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Cumnor Cricket Club

Cumnor Cricket Club, the home of the Cumnor Bears, is a centre of sporting excellence situated in the beautiful village of Cumnor. This is all set at the heart of our local community with excellent coaching facilities and grounds and a welcoming atmosphere for all.
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By Ken Mannering, Club Chairman

Welcome to 
Cumnor Cricket Club

Cumnor Cricket Club is home to the Cumnor Bears senior and junior squads, a thriving All Stars and youth coaching programme and the popular holiday Academy weeks for 6-13’s.

Our club competes at the highest level within the Cherwell League with three senior teams playing in divisions 1-9, fields a midweek T20 side and hosts a series of Sunday afternoon friendlies.

Our thriving young players programme caters for all age groups from All Stars (5-8yrs) and Kwiks (8-9yrs) and upwards (10-17yrs), offering the opportunity to learn and play lots of cricket. Our junior teams enjoy repeated success and our most talented youngsters go on to the Oxfordshire Youth Player Pathway and represent their county.

UntitledWe are well organised, have good facilities and grounds and maintain our ECB Clubmark status.

If you and your family want to get fit – play cricket at any level or simply enjoy our clubhouse and grounds, Cumnor is sure to give you a big welcome.

Ken Mannering


Message from Joe Dale, Club Captain

Cumnor Bears

Dear All,

It’s with huge excitement I message you in advance of the 2019 season to inform you of some major developments at Cumnor this winter.

The first of these is the evolution of Cumnor Cricket Club to become the Cumnor Bears. In an age where staying relevant is the only solution to retaining our status as a flagship club in Oxfordshire, the rebrand to the Cumnor Bears recognises the significance of our history and prepares us for an exciting future in a shifting landscape of community sport. Our values as a club centre around family, passion and ambition which we feel are embodied in the Cumnor Bears.

To accompany this, we’re thrilled to announce the access to our new kit range that is now available at our online club shop (Please access via the ‘ Shop’ page on our website). Our new brand features significantly across a range of playing and training apparel, as well as a range of leisure wear and memorabilia that will be available to players and supporters alike. Please order quickly both to take advantage of a subsidy on the club shirt, and to make sure you have the kit in time for the start of the season (there is a 2-3 week lead-time). Our suppliers will also be at the 1st junior training session on 24th April.

The final announcement is to formally introduce our new sponsorship partner and first ever sponsor of the Cumnor Bears, Amber Financial Planning. Amber are an Oxfordshire based company from Long Hanborough who will be our shirt sponsor for the next three years. We are really excited that this is not purely a transactional exchange but a relationship that sees huge benefits for both organisations over the coming years and we are thrilled to have Amber on board.

At this point I’d like to specially thank Ken Mannering, Sam Herbert and Andrew Hodder-Williams for their unending efforts to get us to this point.

Three years ago a lifelong cricket volunteer (called Hassell Bryce-Burcher) was asked on his views about the shift away from the long established traditions of cricket in the club environment. Contrary to the expected gloomy response, the gentleman lit up and said: ‘the best way to respect the game’s history is to ensure the game is relevant in the future.’

Here’s to a great future for the Cumnor Bears! #YouBears.

Yours in cricket,


Cricket World Cup Family Weekend

Cumnor Bears are excited to host a Cricket World Cup Family Weekend on 7th – 9th June at Park Field, Cumnor. This is a nationwide event aiming to engage 1 million adults and children to ‘be part of the World’s Greatest Cricket Celebration.’
Come and join us over the weekend as we celebrate the Cricket World Cup, we have lots of exciting activities planned including:
Friday 7th June
• All Stars session, 5.30 – 6.30
• BBQ and Cricket Challenges for all ages from 6.30
• Your chance to participate in the Bears’ very own version of the World Cup tournament (6-a-side softball games) for ages 6-11
Saturday 8th June
• 1st XI home game – children to warm up with the seniors, be Cumnor Bears mascots, and enjoy a free tea.
• Cricket World Cup Quiz from 8.00 with prizes including a Miele hoover and a £50 meat voucher courtesy of our local butcher, Michael Cain and Son.
Sunday 9th June
• Vale District Kwik Cricket Competition 9.30 – 12.00
• Bake sale and Stalls selling cricket equipment, clothing, and Cumnor Bears merchandise from 10.00
• BBQ from 11.30
• ‘The Cumnor World Cup’ 6-a-side hardball tournament from 1.00
• Family picnic tea from 1.30
Pop the date in your diaries and come along and join in the fun. The bar will be open all weekend.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We have a thriving young players program for all age groups from All Stars and Kwik cricket upwards, offering the opportunity to learn and play lots of cricket

RT @Oxoncb: Vacancy: Oxford City Engagement Officer. Oxfordshire Cricket have an exciting opportunity for a Cricket Development Officer. 🏏🏏…

8:40 AM May 23rd

Well done skip 👏🏻 Any child wanting to get involved in cricket is welcome at Cumnor #BearCubs #Cricket @Chance2Shine https://t.co/BgS636mOVf

8:23 AM May 21st

First game of the SAS season saw Cumnor take on a strong Oxford Downs. Despite a good challenge from a young Bears’… https://t.co/WlnHQdrhoN

6:27 AM May 21st

Cricket balls flying into their backyard anything to do with it? 😂 #YouBears🐻 https://t.co/Ux5IJVi8Wi

8:53 AM May 20th

Delays this morning after some serious mooooooing at Park Field this weekend 🏏 #YouBears🐻 https://t.co/2BBq3zv7UR

7:16 AM May 20th

One of our own #YouBears🐻 👏🏻💯 https://t.co/WvKpEsEdrX

3:10 PM May 19th

Round Two Results: 🏏The Bears’ first team beat @LongMarston1867 by 9 wickets. H Ackland (126*) J Lee (57) T Powell… https://t.co/B70VXHZuNG

12:06 PM May 19th