Committee Meeting October 2017


Date:                Tuesday 10th October 17

Time:                7pm

Location:          Central Avenue, Worksop


People Present: Stephanie Roberts (President), Gareth Jones (Chairman), Gary France (Secretary), Tom Munro (Treasurer), Michael Beard, Ian Batty, Malcolm Daniels, Trevor Haywood, Michael Cuthbert, John Leaning, John Lyne, Richard Martin, David Parnham, Graham Venables, Glenn Pym, Jack Tarr, Malcolm Hall, Brian Hicklin, Andrew Rossington, Richard Swann, Allan Vollans and Peter Rice (Representing the BDUA)

Apologies: Gary Bardill (BDUA Secretary)

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




Tom Munro confirmed that the Nottinghamshire Premier League had provided the BDCL with financial support for previously delivered Initial Umpire Training and First Aid Training. The sums would be reflected in the League Accounts.

DECISION: For information only.



The meeting discussed brief plans to address Young Player Safeguarding issues for season 2018.

DECISION: The League CWO would create a letter about these issues for distribution to all clubs at the AGM at the end of November.



The league treasurer explained some options for Reader cricket ball distribution for season 2018, (following the closure of Mapperley Sports) along with related sponsorship contributions. Further discussions were planned in the days ahead to establish the specific details.

DECISION: The league treasurer would confirm discussions and plans at the November LMC meeting.




Confirmation was received that for season 2018, West Indian Cavaliers in the BDCL would be re-named CAVALIERS & CARRINGTON CC, a club with one team in the PL, one team in the BDCL and two other teams in the SNL.

DECISION: The change of name was noted, with further discussions on-going with the PL and the SNL.



The BDUA submitted a proposal as an amendment to the new MCC laws of the game regarding Laws

41.7.1 and 41.7.2 to be replaced by a set of wording regarding bowlers bowling full pitched deliveries above waist height in BDCL games relating to slow or pace deliveries. A full explanation would be provided at the league AGM in November to all clubs for their approval.

DECISION: For inclusion at the AGM for clubs to vote as it is a locally proposed change to the actual LAWS OF THE GAME.




The Treasurer circulated a ‘year end’ copy of the BDCL accounts which would be submitted to the AGM for approval regarding receipts and payments to 30th September 2017. A full report and explanation would be presented to the AGM in November. The league balance showed £8335.41

DECISION: For information at this time




The Disciplinary Chairman reported that the final disciplinary hearing of the season was held at Worksop CC on the 29th Sept 17. The outcome was:

  • DECISION: A player from Edwinstowe CC on the final Championship game of the season was found guilty of breaching disciplinary codes of conduct of this league. He was banned from playing any form of cricket throughout the country for the first 3 weeks of the BDCL season 2018, and also received a further 3 week ban from playing, (suspended pending good behaviour) until the end of the 2018 season. The player should also provide a written letter letter of apology to both umpires via the League Secretary.




This meeting was planned to be held at Cuckney CC – 2pm – Sunday 26th Nov 17 (NOTE – 2pm)

The meeting discussed a variety of arrangements for this meeting and the President provided a detailed summary with supporting papers, outlining a variety of league rules and playing conditions being proposed for change and for the clubs to vote ‘for or against’.

Similarly, the LMC along with the BDUA have to provide a detailed summary of a high volume of changes to the LAWS of the game from the 1st October 17, which are not for voting against as they are the LAWS of the game.

These include the powers for umpires to impose penalty runs to the opposing team for breaches of disciplinary rules by players against various Level 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 breaches, along with in the most serious cases the power to require a player to leave the field for a certain number of overs or at worst for the duration of the game.

DECISION: The League Secretary will provide detailed AGM briefing documents to all clubs, containing all the relevant information, proposals, minutes and agenda during the last week of October 17. The President Stephanie Roberts received a full vote of thanks for her detailed work regarding a league player survey and proposed league rule changes as stated above.




This was planned for Saturday 18th November 17, 6.30pm for 7pm at the The South Forest Edwinstowe. The guest speaker will be Paul Johnson, formerly of Nottinghamshire CCC

Full discussions and arrangements for the dinner were discussed and agreed at this meeting.

DECISION: For information at this time.




Richard Martin summarised a variety of items and issues raised at a recent meeting of the Nottinghamshire Premier League.

DECISION: For information only.


8. AOB


The meeting discussed the various potential changes to clubs, teams and grounds for season 2018.

DECISION: The LMC would not populate any Divisions until mid December 2017 and would not compile any fixtures until the end of December 17, to allow any clubs changes to take place and avoid potential disruption to the 2018 fixtures and arrangements. The Fixture Secretary and League Secretary would work together to create the Divisions for season 2018.Clubs would be asked to formulate their intentions and plans for 2018 in keeping with these dates.

There was no other business and the meeting closed at 8.55pm

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