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MARCH 2000 - NEWSLETTER OF OXFORD NONDESCRIPTS CRICKET CLUB
Persistent rain, freezing cold, blowing a gale, it can only mean one thing! Yes, the new cricket season is just around the corner. This year sees much change in League cricket with the formation of the Premier Leagues as a result of the ECB recommendations. Restructuring in the Cherwell League means that the Second XI are in the "fast track" division 3 set up, playing many other clubs 1st XI’s. Our own 1st XI are competing in the top flight of the League so both sides can expect tough seasons.
The progress of both sides in the Cherwell League means that this season the playing resources will be stretched. The Club is always looking for new blood, be it top players for the 1st XI, or guys that just want to play for fun on a Sunday. Do you know of anyone? Contact any of the Captains, the Chairman or the Secretary.
UMPIRES & SCORERS
The new League set up now means that the Second XI require an Umpire (Panel Umpires will be available for some fixtures). Do you know of anyone who may wish to don the white coat (regularly or occasionally)? Also a Second XI scorer would assist the boy Haynes greatly!
I know that all you guys will have paid your subs by now! No one would ever think of playing before their subs were paid, would they?
For those who have inadvertently forgotten please forward your cheque post haste to the Treasurer: 5 Saxons Way, East Hagbourne, OX11 9RA
Cheques payable to ONCC
(Seniors £35 Juniors £12.50)
This seasons Overseas player is Charlie Owens. Charlie is a team mate at Geelong of Aaron Muncey. He opens he bowling and bats a bit (don’t all Aussies?) Charlie arrives mid April and will require accommodation (paid). Does anyone know of someone with a room to rent?
President - Ritchie (873107)
Chair – Chris Bishop (765362)
Treasurer – Alan Slade (01235 819008)
Secretary – Ian Mead (01327 341065)
Fix Sec – Alan Mead (012357 63068)
1st Capt – Alex Peebles (0793 1356762)
Vice Capt – Matt Clay
2nd XI Capt Andy Haynes (863921)
Subs – Sajjid Malik (719420)
VP’s - Colin Edwards
General Committee – Mike Cox, Richard Martin and David Bennett
The team of Hawthorne, Cox, Salim, Ali, Donohue and Savage, secured the runners up spot of the Oxford section (to Sandford) to qualify for the finals night at Wantage. On that night victory over Challow ensured a rematch with Sandford in the regional final. Despite a fighting performance Sandford’s greater indoor experience saw them home. Runners up in Oxfordshire however is a great achievement. While all players contributed, Will Savage found that indoor cricket was very much to his liking!
Nets have been arranged at Oxford Brookes University on the following dates:
1st April 5-6
8th April 5-7
15th April 5-6
The net on the 8th will be followed by an infamous Nondies curry!
DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN DOING TEAS? THE CAPTAINS ARE ALWAYS LOOKINGFOR WILLING VOLUNTEERS!
1st XI 2nd XIfriendlies
16 April Horspath
22 April Ox Downs
29 April Banbury Marchamleague
6 may Shipton (h) Wallingford
13 May Thame Moreton (h)
20 May cumnor cumnor (h)
27 May XX Club (h) Kidlington
Richard Martin (01235 529331) has stock of club ties @ £10 each & club polo shirts (white, burgundy & blue) @ £15 each.