News

Team sheet for Bushmen versus Eastonians at Navestock

Published May 26, 2017

A foray into darkest Essex… Eastonians 2017

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Fernhurst Cricket Club’s match report

Published May 17, 2017

15 May 2017 : A fine reception for the BBC Bushmen A fine reception for the BBC Bushmen pictured: Sunday XI Vice Captain Tim Freeman back in the runs On a weekend of unprecedented success for the club’s various senior and junior teams, the gentlemen of the Sunday XI decided to share the love by losing. Fernhurst CC was delighted to welcome back the BBC Bushmen for their annual trip to the village and the friendly match was played out in beautiful spring sunshine. FCC skipper Matt Westley made an early claim for catch of the season with a Stokesian […]

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Recent Bushmen results

Published May 15, 2017

Heavy defeat from the V&A; here’s their match report: V&A PLAYERS: C M-T [Captain], C JONKERS, T P-G, N P-G, D DE CAIRES, N EMLEY, T BIRD, N BIRD, L NIEBOER, D SIMPSON, S JULKA “They are a small, hardy, intelligent and gentle people, who have eked out life for themselves, while the rest of humanity developed along completely different lives” – John Simpson Our opponents were not the people of the Kalahari desert as Simpson describes but, spiritually at least, from Bush House, the home to the BBC World Service until its move in 2012.  Theirs is a distinguished, […]

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Bushmen versus Newdigate, 23rd April 2017

Published April 24, 2017

Result Bushmen versus Newdigate 2017

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Bushmen Fixtures 2017

Published February 27, 2017

Fixtures 2017

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David Wedgwood Benn

Published February 11, 2017

I’ve received a number of emails about the death of David Wedgwood Benn, for many years a familiar figure in the corridors of Bush House.  Tales of his doings are legion, so I thought I’d relay these from my inbox.  Many Bushmen will also remember the writers.  The emails are in reverse order, i.e. the first is the most recent. Andy   Shelley Gillespie I was doing a recording with him in one of the ground floor south west studios and there was sizeable mound of tape on the floor.  He listened to the recording and suddenly pounced on the […]

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Bernard Palmer

Published February 3, 2017

Death of Bernard Palmer, Bushman Tim Woodward, now retired from Bush House News Information, has let us know of the sad death at Charing Cross Hospital on January 6th, of his long term civil partner, Bushman Bernard Palmer. Bernard worked for the BBC from 1954 up to his retirement in 1987. Sadly, we have no specific information on the funeral. Bernard left his body to medical science and the London Anatomy Office has arranged for the body to be sent to King’s College, London. There will be a private cremation arranged by the College. Tim Woodward writes … He was […]

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Bushmen Captain’s Log 2016

Published December 3, 2016

Read Chris Ancil’s words here: Bushmen Captain’s Log 2016

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Cricket statistics 2016

Published November 21, 2016

Read all about it! Bushmen results 2016 Batting Averages 2016 Bowling Averages 2016 Errors & Omissions Excepted

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Publishing sensation!

Published November 21, 2016

The Chairman’s book, below, has been nominated for the MCC/Cricket Society Book of the Year 2016. And not by him or the publisher: they are barred. If any Bushman is a member of either body and would like to support this, they should simply send an email nominating White On Green by Richard Heller and Peter Oborne, to Neil Robinson at the MCC or Nigel Hancock at the Cricket Society. Members should contact Hilary Latey for the links, if necessary. NOTE: there is no blackballing facility and members can nominate more than one book if they have a better candidate […]

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