Oxford CC Women – newsletter, October 2018

It’s been a fantastic season for Oxford CC Women, with the 1s finishing as undefeated WMCL Premier East Champions.

Possibly the 1s only wobble this year.

Big thanks to Emilia for continuing with what Ellie B had been building, and guiding the team to such a resounding victory (already written up on the Oxfordshire Cricket Board website).

The 1s‘ undefeated league season showed our strength in depth, and was a reflection of all the hard work put in by players and coaches during this season and over the past decade. Thank you Tom, Aaron and Paul for all your hard work, expertise and commitment to us on Tuesday evenings. In total, 25 players played in in the 1s this season and 26 in the 2s.

The 2s had a good start to the season, before weather, availability and another team withdrawing saw momentum falter.  We finished 4th in our WMCL Super 8s group – this pairs format of the game, playing two matches at a venue was great fun. After a break in June, we played in WMCL Div 2 East B, finishing a distant second to deserving winners Stony Stratford.

The 2s on a Super 8s day.


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The club wish to thank RioMed for their generous support of the MCC match

To celebrate a great year, the club dinner has been arranged for Friday 19th October and will take place at Jordan Hill Sports Ground. Tickets are £25 per person and can be purchased via ClubPay. Please join us to celebrate the season and recognise some excellent achievements both on and off the field.


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!


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.


Oxford CC Women – newsletter, April 2018

Plenty of cricket on offer this season!


We are entering 5 competitions in 2018, with nearly 50 matches on the cards!

  1. WML (Women’s Midlands League)
    • Oxford 1s in the Premier East Division
    • Oxford 2s in the Division 2 East (B)
  2. NatWest National Women’s Club T20 knockout Competition
    • New competition running during May/June
  3. WML Super 8s Competition
    • New competition running during May/June
    • Triangular fixtures, playing 2 matches during the day, 8-a-side pairs cricket format. Everyone is guaranteed a bat!
  4. Oxfordshire Women’s Midweek League
    • Cricket in the evenings for new and developing players
  5. Women’s soft ball cricket festivals
    • Cricket played with a soft ball for new and developing players

A full list of our weekend fixtures can be found here, including our friendlies vs Oxford University on 20 May and vs MCC on 6th July.

Please fill in your availability for these matches on play-cricket – an email has been sent out about how to do this. If you haven’t received it, please drop us a line.

Outdoor training

Outdoor training starts on Tuesday 10th April from 6pm at Jordan Hill Sports Ground, Jordan Hill Road, off Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 8EJ, and will continue on Tuesdays until September.

If the weather is looking dicey, please keep an eye on our Twitter account, where we will announce any cancellations, as well as on your email.

Subs are due!

You can now pay your 2018 subs! Please do so ASAP, via our Clubpay page. If you have any queries about this please do get in touch.

Indoor league results

Congratulations to the team, who finished runners-up to Charlbury in the 2018 Oxfordshire Indoor League.


New kit for the 2018 season

We will be playing in coloured shirts this season (with white trousers and pads). The new kit is being subsidized by a grant from the WML, so will be available at less than cost price. The design is currently being finalized and once we have full details we will be sending out an email.

In the meantime, please don’t purchase a new white match shirt!

Socials for 2018

We are currently looking at holding a social at the Coconut Tree in Oxford, date TBC. If anyone has any suggestions for social events that they would like to do/help organise please do let us know!

Wanted: roving sports reporters!

Have you ever fancied being a Sports Reporter? Well here is your opportunity! We are looking for Sports reporters to write match reports of approx. 100 words for publication in the Oxford Mail. If you are interested in doing this please get in touch.

All stars cricket – registration open

All Stars Cricket is aimed at boys and girls aged 5–8 years. Please follow this link to register.

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


Oxford CC Women – newsletter, January 2018

Indoor training

We are pleased to announce that our 1s have been promoted to WML Premier Division East for the 2018 season, and that we have again secured Magdalen College School for Winter training on Sundays from 6:00-7:30pm.

  • 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.

Indoor league

Women's indoor teams

The indoor league is a mixture of development and more experienced players so is a great way to get back in and play some cricket early on in the season! Last year we entered two teams, it was great fun and the Oxford Kites were crowned Indoor champions too!

If you’re interested in playing, please email to let us know: oxfordccwomen@gmail.com

Other dates for your diary

Women’s Midlands League fixtures

Confirmed dates for the 1s and provisional dates for the 2s have now been published (subject to new teams entering the league). Our league matches now take place in April and July–September as a result of the new County and KSL Women’s Super League schedules.

New T20 knockout and 8-a-side competitions are in the pipeline to ensure that there will be plenty of weekend cricket during May and June, plus our usual midweek matches and softball cricket festivals. We will produce a full fixture list when we have more details.

Oxford CC AGM, Sunday 21 January 2018

It is important that as many club members as possible attend from all sections of the club. Please come along if you can!

OxCC Women vs MCC Women, Friday 6 July 2018

We are very pleased and excited to announce that OxCC Women have be awarded a fixture against the MCC Women this coming season.

If you would like to play for OxCCW in this match please let us know (we’ll be asking for availability for all of our matches in the next month or two).

New laws of cricket workshops, January and February 2018

Oxfordshire Association of Cricket Officials will be running update sessions on the Law changes for 2018. There are many changes to the Laws that will impact directly on all levels of cricket so it is important that all those involved in the game are aware of and understand the changes. These sessions are open to everybody in the game, umpires, scorers, coaches, captains, players, parents and are free to attend. Sessions will last approximately 2 hours.

One of the workshops will take place at Jordan Hill:

If you are unable to attend this workshop, others dates/venues are available – please see the Oxfordshire Cricket website for details.

Women’s social event, date TBC

Watch this space…

Scoring and umpiring courses on offer

Free online cricket scoring course

We’ve love for everyone in our teams to know how to score a cricket match! The ECB are now offering a free online course that is suitable both for complete beginners and existing scorers who want to improve their skills. On completion of the course you’ll receive an ECB ACO club scorer certificate.

Umpires’ course stage 1

This course is designed to give you an overview of the basic Laws of the game and how to apply them and introduce the principles of field craft and match management. It will give you the tools to enable you to umpire matches at the basic recreational level where there are no independent umpires appointed.

Umpires’ course stage 2

This course is designed to build on Umpire Education Stage One, covering further Laws and exploring the concept of working as part of a team with a colleague and the scorers. It is intended to introduce umpires to the skills and knowledge required to be members of a league panel. It is envisaged that participants, having completed the course, refresh their understanding of these Laws and study them more thoroughly by referring to the MCC on-line Laws Course.


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.

Winter Training Times 2017

EDIT: Please note that the sessions at MCS on the 2nd April have been Cancelled.

We are delighted to announce our winter training schedule for 2017. Sessions will be on Sundays. Please take careful notice of the venue and times. Please note: we will have to make a charge of £2 per session to cover the hall hire cost. As usual the first session is free for new players.

Please note that the sessions on 2 April will no longer be taking place, as the hall is being packed up early.

Youth Training

Boys 7-11 and Girls 7-13 – All Sessions 5.00 pm to 6.00pm at Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DZ
Jan – 29
Feb – 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar – 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr – 2

Boys 12-15 – All Sessions 6.00 pm to 7.00pm at The Oxford Academy, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 6JZ
Feb – 26
Mar – 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr – 2

N.B. Please note the venue for 12-15 Boys training.

Senior Cricket

Women & Girls U13 and over – All Sessions 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DZ

Jan – 29 (This will be followed by an ice cream social at G&D’s on Cowley Road!)
Feb – 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar – 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr – 2

Men and Boys over 15 – All Sessions 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm at Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DZ

Jan – 29
Feb – 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar – 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr – 2





  • The Kites won the Oxfordshire Women’s Midweek League Finals Day
  • Congratulations to Charlotte Hayes who was awarded The Blackmore Fielding Award in WML Division 1 by the League Umpires

WINTER NETS at MCS Sports Hall, OX4 1DZ

Sundays 6.00 – 7.30pm

  • January:29th  * Following this session: Join us for ICE CREAM at G&Ds on the Cowley Rd    ALL WELCOME – Players & Parents
  • February:5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • March:5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • April:2nd


  • On Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 7pm, Jordan Hill, OX2 8EF                                                 

ALL WELCOME     it would be great to see the Women’s section well represented at the meeting!


  • At Matthew Arnold School, OX2 9JE
  • For Women and Girls over 14 – Incrediball Cricket  
  • Tuesdays – 1 hr session      8.00 – 9.00pm or 9.00 – 10.00pm

We have entered 2 OxCCW teams. It starts on 24th January 2017 for 10 weeks



2ND XI—WML DIV 4S (provisional)

Fixtures for both teams will be played on the following Sundays:

  • April:23rd
  • May:7th, 21st
  • June:4th, 11th, 25th
  • July:9th
  • August:6th, 13th, 20th
  • September:3rd




6—12th August 2017 at Colwall CC

  • 5 days of matches, in the beautiful surroundings of the Malvern Hills
  • Develop your cricketing skills in a fun and social environment!
  • B&B locally or camp at the Cricket club

For more info speak to Rox Clayton or Camilla Charles



 For further information on these event please contact the Women’s section, email us on: oxfordccwomen@gmail.com