Clubs' bulletin no 20 - 5 November 2022
All clubs are reminded of the arrangements for the League AGM. This will be held at the Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Pavilion Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5PA, on Wednesday 16 November (7.00pm). The agenda, accounts and details of all nominations and proposals have now been circulated to clubs. Attendance is compulsory for all clubs.
Annual presentation Dinner – Friday 11 November
A reminder about the League Presentation Dinner at Magna, Rotherham on Friday 11 November (6.45pm for 7.15). Please note that Magna is cash free, but please bring cash for the raffle. Raffle prizes include three Kookaburra Beast 3.1 cricket bats.
We draw the attention of clubs who intend to register overseas players in 2023 to two documents recently issued by the ECB. These give guidance on Home Office immigration rules around visas and clarify the definitions of processionals and amateur players.
We remind all players to log on their Play-Cricket account if they have not logged on recently. This is necessary to avoid deregistration during the database clean-up in the middle of November. Please do this by going to any Play-Cricket website and signing on, or clicking on any player in any scorecard. You will then need to enter your login details (email address and password). No further action is needed.
The YCSPL end of season report has now been published and can be viewed here.
Royal London Club Championship
Entry into the 2023 competition is now open and will be open to all clubs. The process of automatic entry based on league finishing position from 2022 is not being used for 2023, and therefore any club wishing to enter as shown below.
The competition will begin in April and run throughout the summer until the final in September. Depending on the number of entries, it may be necessary to have one or two Preliminary Rounds at the start of the competition with some clubs receiving a bye into the First Round (which will be based on number of entries, the league competed in and previous record in the competition.
The entry form will need your club name, a main club contact and contact details, the league and division in which your first XI will play in 2023, your home ground postal address and post code (for match balls, which will be supplied to the host club throughout the competition).
In addition to completing the entry form, a payment of £60 is required to confirm your entry into the competition. This payment can be made directly by BACS as follows (please ensure you add your club name in the payee reference):
Bank Account: England & Wales Cricket Board
Account Number: 18027210
Sort Code: 60-18-20
Reference: RLCC 'club name' (i.e. RLCC Sheffield Collegiate)
This information and payment must be completed by the entry deadline of Wednesday 30 November 2022.
Clubs are requested to ensure that any serious injuries sustained during games in 2022 are entered onto Play-Cricket.
The South Yorkshire ECB ACO has arranged umpire training on:
• Sunday 8th January 2023 (Stage 1)
• Sunday 22nd January 2023 (Stage 2)
• Sundays 5th and 19th February 2023 (Stage 3 – note that attendance at both sessions is required)
All courses will be at Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Pavilion Lane, Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5PA between 9.00am and 16.00. Register by emailing Alison Gressor.