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Cornwall Youth Cricket League

Annual General Meeting 10th January 2017


Present    M Mitchell (Secretary), N Hocking (St Minver), M Langdon (Mount Ambrose), J Wyatt (Duchy/Truro),    N Symons (Camborne), M Nile / C French (St Austell), S Richardson (Falmouth), D Turner / C Tremayne    (Mullion), R Hall (St Just/Penzance), M Williams (Wadebridge), D Key (Kernow/Newquay),    S Bodfish (Gorran), J Skinner (CDM), W Glen / P Bunn (Launceston), S Fry (Tintagel), G Gayton (St     Newlyn East), A Jones (DoD), A Bridges (Perranarworthal), C Hunkin (CDO), J Bradley (Perranporth), A    Miles (Mount Hawke), A Robinson (Callington), A Angove (Penzance), M Rowe / S Pulley (St Ives),    N Spencer (Roche), T Gribble (Werrington), R Jordan (Lewdown), R Benwell (Hayle). Total 31 (24 clubs)

Apologies    D Moses (Chairman), Tideford CC, Menheniot-Looe CC, C Leathley (Treasurer),

       M Collier (Penwith/Paul CC).


In the absence of the Chairman, Jonathan Wyatt chaired the Meeting.


Minutes of 2016 AGM     These were approved and signed as a correct record.


Matters Arising                 Nil.


Secretary’s Report           Mr Mitchell produced an overview of the season (see separate report).


Treasurer’s Report     Mr Leathley produced a summary of the accounts, with a balance of £1960.  Receipts for the year were £500 and payments £825.  The current balance stood at £1606.


Proposed amendments to the Rules 

The following provoked some excellent discussion amongst those present, particularly regarding the Under 15 League, and it was recognised that there was a problem with some club coaches who desired to “win” as a priority.  One suggestion, which was eventually put aside, was that clubs might play “friendlies” only, with no organised League.  It was emphasised that, whatever the Rules eventually adopted, it was important that clubs should work together and that they could be flexible with the actual playing conditions on the day.


1             “It is recommended, but will not be mandatory, that all CYCL cricket should use a pink ball,  

particularly Under 13 and Under 15, which is usually evening cricket.” 

Proposed by Camborne, seconded by Perranporth.   CARRIED unanimously.


2             Under 11, Rule 3, to be amended to: “The pitch shall be 18 yards in length…”

Under 13, Rule 4, to be amended to: “The pitch shall be 20 yards in length…”

Recommendation: “The pitch for Under 9 hard ball cricket shall be 16 yards in length.”

Proposed by Launceston, seconded by Callington.   CARRIED, with 2 against.


3             Under 15 League: “No EPP players to take part and the club coaches should work together to allow a reasonable match to take place, including limiting the influence of county players and flexibility on the number of overs per innings and the number of players per team.  The clubs must start to accept that enabling young players to have a good experience of cricket is paramount in ensuring the future of the game, especially for their own clubs.  However, the League system should continue to operate, with bonus points slightly adjusted.  There would, by implication, though, be more emphasis competitively on the ECB’s national competition for those clubs with stronger squads.”                                           CARRIED

Amendments to Under 15 Rules:

2.    Each side shall bat for 18 overs.  However, this may be amended by mutual agreement.             CARRIED

3.    Each team shall consist of 8 players.  However, by prior agreement, clubs may arrange a match

          of equal teams consisting of up to 11 players.                                                                                        CARRIED

  5.    The HOME side shall provide a reasonable quality 5½oz PINK (or, by agreement, red) leather

         match ball, acceptable to both sides.                                                                                                         CARRIED

  6.    No bowler shall bowl more than three overs, the only exception being that a bowler is unable

         to continue due to injury. The replacement bowler cannot have completed the maximum 

         permitted overs and if more than three deliveries in the uncompleted over remain, will count

         towards their total allowable overs.                                                                                                        DEFEATED

8.    A batsman on reaching or passing a personal total of 30 shall retire but may return when all the remaining 

       batsmen (bar one) are dismissed.  Batsmen shall return in the order in which they retired.  If a retired

       batsmen subsequently reaches 50, he shall retire and may not return, even if this retirement would end the

       innings before the agreed number of overs have been bowled.                               CARRIED



Election of Officers          Chairman – David Moses               Elected unopposed

                                             Vice-Chairman – David Key (Kernow Rep.), on rotation

                                             Secretary – Mark Mitchell             Elected unopposed

                                             Treasurer – Chris Leathley             Elected unopposed

                                             District Representatives:  Duchy – Jonathan Wyatt              Elected unopposed

                                                                                             Kernow – David Key                     Elected unopposed

                                                                                             Penwith – Mike Collier Elected unopposed

                                                                                             Tamar – Bill Glen                          Elected unopposed

                                             CCB Rep. – David Moses, as Chairman     

CACC Rep. – Vacant (no nominations)

Also on Committee:         From CWCA – Sandra Richardson

                                             From CCL – Stuart Wilder

                                             From CYCF – Louise Casterton

                                             CCB Director of Development – Andrew Jones

                                             CCB Development Manager – Joe Skinner


Structure 2017 

The Committee proposed the following changes which, after a short discussion, were adopted with an almost unanimous vote:

“Entries will be collected much later, as close to the start of the season as reasonably possible, enabling clubs to assess playing strength.  The season will start a little later, allowing clubs better preparation, and finish in early August (prior to the Cornwall Youth Festival), after one play-off round, which will follow the regular league fixtures.  Semi-finals will take place on the same day as Finals, and revert to a Finals Day for each age-group, though the U11s and U15s could be held on the same date.  Depending on the availability of grounds, either single- or two-ground clubs could stage the matches.

Leagues will be drawn up with due consideration to the number of entries within a particular area, ie. not exactly as per District boundaries, so that some clubs are not left without a decent set of fixtures.”


Affiliation Fees    There would again be no fee payable to CYCL, with Districts collecting a standard £10 per team.


Youth Associations Proposal

From Andrew Jones, CCB Director of Development:

“I propose that we combine the three associations, CSCA, CYCL and CACC, and form one committee which covers ‘Youth Development’ across the board, pooling experience and knowledge with the expertise to assist and support each other in a cohesive ‘Youth Development Plan’.  ..… This main committee would meet quarterly with a monthly Executive committee driving forward its decisions.   ..… income could be pooled together to support the bursaries paid to key positions.  ….. I believe it is time to build on this, join forces and work together for a joined up pathway that supports every girl and boy that wants to play cricket in Cornwall at whatever level.“

The CYCL Committee recommended that the proposal should be adopted and that four of the Committee should be nominated to meet and develop it with the other associations.

               The proposal was CARRIED unanimously (prop. Launceston, sec. Callington).          


Any other business    i)     From Joe Skinner: The “All Stars” workshop, for all clubs who had signed up, would be held at the Cricket Centre, 2nd February.



                              Meeting Closed 9.15pm.



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