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.
|Membership Renewal Time Again||Chris Lawrence||February 20
| ||Just a reminder that membership dues for the 2021 season are expected by March 1st. This helps with season planning as we have GPCL Saturday and Sunday 40 over league teams to fill, along with the T20 competition, not to mention a slate of social games. Will be really helpful for the skippers to know availability, so get your membership payment in early.
Send check made payable to "The BOCC" to: Chris Lawrence, Treasurer, British Officers' Cricket Club of Philadelphia, 336 West Springfield Road, Springfield, PA 19064 or PayPal and Venmo can also be used as payment options. Payment via Venmo is preferred and can be made to @BOCCTreasurer, with a note explaining payment. If using PayPal send money using the “Send to Friends and Family” option to avoid bank charges to the club to firstname.lastname@example.org again with a note.
Youth membership details can be found at https://philadelphiayouthcricket.squadfusion.com/
|Youth Program 2021||Ian Turner||February 11
| ||BOCC Members
As the 2021 season grows nearer I wanted to update the membership on the plans for our PYCA youth program this season. Our main program will be taking place on Saturday mornings at the ECG beginning in April. We hope to play some competitive cricket this season and we are planning to send some players to compete in the NYCL in July. However, our focus right now is getting as many young cricket players out on the field as possible. Starting in April, we will be running three different groups for youth players of all ages and abilities. Last year we established our All-Star program for young, inexperienced players aged from 6-10 years old. This was a really fun, engaging program for young players (ask Rajat for his feedback.) These sessions last about 90 minutes and require no equipment. We managed to get an All-Star cohort of about 12 players in 2020. Our goal for this year is to double that number. To that end I am asking all BOCC members to register their children into the PYCA program, especially if you have younger children. All BOCC members can register their children for free. Simply type in BOCC MEMBER in the coupon when registering and you will register for free. To register click on the link to the PYCA website below.
Also we have updated the social media for the PYCA with a new facebook and instagram page. You can see some of the highlights from last year on these sites. We hope to fill these sites with more content as the season progresses, but for now, for those on social media, please like/friend/subscribe or whatever verb is relevant. If you have any questions or comments about the PYCA please contact Ajay or myself for further information.
This Week's Games
|There are no games scheduled this week.
For general questions and/or Inquiries, please contact our
Youth Cricket Dept
To Schedule games with the BOCC or
for general questions and/or Inquiries, please send E-mail to the
(When requesting a game, please specify the dates
you are interested in and where you would like to play.)
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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