GENERAL MEETING MARCH 2022
APOLOGIES GEOFF AND TONY
PRESENT ALL TEAMS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF WEST HAGLEY WERE REPRESENTED PLUS HOWARD AND NIC
CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS 2022 will see three divisions, addressing promotion, relegation, and performance. The return of Cookley was welcomed. Three other teams expressed and interest (Worcestershire Police, Waterfront, NHS Gladiators) but failed to build on this interest.
The new rules were explained namely
PINK BALLS COMPULSORY (at least at the start of the game and until spares are depleted). A supply of new pink balls can be obtained from Chris Parkes, Veritus Cricket @ £8.50 per ball (good quality)
COLOUR KIT permitted once cleared with the committee
ALL TEAMS TO COMPLY WITH PLAY CRICKET. Result forwarded by midnight FRIDAY, full details if applicable should be forwarded before the next match. Should there be a difficulty please use WIECL_socialmedia@yahoo.com to forward results and any other data for the social media sites.
ALL SUPPLIED DATA MUST ADHERE TO YOUR CLUB’S SAFEGUARDING/MEDIA POLICY
DIVISION ‘B’ WIDE RULE, ADDITIONAL 2 RUNS BUT NO ADDITIONAL BALL (EXCEPTING THE LAST OVER WHERE NORMAL RULES APPLY)
HANDBOOKS HAVE BEEN DELAYED BY CARRIERS. They can be collected from Chris Parkes (contact on 07973 212116 or email@example.com, re timings etc) or collected from Wilden at the next committee meeting 12th April from 7 pm.
Results cards were distributed.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT was explained with thanks to the sponsors (request for additional sponsors) with reserves healthy and a working profit for 2022 estimated at £550
SOCIAL MEDIA was explained in detail with an editorial sub committee of Alex Biddle, Chris Parkes and Tom Mullett. Tom will be running the day to day play cricket. Many thanks to Tom and Alex for stepping up.
UMPIRES it was unanimously agreed that umpires fees should increase. The new figures are:
- one umpire standing receives £24 (£12 per team)
- two umpires standing: each receives £16.
All umpires will be called to a meeting when appointments for all fixtures will be confirmed. Any changes from the original appointments should be resolved by the umpire and the nominated team representative (captain). The latest time for change is 5pm on the match day but it is hoped that in the event of a change in arrangements notification will be as early as possible. Should no umpires be available for a match umpires will be nominated from those people available (see League rule 78). Additionally, the nominated umpires must sign the match cards and forward them to Geoff Gilbert as soon as is convenient to do so.
ECB have circulated further rules and regulations regarding the standardisation of disciplinary and other regulations which the committee will digest before passing to teams.
FINALS GROUNDS the following clubs offered their grounds:
QUATT, ALVELEY, BEWDLEY, KIDDERMINSTER
Dates for finals are:
- 20th July 4 finals, (27th July reserve day for weather etc)
- 17th August 3 finals
- 24th August 1 final