Men's cricket

In 2020 our Saturday teams will play in the following leagues :

To find out more please contact our 2020 captains :

  • 1st XI      Stu McArthur (07881 247140)
  • 2nd XI     Dan Langan (07916 092522)
  • 3rd XI      Jon Sheeran (07739 755536)
  • 4th XI      Craig Strachan (07792 990580)

Why join us?

  • There’s a team with your name on it, whatever your skill and aspiration – with 4 Saturday sides playing in the WEPL and Bristol & District leagues; friendly fixtures and ladies matches on a Sunday; cup matches and youth games throughout the week
  • You’ll find plenty of like-minded souls ready to share a story or two over a drink – whether you’re a self-confessed geek who eats, sleeps and breathes the game, or you over indulged in your youth and are stepping back into it again – or you’re completely new to the sport after the excitement of the World Cup – we have all sorts here!
  • We appreciate some of you have a life outside cricket … honestly! Family and other social commitments can sometimes get in the way of regular cricket over the summer so whilst we’d love you to be available every week, yes, we know you’ll sometimes have other plans; just let us know when you’re back and we’ll update you on what you’ve missed!
  • Whichever side you turn out for we’re ‘one club’. Good natured banter both within and between teams is at the heart of OBW’s culture and no matter what side you play for everyone is always keen to know how you get on, win, lose or tie … as long as you enjoy yourself and so do your team-mates!
  • Our social fun continues throughout the year – from winter nets in January, to a season from April to September, then 3 months to reminisce on the fun from the summer, you’ll usually find a cohort of friends to socialise with at the regular haunt of Rack’s in Clifton.
  • We’re accredited with ECB Clubmark demonstrating that we keep pace with the best practice in encouraging and delivering high quality community cricket in a safe, effective and child-friendly way. 
  • Very simply, there’s no club quite like OBW’s – besides the banter, beer and barbecues in 2019 OBWs still found time to get two sides promoted, reach the semi-finals of the Tony Hitch Knockout and quarter finals of the Somerset Intermediate Cup. We had 3 players representing the Bristol & District League side and had countless youth players playing representative and district cricket for Somerset and Gloucestershire at U17 and U15 level. Added to that we enjoyed the most fantastic of teas lovingly prepared by Nick and Lisa every Saturday! Where else would you prefer to spend your summer ?!

Follow us on Twitter

4 days ago
Nice to see @abevan87 this afternoon and have a socially distant outdoor net at @OBWCC. Shame we couldn’t go for a beer after, but those are the strange times in which we live!

Failand was looking resplendent in the sunshine. https://t.co/GtHWXBDmpn
OBWCC photo
4 days ago
@DanMcN @Beachy99 @Beachy1978 You’ve got the wrong man there Dan! Tom Beach ( @Beachy99) put these together...not Mark ( @Beachy1978)!

Unless you’re referring to Mark’s position in the batting rankings... 🤔
5 days ago
How about this for a #ThrowbackThursday? @Beachy99 has created some cool visualisations showing how our leading batters and bowlers have changed throughout our history! https://t.co/vviTAgngom
6 days ago
We thank @OBsRugby and @OldBristolianHC for their support as part of the wider Sports Club in helping us to make this facility available.

There must be no unauthorised use at any time and we will continue to review as new information and guidance becomes available.

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How to find us

Memorial Playing Fields, Longwood Lane, Failand, BS8 3TQ