Match Report: Rockets Men 102-96 Nottingham Hoods

Rockets edged a 102-96 overtime thriller against Nottingham Hoods to record a crucial win in the NBL Division One playoff race at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Nottingham currently hold the final playoff birth, with Saturday’s win bringing Rockets just one win away from a coveted top eight playoff position. With the race for…

Match Report: Rockets Women 55-75 Thames Valley Cavaliers

Despite a spirited second half display, City of Birmingham Rockets women suffered defeat at the hands of a strong Thames Valley outfit on Saturday evening at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre. The damage was done in the first half as the Cavaliers raced out into a healthy lead and took a 41-20 advantage into the break.…

Match Report: Rockets Men 72-74 Bradford Dragons

Rockets fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of Bradford Dragons in a tense encounter at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Coach Nuno’s side sat 10th on a record of 4-8 going into what would be a tough game against a physically strong Dragons side. Our visitors came into the game sat in…

Men’s Match Report: Rockets 78-82 Barking Abbey

Rockets fell to Barking Abbey 82-78 in a tough defeat at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. We went into the fixture sat 10th with a 4-7 record. Barking sat bottom of the division with a record of 0-12 looking for their first win of the season. The first quarter started with Rockets first bucket coming from good…

Match Report: Rockets Men 72-101 Derby Trailblazers

Rockets fell to the high-flying Derby Trailblazers 101-72 in tough defeat in Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. We went into the game sat 10th in the division with a 4-6 record, as we took on a Derby side that sat 2nd on a record of 8-2. New signing Jayden Grewal started the game making…

Match Report: Rockets Women 52-77 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets women fell to defeat at Manchester Mystics, despite an excellent second half performance. Unfortunately, the damage was done early on, as Birmingham were 15 points down at the end of the first quarter, then trailed 42-20 at half time. Rockets looked a different side after the interval and matched their opponents,…

Match Report: Rockets Women 42-48 Anglia Ruskin Uni

City of Birmingham Rockets women suffered a gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of fellow league strugglers Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), despite having led for the majority of the game. Rockets held the advantage until the last few minutes, but conceded the final nine points of the contest to be edged out at the death. In…

Match Report: Rockets Women 49-70 Bristol Flyers

City of Birmingham Rockets fell to a home defeat at the hands of Bristol Flyers on Saturday evening despite a strong start at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. Bristol are an established team at this level but with a 3-5 record going into the game, the team will undoudtedly see this one as a missed opportunity. Birmingham…

Match Report: Rockets Men 70-77 London Elite

City of Birmingham Rockets men suffered a 77-70 defeat to London Elite at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening. Coach Nuno Rodrigues’ side went into the game looking to bounce back from last weekend’s disappointment and continue what has been a largely positive maiden season in NBL Division One. London Elite went into the game…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 62-90 Sheffield Hatters

City of Birmingham Rockets women bowed out of the National Cup at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Sheffield Hatters, who denied Coach Emery’s team in the playoff final last season too. A devastating first quarter saw Sheffield build a lead which they held onto for the remainder of the game. There are plenty…

Match Report: Rockets Men 60-94 Essex Rebels

A depleted City of Birmingham Rockets side fell to a strong Essex Rebels outfit 90-64 in a tough defeat at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday evening in our latest NBL Division One outing. Rockets went into the game with a 4-1 record and were looking to continue their bright start to the season against an…

Match Report: Rockets Women 58-107 Endeavour Ipswich

City of Birmingham Rockets women lost out to early pace-setters Ipswich (6-1) in WNBL Division One at Nechells on Saturday evening. It was always going to be a tough assignment against the league leaders but Rockets stuck at it, encouraged by the home crowd, and there were some positive moments and notable individual performances. After…

Match Report: CoLA Southwark Pride 78-50 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets Women suffered an away defeat at CoLA Southwark Pride in South London on Sunday after decisive scoring streaks either side of halftime left Rockets with too much to do. Birmingham remained competitive throughout, but couldn’t get close enough to threaten the home side. After an impressive win at home last week,…

Men’s Match Report: Rockets 77-97 Riders

Rockets suffered defeat at the hands of Loughborough Riders, 97-77 in Nechells. Coach Nuno’s side went into the game looking to continue their unbeaten run in the league and go 4-0, Riders entered Nechells with a 3-1 record looking to continue their good form. Rockets matched Riders in the opening minutes, Kayne King stole the…

Match Report: Rockets Women 67-63 Reading Rockets

City of Birmingham Rockets women earned an extremely impressive win over Reading Rockets in the Rockets’ derby on Saturday. It was their second league victory of the season and a historic night, securing their first home success since promotion to WNBL Division 1. After being on the receiving end of a blitz from opponents in…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 68-57 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets Women secured an impressive National Cup win in the round of 16, beating Manchester Mystics and avenging their league loss from just a few weeks ago. Both teams welcomed the opportunity to play a second fixture of the weekend after suffering league defeats on Saturday. After a tight and low-scoring first…

National Cup Match Report: Reading 101-78 Rockets Men

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men saw their National Cup campaign come to an end after a disappointing defeat at Loddon Valley on Sunday afternoon. Rockets were still without top scorer and 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Orlan Jackman and with injuries also sidelining a number of the squad, Coach Rodrigues was left with a limited…

Match Report: Rockets Women 60-79 Loughborough Riders

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women fell to a home defeat against a quick and well-organised Loughborough Riders side on Saturday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. A critical 19-6 run by the Riders which took the score from 12-9 halfway through the first quarter, to 31-15, proved fatal as Loughborough continued their strong start to their…

Match Report: Rockets Men 131-128 Bradford Dragons

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men won a dramatic triple overtime thriller as Kayne King’s buzzer beating three snatched the win at Bradford College on Saturday evening. Rockets could have won the game sooner with King also hitting a three at the end of regulation to edge Rockets ahead with just 1.5 seconds remaining on the…

Match Report: Barking Abbey 62-78 Rockets Women

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Women secured their first-ever WNBL Division 1 victory with an impressive and dominant display against Barking Abbey, taking the spoils 78-62 on a historic day for the club. On the back of the morale-boosting National Cup win over Derby last week, Rockets Women travelled to the other side of London to…

National Cup Match Report: Rockets Women 56-46 Derby Trailblazers

Rockets women overcame a spirited Derby side to progress into the last 16 of the National Cup on Sunday evening at Nechells Wellbeing Centre. The scoreline could have been more comfortable, but Rockets built a lead from early on and led throughout, with the outcome never really in jeopardy. It was a welcome, morale-boosting first…

KitKing Trophy Quarterfinal Match Report: Rockets 82-85 Bradford Dragons

Rockets saw their Kitking Trophy campaign come to an unfortunate end at Nechells Wellbeing Centre courtesy of a 85-82 defeat to Bradford Dragons on Saturday evening. After recording three consecutive wins in the group stage of the competition, Rockets came into the game full of confidence as we looked to progress to the semifinals against…

Match Report: Rockets Women 57-66 Manchester Mystics

City of Birmingham Rockets women came up just short in their season opener against Manchester Mystics at Nechells Wellbeing Centre in front of an enthusiastic home crowd on Saturday afternoon. After leading by as many as 13 in the second quarter, Rockets unfortunately faded in the second half and lost out to a youthful, yet…

KitKing Trophy Match Report: Rockets Men 97-86 MK Breakers

City of Birmingham Rockets progressed to the quarterfinal stages of the KitKing Trophy with a 97-86 win against Milton Keynes Breakers to continue their 100% start to the season on Saturday evening. Both teams went into the game with unbeaten starts in the competition, and one teams unbeaten run would end in Nechells. The game…

KitKing Trophy Match Report: Rockets Men 113-91 Nottingham Hoods

Rockets secured their first win of the season in the KitKing Trophy against Nottingham Hoods 113-91.  It was the first game in charge for new Head Coach Nuno Rodrigues and featured Rockets’ summer additions Ben Tew and Orlan Jackman.  It was a slow start for Rockets as the new look Rockets side struggled to find…

Pre-Season Match Report: Rockets Women 91-38 Liverpool

Rockets women recorded an emphatic 91-38 victory over Liverpool on a very hot day in their first pre-season outing ahead of their inaugural WNBL Division One campaign, in front of a decent crowd at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday afternoon. The tone was set right from the outset, with Preccila Ocrah securing the tip to…

Playoff Final Match Report: Rockets Men 80-72 St Helens Saints

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men’s First Team were crowned NBL Division 2 National Champions after beating St Helens Saints 80-72 in the playoff final at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester on Saturday evening. Rockets went into the game full of confidence after comfortably dispatching local rivals Worcester Wolves in the semi-finals, with our…

Playoff Final Match Report: Rockets Women 57-77 Sheffield Hatters II

City of Birmingham Rockets Women’s First Team contested the WNBL Division 2 Playoff Final against Sheffield Hatters II at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre on Saturday afternoon, as part of Finals weekend. After a pool-topping regular season, followed by two thrilling playoff wins, Rockets deservedly took their place at this showpiece event. With Coach Emery’s…

Match Report: Worcester Wolves 79-83 Rockets Men

City of Birmingham Rockets’ Men’s First Team recorded a dramatic 83-79 win at Worcester Wolves on Friday evening to move to within just one win of clinching the league title. Worcester had a point to prove after falling to Rockets on all three of our previous meetings as NBL sides – a run dating back…

Match Report: Rockets 92-61 Derbyshire Arrows

Rockets Men’s First Team extended their unbeaten streak to 14-0 with a comfortable 92-61 win over third placed Derbyshire Arrows at Nechells in our first home game of 2023. The team were coming off the back of a big win away at Myerscough Academy and had to overcome an Arrows side with a 8-5 record…

EABL Match Report: MBet Rockets Academy 68-94 SGS College

The Rockets Academy at BMet fell to a 68-94 defeat against a strong SGS College side at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Wednesday afternoon. Despite the result, there are plenty of positives for the coaching staff to take from a spirited performance against a strong side. Our visitors started on the front foot, coming out of…

Match Report: Rockets 77-64 Bristol Academy Flyers

City of Birmingham Rockets Men’s First Team extended their unbeaten run to 10-0 with a hard fought 77-64 win over Bristol Academy Flyers at Nechells Wellbeing Centre on Saturday afternoon. Rockets went into the game looking to take their winning run into double figures with victory over a Flyers side that sat fourth in the…