Oxfordshire Cricket Association 2016
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celebrating over 100 years of league cricket

The Oxfordshire Cricket Association now boasts 96 teams from 52 clubs competing in 10 divisions and 6 cup competitions.
The Association promotes competitive cricket in Oxfordshire and the outlying districts, maintaining the integrity of competition with regard to 2nd and 3rd team cricket, and promoting the highest standards in all facets of the game.

©Steve Wheeler 2013

Action from League and Cup 2013

©Steve Wheeler 2013


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
In summary:
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 -

2016 Cups Player Eligibility Summary

The 1st Round of the various cup competitions are this Saturday 28 May. I have published under Administration below a document summarising the 2016 rules regarding player eligibility for the cup competitions, as promised at the pre-season Captain's meeting. I will also be emailing all clubs directly. If there is any doubt regarding the eligibility of any player please ask me.

Peter Whitlock
OCA Registration Secretary

Errors and wrong email addresses in the 2016 handbook


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.......


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

Polite notice - Results reporting

Can I please politely remind clubs that 12noon is the absolute deadline for match results being reported.
Please can clubs TRY and put the results on as soon as possible rather than leave it until 12noon on Sunday as it makes it more likely that your report and result will make the Oxford Mail.
Many thanks.

Kieren Bushnell
OCA Media 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: followtheboff@gmail.com....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.

Many thanks

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 years 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

Oxfordshire CCC versus Buckinghamshire CCC Sunday 17th April
Oxfordshire CCC versus Devon CCC Sunday 1st May
England under 19s versus Sri Lanka under 19s 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 I Zingari Cricket Club Sunday 8th May
SPG XI versus Sir Michael Parkinson XI Sunday 26th June
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 19th May
Tuesday 7th June
Monday 4th July
Wednesday 20th July
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:
Adult 90
Concession (over 65) 60
Junior 20
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.
Thank you.

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 royle.ian@talk21.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.