Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Wantage and Grove Cricket Club will take place on Friday November 26th, 2010 at the Pavilion in Charlton Village Road, Wantage to commence promptly at 7.30p.m. The agenda is as follows AGENDA 1. To receive apologies for absence 2. To confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on November 27th, 2009. 3. To discuss any matters arising from these minutes 4. To receive the Officers’ Reports. 5. To elect the officers and committee for 2011. 6. To elect the Vice-presidents. 7. To appoint the…continue reading →

Ground Preparation

This is a message to the players (and anyone who is interested), every season the story is the same: An INSANE amount of effort is put into the ground by a special few people, they are the people who make sure the pitch is prepared, the outfield is short and a strip marked etc. Yesterday I took my first ride on the tractor to cut the outfield, the small child in me loved it, as did the adult. What better way to spend a sunny spring afternoon? What more, it is very straight…continue reading →

Pre-Season Training

[updated] This season pre season nets are being held at Radley College at the follow times / dates. Sunday 4th April - 6-7 pm (be up there around 5.45) Sunday 11th April – 10-11 am (be up there around 9.45) Sunday 18th April – 10-11 am (be up there around 9:45) Outdoor nets will start around that sort of time on a Thursday evening at the club, I will confirm the date for these soon. There will be a small charge to cover the hall rental, but this will only be a couple…continue reading →

Pre Season Social

As you should have received an email about (if you haven’t let us know so we can update mailing list) there is a Pre Season Social planned for this Saturday evening at the club. It’s a cheap excuse to go down there for a few games of pool, a couple of beers and a catch up. The more the merrier! If you are coming along please let Steve B know via email.continue reading →

Some better news…

The order has been placed for the new kit for the season, and the badge design has been finalised. I thought I would share the badge design with you, but the shirt design will remain a minor surprise for when they arrive. Hopefully, they will be with us in time for the first game of the season.continue reading →

Redevelopment Proposal

As a club, we are about to take the field in battle against one of the toughest oppositions out there… the local council and housing developers. In a recent planning meeting it was announced that property developers would like to build houses on our lovely ground, and move us to a new location. Now as a club, this is not something which we are entirely against, however there are some very important considerations to take into account. The most important of which is the new location itself, is it big enough? Is the…continue reading →

Saturday Fixtures 2010

The fixtures for the Saturday league team are up, take a look on the OCA site here or on this site here. As you can see we were indeed successfully promoted last year to division 6, giving us a new breed of team to play against, and a stab at some old opponents in Garsington. First league game is the 1st May, however we are currently in negotiations for a friendly the week before this, on the Sunday. Will keep you all posted on this when we have more information.continue reading →

Match Report V Marsh Gibbon II Away

Hello Team... Colin and I did NOT have the luxury of picking from a decent number this week, and were very grateful to the two Bicester boys (cheers Jamie and Robert) for filling the last two spots and performing well. Overall it was a fantastic team performance. As usual I lost the toss and we were tasked with bowling 1st. So myself and Ryan Martin opened, what followed was one of the days were everything went to plan. Both of us bowling our full 12 overs, Ryan taking 4 wickets and a superb…continue reading →

Outdoor Nets

Out of almost no where the season is upon us, therefore after the success of the indoor nets last month it is time to get outside, in the sunshine (yeah right) and start some outdoor nets. First session will be on Tuesday 28th, from 6:30, depending on numbers who make it along activities will be decided at the time. This session is for everyone, Saturday/Sunday/Wednesday players! Of course this is dependant on the weather, so keep an eye on the website / email Tuesday afternoon for any updates.continue reading →

Quick Update

With the new season just around the corner I thought a quick update on what is going on with the club was in order. Early pre-season indoor nets went down well, a couple of well attended sessions at John Masons in Abingdon. Next it will be time to move outside and play some proper cricket. Before that can happen, we need to get the new carpet in the net laid (volunteers welcomed to help out). New side screen is on its way, yes that’s one less that will need repainting. Away dressing room…continue reading →