The 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at Bryanston School (New Bramall Building) on Wednesday, November 16th, starting at 7.30. If you arrive by 7 there is scope to organise some fixtures. Refreshments will be available.
All state and independent schools have been sent the agenda. If you have not heard from me, please contact Tim Hill on email@example.com
CONSTITUTION OF THE DSCA
The Association shall be called the ‘Dorset Schools Cricket Association.’
The aims of the Association shall be:-
(a) to encourage the mental, moral and physical development of pupils, both male and female, in Dorset;
(b) to be instrumental in raising the standard of cricket in Dorset schools;
(c) to work for the provision of proper cricketing facilities in Dorset schools;
(d) to organise, or encourage the organisation of, all inter school competitions, which will culminate in appropriately arranged County finals;
(e) to maintain close liaison with the English Schools Cricket Association through affiliation;
(f) to maintain close liaison with the Dorset Cricket Board, on which DSCA has a seat;
(g) to work closely, where appropriate, with the English and Welsh Cricket Board;
(g) to uphold the Marylebone Cricket Club’s Spirit of Cricket philosophy at all times.
Membership of the Association is open to all schools in the County of Dorset. That includes those in the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole.
Membership shall entitle the school to:
(a) receive copies of all circulars and general letters sent out by the Association;
(b) enter competitions from Year 5 to Year 10 organised by DSCA;
(c) send representatives to the Annual General Meeting of DSCA.
The Officers of the Association shall consist of:
Secretary – Secondary
Secretary – Primary
Representative on the Dorset Cricket Board
Representative on the Dorset Cricket Board Youth Forum
The Officers are entitled to make ad hoc appointments to help eg with the website.
The Officers are entitled to propose Life Members of the Association.
The Association shall be governed by the Rules of the English Schools Cricket Association.
6. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This shall be held in the Autumn Term. The Chairman shall give not less than ten days Notice of the place and time of the meeting as well as provide an Agenda with that Notice. Any number of delegates may attend, but voting shall be restricted to one per school.
7. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
The Chairman shall have power to convene a special meeting of the Association on receiving a request stating the object of such a meeting. The request must come from at least eight affiliated schools.
8. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Amendments to the Constitution may be made only at the Annual General Meeting or at an Extraordinary General Meeting. Notice of the proposed amendments must be submitted to the Chairman, with names of proposer and seconder, at least fourteen days before the General Meeting.
Any Amendment, if carried, shall be added at the foot of this Constitution and incorporated at the time of any revision, as determined by the Annual General Meeting.
The affairs of the Association may be terminated only at the Annual general Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting, and then only by a two-thirds majority of those present. In such a case, the funds of the Association shall be disposed of according to the vote of a simple majority of those present.
Amendment to the Amendment of 2008, passed at the AGM of 2011:-
'That all schools participating in Secondary Competitions run by the Association should pay a school entry of £15.'
DSCA Committee Minutes
Dorset Schools Cricket Association website link - no longer functions. Everything will be included on this site.
DSCA operates under the aegis of the English Schools' Cricket Association and in close co-operation with the Dorset Cricket Board. DSCA is represented on the DCB Executive.
President - Robin Smith (formerly of Hampshire and England)
Chairman - Tim Hill (also Chairman of ESCA 2007 - 8 and elected a Life Vice-President of ESCA in 2010)
Vice-Chairman - Graham Symons (also a former Chairman of ESCA and now Life Vice-President of ESCA)
Treasurer - as Chairman
Primary Secretary - as Chairman
Secondary Secretary - Graham Symons
Co-opted - Don Crawford (also a former Chairman of ESCA and now Life Vice-President of ESCA) and Gill Jones
Life Members - Tim Hall and Chris Moreton
DSCA helps to administers all Kwik cricket competitions with the DCB, which receives funding from the ECB. These competitions culminate in County Festivals. The ECB rationalised the competitions in 2014 by removing the National finals and replacing them with 'Regional/National finals' for Yr 6, and then, in 2015, the Regional/National finals went. However, Gloucestershire CB organised an 'unofficial' South & West Regional competition.
All other competitions emanate from ESCA, other than the 'in house' DSCA U13 competition, and are sponsored to an extent. Other funding comes from the Dorset Schools' Sports Federation, and, if required, the DCB. These competitions are: Under 11 Hardball, Under 12 (to U13), Under 13, Under 14 (to U15) and Under 15 20/20. Under 12 and 14 winners carry on the next year representing Dorset in Regional and National rounds. The Under 15s have Regional rounds before a National final in the same season. From 2009 we were organising the Lady Taverners' U13 and U15 Girls' outdoor competitions which also have Regional and National rounds.However, in 2011, that sponsorship went. The Under 15 Girls now enjoy an 8 a-side hardball Festival for the Charlotte Edwards Trophy, generously sponsored by Ward Goodman. In 2015 there was an U13 Girls Softball Festival and the hope is to continue it.