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This Combination of Clubs shall be called the ‘Wensleydale Evening League’ & shall consist of Clubs determined by the Annual General Meeting.
The Officers of the League consisting of the Chairman, Hon. Secretary & Treasurer.
Elected Committee will consist of the Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Treasurer & one representative from each club.
The General Committee will be one representative from each club who may be the representative on the Elected Committee.
The Annual General Meeting shall be held in the month of November of each year to which each Club shall send two members, only one of which may speak, each Club being allowed only one vote.
Membership & Subscriptions
Membership to the ‘Wensleydale Evening League’ is open to any Cricket Club in Wensleydale & the surrounding area at the discretion of the General Committee.
The Annual Subscription & Fees for member Clubs shall be as follows: - £30.00
Subscription together with the application to enter the League to be submitted by member Clubs to the Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting (Preferable). All League subscriptions to be fully paid by 1st January or four points deducted from start of forthcoming season.
New Clubs applying to & being accepted by the League at the Annual General meeting will be expected to pay fees within seven days.
Only paid up Clubs of the League will be eligible to play in the ‘Wensleydale Evening Cricket League’.
Players may only register with one Club in the ‘Wensleydale Evening Cricket League’ during any one season. Permission for any player to transfer from one Club to another in a season must be referred to the General Committee via the League Secretary who after due consideration may or may not grant permission.
All member Clubs must register their players with the League Secretary prior to playing the first fixture of the season. During the season all new players to any Club must be registered with the League Secretary & be acknowledged before being eligible to play. All persons permanently residing within the Parish of a member Club can play for their Club without registration providing they have not played for any other member Club in the present season subject to the ‘Wensleydale Evening League’ General Committee approval.
Player’s with a professional playing status in Cricket are not permitted to play in the ‘Wensleydale Evening Cricket league’.
Each Club shall keep proper books of accounts & receipt book of membership showing date of registration. The General Committee reserve the rights to call upon any Club to produce evidence of a player’s registration if they desire or deem necessary in the event of a dispute relating to the registration of a player.
Duties of the Committee
The General Committee shall deal with all questions on the interpretation of the League Rules of any matter or nature whatsoever affecting the League Games. They will adjudicate on all matters of disputes, protests or complaints by a club/s against another. They will be empowered to deal with all cases of misconduct or breach of League Rules & may award or deduct points to or from a Club or both.
They will have the power to suspend any Club Official or member as they think fit. Any player under suspension by another League shall not be eligible to play in a ‘Wensleydale Evening Cricket League’ competition until such period of suspension has been completed.
Any member of the General Committee who as an interest in any Clubs’ in dispute will not be allowed to vote.
The General Committee decision on any matters relating to the ‘Wensleydale Evening League’ shall be final & binding on all parties.
Fines, Protests & Proposals
Any Club failing to be represented at any meetings called by the Committee shall be deducted four points.
Protests must be made in writing to the League Secretary together with a deposit of £15.00 within seven days of the offence occurring. A duplicate copy must be sent to the Club protested against. Should the protest be proved groundless the deposit will be forfeited. In such disputes the Clubs affected may attend Committee Meetings & will be informed of the meeting date by the Secretary. They will not be allowed to make representation at such a meeting unless invited to do so by the General Committee.
All propositions being presented to the Annual General Meeting by member Clubs must be submitted in writing to the Secretary one month prior to the meeting date. A proposal on rule changes must receive a two-thirds majority vote in favour by the member Clubs before being accepted by the League.
Conditions of Play
Each Club will be responsible for providing an efficient umpire or failing that the captain of each team shall agree upon a player umpire officiating.
Each Club shall provide a match ball when fielding.
All Clubs shall have a ‘Home & Away’ fixture to be played on the same day as the fixture list. A fixture may only be changed if both teams agree & it must be played by the Saturday of the same week.
The Committee shall deal with any Clubs failing to fulfil their fixtures.
All games shall commence no later than 18:30 & be played on a basis of 20 x 6 ball overs; each bowler can bowl a maximum of 6 overs.
The bowlers run up shall be no more than 12 yards & this should be clearly marked.
Batsmen are required to retire on reaching 50 runs, however they may come back to crease in batting order if all other batsmen are out.
Players under the age of 18 years on date of registration must wear a helmet when batting, wicket-keeping or stood up to the wicket.
The team with the highest number of runs scored at the end of the agreed number of overs played shall be the winners.
Any game abandoned or not played on account of adverse weather conditions shall count as a draw.
All match results should be sent to the League Secretary no later than the following Saturday after the match with a brief match. Failure to do so will without good reason will incur a four point deduction.
Points, Promotion & Relegation
Four Points awarded for a Win
Two Points awarded for a Draw or Cancelled Match
Promotion & Relegation shall be in the form of one up & one down.
The Winners of each League shall hold the Cup for one year, which cannot be won outright. Should two or more teams finish with level number of points, those teams determined by the General Committee will hold the Cup. Matches Won, Points Earned & Total Runs Scored
In all other respects the E.C.B (N.C.A.) Y.C.A. & M.C.C. Rules shall apply.
Rules last updated Wednesday 17th November 2010