Cricket Club

Celebrating Wadham's longstanding reputation for cricket.

About the Cricket Club

For Wadham Cricketers and Freebooters past and present, the Cricket Club meet for matches, socials, and general appreciation of Wadham's cricketing history. Come swap your cricketing stories with us!

If you would like to join our mailing list, please email us.

We also have a Facebook Page.

We look forward to hearing from you. In the meantime, enjoy this page's tribute to cricket at Wadham!

More historic images of our cricket teams

The Freebooters

The Freebooters (known in the 80s as the Woebegones or Wobes), with their pirate insignia, were traditionally the Second XI, and now represent the more social side of Wadham cricket.

Alumnus Fergus McKendrick's (1933-1997) (1951, Physiology) light-hearted description of the Freebooters can be read in the below extract from his 1983 book Pulpit Cricket. (Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd ©Fergus McKendrick 1983).

Wadham's Cricket Ground

Wadham's cricket pavilion and pitch are located in Marston Ferry Road, Oxford. Thanks to Groundsman, Martin Cofield, the site boasts one of the best wickets in Oxford.

To get to the ground, head out of Oxford on the Banbury Rd. Turn right at the lights onto Marston Ferry Rd and then left after about 500 yards just before the entrance to the Cherwell School.

Contact the Groundsman, Martin Cofield via Wadham Lodge, 01865 277900