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Minutes of Committee Meeting
25th January 2018

MINUTES OF A COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 25th JANUARY 2018 AT
7.00 P.M. AT THE BILL WICKHAM PAVILION, BUXTED PARK SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB


P. Crees (in the chair), The Rev'd K.C. Jeffery (Hon. Secretary), C. Bates, C. Fox, A. Hughes, P. McNally, D. Procter, (Fixture Secretary, et al), R. Sewell, D. White.
14.18 Apologies had been received from D. Page and R. Newman
15.18 Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th December 2017 were approved and signed.
16.18 Matters arising & other issues:
i. It was agreed to omit certain sections from the new directory, comprising the Rules and the Disciplinary section (both now available online). The reference to trophies being returned by a certain date would also be withdrawn. SCL would now be handling such matters.
ii. Appendix A in the new directory: the wording had been circulated and after due discussion it was agreed to publish the wording as previously confirmed following Chris Bates' scrutiny.
iii. Annual Dinner, date & venue: it was agreed to leave these unfixed for the time being. Dave Procter would ask Derek Barnard if he had booked provisionally for 2018.
iv. Sovereign Trophy & Plate: Following an enquiry from the Club Cricket Conference, it was agreed not to enter the competition this year and to await developments in representative cricket within the SCL in 2019.
17.18 Adult League's Group update: Peter Crees shared his notes, taken at the ALG meeting on 12th December 2017, with members of the committee. These covered Finance, Ball, Trophy, Annual Dinners, Results & Umpires Assessments (both now via Play-Cricket) League Fixtures, Directory & Handbook, Playing Conditions and a Constitution sub-committee.
18.18 Finance: - The affiliation fees for 2018 were agreed.
19.18 Fixtures: Dave Procter reported that the county-wide fixtures had been only a little later than the Christmas date anticipated, and thought it was a tribute to the new set-up that only one of our ESCL requests for ground availability had not been met.
20.18 Play-Cricket Reporting & Registration of Players: these matters were now being handled by SCL and clubs need to familiarise themselves with the consequences of this new arrangement to avoid last minute uncertainty.
21.18 Umpires' report: There were no new issues for consideration.
22.18 Disciplinary subcommittee: There were no new issues here, either, for consideration..
23.18 Meetings of the ESCL committee for 2018: the following dates were confirmed (all at 7.00pm), 8th March, 10th May, 7th June, 12th July, 9th August, 13th September and 11th October 2018. In addition, these other dates were agreed: Open Meeting, Wednesday 11th April, Annual General Meeting, Wednesday 14th November.
24.18 The meeting closed at 8.15 pm.