Minutes for the meeting held on 9th November 2011
KENT CRICKET BOARD - SHEPWAY DISTRICT
Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 9th November 2011 at Hythe CC
Present: Geoff Cooke, Frank Hobbs, Wallace Laker, Geoff Hambrook, Roger Mapstone, John Godden, Arthur Atkins
Apologies: Martin Whybrow, John Richards
Matters arising: There was some confusion over the demise of Cheriton CC because we have been paid the local sub of Sellindge CC. It is suspected that Cheriton changed their name before folding.
Chairman’s report: Geoff wrote to Hawkinge following the last meeting expressing his concerns about the behaviour of the players at the Godden Cup Final. Phil Payne apologised on behalf of Hawkinge and asked if we could supply any names. It was decided that we would not pursue anything further. Discussion then took place about Hawkinge’s league status.
Treasurer’s report: There is £3319.66 in the bank and Frank added subs of about £500 from the Indoor League. Wallace asked if we could sponsor Bradley Goodsell for his Saturday coaching but when it was apparent that he is only 17 and has no formal coaching qualification it was agreed to support him on a coaching course.
Indoor League: The competition is underway with 15 teams. There are 7 in Div 1 and 8 in Div 2. Sponsorship has again been provided by Jimmy Godden for which we are very grateful. The Harvey GS initially quoted us £30 per hour but when the invoice came in for £112 plus insurance for an afternoon it is clearly less. We based the charges to teams on the £30 so rather than change the charge per game Frank proposes to make the first 2 games in the Cup free of charge. This was agreed.
Ryan Hall has now played for Folkestone A so cannot play for the B team.
Youth Cricket: Saturday morning coaching is going well with all 4 nets in use. Wallace, Nobby Clarke and Bradley are doing the coaching.
AOB : AA read a letter from KCB who are now a Company Limited by Guarantee. The DCP can become a member free of charge but would be liable for £10 if the company is wound up. It was agreed that the Clubs Committee would join rather than the DCP. AA will apply.
AA asked about putting the minutes on the web site. It was agreed that they would be published after they were approved and subject to a standing item to decide if there were any confidential matters that should not be published.
GH said that KCB were to write to all Clubs together with a questionnaire. GH said that KCB would also be publicising all the district awards. GH also said that the ECB will be publicising the benefits of membership for Clubs that are neither Focus or Clubmark.
FH expressed concern that in the Development Group minutes it says that the charges for the new Hall will be £40 per hour. Clearly more than we pay for the indoor at the Harvey. JG confirmed that nothing is yet decided.
Next meetings: 11th January 2012 and the AGM 14th March 2012