Rules Updates 2018

Rules Updates 2018

Oxfordshire Association of Cricket Officials will be running update sessions on the Law changes for 2018 on the dates below. There are many changes to the Laws that will impact directly on all levels of cricket so it is important that all those involved in the game are aware of and understand the changes.

These sessions are open to everybody in the game, umpires, scorers, coaches, captains, players, parents and are free to attend. Sessions will last approximately 2 hours.

Dates and Venues:

Sat 27th January 2018 – Tiddington CC from 10:00 am – Book here
Mon 5th February – Banbury CC from 7:30 pm – Book here
Tue 13th February – Bicester & North Oxford CC from 7:30 pm – Book here
Wed 21st February – Didcot CC from 7:30 pm – Book here
Wed 28th February – Oxford University Press (Jordan Hill) from 7:30 pm – Book here

If any club or organisation would like an extra session run for them on an alternative date please contact Ian Royle below

For more information please call or email:
Ian Royle – 01235 847528

Winter Nets 2018

Winter Nets 2018

The ARCC winter nets for 2018 will be as follows:

Friday nights from 2nd February to 23th March

  • 1730 to 1830 U9’s
  • 1830 to 1930 U11’s
  • 1930 to 2030 U13’s

Saturdays from 3rd February to 24th March

  • 1000 to 1100 U15 / U17
  • 1100 to 1300 Seniors

The cost per session will be

  • £5 for  juniors & discounted seniors (students etc)
  • £7.50 for seniors

The sessions will be held at Icknield School sports hall, Watlington


AGM 2017

All paid-up members of Aston Rowant Cricket Club are duly invited to the forthcoming Annual General Meeting 2017

To held at

Chinnor Community Pavilion
Station Road
OX39 4PU

Thursday 7th December 2017


If as a club member, you have a wish to add anything to the agenda for discussion or you wish to table a motion that would need to be voted on, please inform the Secretary, in writing, by 23rd November 2017. Some items can be discussed under AOB, but if you have a subject that needs to be considered it would be more appropriate to request this within the given time frame.


Mrs Clare White 
Secretary ARCC
6 Plowden Park
Aston Rowant
OX49 5SX

Semi Final Reed vs ARCC 6th August 2017

Aston Rowant’s Lord’s final dream is over – Report from From Oxford Mail

ASTON Rowant’s dream of reaching a Lord’s final ended with a 74-run defeat away to Hertfordshire side Reed.

The Oxfordshire side must have fancied their chances of winning their semi-final clash, when they restricted the home side to 179-9.
But they could not cope with the strong Reed attack and slumped to 105 all out.

It was a heart-breaking result for Tim Morgan’s side and their 200 travelling supporters.

It was the second time had fallen one step short of reaching Lord’s.

But unlike the previous occasion in 1984, which went to the final over, the result was never in doubt once they had slumped to 73-7.

Rowant looked in control after inserting the hosts and reducing them to 88-5 after 27 overs.

The wickets were shared around, but Reed opener Richard Wharton and skipper Tom Greaves, both of whom made 48, added 44 for the sixth wicket.

Greaves hit five sixes off 36 balls as the home side rattled up 34 from the last 20 balls to set Rowant a target of 180.

Spinner Sasha Barras took 4-54, while seamer Dominic Whatman claimed 3-38 and Wes Morrick and Gordon Harris delivered tidy spells.

Rowant were soon struggling against the tight bowling of Toby Fynn and jack Tidey, and slipped to 18-3 after ten overs.

While Chris Watling, who scored 33 off 67 balls, was at the crease Rowant still had hopes of winning. But when he was seventh out, the result was a foregone conclusion.

After a few brave blows, Rowant were all out for 105 in the 33rd over.

Chairman Paul Humphreys was philosophical after the defeat. “We’re obviously disappointed, but we were well beaten on the day by the better side, especially on the bowling front,” he said.
“But we’ve done really well to reach the semi-final and can reflect proudly on that.”

Quarter Final ARCC Vs Ynystawe

Aston Rowant one victory from Lord’s after easy win

ASTON Rowant are one win away from a dream trip to Lord’s following a convincing victory over Ynystawe in the quarter-finals.

In front of more than 500 spectators, Rowant overcame the Welsh visitors by seven wickets with six overs to spare to secure their place in the last four for the first time since 1984.

Their opponents are Hertfordshire champions Reed, who beat Bledlow Village and will now host Rowant on Sunday, August 6, with a Lord’s final awaiting the winners.

Ynystawe, who brought 200 fans to the game, were always struggling following a horrendous start after being put in to bat.

Opener Tom Blake was run out in the first over after smart work by Sasha Barras.

Then in the next over, his partner Tom Davies was caught by Barras, also for nought, off Dom Whatman.

When Whatman then dismissed Brendon McKay for another duck in the sixth over, the visitors were a disastrous 4-3.

With Wes Morrick giving nothing away at the other end and Adam Muttitt producing an effective spell of off-spin, Ynystawe faced a long haul to recovery.

It was led by Matthew Blake, a Swansea City Aademy footballer, who put together a innings of 45 to ensure they passed three figures.

A late flurry took them up to an under-par total of 141 from their 40 overs.

Morrick conceded only ten runs from his eight overs, while Whatman returned super figures of 2-13.

In reply, Rowant soon lost Andrew Tolson, but his fellow opener Tim Morgan was then joined by Chris Watling, who kept the score ticking over in a stand of 77.

After Morgan departed for 37, Watling upped the rate, reaching his 50 off 56 with one six and seven fours.

Alex Jewell kept him company in a stand of 39, before falling just three runs short of the target.

Morrick completed the victory by striking his first ball – the last of the 34th over – to the boundary to spark the celebrations.

Watling, who finished 59 not out, and Morrick left the field to a standing ovation.

Among those witnessing the scenes was John Pearson, who captained the 1984 side, which went down to Hampshire opponents Hursley Park in the semi-finals.

All the village will be hoping for better this time.

Coach to the Village Knockout 6th august 2017

Coach to the village knockout against Reed on 6th August

The Club are laying on a coach or coaches to the Village Knockout semi final against Reed on August 6th

So we know how many coaches to book we need a commitment to go by Friday.

Please either email

Or access the google sheet and add your name and how many seats you want to the list on this LINK

We need to Know by friday lunch time at the latest.

Village Knockout 23 July 2017

2017 Watsons Village Cup Quarter Finals 23rd July 2017

Aston Rowant v Ynystawe (Oxfordshire v Glam & Gwent)

Aston Rowant are through to the Quarter Finals of the Watsons Village Cup knockout. Please come along on Sunday 23rd July and support the lads and enjoy a beer, cider or Prosecco or two!

There will be a bar, BBQ, teas, coffees, cakes, ice creams, raffle and more. A perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon! Game starts at 1pm.

Hope to see you there.