Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2015
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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


Charity Cricket Match - Help for Heroes - The KIA Oval - 17th September 2015

I am Kenneth Woodhouse, and my wife Karen and I are the Help for Heroes Volunteer County Coordinators in Oxfordshire.
We would like to bring to your attention a major cricket match at the above venue on the 17th September 2015. I have attached a small poster advertising the match, we would be most grateful if you could forward this information to as many cricket clubs in your respective leagues/areas as you are able to. The more clubs that can be reached, the greater chance it will be a successful fundraising event for the charity.
There will be many top names in the world of cricket present, and it is sure to be a great day. Hopefully it will be of interest to many of the members of cricket clubs in the county who may want to go and watch the match.

In anticipation, thank you for your assistance.
Kindest regards
Ken and Karen Woodhouse
Volunteer County Coordinators, Oxfordshire
01869 250884 or 07942 178984
(Please see poster under 'Administration for full details)

Inter-League Challenge Cup - OCA v The Cherwell League

Sadly, due to heavy rain (and still raining!) the above match had to be cancelled and is re-scheduled for Sunday 6th September, again to be hosted by Farington C.C. for which we are very grateful.
Marcus Charman and Matt Launchbury (Capt') will be working together on the squad for this game...More details to follow in a week or so.

Broughton and North Newington C.C.

It is with regret that we have to advise that Broughton and North Newington 2nd XI, have withdrawn their team from the league with immediate effect, and therefore will not be taking part in any fixtures for the remainder of the season in Division 6.

This decision has not been taken lightly by the club, but due to a number of circumstances they have found it impossible to keep the second team going.

We trust that this situation will be resolved and that they are able to re-group for the 2016 season of cricket.

Saturday 19th September 2015 at Lord's Cricket Ground

Re: Royal London One-Day Cup Final
ECB and MCC have joined forces to provide an opportunity for your club to come to Lord's and celebrate the end of the season in style at the Home of Cricket.
Your players can enjoy an exclusive area within the Nursery Pavilion including a free breakfast, discounted drinks, express service and an appearance from a current England international. As well as all this, there will be some exclusive prizes on offer in the club raffle. Find out more at: lords.org/clubday
Closing date for tickets is Friday 4th September 2015.

Telegraph Umpire LBW Quiz...how good an umpire are YOU?

Follow the link below and play the LBW Umpire Quiz and then consider if you should sign up as an OCA umpire in 2016? Good Luck! http://umpire.telegraph.co.uk/

The use of Substitues and Runners in OCA Cricket

Following a misunderstanding in a recent game this message is to clarify the situation regarding substitutes and runners.

The Laws of Cricket about substitutes and runners have not changed and the relevant sections are quoted below for your information:

Law 2.1 - Substitutes and Runners
(a) If the umpires are satisfied that a nominated player has been injured or become ill since the nomination of the players, they shall allow that player to have,
(i) a substitute acting for him in the field.
(ii) a runner when batting.
Any injury or illness that occurs at any time after the nomination of the players until the conclusion of the match shall be allowable, irrespective of whether play is in progress or not.

Law 2.7 - Runner
The player acting as a runner for a batsman shall be a member of the batting side and shall, if possible, have already batted in that innings. The runner shall wear external protective equipment equivalent to that worn by the batsman for whom he runs and shall carry a bat.
Some confusion has arisen because ICC Playing Regulations for Test Mach Cricket now forbid the use of runners and players and umpires may have heard this being talked about on TV or radio.
In OCA games we play to the MCC Laws of Cricket as above so runners are still allowed

Invitation to Witney Swifts C.C. President's Day

Witney Swifts are holding their Presidents Day on the Leys in Witney on Sunday 30th August starting at 1pm. We are fundraising all day in memory of Percy Fisher and raising money for Witney Hospital League of Gentleman. We have a fully licensed bar, bbq and other fundraising activities.

It would be great to see as many faces as possible down at the Leys, to raise lots of money for this great cause.

Please contact on Graeme Woodward on admin@witneyswifts.co.uk for more activities.

ECB ACO Level 1 Umpires Course - November & December 2015

Full details of this course can be seen under 'Administration' for all those interested in taking part.

Westbury C.C. - Work begins on the new pavilion

Update on the Pavilion at Westbury. It has now been demolished so we now have a unit above a workshop in the corner of the ground. It is a fair size with a large room in it to have teas and also some separate rooms for changing. The only problem is no showers and we have to park on the grass at the bottom end of the ground. I am sending an e-mail to visiting clubs to let them know during the week before our home games. The site screens are just the job.
Phil Mccomb for Westbury C.C.

Message from the Umpire Secretary - David Quinn

A number of changes are made weekly to the Umpire Rotas. All the s are recorded on the website. Therefore, if there is a need to contact umpires, today or any other day, it would be prudent to consult the website to check you are trying to get in touch with the right person.
Should there not be a named umpire but a club then consult the telephone listing in the handbook for the number of that club's Umpire Coordinator.
Please pass this message on to all who need to know.
David Quinn
Umpires Secretary.

Discipline Issues

The OCA Committee has become aware through official and unofficial channels of a certain level of ill-discipline in some of the games played so far this season. It is very much in a minority but nevertheless is not something we wish to see perpetuated. The Disciplinary Committee will no doubt come down very hard on offenders and this may well include the captain of the offending team.
All penalties imposed will be displayed on the website.
To that end, we have prepared the attached document that we would like you to circulate to every member of your club. The document will also be sent to your club's Umpire Coordinator who would be expected to circulate it to the umpires.
This document can be viewed and downloaded 'See under Administration'

Match Report Comments.....

Clubs are reminded that the section for comments on the Match reports is for the benefit of the Media Secretary for when he compiles his report. It is for highlighting particular performances of players and NOT for denigrating the umpires or having a go at the opposition. If you have issues, then use the correct contact channels to discuss your concerns or complaints.

Errors or exclusions from the OCA 2015 Handbook

Change of mobile number: Peter Styles (umpire): 07810 427 391.....

Incorrect home number for: Mike Dix (umpire): Should be: 01993.703145

Change of Secretary for Steventon C.C. - Mike Day - 01235.429882 & 07929 043 733 - e-mail: mikeday1999@aol.com.

Change of mobile number for Steve Tomlin - Swinbrook Umpire....New number is 07837 212 599

Oxenford C.C. - Change of captain: Aaron Hirtenstein - e-mail: zizanio64@gmail.com
Oxenford contact address: 87 Langbourne Place - Isle of Dogs - London -
E14 3WN

Division 5 fixtures for June 6th should read:

Charlbury II v Hook Norton Charlbury No 1 Ground

Garsington II v West Witney Garsington

Kennington v Risinghurst Kennington

Steventon v Sunningwell Steventon

West Ilsley v Minster Lovell II West Ilsley

Steve Wheeler - Freelance Photographer

This message is meant for clubs who have received an e-mail from Steve Wheeler, the freelance photographer who very kindly comes to the annual dinner and takes photos of the various winning/runners-up clubs.....

Sadly, very few have responded to his offer to supply a club photo, not even a 'no-thank you' to acknowledge his e-mail, which I find a little unfair?

If YOUR CLUB has received an e-mail and offer of a photograph, please be kind enough to contact Steve, and better still, how about placing an order - a photo of your winning side would look good in the clubhouse!

Looking into 2015, Steve is happy to come to any club and take a 'team photograph' and it would be at a very reasonable cost, so please take up this offer and support someone who has worked within the OCA for many years.

Steve's details are: steve.wheeler50@btinternet.com (01865) 731451 or mobile: 07884 187 387

ECB Club Support - Creating a sustainable future for your club

This is a very recent initiative from the ECB to offer help to clubs, so if you have a particular need, please go to ecb.co.uk/clubsupport and see if they can be of help or e-mail them: clubsupport@ecb.co.uk

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.


Charity Cricket match for Help for Heroes - 17th Sept' 2015

Minutes of the OCA Executive Meeting - July 2015

Details of ECB ACO Level 1 Umpires Course - Nov/Dec 2015

Minutes of the OCA Executive meeting - June 2915

Disciplinary Rulings 2015

The Spirit of Cricket in the Oxfordshire Cricket Association

Changes to OCA Constitution and Match Rules - June 2015

Tony Pullinger 20-20 Competition rules for 2015

OCA Rain Regulations 2015 Presentation

Letter of thanks from Prostate Cancer UK

OCA Annual General Meeting Minutes - 27.11.2014

OCA Chairman's report to the AGM - November 2014

OCA President's report to the AGM - November 2014

Financial statement of OCA Accounts for 2014 (Presented at the AGM)

Treasurer's report to the 2014 OCA Annual General Meeting

OCA Disciplinary Panel Rulings 2014

OCA Grant Form