STOCKTON CRICKET CLUB Constitution
The club will be called Stockton Cricket Club and will be affiliated to the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Durham
Cricket Board. The Members have adopted, and the Committee will implement, the E.C.B.’s ‘Safe Hands – Welfare of Young
People in Cricket’ Policy as well as the ECB’s Equity Policy Statement and any future versions of these policies.
1. Aims and objectives :
The aims and objectives of the club will be:
To provide facilities for and the promotion of participation in the sport of cricket
To offer coaching, competitive and recreational opportunities in the sport of cricket in Stockton and community participation in the
To promote the club within the local community and Cricket circles.
To manage the Stockton Cricket Club
To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club in line with the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands’ Policy.
To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone within the terms of ECB’s Equity Policy.
To ensure that all present and future members receive fair and equal treatment.
2. Membership :
Membership should consist of officers, playing and non-playing members of the club.
All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept
those regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.
Membership of the Club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application regardless of sex, age, disability,
ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs. However, limitation of membership according to facilities is
allowable on a non discriminatory basis.
The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will
keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating.
The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring
the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.
Members will be enrolled in one of the following categories:
Vice President : Patron – non Playing Adult Member ; Honorary Life Member ; Playing Member ; Junior Member (U18) ;
Student Member 18 -23 in Full time Education, Family membership (2 adults , and all children).
3. Membership fees :
Membership fees will be set annually and agreed by the Cricket Club Management Committee or determined at the Annual General
Meeting. Fees will be paid monthly by direct debit for Cricketers and/ or annually by the end of March for other Members.
4. Officers of the Club: The officers of the Club will be:
President : Chairperson : Honorary Secretary : Honorary Treasurer : Fixture Secretary : Ground Trustees : Child Welfare Officer
With the exception of Ground Trustees, all Officers will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. All officers will retire each
year but will be eligible for re-election.
The Cricket club will be managed through a Management Committee consisting of: President, Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer,
CSO, Cricket Captains and Vice Captains, Ground Trustees, Junior Team Managers and no more than 6 from the list agreed under
Clause 2 Membership above . Only holders of these posts will have the right to vote at meetings of the Management Committee. The
Management Committee Meeting will be convened by the Secretary of the club and held no less than six times per year. The quorum
required for business to be agreed at Management Committee meetings will be Six. The Management Committee will be responsible
for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of the club. The Management Committee will have
powers to appoint sub-committees as necessary and appoint advisers to the Management Committee as necessary to fulfil its
business. The Management Committee will be responsible for disciplinary hearings of members who infringe the club constitution. The
Management Committee will be responsible for taking any action of suspension or discipline following such hearings. The Cricket Club
Management Committee will elect, on a bi-annual basis four members to sit on the board of TS18 (the Trading Entity) and have the
power to replace same mid term. The Committee will have the power to appoint sub-committees as necessary to fulfil its’ business.
6. Finance :
The club shall be non profit making in respect that any money raised shall be used for the development of the club. All club monies will
be banked in an account held in the name of the Stockton Cricket Club. The Cricket Club Treasurer will be responsible for the finances
of the club. The financial year of the club will end on: 31st October. A statement of annual accounts will be presented by the Treasurer
at the Annual General Meeting. Any cheques drawn against club funds should hold the signatures of the Treasurer plus up to two
7.Property and Funds :
The property and funds of the Club cannot be used for the direct or indirect private benefit of members other than as reasonably
allowed by the Constitution and all surplus income or profits are reinvested in the Club. No surpluses or assets will be distributed to
members or third parties.
The Club may provide sporting and related social facilities, sporting equipment, coaching courses, insurance cover, medical treatment ,
post match refreshments and other ordinary benefits of a Cricket Club.
The Club may also in connection with the sports purposes of the Club :
Sell and supply food , drink and related sports clothing and equipment
Employ members and remunerate them for providing goods and services , on fair terms set by the committee without the person
concerned being present.
Pay for reasonable hospitality for visiting teams or guests.
Indemnify the Committee and members acting properly in the course of the running of the Club against any liability incurred in the
proper running of the Club ( but only to the extent of its assets).
The Committee will have due regard to the law on disability discrimination and child protection.
8. Annual General Meetings
Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) (to be held in January every year) will be given by the Club Secretary. Not less than 14
clear days notice to be given to members via notice, Website and Social Media
The AGM will receive a report from officers of the Management Committee and a statement of the audited accounts.
Nominations for officers of the Management Committee will be sent to the Secretary prior to the AGM.
Election of officers is to take place at the AGM.
All members (over the age of sixteen years) have the right to vote at the AGM.
The quorum for AGMs will be twelve.
The Management Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) outside the AGM. Procedures for EGMs
will be the same as for the AGM.
9.Discipline and appeals :
All concerns, allegations or reports of poor practice/abuse relating to the welfare of children and young people will be recorded and
responded to swiftly and appropriately in accordance with the Club’s child protection policy and procedures . The Club Welfare Officer
is the lead contact for all members in the event of any child protection concerns. All complaints regarding the behaviour of adult
members should be submitted in writing to the Secretary.
The Management Committee will meet to hear complaints within 14 days of a complaint being lodged. The committee has the power to
take appropriate disciplinary action including the termination of membership.
The outcome of a disciplinary hearing should be notified in writing to the person who lodged the complaint and the member against
whom the complaint was made within 7 days of the hearing.
There will be the right of appeal to the Management Committee following disciplinary action being announced. The committee should
consider the appeal within 14 days of the Secretary receiving the appeal.
The club has adopted and will be governed by the Child Protection Policies in the ECB’s Safe Hands Policy Statement.
10. Dissolution :
The members may vote to wind up the Club if not less than three quarters of those present and voting (Over 16 yrs of Age) support
that proposal at a properly convened general meeting
The Committee will then be responsible for the orderly winding up of the Club’s affairs.
After settling all liabilities of the Club , The Committee shall dispose of the net assets remaining to one or more of the following :-
Stockton Borough Council or similar Body for utilization by local schools or like establishments.
A registered charity
Crickets Governing Body
for use by them in related community sports
11. Amendments to the constitution :
The constitution will only be changed through agreement by majority vote at an AGM or EGM.
Where there is a conflict between this Constitution and any Statutary Requirements the Statutary Requirements will take precedence
13. Declaration :
Stockton Cricket Club hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of members.
Name: Richard Waite
Position : Club Chair
Name Gordon Lake
Position : Club Secretary