The First ‘Grand Slam’ Bluemantle Week in History!

Bluemantle’s vs Moose CC 10 August 2019

A cause for celebration

Since its foundation in 1862, never has The Club performed as well in Nevill Week as it did this year.

Of the five matches between 5th and 9th August at the Nevill Ground, The Bluemantle’s won every single one!

We were thankful to welcome Her Majesty’s appointment of our new Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, Mark Scott, and delighted he was able to enjoy our victories during the week. We look forward to welcoming him back next year.

Meanwhile, we also remembered the final wicket of Bob Bairamian, who’s ashes were scattered at The Nevill Ground in late August. No one can deny the influence he maintains over the success of The Club.

So, to the successful week: In five days of hard-fought best-spirit cricket, following are the highlights:


vs Band of Brothers – Mon 5th Aug.

BB 234 for 9 ~ BM’s 236 for 3 Bluemantle’s won by 7 wickets

Giles Robinson 103*
Fraser McHale 84

Ben Twine 3 for 27
James Smith 3 for 45

Chairman Nick Ogden with The Bluemantle, Mark Scott.

vs Old Amplefordians – Tues 6th Aug

BM’s 303 for 7 dec ~ Old Amps 252 Bluemantle’s won by 51 runs

Jamie Drew 125
Ollie Bradley 39
Toby Pullan 36

Ben Twine 5 for 45


vs Emeriti  – Wed 7th Aug

Emeriti 159 all out ~ BM’s 160 for 4 Bluemantle’s won by 6 wickets

Ed Springett 3 for 31

George Skinner 50
M.Deveson 50


vs Stragglers of Asia – Thurs 8th Aug

BM’s 170 all out ~ Stragglers 164 all out Bluemantle’s won by 6 runs

Toby Pullan 5 for 34


vs The Moose -Fri 9th Aug

the Moose 177 for 8 off 40 overs – BM’s 181 for 5 off 40 overs

R.Lyon 3 for 41

C.Bennett Bags 76
Harry Judd 47

Bluemantle’s skipper George Burrough receives The Bairamian Cup from Justin Bairamian following victory over The Moose CC. President Nigel Wheeler looks on.