AT CHESTER ROAD – SENIOR CUP FINAL
OUR SYMPATHY TO DAVE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF LORNA , 26TH JUNE
APOLOGIES::: DAVE, GEOFF OFFICIATING, AZIZ INVOLVED
PRESENT::::HOWARD ,JULIAN, TONY, MARK, NIC
SEASON SO FAR:::: Arley have won all their league matches, Waterfront undefeated. There remain many inaccuracies with the result cards with the fixture secretary asked to compile a list of those at fault to pass fines. The weather has been acceptable
POINTS DEDUCTION FALL OUT::: now settled
INTERPRETATION OF RULES (RULE 37) :::there is concern re: dress code and the interpretation of the “spirit of cricket”. It is suggested, to be confirmed at AGM that from next season those in breach and in receipt of two warnings will attract a disciplinary hearing.
REGISTRATION: TEAMS WITH RULE IN HANDBOOK::: It was agreed to list those teams who have registered with this league with the registration conditions.
TROPHIES AS PER RULE RETURNED IN SEPTEMBER CLEANED AND ON TIME :::emphasised for September meeting
AVERAGES SUBMITTED ON THE WEBSITE FORM::: no form no consideration for awards and a fine
PROPOSED RULE CHANGES::: clothing
FEES FOR 2016::: need to consult with the treasurer
WELFARE OFFICERS: ALL TEAMS TO COMPLETE FORM :::agreed
FINANCE ISSUES :::: Geoff and Dave to sort out outstanding umpire fees as noted in minutes earlier this year. Dave to meet affiliation fee (see Mark)
INTER LEAGUE FIXTURE: TEAM SELECTION:::certain names already in, waiting on others with team selection to follow
One umpire was recently selected and accepted an appointment to umpire one of the league finals at Chester Road; considered to be an honour. He later withdrew. In the fullness of time his decision was found to be influenced by having received a more lucrative offer. The committee took a dim view of his actions, were disappointed by his lack of commitment and loyalty to the league. The committee will write to the Umpire Association expressing their displeasure and although this person may be nominated for final appointment during the 2016 and 2017 seasons they will be refused.
Umpires have raised concerns about some players conduct and language. Whilst the committee is more than willing to act on such matters their hands are tied by the rules i.e. they cannot act until an official complaint about a specific player has been received which must be in written form from the officiating umpires.