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Closing Date for January Course Applications: 22/12/2014

Currently there are insufficient nominations to run the January Coach Support Workers’ course.

I need a minimum of 16 nominations by December 22nd for the January course to go ahead.
At the post 2014 season Youth Managers’ meeting there was a clear message that clubs needed locally run CSW courses. The Management Committee took this on board and organised two presentations.

So far the response has been under whelming.

If you know anyone who should/ wants to go on the course in January (or March) please tell them to send me their application ASAP. If they can’t send it then email or call me to reserve a place – the paperwork can catch up.

Tips for drafting motions for the AGM

Motions must be written so that clubs can respond with a simple yes or no vote. The action the committee is expected to take to implement the resolution should be clearly set out in the motion.

Motions you put forward should follow the CLEAR guidelines: Concise, Legal, Economic, Action-based and Realistic.

  1. Concise — Are you clearly and concisely proposing what should happen so the committee can implement the proposal without the need for any further decisions?
  2. Legal — Does this type of proposal have to meet any special legal requirements (for example, child protection legislation)?
  3. Economic — Does the motion approve the necessary funds? Are the funds available in the budget or will a special levy be required?
  4. Action-based — Is there a clear action to be taken? Is a time frame specified?
  5. Realistic — Is the proposed action achievable? Is it something that other clubs are likely to support?

If the motion is internal to the District, the Management Committee or officers mandatory language may be used e.g. direct or instruct.

If the motion is aimed at those outside the District (e.g. the County), it should use non-mandatory language e.g. recommend, request, urge, ask, encourage, call upon, thank, congratulate, deplore.

Check the grammar. Make sure the motion does not contradict itself. Use short, simple sentences. Use inclusive language. Make the motion sufficiently informative but do not overdo it. If necessary submit a background paper to fill out the detail.

Ask someone else to read the motion without telling them anything about it first.. Do they understand what the motion is about? Does it say to them what it says to you? If they do not understand it then it is likely that others will not understand it.

And finally, if you want help feel free to contact me. I don’t need to agree with the motion to help you draft it.

2015 AGM: Request for Motions and Nominations

Motions or nominations for elections to the management committee must be received by me no later than 31st December 2014.


The following posts are to be elected at the AGM:


  • President
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Honorary Secretary
  • Honorary Treasurer

Management Committee members

  • 8 general management committee members
  • 1 management committee member from Women’s and Girls’ Cricket

All nominees must have their nominations seconded at the Annual General Meeting. New nominations will not be accepted at the AGM.

Nominators must ensure that confirmation has been obtained from a nominee for their intention to stand for election either as an Officer or Member of the Management Committee, before submitting the nomination to the Secretary. It would help if the nominee could send an email to
to confirm they are willing to accept a nomination.


Clubs are encouraged to submit motions

  • dealing with District issues (to be taken forward by incoming Management Committee)
  • on County issues, to submit to the Essex County Cricket Board.

Correspondence details

Send your nominations and/or motions to reach me by 31st December 2014.

M Humphrey
South Essex District Cricket Board
60 Stambridge Road
01702 547712

07906 021941

Notice of 2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM of the South Essex District Cricket Board will take place on Tuesday 10th February commencing at 7.30 at Eastwood CC.

Attendance at the AGM is compulsory for affiliated clubs. Non attendance will result in a fine being levied on the club.

Members are encouraged to invite visitors to any meeting of the Board in addition to the official delegate.  Visitors will not participate in the activity of the meeting without the permission of the Chairman. In particular youth team managers (as well as Club Youth Section Coordinators) are encouraged to attend.

Cricket Activator course

I am seeking expressions on interest in attending a Cricket Activator course.

These are designed to help

•          identify and understand the various roles that make cricket happen,

•          understand the expectations of people in these roles, and

•          promote cricket to get more people playing more often.

It also signposts further opportunities to progress as part of the cricket workforce.

It is quite a flexible course and, amongst other things, it can cover umpiring and scoring.

Who should attend?

People wishing to volunteer in any way at all in helping to get cricket played, and played more often. Topics will include umpiring, scoring, warm up drills etc

Open to all, no upper or lower age limit


one 6 hour workshop followed by 10 hours of volunteering in a cricket environment

If there is sufficient interest I will arrange one or more CA courses before the start of the 2015 outdoor season, probably at a club within the District in April (so we can play outside).

Contact me at

Coach Support Worker courses NEW FORM!

The South District Board are planning to run two Coach Support Worker courses in early 2015, subject to sufficient interest.

These will be on
Saturday 24th January and
Sunday 29th March,
at a cost per candidate of £50.

The locations are to be confirmed but will be reasonably central in the District.

Coach Support Workers are vital and help Coaches run coaching sessions and manage teams.

To become a CSW you attend a 6 hour workshop and complete an online Safeguarding & Protecting Children course. You must be at least 16 years old (on the day of the course). Be-fore being certified you will also need a current DBS sponsored by the England and Wales Cricket Board (

To apply for a place on one of these courses please

1. Complete the SEDCB-CSW-application-form-winter-2015 then

2. Return it to me

a. via email to, or

b. via post to

60 Stambridge Road,

3. Include payment or a commitment from your club to pay for your place on the course. The cost is £50 per place. Cheques should be made payable to “SEDCB”.

There needs to be a minimum of minimum of 16 people registered for the course no later than 4 weeks prior to the course or it will be cancelled. If the first course is cancelled you will be asked if your nomination should be carried forward to the later course.

If the minimum number required is achieved further candidates will be accepted up to a maximum of 24 for each course.

NatWest U19 Club T20

The NatWest U19 Club T20 will be officially launched across England and Wales on Thursday 16th October, they are formally inviting all Cricket Clubs to express their interest for the 2015 Competition.

This initiative was piloted in 2014 with 4 County Cricket Boards. The pilot was created in response to a piece of insight that stated that young people wanted to play more, with their friends, in a T20 atmosphere and increase their volunteer involvement in club cricket.

If you would like to watch a short 40 second advert on the NatWest U19 Club T20 click here.

For more information please visit


2014 Youth Finals

A big thank you for those who came to the Finals Day at Garon Park on Sunday 7th. The day was a great success and enjoyed by the all the players and parents and due to this it will now become a permanent venue for the Youth finals.

The 2014 season concluded with congratulations to the following trophy winners:

Age Group Winners Runners Up
Under 11 HADLEIGH Rayleigh
Under 11B BELHUS “B” Rayleigh B
Under 13 RANKINS Belhus
Under 13B SOSEMT “B” Leigh on Sea  B
Under 15 ORSETT Westcliff-on-Sea
Under 15B RANKINS Thurrock B

Coach Education

Course dates for 2014/15 have now been released. Please visit> for more information.

The South Board are the Essex Inter District 20/20 Champions

team photo

Having won their group which consisted of the Central and Met Boards they met the North District in the final at Billericay last Thursday.

With a little rain overnight and an 11 am start who ever won the toss would have put the opposition in and The North asked the South to bat first. Rahul Ravi unfortunately got a brut of a ball and was out in the 2nd over. This brought together Praneet  Patel and Harry Lockyer who were careful early on and each rode a bit of luck however when the field restrictions lapsed more gaps opened which they found superbly and their partnership flourished with some great shots that found the boundary. Praneet scored a excellent 57 and Harry an equally good 31 and when their partnership ended in the 15 over they had added 93. This enabled the middle order  to straight away go for their shots which they did especially Will Gibbons and skipper Matt Dobson. The final score of 126 was a very competitive score bearing in mind the large boundaries and slow outfield.

Praneet  and Matt Dobson who opened the bowling did as planed and bowled line and length to keep them well below the run rate and this was carried on by Josh Jones and Matt Pasfield. Then enter Harry Lockyer in the 10th over when they were 41 for 3 and had to “tee off”. With the coach questioning the need for a slip in the circumstances Josh Jones took 2 there and the North had no answer –the only thing that could save them was the approaching thunder storms but with 6 for 12 Harry wrapped the game up in the 18 over before the rain set in.

A great win for a great bunch of boys!

Team:  Tom Baker, Ryan Carey, Sam Coehlo, Matt Dobson, Frank Farrington, Will Gibbon, Josh Jones, Harry Lockyer, Finlay Mackay, Matt Pasfield, Praneet Patel, Rahul Patel

Report by Roy Soilleux