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09 Sep 2021
Brilliant Ruairi Willis goes one better and secures win at Downs with ton

At HAC Ruairi Willis's 75* was not quite enough to secure victory and he didn't get the support needed from those at the other end.  Not so at Oxford Downs where good support from Harvey Pynn and then James Smart enabled Ruairi to get the Cryptics ho... [ Read more ]

08 Sep 2021
2021 ANNUAL DINNER

The Committee invites you to the 2021 Annual Dinner, which will again be hosted at the excellent venue of the Officers’ Mess at the Oxford University Officer Training Corps, Falklands House Oxpens Road, Oxford OX1 1RX.  The OUOTC is located close to ... [ Read more ]

16 Aug 2021
Disappointing day at Hampstead - 5 wicket defeat

From 23-5, 140 seemed like a good total...but it was never going to be enough.  A Hampstead team made up primarily from the Club's 3,4,5 teams and some youngsters got to their target relatively easily notwithstanding all the efforts of the Cryptics b... [ Read more ]

05 Aug 2021
Club loses to OHJs by 95 runs

The Old Hurstjohnians are celebrating their 100th cricket week.  This year 43 payers will take part in 9 days of cricket.  The Cryptics have been part of half these as this game was the 47th actually played between the teams.  The College and surroun... [ Read more ]

03 Aug 2021
MARTLETS BEATEN BY 152 RUNS IN LAST OVER

With the score at 31-2 the seemingly strong Cryptics batting line-up assembled for this fixture looked to be in trouble.  However a stand of 171 at 6 an over by Hamish Nolan (105) and James Wilson (64) redressed the balance.  They both played some be... [ Read more ]

27 Jul 2021
SAM ELSTONE BREAKS CRYPTICS RECORD AND CHASES HIS FATHER'S CRYPTICS ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to Sam Elstone! Sam's 205*  against the Free Foresters is the highest score for the Club in its 111 years, surpassing C. Sharpe's 204 in 1996 and A.G.Doggart's 200 in 1936, the only other double hundreds scored for the Club.  Sam's 2... [ Read more ]

25 Jul 2021
Walk in The Parks for double centurion Sam Elstone

Cryptics v Free Foresters (The Parks, Oxford)  Cryptics CC 292 for 4 dec S Elston 204* J Carroll 37 G McComb 34* Free Foresters CC 134 all out E Berlusconi 47 J Ireland 6-18 Cryptics won by 158 runs   [ Read more ]

12 Jul 2021
MCC MATCH CANCELLED

Heavy overnight rain and bad forecast led to the cancellation on the advice of the groundsman.   A strong Cryptics XI was therefore sadly stood down.   [ Read more ]

28 Jun 2021
MIKE STAFFORD'S 4-16 ROUNDS UP STRAGGLERS

Great bowling by Stragglers Debayan Dasgupta (also Cryptic) saw the Club in trouble but skipper Nick Ashton steadied the ship and we eventually got to 153.  It never looked to be enough and at 72-1 at tea, the Stragglers looked in complete control.  ... [ Read more ]
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