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09 Jun 2024
Cryptics lose by 1 wicket against Stragglers

The 10 man Cryptics side posted 160-9 thanks to a half century from Robin White and late cameo from Tom Elstone and looked down and out at tea with Stragglers cruising towards victory.  Robin White and Mike Stafford pulled the Cryptics back into the ... [ Read more ]

19 May 2024
Bilton Grange celebrate 150th Anniversary with comprehensive win

As it transpired, the first game of the season was essentially a repeat of the inaugural fixture for the Club against a Bilton Grange XI, nearly 114 years ago to the day! And what a fitting day it was to celebrate the School's 150th Anniversary. Foll... [ Read more ]

01 Apr 2024
Malta - 17 years ago first weekend of April

You can see something of this pre-season trip here  [ Read more ]

17 May 2023
Cryptics field a strong team at Peter Lapping funeral

There was a strong Cryptics showing at Peter's wonderful Thanksgiving Service.  I hope that his widow and  family will forgive the use of the word "wonderful" but it is hard to imagine how a finer tribute could be paid to much-love and much-missed ma... [ Read more ]

03 Aug 2022

Three excellent matches in great weather at lovely grounds did not produce the results everyone would have liked with two losses and a draw.  Bowling was tough on good tracks with fast outfields.  There were some good batting performances including a... [ Read more ]

01 Aug 2022
Mike Tant has died

Mike Tant was a long time member of the Club; he and his wife Valerie were on the Club's first tour to Kenya in 1981.  Our thoughts are with his widow Valerie and their family. [ Read more ]

24 Jul 2022

It is with huge sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Patrick Nolan on Friday 22 July. As you may have known he fought a battle against cancer over the last couple of years. Patrick was a superb cricketer and one of the most delightful me... [ Read more ]

17 Jul 2022
Cryptics draw despite epic hot pursuit

The Cryptics ended just four runs short in their chase of the Martyrs 311-7 declared in Oxford in an exciting draw.  The pursuit was built on another century from Sam Elstone (115) and excellent support from Sasha Barras (76) who put on 158 for the s... [ Read more ]

11 Jul 2022
Will Bull leads MCC to victory!

MCC secured a 4 wicket win over the Cryptics thanks to a fine innings by Will Bull.  Neither side found batting easy but the 166 was probably 40 runs short on a day when five slow left arm bowlers delivered two-thirds of the overs.  Cryptics as alway... [ Read more ]

11 Jul 2022
Elstone brothers secure great win over Incogs

On a blistering hot day two of the oldest wandering sides finally met. The venue was the lovely Bradfield CC where the host was Paul Armstrong! * The Incogs won the toss and elected to bat.  Tom Elstone bowled superbly in a long spell.  He induced se... [ Read more ]