APOLOGIES FROM DAVE STUBLEY
PRESENT: ALL TEAMS SIGNED IN WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NETHERTON PLUS MARK, NIC, TONY, HOWARD, GEOFF
TEAMS WERE REMINDED OF THE NEED FOR TROPHIES BEING RETURNED IN A CLEAN AND PROPER CONDITION.
AVERAGES WERE ACCEPTED WITH TEAMS ALLOWED UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER TO SUBMIT.
(WARRIORS, WATERFRONT, NETHERTON, STOURPORT, LYE AND WILDEN YET TO SUBMIT)
The chairman commented upon a successful season with little weather intervention and more importantly no player disciplinary hearings. The inter league match was a rounding success story and is to be repeated. Thanks were offered to Chester Road and Stourport for hosting matches. The floor supported this analysis.
Finances are sound with a full report at the AGM
RULE CHANGES a well aired debate followed
Dress Code…….. an appropriate manner befitting the occasion under the direction of the team captain. It is a question of promoting the ethos of your team, dressing for important matches. The rule could be relaxed for emergency cover i.e. ad hoc players brought in to make up numbers. Authentic medical conditions could also warrant variant dress. The above points to be drafted to be voted upon at the AGM
Colour clothing is permitted providing it is universal throughout the team. It was confirmed that balls other than red were permitted
Result cards were being called into question a) delayed postal service and b) superseded by emailing. A change in the rule would be proposed where results can either be posted or sent electronically. However the umpire cards would be required to confirm registration as the league previously relied upon the result cards as a record of registration.
Overseas players. There was a debate and this will be put to the vote limiting overseas players to one per team per match.
Premier League and grass only wickets although this sounds sensible in theory this may see a reduction in matches (weather) and limit certain teams.
Umpires with the introduction of WACO the control is being diluted from the Kidderminster Association and the rules may need clarification
Abandoned matches, calling off matches, conceded matches the committee has been asked to look at the rules related to these issues in order to close possible abuse and loop holes and with the emphasis on getting matches played. Whatever anyone feels the grounds person has the final say unless a match has commenced, when it is the umpires.
Juniors and ladies there is an opportunity for the league to diverse. Aquestionnaire is to be forwarded for teams’ reactions and ideas. Also the idea of more inter league matches at team level is to be explored.
Warriors have resigned leaving the league currently with 19 teams.
AGM 10th November with teams urged to promote the behind the scenes workers for recognition.