Oxford Downs Cricket Club

Oxford Downs is a Cricket Club based in Standlake (Nr Witney) in Oxfordshire. Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd  XI’s play in the Cherwell Cricket League in Divisions 1, 3 and 8. We also have a number of boys and girls junior teams competing at Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 Level.

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15 hours ago

Oxford Downs Cricket Club

19.05.2018 - Match Report - ODCC 1XI v Abingdon Vale 1XI

On a glorious Saturday the 1st XI were excited to have Harry Sutton back fit and raring to go. Abingdon Vale lost the toss and George elected to have a bat…again. Abingdon were missing a couple of good players but had their captain, Joe Butcher who is currently playing for Oxfordshire and also took 4 wickets the next day.

Crouch and Beck started the innings off but Crouch fell very soon after being bowled by Paul Butcher.

Sandbach and Beck batted well together, trying to rotate the strike and take the game to our local rivals. AVCC bowled accurately and with a well set field the usual big hitting of both players was tapered. Beck brought up his second 50 of the season with a huge six into the field though before Sandbach also reached his with another six into the field. Sandbach was then caught at deep mid on ending the fighting partnership of 143.

Rafiq in the form of his life came in to continue the striking which kept momentum going. Beck on 99 was fed juicy wide long hop which he decided to hit straight to point, out on 99! A great innings by the overseas pro however who deserved three figures.

Rafiq continued to hit boundaries while wickets were falling all around him. After his dismissal our last two batman, Sutton and Airey, made a valuable 30 runs at the end.

Oxford Downs 297 all out.

Sutton opened the bowling from the Pavillion end and with his first ball, a full toss outside off stump, was caught at cover by Tom Costley.

A brilliant, although lucky, start which Harry built on. He bowled superbly to end up with 6 wickets and bowling his 10 overs straight through. Jonny Law battled away at the other end with a well fought 1fer!

A magnificent run out by James Lauder brought jubilation to the team and the spectators alike, the celebration was like watching a small blend of Tom Curran and Imran Tahir. Another top class run out with a good dive from Brad Airey and a careful and well timed throw by Tom Ward meant ODCC were almost victorious.

The last wicket took a bit longer than expected but Rafiq managed to get the breakthrough, caught at cover by Harry Sutton.

AVCC 100 all out.

Another emphatic win by Downs winning by 197 runs. Fabulous return from Harry Sutton and more runs from Beck, Sandbach and Rafiq.

An exciting weekend coming up with the 1st team playing Challow and Childrey and then Cumnor in TVKO on Sunday, both at home.
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Girls cricket tonight - free training for girls age 7-13 with the Oxon Chargers. From 6:30-8pm tonight at Oxford cricket club. Everyone welcome! 🏏 ... See MoreSee Less

Girls cricket tonight - free training for girls age 7-13 with the Oxon Chargers. From 6:30-8pm tonight at Oxford cricket club. Everyone welcome! 🏏

1 day ago

Oxford Downs Cricket Club

20.05.2018 Match Report - ODCC Sunday XI v Treasury Valuers CC XI

The Sunday season got off to a great start yesterday in the sunshine with 3 centuries being scored all by ODCC players.

We won the toss against the Treasury Valuers from Bristol and chose to bat. Paddy Daniel and Tom Costley opened up and before long had put on 100 runs opening partnership. Surprsingly Daniel was out scoring Costley and was the first to his 50. Tom soon followed and the score kept on building. A 100 run opening partnership became 200 and Costley raced to his 100 and retired (hurt/knackered)

Gus Watts joined Paddy at the crease and before long Paddy had knocked up his 100 and retired as well. Ed Owens and Gus then saw us to 258 off 35 overs at which point we declared without actually losing a single wicket.

That gave the opposition around 42 overs to get the runs and with James Ellwood playing for the Valuers and opening the batting the total was gettable. Will Watts and Adam Beck opened the bowling and bowled well, but couldn't get rid of Ellwood. With 20 overs to go we Ellwood was on 85 not out and under 8 an over were required with only one other wicket down.

It was time for the introduction of Lurcock and first ball Ellwood faced from Lurkers he was dropped. Then on the 4th ball he faced he was dropped again. James got to his 100 and retired and the opportunity for Downs was there to get the remaining wickets.

With 4 overs to go we needed 4 more wickets. Ed Owens bowled brilliantly to take 2 of these, but that was it and the game ended in a draw.
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Adam Beck opening the bowling ???? Must be reversing the order?

Hi All - message for junior players/parents.

Harrison was asked last Wednesday by the coach to lend his kit to another boy, unfortunately it was returned without his box. It has his initials (HC) on it, so I would be really grateful if you could all have a look to see if it has made its way into one of your children’s kit bags. If you could return it next Wednesday that would be great, or in time for tomorrow’s match at Eynsham would be even better!! Thank you!
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No box here. Sorry

3 days ago

Hi All - message for junior players/parents.

Harrison was asked last Wednesday by the coach to lend his kit to another boy, unfortunately it was returned without his box. It has his initials (HC) on it, so I would be really grateful if you could all have a look to see if it has made its way into one of your children’s kit bags. If you could return it next Wednesday that would be great, or in time for tomorrow’s match at Eynsham would be even better!! Thank you! Wai
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ROAD, STANDLAKE, OXON. OX29 7QH

Telephone: 01865 301764

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