The Spirit of Cricket

Having a rest from league cricket Charlbury 3rds took on touring team Ivanhoe at Jesus College , Oxford in early July. Having the greater number of overs, Charlbury posted 190-4 with 73 not out from Ali Harley and 50 not out from Robert Jenkins, his first senior half century. Ivanhoe, in return, battled hard to keep there wickets in tact with a few less overs to bat and the game concluded in a credible draw.





Philip Parnell, tour organiser stated

“We thoroughly enjoyed the match – it was played in exactly the right spirit and made for a really fun afternoon for all. Please pass on our thanks to your team. The Ivanhoe guys have all made a point of saying how much they really enjoyed and appreciated the game and how it was played – even the pink balls ! Our two young lads, Tristan and Dexter, we’re both thrilled to have the chance to bat – thank you for accommodating them; it was a real highlight.


The National Cricket Playing Survey 2016

Every year the ECB put out this survey for all players to have their say about how they would like to see the game played, so this is YOUR chance to be part of this…..Have your say!!

Please go to the following link, and this only takes about 10 minutes of your time, so please do this TO-DAY??

Good Luck, Charlbury CC Women’s Team


Good Luck, Charlbury CC Women’s Team

On behalf of MCC, I send my best wishes to Charlbury Cricket Club women’s team for their tour to Sri Lanka.

An overseas tour presents fresh and exciting opportunities for any cricketer. The challenge of coming to grips with unfamiliar conditions is tempered by the camaraderie that is forged amongst teammates sharing the highs and lows that the game of cricket brings. Firm friendships will be built and your team will be all the stronger for the experience upon their return.

Sri Lanka is a beautiful country. I have been lucky enough to visit the island on a number of occasions and each time I have been overwhelmed by the warmth and friendliness of the Sri Lankan people.

Over a decade ago, the island was hit by the devastating 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. The cricketing world banded together to provide aid to the country and MCC was at the forefront of the effort, providing funds for an all-encompassing community programme provided by the Foundation of Goodness at Seenigama, near Galle. I was delighted to learn that Charlbury Women will be volunteering with the Foundation during the tour and I have no doubt that you will be inspired by the people whom you will be working alongside.

An overseas tour is also the sign of a thriving club and I hope that the Women & Girls’ section at Charlbury C.C. goes from strength to strength.


R.D.V. Knight, OBE
President, MCC


All teams are now going to be posted on this website…both youth and senior!

Please click on “Fixtures & Results” and open the first tab “Team selection”

Team captains, please ensure your team is posted on the website by either getting login details from Rob Collard or send them through to Paul Jenkins who will upload them for you!