O.C.A. Presentation Evening - Friday 13th November - A great success!!
Our sincere thanks to the 140 who attended the dinner last evening, which proved to be a very enjoyable and fun time, and in he words of our guest speaker Paul Nixon " Many thanks for a fantastic evening, they were a fun bunch and I enjoyed everyone's company" David Quinn our compere' brought great hilarity to the proceedings as he announced the clubs winning trophies etc, ably supported by the 'Minster Lovell boys'!!! who did their best to give Westbury C.C. a noisy exit of the OCA, but we wish them every success as they leave to join the Cherwell League. Great to have invited guests with us - Clive Ricks (Chairman of the Cherwell League) Chris Clements ( Chairman of the Oxfordshire Cricket Board) and also Luke Ryan (OCB Business Manager and Oxfordshire cricket captain) and trust these links will help us all benefit and improve cricket in Oxfordshire?
Our thanks go to Drayton Golf Club and to the Complete Catering Company for looking after us so well.
Colin Olliffe - O.C.A.General Secretary
AGM Summary of Significant Rule Change Proposals
Since there are numerous rule changes proposed for the AGM, many of which are minor, I have produced a summary of those that I believe are significant which I hope will be helpful for those trying to digest the official lengthy document! You can find this summary document under Administration below.
Peter Whitlock - Registration Secretary
O.C.A. Annual General Meeting - Thursday 26th November 2015
This is to advise all OCA member clubs that the above AGM will be held at Kidlington Cricket Club, commencing promptly at 7.30 pm.
All clubs MUST send a representative to this meeting and voting is strictly ONE PERSON per club.
This year all the rules have been reviewed and there are many proposals for changes. The club rep. should bring, a copy of the 2015 handbook and a copy of the 2015 AGM Rule Change Proposals as required for Agenda item 8.2 as published under Administration below. Copies of the full proposed 2016 Constitution, Match Rules, Bye-Laws and Disciplinary Regulations are also under Administration below.
Colin Oliffe - Hon. General Secretary
Looking for games in 2016!!
We are a touring team called Great Beardon who are looking to tour Oxford from Sunday the 24th of July to Tuesday the 26th of July 2016. We will be looking for three 50 over games on these days. If we are unable to get a 50 over game on the Monday, we would be looking for a twenty over after work game. Great Beardon are a group of friends who tour every year, with their roots in Aberystwyth University and Barry.If interested please contact Gareth at email@example.com
Level 1 Umpires Course 2016 - 6,13 and 20th February at Tiddington
The course to be held in November & December is now FULL, but a further course has been arranged to take place in February and full details of this can be seen under 'Administration' on this website. If you intend to take part please get in touch quickly as places will soon be snapped up.
Any questions should be directed to the organisers - details on flyer.
End of Season Ground Renovation
Please use the link below for information on End of Season advice for your pitches:
Clubs have been asking for advice on End of Season Renovation so I thought it would be useful to publish it here?
Cricket Renovations - The Basics: A few ideas to follow:
Andy Mackay 2013: 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
Inter-League Challenge Cup played on Sunday 6th September 2015
Under a beautiful blue sky and hot sun all afternoon, the above game took place at Faringdon C.C., which turned out to be a very competitive game with the OCA team, captained by Matt Launchbury winning by two wickets.
Our sincere thanks goes to Faringdon CC for hosting the game, the umpirers, scorers and all those involved in this game and once again the tea was fantastic....