Despite a short season in 2020, the women’s team managed to play a lot of cricket, reaching the finals of the league. This season, we have four teams in two leagues, and we’re looking forwards to a season full of cricket for all abilities within the women’s section, as well as providing stepping stones for younger players to come through into the adult set up. We’re really excited to be able to provide so much cricket to our women’s and girls’ section and will definitely be aiming to reach the finals in all the leagues again.
1st XI Captain
Are you looking for somewhere to play regular cricket and improve your game? Or are you looking to learn something new, or have a better go at a game you played in the garden as a kid? Do you want to be part of a fun-loving, friendly group who don’t care whether you’ve played for England or have never picked up a bat before?
Then Oxford Cricket Club is the place for you.
We have two women’s teams who play matches on Sundays and train on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer – 6pm until dusk at Jordan Hill Sports Ground, Jordan Hill, Oxford OX2 8EF.
Training is run by an ECB level 2 coach, with backup from a number of players, who themselves are qualified coaches, and is always tailored to each player’s skill level.
For the past few years the first team have played in the Women’s Midlands League Premier Division (East), which they won in 2018 and came close runners up in 2019. The leagues are currently being restructured, so we are waiting to hear where they will be playing next season.
In 2019 the second team finished runners up in the second division of the Home Counties Women’s Cricket League, resulting in promotion to division one for the 2020 season. The team is generally made up of people who are new to cricket and younger players who are still developing their game, so the focus is more on learning about cricket and having a go than on playing to win (but winning is good too).
We also enter teams into beginners’ tournaments, which are played with a soft ball and are always really enjoyed by everyone takes part.
So, if you want to play cricket, look no further. We welcome new players all the time, regardless of skill level. If you are:
- An experienced player
- Someone who hasn’t played in a while
- An adult who is completely new to cricket
- In school year 8 or above and have experience playing cricket with a hard ball*
Please do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to come along to training and see what’s going on!
*Girls aged 6–13 should start out with our girls-only and mixed youth sessions, unless they are already playing county under 13 standard.