BOCC  The British Officers Cricket Club

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 at Evansburg State Park in Collegeville from April thru September.

Latest Announcements  
End of Season Party Change DateIan TurnerTuesday @ 10:20 AM

The end of season party has changed from Nov 6th to Nov 13rd. Please change your attendance as necessary.

End of Season PartyIan TurnerOctober 07

The committee has decided that an indoor End of Season Party is still not a viable option this season. Therefore, the plan is to have an end of season party on November 6th at the ECG. We will jazz up the area in front of the clubhouse, get a firepit going, order some curry, have plenty of refreshments and hopefully enjoy the fall weather. We would start some time in the afternoon, have food, do awards and then people can relax around the fire or generally hangout. While this was not our ideal option, I think it makes the best of a bad situation. Please update the survey ASAP, to let us know your intentions so we can start our  planning.



This Week's Games

Social, Saturday @ 10:30 AM
Galacticos CC vs BOCC
at (Home) Ernie Precious Field (Previously known as ECG 1)

Social, Sunday @ 10:30 AM
Galacticos CC vs BOCC
at (Home) Ernie Precious Field (Previously known as ECG 1)

GPCL, Sunday @ 10:30 AM
NJ Challengers CC vs Swat Lions CC
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Social, Sunday @ 12:00 PM
Merion CC vs BOCC
at Merion Cricket Club

GPCL, Sunday @ 2:30 PM
NJ Challengers CC vs Stumperz CC
at (Home) Evansburg Cricket Ground - II

Youth Cricket

For general questions and/or Inquiries, please contact our Youth Cricket Dept

Schedule Games

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.)

2020 Season End Statistics

Career Batting & Bowling

�  Averages and Records

Related Links

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 cricket�s values of transparency, inclusiveness and fairness."

United States Youth Cricket
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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