Movember Foundation in support of Men's Health
Congratulations to those OCA members who are taking part in the Movember project, some of whom were present at the Presentation Dinner, we wish you all the best and hope that you will raise a good sum for this important charity.
We are pleased that the OCA will be forwarding a cheque for £500.00 in support of the Prostate Cancer Charity, which was raised at the dinner from the Raffle and Cricket Bat Auction, plus a small OCA donation.
Umpire Registration Forms for 2015
Would ALL CLUBS please note that the above forms MUST BE RECEIVED by David Quinn the Umpire Secretary by midnight on Sunday 16th November.
Failure to do this will result in clubs being fined as per the rules of the association.
Any queries - Please contact David Quinn direct.
Mower for Sale!!
Faringdon C.C. have a mower for sale, so anyone interested in this should contact them direct...
Details as follows:
We have a second hand, ride on mower for sale, as we have just acquired a new one.
The model is a Ransome Jacobson 72" cut with triple reels, powered by a 3 cylinder diesel Kubota engine.
All the hydraulics work perfectly, but the diesel motor only works on 2 cylinders, but it has done a good job for us for
the last 2.1/2 years. We are asking for about £300.00
Best wishes ..........
tel: 01993 842 184
Dorchester C.C. - Quiz Night - Saturday 29th November 2014
Plese see full details of this event on a poster under 'Administration' on the website.
Dee Jarvis - Plays in The Lara XI at Wormsley....
An afternoon to remember when Dee Jarvis (11 year old son of Tim Jarvis of Minster Lovell C.C.) was asked to field in a charity match between a Brian Lara XI and Warwickshire 1994 All Stars, then picked by former England bowler Matthew Hoggard to bowl the penulimate over, and what an over that was, when he got a hat-trick and was awarded Man of the match and presented with a signed shirt. Dee Jarvis represents Oxfordshire Under 11's as well as captaining Minster Lovell Under 11's.
We can look forward to great things happening with this talented youngster.
End of Season Pitch repairs - A few basic ideas:
The Grounds Committee suggest that clubs look at this website article and use this for your "end of season pitch close downs?" Click on the site listed at the foot of the message.
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
Autumn Groundsman's Course 2014
It is with regret that we have to advise there will be NO Autumn Groundsman's Course this year at Wormsley, but if anyone has any ideas about other courses that might be available, please adbvise the General Secretary.
Umpiring Course - February 7, 14 and 21 at Tiddington C.C. - 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Full details of this course can be seen by clicking on the heading under 'Administration'.
If you intend to register for this course, please do so as soon as possible.
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.