Charlbury C.C. 1st and 2nd teams to apply to join the Cherwell League in 2018

At an EGM last evening (Wednesday 9th August) held in the clubhouse, the members voted to apply to join the Cherwell League in 2018. We have received a formal invitation from the CL committee who will recomend that Charlbury should join the league and this will be voted on by the CL member clubs at their AGM on the 23rd November 2017, where 66% of the clubs have to agree to the application.

This is a major move for the club and will need total committment from the players and members, and there are a good number of matters to be resolved to ensure the smooth transistion, and we will be looking to the ‘younger club members’ to step up and take on some of the responsibilities from those who have been involved in the club for more years “than they care to remember”…

The 3rd team will remain in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association (OCA) and will continue to be a development team for our youth players, alongside some of the more senior players.

Colin Olliffe – Chairman – Charlbury C.C.

Great start to the season – New record for Charlbury C.C.


Congratulations to Ashley Rump who in the first game of the season against Radley C.C., scored a massive 196 not out, a new record for the Charlbury records listings…. Ashley came in at No 3 and played a superb innings throughout the game and there can be no doubt as to who was ‘Man of the match’….Well done Ashley and to the 1st team for a good win, long may this continue through the 2016 season?

Cricket Force Weekend

Our sincere thanks to all those who gave of their valuable time to attend the Cricket Force work parties last Saturday and Sunday, the 9th & 10th April.

Many, if not all the jobs were completed and the ground and club house is looking great for the start of the 2016 season. Much work has been done around  the ground beforehand and our thanks goes to the ground staff who have worked so hard on the pitches, the outfield and the areas surround the ground.

Our special thanks must go to our President Mike Shayler, who has done so much over recent weeks in preparation for the work party weekend, and for overseeing the programme on Saturday and Sunday.

Colin Olliffe – Chairman CCC

Fantasy League 2016

The Fantasy League did not operate last season due to lack of interest, so if members want this to continue, then you should advise ‘Fordy’ on: – if enough interest, he is happy to organise it for 2016.

Trainee Groundsman – are you interested?

You may or may not have noticed, but our brilliant ground staff have done this job for many years, and have lifted the standard to an excellent level. But, they are also getting to a stage when they may wish to retire and what do we do then?  

Are YOU interested in finding out what the job entails and are YOU thinking “this could be the job for me?”  If so, please have a chat with Mike Shayler, Paul Faulkner or David Horne (Scoop) – they will be very pleased to hear from you.

“Friends of Charlbury C.C.”

Did you know that you don’t have to be a ‘player’ to be part of Charlbury Cricket Club?…If you are interested in the game of cricket and would like to be involved socially, why not sign up for our “Friends of Charlbury Cricket Club” on a 1 year, 3 year, 5 year or life membership, all at a very reasonable cost. Contact the club for more details.

New website for Charlbury Cricket Club

Charlbury Cricket Club wishes to convey their sincere thanks to Rob Collard who has been working on this new website for some months now, and we are delighted with what he has achieved. There will be some ‘teething problems’ and it will be our responsibility to notify Rob of these so that he can make any necessary changes. Now that we have ‘gone live’, we will be checking through all the information, updating and changing things to make everything’new’ for the 2016 season of cricket. Great job Rob…Thank you!