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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.

Date: Mon 08 Jul 2019
 CrypticsMCC Drawn
Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019
 CrypticsAmersham CC Drawn
Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
 CrypticsSandhurst Wanderers CC CANCELLED
Date: Sun 09 Jun 2019
 CrypticsCambridge University Crusaders CC CANCELLED
Date: Sun 02 Jun 2019
 CrypticsHurlingham CC Lost by 46 runs
 CrypticsOxford Downs CC Abandoned Cryptics 176-3 - Oxford Downs 8-0
Date: Sun 26 May 2019
 CrypticsBarnes CC Won By 11 runs
Date: Sun 12 May 2019
 CrypticsPink Elephants CC Drawn
Date: Sun 05 May 2019
 CrypticsStragglers of Asia CC Drawn
Date: Sun 28 Apr 2019
 CrypticsRoyal Household CC Drawn
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Date: Sun 21 Jul 2019
 CrypticsEarl of Carnarvon's XIAway (Highclere Castle) 11:30
Date: Sun 04 Aug 2019
 CrypticsYorkshire Gents CCAway (Escrick Park) 11:30
 CrypticsEton Ramblers CCAway (Eton) 11:00
Date: Mon 05 Aug 2019
 CrypticsOld Amplefordians CCAway (Worth) 12:30

Marcus Ward and Rufus Nolan brilliantly defy MCC to secure draw

Marcus Ward and Rufus Nolan brilliantly defy MCC to secure draw It was another beautiful day at Bradfield and the groundstaff there had done a great job.  The Cryptics President had been forced into some late chang.......

Another cracker at Amersham!

Sunday 23rd June 2019, 11.30am Amersham CC v Cryptics CC Cryptics CC won toss and elected to bowl Another cracking contest between the Cryptics and .......