Wednesday August 21st 2019



OWs v 1st XI OWs 102/7 (26.1) Old Whitgiftians CC 1st XI won by 3 wickets…

OWs v 1st XI OWs 101/7 (26.1), target reached In Play: Shahrayz Nazim 20 (20), Ishan Kalra 3 (5)…

OWs v 1st XI OWs 101/7 (26.1), target reached Old Whitgiftians CC 1st XI: 100 runs in 26.1 overs (159 balls, 101 mi……

OWs v 1st XI OWs 85/7 (23.5), 15 reqd off 26.1 ov 23.5: Wanigaratne to Shah, OUT Harshil Shah run out (Stuart Glass……

OWs v 1st XI OWs 64/6 (19.6), 36 reqd off 30 ov 19.6: Wanigaratne to Dadar, OUT Sujit Dadar c unknown b Tishan Wani……

OWs v 1st XI OWs 64/5 (19.1), 36 reqd off 30.5 ov 19.1: Wanigaratne to Clarke, OUT Adam Clarke lbw b Tishan Wanigar……

OWs v 1st XI OWs 62/4 (18.1), 38 reqd off 31.5 ov 18.1: Monckton to Rana, OUT Shaz Rana lbw b David Monckton 16 (47)…

OWs v 1st XI OWs 50/3 (15.4), 50 reqd off 34.2 ov Old Whitgiftians CC 1st XI: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (96 balls, 57 m……

OWs v 1st XI OWs 39/3 (13), 61 reqd off 37 ov Tea: Shaz Rana 13 (34), Adam Clarke 13 (20)…

OWs v 1st XI OWs 13/3 (4.3), 87 reqd off 45.3 ov 4.3: Kelly to Fawad, OUT Syed Fawad c Stuart Glassington b Adam Ke……


Geoff Harrison RIP

The club are sad to announce that Geoff Harrison, former OWs umpire and 1st XI scorer, passed away on 22nd December at his home in Dartford after a sudden deterioration in his health. Geoff moved down in the mid-80s. Geoff had connections with Hayes and Romany Cricket Clubs as well as the Old Whigitftians.

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Geoffrey Harrison at 12:30pm on Friday 23rd January at Bromley United Reformed Church followed by a private committal, for close family, at Eltham Crematorium.

Nick Cooper: 1955-2014

Nick Cooper

The club are sad to announce that OWCC and Paralytics stalwart Nick Cooper passed on Saturday 29 November.  Our thoughts are with his brother Nigel and the rest of his family at this very sad time. Please find a tribute to Nick here.

Nick’s funeral took place at 3pm on 16th December at Croydon Crematorium. Donations please direct to: The Cats Protections League or The Lord’s Taverners or cheques can be sent to Shakespeare’s Funeral Directors, 21 Sheldon Street, Croydon, CR0 1SS

Wimbledon win Surrey Championship Twenty20 finals day

Reigning National T20 Champions Wimbledon have won the Surrey T20 competition for a record 4th time and now progress into the Wimbledon T20ECB National Competition where they will play the winners of the Kent, Hampshire and Sussex leagues.

In a thrilling day on Sunday 28th July, at the Whitgift Sports Club ground in South Croydon, attended by over 300 spectators, Wimbledon beat Sunbury by 6 wickets. Sunbury were bowled out for 125 in 20 overs and Wimbledon comfortably chased down the target, scoring 128-4 in 18.3 overs, with former Hampshire batsman Chris Benham hitting 50.

President of The Ryman Surrey Championship Andy Packham, presented Neil Turk, captain of Wimbledon, with the trophy, congratulating him and giving him the whole-hearted support of the entire county in the National Rounds on August 11th.

Chairman of The Ryman Surrey Championship, Crispin Lyden-Cowan said: “The two finalists, Wimbledon and Sunbury, were superbly matched and both teams played great cricket.  They were both a credit to our county and we all wish Wimbledon the very best for the National rounds to come.”

He added: “On behalf of the Ryman Championship, I would like to thank the Whitgift Sports Club for an incredibly successful day. Your efforts, organisation, logistics and commitment on the day made it hugely enjoyable for everyone. And you even managed to sort the weather!  My sincerest thanks to all at the Whitgift Sports Club for their contributions and hard work in making today another memorable day for the Championship.”

Postscript: Wimbledon won the national competition at the Kia Oval on the 13th September. They beat South Wilts, Blackheath and Frocester to get to the finals days before winning in bowl outs against both Banbury and Ormskirk at finals day.

Message from the Chairman: 2013

Stuart has written a pre-season message which includes an update on the work done on the grounds during the winter and details of pre-season friendlies. To read it, click here.


Chris Mills RIP

Members will be saddened to learn that Chris passed away on 21 February at University College Hospital. He was 68.

Chris was one of the real characters of the OWCC, playing for a number of years as a slow left arm spinner after leaving Whitgift in 1962. Together with his wife Janet, Chris was a regular supporter of the Club at nearly all our events, weekend games, Cricket Weeks and Dinners. He acted as a Duty Officer for many years and was also an official guide at ‘The Home of Cricket’, Lords.

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Chris Mills on Friday 1st March at noon at St. Peter’s Church, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey, followed by a gathering at the Whitgift Sports Club, Croham Manor Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 7BG, tel: 020 8686 2127. The family have asked for there to be no flowers – there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Dog’s Trust and UCLH Critical Care Unit and Urology Department. The family will be having a private cremation earlier in the morning. Any enquiries should be made to Alex Jones Funeral Directors, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5AD. Tel: 01732 860047

Our thoughts are with Janet, John and Rosie at this very sad time.

Martin Ashby 50 not out

Well done to Martin.  He played on Saturday 19 May for the 4th X1 against Churchleigh, extending his continuous playing record for the club to 50 successive seasons!  Rumour has it that Martin has regained his thirst for regular 4th X1 action and is now planning a full-time comeback as skipper next year! 

ROY SATTAR 1922-2012

Members will be saddened to learn of the death of Roy Sattar at the age of 89 on 9 May after a short illness. It was only last week that he was in touch with the Chairman seeking news of the new season. Roy was an Olympic cyclist for his native Barbados before joining Addiscombe in 1966 and, when introduced to his new skipper before his first game in the 2’s announced , “Well man, I open de batting, open de bowling and if you want I’ll keep wicket!” Roy took up umpiring and was involved with OWCC from the early 1990’s for both the Saturday 2’s and the Sunday 1’s/Surrey Trust side. Roy was an early umpiring pioneer bringing in his own ‘yellow card’ system shortly after the concept was introduced into football.  Roy also turned out occasionally as a player for us in his early days at Croham Road, opening the bowling in one inimitable spell against Eton Ramblers for the Sunday 1’s when aged almost 70!

Roy was a special character and had many friends at OWCC. Our thoughts are with Doreen, Colin and all the family. Roy’s funeral will be at Croydon Crematorium at 2.15pm on Friday 25 May followed by a reception at Addiscombe CC.

Please put your memories and tributes here

Roy celebrating promotion with the 2nd XI in 2006

The Nick Cooper Benefit Match

OW Past Players v OW CC

Match Report

Match Reports & News

Ruthless Thompson sees off Walton


Slow OWs beaten by all round display from Banstead


Woolley 161 sees Chipstead home