Demijohns Cricket Club

Founded in 1957 at St John's College, Oxford

New players are welcome to join us for the 2017 season. 

Club News 2016-17 RSS

27 May 2017: We visit Porto for the 60th Anniversary Tour.

18 Mar 2017: Annual dinner at St John's College.

25 Nov: The Winter Social will be at Cinnamon Soho.

21 Aug: The season ended on a damp note when our match at Pinkneys Green was abandoned.

30 July: We beat The Phené to become the first winners of the new cup.

16 July: We lost to Fleet Street Strollers.

10 July: We drew with the Grannies in a rain affected game.

28-29 May: Tour to Gascony. We beat Damazan, but the Toulouse game was rained off.

Playing social cricket in Oxford

Welcome to the website of the Demijohns Cricket Club. We are a friendly club who play our home games at the St John's College ground in North Oxford.

SJC pavilion

Although we have an historical link with St John's College and are the official alumni cricket club, membership is open to all and a goodly number of our members are recruits from outside College (the Demis in our name!).

The club has a strong sartorial tradition, as shown in the banner photograph above where the square-leg umpire can be seen wearing an umpire's coat specially made in club colours.

Please do have a nose around the site and get in touch - the club is always on the lookout for new players to replace those worn out in our service! We would also be delighted to hear from any St John's alumni, cricketers or not, who simply wish to be added to our mailing list to be kept up to date on the club's fixtures and social activities.

Why not come and watch one of our matches?

Demijohns Annual Dinner 2017

St John's College, Oxford
Saturday 18th March 2017 at 19:30

As always, dress code will be black tie.
Rendezvous in the college bar from 6:30pm,
with dinner served at 7:30pm.
Non-club guests are very welcome (though they may be expected to participate in some cricket chat!).


Wild Mushroom & Watercress Soup
Salmon Fillet with Coriander & Filo Pastry
Braised Haunch of Vension with Port & Redcurrent Jus
Pannacotta with Fresh Berry Tuille Basket

Wines will be available to order on the night from the Buttery.
Price of the dinner will be about £50 per head (£30 for current students).

Please book your place by paying for the meal via direct transfer into the club account (giving your name as the reference).

Further details to be advised later.

Social Secretary

Demijohns Winter Social 2016

Cinnamon Soho, 5 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PF
Friday 25th November 2016 at 19:30

Cinnamon Soho promises Indian cookery with a quirky British twist - but, as a responsible Social Secretary, I've road tested it. I can confirm it's very tasty. We will have pub based liquid refreshment before and after dinner.

We will be having a 3 course group menu - you can choose on the night from options including old style chicken curries, fish of the day, roganjosh, shepherd's pie, vegetarian options, etc.

Cost will be £40 per head (£30 per head for current students) for 3 courses and drinks.
Please book your place a.s.a.p. by paying for the meal via direct transfer into the club account (giving your name as the reference).

Please if you require further details.

Social Secretary