THERE WILL BE NO MORE TRANSFERS ALLOWED AFTER 30th JUNE
other than those where the process has already been started.
is being reviewed in 2016 to reflect current practice - please
return to this page later in the year for an update...
current policy is shown below. It must be stressed that if
the player involved has played any game in the current season
for a team in another league, that league's agreement needs
to be obtained in addition to the agreement of the club from
whom he is transferring. If the player being transferred will
be playing at a level requiring Play Cricket registration
of players, then the process outlined here MUST be completed
first and approval gained from the league's Hon. Secretary
to proceed to registration.
are reminded of the provisions of paragraph 12.0 of Appendix
An individual must be a bona fide member of the Club for whom
he plays and no individual may play for more than one league
Club in Sussex (to include all competitions organised by that
league) in any season unless a transfer is agreed between
all leagues involved in that transfer. Players can only make
one transfer a season and no transfers will be allowed after
30th June each year. Further, no player who has played in
a competitive match for any Premier League Club can play in
the League except for that particular club. NOTE: For further
information about which clubs are on the ECB's Premier League
list, refer to the PBSESCL Hon. Secretary.
The Hon. Sec. has been given authority to act on behalf of
the Committee and is prepared to deal with such requests on
the phone or by email. The onus is on the 'new' club and before
approaching the Hon. Sec. they should contact the 'old' club
(and, if appropriate the other league) to ascertain if they
have any objection to the 'Transfer' and if so the reason
and also whether there are any complaints about the player's
behaviour (including failure to pay subscription and/or match
fees) All such contacts with this league and with the other
club/league should be from the receiving club's Hon. Secretary
or Chairman on behalf of the committee of that club. A memorandum
setting out the guidelines was circulated with the minutes
of the Committee meeting of May 2nd 2002, and is printed below
for your convenience.
TRANSFER OF PLAYERS
In common with most, if not all Leagues our regulations provide
that no person may play for more than one club without the
consent of the Committee and it was felt that the Committee
should lay down guidelines as to the procedure to be adopted
if permission is sought under this requirement.
The Committee wishes to keep this as simple as possible and
therefore any request can be made either in writing, email
or by phone.
However any such request must be made by a CLUB and not by
an individual. Contact between clubs must be either between
the clubs' secretaries or their chairmen. Before getting in
touch with me the "new" club must first contact
the "old" club to ascertain whether they have any
objection and if so what it is. This also applies to any former
The "new" club should then approach me with the
relevant details e.g. name of player, approximate age, his
ability, the number of games played and reason for the proposed
move; also that he is not leaving his former club by reason
of misbehaviour or because he has failed to fulfil his obligations
(e.g. not paying his sub) .
I am authorised by the Committee to deal with any such request
on their behalf; if there seems to me to be no reason to refuse
the request I will give the necessary approval but if there
is any doubt I would refer it to the Chairman.
Factors to be taken into consideration will be the reasons
for the player's proposed move, the number of games played
and the number of games left (i.e. the more games played and
the less games left the less likely a change of clubs will
be approved), the respective divisions of the two clubs and
their positions (e.g. it is more likely a change will be approved
if the two clubs are in different divisions and also if promotion
or relegation is not affected).
Each request will be decided on the individual facts of the
case but examples where approval will be readily given are
moving house or change in work arrangements
b. player who is not playing regularly especially a junior.
Examples when permission is likely to be refused are
"star" players especially in the latter part of
the season or there is an element of "pot hunting"
b. where a player is leaving his former club by reason of
any form of misconduct or failure to meet his financial obligations
c. where there appears to be any form of "poaching"
by the requesting clubs.
It is incumbent on clubs to be open and honest as I am sure
they all are with each other and normally a decision will
be made on the information supplied by the "new"
club. Any misstatement would be considered to be a serious
breach of their obligations to the League.
Jeffery, Hon. Sec.