Hoveringham Cricket Club Constitution
Agreed & Passed at April 18th 2010 EGM
Name: The name of the club shall be
Hoveringham Cricket Club
2. Object: The main purposes of the club are to provide facilities for and to promote participation in the amateur sport of cricket in Hoveringham.
The members of the club shall consist of a
President, Vice Presidents, Honorary Vice
Presidents, Life Members, Honorary Life
Members, Chairman and Members.
Management: The Club shall be managed by a
Committee of Members whose
names shall be determined at each A.G.M. and which shall include the following officers:
Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Fixture Secretary, Captain, Vice Captain and Junior Team Manager.
The Officers and Committee members shall be elected at the A.G.M. to hold office until the following A.G.M. The Committee may co-opt members to fill any vacancies which may occur.
The Committee shall manage the affairs of the Club in accordance within the constitution.
5. Membership: Membership of the club shall be open to anyone interested in the sport on application regardless of sex, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.
The club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory and fair basis. The club will keep subscriptions at levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating.
The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause such as conduct or character likely to bring the club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made to the members.
6. Subscriptions: The annual subscription shall be determined
at the A.G.M. and
cover the year from 1st January to 31st December of that year.
Tax: Match Tax is to be determined at the
An A.G.M. shall be held in the month of
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be
convened by the G.M. secretary upon
receipt of a requisition signed by not less
than eight members.
10. Quorum: At Committee Meetings four members shall
form a quorum and atGeneral Meetings
twelve members shall form a quorum.
11. Amendments: These rules may be amended by resolution
at any A.G.M or E.G.M.
provided that the amendments be carried by a majority of at least two-thirds of the members present. Notice of any proposed amendment shall be sent to every member at least fourteen days before such A.G.M or E.G.M.
12. Dissolution: The Club shall not be dissolved except by
resolution of a General
Meeting supported by at least two thirds of the paid up members of the Club at any A.G.M or E.G.M.
In the event of the dissolution of the Club, any assets remaining after the satisfaction of all debts and liabilities shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to one or more of the following approved sporting or charitable bodies:
1. A registered charitable organisation which is an enrolled Environmental Body,
2. Another Club which is a registered CASC and also an enrolled Environmental Body
Fill The work of Hoveringham Cricket Club shall
not be for the benefit of
Operators landfill site operators who may contribute to Hoveringham Cricket Club and claim credit under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Nor shall it be for the benefit of contributing third parties, as defined in the landfill tax regulations.
14. Interpretation: The Committee’s decision shall be final in
the event of any dispute arising from the
interpretation of this constitution.
15. Voting: Voting may only take place in person at an
actual General Meeting.
There shall be no proxy votes and no postal votes. In the event of an equality of votes, the Chairman shall have the casting vote.
16. Accounts: Accounts of the Club for the financial year
of the Club ending on
31st December in each year shall be presented to and approved by the A.G.M.
The Club shall not distribute profits to members or third parties and shall apply all of its income to the furtherance of the objects in Section 2.
The Bankers of the Club shall be arranged
by the Treasurer in
consultation with the Committee. The signatory of cheques shall be either the Treasurer or the Secretary or the Chairman. Cheques exceeding £1000 shall be signed by the Treasurer and be
counter-signed by either the Chairman or the Secretary.
Insurance: The Club shall maintain all necessary
insurance whether for public liability or
19. Trustees: Any property of the Club shall as necessary
be vested in fourTrustees, who shall be
appointed by the Committee. Such
property shall be vested in the trustees to
be dealt with by them by way of sale,
mortgage, charge, lease or otherwise
howsoever as the Committee may from
time to time direct by resolution which shall
be binding on any other party. The Trustees
shall be indemnified against risk and
expense out of the Club property. The
Trustees shall hold office until death or
resignation or until removal from office by
the Committee. Whenever it is necessary
that a new Trustee or Trustees be
appointed, the Secretary is hereby
nominated as the person to appoint new
Trustees of the Club within the meaning of
Section 36 of the Trustees Act 1925 and he
shall, by deed, duly appoint the person or
persons so nominated by the Committee.
20. Property: The Trustees shall hold any assets of the
Club in trust for the
general purpose of the Club. In the event of the Club being dissolved in accordance with the rules, the Trustees shall offer the said land to the Parish Council of Hoveringham for the use and enjoyment of the village of Hoveringham and for the general benefit of the inhabitants thereof.
Borrowing: If at any time the Club in General
Meeting shall pass a
resolution authorising the Committee to borrow money, the Committee shall thereupon be empowered to borrow for the purposes of the Club such amount of money either at one time or from time to time and at such rate of interest and in such form and manner and upon such security as shall be specified in such resolution. Thereupon the Trustees at the direction of the Committee shall make all such dispositions of the Club property or any part thereof and enter into such arrangement in relation thereto as the Committee shall deem proper for giving security for such loans and interest. All members of the Club whether voting on such resolution or not and all persons becoming members of the Club after passing of such resolutions shall be deemed to have assented to the same as if they had voted in favour of such resolution.