Oxford CC Women: end of season newsletter

Team news – 2017 round-up

1st team

The 1s had another good season, finishing second in Women’s Midlands League D1 for the third year in a row.


This season  really showcased the depth of the women’s side of the club, with 28 players featuring in the 1s in 2017! A number of younger players were called up and performed extremely well in their debut season for the 1s, impressing with their solid performances batting and bowling. Two of our stalwarts headed our leaderboards. Emilia Bartram topped the wicket takers, with 16 wickets at an average of 9. Vice-captain (and often full captain!) Genny Porter scored the most runs over the season, with 125. As always, playing in the 1s has been the highlight of my summer, with lots of camaraderie, delicious teas, and great cricket. I would like to thank the players, their families, officials, and club members who make playing for Oxford such an enjoyable experience. Ellie Bath.

2nd team

After showing that we could be competitive in the division, the 2s were pipped into 3rd place in Women’s Midlands League D4 South.


Top performers with the bat were Numa Shah and Tammy Mattinson, who averaged 136 and 52 respectively, plus the captain’s 122* vs Westbury. It was great to regularly toss the ball to Lily Priscott, our top wicket-taker, to open the bowling, and a number of our bowlers averaged in the tens and below. In a season when we didn’t always have 11 players, I was glad that Camilla Charles and Ros Porter were available for nearly every game. I’d also like to massively thank  everyone who borrowed kit to help us out at short notice – in the end, 48 players represented our two teams on Sundays. The focus on positivity, enjoyment and fun, while playing to win, was the biggest highlight, and I’d like to thank all of the players, parents and partners who made this possible. Heather Lang.

Oxford Kites – Midweek League

We also had a team in the Women’s Midweek League, the Kites, playing on a Tuesday evening throughout May and June when the weather allowed! This culminated with a great Finals Day at Charlbury CC at the end of June.


Friendly fixtures

We played a number of friendly fixtures against Langford Ladies, Thame Ladies and a touring side from France, Nantes Ladies. All played in a friendly but competitive spirit and were a great success.



Women’s softball cricket

Following a very successful softball cricket course run for women on a Friday evening alongside the Youth training, OxCC Women entered the Harriers in the softball Tournament at Banbury CC in August, which they won!


Social news

We organised a very successful Bring and Share Supper at Jordan Hill to celebrate the end of the Women’s season. It was an opportunity to say thank you to the many people who support the women’s sides throughout the season including the coaches, umpires and scorers.


Supporting the club – give something back

We always welcome volunteers whether they are players or non-players.

There are a number of ECB courses on offer which enable you to support the club.

  1. Cricket Coaching Qualification – Level 1 & 2
  2. Cricket Coach Support Worker Qualification
  3. Young Volunteers – Cricket Activators courses
  4. Scoring Course
  5. Umpiring Course

If anyone is interested in taking one of these courses then please email the club account oxfordccwomen@gmail.com.

Dates for your diary

Oxford Cricket Club Dinner, Friday 27 Oct at Jordan Hill

This is a joint event with both the Men and the Women’s sides to celebrate the club’s 2017 season. We look forward to seeing players and their families at this event.

Please arrive between 7-7.30pm in the bar for a pre-dinner drink, with food to be served from 8pm in the main hall consisting of a 3 course carribean style buffet as follows:

  • Starters – Mini patties served with dipping sauce or Vegetarian Soup.
  • Main course – Chicken curry or Vegetarian Curry served with plain ice, sauteed new potatoes, salad & coleslaw.
  • Dessert – TBC
  • All meat used will be halal.

The dress code will be smart/casual – please don’t wear your whites. Presentations will begin shortly after the food.

Tickets are available to purchase via clubpay through this page.

Oxford Cricket Club AGM, Sunday 21 Jan 2018

Winter Nets, Dates TBC

Details will be emailed out to all members and will be announce on the club social media sites. If you know of anyone who is interested in playing for us next season, do get in touch via the club email account: oxfordccwomen@gmail.com.


Oxford CC Women – newsletter, May 2017

Great start to the 2017 season!

Fantastic wins for both the 1st XI vs. Pershore and the 2nd XI vs. Brackley in their first Women’s Midlands League matches of the season.

2nds team photo

Our next fixtures are on Sunday 7 May:

  • 1st XI vs. Worfield CC 1st XI at Jordan Hill (1pm start)
  • Kites vs. Thame Town CC at Thame (2pm start)

Women’s training

We train on Tuesday evenings at Jordan Hill from 6pm until sunset.

This season we have three coaches on a Tuesday evening, Paul Gladdy, Sara Morgan and Aaron Hirtenstein. We are delighted to welcome Paul back to the Tuesday evening coaching sessions with Sara; they will be mentoring Aaron, who is currently doing his level 2 coaching qualification and plays for Oxenford CC.

Women’s GOACTIVE beginner cricket sessions

Friday 5th May sees the first of 6 sessions of Women’s Beginner Cricket (kwikcricket), at Jordan Hill from 6.30 – 7.30pm, in conjunction with Oxford City Council.

If you know anyone who would be interested, please pass on the details and encourage them to come along to the first session. No experience is necessary!


For more details, visit: http://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/class-news/2017/04/womens-beginner-cricket

Help wanted: youth training on Friday evenings at Jordan Hill

If you’re at a loose end on Friday nights and want some Cricket fun, join us at Jordan Hill to inspire the next generation of young cricketers!

We’re looking for helpers to support our qualified Junior Coaches with our squad of 5-8 year olds. Adults and U18’s are welcome to get involved. You don’t have to have any experience of coaching – just enthusiasm!

Also, we are always looking for more help with the youth section with coaching, scoring, helping with the BBQ and registrations.

For more information or if you can help please get in touch.

2017 Subscriptions are now due!

PRIZE DRAW extended until 7th May. Pay your subs by the 7th for a chance to win a pair of tickets to THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FINAL at LORDS on SUNDAY 23RD JULY 2017.

World cup logo

The draw will take place at the next Committee meeting on 9th May

Pay using the Clubpay website:  http://www.clubpay.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=347

Oxford CC Women – newsletter, March 2017

Southern Vipers Indoor League

Congratulations to the Kites and Furies, who have finished in the top four and are heading to the playoffs. Finals day is 28 March from 8–10pm at Matthew Arnold School – come and support!

Kites and Furies
Thank you to our Kites sponsors, Facilities Fire Protection Ltd.
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Southern Vipers Indoor League Table 2017 (top four proceed to playoffs)

Social events

Sport Malawi Fundraiser – Sat 1 April

Lucy Gladdy is fundraising for Sport Malawi 2017. For details, see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lucy-Gladdy 


Oxford Cricket Club Quiz Night – Fri 7 April

To book your table, email oxfordccwomen@gmail.com

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Womens’ Midlands League Fixtures

1st team: WML Division 1 (10 fixtures)

2nd team: WML Division 4 South (8 fixtures)

Matches will be played on the following Sundays

  • April: 23rd
  • May: 7th (1sts only), 21st
  • June: 4th, 11th, 25th
  • July: 9th (1sts only)
  • August: 6th, 13th, 20th
  • September: 3rd

Note: there is no fixture on Sunday 23 July as it’s the Women’s World Cup Final at Lord’s. Book your tickets now!

Help Needed!

Mon 3 April (evening): help with covers and nets at Jordan Hill Sports Ground.

Sun 9 April (10:30am): NatWest Cricketforce Work Day at Jordan Hill Sports Ground. Please come and help get the ground ready for the 2017 season.

Friendly fixture vs Nantes CC Women on Sun 9 July

This is a joint event with Oxenford CC who are playing Nantes CC Men on Sat 8th July
More details to follow…

Cricket Week 2017, 6–12 August at Colwall CC

cricket week

  • 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 / Camilla Charles or visit www.cricketweek.wordpress.com

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.

Simon Porter – 1950-2017

Simon Porter, one of the leading figures in Oxfordshire cricket for over 40 years, died at home on 9th February, aged 66. Simon was involved in the formation of Oxford Cricket Club, which arose from a merger of the Headington and Cowley St John clubs in 1994. He was a long standing player for Headington and had captained them to 3 Cherwell League titles in 1974, 1977, and 1981. He became Chairman of Oxford CC at its inception and in 2010 was elected President.

Simon was instrumental in the formation of the Cherwell League in 1974 and was its Chairman for over 20 years. He then initiated the merger with the Trinity League, a move that has seen the number of teams rise from the initial 8 to the current total of around 100.  He was appointed Treasurer of the Oxfordshire County Cricket Club (OCCC) in 1974, another position he was also to hold for 20 years. At this point he facilitated the merger of the OCCC with the Oxfordshire County Cricket Association (OCCA) to form the Oxfordshire Cricket Board (OCB), the organisation that oversees all cricket in the county today.  He was Chairman of the OCB from 1996-2006 and then remained involved through chairing the Cricket committee until 2010.

Throughout this period Simon was also managing cricket in The University Parks in his role as Oxford University Cricket Club Senior Treasurer and latterly Chairman. He would generally be in the pavilion on match days, ensuring all ran smoothly and entertaining officials and guests. He was also Secretary of the Oxford University Authentics from 1973-2013.

Simon was also a notable cricketer. He won a blue at Oxford in 1973 and played 127 matches for the county side from 1971-88.  His total of 355 wickets places him seventh on the list of all time wicket-takers for Oxfordshire and he was a useful batsman too, scoring 1840 runs for the county with a top score of 76 against Wiltshire at Devizes in 1981. His style as an off spinner was different to that of his contemporary Rupert Evans, bowling a flatter delivery with slightly more pace. His best performance for Oxfordshire was 7-38 against Buckinghamshire at Christ Church in 1977. He was part of Oxfordshire championship winning sides in 1974 and 1982 and was selected to tour Keyna with the Minor Counties in 1982. More recently he had the honour of being elected the Minor Counties President from 2009-11 and he was also a member of the MCC.

Simon’s club cricket was for Headington United who he captained from 1973-85, leading them to the Cherwell League title in 1974, 1977, and 1981 and to success in the national indoor competition in 1977. He also captained the OCCA representative team and led them to the national title in 1979. His cricketing prowess has passed on to his daughters Genevieve and Eloise, both of whom have played for the Oxfordshire Women’s team. His wife Rosalyn also remains a great supporter of cricket within the county.

Born in Oxford in 1950, the only child of George and Cecile Porter, Simon was exceptionally bright and having attended Littlemore Grammar School (now the Oxford Academy) he won a place to Oxford University aged only 16. This achievement was such that it was reported in the national press. He secured a first class honours degree in Engineering before going on to complete a doctorate by age 22. In 1977 he became Bursar at St Cross College and later moved to a similar position at Nuffield College. He retired from this job aged only 46 and subsequently devoted his time to his coin business alongside all his many cricketing roles. In recent years health issues took their toll and his last public appearance was at Oxfordshire’s match against Cheshire at Banbury last August.

Although Simon had a very distinguished playing career, it is perhaps as a cricket administrator that we should best remember him. It can be argued that, with his involvement with the County, University, and League organisations over such a long period, he has been the most influential person Oxfordshire cricket has ever had. Many cricketers throughout the county should be thankful for his leadership and vision as they enjoy their cricket today.

Julian Lawton-Smith

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

Appointment of Arthur Muir as Head Youth Coach

Dear Members,

As you are all aware, the club signed a long term lease agreement with Oxford University Press in April 2016 and relocated to OUP Sports Ground at Jordan Hill.  Since moving to the new ground in North Oxford and changing our youth coaching sessions to Fridays evenings we have gained a number of new junior members from the new catchment area.

To build on this successful ground move, our next objective was to appoint a Head Youth Coach to improve our youth coaching programme. I am now pleased to announce that The Oxford CC committee have appointed Arthur Muir as Head Youth Coach.  In the words of Newcastle United football supporters, Arthur “is one of our own”; he’s a product of our youth section. Arthur has played for the club at all youth age groups and for all senior teams, prior to taking on the captaincy of the 3rd XI last season.

Arthur is an ECB Level 2 Coach who has a degree in Coaching & Sports Development. He has been one of our club coaches for the past two years and has also gained experience coaching county development squads and through coaching in schools.

 The Head Youth Coach role is crucial to the continued growth and development of Oxford CC Youth Section.  Arthur will be the lead contact person for all youth cricket matters and he will be responsible for all youth cricket development activities, and coaching activities within the club. He will also ensure the club continues to operate to ECB Clubmark minimum quality standards.

Following his appointment, Arthur Muir said, “Having been through the Oxford CC youth section from the age of 7, I am excited to have this opportunity to use my experiences to continue improving and building the youth section.

This Friday night sessions at Jordan Hill during the summer was a huge success, I was thrilled to see the amount of fun that kids, coaches and parents were having on these evenings. A massive thank you to the many volunteers who worked hard during the summer and over the past few years to keep the youth section going, without these volunteers the youth section would not function.

My first job will be to set up a youth committee, which will have regular meetings before and throughout the season. This committee will be responsible for shaping and implementing our youth development programme. With this in mind, if there is anyone who would like to be involved please get in touch with me at (oxfordcricketclub+youth@gmail.com). I will also be looking for volunteers to help with registration on a Fridays, running the BBQ and managing one of the teams.

I am looking forward to continuing building on this season’s excellent start”.

 I am confident that Arthur will use his coaching experience and passion for the club to improve and expand the youth section and help the club achieve its youth development objectives. Hopefully you will join me in congratulating Arthur on his appointment; let us all support him to continue developing Oxford CC youth cricketers.


Rupert Evans

Chairma, Oxford Cricket Club





  • 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


Memberships – Overdue!

Memberships for 2016 are now overdue. For 2016, Oxford CC memberships are being administered via ClubPay, which allows our members to pay for their membership with a credit or debit card. We want as many of our members to pay using ClubPay as possible.

A full list of the options available is on our ClubPay webshop. We recommend that you create an account with ClubPay as we plan to use the site for other events (e.g. the club dinner) and in the future.

Up to 3 youth members may be registered for the 2016 season at the same time using the ClubPay form.

Should you wish to pay in installments or are unable to pay via debit or credit card, then please use the forms found here and return them to our membership secretary, Richard Musk via oxfordcricketclub+membership@gmail.com.

2016 Outdoor Youth Training

Oxford Cricket Club are pleased to announce their youth training programme for the summer of 2016.

2016 sees the club move to a new home at Jordan Hill Sports Ground, OX2 8EF. We have an established youth section with several ECB qualified Level 2 (male & female, plus two Level 3 coaches. We also give youth players aged 14 plus opportunity to play senior men’s Cherwell League, Midlands Women League, or OCB Women’s Mid-Week League cricket – we aim to have a clear pathway to senior cricket, which itself allows for development through to an extremely high standard.

Our youth programme for 2016 has been predominantly moved to Friday nights – with training sessions for U9, U11 and U13 age groups taking place; we provide cricket from the age of seven. Training for the U15 and U17 age groups takes place concurrently with senior training.

Youth membership for the year is £60. This includes social membership for parents; any siblings are £30 and a discount is available for parents who are full members of the club. New members are more than welcome to come to one or two sessions before committing. We administer our membership through ClubPay – allowing our members to pay with a debit or credit card. Should this cause any issues then please get in touch.

We require you to fill out the following form before your child can begin their first with us – https://oxfordcricketclub.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/occ-youth-membership-form-2016.docx – if you could come to your first session with this filled out that would save us a lot of time.

The first training session of the summer begins at 6pm on Friday 6th May – we will be there for registration from 5.45pm. We envisage that the session will continue until around 7pm given the light conditions currently.

We ask that a parent or guardian stays for the duration of all sessions for children aged 8 or under. Boys above the age of 10 will be using a hard ball and require a protective box for when they are batting.

In addition to providing youth coaching and matches, we also run summer holiday coaching camps during July and August, details of which are being finalised as we speak.