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KRCL UPDATE - AGM DETAILS
Following on from my message last week, please find enclosed a reminder that the forthcoming KRCL AGM is being held on Wednesday 16th November 2016.
As previously mentioned, if you have any proposals for rule changes - then please can you submit these to the committee, no later than Sunday 23rd October. All proposals, will be circulated, so that the league reps have the correct mandate from there clubs to vote accordingly.
If for any reason that your club is unable to attend the KRCL AGM - then please send your apologies prior to the meeting.
Any individual batting / bowling awards that were not collected at the recent presentation evenings, will be available to collect on this night.
Rule proposals will follow in due course.
I'm also aware that some club fixture secretaries are getting twitchy for dates for the new season. Please note the official dates of the KRCL Season 2017 as below;
Spare Week - Saturday 29th April 2017 *
Week 1 - Saturday 6th May 2017
Week 18 - Saturday 2nd September 2017
* Please ensure that you keep this date free until all league fixtures are published. Due to complexities of ground shares and other commitments, there will almost be a full programme of fixtures on this day.
KRCL UPDATE - LATEST NEWS
Firstly, thanks to everyone who turned up at the presentation evenings at the end of last week. Pleasing to see so many clubs support these events, along with individual divisional award winners collecting their prizes.
The feedback from both events has been very positive, and it was great to see so many people at both Canterbury and Sidcup. This shows the strength of the league as a whole, and an excellent way to finish off what has been a very difficult season both on and off the pitch.
It has also been very pleasing to receive positive emails and comments from many clubs, thanking the committee for it's hard work over the last 12 months.
I have also published the message as below received from Andrew Hall of Od/Cuaco 3rd XI team playing in Division 1C South Thames. This exactly highlights the positives of the KRCL and shows the spirit of cricket that the league seeks on the whole. A few other clubs could certainly take a leaf out of this approach ...
I would also like to remind all clubs that the AGM is fast approaching. The details are as below;
WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2016
Venue - Mercure Hotel, Maidstone (as per last year)
Start - 8.00pm prompt. Register from 7.30pm
It is expected that all clubs attend this meeting.
I will be distributing, the AGM documents in due course.
As always, if you have any proposals for rule changes - then please can you submit these to the committee, no later than Sunday 23rd October. All proposals, will be circulated, so that the league reps have the correct mandate from there clubs to vote accordingly.
Speak to you all soon.
Brian Smith Fixture Secretary - Kent Regional Cricket League 07946 285672
I'm sure you tend to hear more of the bad stories than the good so this can be the exception. I have this year captained ODCuaco's 3rd XI team in Division 1C South Thames (KRCL). I have played in most of the games and I have to say that all of them have been played in good spirit and more often than not drinks have been enjoyed with the opposition teams afterwards. Not once has there been any issue of any sort and the behavior from all players and teams has been exemplary.
When fixtures have been cancelled we have often worked together with the other skippers from our league to organize friendlies and ensure that we get a game in where possible. On the final day of the season myself and the two skippers from Streatham and Chislehurst were also in touch with one another so that we knew what had happened at the top of the league rather than wait to see it on play-cricket.
So I'd like to say well done to all of the clubs in our league, they have all helped to make it a very enjoyable season in the true spirit of cricket.
ODCuaco 3rd XI
2016 KRCL ROLL OF HONOUR
Please note all Promotions, Relegations & Resignations are subject
to confirmation at the AGM
Holcombe & BBH
Boughton & Eastwell
Leeds & Broomfield
1C Metropolitan (South Thames)
Chislehurst & W.K.
Streatham & Marlborough
2C Metropolitan (South Thames)
LATEST NEWS - END OF SEASON
Please see below a couple of urgent reminders.
Can you please pass the message on to relevant players, captains and officials.
Let's hope for a incident free end to the season.
Brian Smith Fixture Secretary - Kent Regional Cricket League
Please note that all remaining fixtures will now start at 1.00PM. The only exception to this is if both teams have agreed to start earlier.
Divisional Shields and Cups as presented at the end of the last season need to be returned. These are the Winners Cups and Runners Up Shields. Please get in contact with myself or Keith to arrange to have these returned by the end of the month.
The dates for these events have now been finalised as below;
East & Central
Thursday 6th October
Polo Farm Sports Club, Canterbury
Metropolitan & West
Friday 7th October
Sidcup Sports Club
Please make a note of the amended dates in your diary. We will send out more details nearer the time.
This will be held in November. Date and venue to be finalised in due course.
LATEST NEWS - MID SEASON UPDATE
Apologies for the delay in sending out the 'Latest News' on behalf of the KRCL, but for a number of reasons, I have not had time.
With the wet weather to date, England's demise in the Euro championships and with a number of teams resigning throughout the season, this has certainly been a season to forget.
Disappointingly, two trends have seemed to remain unchanged over the last 10 weeks;
* Declining standards of behaviour both on and off the pitch
* Admin Incompetence !
Can you please remind all players, captains and officials of the spirit of cricket, the laws of the game, and most importantly the playing conditions of the KRCL. If you are in any doubt over a rule or decision, then please consult the KRCL Handbook. It is produced for a reason !! I would expect Captains and Umpires to resolve issues on match days. Please discuss any anomalies at the toss, so that everyone is aware of such arrangements.
With regards to Admin, this appears to be getting worse in many clubs across the county. Apologies to the few who are on top of the game - your diligence and support is appreciated.
A few reminders to assist with Admin;
* Load your team in advance of the fixture. This will ensure wrong players are not selected from the database. It will also highlight any registration issues !!
* Input Summary Result by 12 noon on Sunday
* Input Full Scorecard by 12 noon on Tuesday
* Please ensure bonus points are completed correctly. If in doubt - check the KRCL Handbook
* Abandoned fixtures - if the game is started and not completed - then full details still need to be loaded. The 'stats' still count.
If a scorecard hasn't been locked by Tuesday evening - then think why? There will be a mistake that needs to be edited. Please action accordingly.
If you receive an email query from me - then I expect a timely response. Please treat as URGENT.
In the event of a scorecard being locked early, then please contact me directly by email, so that it can be unlocked. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE FACILITY ON PLAY CRICKET. You are wasting your time and my time.
Whilst I have your attention - can I also take this opportunity to remind clubs of the deadline of registering new players - 31ST JULY !!
For ease of reference, I attach a copy of the KRCL Constitution and the KRCL Playing Conditions. Please familiarise yourself with any specific playing conditions that you are not aware of. If in any doubt, refer to the Laws of Cricket.
The KRCL Committee is in the process of finalising the dates for the Presentation Evenings and the AGM. I will pass this on at the end of this month, when I will be reminding you of the early starts for matches at the end of the season.
I would expect to see a marked improvement over the coming weeks, otherwise you might be looking for a new League Administrator for next season.
If you have any questions, or concerns, then please feel free to contact me directly.
Apologies for not having sent a message recently.
You have kept me too busy with your registration requests !!
I have received a number of recent enquiries - so hopefully the reminders as below will help your Club Admin.
Please ensure that this message is passed to Club Administrators, Captains and Results Administrators.
Over the next 17 weeks, I really don't want to spend any additional time sorting out 'mistakes'.
Brian Smith Fixture Secretary - Kent Regional Cricket League 07946 285672
Please note that all matches start at 1.30pm, with the exception of those at the end of the season – I will send a reminder nearer the time.
In the event that both teams have agreed in advance, then matches can start up to an hour earlier.
Each Team to provide one ball per match.
A new ball MUST be used at the start of each innings.
The maximum charge for cricket teas is £45.
80 OVER MATCHES
There appears to be some confusion over which divisions are playing the shortened format this season. I find this amazing, especially as it was agreed at the AGM and subsequently was showing on the Divisional Structure which was distributed at the start of the year.
In summary, with the exception of the Divisions as listed below – all other divisions are playing the 80 over format. The 92 over format only applies in the following divisions;
Championship – West
Championship – East
In the event that both teams agree at the toss, then fixtures in these divisions can be reduced to 40 overs as per the KRCL playing conditions.
RESULTS & SCORECARDS
Please ensure that Summary Results are posted on the website before 12 NOON on the Sunday.
Please ensure that Full Scorecards are posted on the website before 12 NOON on the Tuesday.
It is imperative that all details are accurate. Scorecards will be locked as soon as they have been checked, and everything appears to add up.
If there are UNSURE players in a scorecard – please resolve immediately. Don’t wait until you get a reminder email from me.
It is the responsibility of the home team to post the result and scorecard. It is the responsibility of the away team to ensure the details are correct. Please action as necessary.
Incredibly, one in 3 scorecards as checked last week, had the wrong points allocated to either the winning team or the losing team. This really isn’t difficult, so please can we make more of an effort to get this right in the coming weeks.
15 points automatically entered from result. Enter bowling points as necessary.
Enter All bonus points. That is bowling points + Losing points.
For the break-down of losing points – please refer to Page 95 of the KRCL Handbook.
For ease of reference, this is also listed at the bottom of this reminder. I also enclose a couple of examples as below.
In the event of a match being Abandoned / Cancelled / Conceded – all you need to do is enter the result. All points will be entered automatically.
In a tied match, all you need to do is enter the bowling bonus points for each team.
It will also help if you update who won the toss, and who batted first on the summary page of the scorecard.
In the event of a team not having a full complement of 11 players – then please make a note in the highlights section. This will help when knowing when teams are All Out, and the awarding of the correct number of bowling points.
Please also ensure that the overs actually bowled (in both innings) is recorded correctly.
Please note that in this example – Sidcup only had 10 players, thus all out. Full bowling points awarded to Bexley. Bexley receive additional over, balance of 80 overs.
Please ENSURE that all players are registered in advance of KRCL fixtures being played.
If you have any concerns, then please email me in advance of the fixture. Please note that I don’t appreciate phone calls on Match Days. Like yourselves, I spend Saturday’s playing cricket. Thus from 8am onwards, I will not be contactable !!
UNLOCKING SCORECARDS VIA PLAY CRICKET
Please NOTE that this facility on play cricket is not endorsed by the KRCL. If you submit a message via the portal, it will be REJECTED.
If you need to make an amendment to a scorecard, or edit further details, then please email me directly to;
Please ensure that you include your club name, the date of the fixture, and the KRCL Division. I will then be able to log your enquiry and ensure that the scorecard is opened for editing purposes and then locked again once you have confirmed you have finished editing.
To help your opposition in advance of the fixture - please load your team onto play cricket. This will ensure that the 'correct' players are listed, and will lead to less examples of the wrong player being selected from club database. Alternatively, please ensure that you right the FULL NAME of players in the scorebook. Having A. Jones listed in the book is not very helpful, when you have registered players Andrew Jones and Alex Jones. You can see how mistakes happen !!
30 YARD FIELDING CIRCLE
Please note that a 30 yard fielding circle is to be used in the following divisions;
Refer to the playing conditions for further information.
In the event that you have to concede a fixture – then please ensure that your opposition are informed no later than 12 noon on the Thursday before the game.
It is also imperative that I’m informed of such concessions as well.
KRCL PLAYING CONDITIONS - SEASON 2016
4. SCORING OF POINTS
4.1 The winners of a match receive 15 points, irrespective of whether they batted first or second.
4.2 The losers of a match receive between 0 and 9 points depending on the margin of their defeat.
The allocation of points is as follows:
Defeat between Defeat by Points
1 and 9 runs 1 wicket 9
10 and 19 runs2 wickets 8
20 and 29 runs 3 wickets 7
30 and 39 runs4 wickets 6
40 and 49 runs 5 wickets 5
50 and 59 runs 6 wickets 4
60 and 69 runs 7 wickets 3
70 and 79 runs 8 wickets 2
80 and 89 runs 9 wickets 1
90 and more runs10 wickets0
4.3 Both sides will also receive bonus points for bowling with one point being awarded for every 2 wickets taken. Maximum bowling points will be 5 either for all 10 wickets or when a side is 'all out'. In the event of the side batting first declaring; only the points earned for wickets taken will be awarded.
4.4 In the event of the scores being level, each side receives 12 points plus any bonus points for bowling.
4.5 In the event of a match not being completed due to the weather, it will be classed as 'abandoned' and each side receives 10 points. There will be no bowling bonus points.
4.6 In the event of a team failing to fulfil a fixture, they will be deemed to have lost the match and will receive nopoints. They will also incur a penalty deduction of 5 points (paragraph 11.3). Their opponents shall be awarded 20 points.