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 July 2019
Mills Drew With Tew
The first team were held to a tense draw on Saturday by Great Tew. We made...

6 July 2019
Century For Adam As Mills Do The Double
Both sides were back to winning ways today with two good wins. The first team...

3 July 2019
Under 15's fall short against Great Rissington
The Mills Under 15s put in another battling performance against Great...

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Forthcoming Fixtures

Sun 21 July 2019
Club XI Friendly Fixtures
Home vs Charlbury, 2.00pm start

Sat 27 July 2019
1st XI Cherwell Div 4
Away vs Brackley, 12.30pm start

Sat 27 July 2019
2nd XI Cherwell Div 7
Home vs Bicester & North Oxford 2nds, 1.00pm start
Match-day sponsor - Bower & Bailey

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