Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2020
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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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Useful links from OCB around Covid 19

In the Admin section below you can see a list of useful links to information and web sites relating the the Covid 19 situation

FAQs Covid 19

In the Admin section below you can see an FAQ document circulated to club secretaries.
If you have any further queries please contact the General Secretary


In light of the latest advice (see below) given by the ECB, the OCA Executive has taken the decision to suspend the start of the 2020 season indefinitely. We also echo the ECB guidance that clubs suspend all '....training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.'

We will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and pay close attention to s/bulletins issued by central government and cricket's own governing bodies. When there is something meaningful to announce, we will do so.

In the meantime, please continue to follow the advice in respect of public health guidelines https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Could you please pass this message on to all your club members and associated parties.

We understand there will be questions that clubs will want answers to and as many of these are likely to be similar could you please send any queries to the General Secretary over the next few days and we will endeavour to provide as many answers as we can in an FAQ document to all rather than respond to each question individually.

David Quinn Ian Royle
OCA Chairman OCA General Secretary

ECB Update for Clubs and Leagues: COVID-19


Umpires Update Evening 19th march - Tetsworth CC

In light of government advice on the Covid19 outbreak this event is now cancelled.
Hopefully to be rearranged sometime in the future
Ian Royle

OCA Pre-season meetings

The Captains' and Umpires' meetings scheduled for 9th and 16th April respectively have been cancelled as their timing is likely to coincide with the peak incidence of the Covid19 outbreak.
Information has been sent to club secretaries and umpires.
More will follow on voting on proposals due to be taken at the Captains' meeting in due course

Benefits of Affiliation to Oxfordshire Cricket

Please see below in the admin section for information from Oxfordshire Cricket

Second Umpires Update Evening

Another date for any aspiring or current umpires to kick start your season.
Thursday 23rd April at Bampton CC, Buckland Road, Bampton, OX18 2AA
from 1930
All welcome but please send me a line if you want to attend.
Ian Royle

Umpire's Update Evening

What does a good Umpire look like?
A chance to tweak your umpiring skills in preparation for the coming season
Tetsworth CC, Thursday 19th March from 7:30 pm
An evening of video clips and chat designed to get you thinking about how you approach your umpiring in the OCA.
If you would like to attend please me a line - ocagensec@googlemail.com

Ian Royle

Representative Game

OCA v Cherwell League
Witney Mills CC
Sunday 23rd August 1pm start

ECB ACO Club Scorer Courses

See flyer in the Administration section for more details and how to book on.

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.

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

No Weekly Reports



Grounds Update April 2020

Grounds Update April 2020


Links in .pdf format

Useful links for clubs - Covid 19

FAQs around Covid 19

OCB Affiliation Benefits

Executive Meeting Minutes February 2020

ECB ACO Club Scorer Courses

Exec Meeting Minutes January 2020

December Executive Meeting Minutes

Treasurer's Report to the AGM 2019

OCA Accounts to year ending 30th September 2019

November Executive Meeting Minutes

Proposed Playing Condition Changes 2020

Proposed Match Rule Changes 2020

Proposed Constitutional Changes 2020

2019 AGM Agenda

October Executive Meeting Minutes

September Executive Meeting Minutes

Evening ECB ACO Umpires courses 2020

August Executive Meeting Minutes

OCA v Cherwell Score Sheet

July Executive Meeting Minutes

June Executive Meeting Minutes

May Executive Meeting Minutes

April Executive Meeting Minutes

2019 penalty runs card

Minutes of March Ex Meeting

Minutes of February Ex. Meeting