There was once a dream that was IVCC. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish... it was so fragile. And we feared that it will not survive the 2013 winter. But survive it did, and so the gentlemen players got together in a backstreet boozer in OX4 and established Iffley Village Cricket Club in 2014. With the ethos behind the club being to play friendly 40-over and 20-over cricket matches against like-minded clubs around the country, our focus is as much on playing competitive cricket as it is enjoying a beer with the opposition after the game, and with the journey being far more important than the result.
Regrettably, the weather claimed our second & third fixtures of the season vs Long Compton and Isis respectively. Please keep your fingers crossed for Sunday's fixture away at Appleton. This will be the fourth time that IVCC have played the lovely folk from Appleton & Eaton - the hosts have had the better of us on 2 occasions, with just the 1 Village victory.
The provisional IVCC XI for this game is:
Beard, Berry, Cable-Alexander, Cavanagh (wk), Ellis, Gifford, Ross (cpt), Troth, Tyler, Watkins, Winter, with Smith as 12th man/water-boy/scorer/cheerleader.
IVCC's 2016 season kicked off yesterday with a victory at Abingdon Vale. The matches come thick and fast now, with the Villagers due to visit Long Compton on Sunday. Keep an eye on the Matches page for more info!Posted 25th Apr 2016 by Gareth Ellis
We have managed to secure some winter nets sessions at Abingdon School* on the following dates:
- Sunday 29 Nov
- Sunday 13 Dec
- Sunday 17 Jan
- Sunday 24 Jan
The sessions will run from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and we have exclusive use of the entire hall which includes 4 nets and a bowling machine. Costs will be £10 per session, and players of all standards are welcome.
If you would like to come, or you know anyone else who would like to participate, on any of these dates, please contact the IVCC committee on firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We recommend parking in the Abingdon School coach park on Faringdon Road - access to the sports hall is well signed from there.