Committee Meeting August 2016

MINUTES of the LMC

Date:                16th Aug 16

Time:                7pm

Location:          Central Avenue, Worksop

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People Present: Mike Beard (President), Gareth Jones (Chairman), Gary France (Secretary), Gary Bardill, Ian Batty, Malcolm Daniels, Malcolm Hall, Brian Hicklin, John Leaning, Richard Martin, David Parnham, Stef Roberts, Richard Swann, Graham Venables and Alan Vollans.

Apologies: Tom Munro, Michael Carlisle, Trevor Haywood, Janet King, John Lyne, Glenn Pym, Brian Rivington, Andrew Rossington, and Jack Tarr.

The Minutes of the previous meeting had previously been circulated and were accepted as a true and accurate record.

 

1 MATTERS ARISING FROM THOSE MINUTES

1.1

The meeting discussed the feedback received from Championship clubs and umpires concerning the quality of the Reader Special Imperial County cricket ball, as used in games on the 30th July 16.

DECISION: Further consideration would be given to this topic, along with other potential rule changes at the September meeting.

 

1.2

The meeting discussed at length, the future of the Mallen T20 cup competition for future seasons, the arrangements, timings and format, along with the options available other than playing on Tuesday evenings

DECISION: Further discussions and plans needed more consideration at the September meeting, now that all members were aware of the issues involved and the options for the future.

 

1.3

Arrangements were being made for a meeting of various leagues across the County to discuss common issues and plans for the future, facilitated by the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Ltd.

DECISION: A suitable date had yet to be announced.

 

2. CORRESPONDENCE

2.1

Confirmation had been received in relation to Firbeck CC (the club) and Clipstone Welfare II (the team),  both having withdrawn from the BDCL and their relevant Division.

DECISION: The Statistician had expunged all results from the relevant Divisions. Both clubs would be fined £55 in keeping with league rules.

 

 

2.2

Queries had been received regarding the reasons and circumstances for Umpire Assessments not being either submitted at all or late in the Championship and Div 1. The LMC had been asked to consider these reasons.

DECISION: All teams or clubs would be treated equally. Any assessment not received by midnight on the Thursday (5 days after the Saturday game) would receive a 1 point deduction, no matter what the reasons in keeping with league rules.

 

2.3

In the game Whitwell v NAA in the Championship, the umpires in the game reported that NAA CC had no scorer during that game.

DECISION: In keeping with league rules in the Championship, NAA CC would be reduced by 1 point.

 

2.4

Following receipt of a report from Papplewick & Linby CC, the LMC were in receipt of a letter of apology submitted by Retford CC, regarding an amount of damage or markings caused to a pitch on the actual square of the ground at P&L during a recent game by a Retford player.

DECISION: This matter was now accepted by both clubs and the apology also accepted. The matter was now closed.

 

2.5

The LMC were asked to clarify the league rule 5.4(iv) relating to players who had played Saturday league  cricket (current season) either inside or outside the BDCL, not being allowed to play after the third Saturday in August if not registered for their new club by transfer by the third Saturday in July.

DECISION: The rule was created many years ago to avoid clubs strengthening their teams at the end of the season by playing players from other clubs to support their promotion chances or avoid relegation concerns. The rule should be adhered to as agreed by clubs at league AGM’s, until any amendment was submitted and agreed by league clubs at a future AGM.

 

3. FINANCE  & SPONSORSHIP

No update was given, due to the Treasurer being unavailable.

 

4. DISCIPLINARY ISSUES

4.1

Since the last meeting there had been just one matter reported of a minor nature concerning the actions (dissent) of a player from Anston CC towards an umpire in a game v Whitwell CC on the 30th July 16.

DECISION: Following consultation with the Disciplinary Chairman, the matter was dealt with under the Accumulated Offences process of the League Disciplinary Regulations.

 

5. UNFULFILLED FIXTURES / SUBMISSION of RESULTS / SCORECARDS / UMPIRE ASSESSMENTS

All matters relating to these issues had been documented, clubs updated where appropriate if a fine or points deduction had occurred, with the League Treasurer and Statistician update.

DECISION: For information at this time.

 

6. BDUA ISSUES

6.1

Gary Bardill reported about:

  • Umpire Assessments and appointments
  • The AGM of the BDUA now being on Saturday 15th Oct 16
  • Winter meetings and speakers
  • Training of new umpires from January 17

DECISION: For information only.

 

7. REPORTS OF MEETINGS

7.1

Richard Martin reported upon Cricket Board issues and a recent disciplinary matter from the Premier League.

DECISION: For information only

 

8. AOB

8.1

Stef Roberts raised the importance of scorers and the accurate completion of scorecards. Additionally, detailing partnerships and the fall of wickets were also something which is often over looked and does not help the statistician to gather the relevant information at the end of the season.

DECISION: The Secretary would remind all clubs of the importance of these issues.

 

There was no other business and the meeting concluded at 8.20pm

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