Can you help please?

Hi all,
This year’s bonfire night is on Saturday 4th November down at the Club, this is the major fundraising event for CCC every year and as always needs people to help to make it a success.
The plan is below and it would be great if you can spare just an hour or two to assist with any (or all!) of the below, please could contact me on 07792122216 or email me back by the 22nd October at the latest to let me know what you are able to help with.
Saturday 28th October 
Building the bonfire from 1pm down at the club
Saturday 4th November
9.30am until around 12.30 – general set up down at the club. Putting up fences, setting up tables, lighting, finishing the bonfire and other general tasks. The more people we have the quicker this bit is all done. No specialist knowledge needed, just people please. Tea and coffee provided.
From around 4.45pm onwards – Help required on the gate/sell tickets. Also to man the road and point people to station car park etc, People assist on the stalls (Hot drinks/BBQ/Novelties)
Sunday 5th November
From 9.30am – clean up all rubbish from the ground
The poster for the event is attached, feel free to send on to anyone or put up in your workplace etc. Advance tickets for kids are free.
Dickie Nash

OCA Presentation – Friday 10th November

The club is organising a one-way minibus, to transport attendees from CCC to the venue at the Kassam Stadium. Pick up time from the club would be approx 6:30pm, cost to be confirmed but early indications show about £10-£12 per person, depending on numbers.

Please let Jake know on 07791315175 if you would like a space.

OCA Presentation Evening – Friday 10th November 2017

The venue for this is the Kassam Conference Centre in Oxford and is open to all OCA clubs, members, wives, partners, friends and umpires, so we hope that a good number from Charlbury CC will be able to attend, to celebrate their fantastic year of cricket.

Tickets are £32.50 per person and can be obtained from Colin Olliffe, but full details will be made available in the next week, so please watch this space.

Proposal for ‘new’ Chairman of Charlbury C.C.

The current Club Chairman will be standing down from this role as from the AGM on Sunday 22nd October 2017, and a proposal has been received for Tom Eaton to stand for election on this evening.

Other proposals for this important role should be sent to Colin Olliffe prior to the meeting, and can include club members to stand for other roles in the management structure of the club, and it will be particularly good for the younger generation to be involved in this.

We do hope that as many as possible will attend the Annual General Meeting, which will be held in the club pavilion, commencing at 7.30pm on Sunday 22nd October.

Great season for ALL the Charlbury teams…

Now that the final matches have been played, we can look back on a very successful season for all the three teams in the OCA, with the 1st team winning Division One, the 2nd team ‘Runners Up’ in Division 6 and the 3rd team in third place in Division 8….

Well done to all the captains and players who have taken part in this seasons matches and wishing the 1st and 2nd teams the very best as they move into the Cherwell League in 2018, and we look to good things happening with the 3rd team as they remain in the OCA.

Colin Olliffe – Chairman CCC

Congratulations to Charlbury 1st XI on winning the OCA Division One Title.

Congratulations to Josh Hornsby for his captaincy of the first XI this season and for providing some silverware for the club before the 1st and 2nds move into the Cherwell League. Also to all the players who have taken part week by week to achieve this great result.

We hope that all the players and those from the other teams will want to attend the OCA Presentation Dinner on Friday, 10th November at the Kassam Conference Centre – Please add this date in your diaries!!

Colin Olliffe – Chairman C.C.C.


Cricket for refugees



For the second year running Charlbury Cricket Club played host on Wednesday afternoon to a group of refugees living in the Oxford area. They were largely teenagers from Afghanistan, a country which despite hardships has espoused cricket and become part of the worldwide cricketing community. And their enthusiasm and potential showed in a coaching session organised by two of our qualified coaches, Michael Geeson-Brown and Paul Quibell-Smith, along with Oxfordshire Cricket Board’s City Engagement Officer Shaz Khan. Making use of our bowling machine equipment, they were put through their paces in distance catching drills as well as batting to hit boundaries using the pull shot. Suitably warmed up, they rounded off the afternoon with a game on the artificial wicket, batting in pairs while some of the bowlers working up a fair lick of pace! We were not surprised to learn that several of our Afghan friends are already taking part in the game for clubs in Oxfordshire.

Our thanks go to CRAG, the Charlbury Refugee Action Group, including volunteers Jon Carpenter and Anegla Gwatkin who prepared a typical cricket tea, and Helena Cullen of Asylum Welcome. Fortunately, the sun shone and there were plenty of smiles and laughter from all involved. Undoubtedly, we would be delighted to welcome our refugee friends again in 2018.

David Horne, CCC vice chairman