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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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2021 Season

125 Years of Cumnor Cricket Club

In 2021 we celebrate 125 years since the club’s formal beginnings.

On Sunday 29th August we have planned some big celebrations! Come and celebrate with us.


10am – Junior Cricket Festival: All Stars and Dynamos
12:30 – Cumnor CC XI vs Cardinals CC
6pm – Live music and entertainment: Music from Mr Bacon (DJ) and 5 0’clock Somewhere (the current Cumnor Mayor’s Band) with concluding display from Storm Fireworks
10.30 – Ends

Raffle with a selection of really great prizes
Bouncy Castle – 10-6pm (for under 11s only!)
Fire engine visit (subject to emergencies!)
History of Cumnor CC display including archive footage

All day BBQ and hot drinks
Fish and Chips from the Bear and Ragged Staff
Gin and Pimms tent from the Bear and Ragged Staff
Chadlington Beers (including their new 3.59 Roger Bannister tribute lager), wine and soft drinks at the Cumnor CC bar

From Ken Mannering, Club Chairman

Welcome to
Cumnor Cricket Club

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

Our club competes at the highest level within the Cherwell League with three senior teams playing in divisions 1 to 7, fields a midweek T20 side, and hosts a series of Sunday afternoon friendlies.

Our thriving young players’ programme caters for all age groups with All Stars (5-8s) and Dynamos (8-9s) playing with a softball, older years (10-17s) with hardball, 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.

In 2021 the Cumnor Cricket Club celebrates 125 years since its formal beginnings. After the curtailed but ultimately successful 2020 season, we look forward to a full season of cricket and celebrations, albeit necessarily following the ECB’s and HMG’s Covid secure guidelines.

If you and your family want to get fit, play cricket at any level, or simply enjoy a drink in our clubhouse or a wander around the grounds, the Cumnor Bears are sure to give you a big welcome.

Ken Mannering

Message from Joe Dale, Club Captain

Dear Cumnor Bears

With the strangest of years behind us, we are rapidly approaching another strange year, made only less strange because we are so well practiced in the social distancing and hygiene methods of COVID-19. While it may be many matches, or even seasons, before what was familiar in 2019 returns to our summers, I for one cannot wait to immerse myself back into life amongst fellow Bears at Cumnor Cricket Club. Never have we needed each other more to come together as one big cricket family.

An army of volunteers, both playing and non playing, are busy laying foundations for another great year. I urge you all to continue to play your part in our continued evolution as a club. We are always seeking new players and as committed members you are our greatest ambassadors to bring in new faces. Everyone is welcome, and I’m sure that after a winter of discontent, many former players could be easily convinced to come back and give it another go. On the pitch, Cumnor Bears are highly respected across the county, and led by our captains, it is our duty to retain this reputation of playing hard but playing fair. I’m really excited to see our new leaders set the tone for our club both on and off the pitch this year. I know they’ll be a great ambassadors.

The success of this club rests on everyone playing their part on and off the pitch. Culture eats strategy for breakfast.

See you soon,


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

Completing the set for our teams in @Cherwellcricket Some mouth watering fixtures against some old friends in new d… https://t.co/fhVMEGmhP7

8:52 PM Jan 9th

Wishing all our players, families, friends and supporters a very Happy Christmas. Here’s hoping you unwrap plenty… https://t.co/yREN4mORee

4:00 PM Dec 24th

Can’t wait to welcome @thamecricket to park field to kick start our first season in @HCPCL Div 2. Roll on the 2022… https://t.co/kgBGj2rVaD

5:56 PM Dec 22nd

👏🏼👏🏼 @dyland_135 #YouBears🐻 https://t.co/c0qdJjZiUN

12:35 PM Dec 14th

Winners are grinners 😁😁😁😁 Superb work from these young players, future is bright 🤩 #YouBears🐻 https://t.co/9lj44sY4oi

6:37 PM Sep 19th