Cherwell League Teams for 2020

Following the ‘clubs meeting’ of the Cherwell Cricket League, provisional lists of teams have been published, which are as follows:

Charlbury 1st team in Division 4B will play:  Abingdon Vale 2, Banbury 3, Chipping Norton 1, Cumnor 2, Didcot 2, Great & Little Tew 1, Kingston Bagpuize 1, Shipton-u-Wychwood 2, Witney Swifts 1:

Charlbury 2nd team in Division 6A will play: Brackley 2, Brill 1, Broughton & North Newington 1, Buckingham Town 4, Oxford 3, Oxford  & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2, Shipton-u-Wychwood 3, Wolvercote 2, Wolverton Town 2:

Charlbury 3rd team in Division 8B will play: Ascot-u-Wychwood 1, Bicester & North Oxford 3, Chipping Norton 2, Cropedy 4, Deddington 2, Fringford 1, Great & Little Tew 2, Kidlington 3, Middleton Cheney 2, Shipton-u-Wychwood 4, Stonesfield 2:

Sad news – Mike Hadley

We are very sad to announce that our dear friend Mike Hadley, passed away yesterday after a long illness. Mike was very well known to many in the club for his support over the years and for his great friendship.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sue and the family during this time of sadness.

Breaking News – Cherwell and OCA Amalgamation 2021

Dear Cricket Clubs

We are pleased to advise you that the OCA clubs have voted by a substantial majority in favour of accepting the invitation extended by the CCL to join the League for 2021.

The two sub-committees will be meeting shortly to finalise details and we will keep you updated as things develop. We will be working initially on being able to tell you how the divisional breakdown will look by the time of the General Meeting.

For clarity, the amalgamation date is yet to be set but we have been working on the hypothesis that it will come into effect from the day after our General Meeting. As such the General Meeting will be for those clubs currently registered with the Cherwell league only, although we will invite representatives of the OCA committee to attend as a courtesy.

Ian Murdoch
General Secretary
Cherwell Cricket League

Change of Club Chairman

At the October Annual General Meeting Tom Eaton gave his final ‘Chairman’s Report’ to the meeting, as he handed over the reins to David Horne for the next three years.

The club is greatly indebted to Tom for his committment to the club during these past three years, and much has been achieved under his chairmanship, often under very difficult circumstances, not to mention Covid 19!!. The club is so pleased that Tom will now take on the role as Youth Cricket Manager, and we wish him every success in the future.


Projects Wishlist for 2020/21

Following a meeting of the Projects Committee, a list of proposed projects were  discussed in detail and costed, and then recommended to the Management Committee for approval. For the benefit of club members these are the projects we would like to see happen as and when finances allow:

  1. Refurbished Nets facility: 2. Club House Lounge Refurbishment:  3.  Main Square boundary extension: 4. Old Pavilion upgrade: 5. Outside Tea Tent:

We would like to thank all those who have made donations to the club during the season and in particular to Paul Jenkins and Ajit Shah who have worked tirelessly during ‘lockdown’ to secure a number of grants, which we hope will enable us to start on some of the above projects.

CCC Annual General Meeting

The attached  Organisational Chart for CCC Management was agreed at the AGM on Thursday 22nd October via a Zoom meeting of members.

All the Officers listed will be updated on various headings and hopefully the ‘new system’ will make the running of the club more manageable.

The website will be updated over the next few weeks and it is our intention to notify all members of ‘things as they happen’….Please check the website reguarly.

Colin Olliffe – Club Secretary


Town Council award CCC £1,000

We are delighted to announce that Charlbury Town Council has awarded the cricket club a grant of £1,000 that will be used for the enhancement of the pavilion social area and toilet facilities.

The main committee will be discussing the full proposals on Sunday 19th January but Phase 1 is likely to include additional mood lighting, temporary floor covering (rugs) and painting of the walls in more vibrant colours. Phase 2 will involve a more permanent flooring solution and new furniture.

Ajit Shah, director of cricket said that he was extremely grateful to the support of the Town Council and this award will enhance the clubs social area and be a welcome improvement to a well loved community facility in Charlbury, that continues to be open to all Charlbury residents.