About Witney Mills Cricket Club

We're a forward thinking club based in Witney, West Oxfordshire and are proud of our good reputation and club history.

We are a Clubmark club and have just been voted the Oxfordshire club of the year by the Oxfordshire Cricket Coaches Association.

Witney Mills Cricket Club field three sides in the Cherwell League. The 1st XI play in Division 3, the 2nd XI in Division 7 and the 3rd XI in Division 10. League matches are played on Saturday afternoons, and our home ground is situated at the picturesque Newland in Witney.

We run a number of junior sides (Under 9's, Under 11's, Under 13's & Under 15's). We run a Sunday Club XI and also take part in the ECB 'AllStars' initiative for 5-8 year olds, as well as the ECB Cricket Dynamos scheme for 8-11 year olds. All these fixtures can be found on the Fixtures page. 

Junior cricket coaching sessions take place on Monday evenings (AllStars, Under 9's softball, Under 11's softball), Wednesday evenings (Under 13's and Under 15's) and Thursday evenings (Under 11's and Dynamos).

Some History

Cricket has been played on the Witney Mills Cricket Ground for well over a hundred years. Originally the ground was owned by the Early's of Witney blanket company and it was their team that played its matches on this site. Although blankets are no longer made in Witney, the tradition of cricket continues. The club's motto 'Weave Truth With Trust' reflects the origins of the club.

Famous crickteting faces to have played at the Mills

The legendary WG Grace played on the Mills ground on 16th September 1903, when he played for the Mills against Oxford University. During that time, the Witney Mills Cricket Club had an annual challenge match against the University, with the Mills being reinforced with star players. Over the years of these matches being played many other household names of the cricketing world played for the Mills. Some of these players included Sir Colin Cowdrey, Basil D’Oliveira, Frank Tyson, Gilbert Jessop, Sir Jack Hobbs and Fred Trueman.

Latest News

22 May 2020
Nets Available
We are making the first tentative steps to start playing again. Members can use...

22 April 2020
Stay Safe, Friendly Matches Cancelled
We hope all are well and staying safe during this difficult time. We have...

1 March 2020
Nets Begin
Indoor nets have started on Sunday evenings at 6pm for Juniors and 7pm for...

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Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 4 July 2020
1st XI Cherwell Div 3
Home vs Oxford and Bletchingdon Nondescripts, 12.30pm start
Match-day sponsorship still available

Sat 4 July 2020
2nd XI Cherwell Div 7
Away vs Oxford Downs 3rds, 1.00pm start

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