Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2017
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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 2016

Representative Match v. Cherwell League - Winners 2016

©Steve Wheeler 2016


Something for our umpires and maybe players!! .."What was wrong with that then, Umps?"

Dear all

Please find details of my book, a diary of my experiences as a recreational cricket umpire over five seasons. It has received some good reviews, notably by Stephen Chalke, author of the cricket book of the year in 2015, and by James Coyne in this month’s edition of The Cricketer. It is available at just £8.99p and can be purchased in a number of different ways (please see below). I would be most grateful if you could forward this email on to all your cricket friends and contacts.

Thank you in advance and best wishes,

Matthew Stevenson
01628 487516 (h)
07745 949107 (m)

https://olympiapublishers.com/books/what-was-wrong-with-that-then-umps- (free postage & packing)



From your local bookshop quoting the ISBN reference number: 978-1-84897-746-4

Signed copies on request from me @ £12.34p (BACS) or £13 (Paypal) including postage and packing.

Clubs wishing to purchase covers, sight screens and boundary markers?

With the new OCA ground standards regulations and rule changes in 2017, some clubs may have to purchase covers, sight screens and fielding circle markers. Oxfordshire Cricket would like to help clubs save funds, and can help in a number of ways.

For rain covers, Oxfordshire Cricket can help clubs apply for EWCT Small Grants. Last year we allocated grants of up to £3700 to six clubs for mobile wicket covers. Please see the link to the Oxfordshire Cricket website for more details - http://www.oxfordshire.cricket/news/2017-small-grants-applications-open-17018/

For sight screens, fielding circle markers we can look at bulk purchases or negotiate better prices on your behalf.

Whether your club is affiliated to Oxfordshire Cricket or not, please contact George Setterfield, Club Development Manager at gsetterfield@oxoncb.comto find out more.

Covers and Sight Screens notification to all member clubs

This is a notice to advise ALL clubs that they are expected to provide pitch covers (flat sheets or roll-on) and sight screens as from the beginning of the 2017 season, and checks by the Facilities Secretary will be made to ensure that these are available.

New Rule for 2017 - Fielding Restrictions - Inner Boundary Markers to be used:

This new rule was passed at the 2016 AGM, requiring the use of "Inner Boundary Markers" to be used in ALL league and cup games.
These can be ordered through Gordon Clack of Hawthorn Sports Agencies - details as follows:
£1.50 each or £35.00 per pack of 25 or £52.00 for required number of 40 as per OCA spec.
Don't be "Caught Out" - Order yours NOW from: Hawthorn Sports, email: gjclack66@gmail.com or: 01993 - 703793 or: 0776 382 2983

Umpiring Registration Forms for 2017

All clubs have now been sent the forms for the registration of club umpires for 2017, and these should be completed and sent back to David Quinn, NO LATER THAN THE 8TH January 2017.
A copy of this form can be downloaded from the OCA website - See under "Administration"

O.C.A. Annual General Meeting

It was good that 47 OCA clubs attended the meeting, but disappointed that Faringdon, Hanney, Hanborough and Yarnton & Cowley C.C. did not send a representative to the meeting (they will need to liaise with the General Secretary to collect their envelopes?) and will be fined accordingly.
We welcome Barrie Pudwell and Owen Lewis to the OCA Executive and are pleased that Andy Worman is able to continue as Webmaster. Paul Duester takes over as Vice Chairman and Sam Willett as Player Pool Secretary.
The proposed Constitution and Match Rule changes were all passed.

Umpires Courses

New Umpire Courses for 2016/17 have been arranged and places remain available. Details can be found in the Administration Section.

Inter League Game result - OCA v Cherwell - Sunday 21st August 2016

Congratulations to Sam Willett for putting together a winning team, who batted first, scoring just over 180 runs and then bowling out the Cherwell team for 68 runs.
A full report can be seen under 'Administration' on the OCA website.
Well done to the OCA...3 wins in four years of the competition!
The match can be viewed on www.horspathcricket.com view on youtube

Procedure for Appeals.

Should a player or club have any reason to appeal against any penalty, this should be sent to the OCA Chairman, Mr. Brian Standish, together with the relevant cheque.
Colin Olliffe
OCA General Secretary