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The Constitution

Oundle Town Cricket Club


  1. The name of the Club shall be Oundle Town Cricket Club.

  2. The object of the Club shall be the playing of Cricket and all matters appertaining thereto.

  3. The Club colours shall be Red, Yellow and Black. The Club badge shall be a red shield bearing nine black diamonds edged in yellow above a yellow plinth bearing the initials O T C C.

  4. The Club shall consist of persons who being interested in promoting the objects of the Club and having paid an Annual Subscription and any outstanding monies shall be considered Members of Oundle Town Cricket Club.
    There shall be four (4) types of Membership of the Club with the following Voting Rights with regards to Election of Officers at the AGM:
    i)   A Senior Playing Member – May vote on all Positions
    ii)  A Non-Playing Member – May vote on all Positions excluding Captains & Vice-Captains
    iii) A Junior Playing Member –  Those players who have reached his or her 16th birthday at the time of the Annual General Meeting, and has played five or more senior league matches in the previous season for OTCC, shall have the right to vote for the Captains and Vice-Captains. Those players who are under 16 years of age may not vote on any positions.
    iv)  A Serving Main Committee Member – May vote on all Positions

  5. The Club shall be committed to working towards being an Equal Opportunities Organisation and upholding the ECB’s “Safe Hands” safeguarding children policy.

  6. The affairs of the Club shall be managed by a Committee, consisting of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Treasurer, Fixtures Secretary, Membership Secretary, Development Officer, Captains & Vice-Captains of the Club’s Senior Teams, who shall be elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting.

  7. The following Honorary positions are available and defined as :
    Vice-President – Any person having paid the equivalent of an annual subscription for that year.
    An Honorary Life Member - Any person nominated and proposed by the committee to the AGM and voted for by a majority of the members present at the AGM. A Vice President and Honorary Life Member shall have no voting rights at any Club meeting.

  8. The Committee shall have the power to fill any vacancy occurring after the A.G.M. and to co-opt Members of the Club Committee.

  9. An Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) of the Club shall be held each year and will be arranged by the Committee to be held during the month of October, following the cricket season.
    The business of the A.G.M. will be:-
    a) to receive the minutes of the previous A.G.M.,
    b) to receive and, if approved, adopt a statement of accounts for the Club’s finances to the year ended 30th September,
    c) to receive reports from the Captains of the Senior Teams and, if applicable, the Chairman,
    d) the election of the President and Officers of the Club,
    e) to fix the level of subscriptions and match fees for the coming season,
    f) to deal with any matters the Committee decides to bring before the A.G.M. and matters of which prior notice of at least ten (10) days has been given by Members.

    Notice of the A.G.M. shall be given to Officers and Members not less than twenty one (21) days prior to the meeting.

  10. An Extraordinary General Meeting (E.G.M.) may be convened at any time by the Committee or if the Committee receive a request in writing, specifying the subject for discussion, signed by not less than eight (8) Members. Officers and Members must receive at least fourteen (14) days notice of such a meeting.

  11. At any meeting each Club Member shall have one vote, subject to Rule 4 regarding the AGM. All matters shall be decided by a simple majority. In event of a tied vote, the Chairman shall give the casting vote.

  12. Each year at the AGM the Club shall elect a Committee who shall form the OTCC Junior Parent Committee. The purpose of this Committee shall be to run and administer the Junior Section of OTCC in conjunction with and guidance from the OTCC Senior Committee. It shall be a requirement that a member of the OTCC Senior Committee shall attend all Junior Parent Committee Meetings. It shall be a requirement that a member of the OTCC Junior Parent Committee shall attend all OTCC Senior Committee Meetings. All Monies generated by the Junior Section and the OTCC Junior Parents Committee shall be passed to the elected OTCC Treasurer for inclusion in the Club’s Accounts.

  13. The Committee shall have the discretion to accept the subscription of any person seeking to join the Club or to terminate the Membership of any Member, subject to a majority of the whole Committee being in favour of termination.

  14. Any person subject to termination of Membership under Rule 13 shall have the right of appeal to the A.G.M. or, subject to the appropriate conditions, an E.G.M.

  15. If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution. If at that Special Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present at the meeting, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club. After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to another voluntary cricket organisation in the area having objects similar to those of the Club.

  16. The Committee shall be the primary authority for interpretation of the Constitution and all matters pertaining to the Club.