Dorchester C.C. - Quiz Night - Saturday 29th November 2014
Plese see full details of this event on a poster under 'Administration' on the website.
O.C.A. Presentation Dinner 2014 - Friday 14th November 2014 (Details)
All clubs have received a circular e-mail with all the details, but I am adding this under 'Administration', for any who are perhaps not on their clubs mailing lists?
A reminder that the OCA Dinner is open to all OCA club members, wives and partners and of course OCA umpires.
Frank Eley - Tetsworth C.C.
It is with great sadness that we have to advise that Frank Eley, Chairman of Tetsworth C.C.and an OCA umpire, passed away yesterday (Monday) at 6.00 pm.
Frank was General Secretary of the OCA for many years, and he and his wife Pam always supported the various OCA events and meetings, and was present at the OCA Forum a week or so ago.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family at this very sad time.
Details of the funeral arrangements are as follows:
The funeral is at the Oxford Crematorium St.Johns Chapel on Tuesday October 28th at 2.15.
Family flowers, Donations if people want to ORH Charitable Funds (Prostrate Cancer).
The funeral director is Surman and Horwood.
Under 21's George Panting Player of the Year Nominations for 2014
Clubs are reminded that they have the opportunity to nominate their under 21's player of the year. Please remember that this is for 'all round ability'.
Please e-mail your nominations to the General Secretary by the 27th October 2014.
Clubs Open Forum - Very Poor Attendance!
The turnout at the above on Thursday 2nd October was unbeliveably poor, with a total of 21 attending. Of these, ten were from the OCA Executive, three were OCA umpires, so the other eleven represented just five clubs out of fifty one. But thanks to Hanney, Kennington, Oxenford, Radley and Tetsworth for attending. It was an interesting evening which could have been far better if attended by those who are so vocal on the website Forum, but obviously feel there is no need to bring their 'points of view' to an organised OCA event.
Perhaps the other way to look at this 'low attendance', is that the clubs are happy with the way in which the league is being run, so there is no need for an Open Club Forum?
Perhaps we will hear some commennts on the website Forum, when this has been read and the reasons for non-attendance offered?
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.
Ground Availability for 2015 season
All club contacts have been sent an e-mail reminding them that clubs need to advise David Quinn (Fixtures Secretary) of their ground availability for 2015 by Friday 10th October 2014.
Forms have been provided for downloading, but can also be downloaded from the website - see detauils under 'Administration'.
Return of OCA Trophies
Could I remind ALL clubs holding ANY OCA trophies that they need to be returned to the Treasurer by 1st October 2014. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Return to: Steve Oliver - 10 Roman Way - Wantage - Oxon - OX12 9YF
e-mail: email@example.com and mobile: 07818 415 470
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.
Witney Swifts umpire - Paul Woodward
For any wishing to contact Paul Woodward on umpiring issues, please note that his contact number is: 07909 768 357 - This was not put in the 2014 handbook.
Umpires List - Incorrect mobile number for Peter Styles!!
Please note tht the number listed in the 2014 handbook is incorrect.
Peter Styles mobile number is: 07810 427 391
Please change this in your handbooks.
Date for your diaries - 2014 Presentation Dinner
It may be a long way off, but so that you can plan ahead, the date of the 2014 Presentation dinner will be on Friday 14th November.
We will be returning to Drayton Golf Club as in previous years and hope to use their full capacity of 190.
Club Secretaries, please put this on your club notice board.
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.