OJ Cricket Club
It has been some years since there has been an OJ Cricket team but, thanks to Honorary OJ Adrian Gale, a new team has been established captained by Oliver Hunt (North 2012-2017). The first game of this reformed OJCC v 1st X1 was played in June 2019.
OJ Cricket Update - Summer 2021
For obvious reasons the 2020 season was a write-off but on Thursday 24 June in 2021 we were able to welcome back eleven OJ cricketers to the school to play against the school’s 1st XI.
In front of a not insubstantial crowd OJCC, excellently marshalled by captain Dimil Patel, batted first in a 40 overs game and recorded 211 thanks, in the main, to a hard hitting 92 from opener Tom Fleming. The 1st XI replied very creditably against a strong and varied OJCC attack but ultimately fell 40 runs short with a total of 171. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was enjoyed by all both on, and off, the field. OJCC thanks David Hammond, Gareth James, and the school, for its support and hospitality both on the day and beyond.
I’m hoping of course that OJCC’s game against the school will continue next year in 2022. I imagine it will be towards the end of June if it does as it has been on the two previous occasions. I am happy to explore another fixture with OECC and other fixtures as well and also, perhaps, to look at a pre/early season get-together in The Chris Tongue Pavilion.
Anyway, please keep in touch with your thoughts, etc via firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be doing an e-mail out to members of OJCC sometime before Christmas.
Volunteer Chairman OJCC
St John’s and Old Johnian cricket has much to be proud of; I hope you will enjoy joining me in taking it forward. Please get in touch as and when via email@example.com with your thoughts and suggestions about how we might do this.
Photos from OJCC v 1st X1 - June 2021