1.1 The name of the Club shall be “North
London Cricket Club”, and the Club shall be affiliated to the England and Wales
the Middlesex Cricket Board, the Middlesex Colts Association,
the Middlesex County Cricket League,
the 1987 Cricket League and the Club
1.2 The colours of the Club shall be Green,
Black and Gold.
2. Aims and Objectives
2.1 The object of the Club shall be to provide
facilities for, and encourage participation in Cricket.
2.2 to offer qualified coaching and the
reimbursement of the cost of coaching courses.
2.3 to offer competitive opportunities in
2.4 to promote the Club within the local
community and in Cricket.
2.5 to manage and maintain the facilities of
2.6 to adopt the current ECB “Safe Hands” -
Welfare of Young People in Cricket Policy and the Child Protection Policy
2.7 to ensure a duty of care to all members of
the club by adopting and implementing the ECB Cricket Inclusion & Diversity
and any future versions of the Policy and to ensure this, the Club
adopts the following statement.
The North London Cricket Club in all its activities, is fully
committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring
that its employees, members and all other individuals working or volunteering
for North London Cricket Club, and participating in or
watching North London
Cricket Club’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their
activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.
North London Cricket Club, in all its activities will not
discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably against on the grounds
gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion
or belief or sexual orientation.
North London Cricket Club will not tolerate harassment,
bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals.
North London Cricket Club will endeavour to create access and
opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are
eligible to participate, in its activities.
North London Cricket Club will ensure that it complies with the
requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to
ensure that its employees, members and volunteers adhere to these requirements
and this policy.
· This policy is fully supported by the North London Cricket
Club’s officers and Management Committee, who are responsible for the
implementation of this policy.
North London Cricket Club is committed to the investigation of
any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination, harassment,
bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, and reserves the right to
impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate, where such
is found to be the case.
In the event that any employee, member, volunteer, participant
or spectator feels that he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying,
abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the
Management Committee of North London Cricket Club.
Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when
and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of any
If the accused individual is an employee, the Management
Committee will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow North
London Cricket Club’s
employment disciplinary procedure.
If the accused individual is a non-employee, the Management
o may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold
or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing;
o may (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at
which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case;
o will have the power to impose any one or more
of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy:
(a) warn as to future conduct;
(b) suspend from membership; (c) remove from
membership; (d) exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently;
and (e) turn down a non-member’s current and/or future membership application;
o will provide both parties with written reasons
for its decision.
A party may appeal a decision of the Management Committee to the
Middlesex County Cricket board by writing to the Middlesex County Cricket Board
within 3 months of North London Cricket Club’s decision being notified to that
If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the Management
Committee of the North London Cricket Club, the complainant may report the
directly to the Middlesex County Cricket Board.
This policy will be reviewed periodically by the North London
Cricket Club in consultation with the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited.
3.1 Membership is open
to all without discrimination.
3.2 The Clubs facilities are available to all members without discrimination.
shall be open to members on every day throughout the year at the discretion of
Management Committee and subject always to the terms and conditions being
by the Shepherds Cot Trust.
3.3 The permitted hours of supply of intoxicating liquor shall be in accordance
Licensing Laws. These hours may be curtailed subject to the discretion of the
3.4 All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by
Club will be deemed to have accepted these regulations and codes of conduct
that the Club has adopted.
3.5 All applications for membership shall be made to the Hon. Secretary.
3.6 The Management Committee can refuse membership, on non-discriminatory
where the person concerned would be likely to be contrary to the sport or the
good conduct and interests of the Club.
3.7 There shall be 6 categories of Club membership, which are as follows:
• Full member shall be a player 17 years of age or more on the first day of the
September preceding the Annual General Meeting.
• Associate member shall be a player:
- of 13 years of age or more who, at the discretion of the Youth
Manager or a Level 2 ECB/ UKCC Coach or above, is recommended
for this category
where it is appropriate for their playing development and so can be selected
for senior matches based on merit or
- in part time education or
- unemployed or
- in part time employment or
- of pensionable wage (retired)
These members will not be eligible for election or have any voting rights that
are available under the constitution.
• Student member shall be a player in full time education, who has left Secondary
School or equivalent. Application for this membership
must be evidenced by
course acceptance documentation
• Junior member shall be a player under 17 years on the first day of September
preceding the Annual General Meeting, and these members will not be eligible
election or have any voting rights that are available under the constitution.
Junior members may, at the discretion of the Youth Manager
or a Level 2 ECB/
UKCC Coach or above, be recommended for Associate membership, where it is
appropriate for their playing development.
• Honorary Member shall not be a playing member of the Club. This category of
membership will not be allowed to be disproportionately large in relation to
overall membership thereby ensuring that the aims and objectives of the club
• Life Member shall be a member of the Club who has given outstanding service
Club or the game of Cricket. Nominations must be seconded by a 75% majority of
the Management Committee and the nominee must have the majority of the votes of
those present and entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Life Members
not required to pay any subscription or require to be re-elected.
4. Membership Fees
4.1 The Annual Fees for members and the Match Fees shall be determined
by the Annual
General Meeting. A match fee per player shall be charged for all games in which
4.2 The membership year shall run from the first day of the month following the
General Meeting for twelve calendar months. Membership rights are forfeited
current subscriptions remain unpaid at the 1st June in each year; members who
paid their subscription by 1st July shall be automatically suspended. The Hon.
shall report all members so suspended to the Management Committee at the first
4.3 The Management Committee shall be allowed to reduce the fees at their
time during the ensuing season only if it becomes apparent that the Fees were
set at a
level that most of the community are unable to afford.
4.4 In consideration of a Member or future Members economic status or an
membership late in the season or other exceptional circumstance, The Selection
Committee shall be allowed to agree reduced Fees with that person to enable
them to be
treated equally in the Club.
4.5 Members who have not resigned their membership by 15th April and as such
liable to pay a full fee.
4.6 On election of a new member by the Management Committee they shall be
informed in writing by the Hon. Secretary and furnished with a copy of the
5. Officers of the Club
5.1 The officers of the Club and Exec Committee
(other than captains) shall be elected at each Autumn GM and shall be
• Hon. Secretary
• Hon. Treasurer
• Vice Chair
• Vice Treasurer
• Hon. Chairman of Selectors
• Hon. Fixture Secretary
• Hon. Bar Secretary
• Hon. Comm’s & Marketing Officer
• Club Captain
• Youth Manager
• Child Protection/Welfare officer
5.2 The captains of the elevens shall be
elected at each AGM
5.3 All officers of the club shall retire each year but will be eligible for
6.1 The management of the Club shall be vested in the Management
of the officers with six other members elected at the Autumn General Meeting
and the captains of the elevens elected at the AGM.
6.2 The Management Committee shall meet at least once in each month and
within 28 days prior to the Annual General Meeting and
the Autumn GM.
6.3 The quorum required for business to be agreed at Management Committee
meetings is six.
6.4 The Management Committee shall have the power
• to transact all the business of the Club;
• to appoint Sub-Committees;
• to appoint advisors;
• to authorise expenditure;
• to control and instruct all officers;
• to adopt new policy, codes of conduct and rules that effect the organisation
of the club;
• to call a General Meeting at 21 days’ notice to the members,
• and to decide any points not provided for in the Constitution.
6.5 The Hon. Secretary, the Hon. Treasurer and the Chair shall automatically be
all appointed Sub-Committees, but not the Selection Committee.
6.6 The Management Committee shall have the power to co-opt at any time
members as deemed necessary onto the Management Committee for a period
terminating not later than the following Annual General Meeting.
6.7 The Management Committee shall have the power to fill temporarily any
may occur in any of the offices of the Club.
6.8 The Management Committee shall furnish through the Hon. Secretary a report
work to the Annual General Meeting.
6.9 The Emergency Committee shall consist of the Chair, Hon. Secretary and Hon.
Treasurer and will meet in the event of an emergency when it is not possible to
full Management Committee Meeting. The Emergency Committee shall have the same
powers as stated under Rule 6.4
6.10 Teams to play in Senior Men’s matches shall be chosen, on merit from
Full & Associate members available, by a Selection Committee,
the Hon Chairman of Selectors (who shall not be a current Saturday Senior Men’s
XI Captain), the Senior Club Coach and
the Captain or Vice-Captain of the XI
being selected. The Selection Committee may also co-opt any other suitable
person to attend the
Selection meeting, in a non-voting capacity.
6.11 The Disciplinary Committee shall be the Hon. Secretary, Hon. Chairman of
Selectors, Youth Manager and the Club Captain.
7.1 The Club shall be non-profit making and it requires any surplus
income or gains be
reinvested in the Club. Furthermore no surpluses or assets can be redistributed
members or third parties other than donations to charities or other clubs that
community amateur sports clubs.
7.2 The Hon. Treasurer shall, subject to the direction of the Management
charge of all the funds, property and effects of the Club; shall receive all
monies due to
the Club and make all payments in accordance with Rule 7.4.
7.3 All the funds of the Club shall be banked in accounts held in the name of
7.4 The Hon. Treasurer and nominated Management Committee members shall jointly
the authority to draw and sign cheques for the purpose of disbursing the Club’s
7.5 The bank Statements of Accounts shall be available for inspection at each
General Meeting and at such times as the Management Committee may direct.
7.6 The Hon. Treasurer shall present to the Annual General Meeting a Statement
Accounts, which have been independently audited.
8 General Meetings
8.1 Members of the Club shall have the power to call a Special General
Meeting on sending
the Hon. Secretary a request to that effect signed by at least a combination of
Associate, Honorary or Life members, exclusive of Officers of the Club or
members of the Management Committee. A copy of the proposed agenda
furnished to the Hon. Secretary at least 21 days before the proposed date of the meeting.
8.2 Notice to the members of the Annual General Meeting which shall be held in
January or February and the Autumn General Meeting which shall
be held in
September will be given by the Hon Secretary not less than 21 days before the
date of the meeting or at a Special General Meeting called
under the provisions
of Rule 6.4.
8.3 Notwithstanding an exceptional occurrence under rule 6.4, the Rules shall
not be altered,
abrogated or added to except at the Annual General Meeting by a majority vote.
case of the Annual General Meeting notice of proposed alterations to the Rules
reach the Hon. Secretary not later than the preceding 30th November.
8.4 The terms of all notices of proposed alterations to the Rules shall state
alterations proposed, and shall be communicated by the Hon. Secretary to
least 21 days before the date of the meeting.
8.5 Nominations, duly proposed and seconded by members for the positions
specified in the
foregoing Rule 5.1 must be forwarded in writing so as to reach the Hon.
later than the preceding 31st July. The nominations for the positions of
Captains, under foregoing rule 5.2 who will be nominated by the Selection
Committee must be forwarded in writing to reach the Hon. Secretary not later
than the preceding 31st December. Only members so nominated shall be
eligible for election excepting the retiring Officers
and the six
other members of the Committee, who shall go forward for re-election without
8.6 In the event of only one nomination being received, that nominee must
majority vote of those present and entitled to vote at either the Annual General
Meeting or the Autumn General Meeting. In the event of there being no
nominations for any position or, in the case of the six other members of the Committee being unable or unwilling to continue, then further
nominations may be accepted at the Annual General Meeting or the Autumn General
Meeting. In the event of any existing officer of the Club not being
re-elected, they may be nominated as a
candidate for the Committee at the Autumn General Meeting.
8.7 Nominations duly proposed and seconded by the members for the election of
Presidents must be forwarded in writing so as to reach the Hon. Secretary by
September and only persons so nominated shall be eligible for election.
8.8 The Vice Presidents and Vice Captains (nominated by the Selection
Committee) shall be elected at each Annual General Meeting but Vice Captains
shall not be officers of the Club.
8.9 Playing members only shall be allowed to vote at the election of the
Committee, the Captains and Vice-Captains.
9. Discipline and Appeals
9.1 All complaints regarding the behaviour of members should be
submitted in writing to
the Hon. Secretary.
9.2 The Disciplinary Committee will meet to hear the complaint within 7 days of
complaint being received. The Disciplinary Committee shall have the power to
or terminate the membership of anyone violating any of these Rules or guilty of
calculated to bring discredit upon the Club. Any member so suspended or
have no claim to a refund of any part of their fees.
9.3 The outcome of any disciplinary hearing will be notified in writing to the
lodged the complaint and the member whom against the complaint was made within
days of the hearing.
9.4 There will be a right of appeal to the Management Committee following
action being announced. The Management committee will consider the appeal
days of the receipt of the appeal and notify in accordance with Rule 9.3.
10.1 A resolution to dissolve the Club can only be passed at an Annual
or a Special General Meeting through a majority vote of the membership.
10.2 In the event of dissolution, any property or assets of the Club that
remain will be
used for approved sporting or charitable purposes as decided by the membership.
The term “approved sporting or charitable purposes” shall be for;
• The purposes of England and Wales Cricket Board for use in related community
• The purposes of another Community Amateur Sports Club.
• The purposes of a Charity
North London Cricket Club hereby adopts and
accepts this Constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions
of the members.
Date 23rd September 2017
Pedersen Date 23rd September
Honorary Club Secretary