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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 Evansburg State Park (528 Skippack Creek Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426) from April thru September.


Latest Announcements  
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Save the Date - BOCC Curry Party 2019Ian TurnerFebruary 05

BOCC Members

The 2019 BOCC Curry Party will be taking place at the usual venue, Kenny’s house on March 9th. The cost is $25 each for all playing members and guests. Youth players eat for free. Parents of the youth players will pay $25 each or $40 per couple. Remember, this is the key fund raising event of the year, therefore your presence is appreciated and expected. To that end we will be doing things a little differently this year. Firstly, we are trying a pot luck concept with the food. We will be looking for volunteers to make some delicious Asian cuisine. Second we want as many people as possible so please invite a friend, neighbor, relative or anyone else who might be interested in eating curry, drinking beer and generally having a fun time. Finally, we will be doing our usual raffle and auction, so please release your inner Marie Kondo, and get some items together for donation. Please email me and let me know what you will be bringing. Please respond to the survey and/or (upcoming) evite as quickly as possible.

Thanks

Ian

Remembering Alfred ReevesZafar AbdullahJanuary 31

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred Reeves, President Emeritus, co-founder and the main driving force behind the re-establishment of the British Officers Cricket Club. Alfred, along with the late Alan Stuart and the late Peter Stone restarted the BOCC in 1986 and he has been instrumental in the development and growth of the club. Alfred’s mission has always been to spread the playing of cricket, a sport he loved with a passion as a player, being a wily leg spinner but also in his many contributions to growing the game in the Philadelphia area and the wider United States which has seen the number of clubs and player participation grow immensely. If you wish to contribute to this continuing mission in memory of Alfred donations can be made to the British Officers Cricket Club via PayPal at paypal.me/BOCCPhila
Or mail check to:
BOCC
c/o Chris Lawrence, 336 West Springfield Rd.
Springfield PA 19064

Alfred ReevesZafar AbdullahJanuary 24
Our great father-figure Alfred has passed on. He is now with his better half of 50 plus years, Betty, in the great heavenly cricket field.
With your permission I would like to share a montage of all the pictures which I’ve collected over the years -both current and past - which include our great Alfred. I hope you all enjoy it and remember our excellent friend fondly - without whom we would not be a cricketing family. May you finally rest in peace good friend Alfred Reeves.
Thanks
Z

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yn6sgUyR7je6tAV87


PS: if you have any photos of him in please add to this shared photos folder. Thanks.

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