Welcome to the BOCC
The British Officers Cricket Club appears in cricket history back in the 'Golden
Age' of cricket in Philadelphia in the late 1800's. However, as an affiliate of
The British Officers Club of Philadelphia founded in 1925, regular games were played
until WWII. The BOCC was re-born in 1986-thanks to co-founders, the late Peter Stone
and Alfred Reeves. Since that time the club has been a major force in rekindling
the game in Philadelphia, and now enjoys a playing membership of over 50 cricketers.
The BOCC plays cricket for fun, for love of the game, yet competitively, with a
will to win. The BOCC places high importance upon social interaction and a membership
willing to contribute effort on and off the field. The BOCC places no restriction
upon membership, save that of gentlemanly conduct. Club management is democratic
and bound by its Constitution. The BOCC shall strive to uphold the notion of Cricket
first, team second and the individual last.
The BOCC is a co-founder and a proud supporter and participant of the Philadelphia
International Cricket Festival and Greater Philadelphia Cricket League. Its commitment
to the joys of touring includes touring with the wandering Gentlemen of Philadelphia
The BOCC plays in the Greater Philadelphia Cricket League, goes on tour to Toronto
over the July 4 weekend and with friendly games all season long, plays an aggregate
of over 50 matches a season. We have toured the UK a few times as a club and members
regularly participate in other tours. Additionally, the club has a traditional pre-season
curry party, Annual Awards Dinner and other events such as a family-friendly pool
party in the summer. There are organized net practices at Haverford College from
April thru September.
|Save tbe Date: BOCC Pool Party July 9th||Ian Turner||9 hours ago
| ||BOCC members I am pleased to announce the return of the BOCC Pool Party on July 9th at Chez Bondar. Klaus has very kindly given us access to his wonderful home, extensive land and pool. This is an event for all members and their families to come an enjoy an afternoon/evening in the beautiful surroundings with the BOCC family. More details to follow, so for now just place this in your calendar.
|Youth Cricket Festival Finals today: Delayed start: 10:30-11:00 AM @ECG||Sunil Gaikwad||Yesterday @ 6:57 AM
Guys , good news we will be able to complete the final today As you know U13 are in final . Please come and support your team. 10.30 am in ecg
|Memorial Day Week End Tournament 2016||Sunil Gaikwad||Sunday @ 8:03 PM
Second Day of Memorial Day Week End tournament 2016.
Good news for Home U13 team The Beat ACA Crusher by
big margin and Cricmax Panther lost to FSSC. This put
PYCA U13 (BOCC) is 1st position in the pool B with 4 points.
Pool A We have CricMax Tiger topped the pool with 4 points.
Bad weather is expected tomorrow and we have to curtail the
tournament these 2 team will play finals if the weather permits.
For U15 We have Sons of Liberty playing Titan for the finals.
We are monitoring the weather closely and will take the decision
tomorrow morning say 7 -8 am if we have a window to finish this match.
More details report of this tournament will follow .
|A Good Cause||Ian Turner||May 22
My BOCC friends I would like to bring attention to a cause that is very close to my heart. For those members who are new or who are unaware my three-year-old son, Graeme was born with a serious congenital heart defect. He has had two open-heart surgeries so far and is due at least two more in the future. Every year in order to raise awareness and funds for congenital heart research we start a walking team and participate in the Congenital Heart Walk which this year is taking place on June 5th at Wilson Farm Park in Wayne, PA. I am looking for team members and/or team donations from the BOCC membership. If you would like further information about the walk, congenital heart defects or anything to do with Graeme please feel free to contact me directly or simply go to Graemes page below where you can make a direct donation. Thanks for your support.
|Please support Youth Cricket and Memorial Day tourney||Zafar Abdullah||May 18
We need your support - please signup to volunteer for the memorial day weekend cricket tournament. Show your support and committment to youth cricket in North America. We are looking for umpires, general help/guidance support for our guest teams, and folks with good cameras to take videos and photos of the event. Please sign up by clickin on the link below or the Subject line.
Sign me up for youth cricket!
This Week's Games
|PCL, Saturday @ 11:00 AM
vs BOCC vs Prior
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II
|Social, Saturday @ 1:00 PM
vs Hoboken cricket Club vs BOCC
at Away game
|GPCL, Sunday @ 12:00 PM
vs Caribbean XI vs BOCC 20/20
at Away game
Please support our Sponsors
For general questions and/or Inquiries, please contact
Sunil Gaikwad or 201-658-7161
To Schedule games with the BOCC, please send E-mail to the Fixtures Secretary
(When requesting a game, please specify the dates
you are interested in and where you would like to play.)
For general questions and/or Inquiries,
please contact us at
How to become a Member
New players are welcome to apply to join the BOCC. Come to nets at
Haverford College - Cope Field from May thru September after 5:00 pm.
After two nets you may apply to join the club using this Membership
CC Morris Cricket Library
The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection
is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the Western Hemisphere.
The library includes over a thousand volumes and a very large collection of related
printed and photographic materials and related items of Cricket history.
Laws of Cricket
The basic Laws of Cricket have stood remarkably well the
test of well over 250 years of playing the game. It is thought the real reason for
this is that cricketers have traditionally been prepared to play in the Spirit of
the Game as well as in accordance with the Laws.
Philadelphia Cricket Festival
The Philadelphia International Cricket Festival is an
annual event held in the Philadelphia area during the first weekend in May to promote
cricket, friendship and community service through sporting contact.
USA Cricket Association
ACF has been established to improve governance of cricket
in the United States. Their mission is as follows: "Our mission is to inspire Americans to
play and to excel at cricket and to make cricket the preeminent bat-and-ball sport
in the United States. ACF will uphold and promote cricket’s values of transparency,
inclusiveness and fairness."
The United States Youth Cricket Association, a non-profit
organization incorporated in the state of Maryland, is dedicated to introducing
our great sport to American children.
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