Withdrawl of Hanney II
Please be advised that Hanney II have withdrawn from Division Nine with immediate effect.
The League Table will be amended shortly.
Application to renew registration to the OCA for 2017
Forms 1 and 2 have now been sent to all the club contacts/secretaries and Form No 1 should be returned to The General Secretary by the 1st August with Form No 2 being sent with your cheque to the OCA Treasurer, Mr Steve Oliver, again by the 1st August.
Copies of both forms can be downloaded and can be seen under 'Administration'
Trophies and M-o-Match Awards - Urgent return required!!
The following clubs are holding trophies from the finals of 2015 and these should be returned to Steve Oliver together with the Man of the Match trophies:
Eynsham, Wootton & Boars Hill, Sunningwell and Wolvercote C.C's
Please contact Steve Oliver to arrange delivery of these and in the event of Steve not being available, contact either Colin Olliffe, Brian Standish or Peter Baring.
Please treat this as an urgent matter. If you have already returned the trophies, ignore this message and thanks for doing this.
Nick Treweeke Fund?
We are about to close this fund, which has been running for a while now and our thanks go to the fourteen clubs who have made a donation.
We will keep the fund open until Friday 22nd July, SO IF YOUR CLUB STILL WISHES TO DONATE, please send this to to the OCA Treasurer, Steve Oliver by that date - If you wish to make a direct payment to the OCA account, the details are: Account: 00081408 and Sort code: 30-90-42 . Make sure you mark the payment NT Fund.
Corrections / Mistakes
All mistakes made when submitting results, which require changes to be made to the score sheet, should be sent either through firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address or direct to the Results Secretary, at email@example.com
Procedure for Appeals.
Should a player or club have any reason to appeal against any penalty, this should be sent to the OCA Chairman, Mr. Brian Standish, together with the relevant cheque.
OCA General Secretary
Clarification on OCA Rules regarding High Full Tosses - Beamers
OCA Match rule 30 states: The MCC Laws governing the game of cricket will operate unless amended by regulation below.
There is no amendment to MCC Law in the OCA match regulations to Law 42.6(b) applies in full
Any delivery, other than a slow paced one, over waist high is a No Ball and Caution
Any slow paced delivery over shoulder high is a No Ball and Caution
This applies whether or not the batsman hits the ball, is hit by it or it misses him by yards.
There may have been some confusion with TV matches and other regulations where everything above waist high is a no ball but cautions only issued if not a slow delivery but this is NOT the case in the OCA Match Rules
Ian Royle -
Errors and wrong email addresses in the 2016 handbook
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REQUIRED URGENTLY.....
Since the publication of the 2016 handbook, numerous ERRORS have shown up, mainly in email addresses and in particular, the email addresses of captains, so you are asked to carefully check all the information listed in the handbook for your club, and then advise the General Secretary of any errors, and I can assure you there are a good number!!
It is vitally important to have correct information, both on the website and in the handbook, so if you find any errors, not only should you advise me by return, but also correct these on the website - IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLUB TO DO THIS.
The OCA Executive feel that there should be a deadline set for any errors to be reported, and this is set for the 28th May 2016, and any errors found after this date ill incur a 'administrative fine' , which we really do not want to do.......
PLEASE CHECK YOUR HANDBOOK/WEBSITE DETAILS IMMEDIATELY AND ADVISE ME ACCORDINGLY.....
O.C.A. President appointed!!
The OCA Executive are delighted to announce that David Burns has accepted the position of President of the Association, and will take on the role as from June 2016.
With David's knowledge of the game and a former member of the Executive committee, we know that he will be a great asset to the association and wish him well in this role.
Can all club secretaries and contacts ensure that your members are made aware of this appointment.
Colin Olliffe - O.C.A.General Secretary
Great Horwood C.C. - Hon. Secretary for 2016
Simon Gale is the main contact/secretary for Great Horwood C.C.
His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org....Home: 01908 760199 and mobile: 07977 014 496
Errors and wrong email addresses in the 2016 handbook
Under umpires listing: Kevin Giles details have NOT been included, so please Add Kevin Giles: Mobile No: 07774 206 854 and club contacts should advise the club captains of this.
Also, it is very disappointing that despite every effort to ensure we have correct email addresses/mobile numbers, there are a good number of incorrect listings, so can you please CHECK YOUR OWN club details/captains numbers and email address and adjust the website accordingly.
Unless this is done, there will be problems for clubs who cannot contact the' right person at a crucial time', so please attend to this as a priority.
ECB Guidance on helmets..
Please see details of this under 'Administration' and ensure that your club members are aware of the importance of wearing a helmet?
Wormsley Cricket Programme for 2016
For those interested in attending matches at The Wormsley Estate, please see the following information:
This year’s membership package includes entry and parking for the following fixtures:
Contact No: 01283 260 068 or www.wormsleycricket.co.uk
Public Cricket Matches in 2016
England under 19’s versus Sri Lanka under 19’s Wednesday 10th August
British Blind Sport Primary Club Cup Final Saturday 20th August
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy Final Wednesday 24th August
MCCA Unicorns Championship Final 28th – 31st August
Wormsley Club Sir Paul Getty XI Fixtures in 2016
SPG XI versus Arabs Cricket Club Sunday 11th September
SPG XI versus Eton Ramblers Cricket Club Sunday 18th September
Wormsley Club 6-a-sides in 2016
Thursday 15th September
In total members will be able to enjoy 18 days of cricket at Wormsley during the summer.
The costs for the 2016 membership is as follows:
Concession (over 65) £60
Family (2 adults and 2 juniors) £200
Are you a Marketing Man - if so, the OCA needs you?
The OCA Executive wish to involve the services of a Marketing Manager, as we seem to be missing out on opportunities to raise funds for the association. There is currently no-one on the Executive Committee with marketing experience, so if YOU feel this is for 'you', please contact the Chairman or the General Secretary for further information.
Is your CRB still current for the 2016 season?
If you hold a CRB certificate and will be involved in OCA cricket during 2016, can you please check that your certificate is still in date (not sure if they advise you to re-new?) as they normally run for three (3) years.
Should you need to re-new your CRB, please contact Ian Royle who will be pleased to check your form and sign it off.
Ian's contact No: 01235.847528 or email@example.com
Covers and Sight Screens notification to all member clubs
This is a notice to advise all clubs that they are expected to provide pitch covers (flat sheets or roll-on) as from the beginning of the 2016 season, and checks by the Facilities Secretary will be made to ensure that these are available.
With regards to Sight Screens, this is a forward notice to advise ALL CLUBS that as from 2017, sight screens MUST be provided, so if your club is still without these, plans should be put in place during this coming season.