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L&DCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. 16 JANUARY 2024

Date: 15th January 2024

AGENDA

  

 

To:          Club Secretaries and Officials

From:     L&DCC Management Committee

If you, as recipient of this e-mail, are not the club’s currentSecretary, please ensure that these calling papers are forwarded in good time to the appropriate person or persons.

“In accordance with the Constitution of the L&DCC Item 7, notice is given that the Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 7.00 pm at Firwood-Bootle CC.

Clubs are asked to discuss these matters carefully before the meeting and to note that their attendance at this meeting is mandatory for Full Member and Associate Member (3rd XI) Clubs but not for Associate Member (Junior Leagues) clubs and Associate Member (Women’s and Girls) clubs, who are nevertheless, welcomed.

Note – background information in relation to the Declared Business Items has been made available to Club Officials. Please contact your club if you wish for more information.

L&DCC AGM 2024: Agenda

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2024                      Venue:  Firwood Bootle Cricket Club

The ordinary business of this AGM will consist of:

1. Welcome and Roll-Call of Member Clubs;

2. Obituaries;

3. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting in 2023;

AGM_2023_Minutes.docx (live.com)

4. Matters Arising;

5. Presentation of the Annual Reports by the Chairman;-  

6.Election of Officers and sub-Committee Members for the ensuing year; 

7.Appointment of Honorary Auditor and Honorary Legal Advisor;

8.Hon Treasurer’s Report plus Audited Accounts

9. Determination of the subscription for the ensuing year 2024; 

10. Business of which due notice has been given; 

11. M.C.U.A. inc Umpires Fees

12. Notices

13  Final Check Roll Call

14  Closure of meeting

 

Agenda Item 3

  • Minutes of the AGM Jan 10th 2023

 AGM_2023_Minutes.docx (live.com)

 

VOTE 1

 

Agenda Item 4.

MATTERS ARISING;

 

Agenda Item 5.

PRESENTATION OF THE ANNUAL REPORTS

These are to be published individually on the website in the lead up to the AGM

 

VOTE 2      

 

Agenda Item 6

PROPOSALS FOR OFFICIALS OF THE LIVERPOOL AND DISTRICT CRICKET COMPETITION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2024

The role of President is normally for a 3-year appointment.

The role of Chair is normally for a 2-year appointment.

The remaining Management Committee roles are for 1-year appointment

1. President: 

*Anthony Coyne, (year 2)                who has declared his willingness to serve                

2. Chair:

 *Eddie Shiff   (year 2)                       who has declared his willingness to serve                                                     

3. Secretary:

 *Dave Lee                                          who has declared his willingness to serve                                                                

4. Treasurer:                                                   

 Position Vacant                                                                         

5. Club and Ground Facilities Chairman     

*Jim Hathaway                                  who has declared his willingness to serve                            

6. First and Second XI Fixtures Secretary and Registration Secretary;                           

*Rob Durand                                            who has declared his willingness to serve

7. 3rd X1 Chair                                                                                      

*Rob Morris and*Charles Daniels (Joint)   who have declared their willingness to serve   

8 Women’s and Girls Chair  

*Elizabeth Sinker                                           who has declared her willingness to serve

9. Junior League Chair

*John Williams                                   who has declared his willingness to serve

 

VOTE 3

 

 

 

SUB COMMITTEE

 

CHAIR

 

MEMBERS

CLUB AND GROUND

SUB COMMITTEE

Jim Hathaway

Esmond Howarth; 

CUP COMPETITIONS

SUB COMMITTEE

Rob Durand

 

Eddie Shiff; 

 

DISCIPLINARY

SUB COMMITTEE

 

Brian Cummins KC

 Tony Elwood ( Adjudicator)  Neil Bickley, Paul Lawrenson, Andrew Sinker

JUNIOR LEAGUE

SUB COMMITTEE

John Williams

Neil Crew (Secretary) Peter Roots; Chris Nutton. Martin Sidaway, Tony Foran

THIRD X1s

SUB COMMITTEE

 Rob Morris and Charles Daniels

Janaka Gamage, Liam Jones, Rob Durand.

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS

SUB COMMITTEE

 

 

Liz Sinker

 

 

 Gemma Hurst, Sue Lowrie,   Johny McCreaney.  Paul Bate.

 

 

11. L&DCC League Safeguarding Officer                            

 Elizabeth Sinker                                            who has declared her willingness to serve

12. Management Committee Minute Secretary

 Jen Brook                                                      who has declared her willingness to serve

13 L&DCC Representative Team Manager                        

John Williams                                                  who has declared his willingness to serve   

14 L&DCC Chief Junior Coach                                               

Tim McKiernan                                              who has declared his willingness to serve   

 

Agenda Item 7

 APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR;          Messrs JVSA Charted Accountants of Ormskirk       

(formerly Messrs Chaytor-Steele)

 

APPOINTMENT OF HONORARY LEGAL ADVISOR;    Tim Kenward,who has declared his willingness to serve                                    VOTE 4         

 

Agenda Item 8

 

FINANCIAL REPORT - YEAR TO 31 OCTOBER 2023

 

Attached to this report is the audited Balance Sheet as of 31st October 2023 (available from Club Officials) from which you will see that the total monies of the League stand at £72,668 an increase of £9.008 since the end of October 2021, with total assets of £79,160.  A large part of this year’s surplus was the unexpected sponsorship of £5,000 received from Love Lane despite extremely difficult trading conditions in the hospitality sector. In addition, bank interest raised in the region of £1000.

The core activities of the league and cup competitions were successfully completed with additional payments to clubs for hosting the finals, and the costs for delivery of the Liverpool Echo Cup competition.

The on-going Inspiring Generations project has continued to be developed and expanded and now covers:-

Junior Cricket League

Player Development Programme (PDP)        

Inter-league Competitions (LCF) Kit, travel, expenses, etc.

Women & Girls Cricket

Continues to expand, sustain, and embed L&DCC W&G cricket.

Inter-league Competitions (LCF) Kit, travel, expenses, etc.

Umpires – Recruitment & Retention

Supporting the work of MCUA.

Funding umpire fuel costs to various distant club grounds.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

            Development of an Awareness campaign.

            Continued development of guidelines and support to clubs.

Chris Weston Bursary

            Funding for a cricket member to experience cricket and life experiences abroad.

            Luke Russell, Colwyn Bay CC, to University Grange CC, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 ICON Sports continued to provide support with the Player of the Month/Year Awards, including Women’s and Girl's awards. Battersby’s continued to sponsor the “Ground of the Month” award. Dunkley Sports continued to implement our 3 year sponsorship agreement with Readers. We are grateful to all the companies above for their continued support.

The new committee structure has now been implemented with minimal requirements for additional paid services, although this matter will be addressed and reviewed on an “as and when” basis. The new website has been funded and will be operational in 2024.

The finances are in a healthy state and will be able to fund future improvements and ECB directives.

Finally, my thanks to all club treasurers for their help and assistance.

Peter Fleetwood

L&DCC Treasurer                                                              VOTE 5

 

Agenda Item 9

L&DCC SUBSCRIPTION FEES 2023:

The proposal before the meeting is that Full and Associate Member (3rd XIs) subscriptions shall remain unchanged in 2024; clubs will therefore be charged as follows:

Subscription              

 

Full Member Clubs:                                       £200               

Associate Member Clubs 3rd XIs:                  £100               

Junior Leagues and Women’s and Girls:         £20 per team entered

 

VOTE 6

 

Agenda Item 10

 

 

 

BUSINESS OF WHICH DUE NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN

 

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AND RULE CHANGES PROPOSALS FOR 2024.

 

  1. Renaming of the Embee Cup (3RD X1 T20)

To recognise the immense contribution of the late Mike Dunn to Junior cricket in Merseyside and for his club Alder CC

From the Embee Cup to the Mike Dunn Cup                                    VOTE 7

 

2. L&DCC Officials and Committee Structure

PROPOSAL FOR CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION SECTIONS 4 AND 5.

This is to reflect the recent operation of the Management Committee and the position as at the AGM 2024. It is a full publication and re-write of the existing and now proposed arrangements for the continued Management and Governance of the Liverpool Competition.

4 Officials

5 Management Committee and Sub Committees              VOTE 8

 

3. Priority Night for Women and Girls Cricket

PROPOSAL FOR ADDITION TO THE CONSTITUTION SECTION 9

With the continued growth of the Women’s and Girls’ game in our League, together with an apparent resurgence of interest in boys U9, 11 and 13s it has become increasingly difficult for Women’s Teams, hardball in particular, to arrange fixtures. This proposal is forwarded from the Women’s and Girls Committee and supported by the Management Committee to help the situation.

9. Fixtures

9.1.1  Women’s and Girl’s matches fixtured as part of the organised League programme including Hardball T20; Hardball Super 8s and all Softball will take priority over all other Liverpool Competition activity on Tuesday Evenings     

VOTE 9

 

4. Tea Interval

PROPOSAL FOR CHANGES TO PLAYING REGULATIONS PARAGRAPHS 4.1.4 4.1.5 and 4.1.7

Please see briefing document and rewrite

Interval between Innings

To delete reference to Tea to read the interval will be of30 minutes duration. 

  VOTE 10

 

 

5. Player Registration – Self Registration on play-cricket

PROPOSAL FOR CHANGES TO PLAYER REGISTRATION RULES PARAGRAPHS 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.2

Please see briefing document and rewrite

4.1.2      Categories 1 and 2: Players, above Junior Age group, playing at 1st and 2nd XI level, will be required to register their own account through Play Cricket with their own log on and passwordw.e.f. 1 February 2024

4.1.3 and 4.2     Clarifies that registration on play-cricket must be 72 hours before first eligible fixture and that all other documents must be with the registration secretary by 24 hours before first eligible fixture.  

  VOTE 11

 

6. L&DCC Rules and Regulations for Women’s and Girls Cricket

Recognising the continued growth of Women’s and Girls Cricket, this proposal, from the Women’s and Girls sub-committee, builds on the original set of Playing Rules and Regulations agreed for Women’s and Girls cricket in 2022 and establishes them as part of the overall Constitution and Playing Regulations of the Liverpool Competition, in their own section.

Please see briefing document and rewrite

The changes and clarifications are set out in redrelating to eligibility and where appropriate, registration in sections 3.2 to 3.5 inclusive. Section 3.6 relates to overseas players

VOTE 12

 

7. L&DCC Junior League Regulations U11 Cricket

A Pilot Scheme for U11 teams that wish to play Standard Overs Cricket for part of Season 2024.

The Junior Management Committee, recognising the recent interest and increased participation of players in the u9 and u11 age groups and the developments in other Lancashire Leagues, including the Wigan Junior League, the Wirral Junior League and the North Wales Junior League, in introducing some form of overs cricket at the u11 age group together with our League’s recent poor performances in the u11 interleague, propose to introduce an opportunity for those clubs that wish to do so to transition from Pairs Cricket to Overs Cricket in 2024.

Whilst wishing to increase the quality and experience of cricket at this level the Committee recognises that there are concerns around inclusivity for all the youngsters taking part and that the longstanding pairs game provides this. The offer to clubs and teams is not compulsory. At the half-way point in the season they can choose which ever suits. The Committee will recast the Divisions accordingly and we set out the proposal as a complete reprint of current u11 paying rules in the re-write document:

2024 The Process - Clubs to choose

Standard Overs Cricket     (new paragraphs 19.1 to 19.5)                                                 

Pairs Cricket     (Existing paragraph 21 – no change)                               VOTE 13                            

 

Agenda Item 11

 

MCUA REPORT

and

MCUA UMPIRES EXPENSES FEES IN 2023

 

A proposed increase to £70 for all League Matches for a two year period.

All other fees to remain the same with the excess mileage to designated grounds to be withdrawn.

The management committee supports this proposal and asks clubs to give their agreement.

 VOTE 14

 

Agenda Item 12:

 

12.1 FIXTURES 2024

12.2 CUP ENTRIES 2024

12.2.1. The ECB T40 Royal London Club Championship 2024 Entry Form is made directly to ECB

12.2.2. The National ECB T20 2024 - Premier division clubs are automatically entered but other clubs wishing to enter need to send their entries to  rob.durand@btinternet.com

The following cup entries are voluntary and “club-driven” and are set out in full below. These must be made by "close of business" on Tuesday 31st January 2023. to rob.durand@btinternet.com

  The  Digman Cup                                       (1st XI T45 KO)        

   The  Tyler Cup                                            (1st  XI T45 KO)  

  The  Chester Cup                                        (2nd XI T45 KO)       

  The Tittershill Cup                                    (2nd XI T45 KO)       

 . The Chrysalis Cup                                     (2nd XI T20 KO)      

  The Leddy Cup                                           (3rd XI T40 KO)  

 . The Embee Cup*                                         (3rd XI T20 KO)     

 

The draws for these competitions and the L&DCC rounds of the National ECB T20 2024 will be made as soon as possible afterthe closing date for entries.

 

12.3   Notification of L&DCC acceptance of ECB Policies Protocols and Regulations again in 2024 and acceptance by all clubs

  • Anti-Discrimination Code
  • Concussion Protocol
  • Disciplinary Regulations – Registered Players
  • Disparity Policy
  • Equality Diversity Inclusion
  • General Conduct Regulations now updated for 2023
  • Live Streaming
  • Managed Migration
  • Player Eligibility
  • Racism and Discrimination
  • Suspect Bowling Actions
  • Trans Playing Policy
  • Sport England Code Of Governance12.4. DRAFT DATES FOR MEETINGS 2023

12.4 Dates of Meetings

Captains Evening Tues 2 April 2024

Pre-season Meeting Tues 9 April 2024

End of Season Meeting Tues 15 October 2024

End of Season 3rd XI SGM 2017 Tuesday 12 November 2024

AGM 2023 Tuesday 14 January 2025

 

 

Agenda Item 13:               

 

FINAL CHECK ROLL CALL

 

Agenda Item 14:               

 

CLOSURE OF MEETING

 

 

 

 

 

 

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