(From Left) Standing: Yusuf Khan, Biju John, Kenny Griffiths, Charu Choudhri, Sushant Sawant, Klaus Bondar, Ross Lawrence, Sunil Dravida, Clayton Cottman,
Bhishma Thakkar, Charles Mathew, Kashif Khan, Amimul Hasan, Rajat Arora, Ash Gill, Siddharth Gaikwad, Shariq Khan, Neil Shah, Cyril Williams, Gavish Sharma
Sitting: Zafar Abdullah, Sunil Gaikwad, Ernie Precious (President), Alfred Reeves (Founder), Vishnu Cooblal (Club Captain),
Chris Lawrence, Krish Pusuluri
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, Alan Stuart 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 80 cricketers including a thriving youth section.
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 strives 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 in the Philadelphia International Cricket Festival.
The BOCC plays in the Greater Philadelphia Cricket League on Saturdays
and have qualified for the playoffs in the last two years. We also go 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.
BOCC has also toured the UK in both 2002 and 2004 and most recently Sarasota Florida in February, 2019.
Touring is part of the club both travelling and hosting visiting sides; more tours are expected in upcoming years.
Additionally, the club has a traditional pre-season curry party, Annual Awards Dinner and other fun/family friendly
social events. There are organized net practices at our home ground which has a unique two side by side fields, a club house
Evansburg State Park
in Collegeville from April thru September.
New players are welcome to apply to join the BOCC. Come to nets at
Evansburg State Park 528 Skippack Creek Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426 every Thursday during the season after 5:00 pm (weather & light
permitting.) After two nets (please read disclaimer below) you may apply to
join the club using the
Those who wish to learn the game may come along but preference for batting and
bowling will go to members and those playing in upcoming matches. At the moment
we have many playing members so that it is not possible to guarantee matches!
(some games are over-subscribed and to get onto the league side you will have
to be a strong player.)
Note that we are interested in players who will stay with the club for at least
a season and who will contribute to the social side - this means coming for
after nets or after game to a restaurant/pub for drinks (drink what you like
- we want your company!).
Usually there are two league games and a social/friendly game most weekends. The cost of joining the club is $250
which includes a club shirt, cap and tie, thereafter its $200 per year. There is no need for you to wear whites
at nets although it is appreciated. We have a supply of white and colored logoed clothing. Please provide your own
playing equipment. If you are interested in joining, come to nets.
Disclaimer: Those playing at nets practice agree
to do so entirely at their own risk. The club does not provide full protective
gear - players are advised to provide their own protective gear including a
helmet, gloves, box and pads etc. If any batsman, fielder or bowler causes a
ball to damage any player or non-player or his/her property or the college
property then it is the sole responsibility of the player directly causing such
damage. The club is insured for medical damages to third parties as covered by
club insurance during BOCC games only.