Competitive Cricket

The Club will have two sides in the Saturday Cherwell Cricket League, the First team in division 5B and the Second team in Division 8C.  The Women will be playing in the Home Counties Women’s Cricket League Super 8s and 30 over league in Division 2 South. There are a number of warm-up and friendly games also planned for the Summer including the Derek Cheeseman memorial day on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 28th, which will host juniors, a woman’s’ exhibition game and a Club vs Legends T20.

Fixtures and match details, league rules and other information can be found on the Cherwell Cricket league and Home Counties woman’s cricket league websites.  To play in the various Leagues you need to be registered.  We require your full name, address including post code and date of Birth if you have not previously been registered by the Club.  Please provide this information to Derek Boughton, copied above, as soon as possible, as we need to register players by the end of April, or there is a fee that the Club has to pay.  

Availability and team selection

As in previous seasons we will issue an availability sheet where members can identify games that they are available for. This is a dynamic sheet and can be updated at any time.  Please complete this as much as possible, as it makes it much easier for the selection group to pick match day squads in good time to let players know if they are selected for any particular week or team. The sheet will be shared  very soon to members. 

Club selection policy is to pick the best available side for the First team in any week (with an eye on general availability and wider support for the Club), while the Second team will try to provide match-play for as many members as possible in a fair and reasonable way.  In all cases, the mix of players needed for the format of game will be taken into consideration. That includes the need for a wicket keeper for both teams and a minimum of 5 bowling options for the win/lose limited over games (in reality, 6 bowling options are needed).  Completing the availability sheet helps share out team places when there is an excess of players, as we can plan around holidays and other absences as well as take into account general availability, attendance at training, support for off-field Club needs such as supporting the preparation of pitches.  The more you put in, the more you get out. 

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