Welcome from the 1st team captain:
Wolvercote 1st XI is a well balanced side in all regards. We have an even distribution of the fit and the unfit; fat and thin; fast and slow; home-bred and overseas imports; run scorers and wicket takers; great catchers and well, the not so great! But, most of all, we provide the right balance between the desire to win and ensuring that we play the game in the right spirit.
We have a team that holds sportsmanship, camaraderie and teamwork in high regard and this translates into a friendly environment for us to spend our Saturday afternoons soaking up some sun, winning some cricket matches and indulging in some friendly banter between ourselves and any like-minded opposition.
The culture at Wolvercote has bred success in our league games where we have now been promoted for six of the last seven seasons as well as winning the Telegraph Cup in 2015. We have our goals firmly set on achieving success in Division 1 and build on our achievements of recent seasons.
Tim Macintyre (below right), First Team Captain
Welcome from the 2nd team captain:
Following a successful title winning season last year, Wolvercote 2nd XI will be playing OCA Division 5 cricket this summer.
As newly elected 2nd team captain, I am excited about the opportunity to help build on the success of the team and the club as a whole in recent years. I have been a member of Wolvercote for seven years now and have really enjoyed my time at the club, both on and off the field and would recommend it highly to anybody thinking of getting involved.
The 2nd XI looks to play competitive cricket and push for honours but the priority is to establish an enjoyable and friendly environment for people to play cricket in. The team also provides a platform for young players (and sometimes the older ones too) to develop and push for a place in the 1st XI.
2017 is set to be an exciting year for the club, and I look forward to taking to the field with both current players and new this summer!
Richard Oliver (below left), Second Team Captain
Welcome from the 3rd team captain:
After a good year in the league for both the first and the seconds, both teams being promoted to Div I and Div V respectively, as well as a widening group of loyal wolves, it seemed the right time to start a third team and provide competitive Saturday cricket to those few who may not have had quite as many games as they’d hoped as well as for any new members looking to join WCC. The enthusiasm shown for competitive cricket has been very encouraging and having been part of the Second XI since entering the OCA in Div XI some years back, starting again is not a completely unknown quantity – right from the start it was great fun and I envisage the same for the Thirds this time round as well. We aim to play in an entertaining, friendly environment but in a team that still likes to celebrate a win rather than commiserate a defeat! There is a competitive element but winning certainly isn’t sought at the expense of enjoyment. We’re an open, friendly bunch who encompass those striving to improve as well as those seeking to enjoy!
We aim to play the game in the right spirit and with the right attitude against opposition, hopefully, with a similar outlook. If you love playing cricket and look to take pleasure on sunny Saturday afternoons playing cricket with a decent group of guys, then this is the place to be!
Luke Murgatroyd, Third Team Captain