First Team Archive

2020

The First XI were due to play in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 1, having won HCPCL Division 2 and gaining promotion in 2019. Due to COVID-19, a large part of the season was lost, with a new pool created from several divisions to allow for less travelling. There was no promotion or relegation, but instead 2 knockout competitions at the end of the season for those who qualified.

The boys only lost once in the pool, qualifying for the John Goodman Plate Final. In the Wilf Bennett T20 Competition, they also reached the Final, but were sadly defeated in both finals on an action-packed last weekend of the season.

Mike Beard was First XI Captain for this season.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 11th July Aston Rowant Aston Rowant L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 18th July Wargrave Thame W Report
Sat 25th July Amersham Amersham Aband.
Sat 1st Aug Oxford Oxford W Report
Sat 8th Aug Horspath Thame L Report
Sat 15th Aug Oxford Downs Oxford Downs Aband. Report
Sat 22nd Aug Tring Park Thame W Report
Sat 29th Aug Great Brickhill Great Brickhill W Report
Sat 5th Sept Banbury Thame W Report
Sat 12th Sept Horspath (semi-final) Thame W Report
Sat 19th Sept Henley (Final) Thame L Report

2019

The First XI played in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 2, winning the division and achieving promotion to Division 1 for just the 2nd time in the club’s history. The team also won the Wilf Bennett T20 Cup, thrashing Oxford on Finals Day at Wormsley Estate.

Mike Beard was the First XI Captain, while this season welcomed South African bowling all-rounder Johan Van Dyk, as our overseas player – Jo proved to be a very popular player, coach and an excellent clubman.

Two newcomers took the end of season awards, with Faisal Ali winning the bowling award and Ollie Ebsworth-Burland winning the batting award.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 27th April Potters Bar Thame L
Sat 4th May Didcot Didcot L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 11th May Burnham Thame L Report
Sat 18th May Cookham Dean Cookham Dean W Report
Sat 25th May Wokingham Thame W Report
Sat 1st June Oxford Downs Thame L Report
Sat 8th June Chesham Chesham L Report
Sat 15th June Oxford Thame W Report
Sat 22nd June Dinton Dinton W Report
Sat 29th June Harefield Thame W Report
Sat 6th July Amersham Amersham W Report
Sat 13th July Burnham Burnham D Report
Sat 20th July Cookham Dean Thame W Report
Sat 27th July Wokingham Wokingham W Report
Sat 3rd Aug Oxford Downs Oxford Downs L Report
Sat 10th Aug Chesham Thame W Report
Sat 17th Aug Oxford Oxford L Report
Sat 24th Aug Dinton Thame W Report
Sat 31st Aug Harefield Harefield W Report
Sat 7th Sept Amersham Thame L Report

2018

The First XI played in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 1 for the first time, having finished runners-up and gaining promotion on the last day of only their 2nd season in Division 2 in 2017. Despite a promising start, the team suffered a hard season and were unfortunately relegated back to Division 2.

Mike Beard continued the First XI Captaincy for the season and Gamindu Kanishka returned to the Meadow after an incredibly successful first season, as our overseas player.

The Captain won the batting award, and Hassam Mushtaq won the bowling award.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 21st April Potters Bar Thame  L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 5th May Finchampstead Finchampstead W Report
Sat 12th May Henley Thame Aband. Report
Sat 19th May High Wycombe High Wycombe L Report
Sat 26th May Slough Thame L Report
Sat 2nd June Tring Park Tring L Report
Sat 9th June Banbury Thame L Report
Sat 16th June Horspath Horspath L Report
Sat 23rd June Aston Rowant Aston Rowant L Report
Sat 30th June Oxford Thame D Report
Sat 7th July Finchampstead Thame L Report
Sat 14th July Henley Henley L Report
Sat 21st July High Wycombe Thame L Report
Sat 28th July Slough Slough L Report
Sat 4th Aug Tring Park Thame L Report
Sat 11th Aug Banbury Banbury L Report
Sat 18th Aug Horspath Thame L Report
Sat 25th Aug Aston Rowant Thame L Report
Sat 1st Sept Oxford Oxford L Report

2017

1st XI 2017The First XI played in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 2, finishing runners-up and gaining promotion to Division 1 on the last day of the season with a win over Aston Rowant. The team also reached the final of the Wilf bennett T20 competition, unfortunately coming up short on finals day at Wormsley.

Mike Beard was the new First XI Captain this season. The overseas player this year was Gamindu Kanishka, an experienced Sri Lankan who finished top scorer with the bat.

Callum Russell won the batting award, in his first season at the club, while Hassam Mushtaq won the bowling award, as he did in 2016.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 22nd April Potters Bar 1sts Potters Bar W
Sat 29th April Marlow 1sts Marlow  W
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 6th May  Datchet Datchet W Report
Sat 13th May  Buckingham Town Thame L Report
Sat 20th May  Amersham Amersham L Report
Sat 27th May  Great Brickhill Thame W Report
Sat 3rd June  Shipton-u-Wychwood Shipton W Report
Sat 10th June  Harefield Thame D Report
Sat 17th June  Chesham Chesham W Report
Sat 24th June  Reading Thame W Report
Sat 1st July  Aston Rowant Aston Rowant L Report
Sat 8th July  Datchet Thame L Report
Sat 15th July  Buckingham Town Buckingham W Report
Sat 22nd July  Amersham Thame Aband. Report
Sat 29th July  Great Brickhill Great Brickhill D Report
Sat 5th Aug  Shipton-u-Wychwood Thame W Report
Sat 12th Aug  Harefield Harefield W Report
Sat 19th Aug  Chesham Thame W Report
Sat 26th Aug  Reading Reading W Report
Sat 2nd Sept  Aston Rowant Thame W Report

2016

1st XI v Oxford home 2016The First XI played in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 2, having been undefeated champions of the Cherwell League Division 1 and therefore being promoted in 2015. The Firsts also won the Wilf Bennett T20 Trophy that year.

Mike Higgs was the First XI Captain and Matt McDonald was the overseas player this season, coming to us from South Africa, predominantly as a batsmen.

A tough season saw The Firsts maintain their place in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 2, after a tense battle to avoid relegation. Mike Beard won the batting award and Hassam Mushtaq won the bowling award.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sun 17th April Buckingham 1st Buckingham  L
Sat 23rd April Rockhampton Thame  W
Sun 24th April Millfields Thame  W
Sat 30th April Marlow 1sts Marlow  W
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 7th May  Gerrards Cross Thame W Report
Sat 14th May  Shipton-under-Wychwood Shipton L Report
Sat 21th May  Horspath Horspath Aband. Report
Sat 28th May  Cookham Dean Thame L Report
Sat 4th June  Aston Rowant Aston Rowant L Report
Sat 11th June  Buckingham Town Thame W Report
Sat 18th June  Amersham Amersham L Report
Sat 25th June  Datchet Thame Aband.
Sat 2nd July  Oxford Oxford L Report
Sat 9th July  Gerrards Cross Gerrards Cross L Report
Sat 16th July  Shipton-under-Wychwood Thame L Report
Sat 23rd July Horspath Thame D Report
Sat 30th July  Cookham Dean Cookham W Report
Sat 6th Aug  Aston Rowant Thame L Report
Sat 13th Aug  Buckingham Town Buckingham L Report
Sat 20th Aug  Amersham Thame W Report
Sat 27th Aug  Datchet Datchet W Report
Sat 3rd Sept  Oxford Thame L Report