HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB, SUFFOLK - HCC Club Rules

HCC CLUB RULES

 

1.     The name of the Club shall be THE HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB.

2.     The colours of the Club shall be Navy Blue and White.

3.     The objects of the Club are the promotion of cricket and the provision of recreational and social facilities for its members and supporters.

4.     The Headquarters of the Club shall be the Cricket Meadow, Friars Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

5.     Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in cricket regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs and shall be divided into:
i)      Playing Members

ii)      Vice Presidents
iii)      Honorary Members

iv)      Associate Members

6.     a) A subscription fee applicable to playing members shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting of the Club and is payable annually upon a date fixed by the Management Committee. The Club’s subscription options shall be fair and equitable to everyone. The subscriptions shall include concessions for students, both under and over 18 years of age and the unemployed. A minimum discount of 10% shall be applied to a subscription when a second person in a playing member’s immediate family, who is under 18 years of age or still in full time education, becomes a playing member themselves, or a member of the Junior section.

b) No subscription fees are applicable to Vice Presidents and Honorary Members, but Vice Presidents will be expected to make a donation annually. Such memberships shall be by way of nomination by or to the Management Committee who will have full discretion regarding acceptance of such members.

c) Associate membership shall be granted automatically to any non-playing parent/carer/guardian of a child that is a member of the Club’s Junior section, for no additional subscription.

 

7.     Every applicant for membership shall communicate his full name and address and occupation to the Club Secretary who should cause these particulars to be exhibited prominently in the Clubhouse in a part frequented by the members, for a period of at least two days before election takes place. Until a candidate is elected as a member, he shall not be entitled to any of the privileges of the Club.

8.     Candidates for membership shall be elected by the Management Committee at their sole discretion, by a simple majority.

9.     Any member misconducting themselves will be subject to the England & Wales Cricket Board’s Model Discipline Regulations for Clubs.

10.   The affairs of the Club shall be managed by the Management Committee consisting of the Club Chairman, Vice Chairman, President, Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Team Captains, Vice Captains, Match Secretary, Child Welfare Officer, Chairmen of Subcommittees and a maximum of eleven other members of the Club elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. The Management Committee shall meet at monthly intervals and at such times as the Committee shall determine and at all meetings of the Management Committee, ten shall form a quorum.

11.   a) The Annual General Meeting shall elect members of the Club to form Sub-Committees, these will be a Fund Raising Sub-Committee, the Junior Cricket Club Sub-Committee, 150 Club Sub-Committee and the Bar Sub-Committee.

b) The Management Committee shall have the power to co-opt members for specific purposes and to elect other Sub-Committees as and when required.

 

12.   The property and funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members and all surplus income or profits shall be reinvested in the Club.

13.   The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held before the end of December in each year and fifteen months shall not elapse without a General Meeting.

14.   At the Annual General Meeting in each year, there shall be appointed an Auditor whose duty it shall be to audit the accounts for the Club for the current year. A copy of the accounts shall be circulated to each voting member and audited prior to the Annual General Meeting.

15.   An Extraordinary General Meeting may be convened at any time and shall be convened within twenty-one days on the requisition of ten voting members or one fifth of the playing Club membership, whichever is the less. Such a requisition must state the purpose for which the meeting is required.

 

16.   The business of a General Meeting should be limited to that provided by these rules and those further matters set out in the notice convening the meeting. The quorum at any General Meeting shall be fifteen voting members.

 

17.   At the Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club, each member attending except Associate members and junior members under the age of 16 shall have one vote each.

 

18.   The members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those present, and voting, support that proposal at a properly convened General meeting. The Committee will then be responsible for the orderly winding up of the Club’s affairs. After settling all liabilities of the Club, the Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following:

 

a)      A registered charitable organisation;

b)     Another cricket club which is a registered CASC;

c)      The England & Wales Cricket Board, for use by them for the development of cricket within the community.

 

19.   The purchase by the Club and the supply by the Club of intoxicating liquor shall be exclusively controlled by the Management Committee.

a) No person shall at any time be entitled to receive at the expense of the Club or of any members thereof any commission, percentage or other payment on or with reference to purchases of intoxicating liquor by the Club, nor shall any person directly or indirectly derive any pecuniary advantage from the supply of intoxicating liquor by or on behalf of the Club to members or guests apart also from any benefit which a person derives indirectly by reason of the supply giving rise to or contributing to a general gain from the carrying on of the Club.

b) Sales of such liquors may be made at such times as the Management Committee shall decide provided that no such sales shall be made in breach of any enactment or bye law for the time being in force.

 

c) Persons other than members and their guests may at the discretion of the Management Committee be admitted to special functions on not more than twelve occasions in any one year, and intoxicating liquor may be sold to such persons at the discretion of the Management Committee. Ten days notice of any such special function held shall be given to the Chief Officer of Police and the Licensing Authority.

20.   No person under the age of 18 years shall be served with or be permitted to consume intoxicating liquor on the Club premises.

 

21.    a) Any member shall be entitled to introduce not more than four guests to the Club premises (unless the Management Committee shall bar any member from exercising such privilege on such conditions and by reference to such time limit as they shall think fit).

 

b) Members will be responsible for the conduct of their guests. Any such guests may only exercise such rights for the day on which they are introduced as above.

c) On every occasion the name and address of the guest/guests shall be entered in the Visitors Book provided and those same people will be admitted no more than six times per calendar year as a guest.

d) Guests aged 18 years and over may purchase intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises only.

 

e) Guests must leave the Club premises before or at the same time as the introducing member.

f) Except as provided by rules 19 (c) and 21 there should be no sale or supply of intoxicating liquor to non-members of the Club.

22.   a) Alterations to the rules shall only be made at the Annual General Meeting or Extraordinary General Meeting. Proposed alterations shall be submitted to the Club Secretary not less than 21 days prior to the date of such meeting.

b) There shall be no alteration or amendment to any rule concerning the sale of intoxicating liquor by or on behalf of the Club if the purpose of such alteration or amendment is to authorise sales not authorised by these rules, except following consultations with the Licensing Authority and Suffolk Constabulary.

c) The Club Secretary shall as soon as possible, and in any case, within 28 days of the making of any alteration to these rules, give written notice of the alterations to the Chief Officer of Police and to the Licensing Authority.

d) Any proposed alteration to these rules shall be included in the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting and notified to members at least seven days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.

23.   There shall be in attendance at each and every special activity including those activities provided by rule 17 (c), parties, discotheques, dinners, entertainments and other similar activities, at least two Committee/Sub-Committee Members who shall supervise the sale of intoxicating liquor to accord with the provisions of the law and these rules.

24.   The Chief Constable of Police for Suffolk and each and every one of his Constables shall be afforded access to the premises for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the Club rules.

25.   All Club members shall be provided with a membership card.

26.   At intervals decided by the Management Committee, the Club shall hold a draw where tickets shall be sold to the general public, and the proceeds shall go to the Club.

27.   The Management Committee shall have power to deal with anything not provided for in these rules, and its decision in all matters shall be final.

28.   The Club shall implement the practices, policies and guidelines contained within the ECB 'Safe Hands' Welfare of Young People in Cricket Policy.

29.   The club shall implement the practices, policies and guidelines contained within the ECB Cricket Equity Policy.

30.   All Club members shall adhere to the club’s Code of Conduct for Cricket Volunteers.

 

31.   The Club shall adopt the club’s Code of Conduct for Young People.