Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2018
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celebrating over 100 years of league cricket

With nearly 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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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:


Forward notice of the OCA Annual General Meeting - 29th November 2018

The Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 29th November and will be held at Oxford University Press Sports Pavilion, Jordan Hill, Banbury Rd , Oxford . Post Code: OX2 8EF
The meeting will commence promptly at 7.30pm -

Clubs are reminded that they must send a representative with authority to vote on their behalf on proposed amendments to the rules and that failure to attend the full meeting will result in a fine of £25.00 (as per constitution rule 26b)

Will all club representatives report their attendance by signing in as they arrive.

Please note:

Only ONE DELEGATE from each club may speak or participate in voting during the course of the meeting. Proposals cannot be amended during the AGM.
In the next few days, an agenda, minutes of the last meeting and financial documents will be added to the OCA website and these will need to be downloadedprior to the meeting - There will be no envelopes this year so please hold up the agenda when voting:

Eddie Allen - Player and OCA Umpire - Message from Chris Allen (Watlington CC)

My father Eddie passed away this week on the 6th November, I thought there would be those who would want to know, as he was a player then an umpire, a job that made him well known in the OCA.
Hi funeral is on Thursday 22nd November at 1.30pm at St Leonards church Watlington, followed by a cremation at Amersham crematorium to which all are welcome.
This will be followed by a wake at the pavilion at Watlington CC,and the family have said wearing a colour is optional.

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.


Firstly, we are pleased that the following clubs have signed up to attend the dinner on the 9th November...these are:
Chipping Norton - Hook Norton - Kilkenny (Carterton) - Watlington - Westcott - Witney Swifts and Wolvercote....

If some clubs are undecided there is still time to apply for tickets, BUT please do so in the next 7 days.....

Now for the BAD news followed by the GOOD news......For those who have read the profile on Charles Dagnall, our
invited guest speaker, will know that he is under contract with the BBC for Test Match Special and has suddenly been
detailed to work abroad at the time of the dinner, which of course is very BAD NEWS for the OCA.....However, the GOOD
NEWS is that a colleague of Charles - David Fulton who works for Sky Sports is able to take his place and from his
profile (See under Administration) sounds to be a very engaging speaker and has been well received on the after-dinner speaking circuit.

The Executive committee feel very confident that although we have had to make this change, it will still be a very enjoyable
evening for all and numbers have alreday exceeded 100 attendees, so hope that a few more will want to join us?

Changes to the Division 5 final table:

Please be advised that the Registration Secretary and the Penalties panel have deducted points from Tetsworth II team, following investigations that they played
an ineligible player in the following games: East & West Hendred on the 30th June and Swinbrook on the 14th July 2018.
The Division 5 table has been amended, now showing Tetsworth II in fourth place and not second as previously shown.

'Open letter of apology' from Tetsworth C.C.and Sanctions imposed on the club.

This letter and the sanctions laid down by the Disciplinary Panel can be read or downloaded from the OCA website - see under Administration.

Umpires Courses - For new and existing umpires

ECB ACO Umpires courses Stage 1 & Stage 2 now open for booking




League and Cup Winners for 2018

Division 1: Witney Swifts
Division 2: Chipping Norton
Division 3: Kilkenny
Division 4: Hook Norton
Division 5: Wolvercote II
Division 6: Witney Swifts II
Division 7N: Westcott II
Division 7S: Watlington II
Airey Cup: Witney Swifts
Telegraph Cup: Hook Norton
Steve Dixon: Witney Swifts II
Osberton Cup: Stanton Harcourt
Pullinger 20-20 Witney Swifts

Berkshire Stage 1 and 2 Umpires courses

For those who would prefer Sunday courses please see details under Administration

OCA v Cherwell League Inter League Rep game Scorecard

For anyone interested in looking at the above scorecard, this can be downloaded from the website under 'Administration'...

ECB ACO Stage 1 and Stage 2 Umpires Courses 2019

Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses will run through consecutively Saturdays 17th & 24th November 2018 and 1st December at Tiddington CC, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
See the flyer under Administration.

General Data Protection Regulation

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Match Reports for 2018