Committee Meeting February 2016

MINUTES of the LMC

Date:                Tuesday 9th Feb 16

Time:                7pm

Location:          Central Avenue, Worksop

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People Present: Brian Rivington (President), Gareth Jones (Chairman), Gary France (Secretary), Tom Munro (Treasurer)

Michael Beard, Michael Carlisle, Ian Batty, Malcolm Daniels, Malcolm Hall, Trevor Haywood, Brian Hicklin, John Leaning, Richard Martin, David Parnham, Glenn Pym, Andrew Rossington, Graham Venables, Alan Vollans.

Apologies: Gary Bardill, John Lyne, Stef Roberts, Richard Swann 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

It was now confirmed that the Divisions of the league would be sponsored by:

  • Championship – Red Rock Partnership Ltd
  • Div 1 – Little Kitchen Factory (Worksop)
  • Div 2 – LWC Drinks
  • Div 3 – South Forest Leisure
  • Div 4 – Wales High School
  • Div 5 – Kookaburra Reader
  • Div 6 – Mapperley Sports
  • Div 7 – Kookaburra Reader
  • Div 8 – Direct CNC

DECISION: For information. The 2016 handbook and league website would be updated to reflect the sponsorship and advertising changes.

 

1.2

Full details of how clubs should order and collect Reader cricket balls for season 2016 had been circulated via a mid-winter newsletter. Additionally the costs of such cricket balls would be:

  • Sovereign                     £15.90
  • County Match              £12.30
  • League Special £10.50

Further arrangements would be made during the season to trial the ‘Reader Special County Imperial Crown’ during one weekend for all Championship fixtures. The date for this ‘one off’ weekend of Championship fixtures would be decided by the LMC once the season had started.

Further information and arrangements were on-going to confirm a quantity of junior ‘pink’ cricket balls for use in both the Bassetlaw and Mansfield Junior Leagues and similarly for the BDCL T20 fixtures.

DECISION: For information at this time.

 

1.3

It was the responsibility of the BDCL to host the Champion of Champions final this year, a game hosted by the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board and would be played on Saturday 17th Sept 16. This was also the last round of weekend fixtures for the BDCL other than in the Championship, with ground availability therefore being limited.

DECISION: The game would be played at Worksop CC.

 

2. CORRESPONDENCE

None

 

3. FINANCE

The treasurer circulated a written report concerning the current finances of the league.

The planning for the dinner would consume some of the financial balance, with a further payment for League Insurance (£377.68) having a similar effect

Currently the league finances were balanced at around the sum of £9900.

DECISION: For information at this time.

 

4. HANDBOOK & WEBSITE

4.1

The meeting was updated that the final date for submitting amended information into the handbook for season 2016 was the 19th Feb 16. The handbook work was progressing on time.

DECISION: Gareth Jones and Gary France would liaise with Jack Tarr to confirm the additional work required to update the league website.

 

5. LEAGUE DINNER – 2016

5.1

The meeting discussed the arrangements for the league dinner and presentation night on Saturday 19th March 16. Tony Wallace would provide entertainment in terms of comedy; Paul Franks would be the professional cricket personality in attendance, with further confirmations discussed regarding the meal, trophies, tombola / raffle and awards. It was agreed that the Wilkinson Trophy would be awarded for services to the recreation game over a lifetime to a person, who would not be identified until the date of Presentation Evening, when the decision would be explained to those attending.

DECISION: Plans were generally in place for the 19th March. Final ‘tweaks’ would be discussed at the March LMC meeting, prior to the event.

 

6. FUTURE OF LEAGUE DINNERS AFTER MARCH 16

6.1

Richard Martin had circulated the details of a report concerning other similar events at different locations and the potential for change, which was summarised by Gary France. The LMC had previously expressed concerns over a number of issues regarding the current format, date and logistics.

DECISION: Richard Martin would chair a sub-committee to discuss and agree a variety of potential changes to this event. Michael Beard, Trevor Haywood, Janet King, Brian Hicklin and Andrew Rossington would be part of the sub-committee for this review, which would commence in late March or beginning of April 16.

 

 

7. CLUB WELFARE OFFICERS & CLUB AFFILIATIONS TO COUNTY BOARDS

7.1

Some recent examples had raised questions as to DBS checks and relevant training courses for CWO’s representing their clubs and who keeps records of these details. The meeting discussed the current information and situation.

DECISION: The League Secretary would liaise with the County Welfare Officer to ascertain the current situation. From that information, the League Secretary would then assess if any further information about DBS details or dates of training courses needed to be kept by the LMC.

 

7.2

Recent events had also highlighted certain clubs who may not be affiliated to a County Board (as league rules require), some with no primary affiliation to their County Board who were located outside of Nottinghamshire, but had secondary affiliation to the Nottinghamshire Board.

There were others who may have paid too much by completing primary affiliation to two County Boards.

DECISION: The League Secretary would write to all clubs to explain what was required.

The specific clubs involved with the above issues would also be contacted to clarify the situation. Once completed, the LMC would clarify with the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire County Boards, who was best placed to collect the affiliation fees from their respective clubs, or whether the BDCL Treasurer should collect the sums with the annual invoices to each club, on behalf of the County Boards and then transfer the relevant sums of money once completed.

 

8. BDCL FACEBOOK / TWITTER

8.1

The meeting agreed that it should make more use of these additional communication tools.

DECISION: Tom Munro and David Parnham agreed to become editors and make progress with this. Gary France and Gareth Jones would discuss these issues with Jack Tarr at a future meeting very soon.

 

9. OTHER MEETINGS

9.1

Richard Martin would remain the representative of the PL at BDCL meetings and be the representative of the BDCL at PL meetings. Arrangements for team selection for each Academy game were outlined, along with changes to the personnel within the PL Management Committee in relation to:

  • President                                  Mervyn Griffiths
  • Secretary                                  Josh Scully
  • Disciplinary Chairman   David J Richards

DECISION: For information at this time.

 

10. AOB

10.1

It was agreed that the LMC meeting in August 16, would be held on Tuesday 16th August and not the 9th as originally planned

DECISION: For information only.

 

There was no other business and the meeting ended at 9pm

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