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.

 

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Oxford CC Women – newsletter, April 2018

Plenty of cricket on offer this season!

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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.

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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.

Women’s weekend fixtures 2018

Women’s 1st XI Women’s 2nd XI
Day Date Opponents Time Opponents Time
Sun 22-Apr Lutterworth (A) 12.00 pm
Sun 29-Apr Loughborough (A) 12.00 pm Westbury (A) 1:00pm
Sun 06-May Super 8’s Day 1 (A) @ Charlbury vs Charlbury and Moreton 1.55pm & 4.20pm
Mon 07-May Moreton (A) NWT20 1.00 PM
Sun 13-May Super 8’s Day 2 (H) vs Deddington and Stony Stratford 11.30am & 4.20pm
Sun 20-May Oxford University MCCU Women (H) (City of Oxford Trophy) TBC
Sun 27-May NWT20 ROUND 3 (H/A) TBC
Mon 28-May Super 8’s Day 3 (A) @ Stony Stratford vs Charlbury and Stony Stratford 1.55pm and 4.20pm
Sun 03-Jun NWT20 ROUND 4 (H/A) TBC
Sun 10-Jun Super 8’s Day 4 (A) @ Deddington vs Moreton and Deddington 1.55pm and 4.20pm
Sun 17-Jun NWT20_REGIONAL FINAL (A) TBC
Sat 23-Jun
Sun 24-Jun NWT20 NATIONAL SEMI&FINALS DAY (A) TBC Westbury (H)  1.00 pm
Sat 30-Jun Moreton (A) 1.00 pm
Sun 01-Jul Super 8’s Finals Day (A) TBC
Friday 06-Jul MCC WOMEN (H) TBC
Sun 08-Jul Horton House (A) 12.00 PM Stoney Stratford (H) 1:00 PM
Sun 15-Jul Burton Latimer (H) 12.00 PM
Sun 22-Jul Lutterworth (H) 12.00 PM Westbury (A) 1.00 pm
Sun 29-Jul Loughborough (H) 12.00 PM Stoney Stratford (A) 1.00 pm
Sun 05-Aug Clifton Village 2nds (A) 12.00 PM
Sun 12-Aug Burton Latimer (A) 12.00 PM Moreton (H) 1.00 pm
Sun 19-Aug Horton House (H) 12.00 PM Stoney Stratford (A) 1.00 pm
Sun 02-Sep Clifton Village 2nd’s (H) 12.00 PM
Sat 08-Sep Moreton (A) 1.00 pm
Sun 16-Sep Finals Play-off (A)
Sat 22-Sep Reserve Play-off (A)
Sun 23-Sep Reserve Play-off (A)

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.

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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.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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 

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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

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  • 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.