The V&A
Cricket Club


 

Welcome to the V&A Cricket Club (est. 1975), a club that plays at Stonor Park in Oxfordshire.

Latest Match Reports

19th October 2020
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End of Term Report – 2020

V&A CRICKET 2020 – END OF TERM REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN, NICKY BIRD   COVID WREAKED HAVOC WITH THE FIXTURES but we had half a season, which the Stonor chaps thought impossible in early July, and so did not waste money and energy preparing a strip or the outfield. Worms enjoyed themselves, bunnies too. I came for a picnic at the pavilion at that time and the pitch was a field, seemingly returned to nature and poppies and clover and birds. It was desolate; no walkers about, not even Lachlan camping in the environs with his primer stove and pocket edition of Aeschylus. I wrote to the Telegraph pointing out the absurdity of cricket being banned while netball and outdoor gym was allowed. The crap about a cricket ball being a ‘vector’ was palpable nonsense (and so it proved). Boris read my letter and relented. Stonor worked miracles to return […]
25th September 2020
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V&A v GT’s

In the car, Nicky Bird chuntered on about how courtroom TV dramas fail to get the details right. Misuse of a gavel, no delineation between barrister and solicitor, a high court judge peering down from the bench at a shoplifter’s first hearing. It’s either a mistake, or they just can’t be bothered, he said. Against a growing tide of shortcuts and bitesize, there is a need for sticklers, like Nicky, to stand up and say “no, we’re not avin it guv”. In much the same way, long-form cricket on a Saturday in Stonor, is a tradition to be treasured and defended. It’s a holy grail. And as our Christiaan relic rightly pointed out (when their umpire enquired whether a ‘no-ball’ resulted in a ‘free hit’): “No!…this is PROPER cricket”. We were playing the GTs (see Phil Goodliffe’s email for background and more), captained by an amiable fellow in Miles Martin. […]
 

We play at Stonor Park, near Henley on Thames.

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We are proudly sponsored by

V&A CC

 

President

Ted Dexter Esq. CBE

Hon. Vice President

The late Keith Miller Esq. MBE

“Pressure? I’ll tell you what pressure is. Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse. Pressure is not playing cricket."

Vice Presidents

Nigel Allsop Esq.

Michael Atherton OBE

Simon Barnes Esq.

Terence Blake Esq.

Rt Hon The Lord Camoys GCVO, PC, DL

Lady Dowding

Phil Edmonds Esq.

Tony Fisher Esq.



Ernest J Franklin Esq.

Andrew J. Fraser Esq. CMG

Nicholas J. Jenkins Esq.

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Rt Hon Sir John Major KG, CH

Jeremy Paxman Esq.

Doug Walters Esq.

Bruno Wollheim Esq.

 

V&A CC 2019 Season Awards

Cricketer Of The Year Lachlan Nieboer   
Batsman Andy Taylor  
Partnership Adam Jacot & Nick Emley   
Bowler Lachlan Nieboer   
Bowling Feat Marc Terblanche   

Innings Rob Taylor
Wicketkeeper
 Phil Goodliffe  
Catch Jago Poynter
Run Out Christiaan Jonkers    
Lifetime Achievement Sarah Jenkins