2018 OCA Presentation Dinner and Speaker:
We are pleased to advise that the above dinner will be held on Friday 9th November 2018 at the Kassam Conference Centre, Oxford. The guest speaker will be Charles Dagnall - Test Match Special Radio Commentator.
We will be sending round the full detsails of the evening veryy soon and we hope that all the OCA clubs will want to attend.
Conceding a match instruction from the Fixture Secretary - David Quinn
If a club intends to concede a match, please follow the instructions from the Fixture Secretary, David Quinn who writes:
"For the remainder of the season, should a team concede a fixture, could the home team captain please inform David Quinn (Umpire's and Fixture Secretary) of the concession by phone (01865 514008) before communicating the concession to anyone else."
REQUEST/PLEA FOR THE REPORTING OF RESULTS.....
Most clubs DO post their results in good time, but there are some who leave this to VERY LATE ON THE SUNDAY MORNING, with the Media Secretary siting at home, just waiting to complete his report, and this is just not fair on someone who is a volunteer and doing a good job on behalf of the association.
Please, please do try and get your results in as soon as possible after the game, and DO NOT leave it to between 10.00 and 11.59am on the Sunday.
Many thanks for your co-operation...
Important notice for clubs visiting Risinghurst C.C. - Updated Traffic Announcement
WORK COMPLETED....EVERYTHING BACK TO NORMAL.....
Return of trophies to Steve Oliver!!
If your club is currently in possession of an OCA trophy and an OCA Man of the Match award,these need to be returned to me by the 1st July 2018 so they may be prepared for representation at this years finals.
Could you please let me know when you are available to deliver the trophies to me.
Many thanks for your help.
Please be advised that Fringford CC have withdrawn from the OCA with immediate effect. The necessary amendments to fixtures/league tables etc will be made in due course.
General Data Protection Regulation
Amendment to Rule 6g.....
The Registration Secretary, Peter Whitlock has pointed out that an error has been made with the Rule 6g, and requests that you are made aware of the correct wording, which is printed below and has already been amended on the OCA website. This notice will also be added to the message board on the website to ensure that as many as possible read it.
The rule 6 g) should say:
6g) No player may play in any round of a cup competition without the permission of the Registration Secretary, unless they are eligible as below.
i. All registered players shall be eligible to play in any round of a cup competition up to and including quarter finals, subject to the player’s registration having been approved, and remaining approved at the date of the match.
ii. For a semi-final a player must have played in a minimum of 2 league or cup matches, at that level or below.
iii. For a final a player must have played in a minimum of 3 league or cup matches at that level or below.
To be eligible for cup competitions below the 1st XI, rules 6d , 6e and 6f are applicable in addition to this rule."
Forward Notice - 2018 Presentation Evening for OCA Clubs
To ensure we get a good turnout to this event, we are pleased to advise that it will take place on Friday 9th November at the Kassam Events Centre (Home of Oxford United) - by advising the date early we hope that clubs will arrange their own club dinners on a different date?
Team and Action photographs of OCA games in 2018
Our media officer, Kieren Bushnell, would like to invite clubs to send photographs in to him during the forthcoming season. Team pictures should be fully captioned, naming all players in the image. The format of the photograph should be a jpeg image, and the picture should have two rows of players (ideally 6 at the back and 5 at the front). These pictures need to be clear, clean and concise, and the captions MUST name players fully.
Kieren will also welcome action photographs throughout the season. These pictures will need to be high resolution and again, must include a full caption, naming the players in the photograph where possible.
Images must be of a large enough size to enable editing and re-sizing according to the needs of the paper.
He will do his best to publish some of the best action and team photos during the season.
Please send these images directly to Kieren on firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to space, Kieren will not be able to guarantee publication of the images in the local press, but will do his best to do so.
New Laws for 2018
ECB ACO have produced a short video on the new Laws which is available below under Administration - takes a minute or two to download but worth watching.
We would still strongly suggest all umpires and captains attend one of the local seminars on the new Laws to hear a fuller explanation and to allow you to ask questions an discuss these with your colleagues
New Laws of Cricket - MCC Online Laws course available to all.
MCC has just released its new online Laws of Cricket resource to complement the newly issued 2017 Code of the Laws of Cricket.
The site takes you through each Law, with explanations and examples.
This is available to anyone with an interest in cricket and is really essential viewing for umpires, captains, players and coaches alike.
To take advantage of the free resource sign up here: