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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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Date: Sun 08 Sep 2019
 CrypticsOxford Downs CC Won Cryptics 173 all out, Oxford Downs 167 all out. Cryptics won by 6 runs
Date: Sun 25 Aug 2019
 CrypticsHampstead CC Lost By 1 wicket
Date: Wed 21 Aug 2019
 CrypticsGloucester Gipsies CC Drawn
Date: Sun 18 Aug 2019
 CrypticsFree Foresters CC CANCELLED
Date: Sun 11 Aug 2019
 CrypticsHAC Drawn
Date: Wed 07 Aug 2019
 CrypticsOld Hurstjohnians CC Drawn
Date: Tue 06 Aug 2019
 CrypticsSussex Martlets CC Lost
Date: Mon 05 Aug 2019
 CrypticsOld Amplefordians CC Drawn
Date: Sun 04 Aug 2019
 CrypticsEton Ramblers CC Won Cryptics 137-5 (20 overs - Eton Ramblers 136-5 (20 overs)
 CrypticsButterflies Won Cryptics 117-8 (20 overs) Butterflies 89-8 (20 overs)
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