2021 pre and post-season friendly fixtures
Several pre and post-season friendly games are already in the calendar as follows:
Saturday 17 April
Home v Witney Mills
Sunday 18 April
Saturday 24 April
1st XI at Shipton
2nd XI at Langford
Mixed 3rd and 4th XI at Shipton Nursery Ground
Sunday 25 April
National Village Knockout
Saturday 1 May
Minster Lovell double-header
1st/2nd XI, main pitch, Shipton
2nd/3rd/4th XI, nursery ground, Shipton
Sunday 2 May
Away at Oxford Downs
Swinbrook venue TBC
Sunday 5 September
Mixed 3rd and 4th XI, home v Long Compton
Saturday 11 September
Witney Mills venue TBC
Philip 'Tant' Pittaway
We would like to pay tribute to long time club stalwart Philip Pittaway, known to many at the club as Tant, who passed away recently.
Geoff Miles recalls that Tant played for the club as a left arm opening bowler in the 1960s and 70s. He also happened to be scoring on the day that a young Ted Dexter hit over 80 runs for Radley School against Shipton. Tant ran the clubhouse bar for several years during the 1970s and was president of the club in 2001 and 2002, taking Shipton all the way to a victorious National Village Knockout final at Lord's in 2002.
A Vice President in recent years and a regular supporter of the club, Tant was present on many Saturday evenings to watch the conclusion of league matches and was always ready with an opinion on the day's events. Tant will be sadly missed.
Tant in recent years and in his playing days (back right)
ECB update: All forms of recreational cricket remain suspended
This extends to indoor and training and any non-school associated cricket activity until further notice.
The club will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
SUWCC signs new sponsorship partner, The Horseshoes
Vipers Academy success for Shipton's Abi Norgrove
Congratulations to Abi Norgrove for her selection into Southern Vipers Academy for 2021. Read the full OCB press release below.
Friday evening cricket and all other youth training sessions set to re-start in 2021
Subject to Covid-19 restrictions and government guidelines, Friday evening youth training sessions for school years 2-6 and all other weekday youth training sessions are set to start at the end of April 2021 - date to be confirmed.
SUWCC defibrillator appeal success
After a successful fundraising campaign, a defibrillator has been installed on the wall of the second pitch pavilion. Thank you to everyone who contributed.