Oswestry Cricket Club is an amateur cricket club based in Oswestry, Shropshire. The club was formed in 1855 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005 with a fixture against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Oswestry Cricket Club has four teams which represent them on Saturdays during the cricket season, with our First XI competing in the Premier Division of the Shropshire League. Our home venue is Morda Road in Oswestry. The club has a number of junior teams from Under 11’s to Under 19’s. we also run the ECB All Stars program. The OCC Ladies and Girls team is going from strength to strength.
Until the Second World War, the club's ground was at Victoria Road, Oswestry. The ground was shared with Oswestry Town Football Club. During the first two decades following the war, many of Oswestry’s friendly matches were against Welsh opposition, and games with Welshpool, Newtown and Brymbo were particularly keenly fought.
Football took precedence at the ground after the war, and in 1947 the club moved to its present site in Morda Road. The pavilion was the former canteen of the Coventry Climax factory, which was initially sited in Victoria Road and transported to Morda Road. It served on that site as the club's pavilion until a major redevelopment of facilities in 2005–06. During the winter of 2005, a £350,000 pavilion was built at Morda Road. In 2012 the building was extended to accommodate the Gwilym Owen Bar
The club, which is open to non-members, was one of twelve founder members of the Shropshire Cricket League in 1970. Two years later Oswestry shared the Division One title with Shifnal.
Oswestry Cricket Club are accredited ClubMark Club and an ECB Focus Club. The club first obtained ClubMark accreditation in March 2010.
ECB ClubMark status is only given to clubs whose junior sections meet stringent tests on the quality of their coaching, the safety of their environment for children and their commitment to youngsters of all abilities and ages. ClubMark also focusses on the effective management of the club.
The accreditation is reviewed on a 3 year rolling basis. It is important that we maintain this accreditation, and all members are required to be aware of the ClubMark information displayed on the notice board in the players entrance, and do their bit in helping us achieve our aim. It is our intention to maintain this accreditation to the highest possible standard throughout our daily practices.
Achievement of this accreditation is a reward for all the hard work put in by those involved in the ClubMark process, and is proof that Oswestry Cricket Club is a safe place for your children to participate in cricket.
In achieving ClubMark, the club have committed to the following;