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OB Cricket (Butterflies)

The Bryanston Butterflies is the Bryanston Alumni Cricket Club with OBs of all abilities and ages taking part in a growing calendar of fixtures throughout the summer. 

Occasionally graced by some rare Flutterbyes, (female Butterflies) we have two main fixture bookings: The Weekend and The Week

The Weekend sees us take on the current crop from the school on the Saturday and a touring side called the Rioteers on the Sunday. A vital weekend, as it’s our principal recruiting ground for future 'Flies, the games are always well contested and played in fantastic spirit, something we pride ourselves on. 

The Week is where old boys’ teams from Clayesmore, Canford and Sherborne come together to play in a festival of timed cricket. Every summer, we book time off work to come and live like schoolboys again, staying in Cranborne house. The cricket is very competitive, with old rivalries and contests re-awakened, to be played out by slower and fatter versions of our schoolboy selves. The array of talent may be limited, but there is always a fantastic spirit and enjoyment, which is why we see so many 'Flies returning year after year. 

Fixtures for 2018

  • Saturday 5 May - Butterflies v Hampshire Hogs at Warnford
  • Saturday 16 June  - Butterflies v Pupils at Bryanston
  • Sunday 17 June - Butterflies v Rioteers at Bryanston
  • Sunday 8 July - The Stour Cup tournament at Bryanston
  • Monday 9 -12 July - Butterflies - The Week at Bryanston - Read the report here.
  • Saturday 1 September - Butterflies CC at Follies Farm (40 overs)

If you are interested in playing or would like further information, please contact Chris and Baz at

Tour 2019

We’re going to Sri Lanka in February 2019!

Please get in touch if you’re even the slightest bit keen - itinerary can be flexible to accommodate families and personal preferences. Already good interest from The Weekend, but there’s plenty of cricket to go round for a healthy touring party of 14-15!

  1. PDF
    Tour Itinerary
    Link URL

Butterflies contact details:

Captain – Christopher Cosgrove (Connaught 2005)

Vice-Captain – Baz Street (Shaftesbury 2008)

You can also contact Sam Tonks, Alumni Relations Officer on 01258 484514 or via email.