League Handbook 2019

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LEAGUE HANDBOOK 2019

SHEFFIELD ALLIANCE MIDWEEK CRICKET LEAGUE alliancemidweek.org.uk


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HOME CLUBS

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AWAY CLUBS

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CONTENTS

SHEFFIELD ALLIANCE MIDWEEK CRICKET LEAGUE

League Offiicers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Roll of Honour - Champions of the League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Past Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Current Trophies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Last years winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Club Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Presentation Night 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Past League Winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 League Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Mark Simmersons 2018 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Fixtures 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Knock-Out Cup Draw 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Umpires List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Information for Premier Division Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Code of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 League Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cup Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

IMPORTANT DATES

Management Committee Meetings

Monday 3rd June 2019 Monday 6th July 2019 Monday 5th August 2019 Monday 16th September 2019 Monday 2nd December 2019 Monday 6th January 2020

Management Committee meetings are held at Davy Sports & Social Club and allcommence at 7.30 pm

Important Dates for Clubs

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Handbook Distribution Meeting, 7.30 pm

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Last day for return of League trophies to League Secretary

Saturday 9th December 2019

Last day for submission of 2020 Directory Information

Wednesday 29th January 2020

92nd Annual General Meeting and Presentation Night - Davy Sports, 7.30 pm

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Pre-Season Meeting, 7.30 pm

Key Playing Dates

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Start of League season - Division A, B, C Premier Division starts 1st May 2019

Wednesday 19th June 2019 First Round of Knock-Out Cup Competition

Wednesday 7th August 2019 Final Day fixtures

Wednesday 14th August 2019 Second Round of Knock-Out Cup Competition

Monday 26th August 2019

Knock-Out Cup Finals Day - Davy Sports Club

Wednesday 29th January 2020

Presentation Night - if you win an award make sure you are there!

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LEAGUE OFFICERS

HEADQUARTERS: Davy Sports & Social Club

PRESIDENT: J M Swift malcolm.swift@alliancemidweek.org.uk LIFE MEMBERS: T Duncan, J M Swift

VICE PRESIDENTS: D Drabble, M Patterson

CHAIRMAN: A J Duncan Telephone: (01433) 630546 tony.duncan@alliancemidweek.org.uk

TRUSTEES: A J Duncan,J M Swift, S M Birch, J Simpson

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: Jhangir Ahmed (Nether Edge CC) - jhangir.ahemed@alliancemidweek.org.uk Sean Fenelon (The Wednesday CC) - sean.fenelon@alliancemidweek.org.uk Ibrar Hussain (Darnall CC) - darnall@alliancemidweek.org.uk Chris Jones (Hollinsend Methodists CC) - chris.jones@alliancemidweek.org.uk Sohail Mumtaz (Millhouses Works CC) - sohail.mumtaz@alliancemidweek.org.uk SECRETARY: S M Birch Telephone: 0114 236 7357 / 07882 080453 steven.birch@alliancemidweek.org.uk TREASURER: J Simpson Telephone: 07961 711033 janina.simpson@alliancemidweek.org.uk

PUBLICITY OFFICER: M Simmerson Telephone: 07841 978397 mark.simmerson@alliancemidweek.org.uk UMPIRES APPOINTMENTS’ SECRETARY: G Stirling Telephone: 01709 378878 george.stirling@alliancemidweek.org.uk CHILD WELFARE OFFICER: S Fenelon Telephone: 07531 120485 sean.fenelon@alliancemidweek.org.uk

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ROLL OF HONOUR - PREVIOUS LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1928

Cammells Sports

1947

Sykes

1966

Sharrowvale

1929

Darnall Liberals

1948

Norton Oakes

1967

Coal Aston

1930

Darnall Liberals

1949

Brightside

1968

Handworth WMC

1931

Norton Woodseats

1950

Norton Oakes

1969

Dominics

1951

Norton Oakes

1970

Coal Aston

Sykes

1952

Norton Oakes

1971

Dominics

1934

Norton Woodseats

1953

Central Amateurs

1972

Dominics

1935

Norton Woodseats

1954

Central Amateurs

1973

1936

Loxley

1955

Norton Oakes

1974

1937

Darnall Wellington

1956

Central Amateurs

1975

PWD

1938

Darnall Wellington

1957

Norton Oakes

1976

Dominics

1939

Darnall Wellington

1958

Bellhouse WMC

1977

Dominics

1940

Darnall Wellington

1959

Central Amateurs

1978

Handworth WMC

1941

Darnall Wellington

1960

Meersbrook OB

1979

Bents Green

1942

Wadsley Church

1961

Central Amateurs

1980

Bents Green

1943

Sheffield Wasps

1962

Norton Oakes

1981

Handsworth WMC

1944

Darnall Wellington

1963

Sykes

1982

Dominics

1945

Darnall Wellington

1964

Roberts

1983

Handsworth WMC

1946

Norton Woodseats

1965

Roberts

1984

Handsworth WMC

1932 1933

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Sanderson Sports Atlas & Norolk (joint)

Dominics Eckington (joint)

Handsworth WMC


1985

Handworth WMC

2004

Attock

1986

Handsworth WMC

2005

Attock

1987

Ridgeway

2006

Attock

1988

Bents Green

2007

Attock

1989

Bents Green

2008

Attock

1990

Bents Green

2009

Attock

1991

Bents Green

2010

Sheffield Collegiate

1992

Bents Green

2011

Attock

1993

Bents Green

2012

Attock

1994

Bents Green

2013

Attock

1995

Bents Green

2014

Sheffield Collegiate

2015

Attock

Bents Green

2016

Sheffield Collegiate

1998

Bents Green

2017

TOA

1999

Bents Green

2018

Darnall

2000

Bents Green

2001

Bents Green

2002

Attock

2003

Attock

1996 1997

Norton Oakes Bents Green (joint)

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PAST OFFICERS OF THE LEAGUE President

1928 J W Ball 1940 O Bunn 1961 T Hollingworth 1964 T Ratcliffe 1974 D Chattle 1992 T Snidall 2009 R Birch 2012 G Kempton 2013 B Moule 2017 J M Swift

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Chairman

1928 H O Bunn 1940 E Saxton 1947 T Hollingworth 1961 T Ratcliffe 1964 T Widdowson 1969 F Naylor 1978 T Snidall 1991 T Duncan

Treasuer

1980 J Cartledge 1989 J M Swift 2018 J Simpson

Secretary 1928 P Rose 1961 T Hardie 1961 E Lunn 1980 R Birch 2008 S Birch

Publicity Officer 1980 E Lunn 1985 S Birch 2008 M Bagley 2009 T Collins 2010 M Simmerson


CURRENT LEAGUE TROPHIES

The Stones Challenge Cup

One of the oldest trophies in local cricket - first played for in 1903 and awarded to the League winners since 1928. Originally a play-off between regional league winners but by the League Champions since 1976 when promotion introduced into the League

Division C Winners

Replaced the Sheffield Cricket Lovers Society Cup in the mid 2000’s

The Gunstone Cup

Orignally used for the winners of the League knockout cup but since 1976 awarded to the winners of Division A when promotion introduced and the knockout cup was stopped.

Ron Birch Sporting Cup

In memory of Ron Birch who was Secretary from 1980 to 2008 and President from 2009 to 2011. Awarded to club with highest sportingmarks

The E A Lunn Cup

In memory of Ernest Lunn who was League Secretary from 1961 until 1980 and a Committee member until 1988.

Elsie Ratcliffe Trophy

In memory of former Chairman’s wife - awarded to team with highest average score in the season 9


90th ANNIVERSARY YEAR WINNERS

Darnall CC - Premier Division Winners

Outokumpu Stainless - Division A Winners / 90th Anniverary Cup Winners (pictured) 10


De La Salle - Division B Winners

Caribbean Sports - Division C Winners

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CLUB DIRECTORY

NOTE: All email addressed are the name listed below under email followed by @alliancemidweek.org.uk, ie, clubname@alliancemidweek.org.uk

Attock

Premier Division

Secretary: Imran Shah

Telephone: M - 07412 216913 Email: attock

Aviva

Division B

Ground: ARTIFICIAL WICKET Caribbean Sports Ground, Ecclesfield, Sheffield Secretary: Joe Williams

Telephone: M - 07974 209303 Email: aviva

Brincliffe

Division C

Ground: Davy Sports Ground, Prince of Wales Rd Secretary: Thomas Harrison

Telephone: M - 07528 370416 Email: brincliffe

Ground: Beauchief Hall 12

Cancellation 1: Liaquat Ali 07576 468108 Cancellation 2: Secretary

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: George Buckton 07515 691478

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Luke Carter 07963 930547


Darnall

Premier Division

Secretary: Ibrar Hussain

Telephone: M - 07866 571750 Email: darnall

De La Salle Old Boys

Division A

Ground: Civil Service Ground, Ecclesfield Secretary: Kieren O’Sullivan

Telephone: M - 07940 780339 Email: delasalle

Frecheville Community

Division A

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Hamza Younis 07463 780944

Cancellation 1: George McMahon 07805 897595 Cancellation 2: Secretary

Ground: De La Salle Association Club, Beauchief Hall Secretary: Andrew Payling

Telephone: M - 07456 038862

Email: frechevillecommunity

Ground: Hobson Bowl, Silkstone Road, Sheffield

Cancellation 1: David Clayton 07879 421301 Cancellation 2: Secretary

ARTIFICIAL WICKET

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Handsworth Junior Sporting Club

Division C

Hollinsend Methodist

Division B

Secretary: Monir Choudhry

Telephone: M - 07908 037052 Email: handsworthsj

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Mohammed Fiaz 07527 935650

Ground: ARTIFICIAL WICKET Handsworth Junior Sporting Club, Olivers Mount Secretary: Joanne Bloor

Telephone: M - 07720 819008

Email: hollinsendmethodist

Cancellation 1: Richard Wadsworth 07968 071634 Cancellation 2: Chris Jones 07727 712723 ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Ground: Fox Lane

Kashmir

Division A

Secretary: Khuram Javed

Telephone: M - 07771 523035 Email: kashmir

Ground: Graves Park (Charles Ashmore Road entrance) 14

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Norman Khan 07506 938327


Khan

Premier Division

N W A DR

Secretary: Zaheer Ahmed

H T I W

Telephone: M - 07543 437043 Email: khan

Lodgers

Division C

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Fayyaz Mohammad 07841 339920

Ground: Shiregreen CC

ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Secretary: Ben Handley

Cancellation 1: Greg Taylor 07540 262771 Cancellation 2: Jason Hutchinson 07767 127427 ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Telephone: M - 07890 570834 Email: lodgers

Ground: Parkhead CC

Millhouses Works

Division B

Secretary: Iain Mallett

Telephone: M - 07976 597756 Email: millhousesworks

Ground: Millhouses Park Cricket Ground

Cancellation 1: Simon Henderson 07760 116041 Cancellation 2: Sohail Mumtaz 07915 004448 ARTIFICIAL WICKET

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Nether Edge

Premier Division

Secretary: Jhangir Ahmed

Telephone: M - 07968 595196 Email: netheredge

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Adrees Mohammed 07714 310329

Ground: Sheffield Transport

Norton Woodseats

Division C

Secretary: Andy Cross

Telephone: M - 07570 792152 Email: nortonwoodseats

Outokumpu Stainless

Division A

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Cancellation 1: Dan Turner 07891 390944 Cancellation 2: Stan Redhead 07561 097312

Ground: Graves Park (Charles Ashmore Road entrance) Secretary: George Stirling

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Ground: Rotherham Phoenix CC, Bawtry Road

ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Telephone: H - 01709 378878 M - 07895 936410 Email: outokumpu

Cancellation 2: Michael Angell 07944 968409


Rotherham Town

Premier Division

Secretary: Ijaz Riaz

Telephone: M - 07800 643466 Email: abbeydale

Sharrow

Division A

Sharrow A

Cancellation 2: Rabnawaz Khan 07814 751552

Ground: Sheffield Works Sports & Social Club

ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Secretary: Mohammed Rajeeb

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Telephone: M - 07450 218653 Email: sharrow

Division B

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Yasar Mahmood 07463 840825

Ground: Sheffield University Sports Ground Secretary: Muhammed Saleem Telephone: M - 07405 284956 Email: sharrowa

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Zaheer Abbas 07877 482207

Ground: Totley Bents

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Sheffield Caribbean

Division B

Sheffield Collegiate

Premier Division

Secretary: Milton Samuels MBE Telephone: H - 01909 515930 M - 07758 415303 Email: sheffieldcaribbean

Cancellation 1: Samuel Gittens 0114 285 5600 Cancellation 2: Secretary

Ground: ARTIFICIAL WICKET Caribbean Sports Ground, Ecclesfield, Sheffield Secretary: Matthew Lee

Telephone: M - 07969 573312 Email: sheffieldcollegiate

Cancellation 1: Andrew Simpson 07957 441614 Cancellation 2: Secretary

Ground: Abbeydale Park

Sheffield Transport

Division C

Secretary: John Slack

Telephone: M - 07933 198115 Email: sheffieldtransport

Ground: Sheffield Transport Sports Ground 18

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Rob Hutchins 07949 296557


Sheffield Waterworks

Division A

Secretary: Mark Beavis

Telephone: M - 07880 543173

Email: sheffieldwaterworks

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Will Hale 07482 225295

Ground: Crimicar Lane

The Wednesday

Division A

Secretary: Sean Fenelon

Telephone: M - 07531 120485 Email: thewednesday

TOA

Premier Division

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Ben Heap 07769 338272

Ground: Davy Sporting Club, Prince of Wales Road Secretary: Mohammed Ghaiyas

Telephone: H - 0114 255 4456 M - 07805 201380 Email: toa

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Cancellation 2: Zulfiqar Ali 07875 304294

Ground: Stonelow Playing Fields, Dronfield 19


Woodhouse

Division C

Secretary: David Barker

Cancellation 1: Secretary

Ground: Graves Park (Main Pavillion Entrance)

ARTIFICIAL WICKET

Telephone: H - 0114 269 9459 M - 07958 257211 Email: woodhouse

Cancellation 2: Chris Smith 07817 902716

All clubs are reminded that in accordance with League rule 9, should any of the Directory information change then the League Secretary must be informed in writing immediately. All clubs must ensure that their club information on the League website is also kept up to date at all times.

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2018 PRESENTATION NIGHT

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PAST LEAGUE WINNERS

Promotion and relegation was introducted into the League in 1975. Prior to this, the League was played in regions, depending upon the geographical location of each clubs’ home ground. The winner of each division then played off for the Stones Challenge Cup. The Gunstone Cup was played for in the form of a knock-out cup competition. 1997 saw the introduction of the Premier Division, with the former Division B becoming Division A, Division C becoming Division B and so on. Premier Division

1997 Bents Green

2005 Attock

2013 Attock

1999 Bents Green

2007 Attock

2015 Attock

1998 Bents Green 2000 Bents Green 2001 Bents Green 2002 Attock 2003 Attock 2004 Attock Division A

2006 Attock 2008 Attock 2009 Attock

2010 Sheffield Collegiate 2011 Attock

2014 Sheffield Collegiate 2016 Sheffield Collegiate 2017 TOA

2018 Darnall

2012 Attock

1975 Dominics

1990 Bents Green

2005 Norton Woodseats

1977 Bents Green

1992 Bents Green

2007 Eckington

1976 Bents Green 1978 Handsworth WMC 1979 Bents Green 1980 Bents Green

1981 Handsworth WMC 1982 Dominics

1983 Handsworth WMC 1984 Handsworth WMC 1985 Handsworth WMC 1986 Handsworth WMC 1987 Ridgeway

1988 Bents Green 1989 Bents Green

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1991 Bents Green 1993 Bents Green 1994 Bents Green 1995 Bents Green

2006 Sheffield Collegiate 2008 Khan

2009 Sheffield Waterworks 2010 Al-Mahdi

1996 Norton Oakes/Bents Green 2011 Frecheville Community 1997 Dronfield Sports Contact 2012 Hollinsend Methodist 1998 Sheffield Friends

2013 Kashmir

2000 SWD

2015 Nether Edge

1999 Azad XI

2014 Frecheville Community

2001 Dronfield Sports Contact 2016 Kashmir 2002 Sheffield Friends 2003 Avesta

2004 Frecheville Community

2017 Nether Edge 2018 Outokumpu


Division B 1975 Transport 1976 Mosborough Trinity 1977 Handsworth WMC 1978 Prince of Wales 1979 Forum Sports 1980 Norton Woodseats 1981 British Rail 1982 Caribbean 1983 Sheffield Cricket Lovers 1984 Whitby & Chandler 1985 Ridgeway 1986 Firvale 1987 Whitby & Chandler 1988 Sheffield Works 1989 Staveley Welfare

Division C 1975 Mosborough Trinity 1976 Handsworth WMC 1977 Bents Green 1978 Forum Sports 1979 BSC River Don 1980 Edgelow 1981 Whitby & Chandler 1982 Sheffield Cricket Lovers 1983 Abbeydale Casuals 1984 Ridgeway 1985 SYCC 1986 Sheaf 1987 Hollinsend Methodist 1988 Staveley Welfare 1989 Dronfield Woodhouse Division D 1975 Meersbrook Old Boys 1976 Bents Green 1977 Bayfield Sports 1978 Castle Dyke 1979 British Rail 1980 Forward Sports 1981 Firvale 1982 Ridgeway

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

SWD Whitby & Chandler Central Amateurs Phoenix Ridgeway Dronfield Sports Contact SWD Norton Woodseats Sheffield Friends Azad XI Apperknowle Handsworth WM Hollinsend Methodist Apperknowle Leadmill Eckington

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Khan XI Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield University Staff Lightwood Landscapes Nar Mando Kashmir Hollinsend Methodist Caribbean Sports Eckington Sharrow Millhouses Works Killamarsh Juniors The Wednesday De La Salle

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Handsworth WMC Killamarsh Juniors Phoenix Ridgeway WFN Waterworks Exchange Sheffield University Staff Darnall Hollinsend Methodist Caribbean Sheffield Transport Meersbrook Leadmill Kashmir A Khan XI

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Handsworth WM De La Salle Apperknowle Norwich Union Richmond Hollinsend Methodist Richmond Sharrow The Wednesday Ridgeway Sharrow A Caribbean Sports Sharrow A Caribbean Sports

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Granville College Davy McKee Sheaf Emgas W Wilson Industrial Supplies Three Magpies Handsworth WMC Phoenix Ridgeway

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Frecheville Community Three Magpies Killamarsh Juniors Stocksbridge Old Ex-Oaks Sheffield Friends Telecom Sports

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Division E 1975 Bents Green 1976 DHABB 1977 Shiregreen Congs 1978 Edgelow 1979 Caribbean 1980 Ridgeway 1981 Leadmill 1982 Davy McKee Division F

1977 British Rail 1978 Caribbean

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Killamarsh Juniors Sheaf Beauchief Hall Staveley Welfare Tinsley Handsworth WMC Handsworth St Josephs Frecheville Community

1984 Sheffield Bankers 1985 Nalgo

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Beighton Miners Welfare Waterworks Sheffield University Staff SWD A Cutthorpe Cabs Eleven

1991 Telecom Sports

1992 Stocksbridge Old

1979 Sheffield Cricket Lovers 1986 Dronfield Sports Contact 1993 Cabs Eleven

1980 Woodhead Components 1987 Environmental Health 1994 Sheffield Friends 1981 Richmond

1988 Handsworth St Josephs 1995 Royal Hallamshire Hospital

1983 Richmond

1990 WFN

1982 Killamarsh Juniors Division G

1989 Beighton Miners Welfare

1980 Sanderson Kayser

1983 Sheffield Bankers

1982 Woodhouse Meths OB

1985 Dronfield Sports Contact 1988 Oughtibridge

1981 Killamarsh Juniors

Division H

1984 Staveley Welfare 1985 No competition

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1984 Nalgo

1986 Handsworth St Josephs 1987 Telecom Sports

1986 Smithywood WMC

1987 Handsworth WMC


Elsie Ratcliffe Trophy Awarded to the team with the highest runs scored per innings for the whole season 1975 1990 Bents Green 2005 Attock 1976 DHABB 1991 Bents Green 2006 Sheffield Collegiate 1977 Handsworth WMC 1992 Waterworks 2007 Sheffield Collegiate 1978 Forum Sports 1993 Norton Oakes 2008 Khan 1979 Sheffield Cricket Lovers 1994 Bents Green 2009 Sheffield Caribbean 1980 Bents Green 1995 Norton Oakes 2010 Sheffield Collegiate 1981 Handsworth WMC 1996 Norton Oakes 2011 Attock 1982 Woodhouse Meths OB 1997 Bents Green 2012 Al-Mahdi 1983 Killamarsh Juniors 1998 Bents Green 2013 Attock 1984 Ridgeway 1999 Bents Green 2014 Attock 1985 Sheaf 2000 SWD 2015 Khan 1986 Dronfield Sports Contact 2001 Bents Green 2016 Outokumpo Stainless 1987 Bents Green 2002 Attock 2017 TOA 1988 Oughtibridge 2003 Frecheville Community 2018 Abbeydale 1989 Bents Green 2004 Khan XI League Knock-Out Cup 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

WINNERS

Sheffield Cricket Lvrs Sheffield Cricket Lvrs Central Amateurs Central Amateurs Castle College Bents Green Bents Green Bents Green Bents Green Bents Green Norton Woodseats Norton Oakes

RUNNERS UP

Norton Woodseats Handsworth WMC Mosborough Trinity Handsworth WMC Bents Green Ridgeway Killamarsh Juniors Killamarsh Juniors Phoenix Rigeway SWD TOA Bents Green

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2018

WINNERS

Bents Green Bents Green Sheffield Friends Ex-Oaks SWD Attock Attock Darnall Darnall Sheffield Friends TOA Outokumpo

RUNNERS UP

Sheffield Friends Leadmill Bents Green Darnall Darnall Sheffield Friends Kashmir Attock Bents Green TOA Darnall Sharrow

Ron Birch Sporting Award Awarded to the team with the highest average sporting score as given by neutral umpires throughout the season 2012 Sheffield Waterworks 2015 Sheffield Waterworks 2018 Sheffield Collegiate 2013 Hollinsend Methodist 2016 Sheffield Collegiate 2014 Nether Edge 2017 Sheffield Collegiate

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LEAGUE RECORDS

LEAGUE MATCHES ONLY *indicates not out unless stated otherwise Best Batting Average YEAR 1976 1977 1978

NAME D Shutt B Lucas S Beck K Sjoid 1979 Hammer 1980 G Powell

CLUB AVE Handsworth WM 52.20 British Rail 45.50 Prince of Wales 77.67 Sheffield Cricket 96.25 Lovers Roberts 46.67 Sheffield Cricket 1981 I Watson 41.00 Lovers 1982 D Sollett Sheldon 47.00 1983 M Parker Granville College 70.30 Whitby & 1984 G Gregory 58.40 Chandler 1985 P Garlick Sheaf 52.75 Sheffield Cricket 1986 K Bradley 56.16 Lovers 1987 L Hirst Exchange 45.14 1988 M Bull Mosborough Trinity 69.33 1989 S Myles Bents Green 59.76 Frecheville 1990 D Clayton 89.75 Community 1991 D Allen Killamarsh Juniors 83.00 1992 I Watson Darnall Wellington 82.75 1993 Ishtiaq Rana Leadmill 68.66 1994 Nawaz Khan Darnall Wellington 116.00 1995 S Pope Bents Green 59.00 Nadeem 1996 Norton Oakes 57.14 Khan

Highest Aggregate of Runs Year

2011

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Name

Jacob Castle

Club

YEAR NAME

1997 P Kerry 1998 Nawaz

1999 M Barlow

CLUB AVE Sheffield University 43.60 Staff SWD

49.17

Bents Green

73.20

Sheffield Friends Leadmill Eckington Frecheville

92.33 56.00 97.00 111.00

Frecheville

115.50

2008 Z Elahi Attock 2009 JP De Villiers Eckington 2010 C Jones Hollinsend

107.25 92.67 75.00

2000 Nawaz 2001 2002 2003 2004

S Younis M Steers T Pearson S Saxelby

2005 A Mir

2006 M Bardwell 2007 J Slack

2011 J Castle 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Attock

L Staniforth J Castle T Starkes A Mir C Turner N Mohammed D Latif

SWD

Khan XI

75.25

80.60

Sheffield Transport 168.00

Attock

Eckington Attock Outokumpo Attock Aviva Sheff Univ Staff Sheff Caribbean

112.57

96.00 102.00 71.00 85.20 172.50 160.00 116.50

Total 788


Highest Individual Runs Scored YEAR

NAME

1982 R Yardley

CLUB

BSC HQ Sheff Cricket 1984 D Hopkinson Lovers Sheff Cricket 1984 D Hopkinson Lovers Sheffield 1985 D Bradley Bankers 1988 D Adams

Ridgeway

Hands St Josephs Phoenix 1989 K Thompson Ridgeway 1988 S Bray

1991 M Pearson 1992 M Allen

1993 C Manaris 1994 S Pope 1994 S Rauf

OPPONENTS RUNS YEAR

Ringinglow Firvale

Central Amateurs Central Amateurs

101*2005 2005 104* 2005 102 2005

Ex-Oaks

103*

Exchange Penguin

Frecheville Com Stocksbridge Old British Gas Killamarsh Walkley Juniors Phoenix Bents Green Ridgeway Apperknowle

Sheffield Friends Totley Rise

1994 J Hibbert

Sheff University De La Salle Staff

1995 S Ahmed

Norton Oakes

1995 S Pope

1995 S Ahmed 1996 M Allen

1996 N Rhodes 1996 Nawaz 1997 P Kerry 1998 I Azam

Bents Green

Coal Aston Coal Aston

Handsworth WM Stocksbridge Old Leadmill Norton Oakes

SWD A TOA Sheff University Stf

Totley Rise Cabs Eleven Hands St Josephs

Sheffield Friends Woodhouse

NAME

1012004 M Hamid 105* 2004 A Khan

102* 103

CLUB

Khan XI

OPPONENTS RUNS Sheffield 108* Friends Barbarians 101*

Cathedral

Hallam

Bents Green

S Bin Nisar Darnall I Lake

Y Humad A Mir

2005 J Woolway 2006 R Tasker

Leadmill Khan XI

Meersbrook

Sheffield Collegiate Sheffield Collegiate Parkway

2006 J Tasker 104*2006 W Naqvi 105*2007 S Bin Nisar Darnall 109*2007 J Slack

103* 2008 V Devishetty 100* 2008 Z Elhai 2008 R Bakhshi 110 2008 Z Qasim 109 2008 Z Qasim 2009 O Edwards 107* 2009 A Hughes 2009 A Hughes 107* 2010 S Wain104* 2010 R Walch 102* 2010 A Patmore 103 A 2010 Burkinshaw 136

Sheffield Transport Sheffield Friends Attock Khan

Khan Khan Meersbrook Norton Oakes Norton Oakes De La Salle Meersbrook Sheffield Collegiate Meersbrook

Sheffield 2011 M Simpson 1998 S Rahman Sheffield Friends Woodhouse 118* Collegiate Attock 1998 M Root Waterworks SWD 103 2011 J Castle 2011 J Castle Attock 1999 G Wilson Apperknowle Woodhouse 118 Sheffield 2000 Nawaz SWD Apperknowle 140 2011 J Younis Friends Norwich 2000 Nawaz SWD 129 Hallam Union 2011 C Millard Lodgers Frecheville 2000 Nawaz SWD 127 The Comm 2011 L Clayton Sheffield Wednesday 2000 P Corbridge Wharncliffe 108 Transport Holinsend Sheffield 2011 C Jones 2000 Q Baig Azad XI 108 Methodists Friends Hollinsend Sheff 2002 R Parker Apperknowle 105 2012 C Jones Methodists Transport Frecheville Al-Mahdi 2003 Z Elahi Attock 136 2013 T Nawaz Comm The 2003 D Adams Bents Green Kashmir 103 2013 B Heap Wednesday Hallam 2013 K O’Sullivan De La Salle 2004 A Mir Khan XI 119* Lodgers Outokumpo 2004 D Jordan Waterworks Apperknowle 119* 2014 T Starkes Stainless 2004 Z Elahi Attock Darnall 111* Sheffield 2014 W Root Collegiate

Sheffield

150*

Coal Aston Telecom Sports Hallam Lodgers

100*

Eckington

Frecheville Comm TRS Sheff Collegiate Telecom Sports Kashmir

Eckington Waterworks

104* 100* 100 142

136* 104 106

102* 113

105 105

De La Salle 100 Nar Mando 100 Aviva 135 Richmond 102 Dronfield SC 100 Woodhouse 133 Richmond 108 Sheffield 107* Friends Richmond

100

Al-Mahdi TOA

125 111

TOA

TOA

Sheffield Transport Hallam Lodgers Aviva

Norton Woodseats Caribbean Brincliffe

Sharrow Telecom Sports Sheffield Friends

157

101* 101*

100* 100 102

106* 105* 103

110*

108*

27


Highest Individual Runs Scored continued YEAR

NAME

CLUB

2014 S Shazad

Sharrow Sheffield Collegiate

2014 S Webber 2015 C Turner

Aviva

2015 K O’Sullivan De La Salle 2015 A Mir

Attock

Millhouses Works

2015 R Everitt 2015 M Saleem

Sharrow

2016 W Hale

Sheff Waterworks

2016 C Millard

Lodgers

2016 W Maqsood Sharrow 2016 H Younis

Khan

OPPONENTS RUNS

Brincliffe Khan

Sheffield Transport Ridgeway Frecheville Community Norton Woodseats Hollinsend Methodist

Ridgeway TOA

NAME

CLUB

Darnall

122* 2017 Z Ahmed

Khan

100*

2017 F Alam

TOA

114* 2017 A S Sharrow Abduallah 109* Sheff 2018 M Simpson Collegiate 106* 2018 N Zamurad TOA 105 2018 A Naseby

Sheff Friends De La Salle

YEAR

102* 2017 M Waheed

112 116

2018 J Ahmed 2018 A Haupt

104* 2018 S Younis 102*

The Wednesday Caribbean

Outokumpu Stainless TOA

OPPONENTS RUNS Sheffield 112 Waterworks Khan

101

TOA

100*

Khan

237*

Outokumpu Stainless

114*

Attock

100

Sharrow

140

Brincliffe

109*

The Wednesday

106*

Nether Edge 101*

Highest Score Whilst Representing The League Year

Name

1961

Opponents

T Snidall

Highest Partnerships No

Year

1

2018

3

2004

2 4 5 6 7 8 9

10

28

2005 2002 1989 1981

2001

1990

2002 1978

Players

M Simpson J Varley M Banaris S Bin Nisar A Mir A Khan I Azam S Younis K Thompson D Thompson G Mallendar R Handley A Lockwood P Robinson Statham J Esberger M Ali S Walker G Mallendar J Berry

Score

Selby League

Club

118

Opponents

Sheffield Collegiate

Khan

Khan XI

Hallam Lodgers

Darnall

Sheffield Friends

Phoenix Ridgeway Firvale

Coal Aston

W Wilson Ind Supplies Woodhouse Firvale

Sheffield Works Caribbean Ex-Oaks

Masons Arms SWD

Smithywood WMC Leadmill

Caribbean

Runs

306* 167*

183* 115 127

85

108

68* 79 51


Best Bowling Average YEAR 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

NAME G Ibbotson K Thompson K Ramsden K Roberts D Thorpe D White

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

R Chesterton R Tavendale R Tavendale S Khan J Naylor B Middleton D Shields

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

A Intakhad I Robinson N Iqbal J Parr S Chapman N Iqbal

1982 P Richardson

1990 I Haynes

CLUB AVE Abbeydale Casuals 6.67 Forum Sports 4.52 British Rail 6.06 Caribbean 6.69 Forward Sports 5.14 SWD 5.05 Sheffield Cricket 4.22 Lovers Richmond 6.68 Nalgo 5.27 Nalgo 6.87 Pitsmoor 6.57 Penguin 4.84 Three Magpies 4.80 Turners 6.26 Woodhouse Meths 7.38 OB TOA 4.60 Three Magpies 8.20 Central Amateurs 4.03 Totley Rise 7.75 Cutthorpe 8.00 Norton Oakes 6.56

All 10 Wickets

YEAR 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

2016 2017 2018

Club Leadmill OB Tinsley

NAME P Staniforth P Cotterill J Tasker P Cotterill J Dutton R Brown J Tomlinson A Mir N Khan M Pearson M Ibrahim C Norbrega R Chesterton R Sharp A Rehman A Gleadall M Downing M Ilyas A Mohammed M Downing J Williams I Mullins

Year 1987 1988

Players G Carr C J Everest

1988

R Wells

Hollinsend Methodists

1986

P Cookson

Granville College

1990

S Gray

SWD (v Dronfield Woodhouse)

1994

M Latif

Sheffield Friends

1991

G Olner

Millhouses (v Greenhill)

1983

R Yardley

BSC HQ (v Ringinglow)

Highest Aggregate of Wickets

CLUB AVE Walkely 7.85 Sheffield Transport 9.50 Bents Green 11.03 Sheffield Transport 8.14 Telecom Sports 6.52 Leadmill 6.85 Leadmill 6.06 Khan XI 5.44 Bents Green 6.63 Apperknowle 8.39 Attock 8.00 Norwich Union 7.14 Richmond 12.13 Hollinsend 7.06 Richmond 7.79 Eckington 5.84 The Wednesday 8.18 TOA 7.47 Telecom Sports

The Wednesday Aviva Hollinsend Meths A

Opponents Abbeydale Casuals A Smithywood WMC

Wicketkeepers - Most dismissals in a season

Wicketkeepers - Highest number of dismissals in a match Fielders - Most dismissals in a season

Fielders - Highest number of dismissals in a match

Outstanding All Round Performances (80 runs or more/six wickets or more

2.53

9.69 7.44 10.63

10 for 17 10 for 13 53 21 (11C 10S) 6 (4C 2S) 12 5 93*/6 for 42

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Without a defeat in a season YEAR 1980 1980 1980 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1991 1991 1992 1993 1993 1994 1995 1995 1997 1998 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004 2004 2005 2005 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2012 2016 2016 2017 2017

DIV A A C E C A C D A A C A A E A A D Prem C B Prem C C Prem Prem A C Prem B Prem C C B Prem B B C A C

CLUB Bents Green Norton Woodseats Sanderson Kayser Killamarsh Juniors SYCC Handsworth WM Staveley Welfare Oughtibridge Bents Green Bents Green Killamarsh Juniors Bents Green Bents Green Sheffield University Staff Bents Green Norton Oakes Ex-Oakes Bents Green Caribbean Handsworth WM Bents Green Meersbrook Leadmill Attock Attock Frecheville Community Khan XI Attock Khan XI Attock Norwich Union Hollinsend Methodist Hollinsend Methodist Attock Kashmir Killamarsh Juniors Sheffield Transport Nether Edge Sharrow A

Highest score in an innings

Without a victory in a season YEAR 1979 1980 1980 1980 1981 1981 1982 1983 1985 1986 1986 1987 1990 1991 1992 1995 1995 1996 2003 2006 2007 2007 2008 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2012 2014 2016 2016

DIV E A B F A E A C E A D G E F F A E C Prem C A C B A B C Prem B C C B A C

CLUB Crookes Valley Methodists Bayfield Sports Meersbrook Old Boys Crookes Valley Methodists Millhouses Grimesthorpe Mosborough Trinity Phoenix Ridgeway Totley Rise Millhouses PCL Waterworks Northern General Hospital Hallamshire Hospital Hallamshire Hospital Coal Aston Lodge Moor Hospital City Surveyors Coal Aston Howells NPS Nether Edge Richmond Woodhouse De La Salle Sheffield Transport Hallam Lodgers Caribbean Woodhouse Sheffield Transport Brincliffe Brincliffe Millhouses Works Brincliffe

2018

306 for 0

Sheffield Collegiate (v Khan)

2011

9

Sheffield University Staff (v Norton Woodseats)

2018

1836

Abbeydale

Lowest score in an innings Highest aggregate of team runs

The League takes every care in the compilation of the above records but they are put together from the information that is supplied to us by clubs. We are more than happy to correct any errors should there be any. Please contact Steve Birch by email - steven.birch@alliancemidweek.org.uk - if you know of any information that may be incorrect. 30


MARK SIMMERSON’S 2018 REVIEW Darnall win the League for first time

U

nder the blazing skies of the best summer for years, the Premier Division was one of the most closely fought in many seasons, with the title not being certainly decided until the very last round of matches. Darnall emerged as worthy winners, claiming more wins than any other team. They were closely pursued all season by Sheffield Collegiate, Attock and 2017 champs, TOA. Abbeydale and Khan finished a respectable fifth and sixth, well

clear of the bottom duo Nether 2018 n Final Table N WCN T Pts Edge and Sharrow. In- Premier Divisio LC C P W L 29 0 0 0 deed, Sharrow won only Team 9 3 2 14 ... ... ... 0 0 27 0 l........ al rn 3 Da 3 a single match in the 27 e... 14 8 0 1 0 ef f Collegiat 7 3 3 14 season. Michael Simp- Sh 26 ... 0 ... 1 ... ... Attock...... 4 2 0 son had the highest indi- TOA...................... 14 7 0 1 20 0 3 14 5 5 1 16 vidual innings with his Abbeydale............ 2 0 0 14 4 7 .. ... ... 0 0 6 ... ... ... 1 ... an 3 Kh already legendary 237 2 14 2 8 Edge......... 1 0 0 1 10 2 not out against Khan. Nether 14 .. ... ... ... Sharrow.... Those who saw the innings are still awed – especially as the Ilyas Raja of Attock, with 5-28 bowling was more than useful! against Khan. Most wickets were Not surprisingly, Michael scored secured by the left arm spin of most runs with 513. Best bowlSheffield Collegiate’s Tom Eling figures went to Mobashar dred, with 18 victims.

Outokumpu Stainless storm to title and cup double

O

utokumpu

Stainless

finished 3 points clear

winning

at the top of table, 9

completed

from

games

their

and,

13

in

addition, were the winners of the

them

were

Community

Frecheville

and

Hollinsend

Methodists, who both won just 3 games

each

Frecheville

some

all

summer.

Community

consolation

as

had

Todd

revived Knockout Cup by the

Saxelby topped the run scoring

Sharrow. Second were The

Naseby of The Wednesday had

narrowest of margins overs

Wednesday, who just edged out Kashmir on net run rate.

Sheffield Waterworks had a

decent season, but well below

Division A Final Table 2018 Team

P W

with 478 runs, whilst Ashley the highest individual score with

144

not

out

against

the

champions. Leading wicket taker

was Noman Khan of Kashmir,

the best bowling figures

L CLCNWCN T P Pts were for Ben Hattersley’s 60 0 0 0 29

Outokumpu St.. 15 9 4 2 The Wednesday 15 7 5 2

0

1 0 0 26

S Waterworks... 15 6 5 3

1

0 0 3 21

Kashmir............ 15 8 5 2 Frechevile Com. 15 3 7 3 Hollinsend M ... 15 3 10 2

0 1 0

0 0 0 26 1 0 0 12

13

from

Hollinsend

3

overs

for

Methodists

against The Wednesday – a

game in which Ben actually

0 0 0 11 finished on the losing side.

PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS

Batting

Div Name Inns NO Runs HS Ave Hamzah Pr Younis 9 3 409 74* 68.17 (Darnall) Nazam A Mohammed 11 6 319 65* 63.80 (The Wed) Tom Roper B 8 3 270 74* 54.00 (Millhouses) C

Danyaal Latif (Caribbean)

9

Bowling

Div Name Ovrs Tom Eldred 19.4 (S Collegiate) Norman A Khan 27 (Kashmir) Sohail B Mumtaz 35 (Millhouses) Isaac Mullins C 23 (Hollinsend) Pr

Wicketkeeper

7 233 53* 116.50

M Runs Wkt

Ave

0 201

18 11.17

0 285

15 19.00

0 244

16 15.25

0 170

16 10.63

Paul Harries (Aviva) 3 catches, 7 stumpings (Total 10) 31


D

De La Salle run away with it

whopping 10 points clear at the top. Salle were only defeated once and that in the very last games of the season. Aviva finished just behind Works, with the bottom pair of 8 1 nal Table 20 T P Pts CN Division B Fi W N C LC Sharrow II and P W L Team 0 0 0 29 Lodgers some way 0 2 9 1 ........... 12 De La Salle .... 0 0 0 19 adrift. 0 Robert 6 5 1 12 . ks or W Millhouses 1 0 0 17 Barker of Mill0 2 4 5 ........ 12 Aviva............ 0 0 0 10 houses Works hit 1 4 6 1 12 .. ... ... Sharrow A ... 0 0 0 8 the highest score 8 2 0 .. 14 2 ... ... ... ... s. Lodger in the Division – 94

e La Salle ran away with the Division B title, winning 3 more games than second placed Millhouses Works and finishing a

RON BIRCH SPORTING AWARD

Average scores awarded by umpires for 2018:

WINNERS: Sheffield Collegiate (9.90)

ELSIE RATCLIFFE TROPHY

Awarded to the team with the highest average score

WINNERS: Abbeydale (average score - 153.00)

2018 IN FIGURES

Most Runs: Michael Simpson (Sheffield Collegiate) - 513 Highest Individual Score: Michael Simpson (Sheffield Collegiate) - 237* Number of Century Makers: 6 Top Wicket Takers: Sam Gitten (Caribbean), Sohail Askar (Kashmir), Ridwaan Daya (Outokumpo) - 19 Best Bowling: Harry Bell (Hollinsend A) 6 for 7 32

C

against Aviva, whilst the other Aviva run-machine – Craig Turner – hit the highest aggregate with 292. In the bowling, Cameron Sinclair’s 5-12 for De La Salle against Lodgers (incidentally his only wickets of the summer) were the best figures. The evergreen Sohail Mumtaz of Works badgered away to collect most wickets with 16.

Caribbean just pip it

aribbean Sports and Ahmed was both leading Handsworth Juniors runs-scorer – 325 and hit fought a season long the highest individual score battle against each other for – 109 not out against Brinthe title. Their head to head cliffe. The leading wicket records were identical – won taker was one of Hollinsend one, lost one, one cancelled, Methodists II crop of young so it came down to talent, Isaac Mullins, who Caribbean Sports winning 11 fetched 16 scalps, whilst the games to Handsworth Jun- best figures were by another iors 10 victories to decide young Hollinsend player – the champions. The top two Harry Bell with the remarkfinished well clear of able figures of 2 overs, 6 Hollinsend Methodists II in wickets for 7 runs. The best third, who in turn were well figures throughout the ahead of Sheffield Transport, League all summer. Brincliffe and Wood- Division C Final Table 2018 house. Another tri- Team P W L C LCN WCN T P Pts umph for Brincliffe, Caribbean Sports.. 15 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 35 as for the second Handsworth Jun S 15 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 33 year running, they Hollinsend Meth A 15 7 6 2 0 0 0 0 23 did not finish last… Sheff Transport..... 15 3 9 2 0 1 0 0 14 well done lads! Brincliffe............... 15 4 7 3 1 0 0 0 12 Caribbean’s James Woodhouse........... 15 2 11 2 0 0 0 0 8


FIXTURES 2019

Premier Division

Home Team 1st May 2019 Attock Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate 8th May 2019 Attock Nether Edge Rotherham Town 15th May 2019 Attock Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate 22nd May 2019 Darnall Rotherham Town TOA 29th May 2019 Attock Darnall Nether Edge 5th June 2019 Attock Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate 12th June 2019 Darnall Nether Edge TOA 19th June 2019 Attock Nether Edge

Away Team Nether Edge TOA Darnall TOA Darnall Sheffield Collegiate Darnall Nether Edge TOA Attock Nether Edge Sheffield Collegiate Sheffield Collegiate Rotherham Town TOA Nether Edge TOA Darnall Attock Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate

Home Team 26th June 2019 Darnall Sheffield Collegiate TOA 3rd July 2019 Attock Darnall Rotherham Town 10th July 2019 Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate TOA 17th July 2019 Darnall Nether Edge TOA 24th July 2019 Rotherham Town Sheffield Collegiate TOA 31st July 2019 Attock Darnall Sheffield Collegiate 7th August 2019 Nether Edge Sheffield Collegiate TOA Date TBC Darnall

Away Team Rotherham Town Attock Nether Edge TOA Nether Edge Sheffield Collegiate Attock Nether Edge Darnall Sheffield Collegiate Attock Rotherham Town Darnall Attock Nether Edge Rotherham Town TOA Nether Edge Darnall Rotherham Town Attock TOA

The away team bats first in all matches except those fixtures that are highlighed in yellow where the captains of the teams will toss a coin before the game, the team winning the toss electing to bat or field first.

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Division A

Home Team 24th April 2019 De La Salle Kashmir Sharrow 1st May 2019 Outokumpu Stainless Sharrow Sheffield Waterworks 8th May 2019 Kashmir Outokumpu Stainless Sheffield Waterworks 15th May 2019 De La Salle Sharrow The Wednesday 22nd May 2019 Kashmir Sheffield Waterworks The Wednesday 29th May 2019 Kashmir Outokumpu Stainless Sharrow 5th June 2019 De La Salle Outokumpu Stainless The Wednesday 12th June 2019 De La Salle Outokumpu Stainless Sheffield Waterworks

Away Team Outokumpu Stainless Sheffield Waterworks The Wednesday Kashmir De La Salle The Wednesday The Wednesday Sharrow De La Salle Kashmir Sheffield Waterworks Outokumpu Stainless Sharrow Outokumpu Stainless De La Salle Sheffield Waterworks De La Salle The Wednesday Sheffield Waterworks Sharrow Kashmir Kashmir The Wednesday Sharrow

Home Team 26th June 2019 Kashmir Sharrow Sheffield Waterworks 3rd July 2019 Outokumpu Stainless Sharrow The Wednesday 10th July 2019 De La Salle Sheffield Waterworks The Wednesday 17th July 2019 Sharrow Sheffield Waterworks The Wednesday 24th July 2019 Kashmir Outokumpu Stainless Sheffield Waterworks 31st July 2019 De La Salle Kashmir The Wednesday 7th August 2019 De La Salle Outokumpu Stainless Sharrow

Away Team Outokumpu Stainless De La Salle The Wednesday Sheffield Waterworks Kashmir De La Salle Outokumpu Stainless Kashmir Sharrow Outokumpu Stainless De La Salle Kashmir De La Salle The Wednesday Sharrow Sharrow Outokumpu Stainless Sheffield Waterworks The Wednesday Sheffield Waterworks Kashmir

The away team bats first in all matches except those fixtures that are highlighed in yellow where the captains of the teams will toss a coin before the game, the team winning the toss electing to bat or field first.

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Division B

Home Team 24th April 2019 Aviva Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm 1st May 2019 Aviva Hollinsend Meths Sharrow A 8th May 2019 Aviva Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works 15th May 2019 Frecheville Comm Millhouses Works Sharrow A 22nd May 2019 Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths Sharrow A 29th May 2019 Aviva Frecheville Comm Millhouses Works 5th June 2019 Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works Sharrow A 12th June 2019 Aviva Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm

Away Team Sharrow A Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works Caribbean Sports Millhouses Works Frecheville Comm Frecheville Comm Sharrow A Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths Aviva Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm Aviva Millhouses Works Caribbean Sports Sharrow A Hollinsend Meths Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm Aviva

Home Team 26th June 2019 Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works 3rd July 2019 Frecheville Comm Millhouses Works Sharrow A 10th July 2019 Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths Sharrow A 17th July 2019 Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm Sharrow A 24th July 2019 Aviva Frecheville Comm Millhouses Works 31st July 2019 Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works Sharrow A 7th August 2019 Aviva Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths

Away Team Frecheville Comm Aviva Sharrow A Aviva Caribbean Sports Hollinsend Meths Aviva Millhouses Works Frecheville Comm Hollinsend Meths Millhouses Works Aviva Hollinsend Meths Caribbean Sports Sharrow A Frecheville Comm Aviva Caribbean Sports Frecheville Comm Millhouses Works Sharrow A

Millhouses Works Sharrow A Hollinsend Meths

The away team bats first in all matches except those fixtures that are highlighed in yellow where the captains of the teams will toss a coin before the game, the team winning the toss electing to bat or field first.

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Division C

Home Team 24th April 2019 Handsworth Sporting Sheffield Transport Woodhouse 1st May 2019 Brincliffe Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport 8th May 2019 Brincliffe Handsworth Sporting Lodgers 15th May 2019 Lodgers Norton Woodseats Woodhouse 22nd May 2019 Brincliffe Handsworth Sporting Woodhouse 29th May 2019 Brincliffe Lodgers Woodhouse 5th June 2019 Handsworth Sporting Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport 12th June 2019 Lodgers Norton Woodseats Woodhouse

Away Team Lodgers Brincliffe Norton Woodseats Handsworth Sporting Lodgers Woodhouse Woodhouse Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport Brincliffe Sheffield Transport Handsworth Sporting Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport Lodgers Handsworth Sporting Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport Lodgers Woodhouse Brincliffe

Home Team 26th June 2019 Brincliffe Handsworth Sporting Sheffield Transport 3rd July 2019 Handsworth Sporting Lodgers Sheffield Transport 10th July 2019 Norton Woodseats Sheffield Transport Woodhouse 17th July 2019 Brincliffe Lodgers Norton Woodseats 24th July 2019 Brincliffe Handsworth Sporting Sheffield Transport 31st July 2019 Lodgers Sheffield Transport Woodhouse 7th August 2019 Handsworth Sporting Lodgers Norton Woodseats

Away Team Lodgers Woodhouse Norton Woodseats Brincliffe Norton Woodseats Woodhouse Brincliffe Handsworth Sporting Lodgers Sheffield Transport Handsworth Sporting Woodhouse Woodhouse Norton Woodseats Lodgers Brincliffe Norton Woodseats Handsworth Sporting Sheffield Transport Woodhouse Brincliffe

Sheffield Transport Handsworth Sporting Brincliffe

The away team bats first in all matches except those fixtures that are highlighed in yellow where the captains of the teams will toss a coin before the game, the team winning the toss electing to bat or field first.

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KNOCK-OUT CUP

COMPETITION 2019

All matches are 14 over per side. Sides use a Pink Ball as provided by the League. The Play-Cricket Scoring App must be used. Toss to decide who bats first. See Page 56 for full rules. 1st Round - Wednesday 19th June 2019 - (6.15 pm) 1 Brincliffe The Wednesday 2 Sheffield Caribbean Kashmir 3 Darnall De La Salle 4 Sharrow Handsworth Sporting 5 Outokumpu Stainless BYE 6 Sheffield Transport BYE 7 TOA BYE 8 Attock BYE

2nd Round - Wednesday 14th August 2019 (6.00 pm). Draw to be made at Management Committe Meeting on 8th July 2018 1 2 3 4

Finals Day - Monday 26th August 2019 at Davy Sporting Club. Draw to be made at Management Committee Meeting on 8th July 2019 10.30 am - Semi Final 1 1.00 pm - Semi Final 2 3.30 pm - Final 37


UMPIRES

UMPIRES 2019

No 1 2 3 4 7 9 10 12 13 15 16 17 19

Name Dennis Brunt Andrew Payling Steve Hirst Harvey Horner Tony Keyworth Asad Butt Malcolm Swift John Turner Ian Mines Pete Gorman James Gibson Parvez Ahmed John Esberger

Mobile Tel 07874 837465 07456038862 07962 482076 07724 548166 07988 547344 07584 352911 07593 440005 07582 676861 07866 702592 07960 965222 07796 694538 07718 066200 07922 027467

Two umpires appointed: ÂŁ18.00 per umpire One Umpire appointed both ends: ÂŁ26.00 The umpires must be paid and receive team sheets before the game commences

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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL CLUBS

Attention is drawn to all clubs and umpires about the information on this page. Please be aware of your commitments. TEAM SHEETS A team sheet must be handed to neutral umpires before the game commences. The umpires are reminded that this is for their own insurance purposes and the game should not commence until received. Any junior player must be marked accordingly and any player under the age of 13 can only play if a parents’ letter is received stated that the child can play in that game. A player under the age of 11 must also have written league permission to play.

SCORERS Scoring is one of the most important, yet undervalued, elements in a game of cricket. Scoring of the game should be detailed and accurate. Each club is required to provide a scorer for each game and these should sit in close proximity to each other. In the Premier Division, it is compulsory to provide a scorer and if a club fails to do so then they must field with a player short and this player should (and must be able to) score. Umpires are requested to strictly uphold this rule. All home clubs are required to provide a scoreboard that must be regularly updated. RESULTS SUBMISSION All results are submitted to the league using the Play-Cricket system. You can see all the league results, tables and stats at the league play-cricket website and the link is available on the league website www.alliancemidweek.org.uk. The home team must submit their result by 8 pm on Sunday following a game and the away team must confirm the detail by 8 pm on Tuesday. All players who play in a game MUST be registered. This should be done ideally before the game but if this is not possible, then by no later than 12 noon on the day after a game. The home club must TEXT the result and outline detail to the Publicity Officer by 11.00 pm on the day following a game. If you have any problems whatsoever with results submission, please contact the Publicity Officer. REFERENCE TABLE (for use with late starts - rule 16) Mins Late Loss Mins Late Loss 2 to 5 1 over 18 to 20 4 overs 6 to 10 2 overs 21 to 25 5 overs 11 to 15 3 overs 26 to 30 6 overs UMPIRES CODE OF SIGNALLING Boundary Four Waive hand from side to side Boundary Six Raise both hands open above the head Bye Raise open hand above the head Leg Bye Raise leg and touch it with hand Wide Extend both arms horizontally One Short Raise the arm upward touch top of nearest shoulder with tops of fingers of one hand Out Raise index finger above the head Umpires should wait until a signal has been answered by the scorers before allowing the game to proceed. Besides signalling, umpires should also “call” distinctly for the information of the players. 39


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PREMIER DIVISION CLUBS

GROUND NOMINATION

Clubs shall nominate a ground on their Club Directory form which must be returned to the League Secretary before the 2nd Saturday in December. This ground must meet all the criteria outlined below. If any work is required to bring the ground up this standard it must be completed by the 2nd Saturday in December. Clubs are not allowed to change their nominated ground after the 2nd Saturday in December unless very exceptional circumstances prevail, for example the ground is being closed. Any change of ground must be authorised by the League Secretary.

GROUND CRITERIA 1. Clubs shall play on a pitch which generally is well maintained and of even bounce. Our preference is for Premier Division clubs to play on grass pitches. However, artificial pitches are allowed but where a club nominates such a pitch, its quality must be approved by the Management Committee whose decision is final. 2. It shall have a hazard free outfield where the grass has been cut to an acceptable level. 3. Clubs shall have separate secure changing rooms for each team. 4. The changing accommodation shall also have drinking water, toilet and shower facilities. 5. There shall be a working scoreboard that is clearly visible from the wickets. 6. There shall be facilities for scorers to sit under cover adjacent to the scoreboard. 7. All boundaries shall be clearly defined and pitches freshly marked for the beginning of each game. 8. There shall be sightscreens at both ends either moveable or if static wide enough to cover bowlers operating on either side of the wicket. The top of the sightscreen shall be no less than 9ft from the ground. 9. There shall be an enclosed area, other than the teams changing rooms, in which umpires may change.

PLAYING CRITERIA 10. Clubs shall provide a scorer and, that in the absence of an umpire appointed by the League, the club shall provide an umpire. 11. Where a club does not provide a scorer, a playing member of their side must score and the team shall field with one less player. 12, Clubs shall provide the opposition and umpire with team sheets prior to the umpires taking the field before the commencement of the game. Only named players may then play in that game.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Money Map Alliance Midweek Cricket League fully endorses the ECB code of conduct and Spirit of the Game guidelines. League rule 22 clearly states that all games must be played in accordance with this code and clubs can be fined and/or have points deducted for failure to do so. 1. The ECB is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. This Code of Conduct incorporates the Spirit of Cricket, as set out below. It applies to all matches played under the auspices of the ECB and may be applied to cricket in general.

2. The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within the Laws.

3. Players and Team Officials must at all times accept the Umpire’s decision. Players must not show dissent at the Umpire’s decision or react in a provocative or disapproving manner towards an Umpire at any time. 4. Players and Team Officials shall not intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an Umpire, another Player or a Spectator. 40


5. Players and Team Officials shall not use crude and/or abusive language (known as “sledging”) nor make offensive gestures or hand signals nor deliberately distract an opponent.

6. Players and Team Officials shall not make racially abusive comments nor indulge in racially abusive actions against fellow players, officials, members and supporters. Clubs must operate an active open door membership policy whilst respecting player qualification regulations and welcome players/members irrespective of ethnic origin.

7. Players and Team Officials shall not use or in any way be concerned in the use or distribution of illegal drugs.

8. Clubs must take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of their members and supporters towards players and Umpires.

Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played no only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility for ensuring fair play rests with the captains. 1. There are two Laws, which place the responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the Captain. Responsibility of the Captains

The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within that Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws. Players’ Conduct

In the event that any Player failing to comply with the instructions of the Umpire, criticising his decision by word or action, or showing dissent, or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute, the Umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other Umpire and to the Player’s Captain requesting the latter to take action. 2. Fair and Unfair Play

According to the Laws the Umpires are the sole judges of Fair and Unfair play. The Umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the Captain to take action when required. 3. The Umpires are authorised to intervene in the cases of: •Time wasting •Damaging the pitch •Intimidatory bowling •Tampering with the Ball •Any other action that they consider to be unfair 4. The Spirit of the Game involves RESPECT for: •Your opponents •Your own Captain and team •The role of the Umpires •The game’s traditional values 5. It is against the Spirit of the Game to: •Dispute an Umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture •Direct abusive language towards an opponent or Umpire •Indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, e.g. (a) appeal, knowing the batsman is not out (b) advance towards an Umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing (c) seek to distract an opponent either verbally or with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side 6. Violence There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.

7. Players Captains and Umpires together set the tone for the conduct of a cricket match and every player is expected to make an important contribution to this.

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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION

PART 1

1. Adoption of the Constitution The League and its assets will be administered and managed in accordance with Parts 1 and 2 of this constitution. Playing conditions for participation will be administered and managed in accordance with Part 3 of this constitution. 2. Name The League’s name is the Sheffield Alliance Midweek Cricket League (and in this document is called the “League”).

3. Objects The League’s objects (“the objects”) are: • The promotion of healthy recreation in particular by the provision of providing facilities for the playing of Cricket • To promote the League within Sheffield and surrounding areas in the name of Cricket. • To ensure a duty of care to all members of the League. • To provide all of its services in a way that is fair to everyone. • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment. • To co-operate with and support other League’s with similar purposes. • To do anything which is lawful and necessary to achieve the purposes. 4. (1)

(2)

5. (1)

(2)

Application of Income and Assets The income and assets of the “League” shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects. a. A member of the Management Committee is entitled to be reimbursed from the assets of the League or may pay out of such assets reasonable expenses properly incurred by him or her when acting on behalf the League b. A member of the Management Committee may benefit from indemnity insurance purchased at the League’s expense. None of the income or property of the League may be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend bonus or otherwise by way of profit to any member of the League. This does not prevent a member who is not also a member of the Management Committee from receiving: a. a benefit from the League in the capacity of a beneficiary of the League b. reasonable and proper renumeration of any goods or services supplied to the League.

Benefits and payments to League Officers and connected payments General Provisions No Management Committee member or connected person may: a. Buy or receive goods or services from the League on terms preferential to those applicable to members of the public; b. Sell goods, service or any interest in land to the League c. Be employed by League d. Receive any other financial benefits from the League

Payments and Expenses to League Officers The League may, by means of a vote at each Annual General Meeting, pay a fixed sum honorarium to a League Officer to cover the following items: a. Mileage to and from any League meetings or other meetings on behalf of the League that occur within a 20-mile radius of the Officers home address b. Fixed Line and Mobile Line rental and Telephone calls on behalf of the League c. Broadband costs d. Other small administrative items such as paper, pens as agreed by the Management Committee

The Honorarium shall be not exceed £300 per person for each financial year and the total amount shall never exceed more than 2/3 of the League’s income for the previous year or £1800 whichever is the lowest.

Other out of pocket expenses such as postage, additional mileage and other purchases may be reimbursed at the total discretion of the League Management Committee in accordance with Clause 4 sub-clause 1a. 6. (1)

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Dissolution If the members resolve to dissolve the League the trustees will remain in office as League Trustees and be responsible for winding up the affairs of the League in accordance with this clause.


(2)

(3)

(4) (5)

(6)

7. (1)

(2)

The Trustees must collect in all the assets of the League and must make provision for all the liabilities of the League. The Trustees must apply any remaining assets or money: a. Directly for the objects. b. By transfer to any charity or charities for purposes the same or similar to the League. c. In such other manner as the Charity Commission for England and Wales may approve in writing in advance. The members may pass a resolution before or at the same time as the resolution to dissolve the League specifying the manner in which trustees are to apply the remaining assets of the League and the trustees must comply with the resolution if it is consistent with paragraphs a – c inclusive in sub-clause (3) above. In no circumstances shall the net assets of the League be paid to or distributed among the members of the League (except to a member that is itself a Charity). The trustees must notify HMRC promptly that the League has been dissolved. If the trustees are obliged to send that League’s accounts to HMRC for the accounting period which ended before it’s dissolution, they must send the HMRC the League’s final accounts.

Amendment of constitution The League may amend any provision contained in Part 1 of this constitution provided that: a. No amendment may be made that would have the effect of making the League cease to be except from tax-exempt or small charity status; b. No amendment may be made to alter the objects if the change would undermine work against the previous objects of the League; c. Any resolution to amend a provision of Part 1 of this constitution is passed by not less than two thirds of the members present and voting at a general meeting Any provision contained in Parts 2 and 3 of this constitution may be amended provided that such amendment is made by a resolution passed by a simple majority present and voting at a general meeting

PART 2

8. (1) (2)

(3) (4) (5)

(6)

(7)

Membership Membership is open to organisations who are approved by the Management Committee a.

The Management Committee may only refuse an application for membership if, acting reasonably and properly, they consider it to be in the best interests of the League to refuse the application. b. The Management Committee must inform the applicant in writing of the reasons for the refusal within twenty-one days of the decision. c. The Management Committee must consider any written representations the applicant may make about the decision. The Management Committee’s decision following any written representation must be notified to the applicant in writing but shall be final. Membership is not transferable to any other organisation Each organisation must nominate annually to the League a Secretary who shall be responsible for official correspondence with the League and who shall ensure that the League’s constitution is applied correctly by their organisation. The League shall issue a Directory Form each year which must be completed by the Club Secretary and returned to the League Secretary by no later than the 2nd Saturday in December. This form shall contain: a. The name of the Organisation b. The name of the nominated Secretary c. The postal address of the nominated Secretary d. Telephone and Email addresses of the nominated Secretary e. Other information the League Management Committee feel relevant such as Treasurer details, Ground information, match cancellation contacts and other matters to ensure the League’s constitution is complied with. Such information must be made available to any member upon request. Should any information outlined in Clause 8 sub-paragraph (5) after the form as been submitted then the Organisation Secretary (or new Organisation Secretary) shall inform the League Officer Secretary immediately. The League reserves the right to publish information as necessary to ensure the smooth running of the League ensuring that all Laws and Regulations are complied with including but not limited to the Data Protection Act (DPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the League Data Protection Policy.

9. Termination of Membership Membership is terminated if: (1) The Organisation ceases to exist (2) The organisation resigns by written notice to the League unless, after resignation, there would be less than two members 43


(3) (4)

10. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

11. (1) (2)

(3)

12. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

(6)

13. (1) (2) (3)

(4)

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(4)

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Any sum due from the organisation to the Charity is not paid in full within three months of it falling due The organisation is removed from membership by resolution of the Management Committee that it is in the best interests of the League that the membership is terminated. A resolution to remove an organisation from membership may only be passed if: a. The organisation has been given at least twenty-one days’ notice in writing of the meeting of the Management Committee at which the resolution will be proposed and the reasons why it is being proposed b. The organisations representative has been allowed to make representations to the meeting.

General Meetings The League must hold a general meeting within 12 months of the date of the adoption of this constitution. An annual general meeting must be held in each subsequent year and not more than 15 months may elapse between successive general meetings. All general meetings other than annual general meetings shall be called special general meetings. The Management Committee may call a special general meeting at any time. The Management Committee must call a special general meeting if requested to do so in writing by at least 10 members or one tenth of the membership which ever is the greater. The request must state the nature of the business that is to be discussed. If the Management Committee fail to hold the meeting within twenty-eight days of the request, the members may proceed to call a special general meeting but in doing so they must comply with the provisions of this constitution. Notice The minimum notice required to hold any general meeting of the League is fourteen days from the date on which the notice is deemed to have been given. A general meeting must specify the date, time and place of the meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted if the meeting is to be an annual general meeting, the notice must say so. The notice must be given to all the members and to the Management Committee.

Quorum No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present. A quorum is: a. 10 members entitled to vote upon the business to be conducted at the meeting; or b. One tenth of the total membership at the time Whichever is the greater The authorised representative of a member organisation shall be counted in the quorum If: a. A quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting; or b. During a meeting a quorum ceases to be present, the meeting shall be adjourned to such time and place as the Management Committee shall determine The Management Committee must re-convene the meeting and must give at least seven clear days’ notice of the re-convened meeting stating the date, time and place of the meeting. If no quorum is present at the re-convened meeting within 15 minutes of the time specified for the start of the meeting, the members present at that time shall constitute the quorum for that meeting.

Chair General meetings shall be chaired by the person who has been elected as Chair. If there is no such person or he or she is not present within fifteen minutes of the time appointed for the meeting a Management Committee member nominated by the Management Committee shall chair the meeting. If there is only one Management Committee member present and willing to act, he or she shall chair the meeting. If no Management Committee member is present and willing to chair the meeting within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding it, the members present and entitled to vote must choose one of their number to chair the meeting. Adjournments The members present at a meeting may resolve that the meeting shall be adjourned. The person who is chairing the meeting must decide the date, time and place at which meeting is to be reconvened unless those details are specified at the resolution. No business shall be conducted at an adjourned meeting unless is could properly have been conducted at the meeting had the adjournment not taken place. If a meeting is adjourned by resolution of the members for more than seven days, at least seven clear days’ notice shall be given of the reconvened meeting stating the date, time and place of the meeting.


15. (1) (2) 16. (1) (2)

(3) 17. (1) (2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(7)

(8) (9)

(10) (11) 18. (1) (2) (3)

(4)

(5) a.

Votes Each organisation and Management Committee member shall have one vote at an annual general meeting and special meetings but if there is an equality of votes the person who is chairing the meeting shall have a casting vote in addition to any other vote he or she may have. A resolution in writing signed by each organisation Secretary who would have been entitled to vote upon it had it been proposed at a general meeting shall be effective. It may comprise of several copies each signed by or on behalf of one more Secretary.

Representatives Any organisation that is a member of the League may nominate any person to act as its representative at any meeting of the League, If the nominated representative is not the Secretary of that Organisation, then the Organisation must give written notice to the League of the name of its representative. The nominee shall not be entitled to represent the organisation at any meeting unless the notice has been received by the League. The nominee may continue to represent the organisation until written notice to the contrary is received by the League. Any notice given to the League shall be conclusive evidence that the nominee is entitled to represent the organisation or that his or her authority has been revoked. The League shall not be required to consider whether the nominee has been properly appointed by the organisation.

Officers and Trustees The League and its assets shall be managed and administered by a Committee comprising the officers and other members elected in accordance with this constitution. The officers and other members of the Committee shall be the Management Committee and in this constitution are together called the Management Committee. The League shall have the following officers: a. A President b. A Chair c. A Secretary d. A Treasurer e. A Publicity Officer f. An Umpires’ Appointment Secretary g. A Child Welfare Officer The Management Committee shall also consist of a maximum of eight other members as nominated annually at a General Meeting. The Management Committee does not need to be a nominated representative of an organisation and will be entitled to one vote each on any matter regarding the League. No one may be appointed a Management Committee member if he or she would be disqualified from acting under the provisions of clause 20. A Management Committee member may not appoint anyone to act on his or her behalf at a meeting of the Management Committee. The number of trustees shall not be more than four and not less than two (unless otherwise determined by a resolution of the League in general meeting). The trustees shall hold the positions as officers of the League one of whom must be the Treasurer. The trustees shall ensure that all times the activities of the Management Committee and Sub-Committees shall be in accordance with the primary objects of the League as written in Clause 3. The appointment of Trustees shall be made by the Management Committee. A minimum of two of the trustees shall form signatories on the League bank accounts.

Appointment of Management Committee The League in general meeting shall elect the officers and the other Management Committee members. The Management Committee may appoint any person who is willing to act as a Management Committee member. Subject to sub-clause 5(b) of this clause, they may also appoint Management Committee members to act as officers. Each of the Management Committee members shall retire with effect from the conclusion of the annual general meeting next after his or her appointment but shall be eligible for re-election at that annual general meeting. No-one may be elected as a Management Committee member at any annual general meeting unless prior to the meeting the League is given notice that: a. Is signed by a member entitled to vote at the meeting b. States the member’s intention to propose the appointment of a person as a Management Committee member or as an officer c. Is signed by the person who is to be proposed to show his or her willingness to be appointed.

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(2)

(3)

other Management Committee members must not cause the number of members to exceed any number fixed in accordance with this constitution as the maximum number of Management Committee members The Management Committee may not appoint a person to be an officer if a person has already been elected or appointed to that office and has not vacated the office.

Powers of the Management Committee The Management Committee must manage the business of the League and have the following powers in order to further the objects (but not for any other purpose): a. To raise funds. In doing so, the Management Committee must not undertake any taxable permanent trading activity and must comply with all relevant statutory regulations; b. To buy, take on lease or in exchange hire or otherwise acquire any property and to maintain and equip it for use; c. To sell, lease or otherwise dispose of all or any part of the assets belonging to the League; d. To borrow money and to charge the whole or part of the assets belonging to the League as security for repayment of the money borrowed; e. To co-operate with other Leagues, governing bodies and statutory authorities and to exchange information and advice with them; f. To establish or support any charitable trusts, associations or institutions formed for any charitable purposes included in the objects; g. To acquire, merge or enter into partnerships or joint venture arrangement with any other League formed for any of the objects; h. To set aside income as a reserve against future expenditure but only in accordance with a written policy about reserves; i. To obtain and pay for such goods and services as are necessary for carrying out the work of the League; j. To open and operate such bank and other accounts as the Management Committee consider necessary and to invest funds and to delegate the management of funds in the same manner subject to the same conditions as trustees of a trust are permitted to do so by the Trustee Act 2000; k. To maintain the smooth running of the League and ensure the Management and administration of the League is carried out in accordance with Part 3 of this constitution l. To do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the achievements of the objects No alteration of this constitution or any special resolution shall have retrospective effect to invalidate any prior act of the Management Committee. Any meeting of the Management Committee at which a quorum is present at the time the relevant decision is made may exercise all the powers exercisable by the Management Committee.

20. Disqualification and Removal of Management Committee members A Management Committee member shall cease to hold office if he or she: (1) Ceases to be a member of the League; (2) In the written opinion, given to the League, of a registered medical practitioner treating that person has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a member and may remain so for more than three months; (3) Resigns as a member by notice to the League (but only if a least two members remain in office when the notice of resignation is to take effect); or (4) Is absence without the permission of the Management Committee from all their meetings held within a period of six consecutive months and the Management Committee resolve that his or her office be vacated.

21. (1)

(2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

(7) (8)

(9)

(10)

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Proceedings of Management Committee The Management Committee may regulate their proceedings as they think fit, subject to the provisions of this constitution Any member of the Management Committee may call a meeting of the Management Committee. The Secretary must call a meeting of the Management Committee if requested to do so by a member Questions arising at a meeting must be decided by a majority of votes In the case of an equality of votes, the person who chairs the meeting shall have a second or casting vote No decision may be made by a meeting of the Management Committee unless a quorum is present at the time the decision is purported to be made. The quorum shall be three or the number nearest to one-third of the total number of Management Committee members, which ever is the greater or such larger number as may be decided from time to time by the Management Committee. A Management Committee member shall not be counted in the quorum present when any decision is made about a matter upon which the Management Committee member is not entitled to vote If the number of Management Committee members is less than the number fixed as the quorum, the continuing members or member may act only for the purpose of filling vacancies or of calling a general meeting. The person elected as Chair shall chair meetings of the Management Committee


(11)

(12) (13)

(14)

If the Chair is unwilling to preside or is not present within ten minutes after the time appointed for the meeting, the Management Committee present may appoint one of their number to chair that meeting. The person appointed to chair meetings of the Management Committee shall have no functions or powers except those conferred by this constitution or delegated to him or her in writing by the Management Committee. A resolution in writing signed by all the Management Committee entitled to receive notice of a meeting of the Management Committee shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of the Management Committee duly convened and held. The resolution in writing may comprise several documents containing the text of the resolution in like form each signed by one or more Management Committee members

22. Conflicts of interests and conflicts of loyalties A League Management Committee member must: (1) Declare the nature and extent of any interest, direct of indirect, which he or she has in a proposed transaction or arrangement with the League or in any transaction or arrangement entered into by the League which has not been previously declared; and (2) Absent himself or herself from any discussion of the League Management Committee in which it is possible that a conflict will arise between his or her duty to act solely in the interests of the League and any personal interest (including but not limited to any personal financial interest).

Any League Management Committee member absenting himself or herself from any discussions in accordance with this clause must not vote or be counted as part of the quorum in any decision of the League Management Committee on the matter. 23. (1)

(2)

24. (1) (2)

(3) (4) 25. (1)

(2)

Saving provisions Subject so sub-clause (2) of this clause, all decisions of the League Management Committee, or of a subcommittee of the League Management Committee shall be valid not withstanding the participation in any vote of a League Management Committee members: a. Who is disqualified from holding office; b. Who had previously retired or who had been obliged by this constitution to vacate office; c. Who was not entitled to vote on the matter, whether by reason of a conflict of interests or otherwise; If, without the vote of that Management Committee member that member being counted in the quorum, the decision has been made by a majority of the Management Committee members at quorate meeting. Subclause (1) of this clause does not permit a Management Committee member to keep any benefit that may be conferred upon him or her by a resolution of the Management Committee or sub-Committee if, but for subclause (1), the resolution would have been void, or if the Management Committee member has not complied with clause 22 (Conflicts of interests and conflicts of loyalties).

Delegation The Management Committee may delegate any of their powers or functions to a sub-Committee of two or more Management Committee members but the terms of any such delegation must be recorded in the minute book. The Management Committee may impose conditions when delegating, including conditions that: a. The relevant powers are to be exercised exclusively by the committee to whom they delegate; b. No expenditure may be incurred on behalf of the League except in accordance with a budget previously agreed with the Management Committee. The Management Committee may revoke or alter a delegation All acts and proceedings of any sub-Committees must be fully and promptly reported to the Management Committee Irregularities in proceedings Subject to sub-clause (2) of this clause, all acts done by a meeting of the Management Committee or a subcommittee of the Management Committee, shall be valid not withstanding the participation in any vote of a Management Committee member: a. Who was disqualified from holding office; b. Who have previously retired or who had been obliged by the constitution to vacate office; c. Who was not entitled to vote on the matter, whether by reason of a conflict of interest or otherise; If, without: d. The vote of that Management Committee member; and e. The Management Committee member being counted in the quorum, The decision has been made by a majority of the Management Committee at a quorate meeting Sub-clause (1) of this clause does not permit a Management Committee member to keep any benefit that may be conferred upon him or her by a resolution of the Management Committee or a sub-Committee if the resolution would otherwise have been void 47


(3)

No resolution or act of a. The Management Committee b. Any sub-Committee c. The League in general meeting shall be invalidated by reason of the failure to give notice to any Management Committee member or organisation or by reason of any procedural defect in the meeting unless it is shown that the failure or defect has materially prejudiced a member or the beneficiaries of the League.

26. Minutes The Management Committee must keep minutes of all: (1) Appointments of officers and Management Committee members made by the Management Committee; Proceedings at minutes of the League; (2) Meetings of the Management Committee and Sub-Committees including: (3) a. The names of the Management Committee members present at the meeting; b. The decisions made at the meetings; and c. Where appropriate the reasons for the decisions. 27. (1)

(2)

Accounts, Annual Report, Annual Return The Management Committee must comply with its obligations to maintain tax-exempt status with regard to: a. The keeping of accounting records for the League b. The preparation of annual statements of account for the League c. The transmission of annual statements of account for the League d. The preparation of an Annual Report e. The preparation of an annual return and its transmission to HMRC Accounts must be prepared in accordance with standard procedure and agreed with the Management Committee and general meeting.

28. Repair and Insurance The Management Committee must keep in repair and insure to their full value against fire and other usual risks all the assets of the League. They must also insure suitability in respect of public liability. 29. (1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

Notices Any notice required by this constitution to be given to or by any person must be: a. In writing; or b. Given using electronic communications. The League may give any to notice to an organisation either: a. Personally; or b. By sending it by post in a prepaid envelope addressed to the Secretary at his or her address; or c. By leaving it at the address of the member; or d. By giving it using electronic communication to the Secretary’s address An organisation who does not register an address with the League or who registers only a postal address that is not within the United Kingdom shall not be entitled to receive any notice from the League A member present in person at any meeting of the League shall be deemed to have received notice of the meeting and of the purposes for which it was called. a.

b.

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c.

Proof that an envelope containing a notice was properly addressed, prepaid and posted shall be conclusive evidence that the notice was given. Proof that a notice contained in an electronic communication was sent in accordance with guidance issued by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators shall be conclusive evidence shall be conclusive evidence that the notice was given. A notice shall be deemed to be given 48 hours after it was sent.

Rules The Management Committee may from time to time make rules for the conduct of their business. These rules shall be listed in Part 3 of this constitution. The rules may regulate on the following matters but are not restricted to them: a. The admission of members of the League and the rights and privileges of such members, and the entrance fees, subscriptions and other fees or payments to be made by members; b. The conduct of members of the League in relation to one another and the League’s volunteers; c. The setting aside of the whole or any part of parts of the Leagues assets at any particular time or time or for any particular purpose of purposes; d. The procedure at general meeting and meetings of the Management Committee in so far as such


procedure is not regulated by this constitution; The keeping and authenticating of records. (If regulation made under this clause permits records of the League to be kept in electronic form and requires a Management Committee member to sign the record, the regulations must specify a method of recording the signature that enables it to be properly authenticated.) f. Generally, all such matters as are commonly the subject matter of the rules of an unincorporated association The League in general meeting has the power to alter, add to or repeal the rules. The Management Committee must adopt such means as they think sufficient to bring the rules to the notice of members of the League. The rules shall be binding on all members of the League. No rule shall be inconsistent with or shall affect or repeal anything contain in, this constitution. e.

(3) (4)

(5)

31. Disputes If a dispute arises between member of the League about the validity or propriety or anything done by members under this constitution, and the dispute cannot be resolved by agreement, the parties to the dispute must first try in good faith to settle the dispute by mediation before resorting to litigation. 32. Interpretation In this constitution ‘connected person’ means: (1) A child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother or sister of the Management Committee members (2) The spouse or civil partner of the Management Committee member or any person falling with sub-clause (1) above (3) A person carrying on business in partnership with the Management Committee member or with any person falling with sub-clause (1) or (2) above (4) An institution which is control – a. By the Management Committee member or any connect person falling with sub-clause (1), (2) or (3) above; or b. By two or more persons falling within sub-clause (4)(a), when taken together (5) A body corporate in which – a. The Management Committee member or any connected person falling with sub-clauses (1) to (3) has a substantial interest; or b. Two or more persons, falling within sub-clause (5)(a) who, when taken together, have a substantial interest.

PART 3 – Rules and Playing Conditions

33. (1) (2) (3) (4)

Annual Subscriptions. Attendance at Meetings An Annual Subscription must be paid by seven clear days before the start of the League playing season. The Subscription is paid by any organisation (known for the remainder of these Part 3 of the constitution as ‘clubs’) in the League. Individual members do not need to pay a Subscription. Clubs who choose to play in a Cup Competition shall pay an additional subscription. Clubs who do not pay the Subscription fee on time shall pay an additional fee. Any club who has not paid the required fees by the time of their first fixture shall not be allowed to play in any matches. Any matches they do not play in will be regarded as unfulfilled fixtures for the purposes of these Rules in accordance with Clause 41. All clubs are required to attend the Annual General Meeting and any Special Meeting. Clubs not in attendance will be required to pay the League an additional fee to be decided by the Management Committee.

34. Financial Status of Clubs No club shall owe any fees by 30th November each year. Any club which still has any fees outstanding on 30th November shall be dealt with by the Management Committee in accordance with this constitution.

35. Late Withdrawal A club may withdraw from the League at any stage between their final day of the season and 1st December in accordance with Clause 9 of this constitution. Any club that withdraws their membership outside of these parameters will be required to pay an additional fee.

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(4) (5) (6) (7)

(8) (9)

(10)

(11)

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Registration of Clubs and Players All Clubs must have access to the English Cricket Board (ECB) Play-Cricket system. They should have a playcricket website as issued to them by the Play-Cricket administrators. All new clubs must register with the Yorkshire Cricket Board (YCB) and on approval apply for a Play-Cricket site. All players must register individually with Play-Cricket. On registration they apply to the club for whom they play as members of that club. On registering a player understands that his account is individual to himself and understands the League Data Protection policy. Clubs cannot register anyone on behalf of a player (temporary registrations). All player registrations must be linked for each club they play for in another League within the jurisdiction of the ECB. Separate accounts must not be generated for each club and if such accounts are generated, they will be regarded as null and void. Each club will register their players with the League through the Play-Cricket system and so long as the playing criteria is met as per this clause, then a League Officer (usually the Publicity Officer or the League Secretary) shall approve the registration. A player may not register with a club if he has previously been registered with another club and has not settled any financial commitments with the previous club. All players must be registered with the League no later than 12 noon on the day following a match. No player may be registered to play in the League between 18th July and the last game of the season for the club with which he wishes to play with unless special dispensation is given by the League Secretary or the League Publicity Officer. Any such player shall not be allowed to play in any game that may affect a League title, promotion or relegation issue. All players must be given a category within the Play-Cricket system and these are defined as follows: a. Category 1 – A British or Irish citizen born in England and Wales and/or has been resident in England and Wales for the immediately preceding four consecutive years and is deemed ‘Ordinarily Resident’. He will only be treated as having been resident within England and Wales for the relevant consecutive period if he has spent a minimum of 210 days in each year within England and Wales (for which purpose ‘year shall mean a year ending 31st March) b. Category 2 – 1) A member of a County Academy aged seventeen or over 1st September of the previous year. 2) A player engaged by a County Club on a ‘summer contract’ 3) A cricketer registered with the ECB for a First-Class County Cricket Club who played for his club for two consecutive seasons immediately prior to his First-Class registration, the club being a member of this league. c. Category 3 – 1) A club professional – a player receiving remuneration, financial inducement or benefit in any form a club, its sponsors, its other player, or any third party acting on the club’s behalf, the club being a member of this league or any other registered ECB league. 2) A County professional – a player with a First-Class County Cricket Club who is a Registered Cricketer with the ECB and does not qualify under Category 2 3) Ex County professional – a cricket who though not currently registered with the ECB by a First-Class County Cricket Club has been registered in either of the previous two seasons 4) Overseas Player – any player aged seventeen or over on 1st September of the previous year who was not born in the United Kingdom unless he has been resident in the UK for two consecutive years immediately prior to his registration, during which time absence from the UK shall not have exceeded 35 days consecutively or 70 days in total, in which circumstances the player may be categorised as 3e. d. Category 3e – A cricketer, no qualified under Category 1, 2 or 3 but who is Ordinarily Resident*

*Ordinarily Resident – for the purposes of this League, ‘Ordinarily Resident’ is determined on the basis that the player has been resident in England and Wales for a minimum of 18 months before 31st March in the relevant year and he has not been out of England and Wales for longer than 35 days consecutively or 70 days total during the previous two years. A club may register an unlimited number of players in each category but may not play more than two Category 2 and/or Category 3 players in any game. No player shall be allowed to play for more than one club in one season without both clubs and League


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(14)

(15) (16) 39. (1) (2) (3)

(4)

(5)

40. (1) (2) (3)

(4)

(5) (6)

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(3) (4) (5)

Secretary’s approval and then only if he is financially up to date with the club he is leaving. To transfer from one club to another, then an official transfer form must be completed containing the signatures of both Club Secretary’s. The transfer will take effect from 7 days of receipt by the League Secretary. The player shall not play for any club in the League during the period. No transfers are allowed between 18th July and the end of the club to which the player wishes to be transferred to current season except in accordance with sub-clause (9) for this clause. A player shall be entitled to a temporary transfer (“Loan Player”) of a fixed duration to a maximum of 14 days up to and including 18th July. A Loan Player may play after this date but the temporary transfer must be submitted by this deadline. Loan requirements are as follows: a. Where a player is intending to temporarily transfer to another club, the intended club MUST inform the League Secretary AND the Publicity Officer in writing (which must be by letter or email) stating the player’s name, the player’s date of birth, the duration of the temporary transfer and confirmation from the player’s parent club that they are in agreement with the temporary transfer BEFORE the player plays in any matches for their intended club. The player will not be entitled to play for their parent club for the duration of the temporary transfer. b. Both the Parent Club and the Intended Club shall be solely responsible for ensuring all aspects of Child Welfare provision are satisfactorily adhered to c. If the Loan move is subsequently made permanent, then this must be in accordance with sub-clause 12 of this clause. Each club shall give to the opposing Captain and, where appointed, neutral umpires, before the commencement of the game a list of players who will be participating for their side in accordance with ECB guidelines. Any club in default of this rule must be reported to the League Secretary. Any club which plays an ineligible player or a player under an incorrect catergory shall be deducted a minimum of 3 points and shall pay a fee as decided by the Disciplinary sub-Committee.

Clubs with two teams A club may have no more than two teams in the League with the second team being designated the 2nd XI and first team the 1st XI. The 2nd XI team shall not play in the same division as the 1st XI. Should the 2nd XI finish in a position that would normally game them promotion to the same division as the 1st XI, then the team finishing immediately below shall, in the normal course of events, gain promotion. If the first team is relegated to the same division as the 2nd XI, then the 2nd XI shall also be relegated and one less team shall be relegated from that division. A club with two sides may only have one vote on any matter regarding the League in accordance with this constitution. Arrangement of Fixtures All fixtures shall be arranged on a schedule decided by the Management Committee. All matches shall be played on a Wednesday evening except under special circumstances when another night may be arranged subject to the League Secretary’s permission. Any changes to any fixtures must be made within 28 days of the fixtures being issued. Clubs must mutually agree to any change and the League Secretary informed immediately of the change. No fixture can be changed after 28 days of issue unless exceptional circumstances prevail, and then subject to the League Secretary’s approval. All rearranged games must be played no later than 28 days after the original scheduled date and no fixture can be rearranged to be played after the clubs final scheduled fixture unless in exceptional circumstances and only with the League Secretary’s approval. When rescheduling of fixtures are taking place, the full integrity of the League must be maintained and all final matches of the season involving clubs that may be promoted or relegated must, unless a fixture has been rearranged to be brought forward, be played on the same date and commence at the same time.

Non-fulfilment of Fixtures/Postponements Clubs failing to fulfil fixtures shall pay a fee for each offence and the defaulting club shall have 3 points deducted. Both teams in all cases must go to the Ground or Club House, unless mutual agreement to abandon the game has been reached, but not earlier than 3.00 pm and not later than 5.00 pm on the day of the match or 4.30 pm where neutral umpires are appointed. The home club must make contact with one of the contacts provided if a game is liable to be postponed. If neither of their contacts is going to be available for any reason to receive a phone call on the day of the match, the away club must make contact with the home club ahead of the game and provide the name of an alternative contact. If the home club is unable to make personal contact with either of the contacts then the League Secretary 51


(6) (7) 42. (1) (2) (3) (4)

(5) (6) (7)

(8) (9)

must be informed immediately and the offending club shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee. An answer phone or similar contact with the opposing club is not acceptable. If it is mutually agreed to abandon the fixture or if prior knowledge exists of an unfulfilled fixture, then the home side shall be responsible for informing the appointed neutral umpires. Failure to do so will result in the offending club being required to pay the umpires half of the match expenses.

Match Officials Each club shall provide a scorer. Both scorers must be in close proximity to each other at the specified scoring point as defined by the home club. Where the League does not provide neutral umpires, each club shall provide its own umpire. Neutral Umpires shall be paid an expense, the amount of which shall be decided by the Management Committee, the cost being divided equally between the two clubs. All umpires must be paid before the game commences. The game cannot commence until the umpires have been paid. Where only one neutral umpire is in attendance, the umpires shall stand at both ends with the clubs mutually agreeing to the second umpire. Where only one neutral umpire is in attendance, the neutral umpires shall receive expenses equivalent to one and a half the normal expenses. In all cases other than clause 41 sub-clause (7), where the neutral Umpire attends the ground but play is prevented from commencing, then the neutral umpire shall be paid half the normal expense. If a club does not pay an umpire in accordance with clause 42 sub-clauses (4), (5), (7) and (8) then the League may the umpire on behalf of the club. The Club shall then reimburse the League with amount that the League has paid the umpire plus an additional administration fee as decided by the Management Committee.

43. Ball The batting side shall provide its own balls which shall not be new and must be a quartered leather balls mutually acceptable to both Captains and, where appointed, neutral umpires. Two balls must be presented to the neutral umpires, or opposing captain if no neutral umpires are appointed, before the commencement of the game. 44. (1) (2) (3) (4)

(5)

(6)

Conditions of Play The visiting team shall bat first. All matches shall commence at 6.15 pm or earlier by mutual consent of both sides. If a match is started later than 6.15 pm due to the fault of one team, a specified number of overs may be deducted from the batting period of the offending team. Such deductions shall be accordance with the reference table printed in the League Handbook and must be arranged before actual play commences and if neutral umpires are present then they shall advise the club captains of such deductions. Players must have arrived and on the field of play by the completion of the 8th over to either bat or bowl in a game. The captain must inform the opposing captain and umpires of any late players arrival. No player may bowl than 3 overs in a game except as follows:I a. In games of 13 overs per side one player per side may bowl a maximum of 4 overs b. In games of 14 overs per side two players per side may bowl a maximum of 4 overs c. In games of 15 overs per side three players per side may bowl a maximum of 4 overs d. In games of 16 overs per side no player may bowl more than 4 overs. Each Home club shall provide a working scoreboard that is clearly visible from the wickets. The batting side shall ensure the accuracy of the scores indicated on the scoreboard and that it is maintained on a regular basis throughout the game.

45. Duration of Game. Late Starts. Each side shall bat a maximum of sixteen 8-ball overs and a minimum of twelve 8-ball overs. In the event of a late start due to inclement weather, a minimum of ten 8-ball overs may be played. No game may start after 6.45 pm. The capitains mutually agree the number of over to be played before the game commences and if they cannot agree then 14 overs per side shall be played. 46. (1) (2) 52

Laws of the Game in all games in which a league appointed umpire is standing, any ball passing dowh the leg side of the batsman and outside the line of the leg stump which does not come into contact with the bat or any part of the batsman’s person shall be called and signalled “WIDE BALL� regardless of whether the batsman has moved across or not. Rule 18(i) shall also apply to all other games providing the two captains have agreed to its adoption prior to the start of the game. If no such agreement is made then the rule shall not apply.


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Except where alternative provisions are made within the rules of the League, all games shall be played within the MCC Laws of the Game. Laws 42.3, 42.5, 42.4, 42.9, 42.10, 42.13 and 42.14 will only apply in games where neutral umpires appointed by the League are present.

47. Fall of Wicket The incoming batsman shall meet the outgoing batsman and there shall be not more than 10 minutes interval between innings. 48. Bowling Attire No player shall be allowed to bowl unless in suitable cricketing costume. This rule will be strictly enforced.

49. Suitability of Play Unless neutral umpires are provided by the League, the Captains shall decide as to the suitability of the weather conditions being fit for play. If the captains are unable to agree, the then present state of the game shall continue. 50. Unsporting Behaviour All games should be played in accordance with the ECB Code of Conduct and Spirit of Cricket which is published in the League Handbook each year. 51. (1) (2)

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Disciplinary Sub-Committee A Disciplinary Committee consisting of three members of the Management Committee shall consider all matters of misconduct. Any club or player found guilty of misconduct shall be punished in accordance with guidelines issued by the Management Committee using the YCB Disciplinary Guidelines. Any appeal against a decision made by the Disciplinary Committee shall be made in writing to the League Secretary within 7 days of the decision and shall be accompanied by an appeal fee. Three different members of the Management Committee will hear the appeal and their decision shall be final. The appeal fee will be forfeit if the original decision is upheld.

52. Minimum number of Players A representative team shall consist of a minimum of eight players. 53. (1)

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Result Reporting The Home Club shall submit the result and a summary report to the Publicity Officer 11.00 pm on the day of the game by either of the following methods: a. Text or, b. Chat facility in the League Microsoft Teams application or, c. Play-Cricket. The report shall include the team scores and wickets, any outstanding individual performances, including the players’ name, with minimum criteria of batting performances of more than 30 runs and bowling performances of 3 wickets or more. Where using Play-Cricket, then the relevant individual performances must be included in the “Highlights” section. The Home Club must submit all details of games played, including the names of all players on both sides, together with details of scores and the minimum criteria set out by the Management Committee using the PlayCricket system. This must be completed by 8.00 pm on the Sunday following a game. Home Clubs are responsible for ensuring that none of its players are missing from their Play-Cricket site and as such, “Unsure” for Home clubs are not acceptable. Should the Home Club find that a player is not incorporated on to an Away Clubs Play-Cricket site, the Home Club shall input the player on the scorecard as “unsure” and enter the player(s) detail(s) in the “Highlights” section of the summary score sheet. The Away side must then confirm the details submitted by the Home side using the Play-Cricket system by no later than 8.00 pm on Tuesday following the game, ensuring that the scorecard is complete in accordance with the minimum criteria set out by the Management Committee. They must ensure add any player(s) and amend the scorecard should the Home side have marked any of their players as “Unsure”, and confirm its completion. Failure by either club to submit or confirm a result or to incorrectly submit a result in accordance with this rule shall result in a fine. If any of the submission is missing or still incorrectly completed by 21 days following a game, then the offending club shall be deducted 2 points. An additional point will also be deducted for each subsequent 14 days that the criteria have not been met.

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55. (1) (2) (3)

(4) (5) (6) 56. (1) (2) (3)

Points Points are awarded as follows: Win 3 points Tie 2 points Draw 1 point

Divisional Set Up The League shall consist of divisions as decided by the Management Division. The top division shall be known as the Premier Division and subsequent divisions shall be labelled alphabetically. Each club shall provide a home ground and this ground should consist of suitable changing facilities. Where a club fails to provide such facilities, the game should still go ahead but the club must be reported by the opposing team and/or neutral umpires to the League Secretary within 5 days of the game and this club shall be dealt with at the discretion of the Management Committee. The Premier Division shall be considered as reserved for clubs of the highest playing and ground standards. Membership of the Premier Division shall be made up of either clubs promoted under the rules of the League or such other clubs as may be invited by the Management Committee to join the Premier Division. A club that wins a right to play in the Premier Division by way of promotion may choose not to play in the Premier Division and remain in the division below by notifying the League Secretary of their choice by no later than the 2nd Saturday in December for the following season. In all cases, the Management Committee reserves the right to decline Premier Division membership where ground standards are considered not suitable.

Awarding of Division Titles/Promotion and Relegation The leading two clubs shall in the normal course of events be promoted to the next division above and the bottom two clubs be relegated to the next division below. In the event of clubs tying, the Net Run-Rate for the season shall be decide who finishes highest. A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full quota of overs, the calculation of the net run rate of both teams shall be based on the full quota of overs to which the batting team would have been entitled and not the number of overs in which the team was dismissed.

57. Protests All protests shall be notified in writing to the League Secretary within three days of the match concerned and be accompanied by a fee which shall be forfeit if the Management Committee considers the protest frivolous. If considered reasonable, the fee shall be refunded. The reporting club must send a copy of the objection to the other Club concerned. 58. Trophies/Insurance The top club in each division shall be presented with a trophy. These trophies cannot be won outright and must be insured by the Management Committee for a minimum sum agreed by the League Brokers. All trophies must be returned to the League Secretary by 15th July each year. Failure to comply will result in an additional fee.

59. Other Matters Any matters not specifically covered by these rules shall be dealt with by the Management Committee at their discretion. The Management Committee may also impose additional fees and penalties to those stated under the rules if it deems appropriate; such action must be made public on the league website or other means as the Management Committee deem necessary.

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APPENDIX - SCHEDULE OF FEES AS PER CLAUSE 37 Rule Detail 33 33

Annual Subscription Clubs not financial

9/35 Late Withdrawals Non Attendance at AGM or any General 10 Meeting 8 Late or non return of Directory Form 38

Ineligible Player/Player wrongly catergorised

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Umpires Fees

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Non Fulfillment of Fixtures

Appeal Fee

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£35.00 £20.00 £50.00

£20.00 per meeting £10.00

Minimum £50.00 £40.00

Two umpires appointed: £18.00 per umpire One umpire both ends: £26.00 £10.00

£20.00

£5.00 first offence £10.00 per subsequent offence £5.00

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CUP RULES 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

The Competition shall be known as the “[sponsors name] Alliance MidWeek Cricket League KnockOut Cup Competition” (hereafter referred to as the Competition). Where no sponsor exists, the competition shall be known as the “Sheffield Alliance Midweek Cricket League Knock-Out Cup Competition”. The Competition shall be open to all member clubs of the Sheffield Alliance Midweek Cricket League. Each club shall pay an entry fee(1) to enter the competition which shall be payable in addition to the League Annual Subscription in accordance with League Rule 2. Any club desirous of joining the competition must do so prior to the draw. The draw will be made at the Annual General Meeting under guidelines set by the Management Committee. All rounds prior to the Semi-Final shall be played on a date set by the Management Committee. The Semi-Final and Final shall be played on a “Finals Day”. Registration of Players a. Each club can register up to 16 players to play in the Competition. b. All players must be registered before by midnight on the day before the first round ties take place using the Play-Cricket system as per League Rules. Any player registered after this time shall be deemed ineligible. c. All registered players must not play for any other club in the League in the current season (including those clubs who have chosen not to play in the Cup). If a player is transferred under League Rule 10 then they may play only for the club to which they have been transferred to and the must be registered in accordance with Cup Rule 7(b). d. A player can only be in one squad per season. e. A player must have played at least one league game for their club before the first round of the competition to be eligible to play in any game. f. Any player found to be ineligible will be banned from playing the competition for 3 years. g. Any club found to have been playing an illegible player will be banned from the competition for 3 years and will also have 3 league points deducted.

8. Playing Conditions All games shall be played in accordance with League rules with the following exceptions: a. All games will be 14 x 8 overs and unless mutually agreed otherwise, games shall commence at 6.15 pm. b. A toss shall take place before the game to determine which team bats first with the captain of the team winning the toss deciding whether to bat first or second. c. The sequence for the winner of the game shall be: i. The team who scores the highest runs on completions of overs ii. The team who has lost the fewest wickets iii. The team with the highest score after 5 overs iv. The who has lost the fewest wickets after 5 overs v. The winner of a bowl out d. If a game is started but not finished due to inclement weather, then the sequence to decide the 56


winner will be as from rule 7(b)(iii) onwards e. If a game is cancelled due to inclement weather, or cannot be finished due to inclement weather then a bowl out shall take place to determine the winner. f. All games shall be played using a Pink Ball in accordance with ECB guidelines. The League will provide each club with two new pink balls each season for the competition and these are the balls that should be used. However, if a ball is lost then the club is responsible for providing a replacement ball. A new or old ball may be used in the game but it must be a quartered leather ball. The League will provide additional balls for use on Finals Day. g. All clubs must provide a scorer. Where a club does not provide a scorer, a playing member of their side must score and the team shall field with one less player. The Play-Cricket scoring app must be used to score at the game (a club may keep a paper record of the traditional scorebook for their own records if they wish but this must not replace the scoring app). h. The team bowling first must complete their overs within 70 minutes of the match commencing unless the umpire(s) decide that outside influence prevented them from doing so. Where the team fails to complete the overs in 70 minutes then for each 10 minutes or part thereof (from the first complete minute after 70 minutes) they shall bat for one over less during their innings. If the umpires feel that the batting side have prevented the bowling side from completing their overs in the allotted time, then the umpires shall deduct 10 runs from the batting side for each 10 minutes or part thereof (from the first complete minute after the 70 minutes). 9. Bowl Outs a. Five players from each side will bowl two overarm deliveries each at a wicket (conforming to Law 8) from a wicket pitched at a distance of 22 yards (or the length of pitch applicable in the Competition) with, if practicable, bowling, popping and return creases marked (conforming to Law 9). The side, which bowls down the wicket (as defined in Law 28.1a) the most times, shall be the winner. If the scores are equal, the same players will bowl one ball each alternately to achieve a result on a ‘sudden death’basis. The following shall also apply in respect of bowl-outs: i. The same suitably acceptable ball (not a new one) will be used by both teams. If this all becomes wet, it may be changed subject to the umpires’ approval. ii. If a bowler bowls a No ball it will count as one of the two deliveries but will not count towards the score of the team. iii. If the original match has started, then the five cricketers nominated to take part in the bowl-out must be chosen from the eleven cricketers and 12th man selected to play in the match. If there has been no play in the original match (the toss has not taken place), the five cricketers may be selected from any of the players in the squad as registered on Play-Cricket. iv. Each side will appoint a wicket-keeper to stand behind the wicket but out of reach of the stumps. 10. Umpires Where possible, the League shall appoint umpires to all games and the fees and payment of such fees for rounds prior to the final day shall be in accordance with League Rules. The League will pay the Umpires appointed on the Finals day. Where the League cannot provide an umpire, normal League rules will apply. 11. Finals Day The Semi-Finals and Final shall be played on the same date in a format decided by the Management Committee. The winners of the two semi-finals shall contest the final. Rules 8 (b) to (g) will apply on

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the Finals Day. 12. Any club conceding a game shall be fined. (2) 13. The winners and runners up of the competition shall receive monies from the prize fund as decided by the Management Committee. (3) All players in the Final tie shall receive a momento as decided by the Management Committee. 14. Any surplus from the Competition after all payments have been made shall be donated to an appropriate charity as decided by the Management Committee. 15. Any matter not covered by these rules shall be dealt with at the total discretion of the League Management Committee. 1. 2. 3.

Entry Fee - £20 Fine for conceding a game - £20 Prize for winners and runners up: tbc

Example of rule 8(h) • Game commences at 6.15 pm • First innings must be completed by 7.25 pm. • Failure to do so and inning completed by: o 7.26 pm – 7.35 pm – 1 over deducted when batting (so bat for 13 overs) o 7.36 pm – 7.45 pm – 2 overs deducted when batting (so bat for 12 overs) o Etc • If Umpires decide batting side at fault for the delay and the team had, for example, scored 112 runs then: o 7.26 pm – 7.35 pm – score reduced to 102 o 7.36 pm – 7.45 pm – scored reduced to 92 o Etc

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