OCA AGM 7:30 pm, November 28th 2019, Oxford City Football Club
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Oxfordshire Cricket Association which will be held on Thursday 28th November 2019 at Oxford City Football Club, Marsh Lane, Oxford OX3 0NQ from 7:30 pm
Agenda, previous minutes and papers pertaining to proposed changes to the Constitution, Match Rules and Playing Conditions can be found under "Administration" below.
Proposed changes are in red where these are just for clarification, red, bold and underlined where changes are substantive.
No further proposals or nominations have been received from clubs but all are reminded that proposals for changes to Match Rules and Playing Conditions can also be proposed to the Captains' Pre-season meeting.
Dick Busby - Hanborough Cricket Club
The OCA are sorry to announce Dick Busby of Hanborough Cricket Club has passed away after a short illness.
Dick’s funeral is on 19th November at 1.00pm at Hanborough Methodist Chapel.
Dick started his cricket career with Osberton Radiators but was a lifelong supporter of Hanborough sport, especially cricket and football.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Matt Dickinson - Steventon CC
We are sad to announce the passing of Matt on Monday 23rd September.
He died peacefully with his family around him after a long battle with CJD.
A larger than life character he will be long remembered for his exploits both on and off the field.
ECB ACO Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires courses
For those of you who cannot make weekends Oxfordshire ACO are putting on evening umpires courses at Banbury Twenty CC in the New Year - see information below in Administration
Additional ECB ACO Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires courses
Due to exceptional demand Oxfordshire ACO are putting on additional umpires courses in the New Year - 25th January, 1st and 8th February.
See flyer in the Administration section for more details and how to book on
East & West Hendred Win Division 2
Witney Swifts Win Division 1
Steventon II Win Division 6
Middleton Cheney II Win Division 7 North
Osberton Radiators Cup Final
Following investigations after this final it has been found that Chipping Norton Second XI played an ineligible player in the match and therefore the game and trophy are awarded to Middleton Cheney CC Second XI
This decision has been taken by the Registration and Disciplinary Panels of the OCA and accepted by Chipping Norton CC
Oxenford Win Airey Cup
Radley Win Telegraph Cup
By 7 wkts.
Steventon Win Division 4
Chinnor Win Division 7 South
Hook Norton Win Division 3
Tetsworth II Win Division 5
Freeland Win Steve Dixon Cup
Freeland beat Letcombe by 6 runs Mom was Rich Howe of Freeland scoring 63 runs.
No Ball Bouncers
For clarity following some disagreement at the weekend:
OCA Cricket is played to the Laws of Cricket regarding bouncers over head high - these are to be called No ball (and result in a free hit.)
On the TV you may see such deliveries called as Wides - this is ICC and some County regulations and this does not apply in the OCA
15th November Presentation Evening
Advance notice of this seasons Presentation Evening. It will be a non formal event at Oxford City FC with an ex pro cricket speaker, ticket prices will be cheaper than previous years with a new look format. So keep the date free and come along to celebrate the season.
More details to follow.
ECB ACO Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires courses
These two courses to run in October/November lead to nationally recognised umpire accreditation. For more details see flyer under Administration below or go to:
OCA Umpires Course
This introduction/refresher evening is aimed at those umpires taking part in a club rota in the OCA and also any other umpire or player who wants to brush up on Law and OCA Regulations.
See notice in Administration below for more details
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book
If any club wish to submit photographs from their games which may be published in the local newspapers, please send them directly to Kieren Bushnell, the media secretary via email. These can be either team pictures, action pictures, or a picture of a player who has made a notable contribution in the game. These pictures must include a full caption with names of players. I cannot guarantee they will be used, but the best photos will be considered for publication.
Bye-Law 8- Player Pool
Bye-Law 8 has now been up-dated for this season.
Outcome of voting at 2019 Captains' meeting
A short report on the votes taken at the captains' meeting on 11th April can be found in the Administration section below
Club Scorer Course 2019
Course for new and existing scorers provided by Oxfordshire ACO
See under Administration for details
MCC Changes to Law 41.7 - Beamers
MCC have just announced changes to the Law that saw bowlers suspended after two non-pitching deliveries. This will come into effect next season so all umpires and players need to read and understand the changes which can be viewed at:
Interested in becomind a scorer? Then this could be for YOU?
We are looking to hold a scorers level 1 course over two weekends during Feb March 2019.
Should you feel this would benefit your club in any way for (both present scorers or potential scorers) please reply to this e-mail address. (email@example.com)
Idealy we would also like to use local cricket clubs to host these events as we are trying to keep the costs down and this would help a great deal.
Please let me know if your club would be able to help and if you have anyone interested.
Information on obtaining new or re-newing DBS certificates
A number of OCA umpires need to apply for DBS certificates and some will be about to expire, so the following notes may be of assistance?
The important thing is that ALL UMPIRES must hold a current DBS....
1. Ian Royle can initiate the process for anyone who needs a DBS, either new or renewing, and would need name as on passport/driving licence, date of birth and email address.
2. Any club welfare officer should also be able to do this or the welfare team at OCB
3. Anybody who obtained their DBS through the ECB will get a reminder.
4. The 3 year time scale is decided by the ECB as the governing body but the DBS certificate itself only has an issue date not a "sell by" date. This is the same for any organisation to decide how long they want to leave it before a new certificate is required as technically the certificate is only valid on the day of issue when the checks have been completed as you could get a conviction the day after your certificate is issued!
5. OCB Welfare team can check if somebody has a certificate as they get a full list of those issued through ECB for the county.
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