BAR OF ENGLAND AND WALES CRICKET CLUB

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The Bar of England and Wales Cricket Club was formed in 2007 to play in the Lawyers Cricket World Cup www.lcwc.info .

An advertisement in Counsel magazine produced 11 volunteers, enough to form a team that duly flew to Hyderabad for the first Cup. With the blessings of the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls, we managed to come somewhere in the lower order of the six teams that participated (India, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and BEWCC). India won the tournament and it was decided to hold the World Cup biennially thereafter.

The second Cup was held in Cambridge in 2010 hosted and organised by us. On this occasion we persuaded further teams to join us to a total of 12, The new teams were South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, English and Welsh solicitors [EWSCC] and second teams from India and the West Indies. Australia won in a thrilling final at the Oval.

The West Indies pitched for the third Cup which was held in Barbados in August, 2011. On this occasion we reverted to the original teams with the West Indies and Sri Lanka providing second teams to a total of eight. The final held in the University ground at night saw India again triumphant, Sri Lanka despondent.

October 2013 saw the core BEWCC plus four new recruits off to Delhi for the fourth Cup. The results are at www.lcwc.info. In brief, we,of all the teams, had the most wonderful ten days' cricket although we won only our first match, by one run, against the Australia B team. Pakistan beat India in the final.

THE NEXT WORLD CUP will be held in GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA in January 2016. This was described by the promoter as Las Vegas plonked on to an Australian Beach. If any practising barrister is interested in playing, he is invited to contact us (see 'Contact' tab).

A little more information is at Contact and About.
Also some photos at 'Photos'.

BEWCC in a Penge banana tree.

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