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.
IVCC fell agonoisingly short in a valiant run chase against St John's Fishers, a touring side from St Albans. Having posted 220 in their 40 overs, at 45-5 IVCC appeared to be all at sea. Whilst The Village rallied in the second half of the game with Meier leading the way with a magnificent 72, there was just too much to do in the last 10 overs, with IVCC finishing on 205-8. A return fixture has already been mooted for next year.Posted 18th Jun 2017 by Bill Smith
A tight first Twenty20 of the season against a talented Wolvercote side saw the Villagers post 79-8 from their allotted overs, with only Ellis (25) really showing much promise with the bat on a sticky wicket with a long outfield. However, a strong bowling performance, backed up with a superb effort in the field (including several run outs) saw the Villagers romp home to victory by 5 runs in a tense affair at Cutteslowe Park.Posted 15th Jun 2017 by Ali Meier
A makeshift set of Villagers saw an early batting collapse at 32-4, with a rearguard stabilisation getting us to 142 all out (Meier 41, Bibb 40). Despite strong bowling performances across the board (with Ellis in particular proving unplayable early in his spell), the total was just too small to defend and Didcot secured a win by 4 wickets in 33 overs.Posted 15th Jun 2017 by Ali Meier