Minutes of the Management Committee Meeting held at Ripley Castle - Monday, August 11, 2008
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF A SUB-COMMITTEE convened at 6.45pm on 11th August 2008 to discuss outstanding accounts due from the league.
PRESENT Sir Thomas in the Chair, Tricia Heard ( also in her capacity as acting Treasurer), Eric Houseman, Graham Hyde and Erik Thompson.
1. Account No 10994 dated 10th May 2005.
Eric Houseman explained that he recalled that this account was for cricket balls supplied by Lords International for use in Cup competitions. An earlier arrangement with Lords International had included a discount against the price, but this had expired. Eric Houseman knew that Neil Burtwistle had attempted to continue the arrangement and had obviously succeeded as the hand- written notes on the account showed a discount of £980, This left a balance of £1.620, the amount shown outstanding on the latest overall statement form Lords International. Eric Houseman recalled discussing this matter with Neil Burtwistle only a short time before the latters untimely death. It was agreed that the amount of £1620 should be paid forthwith.
2. Account No 15066 dated 29th January 2008
Eric Houseman explained that he thought that earlier Management committee Minutes should confirm that it was agreed that the League should obtain three sets of Bat, Pads, gloves and Kit bag to present to winners of the batting prize in divisions 6. 7 and 8.
The kit bags had not been included with these awards, but had been retained and then used for presentation to Man of the Match Winners in the three ‘lower’ cup competitions in 2008. This had in meant that there had been no such award for presentation at the Atkinson – Swires Cup Final on 10th August 2008.
It was agreed that the amount of £750 should be paid forthwith.
3. Account No 15722 dated 4th July 2008
This account covers the clothing in connection with the
MCC match at the Nursery Ground on 1st August 2008.
A. There are points of difficulty as follows;-
(i) the League badge on all garments provided by Lords International is unsatisfactory as the ‘red’ colour has appeared ‘pink’ in each case. This could be said to render the complete order unacceptable, but there was no time to change the colour of the badge and the team kit of tracksuit, shirt and slipover was worn for the match.
Tricia Heard had already ordered 12 caps from
Dragon Embroidery of Harrogate after
consultation with Sir Thomas ( at that time we
did not know that Mr Najmi was going to give us
50 caps), It was agreed that the very reasonable
cost of the 12 caps at £57.12 should be paid
(ii) The 2 Umpires’ Coats shown on Account 15722
were totally unacceptable as they had been provided in grotesquely large sized.
B. In fairness Mr Najmi of Lords International had in an
email of 24th July 2008 apologised for the error for which
he accepted responsibility. He had offered to
compensate for the error by supplying the League with
products of our choice free of charge. It was agreed
that a payment on account of this invoice should be
made at once coupled with the opening of negotiations
to agree compensation for the error.
It was suggested that the sum payable on account should be based on:-
1, Cost of 12 Full Track Suits 612 - 00
2. Cost of 12 Belief Shirts 270 - 00
3. Cost of 12 Slipovers 234 - 00
£1116 - 00
This would leave the cost of
30 Track Suit Tops 1170 – 00
2 Umpires Coats 33 - 00
£1203 – 00 as the basis of negotiation.
C. There are some 38 Track Suit Tops left and it was
agreed that these should be presented to League representative players in future seasons.
MINUTES OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 11TH AUGUST 2008 AT RIPLEY CASTLE AT 7.30PM
Members Present: Sir Thomas in the Chair, Graham Hyde, Eric houseman, Erik Thompson, Tricia Heard, Jeff Watkins, Martin Blackham, Bill Kitson, Barry gill, John Barrett, Anton Lodge, Chris Newton and Ben Drummond.
Apologies were received from Justin Park, Roger Deakin,
Peter Crack, Steve Coombs and Dion Wood ( Tony Whittaker
and Bradley Atkinson did not attend)
Minutes of the Meeting held on 30th June 2008 having been circulated, were approved, subject only to the fact that John Barrett had apologised for his absence.
Matters Arising: There were none not covered by the Agenda which follows, save that the matter of the transfer of John Sixsmith had been resolved.
Correspondence and Secretary’s Business :
(1) Division 8 fixtures and Rory Wade’s email re Helperby
C.C. 3rd teams games. It was agreed that the game v Ripley 3rd should be played as and whenever possible before the end of the season.
(2) Blubberhouses v Burton Leonard 2nd August 2008.
This matter was referred to the Disciplinary Panel for
(3) Sharow CC’s interest in entering a third team, with a
request for extension of time to arrange grounds.
Request for extra time duly granted.
Tricia Heard indicated that Wath may also be
interested in entering a team.
(4) It was agreed that Bilton CC should be asked to
confirm their rumoured intention to withdraw their 4th
team from the League.
(5) Enquiry from Boroughbridge as to the possibility of
Pannal having two teams in division 6 next season. It
was agreed that such a position is not prohibited by
the Rules ( except in Division 1 ), but that both games
between any such teams should be played as early as
possible in the season.
(6) The point raised by Boroughbridge as to Pannal
players in 3rd and 4th teams was referred to
(7) Valuation of trophies Eric Houseman agreed to
approach Graham Taylor of Oxford Street to undertake
the valuation on favourable terms,.
(8) Scorers’ Course. Tricia Heard volunteered to run
courses for potential club scorers during the winter, It
was agreed that his offer should be pursued.
Treasurers Report: Tricia Heard reported that, as agreed, she had approached Bob Skaith to obtain his agreement to become League Treasurer. Bob Skaith had signified his agreement and it was proposed by Chris Newton, seconded by Jeff Watkins and carried that he was duly appointed to this post. Andrew Clapperton’s name had also been put forward and it was agreed that a letter should be written to him, thanking him for his interest, which will be recorded for future reference.
Balances :- Current Account £7,502 - 38
At Bank Savings Account £8,240 – 95
The Cheque issued to pay for Teas at Alne C C has not yet been presented for payment.
( Eric Houseman pointed out that there will be a further accounts to send to clubs for additional balls, collected from him during the season. )
The New Treasurer should be asked to look into investment of surplus funds in order to earn extra interest.
Disciplinary Panel: See Justin Park’s report attached. The complaint by Graham Fish pf Pannal has been withdrawn.
League Solicitor: Martin Blackham had nothing to report.
Umpires Secretary : Jeff Watkins reported that all games are covered for the rest of the season. He has one recruit in the shape of Maurice Norman ( a former player of some standing ) and a 16 year old, just starting an umpiring Career.
It was agreed that Guy Smalley should be asked to run umpiring courses under his own initiative, no contact with the umpires’ association having been possible.
Ground Committee : Ben Drummond reported as follows :-
(i) The committee will be meeting in 5 weeks time.
(ii) Rainton’s pavilion opened yesterday.
(iii) Electricians are presently working on Sharow’s pavilion.
(iv) Ben will write the usual notification to teams with a possibility of promotion to div 2, advising of the minimum requirements of Rule 26 (e).
Junior League Representative : John Barrett reported as follows :-
(i) The season has just ended.
(ii) John is to retire, finally, as Secretary as from the end of the season, as is Eric Houseman as Chairman.
(iii) With now over 100 teams involved it is considered that the Rules require expansion and re-organization.
(iv) New blood, particularly a new secretary is needed and it is felt that an Honorarium should be offered to attract the right candidate. It was suggested that the Junior league Committee should discuss this point and put forward suggested amount for consideration at the next Management Committee Meeting.
(v) U/11 - won 2, 1 rained off.
U/13 - won2, lost 2.
U/14 – won 2 rained off. They reached the semi-finals but were beaten by Barnsley by 1 run.
The Joe Lumb U/17 – won 5 lost1, and lost in semi final on
The Jack Lee Trophy will be played on Sept 7th with the
Junior League play – offs on the same day.
Eric houseman recorded the incredible amount of had
work and dedication of John Barrett, with the number of
Junior League teams growing from 46 to over 100.
It was agreed that a sub-committee of Eric Houseman, John Barrett and Erik Thompson be formed to revise the Rules.
Cup Competitions and Evening League Secretary : Barry Gill reported that the Evening League had concluded with Kirkby Malzeard beating Boroughbridge. All cup Competitions had been completed on the due dates. All grounds used had been at the highest standard of preparation with excellent hospitality. In the Atkinson – Swires Final on 10th august Masham had beaten Alne by 1 run. The ground had been in exceptional condition.
Six Aside Junior Indoors : Bill Kitson presented his report which is attached. Bill’s proposal to withdraw the U/17 group was approved. Whilst thanks were expressed to Bill and Val for their invaluable work, it is recognised that help is needed to run such a large and successful operation.
Child Welfare Officer : In Bradley Atkinson’s absence, it was agreed that his position will require further consideration, particularly as Bradley is due to retire at the AGM in 2009.
League Representative Side : In Dion Wood’s absence through illness, the following matters were mentioned:-
(i) The Ingilby Shield game had been played to a high standard and in good spirit.
(ii) The MCC match. The whole occasion had worked well to produce a memorable experience for all concerned. Thanks were expressed to graham Hyde for his arrangements throughout the two days. Eric Houseman expressed the view the MCC should have shown greater respect and recognition to the President, particularly in the light of his support and hospitality to the fixture in the past.
Thanks were expressed to Diana Skaith for her contribution as ‘official’ photographer to the tour. Photographs had been provided to Ackrills.
I was agreed that a track suit top each should be presented to Bob and Diana Skaith.
Golden Oldies 2010 ; Sir Thomas reported that a steady flow of grounds were being offered by League and other clubs. Budgets had been agreed with Air New Zealand with £17.900 in the kitty already. A number of teams (including at least one from
Australia) are looking to play friendly games before the Festival. Local teams are absolutely welcome to take part.
£85 per day will be available for ground preparation, with £5 per head payable for teas.
Hollywood C C v League (senior ) team : This game had been played in good conditions and a most happy atmosphere on 8th August, to the evident enjoyment or visitors and hosts alike. Thanks are due to Chris Newton who arranged the League team and to Ripley CC for hosting the event.
League Dinner : It is confirmed that the speakers will be Henry Olonga and Jeremy Snape. There are some problems with the Cairn Hotel who require a guarantee of 250 diners if we continue to use the Windsor Suite. An alternative would be the Promenade Suite, where there would be no numbers-guarantee.
Chris Newton and Eric Houseman will investigate further.
Any Other Business :
(i) A request from Studley Royal 3rds to play their game against Pannal Ash at Studley Royal on Saturday 16th August was refused.
(ii) The matter of Studley Royal 2nd playing 10 players on 26th July weas referred to the Disciplinary Panel.
Date of Next Meeting : Monday 13th October 2008 at Ripley Castle at 7.30pm.
Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League
Management Committee Meeting – 11th August 2008.
Disciplinary Panel Secretary’s Report.
Recent Disciplinary Cases.
Since the last meeting, and as of Monday 28th July 2008, there has been one further case brought forward to The Disciplinary Panel referring to an abandoned match played between Helperby and Pannal on the 19th July 2008.
Past Disciplinary Panel Hearing.
On Monday 14th July 2008 The Disciplinary Panel sat for a case brought to The Management Committee’s attention by Goldsborough CC involving the agreed shortening of a match to 20 overs per side in a fixture between South Kilvington and Harrogate 4th XI. The outcome of the hearing was that Rule 21 had been breeched and as a result, South Kilvington were deducted three points and Harrogate 4th XI were awarded one additional point. Therefore the final tally for both sides was two points per side.
Future Disciplinary Panel Hearing.
There is to be a Disciplinary Panel Hearing on Thursday 21st August 2008 for a case brought to The Management Committee’s attention by Harrogate Gas Sports relating to the fixture between Pannal Ash and Thornton Watlass on the 7th June 2008 which was moved venue. The Management Committee referred this case at their meeting of the 30th June 2008 to The Disciplinary Panel who in turn have now set up a hearing. The outcome of this hearing will be reported to The Management Committee at their next meeting.
As above, there may be a second hearing for the match between Helperby and Pannal
Two recent cases which have gone, or will be going, to a Disciplinary Panel Hearing, have been brought to the attention of The Management Committee by clubs within The NADACL. The Disciplinary Panel thought that it would be of benefit to The Management Committee’s “external face of efficiency and awareness,” if these cases had been picked up prior to them being brought to The Management Committee’s attention by other clubs within the league trawling through the result sheets. It was felt that as results are sent in, they should be scrutinised by a NADACL official so that we show a greater level of awareness, policing and control.
Any Other Business.
Could I, on behalf of Ripley CC express my thanks to the Management Committee for their support for the recently held Ingilby Shield. Special mention must go to Dion Wood for all of the work he put into selecting the Nidderdale side and we wish them good fortune at Lords. Thanks also to Tricia for scoring and for making the Match Presentations and to all of the clubs whose members and supporters came down to make the day a wonderful spectacle; seventeen clubs from the league were represented by the players on the field.
Justin Park Disciplinary Panel Secretary 28.VII.08
Junior Indoor league Report 11th August 2008.
The Junior Indoor fixtures are currently being compiled, but as with last
year we are oversubscribed for the number of playing hours available.
The decision has already been taken with the agreement of the Leisure Centre to move the under nine fixtures to Sunday afternoons where only three games will be played.
Last season the Saturday sessions were extended to six hours which, with hindsight, was impractical and difficult to manage where games often over-ran or went to the last ball. This season only seven sessions will of six hours and the remainder will be five games as in previous years, continuing to start at One o’clock
There have only been three entries for the Under 17 age group and
although last season we ran a group with four teams it does now make the U/17 unviable as a competition, and with the consent of the committee we propose to withdraw this division for the current season to free more hours for the younger age groups.
Excluding the U/17’s there are 39 teams in total 10 U/15, 12 U/13, 12
U/11 and 5 U9 with Ouseburn and Middleham entering 3 new teams for the first time.
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