Safeguarding and Welfare information

Charlbury Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that everyone participating in cricket is safe, supported and treated fairly.  As part of our commitment to the welfare and safety of those under 18 years of age Charlbury Cricket Club follows the ECB guidance on safeguarding called Safe Hands, elements of this guidance is published in the Club Info section under Welfare.    

Should you wish to discuss any welfare or safeguarding issue please contact Paul Butler McLees, Welfare Officer on 01608 811913 or 07887 831360.  

Charlbury CC 2017 TOUR

Date: Fri 21st – Sun 23rd April 2017 (Meet 2pm ish at club Fri, return 7pm ish Sun)

Where: Brighton

Cost: Max £200 per person. *does not include spending money*

Who can come: Any CCC member who’s 16+ (no max age)

Accommodation: Central Brighton *Full details will follow*

Cricket: Yes, there will be two fixtures – final details to be agreed.

Tour has gone from strength to strength since our maiden voyage to Bournemouth in 2013. Nottingham 2016 was without a doubt up there as one of the best yet…. The tour committee are now working very hard to ensure that Brighton 2017 lifts the bar higher once again. There is something for everyone and anyone who has been on a CCC pre-season tour will tell you that it is the most fantastic start to the season! If you want to come but you’re unsure give one of the Tom’s a call (numbers below) who will give you a full run down!!

GET INVOLVED!! (You won’t regret it)


Good, now this is what you have to do to reserve your place on the tour: 1) Email: – stating that you would like to come.

2) Transfer a £50 deposit asap (latest 9th Dec 2016) to the following:

  • Bank: Barclays Bank
  • Account Num: 50333301
  • Sort Code: 20-99-40
  • Ref: TOUR** (pls write tour, followed by your initials, eg TOURTE)

*Please note this is the same bank account as last year.

*Please note your place is not booked on the tour until we have received your deposit.

*Please also note, the balance will be due for payment Feb / March.

Any questions, queries or suggestions please get in touch with Tom Eaton (07826 520452) or Tom Nash (07814 257568).

Bonfire & Fireworks update and thanks!!

I’m sure that everyone who attended the Bonfire and Fireworks display will agree that it was a very enjoyable evening, with a great bonfire and fabulous fireworks display, and as someone said afterwards “the best one ever”, so our thanks go to Nick Merry and his committed team who have being doing this for years, we are so fortunate to have them….

But we are also very grateful for the way that Michelle (Mish) Whiting organised the whole event, and for all those that helped, not just on the night, but also on Saturday morning and the ‘clearing-up’ on Sunday, not forgetting the help given by members of the Charlbury Beer Festival (our main club sponsor) in providing and erecting the marquees.

BUT……..a reminder that this was the last ‘Bonfire & Fireworks’ event to be organised by the current committee, you could say that ‘they went out with a bang’ and we are very grateful for their hard work over many years.We now need a new committee  to take this ‘main fundraiser’ forward, so we look to the younger club members to come forward and start planning for 2017, and remember, although Mish, Mike and Paul have ‘retired’, they are more than willing to offer advice, so ‘new committee’, please use their lists and knowledge as you look forward to next year’s event.

Colin Olliffe – Chairman CCC

Vacancy for CCC Bar Manager….

The club are very grateful to Stephen Hornsby for all the work he has done on the bar and with organising the ‘events’ side of the club, and are pleased that he has agreed to continue as ‘Events Manager’, but we are now looking for someone to take over the bar duties, which involves manning the bar during games, drawing up rotas to cover the bar duties, ordering stock and a general oversight to ensure the smooth running of this very important part of club life.

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Paul Jenkins or Colin Olliffe, their details are listed on the website.

Colin Olliffe – Club Chairman

United In Cricket

The club gave a warm welcome on Wednesday afternoon to a group of 12 teenagers who joined some of our own boys and girls in a joyful celebration of cricket. The event was organised in association with Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG) who give support to young asylum refugees from countries like Afghanisatn, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and Botswana. They are based in Oxford and came to Charlbury by train with CRAG support worker Helena Cullen. With a warm-up game of football the teenagers got know each other and then split off into groups to practise batting, bowling and fielding drills with trained coaches. Then after a traditional pavilion tea, they rounded off the afternoon with a game of continuous cricket with plenty of big hitting and splendid catching skills. We are grateful to CRAG for asking us to host the event – and liven up a school holiday afternoon with children from many nationalities getting to know each other through sport. Our thanks also to Charlbury coaches Mike Geeson-Brown and Paul Quibell-Smith, and Oxfordshire Cricket Board’s Shaz Khan.


The Spirit of Cricket

Having a rest from league cricket Charlbury 3rds took on touring team Ivanhoe at Jesus College , Oxford in early July. Having the greater number of overs, Charlbury posted 190-4 with 73 not out from Ali Harley and 50 not out from Robert Jenkins, his first senior half century. Ivanhoe, in return, battled hard to keep there wickets in tact with a few less overs to bat and the game concluded in a credible draw.





Philip Parnell, tour organiser stated

“We thoroughly enjoyed the match – it was played in exactly the right spirit and made for a really fun afternoon for all. Please pass on our thanks to your team. The Ivanhoe guys have all made a point of saying how much they really enjoyed and appreciated the game and how it was played – even the pink balls ! Our two young lads, Tristan and Dexter, we’re both thrilled to have the chance to bat – thank you for accommodating them; it was a real highlight.