Annual General Meeting – Friday 27 November 2015 – 19:30

The Annual General Meeting of the Wantage and Grove Cricket Club will take place on Friday November 27th, 2015 at the Pavilion in Charlton Village Road, Wantage to commence promptly at 7.30p.m. The agenda is as follows AGENDA To receive apologies for absence To confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on November 28th, 2014. To discuss any matters arising from these minutes To receive the Officers’ Reports. To elect the officers and committee for 2016. To elect the Vice-presidents. To appoint the Auditors. To determine the level of the…Read more

End of season working party

Thank you to everyone who has given their availability for the end of season working party, Saturday 17th October has been selected as the most popular date. So please all be up there from 10am ready to dig in! We'll have the BBQ going for lunch, and the bar will be open too. List of jobs as they stand at the moment: Treating woodworm Painting clubhouse exterior Painting interior dressing rooms (home and away) Painting roller Take slats out of sight screens Take rollbar off roller Take netting off batting cages Take tarps…Read more

2015 end of season awards evening

The end of season awards evening and meal has been arranged for Friday 9th October, at the Bear Hotel in Wantage. Dr Chappers needs food selections by the 30th September from all those who'd like to attend. For those that don't have it, his number is: 07773 787163. Here's the the menu to choose from:Read more

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

Faringdon (H) – Airey Cup

Saturday arrived and the forecast looked good for our first cup game of the season, in the Airey Cup. Having reached the final of the Telegraph Cup last year, but unfortunately finished second, we were keen to begin another good run in the Cup format. Our opposition for the day were Faringdon, who we hadn’t played for a number of years due to the disparity in levels between the two clubs. Thanks to our rise up the leagues in the last few years we now share the same league as Faringdon, so the…Read more

Winter Nets 2015

Winter nets have been arranged at Wantage Leisure Center. March 1st - 2-3pm March 8th - 2-3pm March 15th - 2-3pm March 22nd - 2-3pm March 29th - 2-3pm All welcome, look forward to seeing you all there!Read more

Cairns Fudge (H) – OCA Div 3

The big weekend began with a game against our well known rivals Cairns Fudge. With the big game this weekend on the Sunday availability was scarce, so it was imperative that we won the toss, due to some planned late arrivals. Spence was rushing to the Wantage WACA direct from Heathrow airport after some work abroad in Turkey, whilst Summerset was planning a late arrival due to a first half football appearance which should have allowed arrival 10-15 minutes after the start. Somewhat inevitably, IC lost the toss and Wantage were asked to…Read more

Westcott (H) – OCA Div 3

Saturday started like so many have done in this year; rushing from the house to the car trying not to get too wet before driving to the ground with the windscreen wipers on. With most people at the ground and only two bags in the changing room the optimism of the game going ahead was clearly lacking. With the rain falling gently the umpires declared that the game would be reduced to 25 overs if any play was possible. Not long after the rain stopped and the new covers were removed to reveal…Read more