ECB ACO Level 1 Umpires Course - November & December 2015
Full details of this course can be seen under 'Administration' for all those interested in taking part.
Applications to renew OCA Membership...By 1st August 2015
Forms have been sent out to all club contacts for renewal of Membership to the OCA for 2016.
You are reminded that these MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE 1st August 2015.
The application form - Send to the General secretary
The payment form (No2) and cheque to the OCA Treasurer - Steve Oliver
If desired, clubs can pay directly into the OCA bank - sort code: 30-90-42 Account No: 00081408...BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ADD YOUR CLUB AS A REFERENCE, otherwise this cannot be cross referenced. YOU WILL STILL NEED TO E-MAIL Form No 2 direct to the Treasurer.
Colin Olliffe - OCA General Secretary
Anyone looking to purchase a mower?
I have come into possession of a Ransome Marquis 20". It is surplus to requirements at SSJ, but wondered if another club wanted to buy it.
It is fully working, just maybe needs a sharpen.
If interested, please contact Jamie Clark direct on the following:
Direct: +44 (0) 7889 731 524
Office: +44 (0) 1275 853 196
Westbury C.C. - Work begins on the new pavilion
Update on the Pavilion at Westbury. It has now been demolished so we now have a unit above a workshop in the corner of the ground. It is a fair size with a large room in it to have teas and also some separate rooms for changing. The only problem is no showers and we have to park on the grass at the bottom end of the ground. I am sending an e-mail to visiting clubs to let them know during the week before our home games. The site screens are just the job.
Phil Mccomb for Westbury C.C.
Sunningwell II (Div 9) looking for friendly Saturday fixtures
Sunningwell II (Div 9) are looking for teams wanting to play a friendly game on a Saturday when we don't have an OCA game. This could be another lower league OCA team, or another team you have contact with and recommend. The dates we are looking for a game are: August 1st, August 29th, September 5th. On the 1st August we can host, for the other two dates we would have to ask the other team to host. Please contact Richard Smith (email@example.com) if you are interested.
Message from the Umpire Secretary - David Quinn
A number of changes are made weekly to the Umpire Rotas. All the s are recorded on the website. Therefore, if there is a need to contact umpires, today or any other day, it would be prudent to consult the website to check you are trying to get in touch with the right person.
Should there not be a named umpire but a club then consult the telephone listing in the handbook for the number of that club's Umpire Coordinator.
Please pass this message on to all who need to know.
Ineligible Players in Cup Competitions
All club contacts/secretaries have been sent a notice as follows relating to the above - which is written by the OCA President:
On 30 May 2015, twenty teams played ineligible players in the five cup competitions, despite Peter Whitlock's (Registration Secretary) clear presentation of the cup eligibility rules at the club captains pre-season meeting on the 23 April 2015.
Following these breaches a decision was made to fine all teams £10.00 but no teams were excluded from the next round. This resulted in Bye-Law 2 (playing an ineligible player in a cup competition) not being followed, which is too serious for decisions made in previous years and when the same happens in future years.
I have needed to make a prompt decision on the way forward and have decided to fine all the offending teams £25.00 and remove them from this years competitions as per Bye-law 2. In circumstances where both teams in the same match fielded an ineligible player(s) both teams are excluded, resulting in a bye to their opponents, and where a team had no ineligible player(s), but was beaten by a team with an ineligible player, they are reinstated.The website has been amended accordingly.
Nick Treweeke - OCA President
The OCA Committee has become aware through official and unofficial channels of a certain level of ill-discipline in some of the games played so far this season. It is very much in a minority but nevertheless is not something we wish to see perpetuated. The Disciplinary Committee will no doubt come down very hard on offenders and this may well include the captain of the offending team.
All penalties imposed will be displayed on the website.
To that end, we have prepared the attached document that we would like you to circulate to every member of your club. The document will also be sent to your club's Umpire Coordinator who would be expected to circulate it to the umpires.
This document can be viewed and downloaded 'See under Administration'
Garsington C.C. - 1st XI news!
It is with regret that Garsington first team have withdrawn from Division 2 due to a lack of players, and their second team players (Division 5) do not feel capable of playing in the higher division.
In order for the club to keep going, it has been agreed to allow the team in Division 5 to continue under 'Garsington', and the Registration Secretary will be monitoring those who play in this team. The majority of the named players from their first team, if still members of the club, will not be allowed to play in Division 5.
Changes to the OCA Constitution and Match Rules
A document has been sent to ALL CLUBS advising them of these changes, but if you wish to see a copy of this please look under Administration on the OCA website.
The document can be downloaded and printed off if you want a hard copy.
Match Reports on website
Can we please remind all member clubs that the reporting of results onto the website has to be by Noon the following day.....
Some clubs think that Noon (12.00 o'clock) is the target, but it is actually the deadline, so please try and get the results on WELL BEFORE this deadline to help the Media Secretary....Thankyou
Match Report Comments.....
Clubs are reminded that the section for comments on the Match reports is for the benefit of the Media Secretary for when he compiles his report. It is for highlighting particular performances of players and NOT for denigrating the umpires or having a go at the opposition. If you have issues, then use the correct contact channels to discuss your concerns or complaints.
Photographs for the Oxford Mail..... and team photos?
This season the Oxford Mail have promised two pages of coverage for 'cricket' reports, which means that there is more room for photographs, so here is your opportunity to get your club 'into the news'.....
Although Steve Wheeler will still be covering the OCA games, we have been asked that teams take their own photos and send them to Kieren Bushnell (OCA Media Officer), who will then forward them to the Oxford Mail.
Please take advantage of this, as it is all good coverage for the Oxfordshire Cricket Association.
Kieren's e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking of photographs, if you would like a 'professional team photograph' for your club, Steve Wheeler is happy to come along by arrangement and provide this service, so please make contact direct with him on 01865.731451 or mobile 07884 187 387 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Error on Division 4 Fixture List.....
Please be advised of this error on the Fixture list....
In Division 4, the Uffington v Deddington fixture scheduled for September 12th should be voided - they are playing at Uffington on August 8th and at Deddington on June 6th.
My apologies......The Fixture Secretary
Errors or exclusions from the OCA 2015 Handbook
Change of mobile number: Peter Styles (umpire): 07810 427 391.....
Incorrect home number for: Mike Dix (umpire): Should be: 01993.703145
Change of Secretary for Steventon C.C. - Mike Day - 01235.429882 & 07929 043 733 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change of mobile number for Steve Tomlin - Swinbrook Umpire....New number is 07837 212 599
Oxenford C.C. - Change of captain: Aaron Hirtenstein - e-mail: email@example.com
Oxenford contact address: 87 Langbourne Place - Isle of Dogs - London -
Division 5 fixtures for June 6th should read:
Charlbury II v Hook Norton Charlbury No 1 Ground
Garsington II v West Witney Garsington
Kennington v Risinghurst Kennington
Steventon v Sunningwell Steventon
West Ilsley v Minster Lovell II West Ilsley
Steve Wheeler - Freelance Photographer
This message is meant for clubs who have received an e-mail from Steve Wheeler, the freelance photographer who very kindly comes to the annual dinner and takes photos of the various winning/runners-up clubs.....
Sadly, very few have responded to his offer to supply a club photo, not even a 'no-thank you' to acknowledge his e-mail, which I find a little unfair?
If YOUR CLUB has received an e-mail and offer of a photograph, please be kind enough to contact Steve, and better still, how about placing an order - a photo of your winning side would look good in the clubhouse!
Looking into 2015, Steve is happy to come to any club and take a 'team photograph' and it would be at a very reasonable cost, so please take up this offer and support someone who has worked within the OCA for many years.
Steve's details are: firstname.lastname@example.org (01865) 731451 or mobile: 07884 187 387
ECB Club Support - Creating a sustainable future for your club
This is a very recent initiative from the ECB to offer help to clubs, so if you have a particular need, please go to ecb.co.uk/clubsupport and see if they can be of help or e-mail them: email@example.com
Two new members of the OCA Executive for 2015
We are pleased to announce that MARCUS CHARMAN(Wootton & Boars Hill) and IAN ROYLE(Steventon) will be joining the Executive committee as from the 9th February 2015. We are sure that they will be a great asset to the OCA in helping the association move forward in 2015.
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.