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AGM minutes released
Tuesday 17th January 2017

The minutes of the 2017 AGM have been released.

A new three year sponsorship agreement has been struck with Halewood International Limited, a local company based in Huyton that distributes and produces a wide range of drinks including Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Lambrini, Red Square Vodka, Caribbean Twist and Whitley Neill Gin.

The company bought the Liverpool Gin brand last year and as a result of this, the league will now be known as 'The Liverpool Gin Liverpool and District Cricket Competition'.

The league's sponsor partner ICON Sports would be putting the Liverpool Gin L&DCC logo onto the shirts of the L&DCC Senior Representative Team shirts but it would not be used on the shirts of L&DCC Age Group Representative Team shirts, another brand, Willow Water, would be promoted there instead.

In the AGM, it was highlighted that prize money for winning the three 1st leagues was as follows:

  ECB Premier League First Division Second Division
 winners ?300 ?250 ?200
 runners up ?150 ?125 ?100

As their finances are bundled together, some Clubs may not see their prize money if their outgoings, eg fines, exceed their incomings, eg sponsorship money and prize money.

The treasurer, Alan Bristow, made it known that he will not be seeking re-election at next year's AGM and 2017 will be his last as an MCUA umpire.

On to matters concerning playing conditions, the option of up to an additional half hours' play owing to adverse weather conditions as applied in 2016 was defeated and we revert to the rules as in 2015, ie no time added. The 1:00pm start is also retained.

The proposal for early starts in 2nd XI matches failed by not receiving rds majority.

The proposal for the splitting of 1st and 2nd XI knockout was carried by 24 votes to 4.

The Ray Digman Knockout Trophy and Chester Cup will retain their identity for the 16 teams involved whilst the new tournaments for the remaining 20 teams will be the 'Ray Tyler Cup' for the 1st XIs and the 'Sandy Tittershill Cup' for th 2nd XIs.

There may be some confusion there as we already have a 'Sandy Tittershill Trophy' that is awarded to the winners of the 2nd XI First Division.

The fee for umpires in L&DCC matches has risen from ?40 to ?45. This will remain for three years.

When you consider that umpires are out there for anything up to seven hours in all weather, ?45 is a mere pittance, especially when compared to one club that was recently offering ?75 for a scorer.

Ray Rigby spoke on behalf of the MCUA and stated they currently have 40 'active' umpires, having lost 17 from 2016's list. Work, holidays and illness might lead to occasions when it is not possible to field two umpires in the 18 matches each week.

The following clubs have representatives on the Cricket Committee during 2017:-

ECB Premier League: Rainhill, Southport and Birkdale
First Division: Sefton Park, Skelmersdale
Second Division: Spring View, Wavertree

The first meeting is at Bootle CC on Monday February 20th at 7:00pm.

For the full details of the AGM, see below.

  AGM minutes 2017

see also:

Unique new water about to take market by storm (Tuesday 11th February 2003)