Cher & Vicky Stepping Down

After many years of producing the finest teas in the OCA and now the Cherwell also, Cher is standing down at the end of the season. As a club we can’t thank Cher enough for her dedication, constant smile and quite superb teas. Over the next month I’m sure you’ll all want to have a word individually and thank Cher for all her hard work.
Also, after six years in the job, Vicky will be standing down as 3rd team captain at the end of the season (staying as ladies captain). The 3rd team has been a brilliant place to play during Vicky’s tenure. Vicky has embraced the role by introducing youth players and ladies, getting the best out of our more experienced players and most importantly ensuring all enjoy themselves when representing our 3rds. We can’t thank Vicky enough, what an innings!
We now need to look forward to next season.
We have two exciting and important vacancies within the club which you can get involved with. If you are interested and would like to know more and/or apply for either of the roles (or both), pls email or call Tom Eaton by Friday 17th August latest. / 07826 520452.
We would like to have someone in place to take over from Cher by the end of August, Cher has very kindly offered to show her replacement ‘the ropes’ and then that person will be voted in at our AGM in October. For the 3rd team role we would like to know who is interested, hold discussions and then likewise our new captain will be voted in at our AGM.
If you have any questions, thoughts or ideas about either role pls don’t hesitate to discuss with Tom, Cher, Vicky or any of the other captains.

‘New’ ECB National Playing Survey


Sometimes we think that these surveys are a waste of time, but actually over the past couple of years, the results have been very helpful in gauging where cricket is going and what is needed to help clubs continue to grow, so please take a few minutes to fill this out and send off and IT’S OPEN TO EVERYONE TO TAKE PART IN THIS NATIONAL SURVEY… it will help the league, county and ECB shape the game based upon your input!
Go to: ECB National Playing Survey 2018….and there are prizes to be won!!


Charlbury Ladies to get International Match Day Coverage

Our Ladies match away to Sileby Town Ladies on Sunday 15th July has been selected by ESPN Cricinfo and England cricket sponsor, NatWest, to get their full professional coverage.
The WML Division One clash at Mill Lane will be covered, ball by ball, by the Cricinfo team and will feature everything that you’d expect from international match day coverage.
It will also feature a master class with a guest appearance from surprise female international player, interviews with the captains and a player of the match award, all covered live on the internet.
The day begins with the 45-minute master class and is then followed by the coin toss at 11:45am, with the game starting at midday.
There’ll also be a match review video at the closure of the game.
The Sileby bar will be open throughout the day and there will be a BBQ on. Come along and support the ladies and enjoy the sunshine and a fun day out for the family, with lots of space for youngsters to play and practice their cricket skills – including in the NatWest virtual reality zone.
Good luck Charlbury!!!

Clubhouse & Ground Reminder

Please can I remind everyone that all club members have a responsibility to look after our club and clean up after themselves.
There’s not been any major incident or anything, but over the last couple of weeks there has been two or three comments made to me that different people/groups have come to the club and had to tidy up from the previous people/group before getting on with what they are doing.
In other words; ‘we could all do better’.
I think you’ll all agree…. we have a fine clubhouse which we want to keep that way, so pls continue to look after and keep up together.
Thanks in anticipation.

Call to arms – Under 9s and 11s cricket needs your help

Cricket this season for the under 9 and 11 groups.

You may be aware that after many years’ service, Paul Butler has decided to stand down as the Under 9 coach. Paul has been a very positive influence on the club, bringing rigor through his position as Welfare officer to ensure we all can play and enjoy cricket in a safe and friendly environment and also spending many hours coaching the more junior players in the club. Paul has always expressed the need for coaching ratios to children to improve and with his children no longer playing cricket and a house move out of Charlbury, he feels that, understandably, this is the right time to move on.

Paul has for a long time, arranged games for the Kwik cricket tournaments and this year was trying to sort out teams for the Under 11s. With Paul leaving, there is a massive gap in what we have previously offered and this season we have been unable to supply anyway near as much opportunity for the 9,10 and 11-year-olds to play in games, as we would like. The youth committee is already stretched but we are putting together an emergency plan led by Paul Quibell Smith, Richard Ede and myself to at least try and ensure the coaching continues on a Friday and we can honour fixtures through the Kwik cricket and Under 11 super 8s program.

From this Friday, Paul Quibell Smith will be running the junior Under 9 group and Martyn Scull will continue to train the Under 11 group. We do however need to introduce a new brand of coaches that are willing to give up their time on match days or on a Friday evening. Therefore, could you please contact either Richard or myself if you are able to at least offer assistance for one session (or more) through games and training. Like you, we work in the week and we need to share this burden – this is a club wide plea to all members and parents!

Paul Jenkins email –
Richard Ede email –

Thank you for your support and we await to be inundated with offers of support!

Community Cash for Clubs Scheme


Help raise money for Charlbury Cricket Club. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Ring on 01993 772 957 to obtain your quotation*
  2. Proceed with the quotation
  3. Nominate Charlbury Cricket Club as your local Sports Club

We will donate £25.00 to Charlbury Cricket Club for every Car, Home or Business policy taken out.

Call us on: 01993 772 957
* Quoting Charlbury Cricket Club as your local sports club

All Stars Cricket returns to Charlbury!


All Stars Cricket is a fantastic initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. It is a fun and active way to develop your child’s skills, and through our eight-week programme they will learn lots – as well as make new friends – in a safe and inclusive environment.

Everyone is welcome, and each registered child will receive a pack of cricket goodies including a cricket bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap to keep so that they can continue their love of cricket when they go home. Returning participants will receive a different pack of goodies including an updated shirt and a set of stumps to add to their equipment.

All Stars cricket is once again running at Charlbury Cricket Club, and registration is now open for the programme, which starts in May 2018. We had a great fun last year and would love to continue the success of this programme this year.

If you would like more details please contact us at or visit (where you can register your child)