Victoria Park Community Cricket League
Annual General Meeting 2012 Minutes
|Accounts for Victoria Park Community Cricket League|
|1 Mar 2011 - 31 January 2012|
|Cash at Bank B/F||4,744.81||2,709.51||1,499.46||1,193.49|
|Fines / Fees (arrears)||245.00||202.00||-||-|
|Missed Matches Fees||35.00||105.00||35.00||153.00|
|Sale of balls||-||44.00||-||-|
|(2011 payments re 2010)|
|Fixtures website fees||245.80||225.00||240.00||-|
|Alan Flook Expenses||45.00||-||-||-|
|Balance at Bank c/f||5,664.96||4,744.81||2,709.51||1,499.46|
|Income and Expenditure is shown gross of "contra" amounts payable / receivable.|
|Subs payments - VERY GOOD performance - BEST EVER.|
|Only one late part payment - £40 paid 4 May.|
|But one cup team failed to pay for its second round match.|
|Very few matches cancelled due to weather (though some conditions were awful!)|
|1. Debtors 3 Teams owe total of £94|
|2. Creditors - 2 teams are due a total of £40|
|3. 2012 Website Hosting Fees £35 (est), "Fixtures updating" £250 (est)|
|to be deducted from Old Fallopians 2011 fees|
|4. Amounts possibly due for engraving (ca £50)|
|5. Possible extra pitch fees for non Victoria Park matches.|
Fixtures Secretary's report (Peter Hollman)
I was very pleased that only 2 games were rained off & 3 forfeits. Pacific being the main perpetrators & who have therefore dropped out of the league until 2013.
Last year the league structure continued in the same vein that it has since 2004 whereby teams play in conferences in the 1st phase & those final places therein determine which divisions clubs enter for the remainder of the season.
In 2010 the big change was to accede to the perceived demand to have more competitive games & so the conferences were reduced to 3 teams with each set of conference winners entering into a 1st division, runners up into a 2nd & last place into a third. Suddenly the conferences had far more at stake for those early season matches & yet they all went to seeding.
The new teams were scattered across the mid range conferences & were therefore far harder to predict. However, this was the second year & there was a feeling that too much was being left to chance & by quirk, one side which should have been in the first went into the third & another group was affected adversely be the no show of another side in one of the first phase games.
To combat this, the 1st
phase conferences have been expanded into 4 teams & for balance purposes there
are now 7 with 4 teams in each. This will lead to 4 divisions with 6 matches
against similar strength oppo in addition to the 3 in the first phase.
Another issue was that some sides due to a quirk in their fixtures & the cup draw had no matches in high Summer for 3 weeks. I have taken this into consideration & with the shadow of the Olympics & the still unknown affect on our pitches; it has been decided to start the cup once all the league games have been completed.
The start of the season has also to be determined but it remains our hope that it will start on the 30th April, the last league game is on the 19th July & the cup to run from 23rd July to 9th August.
Once the fixtures have been drafted & circulated, moving dates is a nightmare as there are always 4 teams involved in each action. Therefore I propose that we agree on a date now that you want the fixtures to be distributed & a deadline of 7 days before to submit dates that your team cannot make.
Once they have been issued, they will not be changed unless VPCCL requires it i.e. cup rescheduling.
Remember these off field
duties as well as your on field & everyone will enjoy the benefit of a smooth
running fixture programme.