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
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
All welcome but please send me a line if you want to attend.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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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