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


Mr. Percy Fisher - President of Witney Swifts C.C.

It is with sadness that we advise of the death of Percy Fisher, who passed away last week after a period in hospital.
The funeral will take place TO-MORROW (Thursday 7th May) at Ducklington village church - Time 11.00 am.

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.

Reporting Results onto the website - by 1200 noon the following day!!

It is very disappointing that three clubs (Chadlington, Cowley & Hanney) failed to report their results by 1200 noon on Sunday, thus holding up the report to the Oxford Mail by the Media Secretary.
Should this happen again (by any club) the Media Secretray WILL NOT contact the club but will simply NOT mention the offending club (or that particular match) in his report, leaving the Results Secretary to take any action. It is very unfair to expect the Media Secretary to wait for results, when these can easily be submitted well in advance of the 1200 Noon deadline.

Photographs for the Oxford Mail..... and team photos?

This season the Oxford Mail have promised two pages of coverage for 'cricket' reports, which means that there is more room for photographs, so here is your opportunity to get your club 'into the news'.....
Although Steve Wheeler will still be covering the OCA games, we have been asked that teams take their own photos and send them to Kieren Bushnell (OCA Media Officer), who will then forward them to the Oxford Mail.
Please take advantage of this, as it is all good coverage for the Oxfordshire Cricket Association.
Kieren's e-mail address is: kierenbushnell@btinternet.com

Talking of photographs, if you would like a 'professional team photograph' for your club, Steve Wheeler is happy to come along by arrangement and provide this service, so please make contact direct with him on 01865.731451 or mobile 07884 187 387 or e-mail: steve.wheeler50@byinternet.com.

Error on Division 4 Fixture List.....

Please be advised of this error on the Fixture list....
In Division 4, the Uffington v Deddington fixture scheduled for September 12th should be voided - they are playing at Uffington on August 8th and at Deddington on June 6th.
My apologies......The Fixture Secretary

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

Does your club require net facilities......if so...read on

What would you say to a New Indoor Cricket Centre in Oxfordshire?

Cricket Evolution are working with cricket clubs, cricket and local authorities in planning the development of a state of the art indoor cricket training centre in Oxfordshire. To help support the business case, Cricket Evolution would be pleased if you can complete their Indoor Training Survey. It will take 3 minutes and you could win an Onhand Sport Cricket Bat. For more information visit www.cricketevolution.co.uk
Go to this link https://www.surveymonkey.net/s/cricketevolution ?

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

Two new members of the OCA Executive for 2015

We are pleased to announce that MARCUS CHARMAN(Wootton & Boars Hill) and IAN ROYLE(Steventon) will be joining the Executive committee as from the 9th February 2015. We are sure that they will be a great asset to the OCA in helping the association move forward in 2015.

Donation to Prostate Cancer UK

Those clubs who attended the Annual Presentation Dinner will recall that we held a raffle and auction of a cricket bat in aid of the above charity, raising a total of 500.00 which was posted to Protate Cancer UK shortly afterwards.
We have now received a letter of thanks and this can be viewed under 'Administration' on the home page of the OCA website.

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.