NRCA Update – 14.02.2022
14th February 2022
Norfolk Recreational Cricket Association Update – 14/02/2022
Dear Norfolk Club Contacts,
On behalf of the Norfolk Cricket Board, I am writing to firstly introduce myself as the current (interim) Chair of the Board and to pass on my well wishes to you all and your families.
Secondly, I can now provide an update on the position of the Norfolk Recreational Cricket Association (NRCA) following the recent process to recruit the important role of Chair and other key Executive Committee positions.
NRCA Chair Update:
Regrettably, following the recruitment process put in place by the Board which was outlined in a communication sent to the Norfolk Cricket network on 16th December, we have been unable to appoint a Chair to lead the new league.
NRCA Executive Committee Role update:
Whilst the deadline for people to come forward to fill the remaining vacant NRCA Executive roles (Registrations Officer, Loans Officer, Discipline Officer and Website Manager) was not until 7th of March, to date no applications have been received to date in response to the communication which was sent on 16th of December.
Does this impact Saturday League Cricket in 2022?
As has been previously communicated, for the forthcoming 2022 season there will be no change to the Saturday League structure in Norfolk with both the Norfolk Cricket Alliance (NCA) and Norfolk Cricket League (NCL) running their independent leagues.
What does this mean for the NRCA and the proposed start in 2023?
The Board Directors have met several times over the last week to discuss the latest position and concluded that despite an overwhelming majority of clubs voting in favour to move forward with NRCA, without the appropriate volunteers coming forward to fill the vacant positions, it is not possible to move forward with plans to start in 2023. Moving forward, there is not a specific timeline to progress forward with the NRCA but it will be kept under review.
Following the Board decision, I have since spoken to the Chair of the NCA and NCL and confirmed the Board’s commitment to work closely with each league to ensure that recreational Saturday League cricket in Norfolk is not adversely impacted by this decision.
I know there will be mixed emotions about this decision from within the Norfolk cricket community but the Board concluded that it was the only possible option in order to give clarity to the leagues and clubs beyond the 2022 season.
I would personally like to place on record my sincere thanks to everyone who has been involved in the NRCA to date.
Wishing you all a great season.
(Interim Norfolk Cricket Board Chair)
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