Umpires and Scorers Survey - Details from Ian Royle
Please see the following information and take part in this survey if you can?
As you know the ECB has recently completed a National Player Survey to get the views of recreational players.
You may have seen the results and these are now shaping the way forward for recreational cricket particularly in relation to “getting the game on”.
Similarly, the ECB understands the importance of seeking the views of Umpires and Scorers to gain a better understanding of officiating within the recreational game and how ECB ACO can address the needs of its members in the future.
They are therefore conducting an online survey of all ACO members in England & Wales. The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and is scheduled to close on December 11th.
All members should get an email directing them to the appropriate site but we are at pains to point out that this survey is open to all umpires and scorers whether or not they are members of ECBACO
By completing the survey anyone can be entered into a prize draw for one of 10 x £75 vouchers to spend at either the ECB ACO shop (ACO members only) or ECB shop.
If you have a email circulation list for your umpires and scorers I would be grateful if you could forward this to them to follow the link:
Movember Foundation in support of Men's Health
Congratulations to those OCA members who are taking part in the Movember project, some of whom were present at the Presentation Dinner, we wish you all the best and hope that you will raise a good sum for this important charity.
We are pleased that the OCA will be forwarding a cheque for £500.00 in support of the Prostate Cancer Charity, which was raised at the dinner from the Raffle and Cricket Bat Auction, plus a small OCA donation.
Dorchester C.C. - Quiz Night - Saturday 29th November 2014
Plese see full details of this event on a poster under 'Administration' on the website.
End of Season Pitch repairs - A few basic ideas:
The Grounds Committee suggest that clubs look at this website article and use this for your "end of season pitch close downs?" Click on the site listed at the foot of the message.
Cricket Renovations - The Basics a few ideas
The message is clear skimp at your own peril, because neglect in the autumn renovation programme will mean inferior pitches the following season. Andy Mackay, Head Groundsman at Sussex CCC provides an in-depth guide to end of season renovations
Autumn Groundsman's Course 2014
It is with regret that we have to advise there will be NO Autumn Groundsman's Course this year at Wormsley, but if anyone has any ideas about other courses that might be available, please adbvise the General Secretary.
Umpiring Course - February 7, 14 and 21st 2015 at Tiddington C.C. - 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Full details of this course can be seen by clicking on the heading under 'Administration'.
If you intend to register for this course, please do so as soon as possible.
The OCA Committee are aware some clubs have problems with the quality of their grounds so would like to be able to help with a grant that can be put towards the total cost of improvements. It has been agreed that some money taken in fines will be given back to clubs via a small grant. Application can be made by downloading the Grant Form under the link to the right.