Witney Swifts (H) – OCA Div 2

The day was bright and sunny as we welcomed Witney Swifts to the home of cricket. The pitch was as glorious and flat as a newly constructed Chinese road, outfield lightning fast and the weather set fair, so Baz astounded the cricketing world by winning the toss and electing to field first. Clearly he had a master strategy... The bowling was opened by Grant and Will, the powerhouses of the Wantage attack. Grant started beautifully with three maidens on the trot (akin to a normal night in Shush), with Will taking a little…Read more

Broughton & North Newington (A) – OCA Div 2

One of our longest trips of the season, to just South of Banbury, meant an early start to the day for the team – although rarely can there have been as few as four people meeting up the club for car pooling. In any case, after a journey up the M40 the majority of the team rocked up to the ground in good spirits, noting the grassy wicket. Ryan, whose own journey was somewhat shorter, mused that his 'audition' for his most local team might see him get a bit out of the…Read more

Faringdon (H) – OCA Div 2

With the week’s controversial news that we had been reinstated to the Airey Cup after Faringdon were excluded for playing an ineligible player, it was only fate that we would face them on Saturday. All week the forecast had been bad for the day, so the covers were on overnight and back on at the start of the game. Barry “Two Pints” Martin went out for the toss, and lost, meaning we had the pleasure of batting first in the heavily overcast, drizzly conditions. As usual, opening up was Colin “Grumps” Mercer and…Read more