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Post AGM Newsletter


Posted by Brian Hudson on 03/11/2016 10:59


GCCL – Newsletter to Clubs – Post AGM 2016

 

This newsletter covers one urgent point (the League Dinner), one highly important one (the need for a League Secretary) and a number of lower priority others that should not be ignored. 

 

League Dinner - URGENT

 

Bookings have been slow for the 2016 League Dinner which takes place on Friday November 18 at Cheltenham Civil Service CC.  The menu is:

 

  • Chicken chasseur with a selection of vegetables, or a vegetarian option if ordered in advance
  • Pavlova or Chocolate Brownies/Ice Cream or Eton Mess
  • Tea or coffee

 

The price is £14. 

 

Booking is essential, including requests for the vegetarian option, to Eddie Baker (See “About Us” - http://gloucestershireccl.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/4414) by Tuesday November 8.

 

The winners of the Batting, Bowling, Fielding, Pitch and Fair Play awards are:

 

Division 1

 

Best Pitch - Apperley 1st XI

Fair Play Award - Corse & Staunton 1st XI and Kingsholm 1st XI

Batting - James Jamieson-Black (Cirencester 1st XI)

Bowling - Tom Fullalove (Cirencester 1st XI) and Dan Hockaday (Westbury-on-Severn 1st XI 1st XI)

Fielding - Matt Carter (Cirencester 1st XI) and Stewart Hudd (Redmarley 1st XI)

 

Division 2

 

Best Pitch - Thornbury 2nd XI

Fair Play Award – Poulton 1st XI

 

Batting - Ben Pockett (Cranham)

Bowling - Steve Pennington (Oldlands 1st XI)

Fielding - Alex Pockett (Cranham)

Division 3

 

Best Pitch - Dumbleton 2nd XI

Fair Play Award - Hatherley & Reddings 2nd XI

Batting - Alex Gray (Newent 1st XI)

Bowling - Phil Lewis (Lydney 2nd XI)

Fielding - Al Hope (Great Rissington 1st XI)

 

Division 4

 

Best Pitch – Hawkesbury Upton 1st XI

Fair Play Award – Fairford 1st XI

Batting - Mahesh Shetty (Ullenwood Bharat 1st XI)

Bowling - Sam Beeley (Hawkesbury Upton 1st XI)

Fielding - Paul Heming (Slaughters Utd 1st XI) and Peter Adams (Ullenwood Bharat 1st XI)

Division 5

 

Best Pitch - Apperley 2nd XI

Fair Play Award - Bourton Vale 2nd XI

Batting - Ali Smith (Haresfield Gladiators 1st XI)

Bowling - Vasif Muzavar (Gloucester A.I.W. 2nd XI)

Fielding - Harold Senior (Dymock 1st XI)

 

Division 6

 

Best Pitch - Hatherley & Reddings 3rd XI

Fair Play Award - Cheltenham 3rd XI

Batting - Jon Ablett (Minchinhampton 1st XI)

Bowling - Jaime Waring (Minchinhampton 1st XI)

Fielding - Jeremy Kirby (Langford 1st XI)

Division 7

 

Best Pitch - Chedworth

Fair Play Award - Down Hatherley 1st XI

Batting - Macus Walters (Tormarton)

Bowling - Phil Brown (Kingsholm 2nd XI)

Fielding - Lewis Cook (Whitminster 1st XI)

 

 

 

 

League Committee, and the critical vacancy that must be filled – HIGHLY IMPORTANT

 

The AGM elected the following committee:

 

Chair

Brian Hudson

 

Vice-chair

Elected by the committee

2015/2016 holder – Paul Brooke who is willing to stand again

Secretary

Vacancy

Please see below

Treasurer

Tom Brown

 

Results Officer

Karen Walker

 

Press Officer

Emily Midwinter

 

Reports Officer

Paul Brooke

 

Webmaster

Vacancy

 

Fixture Secretary

Eddie Baker

 

Registrations Secretary

Dan Midwinter

 

Representative to the GCB

Dan Midwinter/Kevin Smart

 

Umpires Representative

Discussions with GACUS in recent years have led to agreement that this role is best fulfilled by regular, informal discussions between key officers of the two organisations

Division 1 Rep

Ian Robson

 

Division 2 Rep

Andy Williams/Chris Young

To be resolved at

Division 3 Rep

Andy Williams/Chris Young

November 21 committee meeting

Division 4 Rep

Kevin Smart

 

Division 5 Rep

Tom Stevens

 

Division 6 Rep

Jim Hyland

 

Division 7 Rep

David Charlesworth

 

 

 

As was reiterated at the AGM, it is not possible for the League to run in 2017 without a League Secretary

 

It neither appropriate nor sustainable for the chairman to fulfil both roles.  There are 70 teams in the League and there must be someone, probably a keen supporter, with the administrative skills to ensure that the League can continue to run.  The time commitment is not onerous.

 

The outline job description is:

 

  • In consultation with the chairman, produce the agenda for committee meetings
  • Minute committee meetings and summarise the results of general meetings
  • Maintain the Club Contacts database.  This is mainly a one-off annual update, with occasional changes as club officers change, etc.   NB The GCB is developing a database that will be accessible by all leagues and this should significantly reduce the work required
  • Draw up and distribute the Calling Notice and Agenda for the two General Meetings
  • Receive any correspondence and table it at Committee Meetings.  NB With the advent of electronic communication, the scale of this task has significantly diminished
  • Drafting any changes to the Handbook, and organising the printing.

 

If anyone is interested or has any questions, please contact Brian Hudson. 

 

Rule changes for the 2017 season

 

The majority of the proposed rule changes posted at http://www.gccl.org.uk/GCCL%20AGM%202016%20%E2%80%93%20Proposed%20Rule%20Changes%20to%20be%20voted%20on.docx  were approved by the AGM.  The exceptions were:

 

Rule 8(a) - Registration

Carried, but needs amendment to say that registration must be applied for before 19:00 Monday

Rule 12(e) – Fielding Circles

Rejected

Rule 12(f) - Wides

 

Carried except for Legside wides

Rule 12 (g) - Declarations

Rejected

Rule 15 – Declarations

Rejected

Rule 15 – Batting Bonus Points

Agreed in principle but needs more work before an email vote

Rule 16(a) – Points deductions rather than fines

Rejected

 

Umpiring Courses

 

The dates and venues for the three core “Introduction to Umpiring” courses have been confirmed:

 

  • Monday April 3rd  at Aston Ingham CC 6.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Wednesday April 12th at Cirencester CC 6.30pm – 9.30pm
  • Monday April 24th at Upton St.Leonards CC 6.30pm-9.30pm

 

In addition, Woodpeckers CC are hosting a course on Monday 10th April.  This is mainly for club members, but other attendees will be welcome.  If any other club wishes to host an in-house course, please contact Peter Sawyer at GACUS.

 

Very many thanks to all the clubs that are hosting courses. 

 

Details of the Level 1 Umpiring courses are on the “Training” page of the GACUS website (http://www.glosumps.org.uk/).  Introduction to Scoring courses will follow. 

 

The League policy for funding attendance at Officials Courses is:

 

  • GACUS invoice directly for attendees at Introductory Umpiring and Scoring courses to meet the League’s requirements
  • Clubs hosting in-house Introductory courses are refunded for up to four attendees
  • Full refund, plus £50 bonus, for successful Level 1 Umpiring delegates that start to be appointed for, and stand regularly, at Saturday afternoon matches.

 

Bookings can be made with Peter Sawyer (See the “About Us” page on http://www.glosumps.org.uk/).   

 

The League “Requirements” spreadsheet at http://www.gccl.org.uk/Ump Oct 2016.htm has been updated now that promotion and relegation has been confirmed. 

 

Funds for Investment

 

 For the past two years, the League has subsidised and organised a bulk purchase of Flat Sheet Covers. 

 

Now that most clubs have such covers, this year the League’s excess funds will be used to provide a subsidy on the cost of balls.  This subsidy will provide the same benefit to all teams in the League.  It will be £30 per team.

 

Discounted Ground Facilities and Equipment

 

The League has again negotiated an arrangement that guarantees the cheapest deal in the market for County League clubs.  Please get in touch with Brian Hudson for the right person to contact at Stuart Canvas (www.stuartcanvas.co.uk)