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 Pool Party 2018 - July 14th||Ian Turner||Yesterday @ 9:11 PM
Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of a certain Klaus Bondar, the BOCC Pool Party is on and will be held on July 14th at Klaus’s spectacular maison, at 235 Township Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914. For those who don’t know their European history, July 14th is the French Bastille Day, when the French celebrate a mob, who attacked a prison and put people’s heads on spikes. Therefore, we shall have a French themed soiree with much French food, beer, wine and other gallic treats. The pool party will begin around 4pm but will continue late into the evening, so those people playing GPCL at the ECG have no excuse. There is no charge for the event, but I will be looking for some volunteers to help bring some things. I will give more details a little later. For now, please respond to survey and/or reply to the forthcoming evite.
|Neil Shah is selected for the USA combine trials||Vishnu Cooblall||June 12
It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Neil Shah to the USA cricket combine trials. Neil was selected in a team of twenty-six players who will be playing in Houston this weekend. He will be participating in one T20 and two 50 overs games in addition to a fitness test. Neil’s performance last year in the GPCL league has earned him a spot in this squad. Please join me on behalf of the BOCC and congratulate Neil Shah on his accomplishment.
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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.)
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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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