Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2014
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celebrating over 100 years of league cricket

The Oxfordshire Cricket Association now boasts 96 teams from 52 clubs competing in 10 divisions and 6 cup competitions.
The Association promotes competitive cricket in Oxfordshire and the outlying districts, maintaining the integrity of competition with regard to 2nd and 3rd team cricket, and promoting the highest standards in all facets of the game.

©Steve Wheeler 2013

Action from League and Cup 2013

©Steve Wheeler 2013


Umpiring Course - February 7, 14 and 21 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.

Invitation from Wormsley - (A great place to watch cricket!)

As you may be aware, Oxfordshire (hurrah!) have won through to the final of the Unicorns Knockout One-Day Trophy which will take place at Wormsley on Wednesday 27th August against Devon.
My email is to ask if you would be able to draw your members attention to the fixture, and let them know where they need to look for more information and to buy tickets.

The web links are as follows:
For more information visit: http://www.wormsleycricket.co.uk/events-2014/unicorns-knockout-trophy-14.html
To book tickets visit: https://www.theticketfactory.com

Sad news from Great Horwood C.C.

Great Horwood CC are sad to announce that Bobby Ridgway, a life honorary member, passed away last Sunday after a short and difficult battle with cancer. Bobby served GHCC as a player, committee member and supporter for over 40 years and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Many of Bobby's family and friends will be in attendance at the Airey Cup Final on Bank Holiday Monday (Stonesfeld CC) and we would like to ask all who will be attending to join us in a minutes silence before the game, to pay our respects to Bobby.

Appeal deposits.....( To replace previous notice sent to clubs)

The purpose of this notice is to advise that any appeal against any decision of the Disciplinary Panel or by an officer of the association will result in the loss of the full deposit of 100, unless the appeal is successful, in which case the deposit will be fully refunded)

Over the past two months, the number of appeals against decisions by OCA officials has reached an alarming rate, and the Executive feel it is necessary for clubs to be fully aware of the process and what it is likely to cost your club.
The Appeals Process is clearly defined in the handbook (see page 43 rules 46-53) and an appeal must be made in writing to the President within 7 days of being notified of the decision by the Disciplinary Panel (DP) (see page 43.46-51) or by an official of the OCA (see page 43.52-53)
A deposit cheque of 100.00 must accompany the appeal notice and as from the 14th July, this is non-refundable as in the past the Appeals Panel have been very lenient with this, and have in most cases returned part of this deposit. Should an appeal be successful, then the full deposit will be returned.
Clubs should consider the circumstances of a decision very carefully before entering the appeals process, and should realise that OCA officials only follow the rules of the association, and have no personal vendettas against clubs who they legislate against.
It has been a very disappointing two months regarding disciplinary issues and fines levied, and to date, from the beginning of May there have been at least fifteen disciplinary matters that have been dealt with or are ongoing with by the DP.
Could you please ensure that this notice is clearly displayed in your clubhouse and that the captains and vice-captains are made aware, preferably giving them a copy for their files.

Nick Treweeke
OCA President
21st July 2014

Eynsham C.C. - Temporary Ground for the remainder of 2014 fixtures:

Eynsham CC will be playing their games at the Oxford Rescue Casssington ground for the remainder of the 2014 season.
This will be classed as their 'home ground' whilst building work etc takes place at Eynsham.

MCC Laws of Cricket 42.15 - Courtesy of Ian Royle

In view of the recent publicity in the ODI it might be worth reading and understanding this rule?

42.15. Bowler attempting to run out non-striker before delivery
The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over.
If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.
For clarity the "delivery stride" starts when the back foot lands before the release of the ball - basically it means that the ball has to be released/thrown at the stumps under the Laws of Cricket to effect a run out.
There is also no requirement under the Laws to give any warnings of the intent to run out the non-striker so to pillory the Sri Lankan for running him out is nonsense as he had already warned Buttler twice when he had no need to.
To clear any queries, the OCA play to the MCC Laws of Cricket not ICC regulations!!

Hanborough C.C. - Correct Mibile number for Club Contact - Rob Lovick

Please be advised that the number listed in the 2014 handbook is WRONG...
Please amend this to: 07446 144 702
It is CORRECT in the club details on the website.

Witney Swifts umpire - Paul Woodward

For any wishing to contact Paul Woodward on umpiring issues, please note that his contact number is: 07909 768 357 - This was not put in the 2014 handbook.

Change of 1st team captain for Deddington C.C.

Please be advised that the 1st team captain is now David Barnhill.
Telehone number: 01869.345887 amd e-mail address: David.barnhill@tesco.net
Details have been changed on the website.
Please change the details in your handbooks.

Scorers and Updating Scoreboards during matches!!

Could all team captains please ensure that they have competent persons scoring their games and to ensure that the scoreboard is changed after EVERY over, as this is a great help to our umpires as they seek to be as accurate as possible.

Parking at Cuttleslowe Park - Wolvercote C.C. Ground

When playing and parking at the above ground, there is a car parking charge of 2.20 per car, so it is advisable to have some loose change to cover this....Cricket is getting to be an expensive game!!

Wrong telephone number for Umpire Malcolm Phipps & Brian Mitchell

Please can you change the number listed under the umpires page in the 2014 handbook to: 01235.520413
Brian Mitchell's mobile number should be: 07927 391 175

Thank you

Umpires List - Incorrect mobile number for Peter Styles!!

Please note tht the number listed in the 2014 handbook is incorrect.
Peter Styles mobile number is: 07810 427 391
Please change this in your handbooks.

2014 Handbook - Three printing errors to correct please!

Page 14 - Charlbury C.C - 2nd XI captain - email address should read:
richardnash360@btinternet.com ('d' missing in Richard)

Page 15 - Great Horwood C.C. - 1st XI captain - e-mail should read: parkyruud@yahoo.co.uk (typo error)

Page 15 - East & West Hendred C.C. - Incorrect 1st XI captain...should read: Mark Baring: 07909 703 401 - e-mail: m.baring@hotmail.co.uk

Page 55 - Target Score Calculator - First Line should be 'divided' and NOT times 'X'

Change of Secretary/Contact for Sunnningwell C.C.

Please be advised that the details in the 2014 handbook are incorrect as they have just changed their contact details, which are as follows:
Secretary: Alison Lovell: 01865.327956 & 07900 882 374 with a secondary contact: Caroline Waugh: 07711 287 337. e-mail address: secretary@sunningwellcc.org.uk

OCA Cricket Club Insurance cover?

Clubs are reminded that they should hold a current insurance policy, a copy of which will be required to attach to the 2015 application form.
The Executive suggest that the minimum cover for clubs should include Public Liability,Employer's Liability and Legal Cover.
Any club wanting information on Insurance issues should in the first instance contact the OCA General Secretary.

Marketing Officer required for the OCA

The Executive feel that the association would benefit greatly by having a 'Marketing Officer', but to date have no-one within the ranks of the Executive who feels able to fulfil this role.
Is there anyone from the member clubs who feel they have the knowledge and experience and of course the time to consider taking on this position?
If so, could you please contact the General Secretary on 07909 978863 or e-mail to: colin.olliffe@gmail.com

Date for your diaries - 2014 Presentation Dinner

It may be a long way off, but so that you can plan ahead, the date of the 2014 Presentation dinner will be on Friday 14th November.
We will be returning to Drayton Golf Club as in previous years and hope to use their full capacity of 190.
Club Secretaries, please put this on your club notice board.

OCA Grants

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.