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Cricket committee 3 Monday 4th April 16


5.30pm at Bath CC


In Attendance

Gregg Brown, Robert Maggs, Jonathan Green, Simon Gwilliam, Sam Shrubsole,  Nick Groome, and David Perryman


Apologies: Alex Muse



Club plans non cricket-


·      New showers  North Parade and Brownsword completed and look fantastic.

·      Brownsword work completed inside pavilion

·      10% membership discount being given the green light

·      Work on the patio looking to be finished by end of April, but looks fantastic at this stage


Senior Cricket report


·      Captains Meeting to be organised before the start of the season

·      Winter training so far has consisted of fast, spin-bowling clinics for both male and female players this is still going well.

·      Winter training for all has started and there has been some good sessions so far with good attendance, with ladies training once a month with partnership with Somerset CCC, this is coming to an end and summer outside training starts week beginning 11th April at North Parade.

·      Greg Hay has signed as overseas player. Lizelle Lee (Woman’s Overseas) is not coming now as she is competing on the new female regional competition.

·      White wall at North Parade to be painted on Thursday by the 1st and 2nd XI players





Youth Cricket report


·      Coaches meeting will be run prior to the summer with TB and JG running coach Education courses

·      Coach and parent meting will be held the first week of youth training for all age groups. JG will present with core values and SS to support with Safeguarding and SG to talk to parents regarding social events and clubhouse welcoming.  David Hilton from the management group will also be there to talk to parents about the history of the club.

·      This will improve the relationship between parents and coaches and this has been a major push to improve by the committee..

·      GB reported that a clear pathway for players aged below 15 should be in place to help the transition into senior cricket. He will talk to JG and RM to highlight a group of players that might fit this.

·      NG said that youth results to be better reported on the website and Twitter and the coach/manager to be able to put this on each week. JG to oversee.


Ground update-


·      Artificial net nearest to the ground to be looked at as the level has dropped this is to be repaired on Tuesday 5th April.

·      There has been some damage on the outfield due to rugby parking but this is superficial and JM has reseeded.  

·      Picket fence to be added on the other side of ground in front of the steps leading to NP along to the old pavilion

·      Gordon Gill has come back on board in a consultancy position to help Jim maintain pitch standards. He will be around the club helping Jim throughout each month. 

·      First thing GG advised was that we need a verti-cutter to thin the grass on the square and will help with pitch preparation.

·      GB said that the ground looked brilliant and JM and MP should be praised for all their hard work.



 Social Update


·      That the big organised event of the summer the Hoe Down has had posters and flyers printed (which look amazing, thanks SG) these will be for sell soon. This will be first of all advertised at the preseason presentations and training nights. media.

·      18 and overs only

·      Marquee on the outfield with surprises inside.

·      £25 per ticket and will be advertised once the bands have all been signed.

·      Youth parents will all be invited, along with Members of Lansdown CC, Bear Flat CC, Bath Hospitals CC and Bath Rugby club 

·      Also At the end of April the club will be re-launching the club, opening the new patio area, showcasing the new food offerings, presenting the clubs vision both on and off the field. Both members and sponsors will be invited to this free event.  During the night the President will present a special award to the 1st XI woman’s team who won the national trophy last season and also the hall of fame inductees will be awarded at this stage. This will be in the form of a “relaxed” evening with buffet type catering


Child welfare


·      No under 18’s should be drinking in the club

·      Player/Parent code of conduct should be on website, club house etc

·      DBS of all the coaches

SS kindly said that she would speak to the players/coaches on the player’s night and to the parents on the week 1 of training in the summer to get this message across.



Cricket Mission Statement 


And core values will be presented in the club in the form of a raised poster that will be clear for all to see at all times.




·      The chairman will approach Andrew Brownsword to try a secure future cricket at our top ground.

·      Youth teams to be invited to watch senior matches. To include food.

·      To increase the cricket feel in the main clubhouse, captain’s boards etc

·      Player of day awards to be investigated with a club prize each week

·      Black board to be put back up in the club to highlight the highest scorers and results of each match from the 1st XI to the spears covering all teams within the club. It was agreed that players love seeing their names “up in lights”.

·      Signage should be improved and placed on North Parade/car park showing the club as more welcoming with clear instructions where the entrance is- to break down the view that the clubhouse is not for non-members.  



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