Liverpool Competition player suspensions for 2008 season

NOTE:

The suspensions listed below apply to organisations affiliated to the Lancashire Cricket Board, neighbouring county boards and the England and Wales Cricket Board, unless otherwise stated.


Sunday 12th October 2008

The Management Committee of the Liverpool & District Cricket Competition writes to Northop Hall Cricket Club after the inability of Northop Hall CC to fulfil this fixture with a notification to Bootle CC at circa 11.00 am on the day in question.

Management Committee is fully aware of the details of the time line and content of the exchanges by telephone and by email in the run up to this game and of the alleged difficulties identified by Northop Hall CC culminating in the L&DCC instruction given very explicitly to Northop Hall CC in respect of the BA KO semi final.

Northop Hall CC is reminded of the details of the commitment they then gave to Management Committee on Friday 22nd August that, in line with L&DCC Playing Regulations 6a and the instruction of the Management Committee, Northop Hall CC would fulfil their fixtures that week end at the highest level.

Management Committee is further cogniscent of the number and identity of the Northop Hall CC players present at Northern CC on Sunday 24th August at the L&DCC U16 and U21 20 Over Competition Finals Day.

The Management Committee has discussed the matter very carefully and informs Northop Hall CC that the Management Committee regards the matter as very serious.

In consequence the Management Committee imposes the following sanctions upon Northop Hall CC:

1Northop Hall CC will not be allowed to enter any L&DCC Cup competition in seasons 2009 and 2010

2) Northop Hall CC will receive no Sponsor's/ECB monies for season 2008.



Friday 5th September 2008

13 HT WILLIAMS (Prestatyn)

The following player has been suspended for 2 weeks from midnight on Friday 29th August until midnight on Friday 12th September 2008 for 'abusive behaviour by words or actions to a player of the opposing team' during the match Prestatyn v Colwyn Bay on Monday 25th August 2008. served


Monday 4th August 2008

12 J COLE (Northern)

The following player has been suspended for 3 weeks from midnight on Friday 25th July until midnight on Friday 15th August 2008 for verbal abuse of an umpire during the match Colwyn Bay v Northern on Saturday 19th July 2008. served


Saturday 2nd August 2008

11 A HORSFIELD (Newton le Willows)

Following the pre-deadline registration of former player Andrew Horsfield by Newton le Willows, receipt of a clearance letter from Earlestown CC and his playing in a 3rd XI match at Formby on Sunday 27th July, it has transpired that the player is currently serving an 11 match suspension served by the Southport and District Amateur Cricket League following incidents in the match Earlestown v Mawdesley on Saturday 28th June 2008.

The player was suspended from midnight on Friday 4th July to midnight on Friday 19th September 2008 and this will be observed by the L&DCC. served

It must be noted that Newton le Willows CC were not aware of the suspension when the player appeared in the 3rd XI match at Formby and that the club acted in good faith following the clearance letter from Earlestown CC.


Saturday 19th July 2008

As a result of a Disciplinary Hearing at Northern CC last evening into incidents that occurred during the St Helens Recs v Ainsdale 2nd XI match at Ruskin Drive on 28th June 2008, the following was imposed on two players:-

9 C MEADOWS (St Helens Recs)

has been suspended for 3 weeks, from midnight on Friday 25th July 2008 until midnight on Friday 15th August 2008, for assault upon a member of the Ainsdale team.  In addition, an additional 3 week ban was imposed but suspended until the end of the 2008 season served, and

10 LA RIMMER (Ainsdale)

was reprimanded and warned to his future conduct for sledging a member of the St Helens Recs CC team.


Thursday 10th July 2008

8 JANNISAR KHAN (Hightown)

The following player has received two suspensions, following incidents in the 1st XI match Hightown v Fleetwood Hesketh on Saturday 5th July 2008, to run consecutively for a total of three weeks from midnight on Friday 11th July to midnight Friday 1st August 2008. served

Disciplinary guidelines:

(1)  handbook p36, 7(c)(ii) - abuse of an umpire - dissent by action and verbal - suspension for 2 weeks

(2)  handbook p37, 7(f)(ix) - bowler damaging the pitch - suspension for 1 week


Thursday 26th June 2008

6 D KENNEDY and 7 DJ NOLAN (both Northop Hall)

The following players have received a one week suspension from midnight on Friday 27th June 2008 to Friday 4th July for abuse of equipment during the match Leigh v Northop Hall on Saturday 21st June 2008. served

The suspensions are in turn suspended until the end of the 2008 season. served


Sunday 1st June 2008

4 JON BOWDEN and 5 NEIL RIMMER (Fleetwood Hesketh)

Following the decision of the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition Disciplinary sub Committee (see below), an appeal hearing has taken place to consider the appeal subsequently made by Fleetwood Hesketh Cricket Club.

The result of the hearing is:-

1.  that Jon Bowden will serve a one week suspension from all cricket from midnight Friday 30th May 2008; served

2.  that Neil Rimmer, 1st XI captain of Fleetwood Hesketh CC, will serve a one match suspension from all cricket on Saturday 31st May 2008; served

3.  that Fleetwood Hesketh 1st XI will forfeit the four points gained by them in the match against Ormskirk on Saturday 24th May 2008;

4.  that Fleetwood Hesketh 1st XI is issued with an additional 10 point penalty, suspended until Saturday 13th September 2008. served


Wednesday 28th May 2008

4 JON BOWDEN and 5 NEIL RIMMER (Fleetwood Hesketh)

At the requests of the L&DCC Disciplinary Chairman and Disciplinary Co-ordinator, Richard McCullagh and Mike Dixon respectively, their decisions are set below:

 
"Following consideration of an incident involving deliberate incorrect advice being provided to the umpires during the fixture at Ormskirk on Saturday 24th May, resulting in the allowance of a substitute fielder, the following decisions have been made and penalties awarded:
 
1. Fleetwood Hesketh 1st XI is penalised the 4 points gained in the match.

2. The team is penalised a further 25 points in addition.

3. Jon Bowden (Fleetwood Hesketh) has been suspended for 1 week commencing midnight on Friday 30th May 2008.

4. The Fleetwood Hesketh Club Captain, Neil Rimmer, has been warned as to his future conduct and noted on the L&DCC Disciplinary Records."
 


A Disciplinary Panel consisting of Dr Kenneth Jones (Chair), Walter Armstrong and Mike Dixon was convened at Liverpool Cricket Club on Thursday 4th October 2007 at the request of the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition Management Committee to discuss incidents arising out of the 1st XI fixture: Huyton CC v New Brighton CC played at Huyton Lane on the 8th September 2007.

Following that game, an Umpires Disciplinary Report was submitted outlining incidents contrary to the L&DCC behaviour code and involving David Hutton and Mark Wilkie of Huyton CC and also Lawrence Wilson of New Brighton CC. 

Huyton CC had taken immediate action against both David Hutton and Mark Wilkie however no action had been taken against Lawrence Wilson by New Brighton CC within the prescribed time limit which had resulted in the League Management Committee imposing provisional disciplinary action against Lawrence Wilson pending the outcome of a Disciplinary Hearing to discuss the matter.

The Disciplinary Panel finds that:-

1 DM HUTTON (Huyton)

The 1 week ban is to be increased to 2 weeks.  (As 1 week has already been served, David Hutton will miss the first week of the 2008 season). served

2 MJ WILKIE (Huyton)

The 1 week ban is to be increased to 3 weeks.  (As 1 week has already been served, Mark Wilkie will miss the first two weeks of the 2008 season). served

Huyton CC

No action will be taken against Huyton CC. Even though the punishment given to David Hutton and Mark Wilkie was insufficient, Huyton CC had taken some prompt action.

3 LI WILSON (New Brighton)

A ban of 5 weeks is appropriate under the circumstances.  (As 1 week has already been served, Lawrence Wilson will miss the first four weeks of the 2008 season). served

New Brighton CC

New Brighton CC is fined 100.00, having taken no action within the prescribed timetable as laid out in the L&DCC handbook and are warned as to their actions in future dealings in matters relating to discipline.


Thursday 13th September 2007

3 LI WILSON (New Brighton)

Following receipt of the Umpires Report from the New Brighton v Huyton 1st XI game played on Saturday 8th September 2007, the following player has been suspended for a minimum of one week from midnight Friday 14th September to Friday 21st September for verbal abuse of an opposing player.

As no appropriate action was taken by the club within the required timescale and in view of both the nature of the abuse and that the basic facts are not denied, there is no right of appeal to this minimum suspension.

This minimum suspension will be reviewed once action by the club, as a result of their internal investigation, has been announced.
 


Thursday 13th September 2007

1,2 DM HUTTON and MJ WILKIE (Huyton)

Following receipt of the Umpires' Report from the Huyton v New Brighton match played on Saturday 8th September 2007, the following players has been suspended by Huyton CC for one week from midnight Friday 14th September to Friday 21st September for abuse of cricket equipment.