This year's AGM will be held at Places Leisure Eastleigh on Tuesday 18th June at 19:30.
Please take some time to read through the constitution as there are some major changes which have been introduced to improve the week to week experience of everyone involved. Should you have any objections to anything within the proposal, please get in touch prior to the AGM so it may be known beforehand as we wish to keep discussions to a minimum at the AGM itself.
As you may or may not be aware, over the last six months, the Committee have been in negotiation with the Places Leisure (PL) higher management and Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) in an effort to gain approval for Indoor Cricket to be played on Courts 1-5. These negotiations have included representation from both the England & Wales (ECB) and Hampshire (HCB) Cricket Boards that supported our case to play Indoor Cricket on this court with suitable netting to protect the all glass spectator area.
However, I am sad to report that whilst the leisure centre management were supportive of our case, nevertheless their Insurers were not, citing that even with the mitigation measures we had submitted there was still a risk of damage to the glass frontage. Therefore, we have been told for the final time that Indoor Cricket cannot be played on Courts 1-5 and we now have accepted not much more can be achieved by continuing to challenge this decision.
This is not the news we had all hoped for because, as you know, we as an organisation are presently dealing with (especially on Courts 11-15) spectator and scorer viewing issues and this combined with ever increasing game delay and schedule problems is making life difficult for us alike and Places Leisure’s recent decision does not help us improve this situation.
Indeed, it now requires some difficult proposal recommendations to be made by the Committee to you all at the AGM, where we have listened to your feedback via the recent on-line survey and those of you who attended the Pre-AGM forum at Totton & Eling.
We are still working through the effects these recommendations will have on our playing regulations, but also respect the need and time for you to digest some of the outcomes before the AGM (to be held mid to late June).
Therefore, we propose to:
Change the timings of each game to 1hr 5 min, rather than 1hr.
Because of Item 1, fees/expenses will be increased, but not fully implemented until the start of the 2020/21 Season and likely to be phased in to assist clubs manage additional costs.
Starting the 2020/21 Season, all fees will be reviewed and increased if necessary each year by the Committee automatically in line with any Places Leisure increases to ensure the leagues financial viability.
Start each season with a base structure of:
Under 14’s: 8 Teams playing each other once
Under 16’s: 8 Teams playing each other once
Ladies Division: 8 Teams playing each other once
Men’s Premier Division: 5 Teams playing each other twice
Men’s Divisions 1, 2 and 3: 8 Teams playing each other once
Adjust per season as demand and availability necessitates.
To accommodate Items 1 and 4, revise the start times to the following:
15:30, 16:35, 17.40, 18:45, 19:50, 20:55 (meaning the last match should finish no later than 22:00).
For any Junior/Colts Divisions:
Reduce each innings to 10 overs
use a Tiflex Ball
For all competitions, bowlers run ups will be reduced and suitably marked by a line on the floor of the playing facilities.
The adoption of a more standardised and comprehensive discipline structure, with offences incurring a set level of financial penalty, for example:
No scorer provided: 1st occurrence £5, then £10 for 2nd etc.
Failure to start a match on time: 1st occurrence £5, then £10 for 2nd etc.
At any point decided by the Committee, consideration may be given to expelling teams that consistently attract these financial penalties.
Discontinue having a duty team on the night, but to assist introduce the following:
Submitting completed Team names on the Scorers/Team sheet and placing in the ‘Games to be played’ box on the paperwork desk 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game start time.
Ensuring a completed scoresheet is placed in the ‘Games Played’ box on scorer’s desk before the end of the next games 1st innings.
Doing the toss for their match during the innings break of the preceding match in the presence of the on field umpire(s).
Instigating 3 minutes to go scoreboard countdown both at the start of the match and during the innings break to inform all players when play is to start/resume; which should be enough time for any bowling practice and clothing changes.
Manage the toss before matches (as in Item 9, a, iii)
Aligned with 9, a, iv above, ensure they have instigated the 3 minute countdown and manage any late starts (both 1st and 2nd Innings) by administering reduced overs penalties.
To avoid confusion, only officiate the matches they are appointed, unless circumstances dictate otherwise, but this must be agreed.
For future (not this years) Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Emergency General Meetings a simple majority, rather than 2/3rds majority to agree proposals.
We acutely recognise the financial, time and other concerns these proposed changes will have on us all, but to do nothing to address the issues we all acknowledge have made life difficult (particularly since we have been playing in the new facilities over the last couple of seasons) would be remiss of the Committee.
We believe on balance our recommendations to be a positive step forward, to meet the challenges we face going forward and allow us to hopefully improve our indoor cricket experience and participation and I encourage you to embrace and approve our proposals, rather than falling back to the 'Status Quo' which we will have to deal with if they are not.
These recommendations will be voted on mass at the AGM and not subject to any alterations/discussion once the agenda has been released in a weeks’ time. So, should you have an objection to the above proposals, please inform me within the next seven days as it is your final chance. This applies to any other ideas unrelated to the above as well. A finalised, full-length copy of the proposed constitution will be released with the formal notice of the AGM.
The League are holding a pre-AGM forum at Totton & Eling CC on Wednesday 17th April starting at 19:30.
This forum will help shape the 2019-20 season and beyond with major changes to rules and the setup of the League being considered. It will provide an opportunity for any club representative(s) to have their say on issues facing the League and its members, suggested resolutions to them and also bring any ideas forward for the League to consider. Whilst not mandatory, we strongly encourage each club to send at least one representative who has experience of a Sunday evening to share their clubs views.
The agenda will be as follows (subject to change):
List of attendees and apologies
Result of meeting with the Places Leisure Management
Results and discussion of Pre-AGM Survey
Any other business
A free buffet will be provided and Totton & Eling's bar will be open. If you wish to attend, please e-mail Mike Varney (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can gauge likely attendance figures.
The results of the pre-AGM survey are in and can be found by using the link below:
Furthermore to these results, the League is planning an open forum one evening in April (exact date and location to be confirmed) where teams will be welcome to discuss the ideas raised in the survey and any other topics they believe have been missed which require discussion. There will also be updates on the League's efforts to gain use of the third court.
These discussions will then be formed into proposals for the AGM in June/July. Whilst not compulsory, clubs will be encouraged to send as many people who wish to attend to have their voice heard. Refreshments are planned to be provided.
With the continual scheduling and timing issues the League is facing fresh in people’s minds, we have put together a short survey aimed at gauging views on a variety of plans aimed at improving the experience for everyone across the season. These views will then be collated into proposals to be voted on at the AGM later in the year.
This survey is aimed at responses on an individual basis (rather than one per team) so please forward this to as many players, coaches, parents, anyone who has experience of a Sunday evening that would like to have their say.
The schedule for this season's finals night has been confirmed for Sunday 31st March and can be found on the relevant pages of the website.
We have had contact from a player called Karan Berry who has just moved to the area and is looking for a club to play indoor cricket with.
If any club wishes to get in contact with him, his number is 07738 878404.
With the leisure centre booked with other events for the next two weeks, there are now no fixtures until 10th February. We'll see you in a few weeks.
A message from our chairman, Tony Wharton, regarding the amount of time matches are currently taking.
TO ALL TEAMS
Matches are taking over an hour and the following must happen or warnings/penalties will be instigated:
Teams must be ready 10 minutes before the scheduled start; that means:
reporting to the duty desk
completing and signing the team sheets and handing them to the duty team
making sure the scorers are ready with the required scoresheets (white and yellow for the home team; pink for the away team)
conducting the toss and informing the duty team
the Teams must be ready to start on time, that is, in place and fully dressed and equipped for the moment the preceding match finishes
Wasting time - Managers/captains are responsible for making sure no time is wasted in starting either innings, regardless of when the preceding match finishes. Any undue delay will be penalised by a warning and umpires will ensure teams do not waste time. These measures are a necessary effort to make matches run on time and we do not wish to impose penalties unless necessary.
Locks Heath Under 16's have chosen to withdraw from the league; as a result, fixtures for the Under 16 Division are currently under review.
Three fixtures have been cancelled and removed from the website; they are:
6th January - Compton & Chandlers Ford vs Locks Heath
10th February - Locks Heath vs Burridge
17th February - Compton & Chandlers Ford vs Locks Heath
Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League
The Southampton Evening League have become very short on teams and are looking for any wanting to join for the 2019 season.
If interested, please get in touch with Ian Meyer here.
The draws for the opening round(s) of each of the four cup competitions have been drawn. The majority of the fixtures will be assigned dates and times closer to December/January.
Portsmouth University vs Southampton University
Chapel Gate vs Hursley Park B
Hursley Park C vs Ropley
Petersfield vs St Cross
Hursley Park A vs Portsmouth University/Southampton University
Bramshaw vs Locks Heath B
Punjab Lions vs Soton Community B
CooperVision vs Sway Seahawks
Burridge A vs Hythe & Dibden A
Peartree vs Soton Community C
Old Tauntonians & Romsey B vs Hursley Park
Locks Heath A vs Totton Tigers
MSCC Juniors vs Trojans
Langley Manor vs Winchester Vets
Sarisbury Athletic vs Ampfield & North Baddesley
Hythe & Dibden B vs Whalesmead Thistle
Burridge B vs Fawley
Southampton Travellers vs Lyndhurst & Ashurst
Southampton Community A, Fair Oak and Old Tauntonians & Romsey A were drawn byes to round 2.
Sway vs Compton & Chandlers Ford Chargers
Old Tauntonians & Romsey vs Hedge End
Hursley Park vs Compton & Chandlers Ford Lions
Fair Oak vs Burridge
Burridge vs Locks Heath
Compton & Chandlers Ford, Fair Oak and Hedge End were drawn byes to the next round.
Sections of the M27 are scheduled to be closed on Sunday 30th September. If you are scheduled to play a match on this day, please allow extra time for your journey to avoid matches being delayed.
The fixtures for the opening three weeks of the 2018-19 season have been released and can be found across the website.
Further fixtures for the remainder of the season will be released in due course.
The entry forms for the 2018-19 season are now available in the Resources section of the website.
Submissions are required before the 1st September.
With the new season rapidly approaching and to alleviate issues we've had with scoring and scorer availability in previous seasons, the League are aiming to push the Play Cricket Scorer app as an easy alternative to paper scoring.
The 2018 AGM will take place on Tuesday 17th July at 19:30 at Solent University, in The Spark (Room TS113). The agenda can be downloaded here.
A vote is being held to determine which ball will be used in next season's competitions, the Readers or Tiflex. Have your say in our short survey here.
Congratulations to all league, cup and individual trophy winners of the 2017/18 SHICL season.
Ladies: Hursley Park A
Men's Division 1: Burridge
Men's Division 2: Southampton University D
Men's Division 3: Winchester Vets
Under 14's: Compton & CF
Under 16's: Fair Oak
Ladies: Hursley Park A
Men's: Winchester Vets
Under 14's: Compton & CF
Under 16's: Fair Oak
Most Runs: Rebecca Blake (Hursley Park B) - 232
High Score: Mackenzie Wright (Burridge) - 52
Most Wickets: Sarah Matthews (Parley) - 10
Best Bowling Performance: Anisa Ansar (Hursley Park A) - 3-18
Best Fielder: Hannah Timmins (Hursley Park A) - 8
Men's Division 1:
Most Runs: Richard Kenway (Burridge) - 228
High Score: Jamie Meredith (Peartree Wasps) - 69
Most Wickets: Luke Evans (Team Solent) - 10
Best Bowling Performance: Luke Evans (Team Solent) - 4-17
Best Fielder: Hakim Peruzi (Peartree Wasps) - 8
Men's Division 2:
Most Runs: Adam Freeman (Fawley) - 197
High Score: Tom Arnold (Bramshaw) - 69
Most Wickets: George Kellingley (Southampton University D) - 10
Best Bowling Performance: George Kellingley (Southampton University D) - 5-19
Best Fielder: Simon Park (Lyndhurst Lions) - 10
Men's Division 3:
Most Runs: Jimmy Taylor (Winchester Vets) - 406
High Score: Happy Singh (Punjab Lions) - 75
Most Wickets: Nick Wheeler (Winchester Vets) - 9
Best Bowling Performance: Elliot Hunt (Ashurst Adders) - 4-14
Best Fielder: Jimmy Taylor (Winchester Vets) - 14
Most Runs: Ned Rockett (Burridge) - 137
High Score: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 48
Most Wickets: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 6
Best Bowling Performance: Ed Davies (OT's & Romsey) - 3-24
Best Fielder: Jess Pritchett (Hursley Park) - 8
Most Runs: Josh Wilkins (Old Netley & Highfield) - 236
High Score: Josh Wilkins (Old Netley & Highfield) - 57
Most Wickets: Stuart Downs (Burridge) - 9
Best Bowling Performance: Ravi Chahal (Fair Oak) - 3-5
Best Fielder: Harry Plumpton (Burridge) - 8
Due to the cancellation of the February 4th fixtures we have had to reorganise the fixture list for the remainder of the season and also extend the season to April 8th.
As we have to accommodate variables such as cup rounds, university terms and other individual club nuances, there will have to be a reconstruction of the remaining fixtures - so please check carefully when these are updated. We have tried to keep as many of the original fixtures in tact, but this is not always possible.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the majority of the fixtures originally arranged for 4th February have had to be postponed. Details of when these matches will be played will be sent out as soon as possible.
Happy New Year from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.
Merry Christmas from everyone at the South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League.
A reminder that a Tiflex ball will be used in all the upcoming cup matches as a trial to see if it is a suitable alternative to the Readers ball.
All cricket bags are to be stored in squash courts 1 and 2 throughout the evening and should not be left in the corridor or the temporary storage space that has been previously used, which we have been informed is owned by Eastleigh College.
We have been informed at short notice that a routine power outage has been scheduled for 10pm this Sunday (3rd December). As a result, the 9:15 matches have been cancelled. These fixtures will be rearranged in due course.
We have been informed by Fleming Park that QR codes provided by the centre will be required for access through the new buildings turnstile system. Please read the e-mail sent by the secretary for more info.
An opening date of Tuesday 28th November 2017 has been announced for the new Fleming Park Leisure Centre, to be known as Places Leisure Eastleigh.
The league have been informed that our fixtures will be played in the new building from Sunday 3rd December. Please allow time to check out the new building before your matches so we do not incur any delays on match evenings.
The fixtures for the entirety of the 2017-18 season have been released. They can be found on the Fixtures, Competitions and Teams pages but are subject to change.
The 2017 AGM will be held at Solent University in room TS011 on Thursday 20th July. The agenda can be downloaded here.
Congratulations to all league, cup and individual trophy winners of the 2016/17 SHICL season.
Ladies: Hursley Park A
Men's Division 1: Burridge A
Men's Division 2: Southampton Travellers
Men's Division 3: Totton & Eling
Under 14's: Fair Oak
Under 16's: Compton & CF
Ladies: Hursley Park A
Men's: Sarisbury Stallions
Under 14's: Fair Oak
Under 16's: Compton & CF
Batting: Emily Windsor (Hursley Park A)
Bowling: Courtney Lowman (Parley)
Fielding: Hannah Timmins (Hursley Park A)
Men's Division 1:
Batting: Matt Journeaux (Sarisbury Stallions)
Bowling: Sameen Mahboob (Peartree Wasps)
Fielding: Hakim Peruzi/Matt Journeaux (Peartree Wasps/Sarisbury Stallions)
Men's Division 2:
Batting: James Hughes (Locks Heath A)
Bowling: Sam Kirby (Locks Heath A)
Fielding: James Hughes (Locks Heath A)
Men's Division 3:
Batting: Aman Raijada (Southampton Community)
Bowling: Paul Noble (Whalesmead Thistle)
Fielding: Adham Majid (MSCC Juniors)
Batting: Sam Reed (Fair Oak)
Bowling: Will Jonas (Burridge)
Fielding: Kamran Dhariwal (Compton & CF)
Batting: Rhys Wathen (OT's & Romsey)
Bowling: Finn Holden (OT's & Romsey)
Fielding: Bryn Wathen (OT's & Romsey)
In conjunction with the ECB, Play Cricket are releasing a free scoring app in March.
Car parking can be found off of New Road. The barriers should already be raised.
Congratulations to Sarisbury Stalliions and Hursley Park A on completing the league and cup double in the Men's and Ladies competitions respectively.
Congratulations also to Old Netley U14's and Compton & CF U16's for winning their respective cup competitions.
Congratulations to Southampton Travellers who have secured the Division 3 title after their victory in midweek.
Due to another scheduling issue with Fleming Park, some Easter Sunday fixtures have been lost. Attempts are being made to re-arrange for this Sunday (6th). Please check your e-mails and the website for more info.
This issue affects:
Langley Manor vs. Hythe & Dibden A
Broadstone vs. Hursley Park A
Peartree Wasps vs. Sway Seahawks
Southampton Community B vs. Friends
Oakmount vs. Bramshaw
Whalesmead Thistle vs. Hythe & Dibden B
BAT vs. Burridge B
Southampton University D vs. CooperVison
Please let one of the committee know ASAP if you are able to raise a side and play your fixture this Sunday (6th).
If any cricket player or spectator is injured whilst playing or watching cricket at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, then the League and the Centre accept no liability. You play and watch at your own risk.
Please ensure that players wear the appropriate protective gear and that you take care whilst playing or watching.
Unfortunately the league has fallen foul of some double booking issues with Fleming Park where their system seems to be inadequate and we have lost another Sunday (31st January) and possibly some of 14th February.
It seems certain that we will have to play some games on days other than Sunday to be able to complete the league programme. These could be either Saturday 16th January or Wednesdays or Thursdays in Jan/Feb. Can you please let us know which of these would be preferable for your club. It is hoped at this stage that no team will be required to play more than one non-Sunday fixture (subject to any further cancellations).
If both sides wish to have a scorer keep score during matches, please have the home team use the white and yellow copies of the scoresheet and the away team use the pink sheet.
Thanks to Compton & Chandlers Ford for the suggestion.
Congratulations to all teams who made it through the recent rounds of the cup competitions. The draws for the next rounds have been made and will be put on the website over the coming days.
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A reminder to all teams that you should arrive for your matches at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time and upon arrival, captains should conduct the toss, informing the duty team of the result and handing them a signed team sheet with full names of all participating players.