Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2017
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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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New Laws of Cricket 2017

With the 2017 season put to bed the MCC have published the new Code of Laws which will come into play in the 2018 season in England.
In the Administration Section below you will find links to the complete new Laws and a summary paper on the changes.
These will be discussed at various venues throughout the area over the closed season so keep an eye out for dates

Information on Closing Down your grounds at the end of the season.

Clubs have been asking for advice on End of Season Renovation so the information below will prove very useful to all Grounds persons.

Simon Morse
OCA Cricket Committee

Cricket Renovations - The Basics a few ideas

The message is clear skimp at your own peril, because neglect in the autumn renovation programme will mean inferior pitches the following season. Andy Mackay, Head Groundsman at Sussex CCC provides an in-depth guide to end of season renovations:

Go to this link:

Winners and Runners Up for the 2017 season

Now that all the matches have been completed, here is the list of the Divisional winners and Runners Up...well done to all the teams....

Division One: Charlbury and Faringdon
Division Two: Wootton & BH and Witney Swifts
Division Three: Stanton Harcourt and Middleton Cheney
Division Four: Brill and Bampton
Division Five: Hook Norton and Combe
Division Six: Shrivenham and Charlbury II
Division Seven: Yarnton & Cowley and Middleton Cheney II
Division Eight N: Risinghurst II and Wolvercote III
Division Eight S: Dorchester II and Chalgrove

'Revised' date for the Oxfordshire Cricket Association AGM...

Please note that the date in the 2017 handbook for the above AGM is NOT correct....The revised date is on Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm.

OCA v Cherwell League Representative Match (League Challenge Cup 2017) Result...

This has been added to the Administration section on the home page of the OCA website, and can be downloaded if anyone is interested - We should be - four wins in four years - fantastic achievement!!
Well done to all who have participated in these games.

For all umpires and captains - some clarification of playing regulations

Please see document in the Administration section below for information

Changes to MCC Laws of Cricket

Some of you will no doubt have seen press releases from MCC regarding changes to the Laws of Cricket and quite a lot of publicity given to a “Red and Yellow Card” system for umpires.

Please note that these are due for publication in full and implementation in October 2017 and so will NOT come into play this coming season.
There have been no changes to the Laws by MCC for the 2017 season from what was in place for the 2016 season.

For a taster of what is to come see: https://www.lords.org/news/2017/march/mcc-announces-new-code-of-laws/

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