Charlbury Cricket Club
Today, Charlbury Cricket Club is a thriving enterprise, with approximately 250 playing members in total. The Club has three sides in the OCA League and also puts out a friendly Sunday team. We play indoor cricket in a winter league at Banbury and take part in a number of midweek limited-overs competitions during the summer. The Club's flourishing youth section offers cricket for youngsters of all ages. Children as young as three can start in the 'Tots' and progress right up to under-17 level. The women's section is now firmly established as an integral part of the Club and has enjoyed great success since it was launched in 2007. For those of a more sedentary disposition who still enjoy their cricket, the Club launched a new 'Friends' scheme in 2009. For a very modest annual subscription, Friends of Charlbury Cricket Club have the chance to watch cricket at the ground, use the pavilion and bar and take part in occasional social functions.
Charlbury represents a lovely place in which to play cricket: the scenery is fantastic and both of our pitches are generally very good for batting on. One highly significant development in the 2010 season was the opening of the new pavilion. The old building was badly damaged by floods in 2007 and, in any case, is now too small to cope with the volume of cricket played on the ground. The new pavilion has been purpose-built to conform to the needs of a twenty-first century club and provides a spacious and welcoming environment for players and spectators alike.
Away from the cricket pitch, there is always plenty going on. Social events that have taken place in recent years include a trip to Newbury races, a skittles night, a golf day, a quiz evening and a concert given by ex-Zimbabwean Test cricketer Henry Olonga. More exciting events are lined up for 2011 and 2012.
As can be seen from the above, Charlbury Cricket Club aims to offer something for everyone, whether young or old, male or female, player or spectator. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming Club and we are always on the lookout for new players, of all abilities. If you don't wish to play cricket but would still like to get involved with the Club then we can certainly find room for you on a committee or in some other capacity!
For more information please visit the Charlbury Cricket Club website at www.charlburycricketclub.com