NOW RECRUITING PLAYERS!!!

Send us your details at oxfordcricketclub+joinus@gmail.com

We are actively recruiting players of all ages and abilities. From the men’s 1st XI (Home Counties Premier League) to ‘All Star Cricket’ (ages 5+, Friday Nights) we are looking for new members to join Oxford CC.

Here at Oxford CC we boast a lovely HQ in leafy North Oxford (Jordan Hill Sports Ground, shared with Oxford University Press), easily accessible from all parts of Oxfordshire. We can offer all standards of cricket (Women’s, Men’s & Youth Teams) and we require new members today!

Many team sports have suffered lower numbers of participants as a result of (also including prior trends toward individual pursuits) the Covid-19 pandemic, and 2021 appears to be the year where these sports need to lure new talent to the fold! For the beautiful game of cricket to flourish on our green pastures, in a post-pandemic world, we must all come together and get behind the sport we know and love.

Here at Oxford CC we have placed much importance on the development of Youth Cricket over the past 3 years, an area we were sorely lacking in before. Upon appointing Arthur Muir as Director of Youth Cricket, we have seen an incredible rise in participation numbers on our famous Friday night sessions, and hopefully the fruits of his labours will bear in the not-too-distant future. We also launched a Girls XI for the first time in 2020, something we look to repeat, in order to create and maintain a gateway for the younger girls, into the women’s game.

With this part of our house now in good order, we must also look to overhauling and improving the framework and community of our adult section. We can see the problems so many clubs, nationwide, are facing, with more teams seemingly folding each season within Men’s (the Women’s game is on a more positive trajectory it seems, thankfully) ‘League Cricket’.

Our unique selling point must be the variety of on-the-field standards we can offer. A Men’s 1st XI in the highest possible division of club cricket, going down to a 4th XI mixing youth, experience, wide-eyed optimism, and veteran guile! Oxford is a transient city, we have seen more different faces and personalities than any other club in Cherwell League history (the home of the 2nd, 3rd & 4th XI’s)- many ‘Town’ alongside many ‘Gown’ in perfect harmony.

Despite the hustle & bustle of the comings and goings of a city club, we also have an established core of men’s & women’s players, who have been with the club through thick and thin, none more so than Oxfordshire cricket royalty, Rupert Evans. Rupert is still Director of Men’s Cricket, Head Coach and the beating heart of our club. The opportunity to bend Rupe’s ear at nets (finger spinners in particular!) is worth your club subscription fee alone. Rosalyn Porter, Director of Women’s & Girls Cricket, is also a valuable member of the team, putting her passion and varied skill-set to good use. The development of Women’s cricket at OCC has been the real success story of the past 5 years.

As we enter this exciting new dawn, the Covid vaccine will hopefully bring our daily lives this summer back to something approaching normal. We have been instructed by the leagues that we have entered to prepare for a full summer of cricket. This is of course subject to many parameters beyond our control, but we do so full of hope and optimism.

We welcome enquiries from all standards, ages and genders. However steadfast or tentative, please feel free to touch base at oxfordcricketclub+joinus@gmail.com

Adam Hall

Oxford CC

COVID-19 Update

Following the new ECB guidelines for club practice sessions which was issued yesterday, we are working on putting in place the mandated safety guidelines before opening our net facilities.

The ECB guidelines are very complex and it will take sometime for us assess if we’re able
to meet them, however we will be doing all we can to try to get some form of
cricket to our members ASAP without risking their safety.

Please note – that the Oxford CC nets at Jordan Hill will remain closed until further notice. Thanks you for your patience.

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2019 Golf Day

Oxford Cricket Club are delighted to announce that their annual golf day will return in 2019 after a year’s hiatus, The golf day will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 at North Oxford Golf club (adjacent to Jordan Hill Sports Ground).

If you, or anyone else would like to enter a team of four for the day please contact Jamie Perkin (jamieperkin@hotmail.co.uk) and he will happily provide details of the day and help you book your place.

2019 Winter Nets

The club have again secured time at Magdalen College School for winter nets.

February 3rd, 10th, 17th  (NB not the 24th)
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 31st

Youth training will be from 5pm to 6 pm
Senior Women’s Training will be from 6 pm  to 7.30 pm
Senior Men’s Training will be from 7.30 pm to 9 pm

The club hope to secure further time for youth training and will be in touch with more details as to the breakdown of youth sessions as soon as we have more details.

2019 AGM

The Oxford CC Committee hereby attach the documentation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Sunday 27th January at Jordan Hill Sports Ground, starting at 7 pm.

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Minutes from 2018 AGM (With sensitive information removed, full version available on request)

Draft New Constitution (required for Clubmark)

Once again the committee would like to emphasise that the club requires more help from its membership to allow it to function. Of principal significance is the loss of the club secretary; this role has been split into a number of smaller roles and we wish to have a number of people to make it both more manageable and more sustainable going forward.

Oxford CC Women vs MCC Women – July 6th 2018

Oxford Cricket Club invite you to  a Celebration of Womens Cricket

At OUP Sports Ground, Jordan Hill, OX2 8EF

Friday July 6th 2018

Oxford CC Women v MCC Women

Play starts at 11am and finishes at 6pm (when Youth training starts). The Kia Super League Vipers Roadshow will be in attendance.

Guests, Friends and Family are most welcome to join us and take part in a special day for the club. We wish to encourage as many people to come along and support the club as possible.

The club wish to thank Riomed Ltd (http://www.riomed.com/) for their generous support of the day.

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Oxford CC at Lord’s!

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Oxford CC Women’s 1st XI vice-captain, Genny Porter, sporting her well-worn and much-loved Oxford CC cap, played on the main ground at Lord’s on Tuesday 24th April for the MCC Marylebone Maidens, in the Lord’s MCC Women’s Day. The day was a celebration and showcase of Women’s cricket, held at Lord’s in front of about 5,000 school children. In the opposing team was her sister, Eloise. Fortunately, the game aligned with Genny coming out to bat to face her sister’s bowling, however she couldn’t hit the runs required to help her team set a defendable score. Genny and Eloise played all of their youth cricket at Oxford CC, for both the boys and girls teams from the U10s to adult level. 

Oxford CC Women are looking forward to their inaugural game hosting the MCC Women at Jordan Hill on Friday July 6th.

 

2018 Winter Nets

Our winter training programme begins on Sunday 28th January 2018. Sessions will take place for 9 weeks (All Sundays from January 28th – March 25th) as follows.

Magdalen College School, Cowley Place OX4 1DZ

U11-U15 (School Years 6 to 10) 17.00-18.00

Senior Women 18.00-19.30*

Senior Men 19.30-21.00

U16/U17 and U19 cricketers are invited to train with the senior squads.

*Please note that our Women’s section have chosen to divide the sessions as follows:

  • The first few sessions (Sundays 28th January to 25th February) will be for players who represented the 1s during the 2017 season, or who aspire to in 2018.
  • Winter training for all players will then start on Sunday 4th March and continue until 25th March.

Matthew Arnold School, Arnold’s Way, OX2 9JE

5-8 year olds (School year R – year 3) from 14:30-15:30  (Parents involvement will be essential for this session! )

U9s and U10s (School year 4 and 5)  from 15:30-16:30

 

Funeral Arrangements for Simon Porter

A non-religious service to remember Simon’s life will be held on Friday 3rd March 2017, 12 noon at Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9RZ.

Since parking is limited, we suggest those attending share transport as much as possible.

No flowers please. Donations for cricket in Oxfordshire – particularly for the OCB Young Cricketer’s Hardship Fund and the OCB Groundsman’s Development Fund – can be made via bank transfer (Sort Code 20-65-21, Account Number 50948713) or by cheque (payable to OCB) c/o S & R Childs, 69 London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 9AA, or on the day.