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L&DCC Chairman throws his toys out of the pram
Friday 12th July 2019

The following has come about since it has been announced that Mike Dixon (pictured left), who was the Secretary of the L&DCC some twenty years ago and more recently, umpire, wished to challenge John Williams as Chairman of the L&DCC at the next AGM.

By taking the action described below, it appears that Williams has taken objection to the fact that his position of Chairman has been challenged, thrown his toys out of the pram and done the honourable thing and resigned with immediate effect to the joy of many. "Not before time," said a former captain, "he's ruining the Comp and as for the Committee trying to get him to stay on, that's disgraceful."

So Williams thinks he can't be replaced, eh? We'll see how much support he receives. It's about time the coven was broken up and we have someone in place whose heart is with, and who knows the history of, the L&DCC and not someone who's just there for the title of Chairman. Williams has resigned so he has to go, never mind trying to get him to stay on as the Committee are doing (see below).


A STATEMENT FROM THE L&DCC MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 12th July 2019

For the attention of all members of the L&DCC

The following e-mail has been received by me, as Secretary of the League, from John Williams, Chairman, following his notification to the Management Committee yesterday (Thursday 11th  July)

"Dear Chris and members of the L&DCC Management Committee

I write to confirm my intention stated yesterday at the Management Committee Meeting, to resign my position as Chairman with immediate effect.

Having been notified personally by an individual of his intention to stand against me for the position of Chairman, which I understand and totally accept, it is my view that the issues and challenges facing our League, not to mention the day to day running of the league through to the end of the season and beyond, require certainty of leadership and direction. This cannot happen if the challenge to the Chairmanís position does not take place until January. The League and the Management Committee could be faced with uncertainty and inertia and will find its focus diverting from the important issue of the cricket. 

Hence my decision. I will be standing again as I very much wish to carry on, but it is time for the Clubs to decide and then the League and its Management Committee will have an agreed way to take things forward.

John Williams"

The next steps following receipt of the above will be notified to clubs and posted on the Management Bulletins section of this website (aka the 'Greentop'). 

Chris Weston
Secretary L&DCC


MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPLY TO JOHN WILLIAMS

Date: 12th July 2019

Acceptance of Resignation, Intention to call an L&DCC SGM to elect the Chair of the L&DCC 

Dear John,

Thank you for this clear and thoughtful letter confirming your resignation as Chair of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition (L&DCC).

The Management Committee (M/C), at its meeting yesterday, accepted your verbal notification of resignation with immediate effect, subject to written confirmation of your position.

I now formally confirm the acceptance of your resignation with immediate effect by the Management Committee of the L&DCC and formally put on record the complete support and understanding of the M/C of the L&DCC for your actions yesterday as confirmed today, actions which are being taken in the best interests of the L&DCC going forwards.

I also formally reiterate on behalf of the M/C the immediate offer made to you yesterday by the M/C of the L&DCC, an offer that you should remain in post as acting Chair of the L&DCC until such time as a Special General Meeting of the Full Member Clubs of the L&DCC may be called to elect a Chair of the L&DCC in accordance with the regulations contained within the L&DCC Constitution.

I would be grateful for your earliest attention in writing for consideration of this offer from the M/C of the L&DCC.

I make clear that it is the intention of the M/C of the L&DCC to call an SGM of the Full Member Clubs of the L&DCC on Tuesday 13th August at 7:30 pm at Firwood Bootle CC in accordance with the L&DCC Constitution Pages 47 and 48 Sections 7 and 8. The single proposal to that meeting will be to call for an election for the now vacant post of Chair of the L&DCC for a period of time from the date of this meeting to the date of L&DCC AGM 2021, a period of circa seventeen months.

A period of 14 days will be set aside from the date of this SGM being called for nominations to be received for the post of Chair of the L&DCC. Such nominations must be made in accordance with the L&DCC Constitution Page 47 Regulation 7.2.

I make clear that the M/C of the L&DCC intends formally to propose you for the post of Chair of the L&DCC under the terms of these regulations and I would again be grateful for your earliest attention in writing, for consideration of this second offer from the M/C of the L&DCC.

My best wishes

Chris Weston 
L&DCC Secretary on behalf the Management Committee of the L&DCC


CALLING OF AN L&DCC SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING TO ELECT A CHAIR OF THE L&DCC

Date: 12th July 2019

All Full Member clubs must attend under Regulation 12.1.1 Page 49 of Handbook 2019, it is hoped that Associate Member clubs will wish to attend as well.

A Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Full Member Clubs of the L&DCC is called to be held on Tuesday 13th August at 7.30 pm at Firwood Bootle CC in accordance with the L&DCC Constitution Pages 47 and 48 Sections 7 and 8. 

The single proposal to that meeting will be "to conduct an election for the now vacant post of Chair of the L&DCC for a period of time from the date of this meeting to the date of L&DCC AGM 2021, a period of circa seventeen months."

A period of 14 days is set aside from the date of this SGM now being called for nominations to be received for the post of Chair of the L&DCC.  Nominations for this post will close on Friday 26th July 2019.

Such nominations must be made in accordance with the L&DCC Constitution Page 47 Regulation 7.2.

The Management Committee of the L&DCC intends formally to propose John Williams for the post of Chair of the L&DCC under the terms of these regulations, subject to written confirmation of acceptance from John Williams for this nomination.

Chris Weston
Secretary of the L&DCC on behalf of the Management Committee of the L&DCC