Committee Meeting November 2017

MINUTES of the LMC

Date:                Tuesday 14th November 17

Time:                7pm

Location:          Central Avenue, Worksop

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People Present: Gareth Jones (Chairman), Gary France (Secretary), Tom Munro (Treasurer), Gary Bardill, Malcolm Daniels, Malcolm Hall. Trevor Haywood, Brian Hicklin, Michael Cuthbert, John Leaning, John Lyne, Richard Martin, Andrew Rossington, Graham Venables and Alan Vollans.

Apologies: Stephanie Roberts (President), Michael Carlisle, Ian Batty, David Parnham, Glenn Pym, Jack Tarr and Michael Beard and Richard Swann.

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

Tom Munro updated the meeting about the arrangements for Reader cricket ball distribution from season 2018, which would be promulgated to all clubs during winter months by the League Secretary, also involving Anston CC as a northern distribution point.

DECISION: For information at this time

 

1.2

An e mail from the South Notts League documented the on-going merger between Cavaliers and Carrington CC, which involved the NCB PL, the SNL and also the BDCL, with a time line to the 30th November to put all administrative arrangements in place concerning the merged clubs for season 2018.

DECISION: For information at this time

 

1.3

Arrangements for populating the Divisions and the subsequent fixtures for 2018 were in place. However, it was important for clubs to ensure that the number of teams they provided in the BDCL could actually fulfil their fixtures. It was known that some clubs needed more time to be sure about this.

DECISION: All clubs had until the 15th December to confirm any changes to the number of teams they would provide to the league. After that point once everyone was sure, the Divisions would be confirmed and the fixtures formulated.

 

2. CORRESPONDENCE

2.1

Glenn Pym and Ian Batty had notified the LMC that they were not seeking re-election to the LMC.

DECISION: For information at this time. Both Glenn and Ian were thanked for their many years of contribution to LMC decisions.

2.2

Notification had been received from Wadworth CC that they would share their ground at Wadworth in season 2018 with Harworth CC, who played in a nearby Yorkshire League.

DECISION: This change was noted and the Fixture Secretary would communicate further, once the BDCL Divisions had been confirmed for the new season.

 

3. FINANCE & SPONSORSHIP

3.1

The treasurer provided an up to date report on the league financial situation. He also confirmed that the league accounts would continue with the Yorkshire Bank following discussions regarding banking charges and account details. Taking into account recent expenditure against income, the current league balance was £8515.01

DECISION: The AGM accounts would confirm and acknowledge the well managed financial affairs of the league.

 

4. UMPIRES ISSUES

4.1

Gary Bardill spoke about the developments during the winter regarding the changes to the laws of the game and how the disciplinary laws, which required umpires to take action action on the field would affect the game.

DECISION: Training and awareness sessions were being developed both for umpires and players/clubs to ensure that all involved understood the changes. Additionally, meetings were being convened to try and establish a Nottinghamshire County disciplinary policy which would be consistent across all leagues in keeping with the new laws of the game.

Additionally, other training for new umpires would commence at Cuckney CC in the new year, with the LMC offering a level of financial support to assist new umpires in this process, as in the past.

 

5. LEAGUE DINNER & PRESENTATION NIGHT

5.1

Arrangements and plans were made for this event on Saturday 18th Nov 17

DECISION: For information at this time

 

6. LEAGUE AGM

6.1

Arrangements and plans were in place for this meeting, starting at 2pm Sunday 26th Nov 17, inclusive of a 30 minute presentation by the BDUA on the new laws for season 2018.

DECISION: For information only

 

7. REPORTS OF OTHER MEETINGS & AOB

7.1

There were no other meetings reported and nothing in AOB.

All LMC members were thanked for their contribution throughout the year and Gary France was thanked for his work as League Secretary over the past 10 years. Neil Fenwick of Edwinstowe CC would continue with the League Secretary role immediately following the AGM approval on the 26th Nov 17.

 

Next meeting…………Tuesday 9th January 2018 – 7pm at Central Avenue, Worksop.

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