OLDBURY CRICKET CLUB
Oldbury-on-Severn Village Cricket Club is now in its third century of playing cricket and remains a central part of the Parish community, with several generations of local families still involved today. The oldest recorded match was in 1872 against a Thornbury 2nd XI. Beginning life on the banks of the River Severn and continuing to play there up until the Second World War, entertaining teams of local celebrities like the Grace brothers from Thornbury, albeit without WG, the most well-known of them, but they certainly didn’t suffer for it!!
After the war the club relocated to a pitch behind the old Ship Inn and stayed there until 1955, before taking up residence at “Vic’s Oval”, on top of the hill next to the school, a pitch gifted to the club by the then President Vic Jones’ mother. In 2002 we moved to our now home at the “Westmarsh Oval”, situated at the playing fields in Westmarsh Lane.
We play friendly cricket on Wednesday evenings and Sundays, just as village cricket should be, and have even hosted ex England internationals! Players of all ages and abilities are welcome and non-players are encouraged to come and watch, where you will most certainly be entertained by the level of skill on show from some of our members! As well as being able to enjoy the view and the many refreshments on offer! New members are always welcome, please contact our Membership Secretary Ollie Cooper on 07713 006871 or email@example.com if you are interested in playing, supporting, or helping to keep our wonderful club running. You can find us on Facebook too, just search for Oldbury-on-Severn Village Cricket Club.
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