NRCA – July Bulletin

2nd July 2021

This is to update clubs and players on the work of the Interim Committee following the overwhelming decision in March to create one Saturday cricket league from 2022.

This is to update clubs and players on the work of the Interim Committee following the decision in March to create one Saturday cricket league from 2022.

Appointment of Administrator

We are delighted to announce that Jane Morton has been appointed to the post of part-time Administrator to undertake essential work to ensure the smooth running of the NRCA. Jane has extensive administrative experience in her working life and, since settling in Norfolk, has been closely involved in the running of Hethersett & Tas Valley CC and Norwich Dragons Hockey Club.

Appointment of Chair

For the first two years of the new league, the Norfolk Cricket Board will appoint the Chair in order to ensure continuity with the work that has been already carried out. The Board has advertised for applicants and an appointment should follow in the next six weeks.

Appointment of Treasurer

We are also very pleased to confirm that a successful approach has been made to an individual with an experienced financial background to fulfil the role of NRCA treasurer; this appointment will be formally confirmed at the inaugural NRCA AGM in December.

Preparing a budget

The Interim Committee is currently considering a draft budget for presentation to the inaugural general meeting in December. Two key elements of the Year 1 budget will be:

  • sponsorship – discussions are ongoing with potential sponsors
  • club subscriptions – these will need to be agreed at the inaugural AGM and the Interim Committee will be making recommendations to ensure the financial viability of the Association in its formative years

Committee members

The Interim Committee is close to finalising the roles that will need to be filled by the individual members of the Executive Committee. We anticipate that some will be filled by members of the Interim Committee but in other cases we will be looking for volunteers from within the club network. Full details will be available in the August bulletin.

Junior Competitions

Discussion is ongoing with the Norfolk Cricket Board on an appropriate structure for hardball and softball junior competitions from 2022 and subsequent years. The structure will be informed by a survey of clubs that will be completed on June 30th.

Play-Cricket Website

A Play-cricket website has been set up and it is hoped that the wide range of functions available on the site can be used to enhance the administration of the Association

NRCA logo

A design for the Association’s logo has been confirmed.

Match balls and trophies

Preliminary discussions have taken place with potential suppliers for match balls and trophies.

Inaugural AGM

All clubs are reminded that this event will be held at Wymondham Rugby Club on Monday 6th December. At about the same time the closing meetings of the NCA and NCL will also take place.

David Browne
Chair of the Interim Committee

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