Cricket Committee

Cricket Committee

Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax – Chairman
Nick Havers – Vice Chairman
Tristan Caviet – Club Captain
William Westacott – Fixtures Secretary
Ian Falconer
Brian Smith

Lastest Meeting Actions Points  – 21 April 2021

Terms of Reference

1.Club Governance. So far as governance of the Club is concerned, the Board of the Royal Automobile Club Limited and The Committee (of the Club) are the same body (Rules 7- 12). Thus, the Board, which is elected by the membership, exercises sole authority over all aspects of the Club’s affairs.

2.Delegation of Authority. The Board delegates authority for the implementation of Club Strategy and the day-to-day management of the Club to the Secretary and the Club Management Committee. The Club’s four Standing Committees (Pall Mall, Woodcote Park, Elections, Motoring), Sub Committees and Activity Committees are established by the Board. The Board appoints members of Standing Committees and appoints Chairmen of Sub Committees, Activity Committees and Working Groups. The purpose of these Committees and Groups is to act as a sounding board, representing the interests of all members, and to provide advice to the Board and guidance to the Club Management Committee.

Cricket Committee
 3.Officers of Committee:

  • Chairman. The Chairman will be appointed by the Board.
  • Vice. The Vice Chairman will be appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Secretary. Appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Treasurer. Appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Captain. Appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Vice Captain. Appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Fixtures Secretary. Appointed annually by the Committee.
  • Committee Members.
  • Standing Member (non-voting). Only if required, see paragraph 8.

4.Numbers on Committee

  • Minimum: Five
  • Maximum: Ten

5.Appointment of Officers. Any new appointment shall be by recommendation by majority vote of the The name of any person so proposed will be submitted to the Pall Mall House Committee for approval. No Honorary positions such as President will be permitted.

6.Composition. All Committees are to aim for no more than two thirds of their Committee members to be of the same gender and are to report annually to the Pall Mall House Committee on gender composition.

7.Term on Committee

 a.Committee Members. Two terms of three years, renewable thereafter by the Chairman of the Committee, who must seek approval from the Pall Mall House Committee to offer further terms of one year each year up to a maximum of nine years.

 b.Chairman. The Chairman may serve a maximum of six years as a Committee Member and a further six years as Chairman, up to a maximum of 12 years in the aggregate, with approval of the Board.

8.Standing Member. Committees may be allowed  to appoint  one standing member  on the Committee, in addition to rotating Committee members, once they have served on a Committee for a maximum nine years, but only by exception and only if they provide a function which is essential to the successful conduct of that activity. The standing member is not a full member of the Committee, has no voting rights and cannot be the Chairman or Vice Chairman. Standing members are to be identified in formal documents, such as minutes of meetings.

9.Quorum. Not less than 50% of the members and the Chairman of the meeting shall have an additional casting vote if necessary.

10.Frequency of Meetings. Minimum two per year.

11. Objectives. The Committee has four core objectives which are listed below:

  1. To promote social interaction between members of The Royal Automobile Club through the playing of cricket and by holding competitive and non-competitive cricket matches and social cricket events.
  2. To improve cricket skills within the Club.
  3. To enhance relations with other similar clubs through competitive tournaments and cricket related social  events.
  4. With management, prepare and monitor a Cricket Group budget.

12.Responsibilities. The Committee has two responsibilities which are listed below:

  1. Annual Committees are required to submit an end-of-year report to the Club Secretary and the Pall Mall House Committee by 30 November on the activities conducted during the year, to seek authority for extensions of standing committee members and to report on gender composition and succession plans. This will be considered alongside the budget for the forthcoming year.
  2. All committee  members are representatives of the Club and have a responsibility to behave in accordance with the Club’s values, internally at Club events and activities, and externally when representing the Club.

13.Communications and Branding. Committees are to ensure  that  all  communications are in accordance with the Club Communications Guide (including the Gender Inclusive Language Guide), and are compliant with General Data Protection Regulations 2018, seeking approval, support and guidance from the Club’s Communications Department. All branded products and merchandise, such as team sports clothes, are to be designed in accordance with the Club’s Brand Guidelines, requiring approval from the Head of Communications prior to production.