ALL ROUNDER CRICKET BRADFORD PREMIER LEAGUE
MANAGEMENT BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY 2017
HELD AT CLECKHEATON CC
Present: David Young (Chairman),Mark Heald (Chief Executive), Bob Shackleton
(Admin Exec), John Virr (Secretary), Philip Radcliffe (Umpires), Brian Pearson, Peter Arundel
(Joint Secretary), and Neil Johnson.
Apologies: Alan Birkinshaw, David Clegg and Bob Schofield.
The meeting commenced at 7.30pm and the minutes from the previous months’ meeting
were accepted and approved.
Matters Arising: All correspondence issued and other items covered by Agenda.
Chief Executives Report:
met in early January and draws were made for all cups through to the semi finals.
Azaad appealed their exclusion and were re-instated
Rodley were excluded from 2nd X1 comps only
No DLS usage in Cup comps
Discussion ensued re DLS usage for all 1st X1 games (as voted for by clubs). However
due to complexities of training 50 scorers, 50 captains and 80+ Umpires combined
with cost of purchasing/installing printers (and possibly power supply) and alteration
of scoreboards it was decided to implement only in Premier League 1st X1 games.
Chairman to compose letter to be issued to all clubs – thanks to John for all the work
he has done in arranging, now, defunct training sessions.
T20 club comp to be split, thereby, hopefully encouraging more clubs to enter.
Suggested Premier and Championship 1 in one and Championship 2 and Conference
in the other. Neil and Philip to oversee/manage.
Discipline James Lee was suspended for 6 weeks for changing the condition of
the ball and using foul language. This will extend 4 weeks into 2017 season. He is out
of time to appeal – Peter will write to inform him.
Liversedge Disciplinary committee met as their player, Alan Sumner, had been
reported for refusing to “walk”. They have written several times to Liversedge but
received no reply/comment. Peter has been in touch and the matter will hopefully
be resolved within a week. However a meeting will be required with the club as they
have failed to reply to e-mails, rule changes, attend meetings or pay fines.
The 1st round of the Jack Hampshire and preliminary round of Priestley Shield clashes
with Tour de Yorkshire and it may therefore be difficult for players to travel. To move
to 14.5.17 – Peter to write.
Cup Committee to be asked to reconsider “reserve days”.
Brighouse have asked to move their home game v Keighley – discussed but refused;
John to write.
Oulton and Adwalton have asked to re arrange their 2nd X1 – if both sides agree then
we will allow – John to write.
Wakefield St Michaels – both teams have been drawn at home (Jack Hampshire and
Shield). Cup committee will write.
League dinner 17.11.17 at Headingley.
Need for 2 sightscreens – have secured a years extension, David to write to all clubs.
Alan to contact Michael Rhodes to ask if updated player info is available. We should
also see if he is willing to carry on in some form considering the outstanding work in
DBS checks required for Board Officials.
Sponsorship/fundraising possibly available through Vitality – David, Alan and Mark to
Card received from Judith Wragg expressing her thanks for the award at the dinner.
Several clubs have requested a letter to attach to their application for an Overseas
6.12.16, Morley requested permission for a joint benefit for Richard Winn and Colin
Nuthall – permission granted providing there are no clashes with BPL games or
Laptops have been ordered for new clubs.
DLS item superceded by earlier decision.
League Cricket Conference asking for a nominee to go forward to League Cricketer of
the year contest – stats to be looked at before a decision made.
Letter from Bradford Safeguarding Board read out, outlining procedure to report any
Get the Game On – presentation at Headingley 8.2.17, David to attend.
Copy of letter from West Yorkshire Sports+Social club read out expressing their
disappointment at how Brook Walton handled leaving their ground.
Joint Secretary Yorkshire Cricket Council in process of setting up web site.
Cup Finals 2017: 18 clubs had expressed an interest in hosting a final. All applications
considered and after discussion the following are to be invited to host –
Priestley Cup – Undercliffe Priestley Shield – Methley
Jack Hampshire – Pudsey Congs T20 finals day – Pudsey St Lawrence
T20 game v YCCC - Cleckheaton
Executive committee asked if the Board would consider increasing Umpires match
fees to £42 – due to already increased financial impact on clubs it was agreed to
leave at £40 and consider increase for 2018.
At the Umpires meeting, 12.4.17, they will be able to unveil new sponsors.
10 new Umpires attending the current course. Thereby 18 new umpires for 2017
offset by 5 leaving – net increase 13.
MCC laws trials to be extended to all 1st X1 games.
ECB U19 T20: 5 clubs have expressed an interest plus 1 maybe, hoping for 2 more then 2
groups of 4.
Compliance Survey at start of season to check if clubs have all necessary DBS numbers.
CricHQ meetings arranged for clubs 6 and 7.2.17 at Cleckheaton to explain new
player registration procedure. Further training then required for scoring and result
Much discussion around Overseas visas. David to issue latest guidance to all clubs,
clubs will then be asked to provide all documentation for David, Brian and Bob
Shackleton to look at.
Bob - archive material in Bradford and storage of unused trophies.
Have Brook Walton rearranged their 2nd X1 game? – Philip to pursue
PQS results to be circulated.
Handbooks due to go to print
Neil updated the Board re recent developments at Idle CC – await outcome of
There being no other business the meeting closed at 10.30 pm.
Next meeting is the AGM, 16th February at Cleckheaton CC.