Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2019
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celebrating over 100 years of league cricket

With over 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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All trophies need to be returned to Steve Oliver by the 1ST OCTOBER.

George Panting Young Player of the Year ( for under 21's)

A reminder to get your nominations in for this award. Let Ian Royle know who you want to nominate. Deadline is the 13th October.

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 ocagensec@gmail.com 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. (theharrishousehold@live.co.uk)

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.
Many thanks
Steve Harris

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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Match Reports


Additional ECB ACO Umpires courses January 2020

August Executive Meeting Minutes

OCA v Cherwell Score Sheet

July Executive Meeting Minutes

Umpires Course 2019

June Executive Meeting Minutes

May Executive Meeting Minutes

April Executive Meeting Minutes

Outcomes from Captains Meeting

2019 Playing Conditions

2019 Match Rules

2019 penalty runs card

Law 42 guidelines

Minutes of March Ex Meeting

Minutes of February Ex. Meeting

Club Scorer course 2019

Minutes of January Ex Meeting

OCA v Cherwell Scorecard 2018

Minutes of the OCA Annual General Meeting - 29th November 2018

Chairman's report to the OCA Annual General Meeting 29th November 2018

Constitution Amendments 2018 for the Annual General Meeting

OCA Accounts for year ending 30th September 2018

Minutes of the meeting of the OCA Executive - 8th October 2018