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…

Lions, thunder, hangovers and a Bobby Preston bowling masterclass

Chesterton vs. Deddington 1’s, 24th July 2021 After a week of hot, sweaty and unrelenting sunshine we were due a welcome respite of inclement weather; and many expected Saturday to be a damp squib with the odd rumble of thunder. With a couple of bleary-eyed players arriving fashionably late (more on that later) and several South African and Lions fans clearly looking forward to the opening test kicking off at 1700 sharp, hopes of our Read more…

400 up (and many more down)

Westbury 3 vs. Deddington 1, 17th July. On the hottest day of the year so far we headed to Westbury with a few changes in the line-up. Despite missing some of our regular bowlers, skipper Rich won the toss (3 from 3 with his tails never fails call) and invited the home side to have a bat on a bit of a green top.  The home team captain’s reaction of “damnit” suggested this might have Read more…

Who is that Player???

Who is that Player??? A much-changed Deddington ”seconds”  team travelled to Ascott-under -Wychwood on Saturday 10 July 2021 for the first leg of of the “double header” – reverse fixture next week. From the draft Tuesday team only six survived to match day due to various injuries and commitments and one player moving to the firsts. The Tuesday long list had four reserves plus an umpire but by match day all five were in the Read more…

Mixed Fortunes

The top line from last Saturday was that the Firsts bowled and fielded really well against Division leaders Chadlington, only to not get going with the bat in response to a very getable 141 and ultimately went down, unable to hold-out for a draw.  The Seconds fared similarly, but were able to hold-on and were second best in a draw with Kidlington. Full match reports are on this web-site: http://deddingtoncricket.co.uk/category/match-reports/and scorecards are on the League site Read more…

Just Drawing

Kidlington CC 3rd XI Vs Deddington CC 2nd XI With an earlier 12 o’clock start this week to prevent a clash with the England’s quarter final match with Ukraine, Deddington 2nd XI made their way to Kidlington. The toss was won by the skipper and he duly put Kidlington into bat first. With some impressive bowling from Luke the wickets started to fall in the 3rd over. Andy’s Jedi moment of kicking the ball onto Read more…

The Storm that Never Broke

Deddington I v Chadlington I July 2nd Deddington hosted Division 7B leaders Chadlington on a hot, but unsettled day with dark clouds mixing with hot sun.  Rain was forecast. Was a storm brewing?Chadlington batted first and a confident opening pair immediately started to hit the ball hard and cleanly whenever they could.  Thankfully, this was not that often thanks to fine opening spells from Stu and Rob (did I mention I got 6 wickets on Read more…

Weekend of Draws

Two losing draws last Saturday with some intelligent rear-guard batting from the likes of Tom Smith, Matt Carpenter, Georgia Adams and Fleur Eden.  Manny Verma, or should I say Councillor, Manny Verma, showed he still has what it takes with a solid 44 and Adey Bletchly continued to accumulate attractive runs for the seconds.  It was also good to welcome back Blacky for his first game since 2019 who announced his return with an elegant Read more…

A Stuck Record

Hook Norton II’s vs. Deddington 1’s, Sat 26th June We made the short trip west to Hooky, although it was a slightly longer trip for some, and even longer still for those who experienced some vehicular difficulties on the way.  Hooky won the toss and decided to have a bat so we took to the field with just nine and awaited the cavalry.  On paper we had another strong line up and were happy to Read more…