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OCA D1: Marsh Gibbon appoint Leonard as skipper for the 2019 campaign

Marsh Gibbon have appointed Joe Leonard for the 2019 campaign.

Joe Leonard

Gibbon will play in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association, Division One.
Airey Cup – Round One – Marsh Gibbon have drawn Witney Swifts, an exceptionally tough draw. Swifts were by far the best team in the OCA last year.
With regards to new signings Will Rodnight, who Leonard used to play with at Cublington CC when in the Cherwell League. A very useful hard-hitting all-rounder.

Ground Preparation continues and a Working Party erected most the boundary fencing and portable Net at the start of April.  Next we will clean and position the Sightscreens.

The New Covers are nearing completion and will be ready before our first home game on 11th May when we welcome last years League and Cup Double Winners, Witney Swifts.

Division One Fixtures

May 4th

Oxenford v Marsh Gibbon

May 11th

Marsh Gibbon v Witney Swifts

May 25th

Garsingt’n & Cowley v Marsh Gibbon

June 1st

Marsh Gibbon v Westcott

June 2nd

Airey Cup –  Marsh Gibbon v Witney Swifts

June 8th

Stonesfield v Marsh Gibbon

June 15th 

Marsh Gibbon v Faringdon

June 22nd

Chipping Norton v Marsh Gibbon

June 29th

Marsh Gibbon v Oxenford

July 6th 

Witney Swifts v Marsh Gibbon

July 13th 

Marsh Gibbon v Wolvercote

July 20th

Marsh Gibbon v Middleton Cheney

July 27th

Marsh Gibbon v Garsingt’n & Cowley

August 3rd

Westcott v Marsh Gibbon

August 10th 

Marsh Gibbon v Stonesfield

August 17th

Faringdon v Marsh Gibbon

August 24th

Marsh Gibbon v Chipping Norton

August 31st

Wolvercote v Marsh Gibbon

September 7th   

Middleton Cheney v Marsh Gibbon 

OCA: Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club looking for new players

After a busy closed season, Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club will be hosting their annual signing-on evening on Friday 7th April (7.30pm) at Marsh Gibbon Sports Club. Playing in division two of the OCA on Saturdays, the Buckingham midweek league on Wednesdays and in Sunday friendly matches, the club is keen to welcome players new, young and experienced of all levels to become part of our competitive yet sociable club.

Stuart Leonard Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club

Pre-season net and fielding practice will run every Sunday throughout April for anyone who is keen to hone their skills ahead of the new season and join us for what promised to be another great season.

Please contact chairman Carl Needham on ca_needham@yahoo.co.uk for further information, or please feel free to just turn up to either of the events.

Advertiser Cup final: Marsh skipper looks ahead to Horwood clash

Marsh Gibbon skipper Joe Leonard has told Sports Shots he is looking forward to another keenly contested game with Great Horwood in the Advertiser Cup final tonight.

Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club

Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club

Leonard has named his side to face Horwood as, arguably, the two best sides in the competition meet at Bourton Road this evening.

Marsh Gibbon side –

Joe Leonard (Cpt)
Stu Leonard (Wkt)
Sat Vadivale
Alex Wallace
Steve Turner
Carl Needham
Michael Timms
Tom Leonard
Nathan Callow
Grant Cross
Cameron Wakelin

Advertiser Cup: Marsh set up final against Great Horwood

Marsh Gibbon grabbed a spot in the final of the Buckingham Advertiser cup after a nine-wicket win against Hinton.

A.Jones was unbeaten on 60 in Hinton total of 121-3.

In reply an unbeaten stand of 88 by S.Leonard 67 and S.Vadivale 27 guided Marsh home on 122-1.

Marsh will meet Great Horwood in the final following their
six wicket win over Preston Bissett.

The final will be held at Buckingham town’s Bourton road ground on Monday 22nd June starting at 6.30pm.

OCA: Marsh Gibbon edge to two-wicket victory

Marsh Gibbon beat old rivals Faringdon in a tight 2 wicket win on Saturday.

Having been put into bat Faringdon were soon reduced to 7-3 with Turner and Callow bowling tight spells. Oglesby and James fought back with a 60 run partnership before a double strike by Needham in the same over broke the partnership. Faringdon were never able to get away and finished their 45 overs on 126-8. Marsh started off confidently with both Vadivale and Mead scoring freely taking the score to 45. Having reached 77-2 a collapse occurred reducing the hosts to 89-8 before Needham joined Stu Leonard in the middle to put on 40 for the 9th wicket and see Marsh home.

Captain Timms was delighted with the win “it was great to get over the line, especially after failing to chase down a similar score in our last match. Stu played a great innings, a lot different to his normal but perfect in the situation. We have 2 weeks off now so it was an important win.”

OCA, D2: Leonard’s return as Marsh prepare to play host to Clifton Hampden

Marsh Gibbon have their first home game of the season against Clifton Hampden in OCA, Division 2 tomorrow.

Michael Timms’ side will be looking to press on after a good opening win last week against Wantage.

Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club

Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club

Stuart and Tom Leonard are back in the team after missing the first game of the season.

Team – Michael Timms (capt), Joe Leonard, Carl Needham, Sat Vadivale, Stuart Leonard, Matt Mead, Grant Cross, Julian Chambers, Luke Fox, Tom Leonard, Seb Fox.

Start 1.30 start at Marsh Gibbon CC

OCA, Div 2: Marsh edge to seven-run opening day victory

Marsh Gibbon recorded a seven-run victory as they won their OCA, Division 2 opening game at Wantage this afternoon.

Batting first under new skipper Michael Timms, Marsh posted 177 for 6 from their 45 overs.

Joe Leonard (39), Sam Vadivale (44) and a late cameo from Carl Needham all made good early season runs.

In reply, Wantage were reduced to 170 for 9 thanks to the excellent bowling of Steve Turner, two for 27 from ten overs, and Grant Cross, two for 35 from nine overs.

OCA, D2: Timms making captaincy debut as Marsh head to Wantage on opening day

Michael Timms is making his captaincy debut as Marsh Gibbon travel to play at Wantage in the OCA, Division 2 tomorrow.

Timms takes over the leadership role from Stuart Leonard, who has stood down due to work commitments.

Team: Michael Timms (Captain), Steven Turner, Joe Leonard, Nathan Callow, Carl Needham, Matt Mead, Cameron Wakelin, Will Honour, Sat Vadivale, Grant Cross, Luke Fox.

OCA: Marsh Gibbon lift Telegraph Cup in style

A great weekend for Marsh Gibbon Cricket Club was topped off by victory over Wantage at Chipping Norton CC on Sunday in the OCA Telegraph cup final.

Off the back of a big victory by 184 runs the previous day over Fringford in the league, with both Joe (120) and Stuart Leonard (111) sharing a 240 run partnership, Marsh were in confident mood when asked to bat first despite overnight rain and several players missing due to holidays. Matt Mead (20), Sat Vadivale (29) and Stuart Leonard (35) set a platform for some outstanding late-innings hitting by Nathan Callow who ended 38 not out, to see Marsh to 183-7 off their allotted 45 overs.

Two early wickets by eventual man of the match Nathan Callow, both spectacularly caught at slip by Grant Cross got the ball rolling, as Gibbon made inroads into Wantage’s dangerous batting line-up, who had chased down 265 the day before. Marsh bowled and fielded excellently, but were pegged back in the middle order by David Spencer (59) who batted well to see the game in the balance going into the last 10 overs. But it was Nathan Callow who had the final say as he finished with 4-25 to help Marsh to a victory which was confirmed by a run out to spark joyous scenes amongst the large band of Marsh supporters, as Gibbon were crowned winners for the first time in their history.

Club chairman Carl Needham said after the victory “this is a fantastic achievement for our club, which continues to go from strength the strength both on and off the field. We have a great group of lads, our spirit is fantastic, such great support and an excellent group of young players coming through. With the league campaign going really well also, it’s been a great season for us as we look to build even further for the future”.

George Blow Final: Marsh Gibbon record seven-wicket victory

Marsh Gibbon have won the George Blow trophy after defeating Great Horwood by seven wickets at Fringford Cricket Club on Friday evening.

Great Horwood posted 117 for 9 from their overs as Wayne Platts picked up three for 27 while Charlie Shipperley and Steven Turner chipped in with a brace of wickets each.

Wayne Platts

Wayne Platts

In reply, Marsh Gibbon made it home with seven wickets to spare with Platts making an unbeaten 47 and Shipperley (37) supporting.