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100 Club - Recent Results

Oct 2016

1st ball - 96 Miss V Lonergan
2nd ball - 26 Mr R Osborn

Nov 2016

1st ball - 44 Mr A Halliday
2nd ball - 73 Mr A Cockshott

Dec 2016

1st ball - 86 Mr A Talbot
2nd ball - 13 Mr A Hulme

Jan 2017

1st ball - 30 Mrs K Leech
2nd ball - 98 Mr P Toy

There are still several numbers available.

£2/number/month. 1st ball £50. 2nd £30.

Ask any committee member for details.

HCC Players - Please see below for information prior to our players meeting.

PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN - HAVE YOUR SAY!

 

Dear Members of the DCCL

I am writing to you on behalf of the Management Committee of the DCCL with the 2016 season having just been completed. I would personally just like to congratulate those sides who have won trophies or gained promotion and commiserate with the clubs who were relegated or fell agonisingly short of a trophy.

What was clear to Management during the season was that some clubs were struggling to retain players, (particularly in the 18-25 age group), and that players appear to be also drifting from the game. The problems encountered by clubs was not helped by the wet season we have just had but there is clearly an increasing trend of players moving away from the game or showing less commitment to playing regularly. The result of the above issues was that a number of clubs forfeited second eleven league and cup fixtures during the season which is obviously a worrying trend that the Management Committee has discussed at some length in the latter stages of the season.

The ECB accepts that clubs throughout the country are struggling to retain older teenagers as well as those in their early twenties and that others are moving away from the game. Many of you may well have heard that clubs outside the DCCL are having similar struggles. The view of the Management Committee was that we couldn't simply sit back and say "well other leagues are having similar problems so let's just batten down the hatches and hope things improve". The Management Committee believe that some radical changes are required to try and alleviate the current trends whilst at the same time endeavouring to preserve the future of cricket in our geographic area.

The Management Committee has taken soundings from some senior players in the League and as you are aware a survey was sent by Ian Halford via the League's Twitter feed which we are pleased to say was completed by over 200 people. Taking into consideration the results of the survey and other representations to the Management Committee we are proposing a number of changes for the 2017 season. As a committee we are imposing a small number of changes but the majority of changes we wish clubs to consider and vote upon before coming, with a mandate, to an EGM which will be held on 15th December 2016. The meeting will be an EGM as some of the changes relate to section one rules although some other changes outside of section one are also being considered at that meeting.

In order for these proposals to be discussed by players the Management Committee require all clubs to convene a Players Meeting between Monday 10th October 2016 and Friday 2nd December 2016  when the proposals can be discussed and voted upon. Clubs are also required to advise the League Secretary of the date of their meeting as a member of the Management Committee will attend each meeting and set out the reasoning behind the proposed changes. The Management member attending will answer any questions and will then leave to allow clubs to vote on the proposals. We are insistent that clubs convene a Players Meeting as the proposals relate very much to the playing of cricket rather than administrative issues.

The attached document will act as an Agenda for the EGM and this should act as the Agenda for your Players Meeting.

Briefly the proposals are in response to the following points of reference:

1) Fines do not work - we are therefore proposing points deductions for concessions and playing teams short of the full compliment of eleven players.

2) Players find matches are too long or are not being involved enough in a game - we are looking at earlier start times, reducing the number of overs in second eleven matches, the abolition of the formal tea interval and the introduction of restricting the number of overs a bowler can bowl in first eleven matches.

3) There are not enough competitive matches - we are looking at bringing in a six division structure for the start of the 2018 season.This will allow clubs with a diversity in playing strength to have competitive matches. This change will also reduce the season by one Saturday thus allowing the first round of the cup competitions to be played on a Saturday. The six divisions will be 1st XI Division 1 - 8 clubs, Division 2 - 8 clubs and Division 3 – 7 clubs. Divisions 4, 5 and 6 will be for second eleven cricket.  

4) The survey indicated over 80% of those who responded wanted a 20/20 competition - we are proposing a voluntary 20/20 competition to be played on a Thursday eveningusing a pink ball.

5) The Management Committee feels that the in the changing climate we find ourselves in that we need to amend the rule 2 (a) to allow the Management Committee greater flexibility when considering applications to join the League   

The preservation of grass roots cricket in our area is of vital importance and as a committee we feel this is the time to act in the hope that current trends are reversed and the game can prosper at all levels. 

I would urge all clubs to take these proposals under serious consideration and please can you advise the League Secretary of the date of your Players Meeting as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Karl Williams

Chairman DCCL

Dear player and parents,

 

We would like to invite you/your young cricketer to take part in a survey about this season’s under 10 or under 11 club or county cricket matches, which should take no more than five minutes to complete.

In order to participate your young cricketer must have been eligible to play under 11 cricket in your club’s youth league during the 2016 season (usually under 11 years of age at midnight on 31st August 2015, or under 12 for girls).

If you and your child are willing to take part, please complete the survey by the 10th of November. If you would prefer not to take part please feel free to disregard this email.

Go through the survey together but please remember that (except where indicated) the response to each question should be your young cricketer’s

All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to the respondents. Responses will be kept securely in a database and retained for a maximum of ten years. The summarised results of the survey may be used in academic and professional (e.g. coaching) publications, and may also be quoted when publicising the outcomes of the research to the wider public.

By completing the survey and submitting the responses you are consenting to them being included in the analysis.

Many thanks for taking time to read this and thanks in anticipation for agreeing to be part of what we hope will lead to positive developments within the junior game.

 

Players Survey (to be completed by players and parents only) –https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8KSR6HW

 

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Kind regards,

The ECB Performance Team

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Thanks to all who came along, bought tickets or helped out!

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Have a look at the link below for all the new club branded clothing at great prices - show your support for Hollingworth Cricket Club!

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Dear friends of Hollingworth Cricket Club,

 
We are holding our annual Summer Ball at Peruga restaurant on Friday 8th July (7pm start). This is one of the Club’s main fundraising activities for the year and it is vital that it is well attended. We rely almost exclusively on the revenue generated by these events for the club to survive and, as such, we would be honoured if you could be part of this great night.
 
On the evening we have a fantastic 3-course menu for you to choose from and great entertainment from local star ‘Charlie’ accompanied by his brother on the saxophone. You will be able to let your hair down dancing the evening away with his fantastic repertoire!
 
Tickets are only £35 for a great night of fun, entertainment, raffles and socialising whilst helping to support the club. Please get in touch for your tickets and menu options.
 
Many thanks

 

Hollingworth Cricket Club Committee