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 →

Wantage and Grove Cricket Club regarding Covid-19

The following is the latest update from Wantage and Grove Cricket Club regarding coronavirus. The club will be following advice given by the ECB and the OCA Executive, and as a result the start of the 2020 season is suspended indefinitely. However, in line with the latest advice, we are now in a position to restart training, under restricted conditions: General rules: Facilities are open for use by members who have paid their 2020 subscription fees.For all activity, social distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times (except between…continue reading →

Notice of EGM

We will be holding an EGM to appoint new Trustees at the clubhouse on Friday 26 April at 1900. The actual meeting should not last too long and will have just one item, we the Committee will nominate somebody to be our new Trustee, we will ask for a vote and that person is likely to be appointed. In order to hold the EGM we need a minimum of 12 members present, so please can you all do your best to attend this. We’ll have the bar open if anyone wants to stay…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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:continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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 →