Committee Meeting February 2017


Date:                14th Feb 17

Time:                7pm

Location:          Central Avenue, Worksop


People Present: Stef Roberts (President), Gareth Jones (Chairman, Gary France (Secretary), Tom Munro (Treasurer), Gary Bardill (BDUA), Ian Batty, Malcolm Daniels, Trevor Haywood, Brian Hicklin, Michael Cuthbert, John Leaning, Andrew Rossington, Richard Swann and Terry Venables.

Apologies: Michael Beard Michael Carlisle, Malcolm Hall, John Lyne, Richard Martin, David Parnham, Glenn Pym, Jack Tarr and  Alan Vollans and Janet King (Co-opted)


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




Further work was ongoing to establish the final sponsorship arrangements for the league, linked to Divisions.

DECISION: The outcome and final decision would be communicated to the handbook editor in time for the printing deadlines with a further update to the March LMC meeting.



The meeting discussed the league website arrangements and linked league e mail address amendments in time for the new season. Updated processes were being considered between now the next meeting in March 17.

DECISION: Jack Tarr to update the LMC on the current position at the March meeting.




The Mapperley Sports T20 final between the BDCL and the SNL would be:

  • Gedling Colliery Ground, Plains Road Mapperley, NG3 5RH on
  • Tuesday 4th July 17 – start: 6pm – Reserve dates Wed/Thurs

DECISION: For information at this time. The identified winner of the BDCL completion on finals day (Sunday 2nd July) would represent the BDCL on the following Tuesday final at Gedling(4/07/17). If the BDCL T20 competition 2017 is totally washed out with rain with no identified winner, then the 2016 winners (Anston) would represent the BDCL as outlined above.

Additionally, there would no longer be a Champion of Champions game with the winners of the SNL at the end of the season.




Tom Munro updated the meeting regarding income and expenditure of the league to date.

The League Financial Balance was currently:  £8042.86

The optional arrangements regarding the provision of Safeguarding Training and First Aid Training for clubs were discussed.

DECISION: For information at this time. The sponsorship matters had previously been discussed in matters arising. Information and costs regarding the above training would be discussed further at the March meeting.




The arrangements and timetables for updating the 2017 league handbook and printing deadlines as requested by the Handbook Editor were discussed, noted and would be adhered to. Various updates and information were still outstanding, but it was anticipated that the work required would be submitted to allow the printing arrangements to go ahead.

DECISION: The meeting co-ordinated the timelines involved and appointed the relevant people to complete the tasks.


5. MALLEN T20 – 2017


The draw for this completion was completed in the presence of everyone at the meeting.


  • 14 participating teams on (Sunday 25/06/17) – 4 groups of 3, would have 2 games each, with the 5th group consisting of two teams, who would play one another twice. Each group would have a chosen ‘host ground’
  • The top four teams identified to participate in the final day the following Sunday (2/7/17), would be achieved by points for winning each game and then from net run rate.
  • The two semi finals would be held at Whitwell CC and Killamarsh CC, with Killamarsh CC holding the final on the same day.
  • Fixtures and timings of all matches would be formulated by the Fixture Secretary and communicated to all concerned.
  • In the weeks ahead, suitable updated rules for this competition would be formulated to include wet weather resolutions, should they be needed and communicated to all teams participating and to the umpires appointed.
  • Through sponsorship funds, the league would provide a suitable number of pink cricket balls supplied by Kookaburra Reader for use in this cup competition, with clubs providing their own sufficient quantity of spare normal red cricket balls in the event of ‘lost balls’.




The AGM of the Nottinghamshire Cricket Board had taken place on the 19th Jan 17.

  • The Minutes of which are contained on the NCB Ltd website, inclusive of the Managed Migration Policy as explained by ECB officers.
  • The Recreational Council is now an open forum with all clubs, leagues and volunteers invited to attend. Parallel meetings arranged at TB (8/3/17) and Welbeck CC (20/3/17) with further meetings in the early Autumn.
  • The Senior Cricket Committee, no longer exists and is replaced by twice yearly ‘5 Leagues Meetings’ of Chairs and Secretaries.


The meeting was updated on certain rule changes within the PL for season 2017. Additionally:

  • Scheme being considered to provide defibrillators to clubs with funding from charities, with potential assistance financially from the NCB Ltd.
  • A 2nd Div of the PL had no plans to evolve
  • Team cards would be available for distribution in early March via Josh Scully (NCB LTD)
  • Additionally Richard Martin would represent the BDCL at the League Cricket Conference AGM on the 11th March at Nantwich.

DECISION: 6.1 and 6.2 - for information only.



A further 5 Leagues meeting was planned for Tuesday 21st March 17 at the White Post (A614)

DECISION: League Secretary and Chairman would attend)




The umpires Secretary spoke about:

  • The appointment of Sam Stringfellow a young BDCL umpire as scorer to the England U19’s team
  • A recent meeting at Cuckney CC where the speaker Peter Moores of NCCC made a very positive impact
  • Recent umpire training and the potential for the league to assist with training costs.
  • Delays regarding the ACO/ECB appointments
  • 2018 would see the BDUA reach is its 70th year of existence
  • The Management Team of the BDUA wished to be flexible to all potential changes within the game across the league and would support the league wherever possible, but would remain committed to its own values and what they believed to be right for the game and their members, in balance with any future proposed changes.

DECISION: All for information. The support for training costs was agreed, provided the umpires concerned, completed at least 12 matches in the BDCL in the season following the completion of their training. The BDUA Secretary to liaise with the League Treasurer in due course, regarding the new umpires who would achieve the criteria.


8. AOB

8.1 Tom Munro agreed to co-ordinate the distribution of Kookaburra Reader cricket balls to clubs and also Team Cards and Handbooks accordingly. The below dates and locations had been arranged:

Northern Distribution Point for Kookaburra Reader cricket balls. Thursday 30th March 17 at Anston CC from 7pm (Advertised via the League Website and via League Newsletter)

Distribution of 2017 League Handbooks and Team Cards for all clubs. Saturday 8th April 17 from 2pm to 4pm at Cuckney CC. (Advertised via the League Website and a League Newsletter

DECISION: For information at this time.

There was no other business and the meeting closed at 9.30pm

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