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. 
 
Witney Mills Cricket Club field two sides in the Cherwell League. The 1st XI play in Division 4 and the 2nd XI in Division 7. League matches are played on Saturday afternoons, and our home ground is situated at the picturesque Newland in Witney.
 
We run 4 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 'All Stars' initiative for 5-8 year olds. All these fixtures can be found on the Fixtures page. 

Junior cricket coaching sessions take place on Tuesday evenings (Under 13's and Under 15's), Wednesday evenings (Under 9's and All Stars (5-8 year olds) and Thursday evenings (Under 11's).

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

17 June 2019
Six Wins In A Row
The first team are top of the league after a comfortable win at Long Marston on...

14 June 2019
Cricket World Cup Family Day at Witney Mills
On Sunday 30th June we're holding a Club Family Day in conjunction with...

11 June 2019
SOA Wet
Unfortunately today's match against SOA has been called off due to the wet...

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Forthcoming Fixtures

Sat 22 June 2019
1st XI Cherwell Div 4
Home vs Charlbury, 12.30pm start
Match-day sponsor - Batas Cricket

Sat 22 June 2019
2nd XI Cherwell Div 7
Away vs Minster Lovell 2nds, 1.00pm start

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