Wantage 150th Anniversary Cricket Tournament

Finally, after months of planning, preparation, and modelling shots for the local paper, the day dawned. Dawn was the word as Wantage CC had officially their earliest ever start as we met up the club at 8am to get things set up. Mike and Barry celebrated the early start with a beer, which left a few raised eyebrows, but you had to hand it to them – beer at 8 in the morning is dedication to a cause. With those tinnies being guzzled people were put to work by Colin, who was overseeing…continue reading →

Letter from the OCA

This morning I received an email from David Burns who umpired for us against Charlbury yesterday, he is also the OCA vice chairman. Hello Colin, Thought I would drop you a note to say how much I enjoyed Wantage's approach to your match at Charlbury yesterday. Whilst you obviously wanted to win the game your teams attitude, sense of humour, spirit and respect to your opponents was absolutely first class. If this is typical of your approach then you clearly know how to win with good grace. Very entertaining all round and deserving…continue reading →

“Subscribe” to Wantage Cricket Club fixtures

If you’re lucky enough to use a smart phone, iCal or Outlook, you can get the 2011 fixtures now and (if I get the time) have the scores update for each game directly into your diaries on your phone.  “Wow!”  I hear you say.  You can do this by subscribing to a file on the website on your phone.  It’s easy to do and will automatically update with any changes. Just follow the instructions below  (if you’ve got an iPhone, just read the last 10 lines: DOWNLOADABLE FIXTURE LIST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "DOWNLOAD" AND…continue reading →

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Wantage and Grove Cricket Club will take place on Friday November 26th, 2010 at the Pavilion in Charlton Village Road, Wantage to commence promptly at 7.30p.m. The agenda is as follows AGENDA 1. To receive apologies for absence 2. To confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on November 27th, 2009. 3. To discuss any matters arising from these minutes 4. To receive the Officers’ Reports. 5. To elect the officers and committee for 2011. 6. To elect the Vice-presidents. 7. To appoint the…continue reading →

Ground Preparation

This is a message to the players (and anyone who is interested), every season the story is the same: An INSANE amount of effort is put into the ground by a special few people, they are the people who make sure the pitch is prepared, the outfield is short and a strip marked etc. Yesterday I took my first ride on the tractor to cut the outfield, the small child in me loved it, as did the adult. What better way to spend a sunny spring afternoon? What more, it is very straight…continue reading →

Pre-Season Training

[updated] This season pre season nets are being held at Radley College at the follow times / dates. Sunday 4th April - 6-7 pm (be up there around 5.45) Sunday 11th April – 10-11 am (be up there around 9.45) Sunday 18th April – 10-11 am (be up there around 9:45) Outdoor nets will start around that sort of time on a Thursday evening at the club, I will confirm the date for these soon. There will be a small charge to cover the hall rental, but this will only be a couple…continue reading →

Pre Season Social

As you should have received an email about (if you haven’t let us know so we can update mailing list) there is a Pre Season Social planned for this Saturday evening at the club. It’s a cheap excuse to go down there for a few games of pool, a couple of beers and a catch up. The more the merrier! If you are coming along please let Steve B know via email.continue reading →

Some better news…

The order has been placed for the new kit for the season, and the badge design has been finalised. I thought I would share the badge design with you, but the shirt design will remain a minor surprise for when they arrive. Hopefully, they will be with us in time for the first game of the season.continue reading →

Redevelopment Proposal

As a club, we are about to take the field in battle against one of the toughest oppositions out there… the local council and housing developers. In a recent planning meeting it was announced that property developers would like to build houses on our lovely ground, and move us to a new location. Now as a club, this is not something which we are entirely against, however there are some very important considerations to take into account. The most important of which is the new location itself, is it big enough? Is the…continue reading →