Minutes of the Management Board Meeting of the Sefton Park Cricket Club

8th June 2016

Present: RA Paisley (chair), K Spencer, D Cunningham, J Ledger, T Hughes, E Wood and S Lomas

Apologies: R Forsyth, E Williams,

Minutes of Last Meeting

Proposed by K Spencer; seconded by S Lomas.

Matters Arising

No response from Jan re catering insurance certificate: Secretary requested to write to Jan advising the Boards disappointment at not receiving the insurance certificate and requesting the insurance be in place by 15th June 2016.


Letter received from Charlie O’Mahony to club members requesting working parties to tackle the below mentioned tasks:

Restoring and painting/varnishing benches and seats

Removing grass and weeds from paved areas

Cleaning out the gullies around the playing area

Restoring the public enclosure

Cutting grass around the pavilions

De-weeding the car park and filling potholes

Letter to be placed on the club website.

Email received from Richie Forsyth requesting issues to be raised during the meeting.

Email received from Ted Williams requesting a couple of issues be raised during the meeting.


The current account balances are:


Last year balance at this time was £4763.17






Bar sales by product were distributed copies are attached with the minutes


Grant for the boiler has been applied for.

 Nets facility – Naj is waiting to hear from Liverpool City Council before sending a pre planning application.

Cricket taster on Wednesday 22nd June, 5 primary schools being targeted.

ECB open day to be arranged

Jewson account – money still available

Brewery to replace external signage



Richie advised the Board “due to various reasons this year will be his last has captain – the last couple of days have reinforced my decision. My growing feeling is that the cricket section is becoming focused around the needs of the lower teams rather than the 1st XI and feel like my vision of the club is in the minority rather than the majority. An example of this was that a 3rd XI fixture was arranged on the top ground on a Thursday night without any prior consultation and as a result the 1st XI had no practise that week. It was also suggested yesterday that a player should be dropped from the second X1 in order to strengthen the 3rd XI and make him eligible to play for the Sunday team.

There’s also a large degree of apathy around with the cricketers,”

Noted with regret.

Ayan Madu selected to represent U15 Lancashire Development team – credit to him

Issues regarding selection – 3s captain unwilling to select Ayan Madhu following a confrontation with his father. Lancashire questioning why Sefton are playing Ayan in lower teams. Potentially harming SPCC reputation with Juniors. Selection Committee to resolve urgently.

New net facility is excellent.

1st XI going ok – games vs Colwyn Bay on 9th June and Bootle on 18th June as cup games. Steadily climbing the league.

Under 13’s beat Southport & Birkdale in LCB final – Congratulations to the team and coaches.

Parents who have paid the extra £10 on top of junior subs have not received their membership cards: Bob to resolve on Saturday 11th June.

Ted would like an agreement that no outside bookings for the bottom ground on Mondays be taken on Mondays until junior coaching finishes. A list of fixtures confirmed for Monday/Tuesday evenings for the remainder of the season as follows:

05/07 U15s          top ground

05/07 Bridge       bottom ground

11/07 St Matins bottom ground

19/07 Bridge       bottom ground


The fixture secretary advised he is becoming increasingly frustrated at fixtures being put in the diary without his approval or knowledge which causing unrest with the groundsman: Fixtures must be confirmed by the fixture secretary before entry into the diary.


Carpet on the upstairs landing (waiting fitting by Ian Garnett) was dragged along the landing and pushed down the staircase causing a fire escape to be blocked, it also left a mess on the landing which had to be cleaned after Robbie Houghton advised DC the issue was resolved immediately.

The cleaner was on holiday w/c 30th May and the cleaning upstairs and down were undertaken by members of the Management Board.

Home dressing room keys need to be cut.

6 chairs haven repaired

Leaks in the ladies and gent’s toilets have been fixed.

Picton Glass have confirmed the bay window will be fitted on 10th June.

Leo’s bench has been varnished.



John advised the Board Presidents Day will take place on the 2nd July coinciding with England’s Disability XI fixture with a budget of £600. Invitations will be sent shortly.



1 non Playing Members

1 Playing Member.


Stuart to look at staging a beer festival

Any Other Business


Next Meeting Thursday 14th June 2016 at 7.30pm