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CONSTITUTION (revised November 2018)


Isis Cricket Club was formed in 1987.


The aims and objectives of Isis Cricket Cub are: -


to offer coaching and competitive opportunities in cricket to members of The Club according to the codes of conduct of the England and Wales Cricket Board, which therefore forms part of the constitution of The Club.


to promote Isis Cricket Club among the fraternity of cricket clubs in England and Wales.


to manage the financial resources of The Club.


to provide it’s services consistently and ensure that all members receive fair and equal opportunities and treatment.


Membership will consist of players who have paid the annual subscription fee as set at the annual general meeting at the end of the previous season, and those members shall always be given priority for team selection.


The Club year runs from 1st January to 31st December.


The officers of Isis Cricket Club will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.  They must be elected from the current membership, the list of members being circulated before the AGM, and shall be: -


The President


The Honorary Chairman


The Honorary Secretary


The Honorary Treasurer


The Honorary Fixtures Secretary


The Captain


The Safeguarding Officer

The officers will retire each year but be immediately eligible for re-appointment.


Isis Cricket Club will be managed by a Committee consisting of the officers of The Club and the vice-captains elected by the members of the club.


The quorum required for business to be agreed at Committee meetings will be four,


The Committee will be responsible for adopting new policy, codes of conduct and rules that affect the organisation of The Club,


Vice-captains may be elected at the AGM to take on the duties of the captain when he is unavailable to play, with full voting rights on the committee.


The elected committee will co-opt a Data Protection Officer on to the committee, with full voting rights, at its first committee meeting following the AGM.  This will normally be the member who is responsible for maintaining the club's playing statistics and website.  The data protection policy must be maintained as a key component of the club's operating guide.


The Club must hold an Annual General Meeting before 30th November each year .


The Honorary Secretary shall call every AGM by giving at least thirty-five days notice in writing thereof to all current members.


The agenda is set at the discretion of The outgoing Chairman, but must include (i) setting of the annual subscription and match fees for the forthcoming season, (ii) election of Officers of The Club and (iii) proposals for additions to or alteration to the constitution of Isis Cricket Club


The Honorary Secretary must receive proposals for additions to and/or alterations of The Constitution in writing at least fourteen days before the AGM.  Proposals that are not signed and dated by a current member will not be accepted.  The final agenda is to be posted to members 14 days in advance of the meeting as a final statement of the business to be transacted at the meeting.


The quorum required for business to be agreed at the AGM will be eight.  All decisions will be made by a democratic vote of the members present and in the event of a split decision the Chairman will have the deciding vote.  Only fully paid-up members are entitled to vote. Non-members may only comment on motions made if invited to by the chair.


At the discretion of the members present, the AGM may award life membership to any past member retiring as a player for Isis C.C.  Nominations for this award must be received by the Honorary Secretary at least 14 days prior to the AGM.  Nominations not received by the secretary may be considered at the AGM at the Chairman’s discretion.  If a nomination is defeated at the AGM then the same individual may only be considered at a subsequent AGM at the Chairman’s discretion.


It is the responsibility of the elected committee to purchase or renew Public Liability Insurance before the start of the playing season (including both training sessions and competitive cricket) to indemnify the officers of the club against claims which could be made against us for accidental damage to property or accidental injury to members of the public (third parties).  The club accepts no responsibility for accidental injury to any of its members or guests representing the club in competitive cricket, and recommends that if players are concerned for their safety that they purchase personal insurance cover.


Isis Cricket Club commits to provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for children and for all people to enjoy the game of cricket.  The Club adopts the ECB’s “Safe Hands’ Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy Statement” as part of the constitution.


The Safeguarding Officer is responsible for implementing safeguarding procedures.


In order that we can demonstrate safety  in admitting junior members to The Club, and/or play people under the age of 18 as guests of the club, all officers of the club are responsible for obtaining Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, which are renewable every three years.  Any expenses incurred will be paid by The Club.


Annual subscription fees become due from the start of the club year.


The Committee has the right to call Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) at any time, notice of which will be given at least twenty-one days in advance to all members.


The chairman may convene a disciplinary committee from the members of The Committee in the event of a complaint against a member.


Such complaints can only be in relation to contravention of the articles of the constitution and must be made in writing to the Chairman., signed and dated


The quorum required for business to be agreed at a disciplinary meeting will be three, which must include the Chairman.


All monies raised in the name of The Club will be banked in an account held in the name of Isis Cricket Club.  The Honorary Treasurer will be responsible for the finances of The Club and the financial year-end will be 31st October each year.


A resolution to dissolve Isis Cricket Club can only be passed at an AGM or EGM by majority vote.  In the event of dissolution, any assets of Isis Cricket Club that remain will be equitably divided between the current members in a fair and equal manner.


Isis Cricket Club hereby adopts and accepts this constitution as a current operating guide regulating the actions of participating members – signed at the AGM, November 14th 2019 by Keith Whiter (Chairman) and Ravi Kella (Secretary)


The ECB is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. This Code of Conduct incorporates the Spirit of Cricket, as set out below. It applies to all matches played under the auspices of the ECB and may be applied to cricket in general.


The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the Spirit of Cricket as well as within the Laws.


Players and Team Officials must at all times accept the Umpire’s decision. Players must not show dissent at the Umpire’s decision or react in a provocative or disapproving manner towards an Umpire at any time.


Players and Team Officials shall not intimidate, assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an Umpire, another Player or a Spectator.  Players and Team Officials shall not use crude and/or abusive language (known as “sledging”), nor make offensive gestures or hand signals, nor deliberately distract an opponent.


Players and Team Officials shall not make racially abusive comments nor indulge in racially abusive actions against fellow players, officials, members and supporters. Clubs must operate an active open door membership policy whilst respecting player qualification regulations and welcome players/members irrespective of ethnic origin.


Players and Team Officials shall not use or in any way be concerned in the use or distribution of illegal drugs.


Clubs must take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of their members and supporters towards players and Umpires.  Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself.  The major responsibility for ensuring the spirit of fair play rests with the Captains.



There are two Laws which place the responsibility for the team’s conduct firmly on the Captain.  

Responsibility of the Captains

The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within that Spirit of the Game as well as within the Laws.

Players’ Conduct

In the event that any Player failing to comply with the instructions of the Umpire criticising his decision by word or action or showing dissent or generally behaving in a manner which might bring the game into disrepute the Umpire concerned shall in the first place report the matter to the other Umpire and to the Player’s Captain requesting the latter to take action.


According to the Laws the Umpires are the sole judges of Fair and Unfair play.  The Umpires may intervene at any time and it is the responsibility of the Captain to take action when required.


The umpires are authorised to intervene in the case of : -

  • Time wasting

  • Damaging the pitch

  • Intimidatory bowling

  • Tampering with the Ball

  • Any other action that they consider to be unfair


The spirit of the game involves RESPECT for: -

  • Your opponents

  • Your own Captain and team

  • The role of the Umpires

  • The game’s traditional values


It is against the Spirit of the Game to: -

  • Dispute an Umpire’s decision by word, action or gesture

  • Direct abusive language towards an opponent or Umpire

  • Indulge in cheating or any sharp practice, e.g.

  • appeal, knowing the batsman is not out

  • advance towards an Umpire in an aggressive manner when appealing

  • seek to distract an opponent either verbally or with persistent clapping or unnecessary noise under the guise of enthusiasm and motivation of one’s own side


There is no place for any act of violence on the field of play.


 ECB “Safe Hands” Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children is called ‘Safe Hands’.

The policy is divided into three sections available to download below: