WAGCC 1st XI v Horspath 4s – Cherwell 5C WL – 11th May 2024

Welcome to the 2024 league season, and the 1s starting home fixture against Horspath 4s… New season, new captain, same toss result, Chitty losing his first official toss and we were put in to bat. Which I believe is what he was going to do anyway, it’s certainly what he should have been doing. Opening up was Colin, and the newly promoted to opener, Winston. A generally watchful start, Colin getting a couple of boundaries away off his pads, before Winston took a liking to the first change bowler. Unfortunately however, that liking…continue reading →

WAGCC 1st XI v Dorchester – Friendly – 4th May 2024

In cricket's realm at Dorchester's green expanse,Wantage & Grove CC, with willow raised on high,Their batsmen took the stage, a daring dance,Their strokes, like thunder, echoed 'neath the sky. By ten-point-four, their scorecard brightly glowed,Fifty runs adorned, a feat of skillful might,Winston Wiggins, with his blade, a prowess showed,His bat a gleaming sword in midday light. With Chitty's guile and Spencer's steadfast stand,Their partnership, a fortress, tall and strong,Against Dorchester's bowlers' ardent hand,They battled on, their victory a song. Then, amidst the fray, a moment most odd,Mabbs walked out to bat, in a…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 →

Didcot 4s (Away) Cherwell 8D

So the big day was finally here – the inaugural match for Wantage & Grove 2nd XI. After being rained off last week, anticipation levels were high. So much so that our opening batsman Wonga arrived late and got demoted to 8, leaving Simon and Jayesh to open the batting against an athletic-looking Didcot 4th team who won the toss and smartly elected to field. The forecast had been looking good all week, a welcome relief considering the amount of rain which had fallen in the past fortnight. However, the sun was not…continue reading →

Dorchester (H) Cherwell 5C WL

Here we are again, welcome to the 2023 season, and with the introduction of our 2nd XI, twice the match report reading to be done! You’d think that’d mean I’d keep this brief, we’ll see… Abysmal weather over the last few weeks, including washing out 86 of 87 games across the Cherwell league meant that today’s visit of Dorchester was the 1’s first action of the season. Dorch, a team we’ve become pretty familiar with over the last few seasons, turned up with only 10 (which it subsequently turns out means they’ve been…continue reading →