Vicarage Hill

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Vicarage Hill
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Ground information
Location East Challow, Oxfordshire
Coordinates 51°35′12″N1°26′59″W / 51.5868°N 1.4496°W / 51.5868; -1.4496
Establishmentc.1983
Team information
Oxfordshire (1993present)
As of 27 January 2013
Source: Ground profile

Vicarage Hill is a cricket ground located in East Challow, Oxfordshire. Situated on the site of a park which has been in existence since the 1890s, the ground is surrounded to the west by the road from which it gets its name, to the south by the Ickleton Road and to the north and east by farmland.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

East Challow village and civil parish in Vale of White Horse district, Oxfordshire, England

East Challow is a village and civil parish about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse. Historically it was part of the ecclesiastical parish of Letcombe Regis, but since 1852 East and West Challow have formed their own single ecclesiastical parish. East Challow was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire County of England

Oxfordshire is a county in South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

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Oxfordshire first used the ground in the 1993 Minor Counties Championship against Wiltshire, playing a single Minor Counties Championship match in their season, with the exception of 1997, when two matches were played there. [1] No Minor Counties Championship match was played there in 1998, but the ground did hold its first MCCA Knockout Trophy matches in that season when Oxfordshire played the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board, Norfolk and Shropshire. [2] The ground held a single Minor Counties Championship match in 1999, [1] before hosting the Kent Cricket Board in an MCCA Knockout Trophy match the following season. [2] The only List A match to be played there was played in the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy between Oxfordshire and Huntingdonshire. [3] Huntingdonshire made 252/5 from their 50 overs, with Wayne Larkins top-scoring with 73. Oxfordshire were dismissed for 175 in their chase to lose the match by 77 runs. [4] Since 2001, the ground has played host to one Minor Counties Championship match each season, [1] as well as several MCCA Knockout Trophy matches since 2000. [2] The ground is home to Challow & Childrey Cricket Club. [5]

Oxfordshire County Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Oxfordshire.

Wiltshire County Cricket Club is one of twenty minor county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. Founded in 1893, it represents the historic county of Wiltshire.

The Minor Counties Cricket Association Knockout Cup was started in 1983 as a knockout one-day competition for the Minor Counties in English cricket. At first it was known as the English Industrial Estates Cup, before being called the Minor Counties Knock Out Competition from 1986 to 1987, the Holt Cup from 1988 to 1992, the MCC Trophy from 1993 to 1998, the ECB 38-County Cup from 1999 to 2002, the MCCA Knockout Trophy from 2003 to 2005. It has been called the MCCA Trophy since 2006.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Minor Counties Championship Matches played on Vicarage Hill, East Challow". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played on Vicarage Hill, East Challow". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. "List A Matches played on Vicarage Hill, East Challow". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. "Oxfordshire v Huntingdonshire, 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  5. "Challow & Childrey Cricket Club". www.pitchero.com. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
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Coordinates: 51°35′12″N1°26′59″W / 51.5868°N 1.4496°W / 51.5868; -1.4496

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