Covers and Sight Screens notification to all member clubs
This is a notice to advise ALL clubs that they are expected to provide pitch covers (flat sheets or roll-on) and sight screens as from the beginning of the 2017 season, and checks by the Facilities Secretary will be made to ensure that these are available.
New Rule for 2017 - Fielding Restrictions - Inner Boundary Markers to be used:
This new rule was passed at the 2016 AGM, requiring the use of "Inner Boundary Markers" to be used in ALL league and cup games.
These can be ordered through Gordon Clack of Hawthorn Sports Agencies - details as follows:
£1.50 each or £35.00 per pack of 25 or £52.00 for required number of 40 as per OCA spec.
Don't be "Caught Out" - Order yours NOW from: Hawthorn Sports, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 01993 - 703793 or: 0776 382 2983
Umpiring Registration Forms for 2017
All clubs have now been sent the forms for the registration of club umpires for 2017, and these should be completed and sent back to David Quinn, NO LATER THAN THE 8TH January 2017.
A copy of this form can be downloaded from the OCA website - See under "Administration"
O.C.A. Annual General Meeting
It was good that 47 OCA clubs attended the meeting, but disappointed that Faringdon, Hanney, Hanborough and Yarnton & Cowley C.C. did not send a representative to the meeting (they will need to liaise with the General Secretary to collect their envelopes?) and will be fined accordingly.
We welcome Barrie Pudwell and Owen Lewis to the OCA Executive and are pleased that Andy Worman is able to continue as Webmaster. Paul Duester takes over as Vice Chairman and Sam Willett as Player Pool Secretary.
The proposed Constitution and Match Rule changes were all passed.
New Umpire Courses for 2016/17 have been arranged and places remain available. Details can be found in the Administration Section.
Inter League Game result - OCA v Cherwell - Sunday 21st August 2016
Congratulations to Sam Willett for putting together a winning team, who batted first, scoring just over 180 runs and then bowling out the Cherwell team for 68 runs.
A full report can be seen under 'Administration' on the OCA website.
Well done to the OCA...3 wins in four years of the competition!
The match can be viewed on www.horspathcricket.com view on youtube
Procedure for Appeals.
Should a player or club have any reason to appeal against any penalty, this should be sent to the OCA Chairman, Mr. Brian Standish, together with the relevant cheque.
OCA General Secretary