Club Constitution

1 – NAME

The club will be called COLLINGHAM AND LINTON CRICKET CLUB and will be affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The Rules and Regulations of the ECB to which the Club is affiliated or any other governing body the club is or may be affiliated to shall be deemed to be incorporated into the Club Rules.

Collingham and Linton Cricket Club is also part of Collingham & Linton Sports Association (CALSA).

2 – AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

The aims and objectives of the club will be:

  • To provide cricket playing facilities to members
  • To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
  • To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club
  • To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone
  • To promote the club within the local community
  • To ensure that the game of Cricket is not only played within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game.  

3 – STATUS OF RULES

These rules form a binding agreement between each member of the Club.

4- MEMBERSHIP

Membership will be open to all irrespective of age, disability, race, ethnic origin, colour, social status and sexual orientation.

Membership should consist of officers and members of the club.

All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of conduct that the club has adopted.

Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:

  • Life member
  • Vice Presidents
  • Patrons
  • Senior playing member
  • Student member
  • Junior playing member (Under 17 as on 1st September in the preceding year)

5 – OFFICERS OF THE CLUB

The officers of the club will be:

  • President
  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 1st Team Senior Cricket Captain
  • 2nd Team Senior Cricket Captain
  • Junior Representative
  • Ground Representative
  • CALSA (Collingham and Linton Sports Association) Representative.

All officers will retire annually, but will be eligible for re-appointment at the Annual General Meeting, except for the President, whose appointment is for two years.

6 – MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

The policy and general management of the affairs of the club shall be directed by a Management Committee (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of all the appointed officers of the Club.

Only these persons will have the right to vote at meetings of the Committee.

Committee meetings will be convened by the Secretary of the Club and will generally be held monthly, but no less than seven times per year.

Four members will form a quorum at Committee Meetings.

All decisions taken at Committee meetings shall require a three quarters majority of those attending and entitled to vote.

The Committee will have powers to appoint sub-committees and advisers to the Committee as it is deemed necessary to fulfil its business.

7 – MEMBERSHIP FEES

Membership fees will be set annually by the Committee and are due for payment by 1st May.

Any fee shall be payable on a successful application for membership.

Fees are repayable at the discretion of the Committee.

The Committee shall have the authority to levy further subscriptions from the members as are reasonably necessary to fulfil the objects of the Club.

8 – DISCIPLINE, RESIGNATION AND EXPULSION 

All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.

The Committee will be responsible for the disciplining of its members who infringe the Club constitution.

Every member has a right of hearing by the Committee prior to any decision being taken on disciplinary measures.

The Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings.

A member shall cease to be a member of the Club if (and from the date on which) he/she gives notice to the Committee of their resignation.

A member whose annual membership fee or further subscription is more than 2 months in arrears shall be liable to automatic suspension. If the outstanding fee is not paid within one calendar month, the member shall be deemed to have resigned his / her membership.

The Committee shall have the power to expel a member when, in their opinion, it would not be in the interests of the Club for them to remain a member.

The Committee will meet to hear complaints within fourteen days of a complaint being lodged.

The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against whom the complaint was made within seven days of the hearing.

There will be the right of appeal to the Committee following disciplinary action being announced.  The Committee should consider the appeal within fourteen days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.

Every member has the right of appeal to the Management Committee of CALSA.

A member who resigns or is expelled shall not be entitled to claim any, or a share of any, of the Club Property.

9 – FINANCE

All club monies will be banked in an account held in the name of the Club or in an account of Collingham and Linton Sports Association, where they will be clearly identified as Cricket Club funds.

The Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of the Club.

The financial year of the Club will end on 30th September.

The Club Treasurer will provide a budget each year which requires ratification by the Committee prior to being submitted to the CALSA Management Committee for approval. This shall include the proposed timing and financing of any significant capital expenditure.

Any cheques, in accordance with the limits of the CALSA constitution, drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer plus one other officer and have the approval of the CALSA Treasurer.

The Cricket Club, in accordance with the CALSA Constitution, shall not borrow from any external sources of finance.

10 – GENERAL MEETINGS

An Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club shall be held annually, after completion of the season but prior to the CALSA AGM.

The Club Secretary will give notice of the AGM. Not less than 14 clear days notice to be given in writing (in this respect email is considered a suitable method of notification) to all members.

The AGM will receive a report from officers of the Committee and a statement of the audited accounts.

The Club Secretary will provide a nominations list for officers of the Committee which will be posted on the club notice board, at least 28 days before the date of the AGM, and removed on the day prior to the AGM.

All members, except junior members, have the right to vote at a General Meeting.

Twelve members will form a quorum at General Meetings.

The Committee has the right to call a General Meeting outside the AGM. Procedures for General Meetings will be the same as for the AGM.

The Club Child Protection Policy will be reviewed and amended if necessary by the Committee for approval at the AGM, in line with current ECB requirements.

11 – DISSOLUTION

A resolution to dissolve the club can only be passed at a General Meeting by a three quarters majority of those attending and entitled to vote.

In the event of dissolution, any assets of the Club that remain will become the property of Collingham and Linton Sports Association.

12 – AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

The Constitution can only be amended by a three quarters majority of those attending and entitled to vote at a General Meeting called after written notice of such a meeting and the proposed amendment has been sent to all members.

13 – DECLARATION

This constitution was adopted by COLLINGHAM AND LINTON CRICKET CLUB as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.

November 2004

Please note:

Insurance

The club does not provide personal accident insurance – it is the responsibility of individuals to take out their own cover .