Youth Cricket Update

We had another successful All Stars programme with over 70, 5 to 8 year olds taking part in the 8 week course. They even had a visit from Twinkle!

We also had over 25, 9 to 11 year olds taking part in our inaugural Dynamos programme.

U9 – Thanks to the volunteering from Chandru, Pavana, Indu and Nirmal with guidance from Arthur, the Under 9’s had a season full of matches. There were some wonderful individual performances and the players had a great time coming together as a team. Kudos to the entire team as they finished the season with only one loss, a timely reminder for the players that fielding is as important a skill as batting and bowling!

U11 – Due to the organisational skills of Manager Steve Hurt, the age group managed to enter 3 hardball teams this season with an 11 a side team and 2 pairs teams playing a total of 23 matches. The 11 a side team won their OCB league pool thanks in part to a mighty 132 runs from Dylan Parkinson and 11 wickets and 8 wickets from Joe Joyce and Fabian Hurt.

They even squeezed in a “T18 Parents vs Players” fixture where the parents managed to secure a win in the last over.

The 11 a side team are also pleased to announce that The White Bridge Clinic in Kidlington will be sponsoring them in the 2020 season.

U13 Boys – The Under 13 pairs had a great season, topping their league pool and making the semi-finals, where they lost a competitive match to Charlbury, they also played 2 thrilling matches with the girls U13 team. The team have mostly played together for a couple of years – also topping their group at U11 last year, and this experience showed in their teamwork and sportsmanship.

Most of the players will have another season of U13 next year, but until then they have joined up with the other boys U13 teams to compete in the new 35 over Oxfordshire league. This will give them some great experience as they progress towards eventually representing the OCC senior teams.

U13 Girls – The team played in the mid-week pair’s competition which consisted mainly of our U13 girls playing in the boy’s competition – with the occasional u11 boy supporting if we were short. The girls gave it a good go and it went to the final match against Banbury to decide who made the final.

Unfortunately after some great fielding and bowling there was some aggressive running and batting which meant we lost too many wickets and Banbury won a game we could have had. It was a great experience overall and showed our girls’ team is just as strong as many of the boy’s teams in the county. We will be back next year!

Women’s Cricket Update

OCC vs MCC

Friday 23rd July 2021 saw a great day of cricket with OCC Women (Captained by Ridhi Kashyap) taking on MCC Women (Captained by Claire “Tails” Taylor) at Jordan Hill. Match details can be found here.

Our thanks to RioMed for again supporting this wonderful day of cricket.

1st XI – The Women’s 1st team have had a great season so far losing only 3 matches out of 14. Notable contributions have come from Emily Day with a highest score of 62 well supported by Charlotte Hayes and Isobel Kirby with the ball.

2nd XI – In the 2’s, Captain Ridhi Kashyap has notched up 126 runs and Sana Kassey has again bowled well taking 5 wickets so far this season. Catherine Amore scored a fine 40* to secure a 6 wicket win against Cookham Dean CC.

This week we’re looking forward to welcoming some of our talented girls to the ladies development team, who have been training hard. We hope they enjoy their game and congratulations on their entry into senior cricket.

Men’s Cricket Update

1st XI – A couple of recent wins have helped the 1s in their fight in the Home Counties Premier League 1st Division. Captain, Muhammad Ayub and George Tait leads the batting stats with over 750 runs between them and Harvey Jupp is the leading bowler with 24 wickets. Adam Hall has accounted for 11 wickets with the gloves.

2nd XI – The resurgent 2’s are back in contention after a shaky start to the season.  Steve Hurt, Kasim Nawaz and Ali Shah have so far amassed well over 500 runs between them. Chris Mingard has taken 15 wickets with 2 “fifers”. We are also all looking forward to Dominic Whinfrey’s next innings!

3rd XI – The 3’s have done well again with only 3 losses in 11 matches under Captain, Mark Sheehan who recorded 67* against Charlbury in June. Alf Symons leads with the ball including a brilliant 6/15 as part of his 2 “fifers”.

4th XI – Captain, Ed Baldock continues to lead by example with both runs and wickets including matching Alf Symons 6/15 in the teams win against Bicester and North Oxford and thanks to a hatful of “not outs”, an average of 90 with the bat! Meg Jones has done superbly in her first season at OCC for both Men’s and Women’s teams and James Oates leads the 4’s batting tally with 180 runs whilst Max Baldock is close by with well over 100 runs as well as 7 dismissals behind the stumps.

Congratulations also to the T20 team who have made the finals of the Wilfred Bennett Cup. They take on Henley CC on the 18th September.

ECB Clubmark

Oxford Cricket Club is pleased to confirm that it has retained its annual ECB Clubmark status.

ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs which shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members.

Our thanks to Rosalyn Porter, our safeguarding officer and head of women’s cricket, for leading this initiative.

Thanks to Samanyu & Kaylan

Thanks go to two of our youth players, Kaylan and Samanyu, who have raised over £900 as part of the Young Leaders in Cricket programme which helps young people learn leadership skills through cricket. As well as supporting the programme they will be using part of the funds to support OCC with new equipment.

Well done both of you!

Their Just Giving page is still open and can be found here. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kaylan-samanyu

New Sponsor in 2022 for U11’s

Oxford Cricket Club are pleased to announce their 2021 pool winning U11 team have a new sponsor for 2022.

The White Bridge Clinic is a private dental practice in the heart of Kidlington. Led by experts in dental and facial care, they provide micro (minimally invasive) dentistry and preventive dental care to make sure your smile stays beautifully healthy. For further information, please visit https://www.thewhitebridgeclinic.co.uk/

OCC Women v MCC Women

Friday 23rd July 2021 saw a great day of cricket with OCC Women (Captained by Ridhi Kashyap) taking on MCC Women (Captained by Claire “Tails” Taylor) at Jordan Hill.

MCC won the toss and batted first declaring on 239 for 4 with a fine 103 not out from Mia Rogers and 53 from Tilly Mason. For OCC, Charlotte Hayes took 3 wickets.

OCC replied with 173 for 4 at close of play thanks to 48 not out from Meg Jones with valuable contributions from Numa Shah (28), Ellie Porter (27) and Izzy Kirby (35*).

Meg was the first recipient of the Mike Nurton Trophy which is awarded to the highest scoring OCC batter. Mike Nurton played extensively for Oxfordshire and has always been supportive of the development of Womens cricket.

Our thanks to Clive Jones for the photographs of the teams in action.