Constitution

East Doncaster Cricket Club Constitution

EAST DONCASTER CRICKET CLUB Inc,
Established 1886; Incorporated 1986
CONSTITUTION (Updated 2020)

  1. NAME
    The Club shall be called the East Doncaster Cricket Club Incorporated and hereinafter be referred to as the ‘Club’.
     
  2. AFFILIATION
    1. The Club will affiliate with an Association or Associations, which is to be agreed to at each Annual Meeting by a three-fourths majority of those present.
    2. The Club shall conduct it’s affairs in accordance with the Constitution of such Associations.
       
  3. STATUS
    The Club status is one of a non-profit organization. All surplus funds, dividends or profits generated throughout each season are retained annually and reinvested at the discretion of the Executive Committee for the benefit of the Clubs members. Changes to the Club status can only be voted on by members at the Annual General Meeting and require both a quorum (as stated in Section 11) and an approval rate of greater than 75%.
     
  4. OBJECTIVES
    The objectives of the Club shall be: -
    1. The encouragement and promotion of the game of Cricket in East Doncaster.
    2. The selection and management of teams to represent the Club.
       
  5. PATRONS
    The Club may from time to time invite persons as it shall deem fit to become Patrons of the Club and on their acceptance the Patrons so invited shall be appointed for a period not exceeding one year and shall enjoy all the rights and privileges of membership of the Club.
     
  6. LIFE MEMBERSHIP
    1. Life Members may be elected only at an Annual General Meeting of the Club by a threefourths majority of those present, provided that the written notice of nomination for such election shall be given to the Secretary at least 14 days before the meeting is held. The elected Life Member will receive their Life Membership at the following seasons Presentation Night.
    2. Nominations for Life Membership will only be accepted if nominated or seconded by an existing life member.
    3. Nominations for Life Membership will be reviewed by the Executive in relation to the nominees standing within the Club.
    4. Life Membership shall be restricted to those whose service to Cricket and the Club has been deemed worthy of the highest honour and has extended over a period of not less then 10 years. In addition to a minimum 10 years continuous service with the Club, the following criteria shall apply to consideration of the nomination.
      1. The nominee must have held an executive position within the Club, for no less than 3 years and/or performed exceptional service to the Club. Exceptional service to the Club can include the following:
        1. Leading the organisation of social and sponsorship activities, for a combined period of no less than 5 years, that result in financial benefit to the Club;
        2. Leading a sub-section of the executive for a combined period of no less than 5 years (eg. Chairman of Selectors, Equipment Manager, Bar Manager, Publicity);
        3. Long-term involvement in the maintenance of the Club, including equipment, cleaning, general facility maintenance and supporting the Club in all on and off field activities;
        4. Long-term on-field leadership roles
        5. Long-term involvement as a Club representative to associations affiliated with the cricket Club. This can include involvement with the Zerbes Reserve Sporting Club, Manningham Council, the Eastern Cricket Association and the Box Hill Reporter and District Cricket Association.
      2.  Nominations received for members of the Junior section of the Club, must be for an individual who has been involved in an official, coaching or managerial role within the juniors for a period of no less than 10 years. Alternatively, service (as defined by the criteria stated above) with the senior section of the Club can also be added to previous or current Junior service provided the combined total service is no less than 10 years.
    5. Privileges of a Life Member shall include the right to vote at all General and Executive Meetings, either in person, by writing or by proxy. This includes constitutional amendments and life membership nominations
    6. Life members shall be awarded a badge of appropriate design.
    7. If a Life Member resigns from the Club, he automatically forfeits his rights of attendance at any Executive Meeting and also forfeits his voting right at any Annual or General Meeting of the Club.
       
  7. OFFICE BEARERS
    The office bearers shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Junior President, Junior Secretary, Treasurer and Senior Cricket Manager. This group will be collectively known as the Executive.
     
  8. MANAGEMENT
    The Management of the Club shall be entrusted to an Executive consisting of the Office Bearers. These office bearers being entrusted with the delegation of tasks as determined by the Executive. These tasks can include assigning roles such as Material Manager, Club Delegate, Social co-ordinator, Sponsorship co-ordinator and Publicity officer.
     
  9. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
    1. A special general meeting may be convened at any time by the Executive and shall be convened within 7 days from the receipt of a requisition in writing, signed by not less than 12 members specifying the objects of the meeting.
    2. Notices convening a Special General Meeting shall be sent to members not less than 48 hours before the meeting and shall specify the matters to be dealt with.
       
  10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    1. The Annual General meeting shall be held by the end of the month of June at such time and place as the Executive may determine for the following purposes including:-
      1. To receive Annual reports and statement of Accounts, for the preceding year.
      2. To elect Office bearers and Executive Members and to appoint the Auditor for the ensuring year.
      3. To elect the required number of delegates to represent the Club at the Association Annual Meeting.
      4. General matters
    2. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting are to be distributed to all members within fourteen days of the meeting being held.
       
  11. VOTING
    1. No person shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of the Club, hold any office, be appointed to any Executive, until he has paid the appropriate fee within the timeframes and clauses stated in section 24. Any new member cannot participate in any meeting until the payment of applicable membership fees
    2. All financial members and Life members shall be entitled to one vote. The President (or chairman) shall (except in relation to the election of President) have a deliberate vote and in case of equality shall have a second or casting vote.
    3. Members must be 18 or over to be eligible to vote (Senior Members)
    4. The election of office bearers shall be by a show of hands. If there is an equal vote for the office of President, the Vice-President, or in his absence the Secretary shall exercise a casting vote.
    5. If initial voting does not show a clearly elected person, then a ballot can be held to determine the successful candidate. Three scrutineers shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting and shall examine the complete ballot papers and report the result to the President who shall announce same.
    6. Should any difference of opinion arise between the scrutineers, the matter shall be decided by the President, or Chairman whose decision shall be final.
    7. No person, financial or otherwise, attending any meeting of the Club has the right to move and speak to any more than two motions at any meeting unless permitted to do so by the Chairman
       
  12. ANNUAL & SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING QUORUM
    1. Two-fifths of the number of registered Senior Members shall form a quorum at any Annual or General meeting.
    2. Senior Members who do not attend Annual or Special General meetings, will be deemed to have endorsed any actions as voted upon by attendees, unless specifying otherwise in writing.
    3. Applicants intending to nominate for the Executive positions of President and Secretary, must do so in writing no less the seven (7) days prior to the Annual General meeting or at a Special General meeting called for this purpose. Alternatively, they can be nominated by no less than two (2) members of the outgoing Executive, but this must also be done in writing no less the seven (7) days prior to the Annual General meeting or at a Special General meeting called for this purpose.
       
  13. EXECUTIVE
    1. The Executive hereinafter called the Executive shall be responsible for the management of the affairs of the Club in accordance with these By-Laws in conjunction with the Constitution of the Associations.
    2. The election of members of the Executive shall take place as follows:-
      1. Each candidate for membership of the Executive shall be proposed and seconded at the Annual General meeting.
      2. In the absence of the candidate, the proposer and seconder must hand to the Secretary intimation in writing signed by the Candidate that he is willing to serve on the Executive if elected.
      3. If the number of Candidates exceeds the number to be elected, the Secretary shall issue to each member present a ballot paper containing the names of the Candidates for election and each such member shall be entitled to vote for any number of such candidates not exceeding the number to be elected.
    3. The Executive shall hold office from their election until the next Annual General Meeting provided that any member of the Executive may tender his resignation in writing at least seven days prior to the meeting at which it will be considered unless exceptional circumstances forbid.
    4. The Executive shall meet at least once a month during the Cricket Season. Any member who absents himself more than two successive Executive meetings without accepted apology shall forfeit office. Any vacancy so caused shall be a casual vacancy.
    5. The Executive shall be empowered to select any member of the Club to fill any casual vacancy on the Executive.
    6. The Executive shall have power to appoint from its own members or any other members of the Club, sub-Executives for a special purpose and to define and limit of the powers of such sub-Executives.
    7. At any Executive meeting, three-fifths of the Executive shall form a quorum.
    8. The Executive shall have the power to appoint up to two members to the Executive for specific purposes.
       
  14. PERIOD OF OFFICE
    All Office bearers of the Club shall continue to hold office until their successors have been duly elected at the next Annual meeting of the Club after their appointment, unless they resign or are removed for any reason in the meantime. Retiring officers shall be eligible for re-election.
     
  15. CHAIRMAN
    At all General and Executive meetings of the Club the President shall take the chair. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President and in his absence the Secretary, shall take the chair. If none of the aforementioned are present, a Chairman shall be elected. Every member present at the meeting shall have one vote upon every motion and in the case of equality of votes the person occupying the chair shall have a casting vote.
     
  16. DUTIES OF SECRETARY
    1. The Secretary also holds the office of Public Officer and will comply with the requirements of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and:
      1. conduct the correspondence of the Club, convene and keep full and correct minutes of meetings in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws and have the custody of documents belonging to the Club.
      2. be responsible for keeping a register of member’s names and addresses along with the type of membership. This includes maintaining an accurate register on the MyCricket system.
      3. be responsible for the duties of the Public Officer which includes the lodging of the Club’s annual statement within a month after the Annual General Meeting is held.
      4. be responsible for keeping records of all teams’ scores and individual performances, unless a specific Club member is entrusted with that task.
  17. DUTIES OF HONORARY TREASURER
    1. The Treasurer will be responsible for the receipt and disbursement of all funds. He shall disburse all monies for and on account of the Club, but shall not disburse any money without the authority of the Executive. He shall present a statement to each meeting showing receipts and payments and shall present an annual statement of accounts and balance-sheet duly audited at the close of each financial year.
    2. Banking An account shall be opened in the name of the Club at any bank and the signature of the President, Secretary and Treasurer registered to operate same. Any two of these to be accepted by the bank in respect of cheques, orders or documents.
  18. DUTIES OF JUNIOR PRESIDENT AND JUNIOR SECRETARY
    1. The Club will elect a Junior President who will report directly to the Club President 
    2. The Club may choose to elect more than one Junior Secretary to assist the Junior President.
    3. The Junior Secretary shall conduct the correspondence of the junior section of the Club, convene junior meetings, act as the contact point for all junior parents/guardians/players and and will manage all records relating to the junior
      section of the Club and act as the Clubs' representative to associations. The Junior Secretary shall keep full and correct minutes of all proceedings. The Junior Secretary shall be responsible for ensuring all teams’ scores and individual performances are entered into the appropriate website (eg. MyCricket), unless a specific Club member is entrusted with that task.
    4. The Junior Secretary will be an Office Bearer within the Club executive and will liaise directly with Club President and Club Secretary for junior matters requiring Executive attention.
    5. The Junior President and Junior Secretary may be financially remunerated for the period 1 September to 31 August of the subsequent year. This amount will be agreed upon by the Executive and is subject to review after each season.
  19. HONORARY AUDITORS
    1. One Auditor shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting. He shall audit the annual statement of accounts and balance-sheets and certify the same.
    2. The Auditor must meet the qualifications as set out under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012
    3. The Auditor cannot be a current office bearer or an employer/employee of an office bearer of the Club.
       
  20. FINANCIAL YEAR
    The Financial Year shall commence on the 1st of May of each year and end on the 30th of April the following year.
     
  21. NOTICES
    All notices shall be deemed duly delivered or served if sent by return receipt e-mail or by pre-paid post to addressee at his last known address or place of abode or business appearing on the books of the Secretary.
     
  22. CONSTITUTION
    No alterations shall be made to the Constitution except at the Annual General meeting of the Club or by a Special General meeting, duly called for the purpose and by a sixty per-cent vote of the members present and unless notice in writing of intention to propose the same shall have been given to the Secretary at least 14 days prior to the date of the Annual General meeting or of a Special General meeting duly called for the purpose.
     
  23. BY-LAWS
    By-Laws may be made, altered, amended, added to or rescinded as the occasion may require by a sixty per cent vote at any Annual or Special General Meeting and such ByLaws shall have full force and effect, provided they are not inconsistent with this Constitution. The By-Laws will now be included within the Constitution
     
  24. FEES & FINANCIAL MEMBERSHIP
    1. All fees shall be paid to the Secretary and Treasurer by the 30th of November and a receipt shall be issued immediately. New players to be financial 30 days after registration. Full Payment of fees indicates that the member is financial
    2. The Club executive can determine that a member is financial beyond the 30th of November, subject to
      1. That the member has agreed to a payment plan as determined by executive
      2. That the executive has agreed to a member’s extra-ordinary circumstances that delays full payment of fees.
      3. That the member has rendered services to the Club in lieu of payment (or part there-of) of fees, and this is agreed by the executive.
    3. Fees are subject to revision each year. Such fees are to be determined at the Annual General Meeting and listed in By-Laws
  25. SELECTION
    1. Any member whose weekly dues are more than two weeks in arrears may not be considered for selection in any of the Clubs’ teams until such arrears are paid. The Captains shall advise the Chairman of Selectors of the name of any player whose weekly dues are in arrears.
    2. Any member who has not paid their membership or annual subscription by 30 November (of any season) can be deemed ineligible for selection, unless permission is granted by the Club executive subject to clause 25.
    3. The Chairman of Selectors shall have power to select any player to a team.
  26. REGULATIONS DEALING WITH CONDUCT OF PLAYERS
    1. All players shall appear in cricket attire as prescribed by the Associations.
    2. If the conduct of a player is such that it is not in the best interest of the Club, Associations or of cricket generally, the Captain or Vice-Captain may suspend such player for the remainder of the match and report their action and reason therefore, in writing, to the Secretary within 72 hours of the alleged offence.
    3. If the conduct of a member at training or at a Club function, is deemed to be not in the best interest of the Club, then the Executive reserves the right to fine, suspend or expel that member from the Club
    4. Any member found guilty of sexual or racial comments will be disciplined in accordance with the Regulations Dealing With Conduct Of Players
    5. Any member found using social media (inc Facebook, email, twitter) in a manner 
      1. not in the best interest of the Club; or
      2. that causes offence to another member of the Club; or
      3. that causes offence to another club or an individual within another club; or
      4. that causes offence to the association or associations that the Club is a member or affiliated then the Executive may fine, suspend or expel that member from the Club.
    6. Any member charged with a criminal offence, outside of Club activities, then the executive reserves the right to expel that member from the Club.
    7. The Executive shall deal with all complaints by or against a player and for this purpose shall hold a Special Meeting not more than seven days after receipt of such report in writing to consider the complaint. Both parties to the complaint shall be given seven days notice to attend the meeting, such notice to be by registered post or e-mail.
    8. All members have a right to be heard at any Special Meeting held to deal with complaints.
    9. All members have a right to follow the grievance process as set out in the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012
  27. AVERAGE AWARDS (SENIORS, VETERANS AND JUNIORS)

 27.1 Seniors

  1. The winner of the batting average award of each team must have batted in at least seven innings and scored at least 200 runs. In the event of no player scoring 200 runs, then the captain of that side and the Executive have the discretion to award a batting award to a selected player within that team. 
  2. The winner of the bowling average award of each team must have bowled 300 balls and taken at least 20 wickets for the first XI and 16 wickets for all other XI’s. In the event of no player qualifying, then the captain of that side and the Executive have the discretion to award a bowling award to a selected player within that team.
  3. A player must be a financial member (as determined by Executive) to be eligible for averages awards. Refer clause 25

27.2 Veterens

  1. The winner of the batting average award of each team must have batted in at least four innings and scored at least 110 runs. In the event of no player scoring 110 runs, then the captain of that side and the Executive have the discretion to award a batting award to a selected player within that team
  2. The winner of the bowling average award of each team must have bowled 126 balls (21 overs) and taken at least 7 wickets. In the event of no player qualifying, then the captain of that side and the Executive have the discretion to award a bowling award to a selected player within that team.
  3. A player must be a financial member (as determined by Executive) to be eligible for averages awards. Refer clause 25

27.3 Juniors

  1. Batting:- The winner of the batting average award of each team must bat in no less than half the rounds of the player’s Club and score at least 175 runs (under 16); 150 runs (under 14); 100 runs (under 12 and under 10). When no players reaches the minimum run aggregate, then the highest run-scorer can be awarded the batting award (at the team manager's discretion with advice from the Club executive as needed)
  2. Bowling:- The winner of the bowling average award of each team must have bowled in no less that half of the rounds of the players Club, bowl at least 35 overs (under 16); 30 overs (under 14); 25 overs (under 12); and 20 overs (under 10) and take at least 12 wickets (under 16); 10 wickets (under 14’s and 12’s); and take 8 wickets (under 10’s).

    When no player reaches the minimum wicket aggregate, then the highest wicket-taker can be awarded the bowling average. (at the team manager's discretion with advice from the Club executive as needed)

Note 1:

Batting and Bowling averages apply separately to each individual team in each grade (ie Under 12B and Under 12C are kept separate). Players who play in more than one team/grade, do not have their runs or wickets accumulated across teams/grades, but are eligible to win in each team they play (provided they meet qualification) 

Note 2:

Averages include finals games.

Note 3:

  1. That players in Under 16 and Under 14 age groups can win both the batting and bowling average in their individual team/grade
  2. That team managers will determine if players in Under 12 and Under 10 age groups can win multiple awards (ie both batting and bowling) within the one team and will have the final say on awards in consultation with the Club executive.
  3. That Team Manager’s award be given to a player who has not won either the batting or bowling award. Exceptions to this rule to be tabled by team manager and determined in consultation with the Club executive.
  1. CLUB RESERVE
    The Club Reserve is an investment account held separately to other Club operating accounts. It is administered by the Club Treasurer of the day. The following rules are to apply:
    1. Withdrawals from the Club Reserve are to be exceptional rather than routine.
    2. The Club Reserve is to have four signatures to sign (or electronically authorise) for any withdrawal. These are to be two non-playing Life Members, the incumbent Club President and Club Treasurer.
    3. Club Reserve Signatories are NOT to authorise withdrawals unless they are satisfied (for example, sighting authorised minutes of a meeting) that a withdrawal has been approved by either a Club AGM or Extra-Ordinary General Meeting where at least 30% of the paid up membership are in attendance or have voted by proxy.
    4. Withdrawals on the Club Reserve must not be authorized by both the Club President and Club Treasurer. At least one of the two non-playing Life Members must authorize withdrawals.
    5. Club Reserve Signatories are to be noted in the minutes of the AGM each year. If a signatory becomes unavailable throughout the year then the Club Executive may appoint a like person to replace that signatory until the next AGM.
    6. On the date of the East Doncaster Cricket Club Annual General Meeting, the Club Reserve is to hold a balance of funds that is equal to or greater than 20% of the total revenue that is reported in the books of account for the previous year. [Note: This means that if at the AGM it is reported that the revenue (turnover) of the Club was $100,000 for the reporting year ending then the Club Reserve balance is required to be equal to or more than $20,000)
    7. Club Members may access the Club Reserve through a positive vote in an AGM or Extraordinary General Meeting (see item 3 above) It is not envisaged that the Club Reserve would be used for the purchasing of players, coaches and other on field assets. Valid reasons why such withdrawals might take place may include:
      1. Club funds have been run down to such a level (through bad management or misadventure) that an amount of money is approved to allow continued operation
      2. The Club’s existence is financially threatened
      3. The Club may choose to use the Club Reserve as security for a loan or investment opportunity.
    8. The level of the Club Reserve is to be reviewed by the Club Auditor each year to ensure compliance with the Club Constitution. The Audit comment is to be presented at the AGM each year for confirmation by the Club members.
    9. Funds that flow from the Club Reserve (interest from investments) can be used by the Club for normal operations or reinvested into the Club Reserve. This decision is within the delegation of the Club Executive of the time.
    10. The Club Reserve may form a series of investment opportunities or funds. In each case the same withdrawal criteria applies. [In future years, the Club may form a portfolio approach to the Club Reserve that may have a number of financial instruments included. The Club Executive is authorised to approve to signatories the movement of funds from one investment vehicle to another on behalf of the members but are NOT authorised to lower the overall level of the Club Reserve. This can only be done as per the procedures stated above.
       
  2. ADVICE
    The Club may, on the recommendation of the Executive, co-opt or confer with a person competent in some branch of cricket whose services and/or advice would, in the opinion of the Executive, benefit the Club. In recognition of such services, the Club may fix the fee to be paid to the person so engaged, co-opted or consulted.
     
  3. REGULATIONS CONCERNING CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
    At all meetings of the Club, Annual, General or Executive, the ordinary rules of debate shall apply.
     
  4. CLUB COLOURS
    The official colours of the Club shall be Navy and Sky Blue.
     
  5. CLUB LOGO
    The official logo of the Club will be a Lion sporting cricketing equipment. This logo is to present on all Club documentation, letters and playing uniforms.
     
  6. SPONSORSHIP
    That one or more primary sponsors of the Club can be appointed. These sponsors will adopt the rulings of the governing associations and can be incorporated as a badge on the playing uniform, and advertising at Club in newsletters, in Club-rooms and around grounds.
     
  7. MERGE WITH ANOTHER ENTITY
    In the event that the club formally approaches (in writing) or is formally approached (in writing) by another club, association, cricket governing body or local government with the intent of combining (merging) the club with another club, the following will occur:
    1. A special general meeting will be called, where all current members and life members will be notified and requested to attend;
    2. and the specifics of the merger will be positioned which will include
      1. financial position of both entities;
      2. proposed executive structure;
      3. proposed senior, junior, and veterans cricket structure; and
      4. physical assets (grounds, equipment etc) of both entities

The objective of this meeting will be to determine the benefits (or otherwise) of such merger and for club members and life members to determine what should be done with existing finances and assets. A vote will then be held where a minimum of 75% acceptance will be required for merger to be approved. Written proxies will be accepted for current members and life members that cannot attend. In the event of the club members and life members agreeing to a merger, the following conditions will be met.

  1. a new entity will incorporated
  2. the financials and assets of the East Doncaster Cricket Club will be actioned as per the directive of current and life members 
  3. a new My Cricket Org ID will be created
  4. all historical on-line records of the club will be maintained under the previous East Doncaster entity (Org ID 1139) and will not be included as part of the new entity.
  1. UNFORSEEN MATTERS
    Should any matter arise for which the provision has not been made in the Constitution, the Executive shall take such action as necessary to protect the interests of the Club.
     
  2. BY-LAWS
    NB: The intent of this section is for items that are subject to regular change.
  1. DETAILS OF MEMBERSHIP AND ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES.
    1. Club membership is effective for 12 months, commencing from 1 September of each year.
    2. Members can nominate for a position on the Club executive.
    3. Members can enter the Clubrooms without signing in and can invite and sign in guests to Clubrooms.
    4. Members will be covered by the Club insurance policy.
    5. The Membership fee is separate to any annual subscription fee and all players are required to pay both membership and applicable annual fees.
    6. A financial member is that determined by clause 25
    7. A senior member is one who is at least 18 years old and is not a student.
    8. A student member is one who is attending secondary school, is completing a trade apprenticeship, or is deemed a full-time university student (but can be working parttime) and is not a junior member.
    9. A junior member is one who is attending Have A Go or playing under 10’s, under 12’s, under 14’s, under 16’s and under 18’s.
    10. Members will be assigned a member number (this can be retained from season to season but can be changed at members request, if other requested number becomes vacant (barring numbers 1 to 11 which are nominated by the Executive).

      Annual Membership, Subscription and Game fees for the following categories of membership will be set at each Annual General Meetings.

Membership fee (include insurance)
Senior player annual fees
Senior player annual fees (student)
Junior Player annual fees (first child)
Junior Player annual fees (subsequent child)
Veteran Player annual fees

Family Membership (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18)

Senior Turf Player game fees (daily)
Veterans Player game fees (daily) – refer Note 3
Senior synthetic game fees (daily)
Junior game fees (daily) – refer Note 1

Note 1:
A junior player who plays seniors on the same day that he has played a junior match, then the total payment for that player for the one day, will not exceed the Senior player game fee.

Note: 2
Irregular Veteran players can choose to pay $20 game fees per match, rather than play Veteran player fees.

  1. CLUB AWARDS
    This section is used to detail the qualification for the other Club awards CLUB CHAMPION – KEITH FLAVEL AWARD Club Champion is restricted to First XI games including finals. The points system that determines the Club Champion is as follows:

CLUB CHAMPION – KEITH FLAVEL AWARD

  • 20 points per game
  • 1 Point per run scored
  • 5 Points per catch
  • 5 Points per run out (with each player receiving five points if involved in run out)
  • 5 Points per stumping
  • 10 Points per assisted wicket
  • 15 Points per unassisted wicket

BRUCE DAVIDSON POINT SYSTEM
Same point system as Club Championship.

  • 20 points per game (includes washouts and substitutions if filling in when not selected);
  • 1 Point per run scored
  • 5 Points per catch
  • 5 Points per run out (with each player receiving five points if involved in run out)
  • 5 Points per stumping
  • 10 Points per assisted wicket
  • 15 Points per unassisted wicket

A ratio will be applied at the completion of the Home and Away season, where the number of games commenced for each team will then be apportioned against each other. 

For example:- 

The fourth XI plays 10 games, the first, second and third XI’s 13 games and the fifth and sixth XI 17 games. The fourth XI is considered the base

Players will receive 100% of points for each match played in the fourth XI as this team is considered the base for playing the least amount of games.

Players will receive 76.3% of points for each match played in the first, second and third XI’s

Players will receive 58.8% of points for each match played in the fifth and sixth XI’s

Note that this example will need to be updated for each season depending on how many games each team plays and how many games the base team plays.

  1. The base team is the one who plays the least games. The number of games this team plays becomes the determinant of the point’s formula applied against each of the other teams.
  2. Finals matches are included and players will receive full (100%) points for each finals game
  3. Veteran and Twenty20 games are not included.
  4. An additional 20 points may be awarded for attendance of social events as determined by the social committee and club executive. The inclusion and determination of which social events to be included shall be chosen at the start
    of each season.

CAPTAINS AWARD

  1. Each captain will make an award to a player deemed to be that person who provided the most support and assistance to the captain during the season. This award is at the individual captain discretion and may include player performance and improvement.
  2. The Club executive can nominate to a captain a player – but the final choice lies with the captain.
  3. It is preferred that this award be given to a player who has not won the batting or bowling average, but this is not mandatory.

BEST & FAIREST AWARD

  1. The opposition captain or umpire of each game, will allocate votes to three East Doncaster players in a 3,2,1 basis. The votes are then tallied at the end of the home and away season and the player with the most votes is awarded the winner.
  2. This award applies individually to each senior, veterans and under 18 team ERIC BUCK AWARD
  3. The Eric Buck award is given to the junior player, deemed by the executive to have contributed most to the East Doncaster Cricket Club during a season. This is not limited to performances on the ground, but includes that individuals standing within the Club, their efforts throughout the junior career within the Club, and a general willingness to encourage and assist those around that player.
  4. The Eric Buck award is not mandatory and can be forfeited in any given season.

DAVE THOMPSON AWARD

  1. Members of the Executive and the Under 16 team manager, will allocate votes to three East Doncaster players in a 3,2,1 basis. The votes are then tallied at the end of the home and away season and the player with the most votes is awarded the winner.
  2. This award applies only to votes allocated in games played by the highest ranked under 16 side

BEST CLUB-PERSON AWARD

  1. The Best Club Person awarded is judged by the executive and nominated senior members of the Club (inc Captains) on a 3,2,1 basis to be the person who has contributed to the Club, primarily off the ground, during that given season. This person has gone beyond their nominated duties to ensure the continued success of the Club and absolute support to all within the Club.
  2. The nominated senior members of the Club are those as selected by the executive.
  3. This person is generally not a member of the executive, but this is not mandatory.
  1. INSURANCE
    1. The Club and players will be covered by the Insurance policy as determined by the Club and/or associations. This insurance must include indemnity for libel action against an office bearer acting in the best interests of the club, third-party bodily injury and property damage as a result of activities undertaken by a registered member of the Club.
    2. Although Club insurance policy may include provision for personal injury to members, all members are responsible for private and personal coverage which will take precedence.

Download a copy of the Club's constitution document via the link below.

Constitution-September-2020.pdf Constitution-September-2020.pdf (204kB)