A Celebration of 50 years League Cricket in Hertfordshire.

SENT ON BEHALF OF THE SARACENS HERTFORDSHIRE PREMIER CRICKET LEAGUE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. A Celebration of 50 years League Cricket in Hertfordshire. THE EVENT On Friday 21st September 2018 the Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League (SHPCL) will be hosting a celebration dinner at the home of cricket – Lord’s. The dinner will be held at the Nursery Pavilion and whilst the final details have not been confirmed the event will consist of a pre-dinner drinks reception followed by a three course meal including ½ bottle of wine per person, still and sparkling water and coffee. Lord’s has an excellent reputation for food and quality service. GUEST SPEAKERS The SHPCL is extremely fortunate to have secured the services of Jonathan Agnew MBE (“Aggers") and Alison Mitchell, (the leading lights of BBC’s Test Match Special team), for the evening. PRICING FOR THE EVENING CELEBRATION The cost for the evening is £90.00 per person. RESTRICTIONS The event has a maximum capacity of 550 people. After offering places to their main sponsors and to panel umpires, the SHPCL committee has decided to offer each club 5 seats for the evening. If there are any spare seats, each club will then be offered an additional 2 seats if they so wish. (These will be openly drawn by the SHPCL on the 23rd April.) DEADLINES First, the SHPCL need to know how many tickets each club would like to be considered for. Therefore, I need this information from you by Wednesday 21st March 2018. I will submit our requests to the SHPCL who will inform all clubs how many tickets they will receive at the Captains’ Meeting on Monday 23rd April 2018. After that, all ticket money must be paid to the [...]

By |2018-05-08T10:04:31+00:00March 11th, 2018|Categories: 2018, 2018 Season Review, News, Social|Tags: , |0 Comments

Results of voting at the SHPCL AGM

Richard Robertson represented Reed CC at the League’s AGM on 26th February. Three proposals had been circulated earlier in the year and RCC Players had been invited to respond to a short survey. Resulting from that, Reed voted NO to all three proposals. Here are the results voted on by the Clubs at the League AGM last night:- 1. Should Bonus points be awarded to Teams providing a competent, non-playing Scorer in all matches in Divisions 3A to 6B? NOT CARRIED. 2. Should all matches in Divisions 7A to 10B be reduced from 100 to 90 overs? NOT CARRIED. 3. Should all matches in every division below the Championship be limited overs only (i.e., no more “timed matches” in the future)? CARRIED. Consequently, there will be no more Drawn games. From Division 1 to 10B (inclusive) these will be 50/50 matches. (The Regional Divisions already play only 40/40 limited overs matches anyway.) These were important issues so thank you to RCC players who replied to the survey. Additional information from the AGM is that the New Laws of Cricket will apply this season. The Laws were amended in October 2017. To read The Laws of Cricket, go to www.lords.org then choose MCC. Clubs participating in the Premier and Championship Divisions are administered by their own Sub-Committee. Changes accepted for 2018 are:- 1. Play offs. The reserve day will be the following Saturday (not the next day). If there is still no result, a bowl out will take place. If still no result, then there will be a coin toss. 2. The same applies for promotion and relegation play-off matches. 3. Bowling restrictions. Bowlers are restricted to one-third of the total overs in the innings, (rounded [...]

By |2018-02-27T08:55:57+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: 2018, AGM, News, Survey|Tags: |0 Comments

Come on SHPCL – Time for decisions and clarity

Another League Cricket season is behind us and for players and spectators alike it has been a rather strange one in the Saturday league we play in. During the 2014/15 close season our SHPCL Leagues were reduced from 20 teams to 10 with some future prospective promotions and relegations of up to 2 x Divisions at a time, and with League matches played under two different sets of Match Formats and Match Rules! As a player you now need a fixture card marker and a change of mind-set one third, and two thirds of the way through the season, to take account of the switches from “Overs matches with Draws” to “Limited Overs matches – Win or Lose” As a spectator you turn up to watch a match and cannot be actually sure what is going on, and what the tactics really are/ought to be, until you have met and interrogated a player or official! A marvellous testament to confused thinking and indecision! TWO SHPCL club surveys last year asked Clubs and Members what they wanted – presumably the first answer (pretty clear decision as I recall!) was not what the SHPCL hoped for, or wanted. So then they launch a second survey! Same answer as the first as I believe, and then ultimately the powers that be slide through a hotchpotch proposal at the winter AGM when most players are switched off, not in Cricket mode. Players tend to leave the “boring stuff” of AGM’s and other Meetings etc. to their club stalwarts/administrators – who are in the main, especially in the higher leagues, more likely NOT to vote against a League Management proposal. So now, in summer 2015 – we have just had [...]

By |2016-12-27T13:13:58+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, A View From The Chair|Tags: |0 Comments