In the event, that your Club Treasurer doesn't have an email address - please provide details of the league rep, who will be responsible for dealing with the appropriate invoice when sent.
Please only send this information to Ahmad Shaker - myself and Gareth don't need to be copied into your responses.
We will be contacting all clubs at the end of January with regards to Ball requirements for the forthcoming season, so there is no need to provide this information at present.
2018 Fixtures and Divisional Structure availableHERE!
I'm delighted to make available the full fixture list forSeason 2018.
You will note that there is a separate'Tab'for each division on the master fixture document. Also attached are the Divisional Fixture Grids, for ease of reference. Both documents, run in divisional order from Premier (1) to 2C Met/West (18)
Please pass this information on to the relevant officers and team captains at your club.
It is imperative, that all Clubs check their corresponding fixtures to make sure that there are no mistakes.
In the unlikely event of finding a mistake, then please email the two following points of contact, so that your query can be investigated as necessary:
Please do not send messages to Gareth Anstice, as he will be unable to assist with your enquiry.
I can also advise, that all fixtures have successfully been loaded onto play cricket. It is the responsibility of all Clubs to check that the correct details are showing. Please ensure that Home Venues at Start Times have been correctly allocated.
Having loaded 1,476 fixtures this week, there might be the odd mistake or two !!
As detailed above, if you find any mistakes, then please contact James Hatton-Browne and Brian Smith as necessary, so that the issue can be resolved accordingly.
On behalf of the League Management Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your clubs a Happy New Year, and hopefully a successful forthcoming season.
Further action updates will follow in January, so please ensure that you deal with in a timely manner.
Divisional Structure 2018 - this has been completed and circulated to all clubs. I attach again for easy reference.
Competitions 2018 - all divisions have been set up on play cricket.
Fixtures - excellent progress has been made, and the final checks are currently being completed.
We will distribute a full list of fixtures in the next week or so and, hopefully, they will be loaded on to play cricket in January.
In the new year, we will contact you with regards to ball orders, invoices, and updating your Handbook Entries for the new season.
As always, please keep an eye on the website for the latest news. Two club changes for the new year are as follows;
Exiles @ Stelling Minnis have changed their home venue for Season 2018. Along with this, will be a new team name ... Exiles @ Bishopsbourne.
Grasmere Park CC are in the process of changing their club name. In season 2018, they will be known as Reculver CC
In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a fabulous Xmas Holiday and best wishes for the New Year.
Season 2018 - Finalised Divisional Structure
On behalf of the KRCL Management Committee, please find enclosed as published the finalised divisional structure for Season 2018.
In total, we have 172 teams playing across 18 divisions, which in effect is 14 teams and two divisions less than last year.
In summary - 10 divisions of 10 and 8 divisions of 9.
In essence, and as a continuation of our existing structural changes, we have now created a single structure, whilst still allowing promotion and relegation into the Kent Cricket League for both 1st and 2nd teams.
Tier 1 - Premier - 1 Division (promotion into KCL, Division 5, 1st XI).
Division 1A Met & 1A West has merged into one - so only 3 divisions at Tier 3 of the structure.
Newly formed Division 2A Central - so now 3 divisions at Tier 4 of the structure.
Division 2B Central & 2B East has merged into one - so only 2 divisions at Tier 6 of the structure.
Division 2C Central & 1C East has merged into one - so only 2 divisions at Tier 7 of the structure.
Obviously, due to logistics and geography, several teams have switched divisions to ensure that we have a manageable structure for the benefit of all clubs within the league.
We are continuing on-going communications with the KCL and Kent Cricket Community with a view to expanding regionalisation into the KCL. If successful, this will mean further changes to the existing structure over the coming years.
The next phase is to crack on with fixture templating, and good progress has been made in the last two weeks.
We are confident of producing fixtures in January ... so watch this space in the new year.
I can confirm that all new divisions have been created and added to the KRCL website - in advance of the new season.
If you haven't responded to any of the recent messages with regards to fixtures - please do so immediately.
If you have any specific questions with regards to fixtures or the structure, please feel free to contact me directly;
There is no need to respond to Gareth directly unless specifically advised to.
The 2018 Divisional Structure for the Kent Regional Cricket League is now in the hands of the Management Committee. This should be approved within the next week and will be circulated to all clubs in due course.
Teams that are in Tiers 1 - 4 (Premier, Championship, 1A, and 2A) have already been notified.
It is now imperative, that ALL clubs advise of any specific fixture requests for the forthcoming season.
The season dates for 2018 are;
Week 1 - Saturday 5th May 2018
Week 18 - Saturday 1st September 2018
If for any reason, you are unable to fulfil a fixture in the regular season, then you will need to use the spare date of Saturday 28th April 2018. Please advise accordingly, as you will need to accommodate a home fixture on this date.
In the event that you are ground sharing with another club - then please advise accordingly. Unless advised differently, I will assume that for clubs' 1st teams, you will be sharing grounds with 2nd teams. I will also make the same assumption for clubs' 3rd and 4th teams where applicable.
Please can you ensure that I have any specific fixture requests no later thanFriday 15thDecember 2017.
Thanks for those who attended the KRCL AGM on Wednesday 15th November 2017.
After a few hectic weeks of planning and organising, things are now taking shape as we can now start preparing for a new season.
For those who didn't attend ... a quick summary of events from the night.
We now have a new Management Committee and General Committee in place to take the league forward. Please use the above link for a fully updated list of officers.
Over the next 6 months, there will be major changes, and we will keep clubs advised of key decisions and asking for appropriate feedback when applicable.
With regards to the rule proposals - please see the above link for the document, outlining the major changes.
Match Format (Overs) - Championship Divisions will now play the 80 over format. Premier Division only will remain at 92 overs
Fielding Restrictions - these will only apply in the Premier Division
Eligibility of Players - these have changed for the Premier Division only, and will mirror those in place for the Kent Cricket League
And changes to the constitution ...
Disciplinary Procedures & VCC - amended as outlined to take into account the new Disciplinary Committee. Amendments to the Voluntary Code of Conduct will follow.
Ground Sub Committee - agreement to use artificial wickets in the lowest divisions of the structure, subject to specific criteria being met.
It is planned for the new committee to meet in the next couple of weeks.
Our first major project to resolve is the 2018 Divisional Structure, and hopefully this will be published in early December. After that, our attention will turn to fixtures, so please ensure that you provide the necessary information when asked.
The current numbers for 2018 are standing at ... 173 Teams - 18 Divisions based on 9 or 10 teams in the division.
And finally a reminder of the season dates for 2018;
Week 1 - Saturday 5th May 2018
Week 18 - Saturday 1st September 2018
Spare Week - Saturday 28th April 2018
All Clubs are reminded to keep all of these dates free until all fixtures have been published in the new year.
That's all for now.
Brian Smith Chairman - Kent Regional Cricket League 07946 285672