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CLUB AND GROUND CHAIR'S REPORT and DISCIPLINARY Sub- COMMITTEE’S CHAIR'S REPORT L&DCC AGM 2020

Date: 28th January 2020

CLUB AND GROUND CHAIR'S REPORT and DISCIPLINARY Sub- COMMITTEE’S CHAIR'S REPORT L&DCC AGM 2020

.....from the minutes of AGM 2020

CLUB AND GROUND CHAIR'S REPORT 2019

Please refer to: http://www.lpoolcomp.co.uk/uploaded_files/documents/C&G_-_Umpires_Season_Report__2019.docx

1.             Introduction

1.1          As part of the responsibilities for maintaining records in connection with the L&DCC an end of season summary to examine the overall standard of facilities that are being offered by clubs, the pre-match administration that is completed by clubs within the League and an overall assessment of the spirit of cricket based on the Umpire’s Report cards.

1.2          The data that is referred to within this report is based on those cards.

1.3          The umpire’s template is a combination of numerical and Y/N scores and this report examines several scores, for each club and division, that attracts a numerical score.  The elements that are examined in this paper are as follows:

2.             Pitch Marks

2.1          Pitches are assessed on 4 elements: Even Bounce, Seam Movement, Carry & Bounce and Turn.  From these 4 elements, the totals are taken and the final average scores, per club.

3.             Total Minutes Lost For Retrieving Balls, Per Club – 2019

3.1          Question 12 of the Umpire’s Report requests that the above detail is submitted for every match. 

4.             Home Team Respect for Opponents & Umpires

4.1          In accordance with the Spirit of Cricket initiative information from the umpires is collected and shows how home teams conducted themselves in terms of respecting opponents and umpires.

5.             Away Team Respect for Opponents & Umpires

5.1          In accordance with the Spirit of Cricket initiative information from the umpires is collected and shows how away teams conducted themselves in terms of respecting opponents and umpires

6.             Home Team Captain  - Team Control & Cooperation with Umpires

6.1          In accordance with the Spirit of Cricket initiative information from the umpires is collected and shows how home team captains control their team and cooperate with umpires:  

7.             Away Team Captain  - Team Control & Cooperation with Umpires

7.1          In accordance with the Spirit of Cricket initiative, the following information shows how away team captains maintained control over their teams and cooperated with umpires:  

8.             Conclusion

8.1          The above information is presented in the form of an executive summary that is based on extensive records for each club and division that covers the 2019 season.

8.2          Should anyone require any further information, or clarification on any points please contact me on: Jim.hathaway@gbpartnerships.co.uk

Jim Hathaway

December 2019

 

DISCIPLINARY Sub- COMMITTEE’S CHAIR'S REPORT 2019

I pen this my valedictory report after thirteen years in post with the breaking news of the sad, premature death of former England captain Bob Willis – or “Grumpy Bob” – of whom more anon.

This year’s misconduct figures show very little change from the past two or three years with just under thirty instances being reported,  most being dealt with under the summary procedures and only three hearings being necessary. Those reported were from one third of the member clubs which means that two thirds of the clubs were incident free. But there is no room for complacency and it behoves the chairmen, captains and players of all clubs to ensure that the Laws are understood and the Spirit of Cricket applied.

I would like to pay tribute to the various Presidents, Chairmen and Secretary of the L&DCC together with the umpires from the MCUA, for all the help and support they have given me over the years, as well as to the countless others who have assisted by sitting as Disciplinary Panel members. I have valued all their contributions immensely.

Back to “Grumpy Bob”. He was not the most natural of cricketers but he made the most of his talent by sheer hard work and persistence. His immortality was ensured by his 8 for 43 at Headingly in 1981 but latterly he became equally well known as a TV Critic in “The Verdict on Sky”. No one can doubt that he had earned the right to his forthright views from his long career in the game.

Which brings me to my final point. You do not  have to be a Test Cricketer to be part of cricket’s legacy. We are all of us – players or administrators – custodians for a while of the great legacy that our predecessors have passed to us and which we in our turn will pass on. It behoves all of us to ensure that, during our custody - however brief or long –, we do nothing to tarnish the image of the game and everything we can to enhance it.

Judge Richard McCullagh

Chair LG L&DCC Disciplinary sub-Committee

December 2019

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