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.
|BOCC Memorial Weekend Cricket Day||Ian Turner||Yesterday @ 8:22 AM
Members. Sadly, the youth tournament planned for Memorial Weekend has had to be cancelled because of a lack of teams. However, this creates an opportunity for a BOCC event. Therefore, we will conduct an intra-club cricket day on Saturday May 26th. The exact details have not been finalized however the plan is too play an intra-club game (or maybe even tournament, numbers permitting) and get the youth players involved in some way. We will also have food, drinks and after game entertainment at the clubhouse.
This event is purely dependent on the overall support and participation of the BOCC membership. Some of you may have already made plans for Memorial Weekend, but for those who haven’t this would be a great way to enjoy the weekend and build more BOCC camaraderie. I have posted a survey on the website. Please complete even if you can’t make it so we can determine feasibility of the event.
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 cricketï¿½s 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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