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HISTORY LESSON NO 1

June 1, 2009

It is very rare that history delivers the ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ scenario. There have been one or two occasions; World War I & World War 2,  (Germany & Britain), Heysel & Hillsborough (Liverpool Football Club), Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor (Divorced) and Douglas Bader (Left leg followed by right leg!) Oundle Town not only makes history […]

Dare we Dream!

June 1, 2009

It may well be too early in the season to begin thinking about the end of the season, especially with the weather as it is, but what a fantastic start by the Saturday and Sunday 1st XI’s. He may have seen his beloved Newcastle slide ignominiously from the Premiership, but Cameron Wake has led the […]

Outbreak of New Disease in OTCC!

May 31, 2009

The most prominent allergy come skin irritation in the cricketing fraternity is as widespread as Herpes Zoster and the Eczema that afflicts younger children. I refer of course to the annoying Pad Rash. This is usually brought on by a South African influence which seems to have been imported into Britain (and particularly Oundle)over the […]

Smalley’s Victims Uncovered!

May 31, 2009

Let it not be said that this tome does not seek out the truth. Please do not look at the Hat trick victims of Dr. Vaseline if you are of a nervous disposition. Here are the three victims as they appeared at the crease to Mr Smalley.     X 3 What’s Up Doc Vaseline!

1st XI Captain’s New Offer

April 20, 2009

Wake Junior will be giving all members the chance to learn the art of buffing your own shiny helmet at your leisure. Group rates are available. Two for one offers on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. Enjoy!

Great Start to New Season

April 20, 2009

The opening encounters of the new season have seen  the Sunday 1st XI  get of to a 2-0 start with wins, unfortunately the 2nd XI were not quite as  successful with their opening game, losing narrowly to Godmanchester 2nd’s. The prediction from Swanny at the Telegraph is that the Sat 1st’s will win Division 3 […]

WELCOME TO SEASON 2009

April 15, 2009

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends we’re so glad you could attend come inside, come inside! (Apologies to Emerson,Lake & Palmer) Let me introduce to you the new Captains of OTCC for 2009 1. Sat 1st XI -& Sun 1st XI CAMERON WAKE      2. Sat 2ndXI Shaun Smalley         3. Sat 3rd […]

I AM SPARTACUS! NO I AM SPARTACUS! NO I AM SPARTACUS! NO I AM SPARTACUS! NO I AM SPARTACUS!

April 15, 2009

In the heat of Gladatorial battle you need the spirit of Spartacus and the OTCC  quiz of 2009 proved that cometh the hour cometh the men. Entering the final round there were two teams vieing for the title, the Glapthorn mob and I AM SPARTACUS! It just needed the combined talents of the OTCC Veterans plus […]

Police Practice Undercover Operations!

August 28, 2008

Not content with unmarked Police cars snapping happy motorists. The Cambridgeshire Police Force have been busy practising for undercover operations at the up-coming World Conker Championships. One of these characters is a local plod who shall remain nameless, but wields the willow for OTCC on Sundays! Apparently the sign up poster at the nick said, […]

OTCC Community Service (Beware!)

August 28, 2008

When you are a member of OTCC First XI it is a sacrilege if you score a duck in a match. To score more than one is an abomination and to score three or more means a spell doing Community Service! Thank the lord that capital punishment was abolished in the 1960’s! Otherwise the player […]