History of Westcott CC

The earliest known time that cricket was played by Westcott, was in 1890,  although details of the early years are sparse, we are aware of the earliest recorded success was winning the Casson League, in 1929. The team used to play in the village at ‘The Bankie’, and  ‘The Berries’, and it was in the mid 20’s that the team played at our present ground, for many years we used an old war-time ‘picket hut’ as our changing facilities, but over the years this was gradually improved and updated, until  August 2005 when we had the official opening of our present facilities, having received grant-aid from various local organisations, plus good support from club fund-raising events.

The club re-entered League cricket in its present format, in the Oxfordshire Cricket League in 1979, and were winners of Division 4, in our first season, this was followed the next season by winning Division 3, we then won  our first League Cup competition in 1983, when we defeated Hailey, to lift the Telegraph Cup.

In 1990 we celebrated our club centenary, and were fortunate to do this in style, as we were invited to a tour of Barbados, to play 5 matches, one of which was on the Test Match ground, at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown.

We won Senior Div 2, in 1992, and the Division 1, in 1995, but following regular refusals for Premier Division status, joined the Mid-Bucks League in 1998, and immediately did the double, winning the Knockout Cup and Division 2 title, we won Division 1 the following year, and  formed a Second team in the League in 2001, but following the cricket being less enjoyable, we rejoined the O.C.A,League in 2003.

In 2006 we for the first time, played youth cricket in the Bucks & Aylesbury Mid-week Leagues, and were Under 15’s winners in 2008, this the same year the First team were promoted having won Division 4, and the club won the ‘Most Improved Ground’ award.

In 2011 the First Team finished in 3rd  position in the League, only to find themselves promoted to Division 2,… this confirmed after  the season had been completed.

In 2012, a good start, was followed by a terrible run, and resulted in relegation following the last game. The club did however receive the M.Honey Award,  for ‘Most Improved Ground’.

In 2015 the club celebrated its 125th anniversary of the formation of the club as we know it, the celebrations culminated in a Black tie Dinner at the Akeman inn with former England test captain Graham Gooch as  guest speaker.

In 2016 the 1stXI finished runners up in Division 3, clinching promotion to Division 2 on the last day of the season, in 2017 this was followed by a 2nd successive promotion this time to Division 1 by virtue of finishing in third place thanks to a strong finish to the season.

In the 2018 Season Lewis Jeacock led the 2nd XI to the Title in the OCA Division 7 North division thus securing promotion to Division 6.

Midweek cup winning team