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 Fulbourn Institute Cricket Club
Recreation Ground, Home End, Fulbourn

Club Rules


1. Aims and Objectives
To provide facilities for cricket in Fulbourn and encourage the development thereof.

2. Name
The name of the club shall be:
“Fulbourn Institute Cricket Club”

3. Membership and Power of Voting
The qualifications for membership shall be as follows:
a. Honorary life membership which may be conferred in special circumstances at the Annual General Meeting.
b. Players who are registered to play with the Cambridgeshire Cricket Association for Fulbourn Institute Cricket Club.
c. Officers of the club may be elected from the public (but who are not registered with Cambridgeshire Cricket Association).
d. From time to time the General Committee may invite interested members of the public to become Vice-Presidents of the Club.
e. The right to vote at any General Meeting of the Club shall be confined to members qualified under rules of 3a, 3b or 3c only.

4. Subscriptions
a. The club operates on a pay and play basis, with no annual subscription payable.
b. The General Committee shall agree match and other fees at the Annual General Meeting.
c. Players are required to pay match fees on the day that each match is played.
d. At the discretion of the General Committee any player who has not paid match or other fees will not be selected to play for any team until such outstanding fees have been paid. If outstanding fees are not paid in a timely fashion then the player will be disqualified from the club.
e. If a player is disqualified from the club they will not be deregistered from the club (and thus will not be able to register for another club) until any outstanding fees have been paid.
f. Each registered player is required to comply with the rules of Fulbourn Institute Sports and Social Club.

5. General Meetings
a. The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held, after at least 10 days’ notice, not later than 31 March each year and shall have full power to make and amend resolutions, to hear reports of officers and to elect officers of the Club for the next cricket season and shall examine and pass the annual accounts for the preceding year. 5 days’ notice in writing must be given to the Hon. Secretary of any motion which a members desires to move at such a meeting.
b. The General Committee shall at the request of 7 members of the Club or on their own authority call a Special General Meeting of which 10 days’ notice stating the object, time and place of such a meeting shall be given.
c. The Club shall hold such meetings in Fulbourn, at such time and place as may be arranged by the General Committee.

6. Officers of the Club
The Officers of the Club shall consist of a President, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Captains and Vice-Captains, Secretary, Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Auditor, Colts Coach, Fulbourn Institute Sports and Social Club Representatives, Groundsman and such persons as may be elected at an Annual General Meeting. All Officers will be members of the General Committee and shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting.

7. The General Committee
a. The General Committee will comprise the Officers of the Club for the purpose of the management of the Club; 5 members to form a quorum at any meeting of the General Committee.
b. The General Committee shall meet whenever the Chairman, or Secretary, or Treasurer think it advisable or upon the written request of 3 members of the Committee.
c. The General Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy among the officers during the year, arising by resignation or otherwise.
d. The General Committee shall have the power to cancel the membership of anyone who has failed to pay match or other fees during the season or whose behaviour the Committee shall contrary to the welfare and good conduct of the Club.

8. The Selection Committee
a. The Selection Committee shall comprise the Captains and Vice-Captains of each team.

9. Finances
a. The financial year of the Club shall run from the 1st January to 31st December in each year.
b. A statement of accounts shall be prepared by the Treasurer at the end of each financial year.
c. The Treasurer and one other member of the committee will sign the accounts to signify that they are true and accurate record of the financial affairs of the Club.
d. One member of the Club (other than the Treasurer) is required to audit the accounts. The Auditor will then counter sign the accounts to confirm that they are an accurate record of the Club’s financial affairs.
e. The accounts will be made available to every member of the Club (typically at the AGM).
f. Approval from the both the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer should be sort before any capital expenditure is made. This should be confirmed in writing (typically by email).
g. All cheques must be signed by two Committee members.
h. When fines are incurred by the Club, this may be attributable to an individual. At the discretion of the General committee, the Club reserves the right to fine the individual (e.g. for misconduct).

10. Alteration of Rules
The rules of the Club may be altered, abrogated or added to only at a General Meeting of the Club by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

11. Property and Management
a. The property of the Club shall be considered as vested in the General Committee for the time being and subject to the Rules of the Club.
b. The General Committee shall have accountability for the management of the property, funds and affairs including the engagement of any person or persons employed on behalf of the Club.
c. Where it shall be desirable or necessary for any property or assets of the Club to be vested in Trustees on behalf of the Club, or any property or assets of the Club to be transferred to those of another organisation subscribing to Aims and Objectives incorporating those of the Club a General Meeting of the Club shall be convened. A vote of two-thirds of the members present will be needed to modify the Rules of the Club, or appoint Trustees, as appropriate.

12. Members
a. Shall have access to a copy of the Rules of the Club.
b. Shall receive a fixture card each year.
c. Shall have access to a copy of the accounts.
d. Shall receive at least 10 days’ notice of the Annual General Meeting or any Special General Meeting.
e. Are permitted to wear Club caps and colours

13. Conduct Before, During and After Games
a. The captain and/or vice-captain appointed to run the team on any particular match day, is required to collect match fees and keep a record of who has paid fees (for accountancy purposes).
b. Before the Game: i. The Captain shall notify players of the selection, location of match, time of match and time for meeting up and any requirements for the provision of teas. ii. Players are expected to turn in at the required meeting time to ensure set up of facilities and pre-match warm up.
c. During the Game i. Captain shall be responsible for on-field decisions. ii. Players are expected to respect the club’s code of conduct.
d. After the Game i. Players are required to tidy up. ii. The captain is required to phone in results and post any results cards.

14. Code of Conduct
The Club’s code of conduct is derived from the ECB code of conduct:
a. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket.
b. Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
c. Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
d. Display high standards of behaviour.
e. Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play.
f. Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials.
g. Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials.
h. Recognise good performance not just match results.
i. Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance.
j. Ensure a duty of care to young people within the cricket club (Please refer to Policies Relating to the Welfare of Young People.
k. Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.
l. Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket