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Season start delayed
Ninth team still in the balance. The exec has decided that the 2010 season will now start on May 18th, delayed by one week, at the BMW Rover Ground for the following reasons. 1. We are still helping out the new people and hope that they will form a 9th team 2. Unfortunately we don't enough volunteers for line marking this week on Wednesday May 5th. Therefore, there will be another week of Grapefruit games, or please organise amongst yourselves next Tuesday May 11th at Oatlands park. The final schedule and 2010 season details will be finalised by the exec by May 7th.
2010 Umpiring Course
24 & 25 April, Upper Heyford. nn*To all course attendees and team captains, the full details of the upcoming ncourse are as follows... nnnWhat:* Umpire Training Course (with BASU qualification) nnn*Course tutor:* Tony Soteriou BASU General Officer. nnn*Where:* Upper Heyford nnn*When*: 24 & 25th April 2010, start time 9:30am nnn*Materials to bring:* some paper and pen, outdoor shoes and clothing (being nprepared for rain!!), gloves, ideally a cap too & a copy of the 2010 rule nchanges (downloadable here: nhttp://www.baseballsoftballuk.com/downloads/ISF_Rule_Changes_2010.pdf) and a npacked lunch. n
First Grapefruit this Tuesday (13th April)
6.30pm at Oatlands Park. There has been a little confusion with regard to when our first Tuesday session will be, but the plan is now to have four sessions of what we call Grapefruit Games at Oatlands Park from Tomorrow (13th April). That basically means we will be playing at Oatlands Park on the following dates from 6.30pm 13th April 20th April 27th April 4th May
Two one day courses offered - need your participation. nnFollowing the captains meeting, the league has decided to run two one day umpiring courses rather than the two day BASU course, we will run this at the end of the season. The reason is to get as many people from the league through a basic course first. nnWe will need sufficient numbers to run the courses since we will be applying to BSF for a development grant to cover the costs. nnI will also need help with both of the days as we will need a projector and screen and setup on both days etc, as I am still unable to drive and carry very much etc . nnI will need to know numbers by the close of business on Monday April 20th. nThe dates are Sunday April 26th and Saturday May 9th, we are going to hold the course at the BMW Rover sports and social club. The courses are the same but are all day, they will give everyone the basics of umpiring with some practise outside in the afternoon. Mike Jennings from BASU will run the courses for us, some of you may know him from last year.
Pre season games to start 21st April 2009. The first Grapefruit is planned for the 21st April (next Tuesday) with the last planned on the 5th May. These will be played in West Oxford, just off the Botley Road, at Botley park (by the community centre). First Proper League game is planned for 12th May.
New Exec Elected
All committee posts filled for 2009. The AGM last night was well attended and wrapped up the season nicely – even though there are a few rainout games left to play. The new Exec Committee is as follows: Chair – Stella Ackrell - Beavers Vice Chair – Lee Haycroft - Spirits Secretary – Lesley Roberts - Devils Treasurer – Lat Lea - Tigers Player’s rep – Chris Hoy - Greensox Good luck to them for the coming season!!