Clubs' bulletin no 4 of 2024 - 1 April 2024 

Adwick-on-Dearne CC 
Notice is given of an extraordinary general meeting for Adwick-on-Dearne Cricket Club members and officials, which will take place at Whitley Hall Cricket Club, Cinderhill Lane, Ecclesfield, S35 9WH, at 7.30pm on 30 April 2024. The meeting will be asked to approve the club being formally dissolved and its assets transferred to Whitley Hall CC, who have proposed they are willing to take over the site, with a view to restoring it as a cricket venue. 
Bonus points in Divisions 3 to 9 
Senior Section clubs will be aware that there has been an issue over the award of bonus points in abandoned games in Divisions 3 to 9, following the voting at the AGM. It was not possible to implement the agreed new points system, as clubs did not approve the count back once 20 overs had been completed in the 2nd innings. Without the countback system, abandoned games could see teams being awarded more points than tied games. The Head of Senior Section has consulted clubs, the Senior Section committee, and the League Executive Board, and has decided that, for 2024, the countback proposal, rejected at the AGM, will be used to gain a result where possible in abandoned games. This will enable the new agreed bonus point rule to be used. The relevant League Playing Conditions are 19.ii , 19.iv & 19.v. We will revisit this issue during the season and put a formal proposal to the AGM for 2025 onwards. 
Clubmark and Safe Hands Management System 
As the League Executive Board meeting on 25 March, Gareth Davis recorded his thanks to the overwhelming majority of our clubs, who have updated details to ensure compliance online. 
DLS in Divisions 1 & 2 
Clubs are reminded that a printer will be required to provide captains with details of target scores in the second innings where DLS is used.  
First Aid Cricket course 
Wath Cricket Club have organised a First Aid Cricket Course, to be delivered by Direct Action Training, at Wath CC, Moor Road, Wath. S63 7RS on Thursday 11 April between 18.00 and 21.00. The club would like to maximise the attendance on the course by offering spaces to other clubs. To book on please email The cost per head is £35, payable directly to DAT. 
Fitness of Premier Section grounds for 20 April 
The Head of Premier Section will issue a form for completion by all Premier Section clubs this Wednesday, which will enable us to assess the potential fitness of their grounds for play on 20 April, given that most clubs are behind where they would want to be in terms of preparation. This will enable an early decision can be made as to whether games should go ahead on that day. Co-operation by clubs in returning the form promptly would be very much appreciated. 
Annual subscription invoices will be generated on 1st April 2024 on Play-Cricket. Please check your club’s Action Centre to access the invoice. Payment is due by 30th April 2024. Cricket ball order invoice payments are due by 12th April 2024. 
It is good practice now to register all junior cricketers that are capable and have the required ability to play in the YCSPL and who have not yet been registered on Play-Cricket, in order to avoid any registration issues once the season starts. All juniors over 13 can register their own Play-Cricket accounts and add their parents’ details. 
Pre-Season meetings 
The League’s pre-season meeting for the collection of balls, handbooks, etc, and to provide any latest information for clubs before the start of the season, will take place in the Griffin Suite at Shaw Lane sports club, Barnsley, on Wednesday 10 April (19.00 start, with collection of balls and handbooks before the meeting from 18.00). Attendance is compulsory for all clubs. 
A pre-season meeting for all Premier Section captains will take place by Zoom on Wednesday 17 April – 19.30. A joining link and agenda will be issued nearer the time. 
Scoring courses 
There will be one final session for the Division 1 and 2 scorers on DLS at Wickersley Old Village CC on Thursday 11th April – 18.00. It is very important that any Division 1 and 2 scorers, who have not yet attended one of these sessions, take this last opportunity. 
Womens & Girls League 
YCB subscriptions for the Women’s and Girls' League teams were waived for 2022 and 2023, but they have been charged for 2024. The League Executive Board have approved payment by the League of these YCB subscriptions for our W&GL this year, on the basis that clubs will be responsible from 2025 onwards. 
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