Third Team Archive

2020

The Third XI were due to play in Cherwell Cricket League Division 7, but in the post-COVID reshuffle were placed into Tier 5B.

The team went unbeaten through their tier, before triumphing in the tier 5 playoff versus Horspath 4, at the very end of the season.

Vimal Desai was the 3rd XI captain this season.

League

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 18th July Cropredy 4 Cropredy W Report
Sat 25th July Bletchley Town 2 Thame Aband.
Sat 1st Aug Long Marston 3 Thame W Report
Sat 8th Aug Cropredy 3 Cropredy W Report
Sat 15th Aug Kimble 2 Thame W Report
Sat 22nd Aug Buckingham 4 Thame Forf. (W) Report
Sat 29th Aug Westbury 3 Thame W Report
Sat 5th Sept Horspath 4 Thame W Report

2019

The Third XI played in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 8, after promotion the previous season. And in this first season in Division 8, the 3s won the league and gained promotion to Division 7 for the 2020 season.

Vimal Desai was the Third XI captain. Nick Humphries won the 3rd XI bowling award, and Guy Holmes won the batting award.

League

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 11th May Challow & Childrey 3 Challow & Childrey W Report
Sat 18th May Brackley 2 Thame W Report
Sat 25th May Stokenchurch 2 Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 1st June Long Marston 3 Thame W Report
Sat 8th June Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondies 2 Bletchingdon L Report
Sat 15th June Bletchley Town 2 Thame D Report
Sat 22nd June Shipton-under-Wychwood 3 Shipton W Report
Sat 29th June Abingdon Vale 3 Stanton St. John (Home) W Report
Sat 6th July Buckingham Town 4 Buckingham W Report
Sat 13th July Challow & Childrey 3 Thame W Report
Sat 20th July Brackley 2 Brackley W Report
Sat 27th July Stokenchurch 2 Thame W Report
Sat 3rd Aug Long Marston 3 Long Marston W Report
Sat 10th Aug Oxford&Bletchingdon Nondies 2 Thame W Report
Sat 17th Aug Bletchley Town 2 Bletchley W Report
Sat 24th Aug Shipton-under-Wychwood 3 Thame W Report
Sat 31st Aug Abingdon Vale 3 Abingdon W Report
Sat 7th Sept Buckingham Town 4 Thame L Report

2018

The Third XI had a very successful season in Cherwell Cricket League Division 9, gaining promotion to Division 8 after several seasons of trying.

Vimal Desai lead the Third XI once again as Captain, and personally narrowly missed out on the bowling award to Ian McStay. While Andy Jinman took the batting award, in a season which included a memorable 140*.

League

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 5th May Tiddington 3 Tiddington L Report
Sat 12th May Kingston Bagpuize 2 Thame Aband. Report
Sat 19th May Bledlow Ridge 2 Bledlow Ridge W Report
Sat 26th May Oxford 4 Thame W Report
Sat 2nd June Kimble 2 Kimble D Report
Sat 9th June Cumnor 3 Cumnor D Report
Sat 16th June Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3 Thame W Report
Sat 23rd June Stokenchurch 2 Stokenchurch L Report
Sat 30th June Bletchley Town 2 Thame W Report
Sat 7th July Tiddington 3 Thame W Report
Sat 14th July Kingston Bagpuize 2 Kingston Bagpuize W Report
Sat 21st July Bledlow Ridge 2 Thame W Report
Sat 28th July Oxford 4 Oxford W Report
Sat 4th Aug Kimble 2 Thame W Report
Sat 11th Aug Cumnor 3 Thame D Report
Sat 18th Aug Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3 Bletchingdon W Report
Sat 25th Aug Stokenchurch 2 Thame W Report
Sat 1st Sept Bletchley Town 2 Bletchley L Report

2017

TTCC 3rd XI vs Oxford Downs - 02.09.17

The Third XI played in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 9, after a successful 2016 saw a favourable placing in the league’s reshuffle. 2017 saw another strong push for promotion, culminating in a tough final day loss that ended any hopes of going up.

Vimal Desai was the Third XI captain. He and Ian Chappell retained the bowling and batting awards, respectively.

League

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 6th May  Kimble 2 Thame D Report
Sat 13th May  Twyford 3 Twyford L Report
Sat 20th May  Cropredy 3 Thame D Report
Sat 27th May  Tiddington 3 Tiddington L Report
Sat 3rd June  Challow and Childrey 3 Thame W Report
Sat 10th June  Stokenchurch 2 Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 17th June  Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3 Thame W Report
Sat 24th June  Banbury 5 Banbury W Report
Sat 1st July  Oxford Downs 3 Oxford Downs L Report
Sat 8th July  Kimble 2 Kimble D Report
Sat 15th July  Twyford 3 Thame W Report
Sat 22nd July  Cropredy 3 Cropedy Aband. Report
Sat 29th July  Tiddington 3 Thame W Report
Sat 5th Aug  Challow and Childrey 3 Challow and Childrey W Report
Sat 12th Aug  Stokenchurch 2 Thame W Report
Sat 19th Aug  Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3 Bletchingdon W Report
Sat 26th Aug  Banbury 5 Thame W Report
Sat 2nd Sept  Oxford Downs 3 Thame L Report

2016

3rd XI BicesterNorthOxford Away 2016

The Third XI spent 2016 in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 9 North, playing their home games at Lord Williams’ Upper School. Vimal Desai was Third XI captain.

In 2015, the team had a disappointing league campaign, but saved their best performances for the Cup where they reached the final.

2016 saw a huge improvement in which the 3rds only lost 1 match, beating eventual winners, Buckingham Town, along the way. But draws proved decisive as they eventually finished 2nd. Ian Chappell won the batting award, and Vim Desai won the bowling award.

Friendlies

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sun 22nd May  Oxford & Bletchington Nondescripts

 Thame

 L  Report
Sun 24th July  Dorchester-on-Thames

 Thame

 W Report 

League

Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 7th May  Bletchley Town 2  Bletchley W Report
Sat 14th May  Stokenchurch 2  Thame D Report
Sat 28th May  Buckingham Town 4  Thame W Report
Sat 4th June  Dinton 3  Thame W Report
Sat 11th June  Chearsley 2  Thame W Report
Sat 18th June  Twyford 3  Twyford L Report
Sat 25th June  Cropredy 3  Cropredy D Report
Sat 2nd July  Bicester & North Oxford 3  Thame D Report
Sat 9th July  Bletchley Town 2  Thame D Report
Sat 16th July  Stokenchurch 2  Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 30th July  Buckingham Town 4  Buckingham D Report
Sat 6th Aug  Dinton 3  Dinton D Report
Sat 13th Aug  Chearsley 2  Chearsley W Report
Sat 20th Aug  Twyford 3  Thame W Report
Sat 27th Aug  Cropredy 3  Thame W Report
Sat 3rd Sept  Bicester & North Oxford 3  Bicester  Aband.  Report