Charity Fun Day Fines

Stewart Bulpitt – £3.50 Dots faced – 20p Getting out – 50p Wides/No balls – 20p Playing behind square on the off side - 50p Jug avoidance on hattrick – 50p Drop – 50p Skipping like a dick – 50p Aguero falling over – 50p Stealing fines master's car - 10p Grant Summersbee - £3.80 Dots faced – 50p Wides/No balls – 10p Shit shot – 10p Throwing the ball into the floor – 10p Crap fielding with Piccers – 10p Dropping hattrick ball – 50p Being not out in a game lost…continue reading →

Cairns Fudge (H) – Telegraph Cup

This was meant to be the weekend of the great double header vs Cairns Fudge. But as often seems to be the case when we play each other in the league, the weather had other ideas. Ideas of playing this cup game as a league/cup double, or playing two 25over games on Sunday aside, the teams turned up at Wantage, on a Sunday, to play a Telegraph Cup Quarter Final. Luckily, Cairns’ captain has a similar record at the toss to our own Ian, neither had won one all season, I say luckily,…continue reading →

Swinbrook (H) – Telegraph Cup

The match began the usual way with Wantage’s illustrious leader partaking in the ritual of tossing a coin and then asking the opposition’s captain what he would prefer to do. We were put into bat and after a short interlude Wantage was one wicket down. Chappers managed bat on ball and was not given out LBW however he was given out caught. Barry scored a 40 before he was caught out but not before having an altercation with a bowler who said that Barry was a good batsmen when he played straight and…continue reading →

Eynsham (H) – OCA Division 3

In a curious Back to the Future-style time-twisting turn of events, we go back to Day 1 of the season... the weather had been wet, and prospects for cricket were not good. The tractor had already been stuck in the squelchy grass in one corner of the ground, and that corner had to be cordoned off for safety. But, the weather was fine, and thanks to the efforts of the ground staff we were out in the sunshine and keen to play. First blood went to Eynsham as they won the toss and…continue reading →

Witney Swifts (A) – OCA Div 3

Looks like this will be the first match report of the season, based on Barry forgetting the rule that MOTM has to write the match report. Two changes to the team this week, Duncan dropping out for what we assume to be work reasons and Bully dropping out for what we assume to be trouser issues, unconfirmed reports that he had to look at wedding venues. We turned up at Witney Swifts full of excitement, just to see the dark clouds gather and the brand new covers quickly see their first action. Half…continue reading →

2013 Awards Dinner

Many thanks to everyone who attended our Awards Do on the 26th October. A good night was had by all. We're hoping for pictures to be up in the near future (as soon as Chaz sends them to the webmaster)! In the meantime, the winners in full (meaning where I can remember them) were: Wednesday Pig's Ear -  [ask Chief!] Champagne Moment - Dave Summersbee (after a tense Paper/Scissors/Rock with Grant & Nick) Man of the Match - Nick I Burton (decided on PSR against Ian) Bowling Award - Nick Burton Batting Award…continue reading →

Wantage CC 150th Anniversary End of Season Dinner

This year's end of season do will take place upstairs at the King Alfred's Head on 26th October. We're meeting from 7pm and due to eat at 7.30pm. Cost is £18.50 per head.   Skipper needs to place the order by Saturday 19th October, and receive a deposit of £10 per person by that date. So if you need his account details to fulfil this, please email him on ianchalland@gmail.com in order to receive these details.   The menu is below: Starters Chicken and Chorizo Skewers on a bed of Salad Tomato and…continue reading →

Westcott (H) – OCA Div 3

Following the celebrations of the 150th anniversary event, it was back to league business as we hosted Westcott for our first league match in August. Although they were languishing near the bottom of the league table, we knew our opponents had some potentially destructive batting and therefore the game was unlikely to be dull.   With skipper IC finding himself better things to do on a Saturday, Barry was at the helm and made us look very professional as we went through some warm-up drills, and had to be dragged away to conduct…continue reading →