West Ilsley (H) – Cherwell League Div 6C

In runs Harvey, to bowl what would be the last ball of the game, he delivers, the batsman pushes forward, it’s edged and… more on that later. 7 hours earlier With the weather set fair and the strip looking newer than a test match pitch in Bristol we were all set to take on West Ilsley in what would be the first win-lose-draw game for Wantage CC. The straw coloured wicket, and the sun blaring, made us all think it was a no-brainer to bat first. Not something our skipper had to worry…continue reading →

Clifton Hampden (H) – Cherwell League Div 6C

After having the previous week’s fixture abandoned after the home of cricket had seen a considerable amount of rain, we arrived to play Clifton Hampden on what was a glorious day and with a fine pitch, which appeared to have a little bit of something for everyone. We’ve had plenty of games against Clifton in recent years, some good performances and some very bad, but often entertaining. This was to be no exception.  Bat or bowl first, it was a big call. Thankfully skip was spared making the (inevitable) wrong choice by losing toss, and Clifton…continue reading →

Stokenchurch II (A) – Cherwell League Div 6C

After a first week wash-out, Saturday finally saw a return to league (Covid) cricket, with some now familiar requirements, including changing outside, ‘washy-washy’ on a recurring 6 over basis, and the strict absence of traditional handshakes. Some changes, though, with our first away fixture in our new, ‘localised’ Cherwell division and a visit to a new ground (for most of us) in Stokenchurch. Early weather forecasts saw confident predictions of a 45 minute drive to look at some rain for 4 hours, so perhaps it wasn’t surprising that every single team member took…continue reading →

Youth Cricket – Update 28 April 2021

We continue to plan for the first youth coaching session to be held at Wantage Cricket Club on Friday 7 May. Interested? We are planning a meet the coach / introductions on Friday 30 April starting at 1800. We would be delighted to see you there, or alternatively email me, mercer292@btinternet.com with info on the children looking to participate.Alan Mercercontinue reading →

Umpiring Opportunity

Wantage CC is looking for an umpire for the 2021 season in the Cherwell League. We are a friendly club with a nice ground, great clubhouse and for a club umpire very cheap beer. Please get in touch for more details.continue reading →

Youth Cricket Friday 11 September

We will be opening the clubhouse this evening, 11 September at 1730 and Connor and Ed will be around to allow the kids to enjoy a game of cricket. As the cricket season finishes this weekend, this will be the last session for this year. We would like to thank everybody for their support during what has been a strange season and look forward to seeing everyone next year when hopefully we can return to more normal cricket coaching.continue reading →

Steventon (A) – Telegraph Cup Round 7

5th September 2020 Having already lost against Marcham and Dorch, and the unfortunate washout at Sunningwell, we made the short trip to Steventon knowing it was our last competitive cricket of 2020. With 15 players available, one of the best weeks for availability all year, it was a strong team looking to finish the season on a high. The hosts skipper, former Wantage opener Chappers, won the toss and decided to bat first. Having heard reports of the wicket playing low and slow all year at Steventon, Summs wasn't disappointed that his men…continue reading →

West Ilsley (H) – Telegraph Cup Round 6

29th August 2020 With the weather putting pay to our trip to Sunningwell and last weeks defeat at the hands of Dorch, a win was very much at the front of all minds. Having been witness to weather that would normally have resulted in a number of mammals boarding an ark earlier in the week, there was much groundwork required in preparation for the game. Fortunately the collective ground staff were on point and with the support of a number of the other team members had everything readied in time for the 1pm…continue reading →

Youth Cricket Friday 28 August

We will be opening the clubhouse this evening at about 1730 to allow the kids to enjoy a game of cricket. The only problem is likely to be the weather. Please remember that the ground is likely to be wet and slippery and to take extra care. Clearly if it is raining we will not be able to play cricket and with the current regulations, we have to limit numbers in the clubhouse in order to maintain social distancing. We will be opening the clubhouse this evening at about 1730 and to allow…continue reading →