sides and operates four sides in the Bristol & District League on Saturdays between April and September.

The club’s success can be partly attributed to an excellent youth set-up that attracts junior cricketers from across the district to represent the ‘YM’ in the regional youth league from Under 11s to Under 17s level.

During the year, Golden Hill hosts numerous social events for all the family including the popular ‘Seven-A-Side Funday’, evening coaching sessions and a midweek team who play a friendly matches during summer evenings. To encourage newcomers, of all ages, the club also provides winter indoor net sessions.

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Sat 3rd Sep
1st/2nd XI v Coalpit Heath (H)
3rd/4th XI v Coalpit Heath (A)

Sun 4th Sep
Whale/Machin Memorial Match


Sun 2/8.jpgth Aug
YMCA lost to Corridor by 5 runs

Sat 27th Aug
1st XI lost to Patchway 2 wkts
2nd XI v Patchway: Cancelled
3rd XI bt. Timsbury by 140 runs
4th XI bt. Bishopston by 10 runs


Latest Table - Top Ten (Week 13)
1 Tony Huszlicska 15/64.jpg5
2 Gerry Davis 13/8.jpg5/8.jpg
3 Maya Davis 137/8.jpg4
4 Hannah Evans 13256
5 Peter Kirk 12772
6 Bulldog & Fluffy 12609
7 Andy Herbert 123/8.jpg1
/8.jpg Adam Prior 12199
9 Ed Hollinghurst 12154
10 Chris Weeks 11/8.jpg/8.jpg6

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The Second Team secured promotion to Division One of the Second Eleven league on Saturday with a convincing /8.jpg2-run win over Lodway. Phil Dowle's side have dominated their division to such a extent this year that even with one game to go they are still guaranteed to finish in the top position by a considerable margin.

SECOND ELEVEN DIVISION TWO - TOP FOUR (with 1 game remaining)
  Played Won Tied Lost Bonus Total Average
YMCA 11 10 0 1 105 265 24.1
Old Down 13 /8.jpg 0 5 112 240 1/8.jpg.5
Lodway 13 /8.jpg 0 5 106 234 1/8.jpg.0
Patchway 12 6 0 6 92 1/8.jpg/8.jpg 15.7

It was another massively successful day for the club with wins for all four teams.

17.0/8.jpg.05: Fantasy Football is Back!

YMCA's popular Fantasy Football competition is back for the 2005/06 season...

All your have to do is pick a team of Premiership players that will begin scoring points from Saturday 10th September. You have a budget of £40million to spend on your team, that must include no more than two players from any one Premiership side.

Henry was one of last year's most popular players - but is he worth the money???

For the first time, entrants are able to choose between a 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or 3-5-2 formation. A captain is also selected who scores double points.

Click here for full details of this year's rules.

The Fantasy Football League is open to all members, friends and supporters of the YMCA Cricket Club.

Click here to view the player lists and to submit your team.

The entry fee is £5 for adults and £3.50 for Under 16s. The winner will receive a cash prize.

15.0/8.jpg.05: U13 Update by Brian Dury
The U13 season ended with two friendlies against powerful opposition. We lost both matches but played pretty well. It was good to get to know some of the U11 cricketers who will be joining the U13s next season.
Thursday 2/8.jpg July: Coalpit Heath 137-5 (20 overs), YMCA 120-2 (20 overs). Coalpit Heath won by 17 runs.
Coalpit Heath are this season's division C champions. In their innings three batsmen retired at 25. YMCA used 10 bowlers, the pick were: Adam Lloyd (3-16), Andrew Hyde (1-7) and Larry Pearce (1-19). Catches were taken by George Minchin and Mat Quaife (guesting as wkt).
YMCA made a good reply to this impressive total, starting slowly but accelerating well. George Bacon made 23, Will Payne 25 (retired) and Andrew Hyde 19*.
Sunday 31 July: Pakistani Bristolians 205-6 (35 overs), YMCA 131-9 (31 overs). Pakistani Bristolians won by /74.jpg runs.
The Pakistani openers both retired at 50 and their No5 scored 4/8.jpg, which accounted for most of their score. Wicket takers were: James Norris 1-25, Andrew Hyde 1-25 (+ 1 catch), Joe Wenham 1-21 and Alex McAndrew 2-1/8.jpg.
YMCA batted well, but did not have the fire power to compete with this total. Andrew Hyde scored 24, Alex McAndrew 13 and Joe Wenham 40*.

10.0/8.jpg.05: YMCA 11-A-Side Football Team

The newly formed YMCA football team is recruiting players now...

We have 2 Friendlies coming up:

Friday 12th August and Wednesday 17th August (both at Fry's)

We will be taking part in the Bristol & Avon league on a Saturday afternoons, using the Golden Hill cricket ground as our home pitch.

If your interested in playing please contact Phil Wilton by e-mail or phone on 0117 9022193 or 0796/8.jpg 7/8.jpg9260.

0/8.jpg.0/8.jpg.05: Fourth Team gain promotion as YMCA complete clean sweep

Weeks - made crucial knock in low scoring match

The Fourth Eleven have completed their most successful season even, as they completed a convincing 56-run win over Frampton Cotterell's 3rd Team. Sent in to bat on a awkward pitch to bat on, Chris Weeks (67) batted through almost the entire innings to make a match winnings innings for the team. His innings was built around partnerships with Julian Sage (11), Joe Wenham (14) and Tony Wilcox (14*), as YMCA posted a total of 130. It was then Wilcox who stared with the ball taking career best figures of 7/33, as Frampton were skittled out for just /74.jpg.

The result means that Ed Hollinghurst's team have finished second in in their division and therefore gain promotion to Division Two of the 'A' XI league, along with Chipping Sodbury's 4th Team.

  Played Won Tied Lost Bonus Total Average
Chipping Sodbury 'B' 10 9 0 1 92 236 23.6
YMCA 'B' 11 9 0 2 95 239 21.7
Coalpit Heath 'B' 11 7 0 4 95 207 1/8.jpg./8.jpg
Bishopston 'B' 11 7 0 4 /8.jpg9 201 1/8.jpg.3

However it was not just the Fourth Eleven who had reason to celebrate on Saturday. All three of YMCA's other Saturday sides completed convincing victories on a cricketing weekend to remember. James Steven (75) and Steve Buckland (62) shared a 99-run opening stand before the First Eleven went on to make a total of 205/6. Jerry Wall (4/20) delivered an impressive spell with the ball as Frampton were dismissed for 126.

The Second Eleven achieved a comfortable win over Old Down. The league leaders showed their class as they reached the target of 166 for the loss of just three wickets. Rich Stone (4/31 & 51) made excellent contributions with both bat and ball. Meanwhile Chris Drew, who was called up the the Second Team for the first time this season, fell just one runs short of reaching a half century.

Davis - reached his personal best for YMCA

Whilst the First Eleven's opening stand was impressive, the Third Eleven's first wicket partnership of 1/8.jpg1 was extraordinary. Dave Collins (/8.jpg7) and Gerry Davis (/8.jpg2) led the way for the team as the Thirds posted their biggest ever league total of 279/7 beating the previous best of 246/5 against Twyford House 19 years ago.

Andy Spicer (4/30) continued his excellent form, as Bedminster were all out for 151. Tony Hus (2/25) and Shaun Parker (2/31) also put in good performances with the ball to complete a monumental 12/8.jpg-run win over the third placed team.

All in all, it was a fantastic weekend for the club. With promotion now secured for the Fourth Team and the Midweek team finishing as champions, many will be looking to see what more YMCA can go on to achieve in 2005.

03.0/8.jpg.05: First trophy of the season assured

Colley - led team to trophy in first year

The YMCA mid-week team led by John Colley last week clinched the Bristol Construction League trophy in their first year. YMCA did not lose a game in the league but still needed to triumph in their last game to be assured of the title as bonus points could have counted against the team.

The team has been built around a solid base at the top of the order from Kyle Bradley and Julian Sage, with a solid bowling line up predominately made up of youngsters such as, Alex White, James Norris and Callum Yeo. Hopefully this is the first of the clubs successes for the year with the seconds, thirds and fourths all aspiring to achieve promotion on a Saturday.


23/5 vs. DETL City Planners – Won

7/6 vs. Whicheloe – Won by 60 runs (G.Davis 32 and D.Spink 32)

13/6 vs. Frenchay Fitters – Won by 17 runs (J.Sage 47 and J.Colley 3-17)

29/6 vs. Bushwackers – Won by 20 runs

19/7 vs. Parsons Brinkerhoff – Won by 54 runs ( J.Colley 53, W.Routledge 3-10 and J.Norris 3-7)

21.07.05: Second teamers show the way with the willow

The publication of the latest Club Records may be a little behind schedule but, for the past and present second-teamers, its been worth the wait thanks to their record-breaking achievements. 

Dowle - Captained his team to record total last year

The newly compiled statistics show that, once again, it was our second eleven who lead the way on the batting front. During the 2004 season they equalled the record for the highest number of runs in a league match - set at 260 runs during the previous season at University Staff's home ground in Coombe Dingle.

246 FOR 5 3RD XI V TWYFORD HOUSE CC IN 19/8.jpg6

However, Phil Dowle's 2004 squad take top spot on the basis of losing less wickets (four) than the previous record (five). The 2nd X1 now hold the top four all-time highest innings totals and with a powerful batting line this season, who would beat against them improving on this impressive fact

Meanwhile, Ben Milsom's much publicised unbeaten innings of 124 takes it rightful place as the second highest league score in the club's long history and also the highest score ever made by a YMCA cricketer batting at No3.

Finally, a set of new records, which illustrates the longest consecutive number of wins or losses by any of our four league sides show that the 2nd X1 teams of 2000 and 2001 were the most successful on record. Shaun Parker's men secured 15 successive victories between July 2000 and June 2001, winning the 2nd X1 Division two title in the process.
15 MATCHES 2ND XI - 1999/2000
10 MATCHES 2ND XI - 1977/197/8.jpg
/8.jpg MATCHES 1ST XI - 19/8.jpg0
7 MATCHES 2ND XI - 2003
7 MATCHES 1ST XI - 1992/1993

Website visitors can view the latest Club Records (1973-2004) on the websites new on-line scroll-bar which appears on the Club Averages & Records section at http://www.ymcacricket.com/stats/index.htm.

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