/  Login
 The British Officers Cricket Club

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


Latest Announcements  
SubjectByPosted
BOCC Looses to Khyber CC in GPCL Saturday League Semi FinalsCharles MathewOctober 09

On a gloomy day with very less chances of rain, BOCC won the toss and decided to bowl based on past games of successfully chasing well against Khyber. Our new ball bowling pair Sanjeev (3 Wks.) and Mitul (1 wk) were spot on from ball one & choking the Khyber batsmen for any runs. The first breakthrough came in the form of Sanjeev caught by Jon in the slips of their highest run scorer of the season followed by Mumtaz caught by Mitul at extra covers with a couple of juggles. This was followed by Mitul clean bowling the other opener. There were signs of a low total on hands with this great start. But after that a flurry of dropped catches and some resistance by Aziz W, Adalat K and Majeed took them to a respectable score of 204 at the end of 38 Overs. Sushant (2 wk’s), Gurpreet (2 wk’s) and Neil (1 wk’s) bowled superb and tried to contain their batsmen. But the best bowler of the day was Sushant who was tough to score off all day. Dropped catches and too many extras resulted in 30-40 extra runs. But BOCC was confident of chasing the target down based on how we have chased against them in the past.

    We started the batting with Gavish (9) & Mitul (10) who could not unleash into their shots because of good tight opening spell by the Khyber Bowlers. Gavish was run out to a brilliant throw from the covers and Mitul perished almost immediately caught at point. Sanjeev (22) and Dill (8) started building a partnership and hit a couple of boundaries but departed soon enough. Krish (13) trying to up the anti-got caught behind the stumps. At this point Charles (33) and John (38) had about 130 runs they needed to get in about 14 overs. But good bowling and fading light got the better of both. Arunav (8), Sushant (6), Neil (13) and Gurpreet (1*) tried to put up a fight but fell short by 23 runs.

    It was great season for our spinners with Neil finishing with most wickets, followed by Sushant, Gurpreet, Anurag and Prady. Our Pace attack led by Kunal, Sanjeev, Mitul and Aizaaz (Best Find of the season) bowling their hearts out getting us those early breakthroughs. Our openers Sunil Bhai, Vishnu, Prady, Gavish, Mitul, Shariq Bhai giving us great starts all through the season. Our rock-solid middle order Dilpreet Paaji, Jon, Sanjeev, Krish, Bhishma, Parth who helped us win many a game. Our keepers Arunav and Praveen playing crucial knocks when needed and flinging themselves (Mostly Arunav ??). Nikhil, Charles P, Hruday and Abhishek T chipped in whenever they got chance’s in the season. Special thanks to Gurdish Paaji, Jason, Karandeep G for helping when needed. If I missed anyone I am sorry but you all were integral so us to get so far in the season.

  Memorable season with more some great memories. It was an honor to lead all of you whenever I got a chance. Enjoy the winter and see you all next year!

BOCC looses to Kyber CC in GPCL Saturday League Semi FinalsCharles MathewOctober 09

On a gloomy day with very less chances of rain, BOCC won the toss and decided to bowl based on past games of successfully chasing well against Khyber. Our new ball bowling pair Sanjeev (3 Wks.) and Mitul (1 wk) were spot on from ball one & choking the Khyber batsmen for any runs. The first breakthrough came in the form of Sanjeev caught by Jon in the slips of their highest run scorer of the season followed by Mumtaz caught by Mitul at extra covers with a couple of juggles. This was followed by Mitul clean bowling the other opener. There were signs of a low total on hands with this great start. But after that a flurry of dropped catches and some resistance by Aziz W, Adalat K and Majeed took them to a respectable score of 204 at the end of 38 Overs. Sushant (2 wk’s), Gurpreet (2 wk’s) and Neil (1 wk’s) bowled superb and tried to contain their batsmen. But the best bowler of the day was Sushant who was tough to score off all day. Dropped catches and too many extras resulted in 30-40 extra runs. But BOCC was confident of chasing the target down based on how we have chased against them in the past.

    We started the batting with Gavish (9) & Mitul (10) who could not unleash into their shots because of good tight opening spell by the Khyber Bowlers. Gavish was run out to a brilliant throw from the covers and Mitul perished almost immediately caught at point. Sanjeev (22) and Dill (8) started building a partnership and hit a couple of boundaries but departed soon enough. Krish (13) trying to up the anti-got caught behind the stumps. At this point Charles (33) and John (38) had about 130 runs they needed to get in about 14 overs. But good bowling and fading light got the better of both. Arunav (8), Sushant (6), Neil (13) and Gurpreet (1*) tried to put up a fight but fell short by 23 runs.

    It was great season for our spinners with Neil finishing with most wickets, followed by Sushant, Gurpreet, Anurag and Prady. Our Pace attack led by Kunal, Sanjeev, Mitul and Aizaaz (Best Find of the season) bowling their hearts out getting us those early breakthroughs. Our openers Sunil Bhai, Vishnu, Prady, Gavish, Mitul, Shariq Bhai giving us great starts all through the season. Our rock-solid middle order Dilpreet Paaji, Jon, Sanjeev, Krish, Bhishma, Parth who helped us win many a game. Our keepers Arunav and Praveen playing crucial knocks when needed and flinging themselves (Mostly Arunav ??). Nikhil, Charles P, Hruday and Abhishek T chipped in whenever they got chance’s in the season. Special thanks to Gurdish Paaji, Jason, Karandeep G for helping when needed. If I missed anyone I am sorry but you all were integral so us to get so far in the season.

  Memorable season with more some great memories. It was an honor to lead all of you whenever I got a chance. Enjoy the winter and see you all next year!

This Week's Games

BOCC Fixtures: 
Social, Saturday @ 9:00 AM
GPCL vs GPCL
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground

GPCL, Saturday @ 11:00 AM
GPCL vs GPCL
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Social, Sunday @ 9:00 AM
Blade Runners tournament vs Blade Runners tournament
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground

GPCL, Sunday @ 11:00 AM
GPCL vs GPCL
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Social, Sunday @ 12:00 PM
BOCC vs Staten Island
at Prior Cricket Club

GPCL, Sunday @ 1:30 PM
BOCC vs Chargers CC
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 Mandeep Singh Sandhu.

 (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.



2017 Season End Statistics

Career Batting & Bowling


�  Aggregates & Partnerships


Related Links

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.

American Cricket Federation
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."

United States Youth Cricket
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.

ConteContent copyright � 2018, British Officers Cricket Club. All Rights Reserved.