Nepotists Cricket Club was formed in 1980; its origins
at Oxford University still guiding the ethos of the club today. London
based, the one team Nepos play challenging games on beautiful grounds in
and around the capital.
We are a 'Wandering' side, playing non-league cricket on a
Sunday afternoon; mostly in the western half of London, with matches being 40
overs a side. Besides our 'Legends' (those that formed the club, and
long-serving Nepo's) we have a long tradition of fielding a good deal of Antipodeans,
who make up the bulk of our playing squad each week - though we welcome
and embrace all nationalities.
We are a stress free club who employ an array of quirky antics (such as wearing a pink wig
after dropping a catch!) designed to amuse
before distract our opposition. At the same time we play solid
competitive cricket, and normally win more than we lose. We never sledge
the opposition, only ourselves and we do it
very well - we're there to have fun!
Our opposition club bars also do extremely well after the game!
It matters not what your experience, all level of players are welcomed. Importantly,
you are not required to play for the entire season; just play one game if that's all you can, perhaps
a few games, or the whole season if you are available. An email is sent
each Monday with your 'availability' reply required by 5pm on Wednesday.
You won't need anything but your sense of humour as ALL playing kit is provided along with Nepotists branded whites, sweaters, and our much desired and admired 'Lime Green & Magenta' caps.
If you intend playing most of the season, you can buy
Nepotists' whites and cap to save searching for the 'perfect whites' you blindly tossed back
in the kit last week.
The highlight of the season is our annual 3-day tour back to Oxford
University in August to compete in the 'ISIS Trophy' (which we've won
the title outright 12
times, shared the trophy 2 times, and made the final in 5 other years
for the 20 years the tournament has run) and
involves one day of golf followed by two days of cricket and a food
feast you won't believe! Lots of fun - a must!
We are also keen golfers as well (I didn't say good, just keen) and have a 4 day
golf tour to Devon in July to make sure our cricket leg-side swipes are paying
dividends! Season runs from 21 Apr to 15 Sep 2024
and each game will set you back a
whopping £10 on a pay-per-play basis.
You will not find a more affordable way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon's
cricket in London!