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  • Andrew Cole Benefit Day – Sunday 3rd September 2023

    Andrew Cole Benefit Day – Sunday 3rd September 2023

    Ovington CC will host an exhibition game between a current Ovington XI and a President’s Team in aid of a good cause. Watch some of the current Ovington team welcome back some club legends, friends and family for an exciting game of cricket from 1pm. Andy was taken seriously ill in May of this year.……

  • 6 wickets for Wilf Metcalfe on debut!

    6 wickets for Wilf Metcalfe on debut!

    Some notable individual performances in this weeks fixtures including two potential league performances of the week including an extremely impressive debut. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. 3rd team captain, and Pink! superfan, David Warner was absent for the third team game this week so Jed Fowke stepped in to……

  • Firsts edged out in close contest

    Firsts edged out in close contest

    Two teams were in action the previous weekend as well as our junior teams getting into full swing with some excellent victories. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Batting collapse on tricky surface The wet spring weather continued in the week preceding the game, which led to another soft surface……

  • Dependable Roberts and Buckley guide firsts to victory

    Dependable Roberts and Buckley guide firsts to victory

    All three teams were in action for the first time in 2023. There were some notable individual performances in all three games as well as our first game at our home-away-from-home, Crayke, where, this week, the away team had far less distance to travel to the fixture than the home team. It’s not too late……

  • First team fall short in first game

    First team fall short in first game

    Our first team (sponsored by Athletica Health Physiotherapy) began their campaign in Division 1 West of the Yorkshire Premier League North against Bilton in Ainsty on Saturday. Plus, all three teams are in action this coming weekend. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Firsts produce nervous batting display in tough……

  • Season Preview 2023

    Season Preview 2023

    The 2023 cricket season has finally arrived. Here is a rundown of what our teams are looking to achieve this year. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. The 1st team, now playing at (theoretically) the highest level of cricket the club have ever played at, will be looking to impress……

  • Indoor Training Returns on the 8th January

    Indoor Training Returns on the 8th January

    Time to get the kit out of the attic and dust off the cobwebs as Indoor Training for Seniors and Juniors begins next Sunday. All new players welcome! Thank you to all our sponsors for their continued support. Indoor Training will once again be at Milthorpe School Sports Hall. The site can be accessed from……

  • Cookson flies in to get a superb century

    Cookson flies in to get a superb century

    There was plenty of rain in the air on Saturday and conditions looked bleak before the start of play in all three of our matches. It was therefore surprising that all three were played out to a conclusion. There was some tremendous individual performances from Thomas Cookson and Jack Walmsley on a wet day to……

  • Seniors post trio of successes on Super Saturday

    Seniors post trio of successes on Super Saturday

    All three Senior teams were scheduled to be in action on Saturday, with all three involved in big games in terms of the placings in their respective league tables. The headline does kind of spoil it, but there was lots to write home about on a great day for Ovington sides. Thank you to all……

  • Thirds involved in epic match at Millthorpe

    Thirds involved in epic match at Millthorpe

    Three games for Ovington’s senior sides at the weekend. Two of which involved matches against Clifton Alliance. At one point, the game would have been a local ‘derby’ given the Alliance previously playing on the Little Knavesmire (allegedly). Both games provided drastically different spectacles. The First Team held fort against Knaresborough II. Thank you to……

  • Stamford Bridge provides happy hunting ground

    Stamford Bridge provides happy hunting ground

    The Junior Season continued for Ovington’s representative teams across the past week and there were two big wins across the age-groups at Stamford Bridge, whilst our other teams also put in great displays over the last few days, with more cricket still to come! If you are new, the junior season lasts until early August……

  • Date for your Diary! Funday 17th July

    Date for your Diary! Funday 17th July

    We are proud to announce that Ovington’s “Funday” event will take place on Sunday 17th July on the Little Knavesmire! Our Funday, prior to the pandemic, was one of the most anticipated events in the Ovington CC Calendar. For the first time in three years, it is back. The main feature is a “six-a-side” cricket……

  • Juniors continue season with great wins

    Juniors continue season with great wins

    The Junior season is in full swing and there was some terrific performances across the club. It included one individual hitting four boundaries in an over, with others successful with both bat and ball. There was also our female juniors taking wickets and scoring runs at crucial moments! Thank you to all of our sponsors……

  • Ovington perform with pride in double success

    Ovington perform with pride in double success

    There was plenty to celebrate in the South Bank area of York on Saturday as Ovington success was for both our two sides in action, the First and Thirds. It was accompanied by the sounds of the York Pride Festivities. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. “Look at me, I’m……

  • Ovington victorious in Stamford Bridge battles

    Ovington victorious in Stamford Bridge battles

    There was plenty of cricketing action over the weekend for Ovington supporters and those keen enough could have made two trips to Stamford Bridge. Both our Firsts and Seconds travelled there this weekend. The Thirds were also in action at Millthorpe School to host South Cave & Brantingham. Thank you to all of our sponsors……

  • Juniors visit Headingley as successes continue

    Juniors visit Headingley as successes continue

    Ovington Juniors season is in full swing again after a short break for half-term and there’s been lots of great performances from our young players over the last couple of weeks! Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Before half-term, some of our young players from our U11’s and U9’s team……

  • Burgess brilliant while Thrift inspires win

    Burgess brilliant while Thrift inspires win

    There was so much to celebrate this weekend as Ovington sides were back among the maximum points. All across the club we had some great individual performances to write home about especially from Tim Burgess. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Firsts off to a bad start with the bat……

  • Double delight for Ovington sides

    Double delight for Ovington sides

    It was back to winning ways for Ovington sides on Saturday as two of our teams were successful. There was also plenty of great individual efforts across all three teams. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. 70 the unlucky number for top-order The First Team (sponsored by Athletica Physiotherapy) made……

  • Juniors continue to impress as season continues

    Juniors continue to impress as season continues

    The Ovington Junior Cricket sides continue to impress, even if not always winning and there was plenty of great team and individual performances across the age-groups. We’ll try and talk about some of them over the past week here! Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Metcalfe with a performance to……

  • Warner stars in Seconds Yapham success

    Warner stars in Seconds Yapham success

    Two of our Senior cricket teams were in action this weekend. As some of our stalwarts of last season returned to the fray, it was instead a more unlikely individual who starred for the second team. Top-order batting woes The Second Team hosted Yapham II on the Little Knavesmire. There was a large attendance nearby……

  • The Knavesmire pub continue shirt sponsorship

    The Knavesmire pub continue shirt sponsorship

    We are pleased to announce that The Knavesmire pub have continued their sponsorship of Ovington Cricket Club, including senior kit sponsorship, for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. The Knavesmire, based on the corner of Albemarle Road/Queen Victoria Street has been a partner of the club for many years. It is the destination for an after-match……

  • Junior Successes start off the season in style

    Junior Successes start off the season in style

    The Ovington Junior Cricket season is in full swing and it has been a successful few days for our sides, with plenty of wins and good individual performances all round. It also included a terrific treble for one of our age-groups. Note: If you don’t see your team report here, many apologies! If you have……

  • Rogerson and Kitching dominate with the ball

    Rogerson and Kitching dominate with the ball

    Ovington Cricket Club saw four competitive games for our senior teams this weekend. There were career-best performances with the ball and a first ever win in senior cricket. Two of the four games also featured low-scoring innings, but surprisingly, it was not for an Ovington side. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their……

  • Joe has a Whale of a time in Helmsley trip

    Joe has a Whale of a time in Helmsley trip

    Ovington Cricket Club had their second weekend of the senior season and saw plenty of pre-match drama, scoring woes and great individual performances across the club. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their continued support. Firsts off to a flyer in Helmsley The First Team (sponsored by Athletica Health), licking their wounds after……

  • York physiotherapy provider Athletica partner with Ovington

    York physiotherapy provider Athletica partner with Ovington

    We are proud to announce a partnership with York-based Athletica Physiotherapy for the 2022 season who will be sponsoring our First Team and one of our Junior teams. With over a decade spent working with elite domestic and international athletes from multiple sports including Premiership Footballers, World Champions, and Olympic Gold Medallists, Athletica Physiotherapy clinics……

  • Seconds involved in opening day epic

    Seconds involved in opening day epic

    The opening weekend for Ovington Cricket and their senior season saw high winds scupper the sightscreens at our Millthorpe School ground on a dramatic match on top of the hill. The First Team were in action on the Little Knavesmire, alongside a controversial Sunday outing for our Thirds who travelled to Wheldrake. Featured image pic……

  • Volunteers wanted Saturday morning!

    Volunteers wanted Saturday morning!

    Firstly, thank you to everyone who participated in the work at the pavilion last weekend at the pavilion. The help was very much appreciated and by all accounts and a worthwhile endeavour. Notable achievements included building the batting cage, cleaning out of dressing rooms and partial painting completed across the inside of the pavilion. Big……

  • Sponsorship Opportunities still available for 2022!

    Sponsorship Opportunities still available for 2022!

    Ovington Cricket Club already work with some of the local regions biggest and best companies. We’re very thankful to have the support of all of our partners and look forward to working with them across the course of the next year and beyond. There is still time to support Ovington Cricket Club, either by your……

  • Still time to join the Dynamos/All Star Cricket intake for 2022!

    Still time to join the Dynamos/All Star Cricket intake for 2022!

    There is still time for your child to get involved with our All Stars Cricket or Dynamos programmes for this year! We have had a great response already but there’s still spaces available on both. Courses start on Sunday 15th May and both run for eight weeks. Both courses will run on Sunday morning! What……

  • Help Ovo out! Club weekend on Saturday

    Help Ovo out! Club weekend on Saturday

    The Seniors are organising a “Cricketforce” weekend in order to do some essential maintenance of the pavilion and other ground equipment, pencilled in for Saturday 2nd April from around 9am – midday and potentially, progress dependent, Sunday 3rd April at similar timings. All who are able to are welcome to help! In years gone past,……

  • Senior Fixtures announced for 2022

    Senior Fixtures announced for 2022

    With the season fast approaching, the fixtures for our senior sides for the coming year have been announced and published. Our First Team won a league and cup double in 2021 under the inspirational captaincy of Benjamin Busby and now play their cricket at a fair higher level than we have done in recent years.……

  • Title secured! Under 10’s Championship success

    Title secured! Under 10’s Championship success

    Ovington Under 10’s Indoor team started the season as their senior counterparts ended it, as they secured a fantastic title-win after going the 2022 season unbeaten. A win against New Earswick on Sunday would have guaranteed them the title and again, due to half-term and squad rotation, saw a few different faces than the side……

  • Indoor U10’s continue winning ways

    Indoor U10’s continue winning ways

    It has been a tremendous start to the season for Ovington representative sides as our Under 10’s Indoor team, that play on a Sunday afternoon, went into their game yesterday full of confidence. Yesterday saw Ovo faced Copmanthorpe. Half-term and squad rotation meant several changes to previous sides. Batting first, Ovington amassed a net-score of……

  • Senior Captains elected for 2022

    Senior Captains elected for 2022

    The club can now reveal who has been deemed the captains for our senior sides in 2022 after the conclusion of our Annual General Meeting. Luke Smith has been promoted to the second team skipper after two seasons in charge of our Third team. He will be looking to improve on his record in 2021,……