New Umpire Courses for 2016/17 have been arranged and places remain available. Details can be found in the Administration Section.
'Clubs Forum' - Thursday 13th October 2016 - 7.30pm at Kidlington C.C.
Just a reminder to all the clubs who have said they will attend the Forum as above..... If your club doesn't appear on this list, you can still attend, so the 'more the merrier', and also to remind everyone that your suggestions and questions are required - just send them to me and I will make sure that these are added to the list and thanks to clubs who have already sent theirs in....
Previous email sent:
All these clubs have signed up to attend the Clubs Forum....
BAMPTON, BRILL, BROUGHTON, CHARLBURY, CHESTERTON, CLIFTON HAMPDEN, COMBE, DORCHESTER, E & W HENDRED, FARINGDON, FRINGFORD, GARSINGTON, KENNINGTON, MINSTER LOVELL,OXENFORD, RADLEY, SHRIVENHAM, SUNNINGWELL, WANTAGE, WATLINGTON, WEST WITNEY, WOOTTON & B.H.
2016 Presentation Dinner details (Update as of 6th October 2016)
Full details have been sent out to all club contacts and have also been added under 'Administration' on the OCA website.
We wish to advise that our invited speaker (Graeme Pollock) is no longer able to visit the UK as he has to undergo an operation and cannot travel.
However, we are pleased to advise that Ebony Rainford-Brent has accepted our invitation to attend the dinner and will give her talk after dinner and present the trophies etc.
Ebony Rainford-Brent is a World Cup-winning former England international and the first black woman to play for the national side. Her profile will be available to read and download from the OCA website under 'Administration' and we are sure that she will be the ideal person to speak at our dinner, and are very much looking forward to her visit.
Please can I ask clubs to start returning their forms and menu choices, as time is now 'ticking by' quickly.
Return of trophies
Can I remind all clubs holding OCA trophies that they should be returned to Treasurer, Steve Oliver, by the 1st October. Contact details are in the handbook.
As the end of the financial year approaches, could I remind all clubs to check the website for outstanding penalties and to pay them promptly. failure to do so will incur administrative charges.
Funeral arrangements for Andy Tomlinson - Wednesday 28th September 2016
It is with deep regret that I have to inform the O C A committee and members that Andy Tomlinson, a long standing League Umpire. sadly passed away yesterday, Sept 9th.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
the funeral service will take place at Ashendon Church, on Wednesday, Sept 28th,at 2.30 pm. Clothing optional(black not essential).No flowers. Any donations received by the family will be forwarded to Westcott Cricket Club.
OCA Presentation Dinner 2015 - Friday 11th November 2016 - Information
As we near the end of the season, it is becoming clear who the various winners and runners-up will be and hopefully all of these clubs will be planning to attend the Presentation Evening in November?
One thing that should be noted is that this evening IS NOT JUST FOR THE CLUBS WHO HAVE WON, BUT FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE O.C.A.
This year we have a new venue, and the event will be held at The Kassam Stadium in Oxford on Friday 11th November 2016.
We have invited Graham Pollock (uncle to Shaun Pollock), who played for South Africa for many years, and we are sure that he will be a very entertaining speaker.
Details of this event will be sent to the club Secretaries and Contacts in the next couple of weeks, so please book this date in your diaries and join us at this event.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CLUBS!!!
This email has been sent to all OCA member clubs in the hope that all club members will get to see it and state whether they want a Clubs Forum or NOT? Hopefully, by putting this on the main website EVERYONE will get to see it, and anyone from their club can email back to say if they want to attend, it doesn't have to be the club secretary or contact.....
The Executive wish to know if the O.C.A. clubs want them to organise a 'Clubs Forum' during October, and a possible dated will be Thursday 13th?
The first Forum we held was very well attended and worthwhile, the following one very poorly attended which meant we did not arrange one the following year.
But, with the 'proposed merger' with the Cherwell League, we feel you may have some questions and points of view that will be beneficial to those who are debating this issue, and of course other things you may wish to discuss, so this is why we are offering to arrange this Clubs Forum.
We do have to say that unless 2/3rds of the membership sign up for this, then it is not likely to happen and if you do agree to attend, please turn up, otherwise it is a pointless exercise.
IF YOUR CLUB WISHES TO 'SIGN UP' FOR THIS, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL BY SAYING "YES TO A CLUBS FORUM" and can we please add a deadline on this for Friday 2nd September?
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
IMPORTANT!! - Updating Scoreboards for all league and cup games
To assist our umpires and for the general 'good of the game'can the captains of the 'batting side' ensure that scoreboards are changed at the "END OF EACH OVER"....Can all captains delegate this duty to one of his players OR make an arrangement for this to be done?
Kilkenny (Carterton) C.C. - Change of 2nd team captain
Please be advised that Jamie Macdonogh has taken over the captaincy of the 2nd team and his details have been added to the club page.
Telephone No: 07767 737 672 and email address: Jamie.Macdonogh@hotmail.com.
Wootton & B.H - Change of 1st team captain
Please be advised that Ben Tew has taken over the captaincy of the 1st team and his details have been added to the club page.
Telephone No: 07971 682 448 and email address: email@example.com
Withdrawl of Hanney II
Please be advised that Hanney II have withdrawn from Division Nine with immediate effect.
The League Table will be amended shortly.
Corrections / Mistakes
All mistakes made when submitting results, which require changes to be made to the score sheet, should be sent either through firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address or direct to the Results Secretary, at email@example.com
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.
OCA General Secretary
Clarification on OCA Rules regarding High Full Tosses - Beamers
OCA Match rule 30 states: The MCC Laws governing the game of cricket will operate unless amended by regulation below.
There is no amendment to MCC Law in the OCA match regulations to Law 42.6(b) applies in full
Any delivery, other than a slow paced one, over waist high is a No Ball and Caution
Any slow paced delivery over shoulder high is a No Ball and Caution
This applies whether or not the batsman hits the ball, is hit by it or it misses him by yards.
There may have been some confusion with TV matches and other regulations where everything above waist high is a no ball but cautions only issued if not a slow delivery but this is NOT the case in the OCA Match Rules
Ian Royle -
Errors and wrong email addresses in the 2016 handbook
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED URGENTLY.....
Since the publication of the 2016 handbook, numerous ERRORS have shown up, mainly in email addresses and in particular, the email addresses of captains, so you are asked to carefully check all the information listed in the handbook for your club, and then advise the General Secretary of any errors, and I can assure you there are a good number!!
It is vitally important to have correct information, both on the website and in the handbook, so if you find any errors, not only should you advise me by return, but also correct these on the website - IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLUB TO DO THIS.
The OCA Executive feel that there should be a deadline set for any errors to be reported, and this is set for the 28th May 2016, and any errors found after this date ill incur a 'administrative fine' , which we really do not want to do.......
PLEASE CHECK YOUR HANDBOOK/WEBSITE DETAILS IMMEDIATELY AND ADVISE ME ACCORDINGLY.....
O.C.A. President appointed!!
The OCA Executive are delighted to announce that David Burns has accepted the position of President of the Association, and will take on the role as from June 2016.
With David's knowledge of the game and a former member of the Executive committee, we know that he will be a great asset to the association and wish him well in this role.
Can all club secretaries and contacts ensure that your members are made aware of this appointment.
Colin Olliffe - O.C.A.General Secretary
Great Horwood C.C. - Hon. Secretary for 2016
Simon Gale is the main contact/secretary for Great Horwood C.C.
His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org....Home: 01908 760199 and mobile: 07977 014 496
Errors and wrong email addresses in the 2016 handbook
Under umpires listing: Kevin Giles details have NOT been included, so please Add Kevin Giles: Mobile No: 07774 206 854 and club contacts should advise the club captains of this.
Also, it is very disappointing that despite every effort to ensure we have correct email addresses/mobile numbers, there are a good number of incorrect listings, so can you please CHECK YOUR OWN club details/captains numbers and email address and adjust the website accordingly.
Unless this is done, there will be problems for clubs who cannot contact the' right person at a crucial time', so please attend to this as a priority.
ECB Guidance on helmets..
Please see details of this under 'Administration' and ensure that your club members are aware of the importance of wearing a helmet?
Wormsley Cricket Programme for 2016
For those interested in attending matches at The Wormsley Estate, please see the following information:
This year’s membership package includes entry and parking for the following fixtures:
Contact No: 01283 260 068 or www.wormsleycricket.co.uk
Public Cricket Matches in 2016
England under 19’s versus Sri Lanka under 19’s Wednesday 10th August
British Blind Sport Primary Club Cup Final Saturday 20th August
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy Final Wednesday 24th August
MCCA Unicorns Championship Final 28th – 31st August
Wormsley Club Sir Paul Getty XI Fixtures in 2016
SPG XI versus Arabs Cricket Club Sunday 11th September
SPG XI versus Eton Ramblers Cricket Club Sunday 18th September
Wormsley Club 6-a-sides in 2016
Thursday 15th September
In total members will be able to enjoy 18 days of cricket at Wormsley during the summer.
The costs for the 2016 membership is as follows:
Concession (over 65) £60
Family (2 adults and 2 juniors) £200
Is your CRB still current for the 2016 season?
If you hold a CRB certificate and will be involved in OCA cricket during 2016, can you please check that your certificate is still in date (not sure if they advise you to re-new?) as they normally run for three (3) years.
Should you need to re-new your CRB, please contact Ian Royle who will be pleased to check your form and sign it off.
Ian's contact No: 01235.847528 or email@example.com
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) as from the beginning of the 2016 season, and checks by the Facilities Secretary will be made to ensure that these are available.
With regards to Sight Screens, this is a forward notice to advise ALL CLUBS that as from 2017, sight screens MUST be provided, so if your club is still without these, plans should be put in place during this coming season.