Date: 19th Jun 2018
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DISCIPLINARY REPORTS - AGREED ACTION

Date: 13th June 2018

Several disciplinary reports have been received and dealt with by the respective clubs.

Unfortunately disciplinary offences have been reported on several occasions recently and the only way to deal with them is to list them in alphabetic order.  To say that the Disciplinary Committee is very concerned is an understatement and it appears that we will need to impose the severest penalties that the regulations allow if this continues.

Lytham CC v Bootle CC - 2nd of June - Josh Davies (Lytham CC) - equipment abuse - one week ban from 8th June - a further one week suspended to end of 2018 season.

Leigh CC v Darwin CC - LCF KO - 20th May - Tom Foster (Leigh CC) - repeated dissent - one week ban from 8th June - a further three weeks suspended to end of 2019 season.

Leigh CC v Darwin CC - LCF KO - 20th May - Hedley Molyneux (Leigh CC) - dissent with abusive language- two weeks ban from 8th June - a further two weeks suspended to end of 2019 season.

Leigh CC v Wallasey CC - LCF KO - 3rd June - Ryan Housley (Leigh CC) - dissent with abusive language- two weeks ban from 8th June - a further two weeks suspended to end of 2018 season.

St Helens Town CC v Alder CC - 1st XI Div 2 - 2rd June - Philip Murgatroyd (St Helens Town CC) - dissent - one week ban from 15th June - two weeks suspended to end of 2018 season.

St Helens Town CC v Alder CC - 1st XI Div 2 - 2rd June - Simon Taylor (St Helens Town CC Chairman) - umpire abuse - four weeks ban from 8th June - four weeks suspended to end of 2018 season.

Leigh CC v Ormskirk CC - 1st XI Prem - 9th June - Josh Bohannon (Ormskirk CC) - inappropriate physical contact and abusive obscene language to another player. As a County contracted player ECB has agreed to a three match ban and a one weeks suspension from professional cricket commencing midnight 15th June.  In addition a suspended two match ban until the end of 2019..

All the clubs imposing the agreed bans are to be thanked for their cooperation.

In addition to these disciplinary offences committed by players we have received several reports of abuse being directed at umpires by spectators and at a spectator by a player.  These examples are an extremely worrying escallation of unacceptable and disruptive behaviour.  The last one mentioned will now be going to a disciplinary hearing.

All clubs need to be reminded of their responsibilities in ensuring the best behaviour of their members and supporters - Clause 1.1.9

I make no excuses for repeating here Clause 3.4 of the Disciplinary Regulations -  Clubs will be liable to fines as considered by the Disciplinary Committee should the conduct of members or non-member spectators be reported to be abusive, offensive, etc., towards umpires, players, club officials or other spectators.  We will not hesitate to impose fines should these breaches continue.

Eric Hadfield

L&DCC Disciplinary Secretary

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