A Day of Firsts 

Witney Mills 3 v Deddington 2  Saturday 4 June 2022  The Seconds will slot this game into the “what could have been” category  It was raining when the team arrived at Freeland CC’s ground (Witney Mills 3’s home). However, the cricket gods smiled and chased the gloom away to allow a full 40 over game to be played.  Deddington 2 comprised a promising bowling attack and it was encouraging to find Witney Mills 3 batting Read more…

Wolvercote 3 vs Deddington 1, 28th May 2022

Nayled it. Some of us made it to Kennington for the official meet time of 12.20pm for our bottom of the table clash with fellow promoted side Wolvercote III.  Unfortunately the umpires didn’t get the memo that we were at Wolvercote’s 2nd ground, and our two sets of siblings didn’t realise that the M40 / A34 junction was an extension to the car park at Bicester Village on Saturday lunchtimes.  The skippers agreed at the Read more…

Bicester & N. Oxford vs. Deddington 2

Under the Gliders Webby lost the toss and we batted first with a hint of reversing the batting order after the openers Webby and Wayne (the new CBBC pairing) started to set a very respectable opening partnership of 65. Webby went in a way only Webby could with a series break down in the keepers Union. Three more batters helped Wayne to 60 before our innings finished in the ladies hands seeing out the overs Read more…

Banbury IV vs Deddington, May 7th 2022 – Cherwell League Div 6c

After overnight rain we arrived in Banbury where things looked a little green,  a good toss to win was promptly lost and we were invited to bat.  Conditions were tough for the openers with the pitch playing lower than expected and the damp outfield not allowing full value unless the ball was really timed.  Early on Paul was bowled by one that kept pretty low, and shortly after Mikey was pinned in front by another Read more…

Deddington 2s vs Charlbury 3s

The start of a new season A fresh season had now begun with a sense of optimism in the air, we had all netted well for the past few weeks and were ready for a challenge. Deddy batted first after losing the toss, it was not ideal as our other opener Rob was on the way from Coventry having been called up at the last minute. This forced everyone to move up a spot in Read more…

Deddington CC 1’s vs. Sibford CC, Sunday 1st May 2022

We welcomed Sibford to the Windmill on a grey and drizzly day armed with a scouting report from our visitors’ win the previous day against Maids Moreton provided by our very own “double O” agent DB (we all know the day job is a front)… We lost the toss and Sibford opted to bat, with the damp ground this didn’t go down too well in the ranks.  Debuts were handed to Lala and to Harry Read more…

Awards Night & New Covers!

The summer heat of last season may be a fading memory, but there is plenty of news from the Cricket Club to share.On Friday November 19th around 30 members gathered for our annual awards event. By then, modest exploits from the season had grown into epic performances, worthy of a Coleridge poem. Thankfully our trusty scorer Harry Romain had provided all the stats to keep everyone honest! The winners were:First team Batting award: Paul SmithFirst Read more…

Keeping in the hunt.

Minster Lovell III vs. Deddington, Sat 7th Aug 2021 Deddington kept pace with the current top three to keep our outside chances of promotion alive with a win over Minster Lovell 3.  We arrived in Brize Norton with the sun shining but the forecast suggesting it wouldn’t last too long.  The pitch looked pretty green which left us wondering where the covers had been parked over the recent few days so when Cap’n Victor won Read more…

This is Why I Love Cricket!

Deddington 2 v Shipton Under Wychwood 4 – 7th August 2021 I have played village cricket for over 50 years so nothing surprises me. Deddington 2 are 90 all out in 35.5 overs with only two recognized bowlers in the team.  I sit having my tea contemplating the second innings. I had done my research and noted Shipton had been all out for below 90 on a few occasions this season. I concluded that a Read more…