Charlbury Community Centre has four cricket nets, floor mats, stumps and options to hire bowling machines that will ensure indoor training can take place all year round. The advanced lighting system (up to 1100 lux) and layout meet the English Cricket Board’s Premier/National League Club standard i.e. for those clubs competing in regional or inter-county competitions. We are very grateful to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Oxfordshire Cricket Board (OCB) for providing the funding for the nets and cricket equipment.
There are many cricket teams in the surrounding area and the facilities are open to all cricket clubs in the West Oxfordshire district. The OCB has also committed to using the facility as a key location for the youth county and district assessments in 2017/18.
Individual players are very welcome to join the Charlbury Cricket Club sessions that cater for youth, men and ladies cricket at all standards. You can find information and contact details in the Charlbury Cricket Club website: https://www.charlburycricketclub.com/ or contact Paul Jenkins on 07786 274234 or via email at email@example.com
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We have an afternoon once a month where people can come and play. The next session is on Tuesday 8th Oct 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
Congratulations to Anna Cherry, who recently won gold medal in the English Open Pickleball championships in Nottingham, over 50s category - (though dare I say she could have been entered in a higher age group!) Anna said: "This win was only possible because [a] Charlbury Community Centre was built, [b] Vijay started the Pickleball sessions and [c] many people give their time to help run the centre!" Like most of us she had never heard of Pickleball a couple of years ago, but it's a great game for people of all abilities and ages. If you fancy giving it a go, find out more here. We are very proud of our champion!
There will be a series of 3 talks on Tuesdays 22 & 29th Oct and 5th Nov 2-4pm by Juliet Heslewood entitled "Gauguin - An Adventurous Life". Click here for more details. These talks were very popular last year. Don't miss them!
The gym now opens at 8.30am, rather than 9am on weekdays. The rest of the centre won't be open until 9am. Remember also that on Wednesday mornings there is a class in the gym between 9 and10am, so it's best to avoid that time. Weekend opening remains 9am-1pm. Thanks to our staff (espeically Jenny and Jason) for getting in extra early to do this - it takes quite a while to get the gym set up.
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
There will be no quiz in August - too many people are away. The quiz night is back on Wed 25th September, set by Rob Hemingway. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Priced only £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Gordon Cutting for doing us an excellent quiz in July!