Cropwell Bishop Village Parish Plan

Cropwell Cricket Club: The Year Ahead (19-1-16)

Winter nets are now in full swing at Trent Bridge, with new and old faces aiming to build up their techniques ready for the coming season.

Yet again we have a full fixture schedule, with games from early May until the end of September, which kicks off with the usual Butler v Bishop game, will Bishop continue their dominance in this fixture or have Butler found some new players to help their chances?

This year, the two games (also the one at the end of the season) will be played with the aim of raising money for charity. The first game will be used to help raise money for ALD Life, a charity close to our hearts as our scorer is affected by this disease. More details of the day will be sent out nearer to the date.

For the new season, we also have a new website, this is still work-in-progress but hopefully will be of great use to the club and community, going forward. If there any local business’s that would like to advertise on the site, please contact me.

Neil King—Cropwell CC Captain


Cropwell Cricket Club: Season Round-Up (3-11-15)

CCC Well another season comes to an end. Surprisingly, with the Great British weather, we only lost one game due to rain and managed to play from the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September.

It may not have been the hottest of summers but the cricket was enjoyable and the results a massive improvement on previous seasons. Some memorable moments were achieved also, we had the first Cropwell CC player to score over 100 runs in a game (Fred Dulwich), quickly followed like a bus, we had the second (Pete Walton).

In one game, Cameron Pywell took 5 wickets, including a hat-trick (3 wickets in 3 balls). Overall we scored more runs and won more games than in any previous season.

cricket cartoon We have welcomed on board new members, who have bought into our ethos (Fun is more important than winning!) and the club is growing. This was highlighted no more than in the last game of the season, the bi-annual Bishop V Butler game.

We had 28 members playing on the day, with everyone getting a bat…not the usual scenario for a Sunday game!! A big crowd came and enjoyed the free BBQ & Bouncy Castle and watched Bishop win again, making it a double swoop for the second year running.

It was a most enjoyable game played in the right spirit with plenty of friendly banter…To me though, the best part was seeing the next group of youngsters being involved for the first time.

Winter nets at Trent Bridge start in January, if you would like to come along, please contact me on 0770 2213841.

Neil King—Cropwell CC Captain

Bishop v Butler Match 2014 (4-6-14)

2014 Team See Cropwell News for June 2014 for match report.

Cricket Fixtures 2014 (27-4-14)

Cricket Fixtures

Cropwell United Win League Cup Semi-Final (12-4-13)

Our local football team, Cropwell United, are through to the final of the EMPAL League Cup. This is how they overcame Crown Inn last weekend to reach the final, against Arnold Old Boys, on 5th May.

Cropwell went 1-0 down mid way through the first half and went into the half time interval trailing,

They started the second half brighter and equalised when Dom Page scored direct from a corner kick!

Then a poor clearance by the Crownn Inn keeper fell to Jack Horton who volleyed home from 35 yards to leave the goalkeeper stranded.

Dan Thorpe then made it 3-1 after some good football by Cropwell, who had now taken control of the game.

The returning injured Chris Cholerton then sealed the game by scoring the 4th goal of the game and he also picked up Man of the match after coming on as a substitute.

Adam Flint

Testing Day for Cropwell United (13-1-13) Football Cup

Cropwell hosted current champions Nott's Medics at a snowy then sunny then foggy Sheldon Field. Stef Kendal had the job before the game of brushing of the snow on the white lines so they were visible.

Medics won the toss and made Cropwell kick into the sun that was causing problems to see. With both teams starting the game unbeaten it got off to a nervy start.

Cropwell missed a few glorious chances in the first half which should have resulted in a goal. Dom Page came the closest when his 20 yard effort hit the underneath of the bar and bounced back out. Medics didn't really test Adi Lowe in the Cropwell goal in the first half as Cropwell's defence stayed strong and limited Medics chances at goal.


Midway through the second half Cropwell broke the deadlock; a long throw from Man of the Match Adam Flint was flicked on by Chris Cholerton which fell to Nick Gammon who tucked the ball away.


Medics then put the pressure on Cropwell whose defence was still holding firm from the attacks. Medics then equalised when a ball fell to A Wright who scored with a 20 yard strike that beat Adi Lowe and went into the top corner.

The game was end-to-end with both teams looking for a winner and was keeping the biggest crowd of the season at Sheldon on their toes.

Medics nearly took the lead when a shot was tipped onto the post by Adi Lowe.


Cropwell took the lead again when Luke Abel's corner was bundled in by Craig Carter after a scramble in the box. As the fog rolled across Sheldon Field Medics started to put the pressure back on Cropwell with them chucking everything at them to try and equalise, Medics nearly equalised late on when the Cropwell players stopped as the ball appeared to go out of play but Medics carried and pulled the ball back to the striker whose shot was going in until Jeff Coulson cleared the ball off the line.

Cropwell couldn't keep the ball up the field which resulted in a frantic finish with Medics trying to find the equaliser as the fog got thicker. Cropwell's defence stayed solid clearing the crosses that were being put into the box.

When the referee eventually blew the final whistle, supporters cheered from the sidelines. Cropwell United had shown everyone that they truly were the best in the league. They now lead the league by 6 points.

A great performance by our team: well done everyone involved.

Cropwell United go Top! (11-12-12)

Our local football team, Cropwell United, are the new leaders of Division One of the 'East Midlands Public Authorities League' (EMPAL League)
They needed to beat an Elwes Arms team last Sunday and did so in style—beating them 7-1.

Why not go along to watch the players at Cropwell United's next home game on Sheldon Field in Cropwell Butler. That game will be on the morning of Sunday 6th January 2013.
Better still, why not go and see them in festive mood on Boxing Day? See the poster below for details.

Boxing Day Match (28-12-11)

The Mick Jennings Cup was fought for at Cropwell Butler on Boxing Day. This annual football match is held in memory of Mick Jennings and is between the 'Old Boys' (in gold kit) and 'Cropwell United' (in blue kit).

This year, the final score was Cropwell United 6, Old Boys 2. Once again the real winner is the 'Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation' which benefits from money raised by the players and supporters.

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Photos from Helen Buckley

Boomerang safe in Bishop Hands (23-8-11)

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The Boomerang was, once again, won by Bishop last Sunday!

The Butler team won the toss and decided to bat but our team bowled very well: it took Butler 21 balls to get off the mark. The Bishop team restricted Butler to 102 off 40 overs. In return, the Bishop team beat this total in less than half the time—just 19 overs.

The Boomerang is still in Bishops Hands!

For a report on the match, go to the Cropwell Cricket Club website (click link on the right) where a detailed account of the match is being prepared.

The Bishop section of Cropwell Cricket Club

Cropwell Cricket Clubs (9-8-11)

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Friendly Civil War on The Sheldon Field Sunday August 21st at 2pm is the time of the next Cropwell Butler V Cropwell Bishop Cricket match.

We are playing for the Derek Randall boomerang which Cropwell Bishop won last year. This is the 2nd bout of civil war this Season with Cropwell Butler winning the Dave Shaw trophy earlier in the season having bowled Cropwell Bishop out for just 41 runs.

Derek Randall hands award to Cropwell Bishop Cropwell Bishop really could do with your support in this fixture as we desperately try to keep hold of the Derek Randall boomerang for another season.
Your support could make all the difference. Please come along and support the Cropwell Bishop irregulars.

There will be a bar and snack bar facilities open on the fantastic Sheldon Field behind the Village hall on Main Street Cropwell Butler, There's a park for the kids and plenty of room for a picnic. (No barbecues please: too much mess was left last time)

We would really appreciate it if you came along but please don't get there too much after 2pm or it could all be over—if we bat like last time!

The Bishop section of Cropwell Cricket Club

Cropwell Cricketers take on Keyworth (10-7-11)

CCC versus Keyworth CC

On Sheldon Field today, Cropwell Cricket Team took on Keyworth CC. The warm conditions brought out the harvest flies: did it bring the best out of our team?

Cropwell Cricket News (11-5-11)

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Now that Cropwell Cricket Club (CCC) is up and running, runs are piling up (and wickets falling) fast and furious.

Fortunately, some of the players are proving great reporters of matches and posting results and comments on Cropwell Cricket Club's own blog site.

Find out who won the recent Bishop-Butler match and about other matches by clicking on the following link: Cropwell Cricket Club

Cropwell Cricket Club (12-4-11)

Cricketer Cropwell Cricket Club is now established on the Sheldon Field with an active committee and increasing membership drawn from the parishes of Cropwell Butler and Tythby and Cropwell Bishop.

Twelve fixtures have already been arranged with more to follow, details of which will be circulated in newsletters and elsewhere in Cropwell Butler and Cropwell Bishop ahead of the first home match on Sunday 1st May.

As well as active fundraising, the Club needs sponsorship if it is to be sustainable in the years to come. If you are able to provide any such support, no matter how modest, please contact any of the members, committee or me, Paul Dulwich on 9335739 (paul.dulwichatvirgindotnet) or Neil King on 9892376 (neilking1attalktalkdotnet) or at the forthcoming fixtures. There remains plenty of space for 'Bloggs Engineering' on our treasured CCC caps!

Cricket on Sheldon Field Likewise, if you are interested in joining as a player, junior or less-junior, or non-playing participant (we always need umpires, scorers and all round support) please use the contact details above and I will be pleased to send out a membership form (adult membership £15-00, junior membership £10-00 and non-players £10-00).

There are intended to be social events as well as match day activities for our respective villages to enjoy.

Cricket on Sheldon Field Kwik cricket will also continue for the younger cricket enthusiasts, this year headed once again by Jim Besson, Nikki Oldfield (?) and John Cowburn on a 'pay on the day' basis. Junior membership will not be required.

Kit donations through the Sheldon Field remain most welcome. We have already benefited from an extremely kind donation of Slazenger equipment, but we probably can't have too much.

I look forward to seeing you on the Sheldon Field this spring and summer whether it be as a player, member, supporter or visitor.

Paul Dulwich
Chairman Cropwell Cricket Club