January 2021 Update – Hoping for a longer season

It maybe the start of the year, but thoughts are already turning to a new Cricket season.  Lockdowns, new variants, and vaccination programmes aside, the Club remain hopeful that a more complete season will be possible this year compared to last.  And there is plenty to be positive about when thinking of what is to come. New League For 2021, Deddington’s adult teams will be playing in an expanded Cherwell Cricket League which has absorbed Read more…

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

Well it’s been a funny old year………what with one thing and another.The December weather is appropriately dismal as I write this, but the days will soon start to lengthen, the COVID vaccination programme is underway and we have 5 days coming up to entertain friends and family. 2020 – Desolation Row It is difficult to believe that it was this March when we had three weeks of indoor nets at Sibford school, we had arranged Read more…

Sausages and Chips

Freeland v Deddington 3rd August 2020 On a warm and sunny day heralding in August, things looked fair for Deddington’s second game in the revised Telegraph Cup away at Freeland. With two debutants in Will Gilbert and Paul Lazenbury, the team had a fresh look, but it was seasoned opening bowlers, Stu Leece and Rob Barton who gave Deddy a good start, with some tight bowling and on a pitch of variable bounce.  Catching practice Read more…

Sodden Law

Deddington v Wolvercote II Saturday 25th July 2020 At last, competitive Cricket got underway In this strangest of Seasons with the opening game in the rearranged Telegraph Cup.  And naturally, the Great British weather, decided that thundery rain showers were the order of the day.  However, this was not going to dampen the enthusiasm of both teams and winning the toss Deddington opted to bat in front of a larger crowd than England could claim Read more…

May 2020 update – COVID-19 delays cricket but we’ve still been busy and now have refurbished nets!

Like most sports, cricket at all levels in the game has not been played so far this Spring and Summer.  While there is talk of some international games taking place from July in empty grounds, there are no clear plans for village cricket to resume at the time of writing. Adding to the frustration for all local clubs has been the fantastic early season weather. Despite that, we have been keeping the cricket square at Read more…

2019 Presentation Evening

DCC Awards Evening 2019, Friday 18th Oct, The Unicorn Inn, Deddington. Thirty-five of us gathered for the final event of the season, with good representation from all three teams on the night plus family and supporters. We enjoyed a quiz, expertly compared by Adey – and won by Richard and Helen Plumbe and Derek and Helena Boughton with a total significantly greater than we managed to post most Saturdays…. This was followed by a hearty Read more…

2019 Season

Dear all, There might be two more Test Matches to come in the Ashes Series, but for Deddington, the Season is, bar a final game for the Ladies at Charlbury on Sunday, at an end. I am the first to acknowledge that it has not been a season of unbridled success for any of the teams, but I end the season in a distinctly more positive mood than at the beginning. We started the season Read more…

The Worms that Turned

DCC 1’s vs. Chadlington, OCA Div. 4 20th July 2018. A humid day at the Windmill saw Deddington, still searching for their first league win of the season taking on Chadlington with no less than three Father and Son combos in their ranks. We think Skipper Roberts Jnr lost the toss and we were therefore inserted, with the ground damp and the air heavy we were expecting the new cherry to “do a bit”. Chad’s Read more…