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Awards Evening 2019

Oakley Cricket Club met up for their annual awards evening on the 18th October. Hosted by Z list celebrity and Oaks chair, Bob Lethaby, it wasn’t long before the Dummer Golf Club foundations were rocking with laughter as Bob recalled a season of fun and frolics with his customary untamed wit. Over 45 members and […]

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Latest Club News!

Despite the season coming to a close, there is still plenty going on at Oakley Cricket Club with a flurry of events approaching. I can almost hear you all salivating in anticipation, so I will just get on with it. Saturday 28th September – End of Season Groundwork End of season groundwork takes place this […]

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Ooh ‘Ello…One More Preview?

That’s right folks, because the summer has decided to have one last go, we are having another game at Oakley Park on Sunday. Due to many players being away on a stag weekend…sorry, a cricket tour, we have an eclectic team for what promises to be an absolute smasher of a day. The visitors are […]

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Final Review of 2019 as the Summer Draws to a Close!

So that’s it then, the season is over for another year. As the sun shone down on the club yesterday, I felt a mixture of sadness it was all over, but relief and pride at what the club has achieved in 2019. Every Saturday match at Oakley Park was completed and some rough weather was […]

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Weekend Preview

After last week’s heatwave that I missed because I was on holiday (I don’t want to talk about it) it is onto the final weekend of the season, with more autumnal conditions expected in Hampshire. It is wonderful see huge numbers once again, proving that the ‘gamble’ of a third team at Oakley, has paid […]

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Weekend Review as Excellent Oaks Take Promotion to Last Day!

A win over Ramsdell ensured that Oakley kept their promotion dream alive on Saturday. On an afternoon where summer made a welcome late return to Oakley Park, the Rams batted first. They were soon in trouble, courtesy of fine bowling by Brad Compton-Bearne and Elliot Hennessey. However, Jonny Bradley stayed firm for the Rams and […]

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Weekend Review as First XI Keep Believing!

The Friday storm cleared to leave a blustery Saturday where all games went ahead. As usual, it was a mixed bag. The First XI kept themselves in with an outside chance of promotion with a hard fought and impressive win at Amport. The day started comically as players started turning up outside Bob’s house in […]

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Weekend Preview as Wet August Continues!

With the jet stream once again operating as a conveyor belt for August low pressure systems, games are in doubt once again this weekend. However, all predictions are pointing to the rain stopping overnight, so if covers do their jobs and the clouds part, we may just about be in business. The First XI, sat […]

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Weekend Review as Third XI Rescue Oaks From an Unwanted Hat-Trick!

It took some third team heroics to rescue the Oaks from their first hat-trick of defeats on a miserable Saturday featuring stodgy pitches and gale force winds. Talking of hat-tricks, it was three in a row for the thirds. The excellent report from Dan is further down the page. The One’s paid the ultimate price […]

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Preview as Oaks Look to the Skies and Hope!

Wind, rain, fallen trees and a few hopeful glimmers of warm sunshine. All standard practice as August battles between summer and the onset of Autumn. A pain in the arse for cricketers who waste the hours away checking apps. Just as hopes rise, one rogue shower can be like a dagger through the heart. So, […]

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