WILDEN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE CRICKET LEAGUE
THERE WERE NO APOLOGIES
DATA FROM THE SIGNING IN SHEET REVEALS THAT STONE AND QUATT WERE ABSENT
HOWARD, TONY, GEOFF AND NIC WERE ALSO IN ATTENDANCE
THE DOG, STONE AND WATERFRONT FAILED TO OFFER THEIR AVERAGES
(please rectify asap)
The new code re: laws of cricket will be covered at the March 2018 meeting
Current account £1075 soon to be depleted (bills to pay) will settled around £450. Deposit account £1861 (including the interest of £6 …wow). Annual costs incurred were presented. Fee increases will be decided once final data is available, with teams notified of any change before AGM.
Clubs were advised to check that they are covered re insurance to the level they require.
INS AND OUTS
Lye (too old …don’t tell GAS) and Jari (alternative league) have resigned with Alveley hoping to re-join for 2018 season. The remaining teams are automatically registered.
AZIZ (League Committee member and Lye CC) has offered to his continued support when and if required.
TROPHIES were collected by Geoff who will complete the task of matching trophies to competition.
AVERAGES were received with teams encouraged to promote members of their teams
PRESENTATION EVENING will offer the usual excellent buffet and drinks tokens with additional tokens available to cover their guests.
THE HANDBOOK was revamped this year with general approval, however, some felt the rule summaries were too simple and the full rules were not very accessible on the website. It is hoped that more clubs will personalise their own page next year. Sample pages are to be circulated as a guide to help teams/clubs to develop their page. Sponsorship and advertising is to be encouraged, £100 per double spread page (with reduced cost for smaller adds). Clubs who attract sponsors will be refunded half of that amount.
PINK BALLS: A 20 minutes debate focusing upon quality but mainly on affordability. Cost v quality, lost balls v replacement, full v partial introduction, one ball per game v new ball per innings, interpretation v logic. The debate will continue.
POINT SYSTEM: there appear to be more hurdles than advantages
LIMITATION OF PLAYERS: there appear to be more hurdles than advantages with COMMON SENSE ruling the day.
RULE CLARIFICATION re substitute fielders, the toss, payments, player illigibility are to be put forward.
LOG IN TO PLAY CRICKET: Chris Parkes has offer to assist any Rep with a problem.
CONGRATULATIONS were offered to HOWARD BURLEY on his award from ECB for 55 years service.