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 →

Marcham (H) – Telegraph Cup Round 3

8th August 2020 We continued our run of matches at home, this the fifth on the bounce including our two pre-season friendlies. In the build up to the game the weather was sunny and in the 30's with the forecast indicating it would be another scorcher on game day. After winning the toss skip elected to bat with a strong batting lineup and thoughts on putting some serious runs on the board. Summs and Robbo led the way, with two Marcham youngsters opening the bowling. Having been left covered too long, the wicket…continue reading →

Oxenford 2nd XI (H) – Telegraph Cup Round 2

1st August 2020 After playing underwater cricket last week, the prospect of a more typical cricket weather had both teams relieved. Wantage won the toss and opted to bowl first, a matter of seconds later it started to rain, so the covers were brought on. Fortunately it was short lived and the covers came off so the game commenced on time. The home side started well with good opening spells from Leedog and Harvester (4-30) leaving the visitors at 24-3 at 10 overs; Liam castling Ewings and Warhorse doing for the both Hamp…continue reading →

Tetsworth 2nd XI (H) – Telegraph Cup Round 1

25th July 2020 On a day where any cricket being played was ambitious, the captains and umpires agreed to reduce to 30 overs a side from the outset. The visitors won the toss and chose to bowl, looking to take advantage of good bowling conditions and accrue some bonus points through early wickets. Wantage started steady, but at the first sanitiser break lost the first wicket, and shortly after all players had to leave the field for the first rain break. The match started again with no time lost and Tetsworth took advantage…continue reading →