Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at Ripley Town Hall - Monday, January 10, 2011
1. Apologies for absence
Tony Whittaker, Eric Houseman, Alex Houseman, Roger Deakin, Bob Hesk, Ken Coad
A one minute's silence was held in memory of John Barrett who died during the 2010 season.
A warm welcome was extended to Little Ribston and Spofforth who join the Nidderdale League in the 2011 season.
2. Approval of the minutes of A.G.M. held on Monday January 11th 2010.
These minutes were accepted as a true and accurate record by those present at the meeting.
3. Matters arising from the minutes.
There were no matters arising.
4. Reports on 2010 season
Secretary - Tricia Heard
Sir Thomas, Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2010 season got off very well with all fixtures played. During the season there were 39 matches cancelled, 28 abandoned and 4 were tied. We will have 105 teams playing in the League plus Baldersby ( Evening League ) with 4 new teams 2 from Spofforth and 2 from Little Ribston and Knaresborough Forest will field a 3rd X1 who will play at Almsford Oval. We were sorry to lose Bilton 3rd during the 2010 season. There will be no Sunday League fixtures in 2011.
The Atkinson Swires cup was won by Pannal when they beat Helperby at Birstwith. The Reserve Knockout ( now the Barrett Cup ) won by Darley beating Scotton at Killinghall. The Wath Cup played at Helperby was won by Lofthouse & Middlesmoor who beat Helperby and the Peter Bentley Cup went to Wath & Melmerby who beat Killinghall at South Kilvington.
The Management Committee again met on 6 occasions and a Special General meeting was held in April – “To allow clubs to vote on the proposed amendment to Rule 26 and to clarify the promotion and relegation for the 2010 season.”
The Disciplinary Committee met when necessary and the Ground Committee met on a regular basis.
The Pre Season meeting was held here as usual and the 2011 meeting is here again the date being Friday April 1st at 7.30pm. All clubs should be represented and stay for the whole meeting. Handbooks and Balls will be here to collect. The sheets for ordering are on the table to complete this evening.
The very successful Golden Oldies Festival was held from August 8th until August 14th and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the weeks cricket and leisure activities. It is hoped that there may be teams from here will travel to Australia for the 2012 Festival.
The M C C fixture is to be played on August 1st at Burton Leonard.
Again I ask that you all check you email in box at least every other day so that I can have an acknowledgement of messages I have sent to you. Also there are often other messages to all clubs on the League Website.
All up to date Club Contact information should be sent as soon as possible using the Club Contacts Link on the Website.
It is hoped that there will be an Umpires Course before the start of the season.
A Scorers Course is to be held at Killinghall C.C. 3 dates are available Saturday Afternoons March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th. Further details will be emailed to Clubs.
Before I finish, there are many trophies which were not presented at the League Dinner to be collected after this meeting and signed for. Also will all those who received trophies at the dinner please sign for them.
Finally, we must thank Sir Thomas for the time and effort he puts in for the league and in particular the amount of work put into making the Golden Oldies Festival such a success. On behalf of you all THANK YOU SIR THOMAS.
Treasurer - Bob Skaith
A copy of the League accounts were distributed to those present at the meeting.
A small profit was made over the year. League subscriptions have increased. Handbook sponsors and web site sponsors income was up but fines are down. A reminder was made to clubs of the requirement to pay all fines within 21 days. Fines are doubled if not paid within this time. Printing/postage/stationary was down. Trophies increased due to more trophies being required this season including engraving for Div 9 and junior leagues. Sundries had increased with the child welfare courses accouningt for this. 4 clubs were paid contributions for cricket coaching.
£15,000 in the bank. £7000 of balls. £3000 worth of kit. Totally approx £25,500.
There were no questions from the meeting.
Ground Committee - Ben Drummond
Sir Thomas, Ladies and Gentlemen,
The Ground committee met on 3 occasions last year.
All grounds were inspected at the start of the season and the inspectors on the whole were very impressed with the state of nearly all the grounds.
The excellent spring weather meant clubs had more time available to get their grounds in tip top shape for the start of the season and this was reflected in the number of run scored on the first day of the season with five teams scoring 300 or more with the top score being 408 by North Stainley which is hard to believe for the middle of April.
The 2011 inspections will take place in late April and clubs wanting to meet with their inspector need to get in contact with me to arrange this.
Finally, the Ground Committee recommends that all clubs conduct a risk assessment of their facilities prior to the start of the season and ensure copies of these are displayed in changing rooms and pavilions. This will assist captains in completing their paperwork. Template risk assessment forms are available to download from the HSE website. In addition a search on Google for “cricket club risk assessments” will return results from clubs that have already completed their own assessments over the last 12 months and should give all clubs a good idea of what is required on these forms.
Representative Side - Alex Houseman
We had two disappointing inter league matches. We lost both games by large margins. This is so frustrating as I know that we have the players to win matches if only we could get them all together on the same day.
The Ingilby trophy and the MCC days were very successful and my thanks go to Ripley CC and Hampsthwaite CC for their excellent arrangements. Also, I give my thanks to all players and clubs for their help with the three Golden Oldies matches.
I finish my report by asking all players in the league to make themselves available for next season.
Let us show the other leagues that we are as good as any and better than most.
Umpires Secretary - Graham Hyde
Winter of 2009/10 provided the opportunity for Guy Smalley to again run one of his many courses. This time it was in association with the ECB ACO Yorkshire Region training officer, Ian Dixon. Quite a few people attended that course and we picked up 2 new umpires in Dave Moore (Birstwith) and Peter Wright (Killinghall). Welcome to them.
The 2010 season saw a number of retirements or non-availability from several long standing umpires. Goff Wetherill retired, Roger Pygott preferred golf and Bob Hesk retired to spend more time preparing the grounds at Thirsk and South Kilvington. Peter Stanley was away in Afghanistan with the Army , Alan Singleton was injured and Colin Thompson was working.
The season started with just 25 umpires. With a requirement of the Nidderdale League to provide 24 umpires every week the season was always going to be stretched. Some umpires provided cover in odd weeks and thanks go to them.
We lost Ian Sunderland during the season do the stresses and strains of playing for Glasshouses who have been struggling for players.
Those umpires who are happy to stand on there own have certainly proved their worth this season and flexibility has been the watch word with some late drop outs and changes of venues for some.
The Atkinson Swiers Cup, the premier cup competition in the NADACL was held at Birstwith on Sunday 22nd August and was officiated by Jeff Watkins and Peter McCreanor. The fixture was won by Rob Ellis (Pannal). Thanks to the two umpires.
The other cup finals were officiated by Peter Wright and Mick Bell handling the Wath Cup at Helperby, Dave King and Andrew Wallach stood in the Peter Bentley final at South Kilvington, Reserve Knock Out at Killinghall was covered by Peter McCreanor and Barry Canham. Thanks to all those umpires.
We were fortunate to have the 14th Air New Zealand Golden Oldies festival in Nidderdale between 8th and 15th August. On three days there were 29 games, each requiring at least one umpire. I must extend my thanks to all of the Nidderdale League umpires who turned out for what was a fantastic 3 days of cricket. I must also thank colleagues from the Wetherby, Aire-Wharfe, York Senior and Bradford Leagues for also making themselves available.
The last game of the season, in which we were extended by one week and normal umpires being unavailable, meant that we were very short. I approached two Wetherby League colleagues and Tim Grogan and Ray Osborne helped us out. Tim and Ray also helped with Golden Oldies fixtures. Barry Nickels also stood with Richard Bleasdale on the last day. Barry commented on the excellent standard of the ground and the atmosphere at Birstwith.
Thanks to Richard Bleasdale who has helped with some cup fixtures this season.
With Spofforth CC joining the Nidderdale League in 2011, we have already picked up a new umpire for next season. Barry Nickels will be joining us. Barry may be familiar to some of the longer standing members. Peter Stanley will be available to stand again this year.
A brief review of the new MCC laws will be delivered at the pre season meeting by Guy Smalley. There is unlikely to be an umpires course this winter.
On a different note, with my Handbook Secretary's hat on, I would like to publish wicket-keeping statistics. I will be asking Ben to amend the online submission form to add the number of catches and stumpings that wicket keepers take during the season.
Could all clubs please submit any changes to their contact information using the form on the web site. Changes only are acceptable. No need to resubmit a full list.
Cup Competitions and Evening League Secretary - Ian Sunderland
Ripon won the Evening League
Peter Bentley Cup
16 first round ties; 4 byes; 1 concession – Hampsthwaite 4ths
8 second round ties, 1 concession – Studley Royal 5ths
Final at South Kilvington on 8 July 2010
Killinghall 3rds 83-5 Wath & Melmerby 84-2 MoM Dan Harris (jnr)
16 first round ties; 8 byes; 2 concessions – Arthington and Goldsborough 2nds
8 second round ties, 5 concessions - Bilton 3rds; Marton-cum-Grafton;
Darley 2nds; Newton le Willows; Harrogate 4ths.
4 third round ties, 1 concession - Pannal 3rds
Final at Helperby on 6th July 2010
Helperby 114-8 Lofthouse 115-2 MoM Ben Challis
John Barrett trophy (Reserve Knockout)
16 first round ties, 2 concessions – Bishop Monkton and Masham 2nds
Final at Killinghall 27 July 2010
Scotton 136-9 Darley 137-1 MoM Rob Hainsworth
Atkinson Swiers Senior Knockout
Final at Birstwith 22 August 2010
Pannal 223-7 Helperby 191-9 MoM Rob Ellis
Disciplinary Panel Chairman - Anton Lodge
Disciplinary cases got off to a much slower start than in previous years but after they started there was a steady run of them, some of which were easily solved with an apology and others which went to a Panel Hearing.
The Disciplinary Committee and the Disciplinary Panel Members had a busy year, and thanks must go out to all those who have given their time, advice and sat on panels throughout the season.
Each case carries its own merits and pitfalls, and what may seem like a cut and dry case from the outside, often has hidden underlying factors which are only on view at a Panel Hearing.
In all there were 13 cases referred to the Disciplinary Committee throughout the season with the following break down:-
1 Internal Club Enquiry.
8 Disciplinary Panel Conferences followed up with letters to Clubs without a hearing.
4 Disciplinary Panel Hearings - 4 Disciplinary Panel Meetings with acceptance decisions
0 Disciplinary Panel Appeals.
2 Cases of teams fielding an ineligible player in their team.
1 Case of a team fielding an ineligible Overseas player in their team.
1 Case of a team being accused of their scorer in division 5 of falsifying the score.
2 Cases of teams being accused of playing under Age Junior Players.
1 Case of a club engineering for a specific umpire being stood down.
1 Case of an umpire physically assaulting a junior player in a junior match.
2 Cases of Unsporting Conduct/Excessive Aggression shown towards junior players.
1 Case relating to Facebook content.
1 Case of unsportsman like behaviour.
1 Case of a club playing a recognised 1st XI player in their 2nd XI.
1 Occurrence of points deducted/awarded.
1 Occasion were a player was disqualified from playing in the league.
3 Occasions were an apology was required to be sent to the opposition/umpire.
8 No action taken
Many of the cases could well have been avoided as they were brought down to three basic elements of:-
Knowing and implementing of the Rules.
Communication between Clubs.
Expressing the Spirit of the Game with good sportsman ship.
In order to try and counteract occurrences which have taken place during the season from reoccurring, The Disciplinary Committee make recommendations for rule changes to The League Management Committee as cases arise. These changes will be discussed via the rule changes amendment debate later at this AGM
Child Welfare Officer - Isabel Peel
Several training sessions were arranged for Child Welfare Officers at Ripley Castle. These were paid for by the league and a big thank you to Sir Thomas for providing the venue. The sessions were well attended and hopefully we may be able to arrange more sessions this year. Details will be circulated to clubs once prices have been calculated and dates arranged.
We have had several minor incidents involving juniors and one a little more serious. Please ensure that all clubs have adopted the Safe Hands policy and adhere to the guidelines. These may seem to be a bit over the top to some people but they are there to safeguard the junior players, the clubs and the club officials and individuals. Clubs not showing evidence of following the guidelines if a problem arises will not be able to depend on the support of the League or YCB / ECB. Please keep your clubs safe.
Can I remind clubs that they are responsible for all their members and their volunteers. As such please look carefully at registration procedures and CRB checks. The wording in the handbook in some of the rules have been altered slightly to reflect this.
Juniors playing in open age cricket caused a lot of discussion last year. This has been reviewed by the ECB and the revised version has been sent to clubs and can be found on the ECB website.
Junior Indoor 6 aside - Bill Kitson
Every year I report the need for more playing hours to accommodate the growing demand every season. After three years of trying we have now secured the use of Boroughbridge High School Sports Hall as a second venue. The initial requirement was to take the overspill from Pateley Bridge and avoid the need for abridged leagues. The fact is, that both venues have been booked throughout the winter providing the 16 competing clubs in the five age groups full leagues of games. This not only doubles the available playing hours covering the growing demand but also shows the growth in talent, year on year and proves the value of all year round cricket for our young players. The younger age groups, u9, u11, and u13 continue to play at Pateley Bridge whilst the u15 and u17 are at Boroughbridge, which is a slightly larger hall and better suited to the older players. The finals will be at Pateley Bridge on 9th April.
Of the 47 teams in the league, this year we have two all girl teams in the under 11-age group who are certainly setting the boys a good challenge. To see the enjoyment of fair-minded competitive cricket, irrespective of age, is a pleasure even the two five year old are getting to grips with the game. We have a situation where those now too old to play in the competition are coming along with their club and helping and encouraging the youngsters.
The logistics in running two venues are complex and challenging and, even more than in the past, the help of coaches with umpiring and scoring has now become vital and they deserve our very grateful thanks, without them this would not be possible. Thanks also have to go to Tricia, who has always been a staunch supporter of the juniors and has in the past come along to watch and support. This season however, she has attended every week of play (except to attend her son’s wedding when we let her have the day off!) keeping the sessions running and scored virtually all the games. This has helped to ease the pressure and for that we owe her an enormous vote of thanks.
The parents who have trekked out in all weather to bring the players along and offered their help must also be thanked, so far, we have only lost one week’s play due to the bad weather, but there’s still some weeks to go. Likewise, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff of both Centres for ensuring the smooth running of our cricket sessions.
Lastly, I have to thank Sir Thomas and the management committee who every year give their full backing to support the Indoor League and help us to keep the interest of our young cricketers alive to provide your teams with players of the future.
5. Election of Officers
The Following Officers retire by rotation and are willing to stand again.
Chairman Sir Thomas Ingilby
Ground Committee Secretary Ben Drummond
Disciplinary Panel Secretary Justin Park
League Solicitor Martin Blackham (nominated)
No other nominations have been received. All officers elected en bloc.
6. Election of Committee Members
The following members retire by rotation and are willing to stand again.
No other nominations received. Re elected en bloc.
7. Election of Disciplinary Panel
The following: John Lyons, David Broadley, Bill Davis, Jonathan Sowray are willing to stand for a further year. There is however a vacancy for 1(one) new member. Any nominations will be accepted from the floor. The requirement for this panel is five (5) members. Rule 29 Disciplinary Procedures Rule 29.1. (Any official, player or other person connected with any club may be appointed). There were no offers from the floor. The current members will continue.
8. Presentation to Life Members
Presentations were made to the Life Members of the Nidderdale League.
9. Proposed Rule Changes For 2011
To add a new b) to Rule 15 as follows:
b) A player who is not eligible to play for England is not to be regarded as an overseas player within a) above but as a Recreational Overseas Player (ROP) provided
i) his presence in the UK is for a legitimate non cricketing reason
ii) he has not played first class cricket within the previous 5 years and
iii) before registration with the League he provides evidence of the non cricketing reason for him being in the UK and confirms that which is set out in ii) above.
An overseas player is not eligible to be a ROP unless he has been continuously resident in the UK for a period of at least 2 years preceding the start of the season in which he wishes to play as a ROP. No overseas player can become a ROP except before the start of any season.
The present Rule 15 b)-f) will have to be re-lettered
A question was asked what the ECB or YCB guidelines where. AL responded that there is no guidance.
SC – Hampsthwaite – Lenny. A Management Committee decision to be made. Case by case basis.
DR – Pannal – supports the sentiment. The criteria may be not clearly defined enough.
There would be no limit on the number of ROP a club can have.
This rule will apply throughout all divisions
Clubs can have an overseas and an ROP in Division 1 and 2
RCP 2 – various proposals were put the the meeting:
Name change Barrett Cup
Zoned games geographically
Qualifications 24 hours before the game
Points penalty – 6 points failing to full fill cup fixtures
Wath and PB cup no fixture clashes now.
Vote was taken on the proposal to levy a 6 points deduction for failing to full fill a cup fixture. Vote: Defeated
3 cup finals on one day
Vote : defeated
RCP 3 – this change tidy's up a rule to take into account new 4th and 5th teams.
Rule 15. Eligibility of Players
c) i) A player may play in any division with the exception of the last 4 matches of the season when a player who has completed 10 innings with the 1st team and has a batting average of over 20 or has bowled in 10 games and taken more than 20 wickets and has a bowling average of under 20 shall not be allowed to play for any lower division teams without the permission of the Management Committee. For a player to be eligible to play in a club’s 3rd ,4th or 5th team the combined number of matches played and the combined averages for both 1st and 2nd teams shall apply.
In calculating averages, scores shall be counted up to and including the last match played in the 1st team or 1st and 2nd team to the match in dispute. Matches in which no play is possible shall be taken into account for this rule.
RCP 4 – Tidy up of existing rule
Rule 16 Registration of Players
a)i) .........and identify their Junior Players (with dates of birth) for registration.
RCP 5 – Tidy up of existing rule
Rule 20. Duration of Matches.
a) All times stated in the Rule will be 30 minutes earlier in September – up to the last match will be 1 hour earlier.
a) All times stated in the Rule will be 30 minutes earlier in weeks 20 and 21 and 1 hour earlier in week 22.
RCP 6 – a tidy up but to also provide clarification
Rule 21. Matches Delayed or Interrupted by Weather.
a) When weather has intervened, the last hour shall commence at 7.10pm (6.40pm in September, last match 6.10pm) subject to the following conditions:-
i) The fielding side must bowl a minimum of 20 overs after 7.10pm providing there are 20 overs remaining.
ii) If there are more than 20 overs remaining at 7.10pm the fielding side must bowl at least 20 overs AND MAY BOWL MORE but only until the agreed close of play is reached. This will be at 8.10pm except for the last 3 matches of the season where it will be 7.40pm, 7.40pm and 7.10pm respectively.
iii) If conditions do not permit 20 overs to be bowled after 7.10pm the match shall be deemed to be a weather affected draw and each side shall gain 2 points.
iv) In the event of rain interrupted second innings (when the team batting first were all out or had completed their allotted overs) the result will be 2 points each if the team batting second are unable to complete the same number of overs as were available to the team batting first.
v) In the event of rain before play commences, the number of over's allowed per bowler shall be reduced pro rata.
No such reductions shall apply should the number of over's to be bowled be reduced once play has started.
vi) When the last hour has been called a result will be achieved as per Law 16 of the MCC Laws of cricket
(a) as soon as a result, as defined in sections 1, 2, 3 or 4 of Law 21 (The result), is reached.
(b) as soon as both
(i) the minimum number of overs for the last hour are completed
and (ii) the agreed time for close of play is reached (a ii)
unless a result has been reached earlier.
(c) if, without the match being concluded either as in (a) or in (b) above, the players leave the field, either for adverse conditions of ground, weather or light, or in exceptional circumstances, and no further play is possible thereafter.
b) In the event of interruption of play during the last hour, should play recommence then one over shall be deducted for every complete 3 minutes of time lost. An over in progress at the start of the interruption shall be completed on resumption of play and shall not count as one of the minimum number of overs to be bowled.
c) In the event of a delayed start, or interruption caused by the weather during the innings of the team batting first, 1 over will be deducted from EACH innings for every 6 minutes lost.
d) No match shall consist of less than 20 overs for each team.
e) No match will commence after 5.10pm, in September 4.40pm with last match of the season 4.10pm.
f) In the event of a delayed start the tea interval must be taken no later than 4.40pm, in September 4.10pm, last match 3.40pm. This only applies if the match has not commenced by 4.40pm.
g) If weather has intervened and there is a consensus between both teams and the umpires, the time taken for tea may be reduced by such period as the parties decide. For the avoidance of doubt this shall include provision to allow for the second innings to take place before the tea interval or for tea to be taken before the first innings commences if necessary, in order to try and have a match and obtain a positive result.
Rule 22 Match Conditions
c) The home club must provide a pitch approved by the umpires for the match and shall provide umpires’ coats
c) The home club must provide a pitch approved by the umpires for the match or in the absence of any neutral umpires, a neutral member of the Management Committee or Ground Committee, and shall provide umpires’ coats.
RCP 9 – tidy up
Rule 25 l
10. In the event of a 1st team match being cancelled, or not scheduled, a recognised 1st team player shall not play for that club’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th teams on the same day In the event of a 2nd team match being cancelled, or not scheduled, a recognised 2nd team player shall not play for that club’s 3rd, 4th or 5th teams on the same day. In the event of a 3rd team match being cancelled, or not scheduled, a recognised 3rd team player shall not play for that club’s 4th or 5th team on the same day. In the event of a 4th team match being cancelled, or not scheduled, a recognised 4th team player shall not play for that club’s 5th team on the same day.
RCP 9 – tidy up
Rule 26 Promotion and Relegation
g)ii) amend to read
ii) If the situation is not resolved by i) above, then the averages will be calculated, based on the team’s performances over the whole season, but not including those matches which have been abandoned due to weather, the bowling average to be divided into the batting average and the team with the higher average will be promoted or declared champions or (in the case of relegation being the issue) the team with the lower average relegated.
RCP – 10
Rule 36. Umpires.
ii) Their expenses shall be £28 each inclusive of travelling expenses except when only one umpire is present when the fee shall be increased to £40, which shall be shared by both teams. The above expenses apply to matches played on Saturdays and/or Sundays.
g) all umpires (whether appointed by the League or a club or acting voluntarily) must follow the England and Wales Cricket Board One Game – Code of Conduct and The Spirit of Cricket. Where a breach of either the Code or Spirit is alleged against an umpire that umpire must be informed, before he leaves the ground, of the alleged breach and that a complaint may be made against him if no resolution is reached. Any complaint must be made in writing to the Disciplinary Panel Secretary within 7 days. Upon receipt of a complaint the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel shall consider the complaint and resolve either i) to take no action save to record the complaint, or ii) to refer the matter for a Disciplinary Hearing under Rule 29.8. For the purposes of Rule 29.8, 29.9 and 29.10 (Disciplinary Hearing Penalties and Appeals) “a player” includes an umpire.
Vote: fees carried
Rule Ammendment: Vote carried
There were no changes proposed so will remain the same for 2011.
12. Any Other Business
Sir Thomas offered his thanks to all clubs with respect to the success of the Golden Oldies Festival. He also was interested to know how many clubs are interested in taking teams to Adelaide. Ripley, Ouseburn, also individuals expressed interest at joining up with others as a combined team.
13. Presentation by David Bentley
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I will not keep you any longer and thank you all for your time.