Women’s End of Season Awards

The women’s team celebrated their achievements at their end of season get together last night.  There was plenty of pizza’s eaten, drinks drunk, quiz questions answered and trophies presented.  All the players who had represented the team in the games contributing to the league win were presented with a medal as a memento.  There were also awards presented as follows:

  • Most Improved Player of the Year – Jessica Warren
  • Batter of the Year – Abi Norgrove
  • Bowler of the Year – Chloe Westbury
  • Player of the Year – Lottie Oxton

There was also a gift for Abi Flory, who had captained the team to both the Super 8 & League successes.  The team are looking forward to getting back to cricket with the Oxfordshire Women’s Indoor competition hopefully coming soon!

Women Win HCWCL Division 1 Title

Charlbury took on Stony Stratford in the culmination of the league season in the Division 1 final, away at Stony Stratford CC. Charlbury had reached the final after a very close semi-final against Finchampstead CC last weekend, winning by just 17 runs. 
 
On Sunday, Charlbury lost the toss and were put into bat, they scored 199 from their 35 overs, with a fourth wicket partnership of 100 from Lottie Oxton (66) and Chloe Westbury (37) steadying the ship after the first three wickets fell for 50 runs. 
 
Charlbury took to the field and claimed the first wicket inside the third over, with the other opener being dismissed at the start of the 7th, Jessica Warren claiming both wickets. Stony’s captain hung around and scored 66 from 68 balls but Stony couldn’t reach the target. Six of the Charlbury players picked up wickets in the 54 run victory, with the pick of the bowlers being Abi Norgrove 2-8-0-5 and Jessica Warren 3-34-2-7.  The Scorecard can be seen HERE
 
Charlbury were presented with the trophy by Laura Crofts, Secretary of the HCWCL. This was a great way to end a very successful season, having won the Super 8s performance group earlier in the year!

Club Award Winners 2021

The 2021 Club Award winners were announced at the ‘End of Season’ six-a-side tournament last weekend following a very successful day.  It is great to see representation from our Youth Section as well as the Women’s section amongst the winners.  Trophies were presented to:  

First XI

Player of the Year – Matt Jenkinson

Batsman of the Year – James Whybrow

Bowler of the Year – Hasula Prematilaka

Second XI

Player of the Year – Chloe Westbury

Batsman of the Year – Neil Fox

Bowler of the Year – Samuel Fiddy

Third XI

Player of the Year – Georgia Brown

Batsman of the Year -David Jenkins

Bowler of the Year – Freddie Fox

Club Awards

Nick Merry Award – Jamie Bush

President’s Award – Thomas Cox

Women win Super 8s competition

The Performance and Development League finals of the HCWCL Super 8s competitions were held on Sunday 6th June at Charlbury.  In the first Semi final of the Performance League Charlbury CC women team played against Olney Town CC, and won by an impressive 124 runs.  The final was held later in the day with Charlbury CC taking on Oxford CC, the winners of the second semi final, again the team played some impressive cricket and cruised to a 95 run victory.  The team of eight players, 6 of who were under 17 year old, scored 272 runs and took 26 wickets during the day.  The Development League was contested by 4 clubs, with Wargrave coming out on top.  A great days cricket at Charlbury CC, thanks to Vicky Strode for organising and Paul Jenkins for running the bar.

Club open today Saturday 17th April 2021

As a trial for our launch for the 2021 cricket season, the cricket club bar and outdoor seating area will be open tonight between 6 and 8 pm with all members of the community welcome to pop down and check out our facilities. The clubhouse will remain closed except for access to the toilets, All drinks will be served by way of table service and groups are restricted to 6 or two household groups. Please sign in on the NHS app as you enter the ground.

All Stars & Dynamos – Bookings now live

The booking links are now live to join either the All Stars or Dynamos programmes which will be running at Charlbury CC this season.

All Stars is open to boys and girls aged 5-8 years and will run from 5.30pm on Fridays from 7th May – the booking link is HERE

Dynamos is open to Girls only aged 8-11 years and will run from 6.30pm on Fridays from 7th May – the booking link is HERE

More details about both of the programmes can be found on the relevant pages on youth section.

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Sat 1st Sept Charlbury 2nd vs Long Marston 3rd

Charlbury 2nd 201-6 (45 overs)

Richard Nash 59

Martyn Scull 54 not out

 

Long Marston 3rd 182-5 (45 overs)

Alex Bush 3-32

 

The last game of the season and Charlbury travelled all of the way to Long Marston. Charlbury won the toss and elected to bat first and so Richard and Michael opened the batting. Both batsmen started confidently pushing a few singles around to get the scoreboard moving. It took the Marston bowlers a couple of overs to get their lines and lengths right, but when they did its started to make run scoring more difficult. Richard pushed one delivery thru the covers and the ball shot away for four over the quick outfield. Michael was batting confidently pushing a few singles around, but also always looking to defend the many good deliveries coming his way. Richard looked in top form from the off, stroking the ball around on both sides of the wicket, but also looking to defend when necessary. Michael hit one delivery to the boundary and then next over Richard did likewise. Then disaster struck as Michael miss-hit one and was caught meaning Ben had to come to the wicket. Ben had not been well and so started slowly, just defending the ball to make sure he did not get out. Richard was just pushing the ball around for singles. A change in the bowling was then made as one of the opening bowlers came out of the attack. The new bowler dropped straight into a great line and length and made run scoring awkward. A couple of overs later another change was made as the other opening bowler left the attack and a new bowler entered it. Early on Ben missed one and was bowled meaning that Martyn had to come to the wicket. Martyn started slowly, just looking for the odd single. Richard now started to attack more and found another couple of boundaries. Another change in the bowling was then made as the first change bowler left the attack and a new bowler entered it. Both players now began to play a few more shots and the score started to rise. The hundred mark was passed and with just under half the overs left Charlbury were looking to set a good score. The overs ticked by with both batsmen pushing ones and twos around to keep the score moving along. Richard pushed another single and reached a well deserved fifty. As the overs were now beginning to run out both batsmen began to run harder and take a few more risks. Another change in the bowling was made as another new bowler entered the attack. Another quick run was called, but disaster struck as a direct hit saw Richard just run out for a great 59. Abi now joined Martyn at the wicket. Martyn hit a boundary four as did Abi as the Charlbury score started to mount quickly. Then the new bowler hit a patch of form. First he had Abi caught after she edged one. Dean now arrived at the crease, but was not there too long as he tried to hit out at one, but hi the ball straight to a fielder and was caught. Andy now came to the wicket. Andy was quickly off the mark with a four as Charlbury pushed hard in the last few overs. Andy then missed one as he tried to force the runs and was bowled meaning Alex had to come to the crease as anew bowler entered the attack. Alex attacked hard from the off throwing the bat and finding an early four before pushing a couple of singles. Martyn ran another single and he reached a maiden half century for the second team. Some hard running in the last couple of overs saw Charlbury reach 201-6.

 

Now it was over to the bowlers and so Emilia and Andy opened the bowling and got Charlbury off to a great start. Both bowlers settled into a great line and length from the off, getting the ball to move a round a bit and making both the batsmen play and miss. Emilia got the early breakthrough when she found the edge of the bat and wicket-keeper Abi did the rest with a good catch. Hardly a run scored in the first six overs and Charlbury were in charge, Marston were going to have to bat well if they were to win. Emilia had settled into a great line and length and bowled four maidens in her opening spell which put Marston well behind the required rate. Andy too bowled a great opening spell, hardly giving any runs away. After 13 overs a change in the bowling was made as Andy left the attack and Dean entered it. Dean dropped instantly into a great line and length and with some turn and bounce made run scoring hard. Slowly the runs started to come as the batsmen pushed a few singles around. The outfield was still quick and a couple of fours were hit, despite some valiant fielding to try and stop them. After eighteen overs another change was made as Emilia left the attack and Mark entered it to try and weave some magic. Charlbury now had two spinners on and although they were getting thru the overs they just could not get the wickets. Then they got a bonus when one batsman ran and the other was slow away, the ball was quickly fielded and thrown in to the keeper and the bails were whipped off for the run out. The batsmen were just content to push a few singles around and then see if they were close later in the game. The opening batsman was stubborn, just pushing a few singles around and making sure Marston were not bowled out cheaply. Mark came out of the attack and Emilia re-entered it as Charlbury continued to search for wickets. Dean was bowling a fabulous spell, getting the batsmen to play and miss, but just could not find the edge or take the wicket he deserved. Dean left the attack after finishing his nine overs and so Ben entered it. Try as Charlbury might they just could not get a wicket. Andy, the captain, then took Emilia off and brought Alex on. Marston were getting closer to victory, but the overs were starting to run out quickly so the required rate was still going up. Alex made a quick impact on the game when he clean bowled one batsman, Charlbury had their breakthrough. Marston now looked like they would settle for the draw as they started to play more defensively. Ben left the attack and Emilia re-entered it to see if she could add to her wickets. Then Charlbury had a big over as first Alex clean bowled the new batsman, and then before the over was out he clean bowled his replacement. Not enough overs left to bowl Marston out and try as they might Long Marston held out to reach 182-5.

 

A great season for the second team, winning their league 54 points. Now I hope you have enjoyed reading these match reports this season and will come back over the winter to find out how the club gets on in the Banbury Indoor League.

 

Charlbury 3rd 15 points