OF A COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 9th AUGUST 2018 AT
7.00 P.M. AT THE BILL WICKHAM PAVILION, BUXTED PARK SPORTS
& SOCIAL CLUB
David White (in the Chair) Chris Fox (took meeting notes)
Chris Bates, Dave Procter, Paul McNally, Robin Sewell
Apologies: Received from Peter Crees, Father Kenneth, Allan
Hughes, Dave Page.
48.18 Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th June 2018
were approved and signed.
49.18 Matters arising & other issues:
a) Cricket Ball Quality, Kerala Strikers had reported a couple
of balls losing condition. General feeling that given the
number of balls used, this wasn't unreasonable. No further
b) Burwash Weald question re promotion and relegation. As
previously indicated to them, there is likely to be a bit
of a reshuffle as teams move to correct geographic regions,
so nothing can be fully guaranteed for next year but top team
in each division almost certain to be promoted.
c) Laughton v Robertsbridge 4/8/18. Match was cancelled because
ground was unfit due to massive cracks in the outfield (caused
by prolonged hot, dry weather). Agreed 9 points each, Laughton
are doing everything they can to ensure ground is playable
for remainder of season but agreed in principle that a ground
unfit for these reasons is no different to being unfit from
flooding after a particularly wet spell.
d) Playing subcommittee. There's a meeting of the Adult Leagues
Group on 20th Aug to which CB, DP and PC? will attend. There
are a number of major issues on the agenda, it's likely the
results of the player survey will be available and reported.
CF reported that he's heard rumblings of unhappiness with
the new combined structure and the possibility of some clubs
looking to break away or withdraw some teams from the league
e) AGM 14th Nov, primarily to close the ESCL. Discuss next
time when Father Kenneth present as he is the guru on our
f) Annual Dinner 13th Oct at Wellshurst Golf Club, 130 maximum,
sit down meal, menu choice required by Oct 1st. Agreed to
offer all clubs 2 tickets at £20 each to mark the end
of the ESCL with clubs asked to respond and commit by 3rd
Sept. Remaining tickets to then be offered to league winners.
The clubs £20's will be reimbursed from surplus ESCL
funds (see below) but felt we needed to charge up front to
get a proper commitment. RS has a list of guest invitees and
will organise raffle prizes. PC has organised a speaker?
50.18 Finance: - We will pay for clubs' entry fee into SCL
and their 2 dinner tickets, which will leave a closing balance
of circa £5,500. Will reimburse clubs in accordance
to what they've paid in subscriptions in the last 5 years
51.18 Fixture Matters:
a) Pett 2's v Willingdon 3's 7th July. Pett 1's had already
conceded their game, and by implication their 2's therefore
had conceded before Willingdon conceded, so both teams effectively
conceded so minus 5 points each. Both clubs are expecting
b) Heathfield Park 3's v BYG 4's 9th June. Match abandoned
due to a dangerous pitch, already discussed via email and
confirmed 9 points each. Some discussion on suitability of
Five Ashes as a fit venue.
c) Willingdon 3's v Crowhurst Park 4's 23rd June. Crowhurst
Park turned up for game unaware Willingdon had conceded. Agreed
no further action, genuine miscommunication.
d) Intersport Trophy and Plate
Lewes Priory v Hailsham
St Peters or Little Common v Plimpton
Final to be hosted at winners of Lewes Priory V Hailsham ground
Laughton or Willingdon v Crowborough
Chiddingly v Ringmer
Final to be hosted by Crowborough
PMcN to sort out trophies medals etc. and to collect trophies
from last years' winners. PMcN also to arrange umpires.
52.18 Umpire Matters
Less disciplinary issues than in previous years, only 4 so
far. Uncertain as to whether this is better player behaviour,
possibly down to law changes, or whether it's that issues
aren't being reported.
53.18 Play-Cricket Reporting & Registration of Players:
No Longer any ESCL input.