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Welcome to the Kent Regional Cricket League Website

KRCL - COMMUNICATIONS

Dear League Rep,
Communications from the KRCL Committee are changing.
Going forwards ... we will only be sending out messages to the League Rep of each club. It will be the responsibility of the League Rep to ensure that messages are passed on to other club officials, captains and players.
This should ensure that the League are able to send out more timely messages and on a more regular basis. The current distribution list has become unmanageable, and can take up to 3 days to send out an update to all clubs.
Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that you respond to this message confirming the following information;

Name of Club ....
Name of League Rep ....
Email Address 1 ....
Email Address 2 (if applicable) ....
Mobile Phone Number ....

I shall be creating a new database with the information provided, and this will be kept safe in the hands of the new Communications Officer, once appointed at the forthcoming AGM.
Until then, please ensure all correspondence comes directly to me.
Many thanks.
Cheers Brian.


KRCL - PRESENTATION EVENINGS

Evening,

Please note that the KRCL Presentation Evenings have now been confirmed.

These will be held on;

Thursday 5th October 2017

CANTERBURY CC, POLO FARM

Address - Littlebourne Road, Canterbury, CT3 4AF


Friday 6th October 2017

SIDCUP SPORTS CLUB

Address - Sydney Road, Sidcup, DA14 6RA


Both events will start at 7.30pm, with the main presentations commencing at 8pm.

A small buffet will be provided at the event at Canterbury on the Thursday evening. Food will not be provided at the event on Friday.

I will provide a full list of divisional award winners for the batting and bowling honours in each division in due course.

Team awards are listed as below.

Divisional Winners will be presented with a Cup/Shield (which needs to be returned) and 15 individual medals for it's players.

Runners Up for each division will be presented with a Shield (which needs to be returned).

It is expected for all winners to be in attendance at one of the two events. The Canterbury presentation evening is predominately for clubs in the Central and East part of the county, with Sidcup hosting those clubs from South Thames, Metropolitan and West divisions. Of course, clubs can attend either event and I will firm up award winners attendance nearer the time.

Further updates will follow over the coming weeks ... so watch this space.

Many thanks.

Cheers Brian.


2017 KRCL ROLL OF HONOUR    
Please note all Promotions, Relegations & Resignations are subject to confirmation at the AGM
Premier                  
Winners Staplehurst   1st XI   Promoted KCL
Runners Up Kings Hill 1st XI   Promoted KCL
Relegated Mersham Sports 1st XI      
Resignation Racs 1st XI      
             
 
West Championship                  
Winners Shooters Hill 1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Beckenham 3rd XI    
Relegated Tunbridge Wells 3rd XI      
Relegated Horton Kirby 1st XI      
                   
East Championship                   
Winners Littlebourne 1st XI   Promoted  
Runners Up Cobham 1st XI    
Relegated Milstead 1st XI      
Relegated Boughton & Eastwell 1st XI      
             
 
1A Metropolitan                  
Winners Burgess Park  1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Hayes 3rd XI    
Relegated HSBC 3rd XI        
Relegated Old Colfeians   3rd XI        
   
1A West                  
Winners Gravesend RF 1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Belvedere 1st XI    
Relegated Hartley Country Club 3rd XI      
Relegated Sevenoaks Vine   3rd XI        
 
1A Central                   
Winners Headcorn     1st XI     Promoted  
Runners Up Sherwood 1st XI    
Relegated Gore Court 3rd XI      
Resignation Bobbing Court & L.H. 1st XI        
     
1A East                  
Winners Saltwood 1st XI   Promoted  
Runners Up Deal Vics & B.C. 1st XI    
Relegated Kennington 1st XI      
Relegated Ramsgate Corinthians 1st XI        
   
1B Metropolitan                  
Winners The Roebucks 2nd XI Promoted  
Runners Up Bromley Common 4th XI   Promoted  
Relegated Ex Blues 1st XI        
Relegated Old Elthamians   3rd XI        
   
1B West                  
Winners Swanscombe & Greenhithe 1st XI   Promoted   
Runners Up Bexley 5th XI     Promoted  
           
Resignation Higham & Mockbeggar 1st XI      
Resignation Horton Kirby  2nd XI      
Resignation Racs  2nd XI        
1B Central                  
Winners Upchurch 1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Lordswood 3rd XI Promoted  
Relegated Faversham 2nd XI      
Relegated Bapchild     3rd XI        
     
1B East                  
Winners Hawkinge 1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Minster (Thanet) 1st XI   Promoted  
Relegated Mersham Sports  2nd XI      
Relegated Folkestone     3rd XI        
 
1C Metropolitan (South Thames)              
Winners Beckenham 4th XI Promoted  
Runners Up Bexleyheath 4th XI Promoted  
Resignation Catford Wanderers   3rd XI      
Resignation Dartfordians  3rd XI        
 
1C East                  
Winners Tenterden 3rd XI Promoted  
Runners Up Exiles @ Stelling Minnis 1st XI   Promoted  
           
Resignation Boughton & Eastwell 2nd XI
                    
                   
2A West                  
Winners New Ifield 1st XI   Promoted  
Runners Up Bexleyheath   3rd XI  Promoted  
Relegated Dartford  4th XI      
Relegated Dartfordians 2nd XI        

           
 
2A East                  
Winners Leeds & Broomfield 2nd XI   Promoted KCL
Runners Up East Langdon 1st XI  Promoted  
Relegated Sherwood 2nd XI      
Relegated Old Williamsonians 2nd XI      
             
   
2B West                  
Winners OD/Cuaco 3rd XI Promoted  
Runners Up Roan & Lambethans 2nd XI Promoted  
Relegated Old Wilsonians 4th XI      
Relegated Blue Star 1st XI    
                   

                 

                 
2B Central                  
Winners Gravesend  4th XI     Promoted  
Runners Up Milstead 2nd XI   Promoted  
Relegated Hartley Country Club 5th XI      
Resignation Frindsbury 3rd XI
                   
2B East                  
Winners Street End 1st XI Promoted  
Runners Up Stowting 1st XI Promoted  
Relegated St. Margaret's 2nd XI      
Resignation Whitstable 3rd XI        
 
2C Metropolitan (South Thames)               
Winners OD/Cuaco 4th XI   Promoted  
Runners Up Bexley 6th XI Promoted  
Resignation Dartford      5th XI      
Resignation HSBC      4th XI         
Resignation Orpington      5th XI         
2C Central                  
Winners Kings Hill 2nd XI Promoted  
Runners Up Gravesend RF 2nd XI Promoted  
Relegated n/a              
Relegated n/a                
                   



KRCL - SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Evening All,

The existing / outgoing committee of the Kent Regional Cricket League have called a for a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING to be held at 8pm prompt on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at The Mercure Hotel in Maidstone. Full Address is as below.

WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2017

KRCL - SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

7.30pm registration for 8pm start.

Venue -

Mercure Great Danes Hotel & Country Club, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss / resolve the following issues;

  1. Upcoming Presentation Evenings
  2. The Future of the League
  3. Return of Trophies from Season 2016

As it stands, we have no new volunteers to take the league forward after the AGM in November 2017. If this isn't resolved soon, then we may need to consider, Rule 24 - Winding Up of The League.

Therefore, it is imperative that all clubs in the KRCL attend this meeting. Non attendance will imply that your club is resigning with immediate effect.

Please pass this important message onto the officials at your club. If we don't get new volunteers / committee, then there simply won't be a league next year.

To assist with your thinking ... these are a few of the jobs that need to be undertaken;

Chairman

Deputy Chairman

Secretary

Minute Secretary

Treasurer

Fixture Secretary

Result Secretary

Registrations Officer

Handbook Editor x2

Presentation Evening Co-ordinator

Ball Distribution Co-ordinator

Discipline Officer

Kent League Rep

Communications Officer

Annual General Meeting Officer

If you would like to discuss any of these posts, then please feel free to discuss with any member of the existing committee.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting on the 6th September.

Please ensure that all Team Trophies awarded at the end of last season are returned to this meeting. This applies to all Divisional Cups & Shields that were presented to Winners and Runners Up. This doesn't apply to individual awards.

Many thanks.

Cheers Brian.

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Evening All,

Please find enclosed the latest news from the KRCL.

Action as necessary.

Cheers Brian.

Brian Smith
Fixture Secretary - Kent Regional Cricket League
07946 285672



CONCEDED FIXTURES

As you are aware many clubs have been struggling for availability at the start of the season, and as a result of this, this has led to a large number of conceded matches in the early weeks of the season. Hopefully clubs player availability will improve in the forthcoming weeks.

In the event, that you are unable to fulfil a fixture – please note the following two action points;

1. Make contact with the opposition – phone call is the best method. If not possible, then please text or email – but please ensure they acknowledge receipt of the message.


DEADLINE FOR CANCELLATION – Thursday 12 noon. No excuses for cancelling fixtures after this deadline. Clubs contact details are available in the KRCL Handbook


2. Please send an email to the Results Secretary of the league;

brian_smith_scc@hotmail.co.uk

 

PLAY CRICKET

Many of you will have noticed that changes to play cricket were introduced at the start of the season. Disappointingly, they didn’t convey the changes to its existing users … so we are all learning together. However, the two biggest issues reported to date are;

  • UNABLE TO LOG-IN / ACCESS PLAY CRICKET

    At peak times, the amount of traffic using play cricket across the country, has led to many people being unable to log-in. You will note this in particular on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. As a result of this, you will need to keep trying throughout the day to gain access, so that results and scorecards can be loaded.

    I recommend you look at the announcements when logging in, as this will highlight any potential issues. I would like to think, that the play cricket platform will be improved over the coming weeks, to ensure that this issue is resolved.

     

  • SELECTING PLAYERS FOR A FIXTURE

    A number of clubs have struggled with the new layout in which the squad players now appear when updating players into a fixture.

    The change that play cricket has implemented, means that only players listed in that specific squad will appear on the right – for example 1st XI squad, 2nd squad, 3rd squad.

    To get a full list of registered players, change the search to N/A and this will give you a list of all KRCL registered players for your club.

    To help the opposition, and reduce the number of unsure entries listed in matches, I recommend the following;

  1. Add players to the relevant squad.

  2. Load your team in advance of the game being played.

     
    And a personal request from myself with regards to play cricket;

  • REQUESTING SCORECARDS TO BE UNLOCKED

    Over the last couple of weeks, a number of you have requested scorecards to be unlocked using the facility in play cricket. Please can I request that you don’t use this facility, as it just generates even more work for me !!

    If there are mistakes, unsure catchers, or something needs amending – then please contact me directly by email to the address as below;

    brian_smith_scc@hotmail.co.uk

     

RESIGNATIONS FROM THE LEAGUE

It is with regret that I announce the following resignations from the league with immediate effect.

RACS 2ND XI – 1B West

CATFORD WANDERERS 3RD XI – 1C South Thames

HSBS 4TH XI – 2C South Thames

With clubs struggling for players, there might be a few more over the coming weeks. I will try to add a message to the KRCL Home page if there are subsequent resignations in the coming weeks.

 

LEAGUE RULES / POINTS ALLOCATION

I attach a copy of KRCL Constitution and a copy of the KRCL Playing Conditions.

For ease of reference, point allocation and examples are listed as below.

Please ensure the correct points are allocated for all games.

A few other gentle reminders are as below …



  

START TIMES
Please note that all matches start at 1.00pm in which the format being played is 92 overs (Premier / Championship West / Championship East). All other divisions, in which the format is 80 overs - matches will commence at 1.30pm.
In the event that both teams have agreed in advance, then matches can start up to an hour earlier.
Please ensure that notification is sent to the League Fixture Secretary prior to the start of the season for any such instances.

BALLS
Each Team to provide one ball per match. 
A new ball MUST be used at the start of each innings.

TEAS
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;
Premier
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.

POINTS SCORING
 In Summary;
Winning Team
15 points automatically entered from result. Enter bowling points as necessary.
Losing Team
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.
Example 1
Sidcup 174 – 6 (40 overs)
Bexley 175 – 7 (36.3 overs)
Sidcup = 7 (Losing – 7 wickets) + 3 (Bowling) = 10 [Enter – Bonus Points = 10]
Bexley = 15 + 3 = 18 [Enter – Bonus Points = 3]

Example 2
Sidcup 203 – 9 (38.4 overs)
Bexley 178 – 8 (41 overs)
Sidcup = 15 + 4 = 19 [Enter – Bonus Points = 4]
Bexley = 7 (Losing – 25 runs) + 5 (Bowling) = 12 [Enter – Bonus Points = 12]
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.

PLAYER REGISTRATIONS
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;
brian_smith_scc@hotmail.co.uk
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;
Premier
2A West
2A East
Refer to the playing conditions for further information.

CONCEDED FIXTURES
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 2017

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 runs                     2 wickets                               8

20 and 29 runs                     3 wickets                               7

30 and 39 runs                     4 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 runs                10 wickets                             0

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 no points. They will also incur a penalty deduction of 5 points (paragraph 11.3). Their opponents shall be awarded 20 points.