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

20 September 2020
Mills Win The Cup!
We won the Wilf Bennett Cup this morning by 14 runs. We'll played everyone and...

15 September 2020
Final At Banbury!
The final of the Wilf Bennett Cup on Sunday will held at Banbury on Sunday at...

6 September 2020
Josh Stars As Mills Reach Final
We're in the final! We won the Wilf Bennett semi final today by 74 runs at...

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Forthcoming Fixtures

There are no more matches this season.

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