1.0 TITLE The League shall be called the Parker Building Supplies East Sussex
Cricket League (hereinafter referred to as "the League").|
The objects of the League are:
2.1 To promote, encourage and foster the playing
of cricket, interest in cricket generally and in particular in the County of East
2.2 To organise cricket on a competitive basis within the spirit of
2.3 To ensure that the ECB 'Code of Conduct' and the MCC 'Spirit
of Cricket' be observed at all times and these shall be deemed to be incorporated
into these rules.
3.1 Membership of the League shall be
open to all clubs whose grounds are within the County of East Sussex or adjacent
thereto which meet the criteria for membership laid down from time to time.
3.2 Any club who plays in the first division shall be a member of the Club Cricket
3.3 All clubs must at all times have a Club Welfare Officer and
must adopt and comply with 'Safe Hands' and all child welfare policies laid down
by the ECB and/or the Sussex Cricket Board.
3.4 All clubs shall be affiliated
to the E.C.B. and the Sussex Cricket Board.
4.0 ELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP Application
for membership of the League shall be made to the Hon. Secretary, in writing,
not later than July 1st, in any year and shall be considered by the Committee
as soon as is practicable thereafter. The Committee shall either approve, reject
or defer the application without being obliged to give any reason for such decision.
Any club whose application is approved shall be eligible for election at the AGM
5.0 OFFICERS The Officers of the League shall be the
Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Fixture
Secretary. The officers (except for the Vice-Chairman) shall be elected at the
Annual General Meeting from amongst members of member clubs and shall be eligible
for re-election. No member club shall have more than one individual member as
an officer. There shall also be both a Results Secretary and a Registration of
Players Secretary who shall be appointed by the Committee. These posts may be
held jointly by existing officers.
6.1 The affairs of the
League shall be governed by a Committee which shall consist of the officers elected
at the Annual General Meeting and six elected members from whom the Vice-Chairman
shall be elected by the Committee at their first meeting after the Annual General
Meeting. The six elected members shall serve for a period of two years, three
retiring each year by rotation but those retiring shall be eligible for re-election.
No member club may have more than one individual member as an elected member or
as an officer on the Committee.
6.2 The Committee shall meet regularly to
ensure the efficient administration of the league, four members to form a quorum.
6.3 All decisions by the Committee shall be by a majority vote with each member
(including the Chairman or his deputy) having one vote, in the event of a tie
the Chairman shall have a second casting vote.
6.4 The Committee shall have
the power to co-opt any person or persons either generally or for a specific purpose,
or for a specific meeting or meetings, either as a voting or a non-voting member.
The Committee shall further have power to fill any casual vacancy arising during
the year and to appoint sub-Committees (except as set out in sub-paragraph 5 hereof).
6.5 There shall be elected at the AGM a playing conditions sub committee (hereafter
referred to as "The PCSC") consisting of not more than ten elected members
who shall come from different clubs plus the league Chairman and league Hon. Secretary.
The elected members shall be elected for two years, half retiring each year by
rotation, but shall be eligible for re-election. The PCSC shall elect a chairman
and vice-chairman and shall meet as often as is required. The PCSC shall consider
any proposals for altering Appendix A and any other matters referred to it and
shall report its findings and make such recommendations as they think fit to the
clubs with the notice of the AGM or any SGM.
7.1 The Annual
General Meeting of the League shall take place in November of each year. The Honorary
Secretary shall give not less than five weeks' notice, in writing, of the meeting
to member clubs. Any individual member of member clubs may attend. The meeting
shall transact the annual business of the League, consider any alterations to
the rules and Appendix A, deal with any financial matters, including the fixing
of the annual subscriptions, and consider any other matter submitted to the Hon.
Secretary not later than the 1st September. No proposal for the alteration of
Appendix A shall be considered at the AGM or any SGM unless it has been discussed
by the PCSC and they have reported thereon.
7.2 A Special General Meeting
may be summoned at any time by the Committee, or on application to the Hon. Secretary
in writing, signed by at least four member clubs. The application shall state
the motion or motions to be submitted to the Special General Meeting which shall
be held within six weeks of the receipt of the application. No other business
will be discussed at such Special General Meetings.
7.3 A quorum at any General
Meeting shall be two thirds of the member clubs and all clubs will receive one
vote. In the event of a tie the resolution shall be deemed to be lost. Resolutions
altering the Rules (including Appendix A) or for admitting a Club to membership
of the League shall require a vote in favour of 60% of those member clubs present.
In the event of a quorum not being present at a Special General Meeting, the resolution
or resolutions shall be deemed to be lost.
7.4 All clubs shall provide The
Hon. Secretary with an Email address and any notice required to be given to a
club under these rules or Appendix A shall be deemed to be given if either sent
by post to the nominated League Contact or by Email to the Email address provided
by that club.
8.0 FORM OF LEAGUE
8.1 All games shall be played according
to the Laws of Cricket, save where the same are inconsistent with the playing
8.2 The organisation and playing conditions are as set out in
Appendix A which shall form part of these rules.
8.3 The League tables shall
be compiled in accordance with Appendix A. In the event of two or more sides having
the same number of points, the position shall be decided by the greater number
9.0 WITHDRAWAL AND EXPULSION FROM LEAGUE
9.1 A member club may
give notice, in writing, to the Hon. Secretary of its intention to cease to be
a member of the League. Such member clubs shall cease to be a member as from the
31st day of October, immediately following the receipt by the Hon. Secretary of
10.0 Code of Conduct, Player Behaviour, & Discipline Management
The Code of Conduct, Player Behaviour and Discipline Management of the league
is set out in Appendix B, which shall form part of these rules.
FINANCE Each member club shall be required to pay such Annual Subscription as
is fixed by the Annual General Meeting, on or before January 1st in each year.
An inspected account for the year ended 30th September shall be prepared and presented
to member clubs at the Annual General Meeting. An Honorary Inspecting Accountant
shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.
12.0 DISSOLUTION In
the event of the League being dissolved any funds held by the League shall be
paid to the benefit of cricket to such organisation or organisations as the Committee
holding office immediately prior to dissolution shall in their discretion think