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…

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…