Present: Representatives from Aston Ingham, Birdlip & Brimpsfield,
Coopers Edge, Cranham,Gloucester AIW, Highnam Court, Ullenwood
Bharat, Upton St Leonards and Woodpeckers.
Apologies from Ernie Allen (retiring chairman),
Charlton Kings, Painswick and Tibberton
1. Andy Russell took the Chair in the absence of a
2. The 2017 season was, by and large, very good.
Just 4 games were cancelled for weather, thanks to having spare rain
days. But there were 12 conceded games – too high a figure. The 2017
winners – Ullenwood Bharat, Charlton Kings, Tewkesbury and Painswick
The meeting was content that no individual trophies would be
3. The Treasurer reported that after the pushes to
reduce money owing from clubs, the financial position is better than
it has been for many years. There is £443.20 in the bank. There is
therefore no need to change the affiliation fee which stays at £5
per team. It was decided that three new perpetual trophies would be
purchased to replace those lost – we only have the Division One
trophy at the moment.
4. Alan Shackell (Coopers Edge) was elected
chairman. Andy Russell (Secretary), Paul Singh (Treasurer) and Paul
Brooke (Committee member) were re-elected. Alan then took the Chair.
5. Full membership was approved for Woodpeckers and
Dymock. Cranham CC’s application to join was accepted.
6. The 2018 Divisions were approved. At the moment
there are exactly 24 teams. Tibberton CC has stated it may not be
able to continue and it was decided that if that happens then
Woodpeckers would be promoted to Division 3 to take Tibberton’s
7. The proposals sent out with the AGM calling
notice for new formats were discussed, but were all rejected.
However the meeting suggested flexibility on team size, start time
and number of overs should be possible if agreed. Captains must
agree by the Tuesday evening before a fixture if they wish to alter
start time and team size. It is too late to change those details
after that. Captains are also advised that if they start late they
should reduce the number of overs to finish in the light.