Clubs' bulletin no 17 - 5 November
Annual General Meeting - reminder
Reminder that the 3rd YCSPL Annual General Meeting will take place in the Griffin Suite, Shaw Lane Sports Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley S70 6HZ on Wednesday 15 November 2023 at 7.00pm. The agenda and full documents for the meeting can be found here.
We congratulate Higham CC on being awarded Disability Cricket Super 1s Hub status for Barnsley. We hope that more clubs will follow suit in their area. More information can be found here.
Ground availability and cup opt-in/out
Many thanks to the vast majority of clubs who have now responded to Matt Summerhill for the 2024 fixtures. There are four clubs who have still not replied – can they please do so without further delay.
League presentation dinner information
Date: Saturday 11 November
Venue: OEC, Penistone Road, Sheffield S6 2DE (between Owlerton Stadium & Napoleon's Casino)
Start time: 6.45pm for 7.15
Dress code: Smart casual – no sportswear or casual headgear please
Bar: Cash & Card
Raffle: We have some great prizes including cricket bats kindly sponsored by Reader, but to be in with a chance of winning you will need to bring some cash
Payment: Invoices to clubs have been issued through Play-Cricket - please check your club's Action Centre to ensure that there is no outstanding invoice
Overseas players – new ECB guidance
There is new guidance that clubs engaging overseas players need to be aware of, particularly regarding eligibility for ISP Visas. There is also more guidance on eligibility and form completion.
Our scoring manager, Steve Ward, is working on a programme of training for scorers over the close season. Last winter was a very successful training period, with over 20 courses across just four months. This winter, Steve is anticipating running at least as many courses, and would welcome clubs getting in touch with him to let him know their scorer training needs for 2024 - contact Steve.
The League, in conjunction with the South Yorkshire Cricket Umpires Association, is making every effort to address our shortage of umpires. Three recent initiatives to support this are:
Officials Recruitment & Retention Strategy. Our Strategy to address the shortage of match officials has now been published, and we will be discussing how clubs can support this at the forthcoming AGM.
Recruitment video. The video, to support our efforts to recruit officials, was released last month, and can be viewed on our Facebook page here.
Umpires ‘Get Togethers’. Organised by Terry Bateman and Bryan Lowe, these are monthly meetings for new and experienced umpires to share experiences and get support in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Anyone interested in taking up umpiring will also be very welcome. The meetings are held at 7.00pm at Whiston Forge CC, Guilthwaite Hill, Whiston, Rotherham S60 4HQ and the next one is on Tuesday 21st November.