It is with great sadness that Worlington Cricket Club share the news of the passing of former player, Chairman and Club Life Vice-President Clem Tompsett MBE. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Only four weeks from the start of the 2019 season, it is with much regret that we have to announce that St. Osyth CC have resigned their membership of the League. They had been due to participate in Division Five, and the club have sent their apologies to all the clubs in that division for the incovenience caused to everyone. A further statement from the League Chairman is possible within the next day or two, so that all clubs are aware of how promotions and relegations will now be changed since we have lost two teams during the close season from the higher divisions.
This is to advise all clubs that are thinking of or who are in the process of trying to apply to the MSC for permission to register an overseas player for this year that the ECB (under Home Office directives) have within the last few days indicated again that any player who has either played ANY 1st class cricket or has been a member of a 1st class club within the past 4 years or played for a 1st class club at ANY level including ALL Academy or age level cricket, are regarded as “professional” cricketers, whether they have been paid not. This also applies to any player who has represented their state or regional team at any level from the U17 group upwards within the past 2 years. Regardless of the visa on which they enter the country, the only way that they can legally play cricket in this country is if they enter on a Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) visa as a Player/Coach. The MSC have recently had to decline registration of 2 players regarded by the ECB as “professional” and will take the advice of and abide by the decision of our governing body in all further applications of this type. Clubs are also reminded that an application of ANY Category 3 player, regardless of passport or visa type, will be checked by the MSC against the list in Section C of the document TwoCountiesOverseasRegulation2019Ver2 that can be found under the More tab on the Two Counties website. The days of a player “sneaking in under the radar” (whether intentionally or otherwise by player or club) are coming to an end in the Championship and clubs seeking to acquire the services [...]
I know that many clubs in the League will be playing League matches on April 20th, but if there is any club that is not and fancies playing a Dutch touring team, then can they respond to this email we have received. My name is Robert van der Harten and I play for Kampong Cricket Club in the Netherlands (Utrecht). We are looking for a fixture on the Saturday 20 April (Easter Weekend). We have game confirmed on the Sunday, so if it is possible to play a game on Saturday the 20th of April that would be great! The age group will be a mens team aged 20 to 30 years. We are trying to go with our old youth team from 10 years back. But it could be that we have to gather some other players from our club, so we might end up a bit older, haha. Could you please let me know if it would be possible to play a game on the Saturday. If it isn't possible could you maybe recommend an other club where we might be able to play a game? I hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards Robert van der Harten firstname.lastname@example.org +31627838165
It is with great sadness that Frinton Cricket Club announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our long time Club Secretary, Vivienne (Viv) Coffey (nee Grimwade). Funeral details will be announced in due course. Our thoughts are with her husband, Michael, at this difficult time.
The League Management Committee has granted a request from Woodbridge Cricket Club to withdraw their team from Division Four, and play with just one team participating in Division Nine East. This decision was reached after consultations with Woodbridge officials, who stated that the vast majority of their first team from last season was departing for pastures new this summer. They have recruited a number of players who had played for the now withdrawn, Yoxford 2nd XI. So their strength this summer will be greatly reduced, and it was felt that Division Nine will be much more the correct level for this team, and gives the club more chance of sustaining cricket into the future. Accordingly therefore only one team will be relegated from Division Four at the end of the season.
Last season there were a number of issues regarding players being registered for more than one club. This can be down to the players' names being incorrectly spelled, but it can also be down to the fact that a match of players' records was not discovered due to inaccurate player details being entered, such as address and date of birth. Therefore, as Norman Atkins said at the AGM, we will require all club admins to spend the winter months going through their Registered Players and amending the details of any players whose details are missing, inaccurate, or just out of date, as they may have moved. I know this may sound like something of a chore, but it will alleviate such issues as we had last season when "matches" did not show. Hence we accepted the registrations without any indication that the player/players was/were registered with another club/clubs. As from this moment on, any new registration will be rejected if any relevant information has not been entered by the Club Admin. Also as from March 1st 2019, any player who has not been updated with this information, will have his/her registration withdrawn by the League. Play-Cricket will automatically inform the Club Admins when a player registered with them has been withdraw. If club admins find themselves unable to update this information, then can they please let Steve Isaac email@example.com know the players involved, as they will need to be removed and re-submitted, but he will need to know which players. This process has now started, and I am dealing with the clubs in alphabetical order, so those down the alphabet may not see any removed registrations for a while, so can take the necessary steps [...]
To comply with GDPR, league administrators will no longer be able to edit a player’s details and will also have a restricted view of the personal details. A document has been uploaded to the Help Guides https://playcricket.ecb.co.uk/hc/en-us/articles/360000851717-The-League-RegistrationProcess-post-GDPR- As you may have seen from previous postings, we do require Players' correct personal details to be added to their registrations, and we also need clubs to remove the registrations of players who have not played in both of the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Players, such as overseas players, that clubs know are not returning for the 2019 season should also be removed. We shall start removing Players who do not have accurate details shortly. Club admins will be automatically informed and will need to resubmit the registration afresh, with all the relevant details. No registrations will now be accepted if details are not completed.
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All the fixtures for the Saturday divisions have now been published, and can be viewed through the division links. The fixtures for the Sunday Division have also now been uploaded, the Ladies competitions will follow in due course.