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, 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 Sundays 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.
|BOCC and COVID19 - An Update from the Cricket Committee||Zafar Abdullah||March 19
| ||Dear members
The winter was mild and the weather is fantastic and we are all desperate for the season to start, but as you all know we are in the midst of an unprecedented nationwide and worldwide health emergency crisis.
The season has not kicked off and likely will be delayed as part of the shutdown of almost all sports activities. While the pre-season Florida tour was an early casualty, the 2020 Philadelphia International Cricket Festival has been cancelled, ECG is closed https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/EvansburgStatePark/Pages/default.aspx with a resulting hold put on pre-season cleanup activities, and there is uncertainty around early season games.
We are continuing to monitor the latest official guidance to determine when to kick off the season and want to remind you to continue following the guidelines (washing hands, social distancing, etc.) provided by the CDC (www.cdc.gov). We’re in a wait and see mode at the moment and will provide periodic updates regarding the season via the website, email, and WhatsApp group messaging. Until then stay safe and take care of yourselves and your family.
The BOCC Cricket Committee
For general questions and/or Inquiries, please contact Sunil Gaikwad or 201-658-7161
To Schedule games with the BOCC or
for general questions and/or Inquiries, please send E-mail to the Fixtures Secretary
(When requesting a game, please specify the dates
you are interested in and where you would like to play.)
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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