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Cryptics CC was founded in 1910, as a wandering club made up predominantly of teachers and university lecturers. The membership has expanded over the years, welcoming people from all walks of life, but there is still a strong representation from academia in the club.

Games are largely played at grounds between Oxford and London. There are annual Northern, Southern & West Midlands tours, along with international tours to Europe and further afield such as Kenya, Singapore, Malaysia, Argentina & South Africa. Players & members have included leading figures from the cricket world - such a Justin Langer (Western Australia, Middlesex, Somerset & Australia) & Jamie Dalrymple (Middlesex, Glamorgan & England)

If you would like to play in any of our matches this year please contact the Match Managers directly from the Fixtures page

  • Match Fees are £20 for full day games (including lunch & tea) or £10 for a half day game (£10 & £5 respectively for students/unemployed)
  • Guest players are always welcome but members get the most out of the Club. Annual Membership is just £30.

If you are interested in joining the Cryptics - click here

Members should play as often as possible for the club during the season, aiming for a minimum of 3 games per year.

Players are requested to apply as early as possible for games that they wish to be selected for direct to the Match Manager. If a playerwithdraws from the team having been accepted to play, they are expected to offer a replacement to the Match Manager.

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 CrypticsWest Midlands Tour - Gloucester Gipsies Lost by 113 runs
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 CrypticsWest Midlands Tour - Worcester Gents Lost Gentlemen of Worcestershire won by 5 wickets
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Cryptic Scores Maiden Test Century at 18 years old

You may have noticed that a Cryptic has become the youngest Indian to score a debut test century.   From BBC Sport:

Annual General Meeting and Dinner 2019

The President and Committee are pleased to announce the date for the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Dinner. The Club will be returning to the Officer.......