Risinghurst (Home) – Cherwell 5C – WLD

Openers for Wantage and Grove, form on display,Mercer and Lane, a partnership's ballet.But Lane fell, caught, unable to go far,Rehman's bowling dismissing him back to the bar. Wiggins arrived, smashing his first ball off the teeBut a barn-bound shot was Rehman's gleeJonny at four, his languid form and convictionBhardwaj's catch confirmed Spenny's unwanted prediction. A solid start wasted, and hopes teetering tooMercer cruising towards fifty, out LBW.Bhu partnered with Binners, one young and one old,The elder, he fell, out caught and bowled 96-5, a partnership was now the needed,So Summersbee and Binners steadily…continue reading →

Garsington (Away) – Cherwell 5C WLD

With Mabbs having more important things to do this week than write another match report, you’re stuck with me again this week! [Edit: Congrats Mr and Mrs Mabbs!] It’s been many years since we last made the trip to Garsington, and oh what a different day that was, wet, gale force winds, and cold… today the opposite, hot, dry, and barely a cloud in the sky (at the start at least). It’s also the start of the win-lose-draw portion of the season, different format, different tactics, could Skip win the toss to take…continue reading →

Cairns Fudge (A) – Cherwell 5C WL

Good day everyone, and welcome to the match report for the great grudge match between Wantage & Grove CC 1st XI v Cairns Fudge CC – Saturday 3rd June 2023 On a gloriously sunny day in June, The WAGCC travelled to Stanton-St-John for a fixture that most of the players had been waiting with great anticipation for, for a good few years. The last time we played them was in the OCA and for whatever inexplicable, your writer had never actually beaten Fudge at their place. Half of the Wantage team sat in…continue reading →

Oxford Downs 3s (Home) – Cherwell 5c

After a successful previous week chasing a low total against Sunningwell, the 1s returned to the home of (Wantage) cricket to face Oxford Downs – the sun was out and the weather set fair, so the skipper was well minded to bat first. Luckily, despite losing his first toss of the year, the Downs’ skipper saw it differently and decided to insert Wantage. Col and TPL strolled out to start our innings and it was a watchful start – Bello opened with a maiden, and A. List also didn’t concede a run off…continue reading →