Records pre the Cherwell League are a little sketchy (as indeed are the earlier years of our time in the CL), however all recorded runs and wickets in the league since 2004 are listed here and the top ten performances since the Cherwell League merged with the Trinity League (1994) are shown below. If you have any definitive data that is not listed, please get in touch by emailing here.

Stats for each of the last 5 seasons are listed below by year.

 For a full list of all league hundreds and 7 fors click on the Honours Board here

To see the stats for a particular season, click on the year


2016

After 7 consecutive seasons in which one or other of the teams ended the season leaving the division they had played in (mostly through the trap door), we finally had a year where both teams achieved the giddy heights of mid table mediocrity. The 1s had a calamitous start to the year, losing game 1, forfeiting game 2 on account Taggart's inability to count to 17 and being washed out in game 3, but came back with a strong run of 7 games during which they won 4, had 2 strong draws and lost just 1. Brim full of confidence, we then proceeded to throw away the next 4 games, but recovered well to beat Didcot in game 15. The last 3 weeks of the season were all affected by rain, but we got 2 good draws from 16 and 17, but soaked through and washed out at Hospath in September.

Phil Brooks had another strong season with the bat, passing 50 on three occasions, but on discovering that the price of a jug had increased significantly since his last ton, thought better of converting his 90 or his 70. Upset at missing out, Dakes, who was enjoying an elevated position in the batting order for a change, decided that if Brooksie wasn't buying, then neither was he and got out once in the 70s, and once in the 80s. John Rolfe could barely buy a run at the start of the season, couldn't stop scoring them in June and then put the brakes on for a gradual deceleration through July and August. 

Our bowling attack looked a little short with the disappearance of Hari and Rory and the liklihood of Matt Donnelly not being around much, but the introduction of Hamsah, who had played a couple of games as a 15 year old two years ago, added some venom and Matt Brightwell was finally prized out of his mate's 2s team and as his injury improved, so his bowling became a genuine threat. Taggart and Dakes toiled away manfully for well over 300 overs between them and finished level on 27 wickets (much to Dakes' disgust) with Hamsah just 1 behind. The highlight of the year bowling wise however belonged to the youngster (that's Hamsah Dakes in case you were wondering), who took a 6 for at Leighton Buzzard, including a hat trick that very nearly turned a rubbish score into a winning one.

The 2s were, as ever, hostages to availability, and despite the fact that we still had to forfeit 2 matches, the situation was better than in previous years, with several weeks actually requiring us to select sides. There were encouraging performances form the gradually emerging youth policy. Hairbear, who we should probably now start calling James on account of him not being 6 any more, smashed 70 odd in his first innings, Ben Hillary scored consistently, and Jai Angell proved that if you're good enough, you're old enough, even if you are only 12, and got runs and wickets. New captain Mike Gillett and debutant, David Saint were taking wickets for fun but in the early part of the season, the batting remained fragile. Enter Shaky with a match winning 55, Lord Keeping with a match winning 107 and latterly Mohsin, who after a bit of a run in the 1s decided that hoovering up wickets and smashing hundreds in the 2s was much more fun (are he and Shaky related?). All the while, Sniff wheeled away, opening the batting every week (except when kidnapped by the 1s) and finished top scorer in the 2s in his best season for 11 years.  The 2s finished with a secure 5th place and much optimism for next year.

Whilst there are obvious performances which grab the attention, there were 2 in particular which I want to highlight. At a point in the season where the 1s were not scoring heavily, James Goodband's 32 no against Didcot in a low scoring match was the platform that set us on the way to winning. Ben Hillary's 11 no for the 1s at Kingston Bagpuize, was by no means the highest score in the innings, but he batted through with the tail for 13 overs during which we added 80 odd to secure a decent total, showing a maturity well beyond his years. 



2015

The priority for 2015 was to halt the slide and this at least was achieved in the first team with an exciting last match victory against Long Marston securing 6th place in a division where all outcomes were still possible with 4 weeks left. We started the season with a barrage of runs but failed to convert these to wins in the first half. New recruit Rory Spiers passed 50 five times and on the 6th occasion got a ton in the last game on his way to 515 runs for the season. John Rolfe (372), Phil Brooks (254) and Simon Lloyd (249) made important contributions and Steve Bird was averaging over 50 before he got injured (I know, Birdy injured! Hard to believe) Wickets proved hard to come by on the early season batter friendly pitches, but Ian Murdoch plugged away for almost 200 overs and picked up 38, with support from Mark Dakin (15), Matt Donnelly (17) and Rory again (18). 

Life was less comfortable for the 2s, who despite some fine individual performances from Rob Hawkins (95), Sam Rolfe (94), Vajid Idrees (6-41), struggled with availability. Most of the season was spent at the bottom of the table, but an excellent win away to Abingdon in the penultimate fixture and a walk over in the last match saw them finish 9th. Alas, at the time of writing it looks unlikely that this will be enough to stave off relegation. Newcomer Hari Balakrishnan made a big impact with the bat, passing 70 on three occasions and also picked up 16 wickets. This however installed him as the highest wicket taker in the 2s and although fellow newcomers Gary Tarr and Mike Gillett bowled with some promise, the team did not have enough penetration to win the key matches. Full details of the season are here


2014    

A difficult season for both sides with the 1s relegated from div 4 and the 2s from div 6. We were however competitive in both teams on many occasions and persevered with a conscious decision to push youngsters through the system. The resulting performances of Joe Mannion (5-46 against KB), Shaun Dryden (5-44 against Challow), James Goodband   (59 against Challow) and Jake Easton (7 wickets @ 36 and averaging 25 with the bat), alongside the emergence of Efan Morris and a few others, suggested that there is much to look forward to. An exceptional year for Russ Turner, who made 464 runs at 42.18 (incl. 119*) and solid performances from John Rolfe (289 @ 22.23 across both teams) and Ian Murdoch (27 wickets @ 20.48 ). Mark Dakin also scored a hundred for the 2s against Long Marston. Click here for the season breakdown.


2013

Some early season instability set the 1s off on the wrong foot, and despite being competitive on many occasions, a lack of a bowling penetration left us with a mountain to climb and we were relegated from div 3. The 2s, fresh from being promoted, had a solid season with some excellent performances (Rob Hawkins averaged over 60 including 2 hundreds, a hundred for Richard Dryden and Ian Murdoch took 7-20 and 6-26). For a full breakdown of results and averages, click here.


2012

An excellent season for both sides. The 1s were in the mix for promotion from division 3 right up to the end of the season, and despite a wobble at the end of the year, the 2s secured promotion to division 6. Ben Keeping starred with the ball, taking an 8, 2 7s and a 6 on his way to 38 div 3 wickets, and Paul Brezezcki's 11 wickets in the 2s took him to 40 for the year. There were hundreds for Martin Middleton, Conor Taylor and Phil Brooks in the 1s and Rob Hawkins in the 2s. For full results and averages, click here.


2011

A steady year for the 1s but a lack of availability and a sudden change of heart by the league on numbers up and down saw the 2s relegated from 9th in the division. Martin Middleton and Phil Brooks scored heavily for the 1s, and wickets came predominantly from Mark Dakin and Paul Brezezicki. In the 2nds, John Rolfe and Doug McIndoe were the main contributors with the bat, and Malcolm Ashby and Ian Murdoch toiled away manfully with the ball, but we didn't take enough wickets to survive in div 6. For 1s averages, click here, and for 2s here.