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Oxfordshire v Cheshire – coming to Thame soon

For the first time in many years, an Oxfordshire County Cricket match will be hosted at Thame Town Cricket Club

Oxfordshire 1st XI Men’s team will be playing a 3-day match against Cheshire starting on Sunday 1st to Tuesday 3rd September. Play will commence at 10:30am each day with a Lunch interval from 12:50pm-1:30pm and Tea from 3:50pm – 4:10pm

Oxfordshire compete in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Cricket Unicorns Championship along with Berkshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Shropshire, Cornwall, Devon, Herefordshire, Cheshire and Wales. They are currently second in this division and aiming for top spot to play in a final against the winner of the Eastern Division on 15th September. The winner of the final would become Minor County Champion 2019.

Thame Town CC was selected by Oxfordshire Cricket Board to host the match following the development of their new pavilion and continued improvements to the playing surface at Church Meadow in the centre of the town next to the 13th century Grade I listed St Mary’s Church. Thame Town CC have players in the Oxfordshire squad hoping to make the team and play at their home ground.

Matt Swain Chair of TTCC said, “We are delighted to host this Oxfordshire County match for the first time in the club’s history. Over the last 5 years we have invested a lot of time and effort to improve our facilities to a level at which Minor County Cricket can be played and look forward to welcoming both teams to the club. We would like to invite everyone from Thame and surrounding villages to come and support their County Cricket team and enjoy a drink at ‘one of Britain’s loveliest Cricket venues’ (as reported by The Cricketer magazine March 2019) The club and most importantly the bar will be open to everyone throughout the 3 day match and on the Sunday we will be having a 2 course lunch event on the first floor of the new pavilion, to book a seat for lunch please contact chairman@thamecricket.org.uk limited space available”

Thame Town Cricket Club has over 280 playing members including 180 juniors from ages 5 to 15. They have 5 adult teams that compete in the Home Counties Men’s and Women’s league plus the Cherwell Cricket league. The club is a voluntary organisation which has England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) accreditation and 15 ECB qualified volunteer coaches. The club is always looking out for new volunteers and if you would like to help please contact enquiries@thamecricket.org.uk

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