The SBCC is the cricketing arm of Castor Repletis Athletic Pursuits, a global, multi-disciplinary sporting and social club with players and supporters drawn from many walks of life and corners of the globe. Despite boasting an unbeaten record in both 2020 and 2022 (yes, we managed to lose a game during covid-ravaged 2021…), the club found itself libelled on UK national TV. Legal action is currently being considered to determine whether “Rabbit” is actually the right answer.
A few years’ enforced absence from the CM Sixes has allowed time for an in-depth strategic review and this year will see what we hope will be the spectacular launch of ChazBall, a radical rethink of how to approach Sixes cricket. Look out for the Beavers taking the skills learned and honed in longer form (and traditionally slower) cricket and transposing it into the Sixes format. Admire the adoption of a full-fear approach and be ready to have the very fabric of the accepted tactical methods for our wonderful tournament challenged at every turn.
Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Bart “Paul” Simpson
11th Tour. President 2017-18. Bart’s devotion to Motor Racing was such that he decided the swiftest route to the upper echelons of the sport would be through building his own go-kart. Armed only with a lump hammer, some six-inch nails and an intimate knowledge of the works of Dasterdly and Mutley, he successfully fashioned the finest mobile known to humanity. It is a matter of record that the all-too-foreseeable subsequent crash and associated broken arm probably cost us one of our greatest champions.
Chas “Beggers” Begley
14th Tour. One of the true hard men of rugby, Chas’s pioneering tackling technique was innovative to say the least, and has not been matched since. Forsaking the more traditional use of the shoulder, Chas’s method mostly involved diving into contact nose-first and waking up in hospital. Widely regarded as a ‘once-a-game’ ploy, its genius was the element of surprise for the opposition, (as well as his team-mates and the unsuspecting St John’s Ambulance volunteers).
Chris “Coombesy” Coombes
5th Tour. BOTY 2015. Mounting Beavers are in thrall to the skills and experience of their fearless leader, Coombesy. Often operating under his preferred pseudonym ‘The Himalayan Limpet’, he holds the club record for the longest stint clinging to the side of the rock face, unable to move up or down.
Dom “Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin” Hogan
4th Tour. President 2019-Forever. BOTY 2010. The legendary sprint team, the Flashing Beavers, is led by Smokin’ Vlad Hogan due in no small part to his peerless reign as the undisputed, unbeaten and unbeatable sprint champion at St Cuthbert Mayne Junior School. At least, that is, until 9 year-old Nicola Milton showed him a clean pair of heels and another Beaver dream faded to nothing….
Mark “Bagpuss” Sayers
7th Tour. BOTY 2014. The 25 year-old Mark threw himself into Martial Arts in order to impress girls. His opening Tae Kwon Do bout resulted in a resounding thrashing at the hands of a 14-year old pocket rocket. Undeterred, he volunteered to assist the instructor in demonstrating a particular move – the subsequent kick to the chest propelled him against the fire door, through the safety bar and out into the car park. And out of Tae Kwan Do for ever….
Mark “Sluggs” Robinson
6th Tour. President 2018-19. BOTY 2018. Ever-mindful of his Health and Safety responsibilities, Mark’s leadership of the Fishing Beavers was never better demonstrated then when, feeling a sharp tug on his line, he strapped himself securely into the Fighting Chair before heroically hauling in a supermarket plastic bag.
Nigel “Gurners” Gurney
14th Tour. President 2014-15. BOTY 2016. Nige was plucked from obscurity to keep goal for the LSE 5th XI in early 1986. Two-one up at half-time, all the talk was of this inspirational, if fortuitous, selection and that he was a shoe-in for next week's match. Talk that was not resumed over the post-match pie and chips after a resounding 9-2 thrashing. In his defence Nige claimed that as a newcomer to the sport, he had been unaware that it was a game of 2 halves.
Antônio "Tony Ramos" de Carvalho Barbosa
After a long and hugely successful television, film and telenovela career, Tony Ramos reinvented himself as a hotel manager on the mid-atlantic paradise island of Bermuda. This afforded him the option to rejuvenate his once-highly-promising rugby career and he threw himself into the front row with the same gusto and devil-may-care attitude that characterised his legendary nude scene in Rede Globe's "O Astro" (1977). This caused some raised eyebrows as he returned to the front desk of his 5-star hotel propped up by crutches and sporting two black eyes, although we are given to understand that on his date that evening, sparks still flew....
7th Tour. Ariya has made rapid progress in gymnastics over the past year. If you come across a girl twirling around a tent supports or vaulting across the Beaver bar the chances are its Ariya putting in a bit of extra practice. Also a talented footballer.
4th Tour. The FEC is still showing a disturbing lack of interest in cricket (there’s time) but is he to be congratulated that he no longer sinks in a swimming pool.
9th Tour. Ella has recently added boxing to her sporting repertoire excelling in just her second lesson by breaking through her Australian coach’s guard to leave him with the split lip. Approach with caution.
Rachel "Jonesy" Begley-Begley
13th Tour. Encyclopaedic knowledge of cricket, limitless karaoke repertoire and an alarming predilection for doing the splits at random. It can only be Jonesy.
nth Tour. Steve's ball-by-ball coverage of the Beaver matches has become something of a broadcasting institution. The outlandish outfits and garish t-shirts belie one of the sharpest analytical cricketing brains to be found.
5th Tour. South-East Asia's finest fillies! See their team page for this multi-national line-up of cricket-loving, cocktail-swilling, Beaver-cheering beauties.