Thame 3rd XI (H) – Cherwell League Div 6C

On the back of a good string of results, the omens were good for another excellent day of cricket as Wantage arrived to face Thame; the overnight rain had cleared leaving a fine day, the pitch was in tremendous shape, and the Wantage team were through the first set of Les-approved warm-ups before the toss had even taken place. Skip then managed to win the aforementioned toss for once – electing to bat and asking the top order to get a score on the board.  A slight re-jig meant that Rob and Colin strode out to start the innings, Rob managing to just about arrive before the start of the game…continue reading →

Wantage March on at Marcham – Cherwell Div 6C – Marcham (A)

A grey day came to an early end on the outskirts of Abingdon on the 19th June to the tune of Gala’s Freed From Desire: the World Test Championship final may have being played in the Southampton gloom; Germany may well have been taking Portugal apart at the Euros; but there was a little slice of Wantage’s own history being made in Marcham as they bullied the opposition into a considerable defeat, among good performances from a number of batsmen and some stellar opening bowling, backed up by a near-faultless fielding performance. Early…continue reading →

West Ilsley (H) – Cherwell League Div 6C

In runs Harvey, to bowl what would be the last ball of the game, he delivers, the batsman pushes forward, it’s edged and… more on that later. 7 hours earlier With the weather set fair and the strip looking newer than a test match pitch in Bristol we were all set to take on West Ilsley in what would be the first win-lose-draw game for Wantage CC. The straw coloured wicket, and the sun blaring, made us all think it was a no-brainer to bat first. Not something our skipper had to worry…continue reading →

Clifton Hampden (H) – Cherwell League Div 6C

After having the previous week’s fixture abandoned after the home of cricket had seen a considerable amount of rain, we arrived to play Clifton Hampden on what was a glorious day and with a fine pitch, which appeared to have a little bit of something for everyone. We’ve had plenty of games against Clifton in recent years, some good performances and some very bad, but often entertaining. This was to be no exception.  Bat or bowl first, it was a big call. Thankfully skip was spared making the (inevitable) wrong choice by losing toss, and Clifton…continue reading →

Stokenchurch II (A) – Cherwell League Div 6C

After a first week wash-out, Saturday finally saw a return to league (Covid) cricket, with some now familiar requirements, including changing outside, ‘washy-washy’ on a recurring 6 over basis, and the strict absence of traditional handshakes. Some changes, though, with our first away fixture in our new, ‘localised’ Cherwell division and a visit to a new ground (for most of us) in Stokenchurch. Early weather forecasts saw confident predictions of a 45 minute drive to look at some rain for 4 hours, so perhaps it wasn’t surprising that every single team member took…continue reading →

Youth Cricket – Update 28 April 2021

We continue to plan for the first youth coaching session to be held at Wantage Cricket Club on Friday 7 May. Interested? We are planning a meet the coach / introductions on Friday 30 April starting at 1800. We would be delighted to see you there, or alternatively email me, mercer292@btinternet.com with info on the children looking to participate.Alan Mercercontinue reading →

Umpiring Opportunity

Wantage CC is looking for an umpire for the 2021 season in the Cherwell League. We are a friendly club with a nice ground, great clubhouse and for a club umpire very cheap beer. Please get in touch for more details.continue reading →

Youth Cricket Friday 11 September

We will be opening the clubhouse this evening, 11 September at 1730 and Connor and Ed will be around to allow the kids to enjoy a game of cricket. As the cricket season finishes this weekend, this will be the last session for this year. We would like to thank everybody for their support during what has been a strange season and look forward to seeing everyone next year when hopefully we can return to more normal cricket coaching.continue reading →

Steventon (A) – Telegraph Cup Round 7

5th September 2020 Having already lost against Marcham and Dorch, and the unfortunate washout at Sunningwell, we made the short trip to Steventon knowing it was our last competitive cricket of 2020. With 15 players available, one of the best weeks for availability all year, it was a strong team looking to finish the season on a high. The hosts skipper, former Wantage opener Chappers, won the toss and decided to bat first. Having heard reports of the wicket playing low and slow all year at Steventon, Summs wasn't disappointed that his men…continue reading →