About Us & Visitor Guide

About Us & Visitor Guide


Main Ground

Oxford University Sports Association Ground
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Jordan Hill

Men’s 3rd and 4th XI (Saturdays)

Marston Sports Ground
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The ground, which is owned by the world-famous Oxford University Press, sits in leafy North Oxford and is bordered by North Oxford Golf Club and the Five Mile Drive Recreation Ground which is used for youth football most weekends. As well as the cricket ground and nets, OUP employees also have access to a bowls club and tennis courts.


The Marston ground is slightly more tucked away and is in east Oxford close to the John Radcliffe Hospital. Formerly the sports ground for St Catherine’s College, it is is next to the Exeter college ground and is at the end of a slightly bumpy, single-track lane off Edgeway Road.


The origins of Oxford Cricket Club go back over 130 years.

As the main club in the historic City of Oxford, the Club goes under the name of Oxford Cricket Club without forgetting its long and illustrious origins.

The formative clubs were Cowley St John Cricket Club, who celebrated their centenary in 1987 and Headington United Cricket Club which was originally part of what is now Oxford United FC.

In 1994, the clubs merged and became known as Oxford Cricket Club. Since 1994 there have been further mergers; temporarily with Horspath Cricket Club from 2001-2003, in 2003 when Rover Cowley (formerly Pressed Steel) Cricket Club members joined Oxford Cricket Club and in 2004 when Oxford Cricket Club became formally integrated with the Rover (now BMW) Sports and Social Club at Roman Way. This is why Oxford Cricket Club players are often referred to as "Romans".

Over the years, we have enjoyed a long and successful history and have been pillars of the original Cherwell League, winning the title in 12 of its first 20 years. Our 1st XI have been competing in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League since its formation in 2000. In 2016 the club made the move to the Oxford University Press Sports Association Ground at Jordan Hill.


We warmly welcome everyone who wants to come and see cricket played at our grounds. There are some benches on the boundary but you may want to bring a folding chair in case they are all taken. Please observe spectator etiquette and the spirit of cricket. Please avail yourself of our facilities for spectators (see below). Come and watch a game from start to finish or just drop in for as long as you wish.


Admission is free. If you would like to make a donation to help us nurture young cricketers in our club you can make a payment, value discretionary, via this link. We will not ask you for a donation at the ground. We hope you thoroughly enjoy your time with us.


There is a small car park inside the ground at Jordan Hill and overspill parking can be found in the access roads close by. At Marston, there is usually plenty or room to park on the grass by the pavilion.


There is ground level access from the car park to the ground and the pavilion at both grounds has a disabled toilet.


The pavilion bar at Jordan Hill is operated by Oxford University Press and is not always open on match days. However, spectators are welcome to take advantage of the great prices and range of drinks and snacks when it is open.


Dogs are welcome but they must be on a lead. No aggressive dogs or barkers please. Visitors are expected, of course, to clear up all messes.