Second Team

The 2nd XI are in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 4A, playing their home games at Church Meadow on Saturdays.

In 2023 the 2s had an up and down season, given themselves an outside chance of promotion late on, before falling away.

Robbie Jackson and George Patey are the co-Captains.

League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 11th May Dorchester Thame W Report
Sat 18th May Bledlow Ridge Bledlow Ridge W Report
Sat 25th May Waddesdon Thame L Report
Sat 1st June Tiddington 2 Thame L Report
Sat 8th June Bletchley Town Bletchley Report
Sat 15th June East Oxford Thame Report
Sat 22nd June Chearsley Chearsley Report
Sat 29th June Westbury 2 Thame Report
Sat 6th July Wolvercote 2 Wolvercote Report
Sat 13th July Dorchester Dorchester Report
Sat 20th July Bledlow Ridge Thame Report
Sat 27th July Waddesdon Waddesdon Report
Sat 3rd Aug Tiddington 2 Tiddington Report
Sat 10th Aug Bletchley Town Thame Report
Sat 17th Aug East Oxford East Oxford Report
Sat 24th Aug Chearsley Thame Report
Sat 31st Aug Westbury 2 Westbury Report
Sat 7th Sept Wolvercote 2 Thame Report

Previous Seasons

2023

The 2nd XI played the 2023 season in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 4A. The first part of the season was up and down, but following a run of positive results, the 2s later gave themselves an outside chance of promotion, before falling away in the last 2 matches. The team used over 40 players, some of whom were new to the club and have made an excellent impression.

C0-skipper Robbie Jackson retained the Bowling Award with 15 wickets, while Josh Towell won the Batting Award, massing 218 runs despite being called up to the 1st XI on occasions! George Patey was co-Captain.

League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 6th May East Oxford 2 East Oxford Aband.
Sat 13th May Tetsworth Thame L Report
Sat 20th May Great Horwood Great Horwood W Report
Sat 27th May Chearsley Thame L Report
Sat 3rd June Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 10th June Westbury 2 Thame L Report
Sat 17th June Dinton 2 Dinton D Report
Sat 24th June Aston Rowant 3 Thame L Report
Sat 1st July Tiddington 2 Tiddington D Report
Sat 8th July East Oxford 2 Thame W Report
Sat 15th July Tetsworth Tetsworth L Report
Sat 22nd July Great Horwood Thame Aband.
Sat 29th July Chearsley Chearsley W Report
Sat 5th Aug Stokenchurch Thame Aband.
Sat 12th Aug Westbury 2 Westbury W Report
Sat 19th Aug Dinton 2 Thame W Report
Sat 26th Aug Aston Rowant 3 Aston Rowant L Report
Sat 2nd Sept Tiddington 2 Thame L Report

2022

The 2nd XI again played in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 3A in 2022. The squad was much changed from the previous promotion-chasing season, and with difficulty getting a consistent XI, consistency on the field also suffered. Several players made the step up from the 3rd XI, but it was a tough season, with 1 win the last 9 sadly leading to relegation to Division 4A for 2023.

George Patey and Robbie Jackson took over the Second XI captaincy this season. Richard Carr won the batting award and co-Captain Jackson won the bowling award.

League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 7th May Bledlow Ridge Thame L Report
Sat 14th May Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard L Report
Sat 21st May Oxenford Thame W Report
Sat 28th May Great Brickhill 2 Great Brickhill W Report
Sat 4th June Horspath 3 Thame L Report
Sat 11th June Bletchley Town Bletchley L Report
Sat 18th June Wolverton Town Thame L Report
Sat 25th June Westcott Thame L Report
Sat 2nd July Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 9th July Bledlow Ridge Bledlow Ridge D Report
Sat 16th July Leighton Buzzard Thame L Report
Sat 23rd July Oxenford Oxenford L Report
Sat 30th July Great Brickhill 2 Thame L Report
Sat 6th Aug Horspath 3 Horspath D Report
Sat 13th Aug Bletchley Town Thame L Report
Sat 20th Aug Wolverton Town Wolverton L Report
Sat 27th Aug Westcott Westcott L Report
Sat 3rd Sept Stokenchurch Thame W Report

2021

The 2nd XI played a full COVID-interruption free season in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 3. After losing just 1 of the first 9 games, Thame were in the hunt for promotion in what was a very tight fight at the top. Stuttering form towards the end of the season meant that going into the final match the 2s could gain promotion to Division 2 with a win, but 4 other teams were also in with a shout. A gutting defeat on the final day to Minster Lovell meant that they went up at Thame’s expense.

Oli Sutcliffe was the Second XI captain this season. Matt Furness won the batting award, and Greg Jenkins won the bowling award.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 24th April Oxford Downs 2 Oxford L
Sat 1st May Horspath 2 Thame L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 8th May East Oxford East Oxford W Report
Sat 15th May Stokenchurch Thame Aband. Report
Sat 22nd May Horley Horley Aband. Report
Sat 29th May Witney Mills Witney W Report
Sat 5th June Brackley Thame L Report
Sat 12th June Ox & Bletchingdon Nondies Bletchingdon W Report
Sat 19th June Leighton Buzzard Thame W Report
Sat 26th June Oxford 2 Oxford D Report
Sat 3rd July Minster Lovell Thame W Report
Sat 10th July East Oxford Thame L Report
Sat 17th July Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 24th July Horley Thame W Report
Sat 31st July Witney Mills Thame Aband. Report
Sat 7th Aug Brackley Brackley L Report
Sat 14th Aug Ox & Bletchingdon Nondies Thame W Report
Sat 21st Aug Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard L Report
Sat 28th Aug Oxford 2 Thame L Report
Sat 4th Sept Minster Lovell Minster Lovell L Report

2020

The Second XI were due to play in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 3, but in the shortened COVID-19 season, the team was placed into Tier 2A. Losing only once, the team won the tier and faced winners of Tier 2B, Brackley, in the Tier 2 playoff where they unfortunately lost.

Oli Sutcliffe took over the Second XI captaincy this season.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 11th July Aston Rowant 2 Thame L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 18th July Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 25th July Oxford Downs Thame Aband.
Sat 1st Aug Ox & Bletchingdon Nondies Thame W Report
Sat 8th Aug East Oxford East Oxford W Report
Sat 15th Aug Witney Mills Thame W Report
Sat 22nd Aug Minster Lovell Minster Lovell L Report
Sat 29th Aug Oxford 2 Thame W Report
Sat 5th Sept Brackley Brackley L Report

2019

The Second XI played their first season in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 3, after promotion in the 2018 season, and successfully retained their place in the division for 2020.

Matt Furness continued the 2nd XI captaincy, with assistance from Ali Thomas. The winner of the bowling award was spinner Dan Patey, and the winner of the Batsman award was Richard Carr.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 27th April Haddenham Haddenham W
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 11th May Horley Horley W Report
Sat 18th May Banbury 3 Thame W Report
Sat 25th May Great Brickhill 2 Great Brickhill W Report
Sat 1st June Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 8th June Oxford 2 Thame L Report
Sat 15th June Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondies Bletchingdon Aband. Report
Sat 22nd June Oxford Downs 2 Thame L Report
Sat 29th June Sandford St Martin Sandford St Martin L Report
Sat 6th July East Oxford Thame D Report
Sat 13th July Horley Thame L Report
Sat 20th July Banbury 3 Banbury D Report
Sat 27th July Great Brickhill 2 Thame D Report
Sat 3rd Aug Stokenchurch Thame L Report
Sat 10th Aug Oxford 2 Oxford D Report
Sat 17th Aug Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondies Thame W Report
Sat 24th Aug Oxford Downs 2 Oxford Downs L Report
Sat 31st Aug Sandford St Martin Thame L Report
Sat 7th Sept East Oxford East Oxford W Report

2018

The Second XI played in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 4, and achieved promotion to Division 3 after a 2nd placed finish! This came only 2 seasons after promotion to Div 4.

Matt Furness continued the Second XI captaincy. The Skipper won the batting award for the 2nd year in a row, and spinner Dan Patey won the bowling award.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 21st April East Oxford East Oxford L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 5th May Bletchley Town Thame W Report
Sat 12th May Brackley Brackley W Report
Sat 19th May Long Marston 2 Thame W Report
Sat 26th May Charlbury Charlbury W Report
Sat 2nd June East Oxford Thame L Report
Sat 9th June Shipton-under-Wychwood 2 Shipton W Report
Sat 16th June Witney Mills Thame D Report
Sat 23rd June Abingdon Vale 2 Thame W Report
Sat 30th June Tiddington 2 Tiddington W Report
Sat 7th July Bletchley Town Bletchley L Report
Sat 14th July Brackley Thame L Report
Sat 21st July Long Marston 2 Long Marston W Report
Sat 28th July Charlbury Thame W Report
Sat 4th Aug East Oxford East Oxford L Report
Sat 11th Aug Shipton-under-Wychwood 2 Thame W Report
Sat 18th Aug Witney Mills Witney Mills W Report
Sat 25th Aug Abingdon Vale 2 Abingdon L Report
Sat 1st Sept Tiddington 2 Thame W Report

2017

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The Second XI played in the Cherwell Cricket League Division 4, after winning the Cherwell League Division 5 title and therefore gaining promotion in 2016. In 2017, the boys were in a fight for survival from the off and achieved that with games to spare.

Matt Furness took the Second XI captaincy this season and led the way with the bat, winning the batting award. Alistair Thomas won the bowling award, as he did in 2016.

Friendlies
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L
Sat 22nd April Haddenham Thame W
Sat 29th April Marlow 2nds Thame  L
League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 6th May  Stokenchurch Thame L Report
Sat 13th May  Witney Mills Witney Mills L Report
Sat 20th May  Bletchley Town Thame Aband. Report
Sat 27th May  Minster Lovell Minster Lovell L Report
Sat 3rd June  Shipton-under-Wychwood 2 Thame D Report
Sat 10th June  Tiddington 2 Tiddington W Report
Sat 17th June  Horspath 3 Thame W Report
Sat 24th June  Brackley Brackley L Report
Sat 1st July  Dinton 2 Thame W Report
Sat 8th July  Stokenchurch Stokenchurch W Report
Sat 15th July  Witney Mills Thame W Report
Sat 22nd July  Bletchley Town Bletchley Aband. Report
Sat 29th July  Minster Lovell Thame Aband. Report
Sat 5th Aug  Shipton-under-Wychwood Shipton D Report
Sat 12th Aug  Tiddington 2 Thame D Report
Sat 19th Aug  Horspath 3 Horspath L Report
Sat 26th Aug  Brackley Thame W Report
Sat 2nd Sept  Dinton 2 Dinton L Report

2016

Thame 2nd XI - Division 5 champions 2016

In 2016, the Second XI were Champions of the Cherwell Cricket League Division 5! Chris Jeffcock (3rd from left, top row) was the Second XI captain, leading them to victory on the last day of the season, in a tense finish away at Cumnor.

Richard Carr won the batting award, and Alistair Thomas won the bowling award.

League
Date Opposition Venue W/D/L Report
Sat 7th May Bledlow Ridge 1 Bledlow  W  Report
Sat 14th May Didcot 2 Thame  W  Report
Sat 21th May Abingdon Vale 2 Thame  Aband. Report
Sat 28th May Kingston Bagpuize 1 Kingston Bagpuize  W  Report
Sat 4th June Leighton Buzzard 2 Thame  L  Report
Sat 11th June  Chearsley 1 Chearsley  D  Report
Sat 18th June  Banbury 4 Thame  W  Report
Sat 25th June  Horspath 3 Horspath  Aband.
Sat 2nd July  Cumnor 2 Thame  W  Report
Sat 9th July Bledlow Ridge 1 Thame  D  Report
Sat 16th July  Didcot 2 Didcot  D  Report
Sat 23rd July  Abingdon Vale 2 Abingdon Vale  W  Report
Sat 30th July  Kingston Bagpuize 2 Thame  W  Report
Sat 6th Aug  Leighton Buzzard 2 Leighton Buzzard  W Report
Sat 13th Aug  Chearsley 1 Thame  D Report
Sat 20th Aug  Banbury 4 Banbury  W Report
Sat 27th Aug  Horspath 3 Thame  W  Report
Sat 3rd Sept  Cumnor 2 Cumnor  W  Report