*** 2017 FIXTURES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ***
See them here, and in play-cricket.
News - 27 January 2017
Fixtures were published a couple of weeks ago and can be seen on play-cricket. You may have noted that Upton St Leonards 2nd XI opted to play in the Division 1 West Division.
Since the fixtures were announced, the Harlequins team has closed down for Saturday League games. The club had been trying to organise some form of merger and preserve a team, but nothing worked out. This means there is a gap in the Premier Division. Your committee looked at what to do about fixtures, with the conclusion that it would be impossible to shuffle things about at this stage, so the Premier Division will run with 9 teams.
We will be purchasing the type of ball that the West Glos teams have been using for a few seasons. This is £1.20 dearer than the GCCL ball, and your committee is looking at trying to find sponsors or other source of funds to subsidise the cost. However at the moment we need to get money in to pay for the balls, so invoices are going out showing an un-subsidised cost, and if we get some funds, we will re-imburse you. Some clubs registered that they have GCCL type balls left in stock; these may be used in 2017 CGF League games. (Incidentally, we will reduce the ball order for Premier League sides by 2, for the loss of the Harlequins game)
Administration notices for the 2017 Season: the handbook will be extended to show more explicitly things that were implicit from adopting GCCL rules, e.g. the disciplinary process. The handbook will also show the rules on promotions. There will be a more rigorous process to monitor failure to meet weekly deadlines on results, team sheets, pitch reports etc., and a team missing deadlines on 3 games will be penalised 5 points (the previous rule merely said that a sanctions of point penalties might be applied).
Proposition 2A: Matches in Divisions 1E and 1W will use a new ball for each innings
PASSED. Voting for: 12, against 6, no vote 2
Proposition 2B: Matches in Divisions 2E and 2W will use a new ball for each innings
FAILED. Voting for: 7, against 8, no vote 4
Proposition 3: In shortened match a minimum of 20 overs constitutes a result
PASSED. Voting for: 37, against 3, no vote 9
Proposition 4: League tables will be ordered by aggregate points
PASSED. Voting for: 33, against 6, no vote 10
Proposition 5: From 2018 the league will be linear without a region split
FAILED. Voting for: 5, against 32, no vote 12
Additional votes were taken after the AGM, with results as follows:
Proposition 6: West Division games will start at 1.30pm
FAILED. Voting for: 7, against 6, no vote 7. With such a close result and so many votes not cast, the proposition cannot be passed. However captains are able to agree on the earlier start if they wish, and will be asked to try to ensure a game finishes by 7pm.
Proposition 7: Alcohol ban during a game for players and officials.
PASSED. Voting for 22, Voting against 11, Abstain 2, no vote 14. The wording will be altered to cover a few concerns that were expressed on this proposition.
The new committee will be: Neil Wyman (Westbury-o-S), Andy Russell (USL), Chandar Udayarajou (ArcNE), Alex Kear (Newnham), Andy Watts (Woodpeckers), Terry Nixon (Newent)
Click HERE for team sheets you can download and print
Click HERE for the disciplinary report form
Andy R, e-mail andyr2789 at gmail dot com