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Horspath Cricket Club

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Horspath Cricket Club is a cricket club based in the village of Horspath, Oxfordshire, England. They play at the Recreation Ground on the Oxford Road and are members of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League. The club also has three other men's teams which play in the Cherwell League and one which plays friendly matches on Sundays, and has a large youth section with U17, U15, U13 and U11 teams and achieved Clubmark accreditation in 2008. History Cricket has been played in Horspath for more than a century. It is thought that the Cricket Club was founded in the mid 1890s possibly 1894 - two years after the formation of the Parish Council - when a game was played against Garsington. The cricket pitch was originally located in a field to the northwest of the Current pitch. Pads were unknown and players sported the same hobnailed boots and leather leggings they wore at work on the farm. The pitch was a field which had been ploughed for centuries in a "ridge and furrow
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