Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2018
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celebrating over 100 years of league cricket

With nearly 100 years of history, the Oxfordshire Cricket Association is dedicated to offering competitive result cricket to member clubs and promoting youth involvement in cricket at a grassroots level, all played in a spirit desirable to local cricket.

The league’s progressive rules and constitution puts it in the perfect position to tackle the modern-day challenges facing cricket and those passionate about playing.

New clubs and teams are actively encouraged to join, whether the club has one side, or only certain teams from within a club want to join.

New sides are always placed at the appropriate level within the league system to ensure a competitive, and enjoyable game for everyone.

The Association’s playing conditions and rules are decided by the clubs, and are governed by a committed, experienced and responsive committee of individuals, all of whom have been involved in local cricket for many years.

The committee provide training courses to improve ground and umpiring standards, to ensure that two neutral umpires officiate every game with the best facilities possible.


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Steve Dixon Cup Final - IMPORTANT MESSAGE...

Please be advised that the above game, due to be played on THIS Sunday, 12th August has had to be postponed...

More information will follow in due course...

OCA Team for the OCA v Cherwell Inter League Challenge Cup 2018

Our thanks to Mark Strong for putting together and managing the team for this years rep game against the Cherwell League.
The game will be hosted by Sandford St Martin CC and starts at 1,00 pm on Sunday 19th August.
If you are able to support the team, you will be very welcome and we wish the team the very best of luck and hope they will bring away the trophy again this year?
The team to represent the OCA are as follows:
Charlie Fisher (Witney Swifts)
Keiran Fogget (w/k) (Witney Swifts)
Andrew Francis (E & W Hendred)
Alimar Khan (Westcott)
Joe Leonard (Marsh Gibbon)
Ali Malik (Radley)
Redd Pratley (Witney Swifts)
George Seacole (Witney Swifts)
Mark Strong (Capt’) (Westcott)
Rehman Ullah (Westcott)
Billy Webb (Wootton & Boars Hill)
Umpire: Tim Anning (OCA)
Scorer: Sue Oglesby (Faringdon & District CC)

Full details of the OCA Presentation Dinner 2018

All the information has been sent out to the club secretaries/contacts, so hopefully this will be made available to club members.
So that everyone knows the full details, this information can be downloaded - see under 'Administration' on the OCA website

Applications forms for the OCA 2019 season....

This year the application forms will be sent out later, and this will follow the August meeting of the OCA Executive, when a 'new form' will be agreed and then sent out to the clubs. The later date will enable clubs more time to think about their 2019 application and the available players they will have in the club.

OCA 20-20 Semis and Finals Day confirmation...

The date for the above semis and final will be on Sunday 9th September at Kidlington C.C.
The semi finals will start at 11.30 am with the final scheduled for 3.30pm.
Please try and attend to support the teams sometime during the day...

OCA v Cherwell League Inter-League Challenge Cup 2018 (Rep Game)

The date for the above game is Sunday 19th August, with Sandford-St-Martin CC hosting on behalf of the Cherwell League.
It would be good to get as much OCA spectator support for this game as possible, and over the past 5 years the OCA have beaten the CL four times, so we wish Mark Strong and his team the very best of luck.

The New ECB National Playing Survey

Sometimes we think that these surveys are a waste of time, but actually over the past couple of years, the results have been very helpful in gauging where cricket is going and what is needed to help clubs continue to grow, so please take a few minutes to fill this out and send off and IT'S OPEN TO EVERYONE TO TAKE PART IN THIS NATIONAL SURVEY... it will help the league, county and ECB shape the game based upon your input!
Go to: ECB National Playing Survey 2018....and there are prizes to be won!!

Ducklington CC

Please be advised that Ducklington CC have withdrawn from the OCA with immediate effect. The tables etc will be amended accordingly.

2018 OCA Presentation Dinner and Speaker:

We are pleased to advise that the above dinner will be held on Friday 9th November 2018 at the Kassam Conference Centre, Oxford. The guest speaker will be Charles Dagnall - Test Match Special Radio Commentator.
We will be sending round the full details of the evening very soon and we hope that all the OCA clubs will want to attend.

Conceding a match instruction from the Fixture Secretary - David Quinn

If a club intends to concede a match, please follow the instructions from the Fixture Secretary, David Quinn who writes:

"For the remainder of the season, should a team concede a fixture, could the home team captain please inform David Quinn (Umpire's and Fixture Secretary) of the concession by phone (01865 514008) before communicating the concession to anyone else."
Many thanks,


Most clubs DO post their results in good time, but there are some who leave this to VERY LATE ON THE SUNDAY MORNING, with the Media Secretary siting at home, just waiting to complete his report, and this is just not fair on someone who is a volunteer and doing a good job on behalf of the association.

Please, please do try and get your results in as soon as possible after the game, and DO NOT leave it to between 10.00 and 11.59am on the Sunday.

Many thanks for your co-operation...

General Data Protection Regulation

We've changed our Privacy Policy. You can access it from the 'Home' menu above - please take a moment to read through it.

Amendment to Rule 6g.....

The Registration Secretary, Peter Whitlock has pointed out that an error has been made with the Rule 6g, and requests that you are made aware of the correct wording, which is printed below and has already been amended on the OCA website. This notice will also be added to the message board on the website to ensure that as many as possible read it.

The rule 6 g) should say:

6g) No player may play in any round of a cup competition without the permission of the Registration Secretary, unless they are eligible as below.

i. All registered players shall be eligible to play in any round of a cup competition up to and including quarter finals, subject to the player’s registration having been approved, and remaining approved at the date of the match.
ii. For a semi-final a player must have played in a minimum of 2 league or cup matches, at that level or below.
iii. For a final a player must have played in a minimum of 3 league or cup matches at that level or below.

To be eligible for cup competitions below the 1st XI, rules 6d , 6e and 6f are applicable in addition to this rule."

Team and Action photographs of OCA games in 2018

Our media officer, Kieren Bushnell, would like to invite clubs to send photographs in to him during the forthcoming season. Team pictures should be fully captioned, naming all players in the image. The format of the photograph should be a jpeg image, and the picture should have two rows of players (ideally 6 at the back and 5 at the front). These pictures need to be clear, clean and concise, and the captions MUST name players fully.
Kieren will also welcome action photographs throughout the season. These pictures will need to be high resolution and again, must include a full caption, naming the players in the photograph where possible.
Images must be of a large enough size to enable editing and re-sizing according to the needs of the paper.
He will do his best to publish some of the best action and team photos during the season.
Please send these images directly to Kieren on kierenbushnell@btinternet.com
Due to space, Kieren will not be able to guarantee publication of the images in the local press, but will do his best to do so.

New Laws for 2018

ECB ACO have produced a short video on the new Laws which is available below under Administration - takes a minute or two to download but worth watching.
We would still strongly suggest all umpires and captains attend one of the local seminars on the new Laws to hear a fuller explanation and to allow you to ask questions an discuss these with your colleagues

New Laws of Cricket - MCC Online Laws course available to all.

MCC has just released its new online Laws of Cricket resource to complement the newly issued 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket.
The site takes you through each Law, with explanations and examples.
This is available to anyone with an interest in cricket and is really essential viewing for umpires, captains, players and coaches alike.
To take advantage of the free resource sign up here:


Match Reports for 2018