…..Then we have some Good News for YOU!
Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club is starting a new Squad next Spring (2022) specifically for anyone who wants to enjoy playing Cricket in a local social environment. It’s for you whether you have never held a cricket ball before, are wanting to return to the game, or anything that falls in between!
Anyone aged 14 and over, male or female, inexperienced, or international is welcome.
Marsh Gibbon has had a village cricket team for more than a century with results of matches against local villages appearing in The Oxford Telegraph newspaper going back to 1858, with some very familiar village names of today present back then, highlighting the role Cricket has played in village life and the connection through the ages.
The sport of Cricket and MGCC have gone through many changes over the decades and just as ‘The Hundred’ is seeking to make Cricket more available to watch, we want to make Cricket more accessible for everyone to Play.
Starting next Spring, the Club wants to welcome villagers from Marsh and other local villages that wish to play cricket in a relaxed environment and learn all the wonderful aspects and skills associated with playing the game, without the pressure of a competitive league (until they want to, of course!) This new “Marsh Mavericks” Squad will be shaped by those that join and what they want to do. We will begin with training and mentoring in the skills of the game provided from experienced MGCC players and designed according to the capabilities and wishes of The Marsh Mavericks.
Whilst you do need to be reasonably mobile to enjoy Cricket and join The Mavericks, you do not need to be fit, do not need any kit, nor have knowledge of the rules. You just need to be at least 14 years old* on 1/1/22.
All training will be at The Recreation Ground on Edgcott Road, Marsh Gibbon, on Weekday evenings, with equipment provided. The Mavericks will be shaped according to the level of interest and what the Squad wants to do. Local matches could be arranged according to playing standard, whether a Ladies, mixed, or Men’s team and appropriate age levels.
How do you learn more and what happens next?
Send an email with your name and details to the club from the Contact section on this site and we shall invite you to an information evening at the ground in the Autumn, where you can hear more on the plans for The Marsh Mavericks.
Better still, come to our President’s Day Cricket Match and celebration on Sunday August 29th at the ground, commencing at 1pm.
The day centres around a fun exhibition Cricket match between MGCC players past and present, plus there is a Licenced Bar, BBQ, Music, Competitions and everyone is welcome to bring their picnics and enjoy the day.
Committee Members will be on hand and looking forward to meeting and talking to you about your new Marsh Mavericks.
*As an Oxfordshire Cricket Board affiliated Club, we follow all required ECB safe-guarding protocols.