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1.   NAME

     The name of the club shall be "GYMEA BAY CRICKET CLUB INCORPORATED"
     (referred to in these rules as "the Club")


     a) The objectives and powers of the Club shall be to further the interest in cricket of
        the residents of Gymea and the Gymea Bay area.

     b) To cooperate with other clubs and organisations in order that all actions taken in
        respect of the game are conductive to the best interests of the Club and game.

     For the purpose of carrying out these objectives the Club shall have power:

     a) To provide and maintain equipment and other facilities for the game.

     b) To regulate and control the operation of members in connection with club matters or
        the game in general.

     c) To invest the funds of the Club in such manner as shall be decided from time to time.

     d) To generally do all things necessary for, or incidental to the pursuit of the objectives
        of the Club.


     The colours of the Club shall be green, black and white.


     Office bearers of the Club shall be:

     a)   Patron or Patrons
     b)   President
     c)   Vice-President
     d)   Secretary (Public Officer)
     e)   Treasurer
     f)   Assistant Secretary
     g)   Assistant Treasurer
     h)   Social Secretary
     i)   Publicity Officer
     j)   Gear Officer
     k)   Club Coach (optional)
     l)   2 delegates, plus alternative delegates to attend SSCA & SSJCA meetings (2 for
          SSCA and 2 for SSJCA)

a) The following persons shall be considered members of the Club:
      i.  Elected Club committee members.
     ii.  Financial members of the senior teams, (those playing in SSCA competition).
    iii.  Financial junior players (those playing in SSJCA competition) and 1 parent or
          guardian of each junior player.
    iv.   Managers and/or coaches of junior teams.
     v.   Life members.
    vi.   Any individual approved for membership by the executive committee.

b) Financial members shall be deemed to be those members who have aid all fees by
   the date or dates nominated by the committee.

c) All financial members over the age of 16 years shall have the right to vote at general
   meetings and the Annual General Meeting.

d) The executive committee shall have the right to reject any application for


a) Meetings shall be held generally fortnightly or as deemed necessary.

b) A quorum shall consist of not less than 6 members.

c) The voting for the election of Life Members and Office Bearers shall be by secret

d) All other elections shall be by a show of hands.

e) At the A.G.M. only members shall be allowed to vote.

f) Meetings shall be conducted according to: "The Law & Procedures at Meetings in
   Australia" (by P Joske)

a) The A.G.M. shall be held preferably on the first Thursday in July and in any case not
   later than the 31st July each year.

b) A quorum shall consist of not less than 7 members.

c) Officers shall serve the full term of office, except in the case of death, resignation or

d) In the event of expulsion, the resolution must be passed by a majority of two-thirds at
   a duly convened meeting.

e) Retiring officers shall be eligible for re-election.

f) Unfilled vacancies occurring shall be filled at a duly convened general meeting.

g) At the A.G.M. the following business shall be carried out:
       i. The reading and confirmation of the Minutes of the previous A.G.M. & matter
          arising thereof;
      ii. President's Report.
     iii. Secretary's Report.
    iv.   Treasurer's Report.
      v.  Auditor's Report.
    vi.   Election of Returning Officers.
    vii.  Election of Officers.
   viii.  General Business.


a) The General Committee shall comprise:
       i. President.
      ii. Vice-President.
     iii. Secretary - Public Officer.
    iv.   Treasurer.
      v.  Assistant Secretary.
    vi.   Assistant Treasurer. Social Secretary.
    vii.  Publicity Officer.
   viii.  Gear Officer.
    ix.   Club Coach (if appointed).

b) The General Committee shall meet as often as necessary to conduct the business of
   the club.

c) The Executive Committee shall be:
      i. President
     ii. Secretary
    iii. Treasurer

In the case of unavailability, the Vice-President to act as substitute for any of the above

d) Sub Committees may be elected as and when required.

a) The Executive Committee shall act as a judiciary in the event of misbehaviour by
   members of the club to the detriment of cricket or of the Club.
     i.  Any financial member has the right of appeal against a decision of the
         executive committee provided it is in writing and in the hands of the Secretary
         within seven days of that decision being handed down. The General
         Committee shall then hear the appeal.
    ii.  If still not satisfied with the decision, financial members may appeal in writing
         to the appropriate Association, provided that the appeal is forwarded through
         the Club Secretary.

b) The Executive Committee may expel any member if deemed necessary for any
   infringement of the rules or any other reason.

c) The Executive Committee may at its discretion second additional persons from the
   General Committee to hear judicial matters as and when required.

10.    FINANCE

a) The funds of the Club shall be placed in a Bank or registered Society under the
   name of Gymea Bay Cricket Club Incorporated, and shall be operated by the
   President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer*, any two of whom
   collectively, are empowered to operate the accounts.

b) Normal expenditure incurred of the Club shall have prior sanction by resolution
   passed ay a duly convened general meeting. These requirements shall not extend to
   the payment by the Treasurer of Petty Cash. The Petty Cash Account is to be
   maintained by the Treasurer and shall not exceed two hundred dollars ($200). Any
   payments deemed urgent by the Treasurer and effected without prior sanction of the
   General Committee, shall be confirmed at the next meeting.

c) Only the President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Gear Officer may authorise the
   purchase of equipment on the Club account.

*The addition of Assistant Treasurer to be included as account signatory was passed and
minuted at the General Meeting of 8th November 2006


a) Registration fees for the season shall be determined at the A.G.M.

b) The Terms & Conditions for payment shall be determined at the A.G.M. Any
   alterations to these Terms & Conditions shall only be with the approval of the
   Executive Committee.

c) Refunds of any description will be at the discretion of the Executive.

Captains and Vice-Captains shall be elected by their respective teams before the first
competition match each season. The above appointments shall be subject to
confirmation by the Executive.

The Captains are responsible for the behaviour of their players and must ensure that
any incidents that do occur are quickly acted upon.

The Captains and Vice-Captains, as appointed, are responsible to the Committee for the

a) The collection of money at intervals set down by the General Committee, including
   outstanding registration fees.

b) Ensuring full team numbers play in each match and all players are correctly attired.

c) Ensuring the behaviour of the team does not bring the name of the Club into

d) Ensuring the team has the appropriate gear required for each game.

e) Having knowledge of the Laws of Cricket and the SSCA playing conditions.

f) Maintaining the score book in legible form.

g) Attending General Meetings or providing a team representative.


If the Club can afford to maintain teams and can obtain a sufficient number of players, it
will accommodate all players wishing to join the Club, providing that agreed player
numbers per team has not been exceeded and, they agree to abide by the rules of:

a) Gymea Bay Cricket Club Incorporated.

b) Sutherland Shire Cricket Association.

c) The Junior Cricket Union.


The number of players in any team will only be restricted by the Executive Committee's
requirement to maximise player involvement.

The senior teams shall be selected by the committee elected each year at the A.G.M. or
at the earliest convenient General Meeting following the A.G.M.

The Selection Committee shall consist of three members, two will be elected from
nominations received from the floor, captains from previous years shall be automatic
nominations. The third shall be the nominee of the Executive. The nominee of the
Executive shall be Chairman and have, if necessary, the casting vote.

The junior teams shall be selected by a committee comprising:

a) The Secretary

b) Preferably one manager from each of the previous year’s age group.

c) Preferably one prospective manager of the age group.

d) The President.

The Club records, together with performances in the net trials, and the grade played the
previous season are to taken into account when selecting the junior teams.

Decisions of the grading committee are final.

NOTE: Anyone may be co-opted to assist in team selections if required.


A committee of three shall be elected to select trophies for the senior and junior teams
each season.

No trophies shall be awarded to any unfinancial player.

If no player qualifies for an award, trophies may be awarded at the discretion of the
Executive Committee and this shall be final.


A trophy known as the BRUCE BOXSELL TROPHY shall be presented to the best
all-round Senior player each season.

Points shall be awarded on the basis of 1st innings results only and shall be awarded as
set out below:
               1 point for each 10 runs scored,
               1 point for each wicket taken,
               1 point for each catch,
               2 points for each stumping.

These points will then be tallied and the player with the most points will be the winner.

a) The ANDY GREARLY TROPHY shall be awarded to the coach of the best
   performed junior team each year.

b) The KEN WHATLEY AWARD shall be awarded to the coach considered by the
   Executive to have provided the appropriate coaching and encouragement to the
   team. To have fostered the development and enjoyment of the team's cricket and of
   the game itself.

c) The JUNIOR CLUBMAN ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD shall be presented to a non
   trophy winner from the under 10 or under 12 teams. Nominations shall be sought
   from coaches of these teams. The award shall be given to a player who has
   displayed enthusiasm to learn the game and has been an example to other players
   both on and off the field.

d) The CRICKETER OF THE YEAR will be chosen from the under 16 and under 14
   teams the Club is fielding in that year. The trophy will be judged by the Executive
   Committee, who will consider all of the player’s performances during his time with the
   Club with particular emphasis being placed on the last year. Additionally the player's
   conduct, attitude and Club loyalty will also be considered.

The opinion of the appropriate coaches of the teams should be sought. This
presentation shall, if possible, be made by the previous winner.

The Executive Committee may, if it considers such action advisable, decide to forgo this
award in any season.

e) The Club shall award the following trophies to each team:

              Best Batting Average
              Best Batting Aggregate
              Best Bowling Average
              Best Bowling Aggregate
              Best Fieldsman (at coach's discretion)

f) Further trophies may be awarded if considered warranted and funds are available.


BATTING: A player should have had at least 7 innings & scored not less than 150 runs.

BOWLING: A player should have played in at least 6 matches, bowled not less than 35
over’s (25 in the case of 2 hour games) or taken a minimum of 15 wickets.

In order to ensure that players participate in, and enjoy cricket with the Club, the
following conditions will apply to all teams:

Except where prevented by unavailability, all players for each team, will, as far as
possible, play an equal number of games.

Every effort shall be made to ensure that all players, but particularly those playing
modified cricket, shall bowl sufficient over’s to make them eligible for a Club bowling
NOTE: R egular wicket-keepers are, of course, exempt from this rule.

N.B. The above rules will not apply when a contrary rule of the SSJCA exists.
e.g. Rotating Batting Order.


a) The Club Coach shall act in an advisory capacity only, his function being to advise
   and assist less experienced coaches when requested and to assist players who may
   seek his advice.

b) The Club Coach shall not have the authority to overrule a Team Coach or to interfere
   with team training unless requested.

c) The Club Coach shall organise and conduct coaching clinics throughout the season.


a) These rules shall not be amended, added to or revoked unless notice in writing
   containing details of the proposed alterations has been given to the Secretary. Notice
   of Motion must be presented in writing at the meeting prior to that at which voting on
   the motion is to take place.

b) The proposal shall be considered and put to a vote at a Meeting, but shall not
   operate unless the resolution is passed at such a Meeting by a majority of not less
   than two-thirds of those present and entitled to vote.

c) Any matter not covered by these rules shall be debated and put to a vote according
   to the rules and by-laws of the Sutherland Shire Cricket Association.


a) All disputes regarding interpretation of these rules shall be settled by the Executive

b) Any member requesting the Club to lodge a complaint to any other party shall be
   required to speak on behalf of the complaint at a General Meeting before any
   lodgement with the other party.

c) Should the General Meeting vote to take no action on the complaint then the matter
   shall not be pursued.

The Club may be dissolved by resolution passed at a duly convened Extraordinary
General Meeting by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and
entitled to vote, there being present at the Meeting at least two-thirds of the members of
the Club.

In the event of the Club being dissolved, the balance of the property and/or funds of the
Club shall be disposed of to such charitable organisations as may be determined by the
General Committee.

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