Minutes of the Management Committee Meeting held at Ripley Castle - Monday, November 17, 2008
Erik Thompson in the Chair, Tony Whittaker, Eric Houseman, Tricia Heard, Graham Hyde, Justin Park, Chris Newton, Peter Crack, John Barratt, Bob Skaith, Roger Deakin, Ben Drummond, Martin Blackham, Jeff Watkins, Steven Coombs
APOLOGIES were received from Sir Thomas, Bill Kitson, Anton Lodge, Barry Gill
In light of the Chairmans absence Erik Thompson was in the Chair.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING held on 13th October 2008 having been circulated were approved and signed as a true record of the meeting.
Rainton CC Division 8
The Chairman outlined how the procedures in respect of the above had worked and confirmed that all procedures as adopted by the Committee had been within the League constitution.
The League Solicitor outlined the various Rules which were applicable to the case and confirmed that due to the length of time since the decision had been issued an appeal could not now be lodged, even if any right of appeal existed.
Following a further discussion it was agreed that the proper procedures had been followed and that whilst certain members were unhappy with the decision reached Rainton Second Eleven were to be declared Champions of Division 8 and promoted to Division 7 and Peter Slee would be awarded the August/September player of the month award.
Rule changes as submitted by the Clubs are attached, following discussion the Committee will make the following recommendations to the AGM
Pateley Bridge re scorers NOT SUPPORTED
Pateley Bridge re Opt out of Cup competitions NOT SUPPORTED
Tony Whittaker re leg side wides. SUPPORTED, ONLY CLUBS IN DIV1 AND 2 TO VOTE
Umpires Association re increase in fees.. NO RECOMENDATION
Umpires Secretary re Club umpires NO RECOMMENDATION
ONLY CLUBS IN DIV 3 TO 8 TO VOTE
Alne CC re Atkinson Swiers cup. NOT SUPPORTED
Barry Gill re returning of Trophies. SUPPORTED
Erik Thompson re deletion of identical clauses 3(9) and 3(2). SUPPORTED
In addition the League Solicitor is to consider any changes he feels are necessary to Rule 15 and 16
CORRESPONDENCE AND SECRETARY’S BUSINESS
Thornton Watlass and Burnt Yates competition shirts had been delivered wrongly embroidered. League to arrange alterations.
Trophy valuations had been carried out by Graham Taylor. Value to replace all £20,000. Bob Skaith to meet with Brokers to discuss.
Thank you letter to be sent to Graham Taylor.
All invoices received had been paid
Balance Current £13156
Gross Receipts for Dinner £5645, Raffle £492
Invoice from Cairn Hotel awaited
6 Clubs had paid Junior indoor fees
Nothing to report other than Rainton as discussed
Nothing to report other than Rainton
Unfortunately Eric Appleton has decided to retire from umpiring after 20 years service, a letter of thanks has been sent.
Meeting held last month. Grounds nominated for cup finals
Atkinson Swires Pateley Bridge
Reserve Knockout West Tanfield
Wath Cup Raskelf
Peter Bentley Cup Pannal
All the above approved by Committee
Raintons pavilion was now nearly complete.
JUNIOR LEAGUE RERESENTATIVE
AGM next Thursday
John Barratt had resigned as Secretary, and Eric Housemen stepped down as Chairman. Subject to the AGM Ken Coad had agreed to take on both roles. John will continue in his role as Lords Taverners and Joe Lumb secretary.
CUP COMPETIONS AND EVENING LEAGUE SECRETARY.
SIX ASIDE JUNIOR INDOOR LEAGUE Emailed from Bill Kitson. The season is going well. The decision to change the wide/no-ball rule to dispense with the extra balls and increase the penalty runs to 2 instead, has worked so well we’ve extended it to all age groups. Matches no longer over-run, which pleases everyone and the games are faster, more exciting and more competitive as a result.
CHILD WELFARE OFFICER no report
LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE SIDE no report
GOLDEN OLDIES 2010 No report
Concerned expressed regarding service, talks to be held with Cairn.
23 Clubs in attendance, 31 not represented.
2009 Dinner Friday 13th November.
Received 10 responses to Atkinson Swires cup survey other 6 clubs to be chased.
Feedback form to be sent to Clubs regarding the dinner
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 26h January 2009at Ripley Castle at 7.30pm
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