We are delighted to tell you that all is now official in our tie-up with Brondesbury CC. After a very successful trial season this year, we have now extended our current agreement until the end of 2029, allowing our teams access to the facilities for 15 seasons from this year.
After signing the deal, work has begun this past month to upgrade the facilities at Brondesbury, co-funded by PHCC and Middlesex CCC.
It's been quite a job!
First task - remove 50 tonnes of waste...
...to reveal 400 sq metres of available land.
Next task - after much planning and advice...
..lay a new astro wicket and three new grass wickets. At last - proper cricket pitches for our U11s, U12s and U13s to play on.
And state of the art nets too...
We have also laid three brand new artificial nets delivered to the highest specification - tarmac underlay, specially sprung bowler run-ups and top grade batting surfaces.
Exclusive Leisure were our contractors and they've done a fantastic job - the tarmac underlay gives consistent bounce for years to come.
Bowlers run-up on a tufted surface used for hockey. It's harder wearing and sanded to give support to the knees - extra soil and grass has been laid so William Shingles can come off his long run.
Highest spec batting ends with protector canvas. Keeping everyone in the zone - no distractions from your mate next door.
Bron is on the up
The adult Bron teams have had a fantastic year. The 1st XI were promoted back into the Middlesex Premier League - the division they dominated throughout the '80s and '90s and where they rightfully belong. And the 2nd XI went up too.
Thirteen PHCC players past and present played for adult Bron teams in the season across the 2nd to 4th XI and they all made real contributions - none more so than Matthew Takavarasha (PHCC 2014) who hit a six and a four in the last over to take the Bron 3rd XI to victory in a must-win final game of the season.
Brondesbury CC 1st XI - we look forward to having some PHCC players there soon.