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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. Its commitment to the joys of touring includes touring with the wandering Gentlemen of Philadelphia side.

The BOCC plays in the 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 60 matches a season. We toured the UK a few times and in future we intend to tour alternate years. Additionally, the club has a traditional pre-season curry party, Annual Awards Dinner and other events. There are organized net practices at Haverford College from May thru September.

Latest Announcements  
Youth Cricket Coaching 2014Sunil GaikwadYesterday @ 11:32 AM
This Year Youth Cricket Coaching is starting from 11th May 2013 at "528 Skippack Creek Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426" ground from 8.30 am . Please spread the word, it is open for any kids who can run and swing hard and is between 10-16 yrs of age. Please contact Sunil Gaikwad 201-658-7161 email : gailwadsl@yahoo.com for more details.
A message from Ian TurnerZafar AbdullahFebruary 16

Join our team and help us support the Congenital Heart Walk! On June 8, we will be participating in the Congenital Heart Walk, and we are raising money for pediatric heart research. Please consider joining our team or making a donation (even $5 is helpful!).

Graeme was born on December 21, 2012 in the Special Delivery Unit at CHOP. He was born with serious heart defects which we found out about during our 20-week ultrasound. Graeme has had four surgeries: two caths and two open-heart, and has more surgeries in his future. 30 years ago, Graeme wouldn't have made it. Thanks to research and modern medicine, he is thriving! Funding leads to research (mostly done at CHOP), that will lead to more medical breakthroughs.
Please consider joining Team SuperGraeme, or making a donation!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you
The Turners

Geezer alert!! OR a walk down the memory laneZafar AbdullahJanuary 21, 2013
I finally found time and CPU cycles to transform DVDs and other material from our past onto picasaweb our alternate multimedia distro site. Many thanks to Kenny and especially Craig Joss for documenting our past and sharing with me.
Want to see Tahir with a mustache (Roomana doesn't), or Gary Sobers or young Mike or a newly wed Mr. Treasurer... perhaps you want to peruse the Charlotte and Bermuda tours... something to re-live or learn how they used to do it... click on the subject!
Have fun...

This Week's Games

GPCL, Saturday @ 10:00 AM
vs Delaware CC (T20)
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Festival, Saturday @ 2:00 PM
vs Germantown CC
at Germantown Cricket Club

GPCL, Sunday @ 12:00 PM
vs Prior
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground

Schedule Games

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

 (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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