Why Oundle Town Cricket Club
Oundle Town Cricket Club (est. 1826) has a long and proud history of providing cricket to those living in the Oundle & Northamptonshire area.
We are a forward thinking club with over 200 members in our Senior, Ladies and Junior sections who play in a total of 11 sides. OTCC is Clubmark Accredited, an ECB Focus Club, Cricket Foundation Chance to Shine Club and an MCC Foundation Hub Club.
Why sponsor us?
- Our high flying 1st XI are ably supported by three other senior sides, allowing businesses to engage with players of all ages, abilities and demographics
- With a large junior section, OTCC is helping to shape the cricketers of the future, enabling businesses to reach the local youth and household consumers
- Our expert coaching draws members from outside our immediate surroundings, demonstrating our ambitions to be the best club in the region. This offers an opportunity for forward thinking businesses, looking to expand their reach beyond Oundle, to engage with members from a variety of locations
- Our social media presence, across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, annually reaches over 90,000 people, offering terrific exposure for your brand.
If we sound a good fit for your business, enquire with us to learn more.
The club has a long association with Oundle School, the renowned public school in the town with many school masters having played for the club since its foundation. One such past club member of note is W.G.Grace Jnr (son of Dr W.G.Grace), who taught at Oundle from 1897 to 1903. During this time he played regularly for Oundle Town Cricket Club.
In 1982 Oundle Town became one of the founder members of the Rutland League and then joined the Northamptonshire Cricket League in 2006. We are pleased to have enjoyed successes in both ever since. Our 1st XI are now one of the top sides in the Northants Premier Division, the 2nd XI are in Division 3 and the 3rd XI in Division 10.
OTCC began investing heavily to develop a Junior section in the 1990s and as a result, today's Junior section is thriving. We have two U11 sides and one team in each of the U13s, U15s & U17s age groups, each playing in the Higham and District Youth Cricket League. In the 2021 season we will also be entering a very talented U19 team in the ECB U19 league.
OTCC have always been able to attract the highest quality players/coaches. With contacts all around the world, our members have been lucky enough to share the field with many high profile cricketers. Not only do these players bring a wealth of playing experience to the club, they also provide invaluable coaching to our junior members.
We run our junior training across two weeknight evenings, helping to create a real family environment at the club. We are pleased that the children are able to have fun while learning through our high quality sessions, while the parents mingle and enjoy the bar. We run one of the most successful ‘All Stars’ programmes in the county with over 30 Reception and Year 1 children.
With Covid-19 playing a huge part in 2020, the season was hugely affected. However, we were fortunate to be able to commence our adapted training and eventually matches from May. Our U15 and U17 sides both won their respective leagues and it was great to see cricket back at Milton Road.
Over the next handful of years, we have a number of priorities on and off the field that we are keen to achieve.
Having previously twice won the Northamptonshire T20 Cup, we are keen to taste that success again, but we also aspire to win our maiden NCL Premier Division title.
We are also keen to move our up the divisions, closer to our 1st XI, and with so many talented youngsters, we hope our 3rd XI can do the same too.
We are working to re-start our Women's team, which unfortunately dissolved when the existing players retired or moved away to pursue their education and careers. We are a leading hub for young female cricketers in the county and aspire to further their cricketing careers within the club, re-forming an open age team for women.
Plans have begun to develp the ground to enhance the grounds equipment storage, increase the playing surface and provide our own training net facilities. This is a crucial project to improve our current offer and ensure the future of the club.
We are also hoping to enhance the pavilion, making it an even more welcoming environment for new and existing players and visitors.
We believe that our large, high achieving club offers a great opportunity to any business looking to invest in a local sporting entity. Our mix of rich history and forward thinking make us a good fit for many firms and we hope that a strong working relationship can be formed. The exposure you would receive from sponsoring us will only enhance your business.