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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 side.

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.

Latest Announcements  
BOCC End of Season PartyIan TurnerYesterday @ 7:34 AM

The BOCC End of Season Party is scheduled for Saturday November 19th. The venue is Sligo Irish Pub in downtown Media, PA. Starting time: 7pm, ending time: late.  We have booked the upstairs room, which is a fantastic area for our needs. We will be getting a 2 entrée, 2 side and dessert buffet. All adult members eat free (as part of your membership fee). Youth members also eat for free. Wives and girlfriends are very much invited and welcomed but will cost you an extra $30. Youth parents (if not already on family membership) will pay $30 each or $40 per couple. One thing that is free for everyone; the entertainment. Myself and Zafar will be hosting the evening and there will be plenty of fun stories, activities, videos and also our annual award ceremony. Please respond to the survey and/or reply to the evite that will be sent soon. I have to give the hostess an accurate estimate of numbers so please respond as soon as humanly possible. See you at the party!


PS Do your humble Treasurer a favor. Please send your checks made out to "BOCC" to Chris Lawrence, Treasurer, 336 W Springfield Road, PA 19064 ahead of the event.

This Week's Games

Social, Saturday @ 11:00 AM
vs BOCC vs Staten Island
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Please support our Sponsors

Kabob and Grill in Ardmore, PA

Junior Cricket

For general questions and/or Inquiries, please contact Sunil Gaikwad or 201-658-7161

Schedule Games

To Schedule games with the BOCC, please send E-mail to the Fixtures Secretary Vishnu Cooblall.

 (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 fixtures@bocccricket.com.

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