Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club

Club Rules

Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club - Club Rules




1.1    The name of the Club shall be LUTON TOWN & INDIANS CRICKET CLUB

1.2    The objectives of the club shall be :-

  1. To play cricket in accordance with the rules as defined by the England and Wales Cricket Board and within the rules and laws of the local leagues;

  2. To promote opportunities to play cricket, social activities and for goodwill and understanding among its members.

1.3  The The Club is firmly and enthusiastically committed to ‘Safe Hands’ – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children – as part of its commitment to ensuring that the game provides a safe and enjoyable experience for all children.


2.1    Application shall be for the membership of Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club.

2.2    Membership is open to any person, cricket playing or non-playing, undertake to observe the club rules and comply with the Executive Committee decisions.

2.3    Membership of the club shall be open to anyone interested in sport on application regardless if sex, age, disability, ethinicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or other beliefs.

2.4    The Club may have different classes of membership and subscription on a non-discriminatory and fair basis. The Club will keep subscription levels that will not pose a significant obstacle to people participating. The Annual Subscriptions shall be those fixed from time to time by the Executive Committee.

2.5    The Club Committee may refuse membership, or remove it, only for good cause as conduct or character likely to bring the Club or sport into disrepute. Appeal against refusal or removal may be made by the members.

2.6    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.

2.7    Application for the membership shall be made by completing an application form, accompanied by the appropriate fees and returned to the Club Secretary. (Fees will be refunded if application is unsuccessful). All applications for membership must be nominated by two members of the Club and must be elected by the Executive Committee.

2.8    No person may be admitted to membership or admitted to any of the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two clear days between their nomination and their admission.

2.9    All members shall be bound by the constitution and rules of the Club.

2.10    The annual subscriptions are payable by the AGM date for the following year. Subscriptions not paid on the due date shall have to make a fresh application. Re-applications will then be treated as new member and Rule 2.4 will apply.

2.11    Any member may resign membership by giving a written notice, which shall have immediate effect, to the Club Secretary.

2.12  No person, who ceases to be a member, shall be entitled to the return of any subscriptions but shall remain liable for any money due to the Club at the time membership ceases.

2.13  The Executive Committee shall have the power to nominate as Honorary Life Members, without the payment of any further subscription, any member who shall in the opinion of the Executive Committee have rendered special services to the Club. Election shall not take effect unless and until the name is confirmed at the Annual General Meeting next following the date of such nomination.


3.1    The colours of the Club shall be Orange, Green and Maroon and the Borough Coat of Arms.


The Club shall be affiliated to the following bodies

4.1    England and Wales Cricket Board

4.2    The Bedfordshire Cricket Board 

4.3    The Saracens Hertfordshire League 

4.4    The Bedfordshire County Cricket League 

4.5    The Club Cricket Conference

4.6    The Millman Trophy

4.7    The Luton and District Midweek Cricket League


5.1   The Club shall be governed by the Annual General Meeting and decision taken there at shall be binding.

5.2    The day- to-day Management of the Club shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee.

5.3    The composition of the Executive Committee shall be as follows :-

  1. The officers of the club: Honarary Chairman, Honarary Vice-Chairman, Honarary Secretary, Honarary Assistant Secretary, Honarary Treasurer and the Director Of Cricket

  2. Eight Ordinary Members of the Executive Committee, to include the Fixture Secretary, an Honarary Vice-Chairman (Sports Club) and an Honarary Assistant Treasurer (Sports Club)

5.4    Seven members of the Executive Committee shall form a quorum. The Executive Committee shall have the power to fill any casual vacancy. The Chairman and a duly appointed Deputy shall preside. The Chairman may exercise a casting vote in the event of a tie.

5.5    Each Sub-Committee to comprise of a minimum of three members, to include a Chairman except that the Cricket Sub-Committee shall have a minimum of five members, to include a Chairman.


   6.1    The team Captains shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall be nominated as provided by Rule.

   6.2    In the event of any Captain not being able to play, the Cricket Sub-Committee shall appoint a Captain to manage any chose team.


   7.1    The Officers of the Club listed in Rule 5.3(a);

The members of the Executive Committee listed in Rule 5.3(b) and Team Captains shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting. All nominations shall reach the Hon. Secretary in writing no later than Seven days prior to the Annual General Meeting at which election shall take place. Members shall receive at least 14 days notice before the Annual General Meeting with full details of all nominations submitted to date. A member shall not be regarded as validly nominated for any appointment unless his consent to nomination is given in writing to the Hon. Secretary at the time of the submission of the nomination by the Executive Committee or by the Proposer and Seconder. Members aged under 16 shall not be entitled to vote or make nominations. In the event of nominations for any appointment or appointments exceed the number to be elected; a ballot shall be taken at the Annual General Meeting. Should there be no nominations for any particular appointment under this rule, the Annual General Meeting shall have power to make such appointment.


The Executive Committee shall have power:

8.1 To raise funds and to invite and receive grants, donations and other contributions.

8.2 To establish Sub-Committees and/or Working Parties for Special purposes and to delegate to such Sub-Committees and/or Working Parties any of the powers of the Executive Committee.

8.3 To decide all disputes between members, or between the Club and any member or members.

8.4 To co-opt any member of the Club to a Sub-Committee and/or Working Party.

8.5 Generally to manage the affairs of the Club in accordance with the Rules.


The Annual General meeting of the Club shall be held in the month of December each year when the following business shall be transacted.

9.1    The Honorary Secretary’s report.

9.2    The financial summary of the year from the Honorary Treasurer.

9.3    The Election of the Officers, Ordinary Members of the Executive Committee, Team captains and Vice-Captains identified in Rule 5.3(a) and 5.3(b).

9.4    Any other competent business.

9.5    Members must be affiliated with Club for 2 years before they are eligible for nomination for any of the positions on the Executive Committee.


A Special General Meeting may be called in pursuance of a resolution of the Executive Committee or at any time within twenty-one days of the receipt by the Hon. Secretary of a requisition in writing signed by at least 12 members of the Club stating fully the purpose for which such a meeting is required. The Executive Committee may at any time upon given reasonable notice convene an Extra-Ordinary meeting of members.


The Honorary Secretary shall at least fourteen days before any General Meeting send to each member at his address in the Club’s books and notice of the meeting stating the time when and the place where it will be held and the business to be conducted.


12.1    All grievances must be logged in writing to the Honorary Secretary.

12.2    All questions of the decision or interpretation of rules shall be referred to the Executive Committee.

12.3    Any disputes shall be referred for arbitration to the Executive Committee whose decision shall be deemed as final.


13.1    Any member found guilty of misconduct or disobedience, both on and off the field shall be liable to expulsion or such penalty as the Executive Committee shall decide upon.


14.1    At the end of each Season, members who have participated in a minimum of 10 matches shall qualify for the following awards: BATSMAN, BOWLER and ALL ROUNDER OF THE YEAR. The final nominee for each award will be determined by the Executive Committee who in addition to basing their judgement on the individual’s performance shall also have the power to determine the minimum numbers of innings or overs necessary (which may vary annually) to further qualify the nominees.

14.2    No one person shall be nominated for more than one of the awards in 14.1

14.3    Any other award or presentation gift in appreciation of services rendered to the Club may be presented to any person deemed worthy by the Executive Committee.

14.4    An award for the Club Member of the year shall be presented to any member whose services, both on and off the field to the Club are deemed worthy of as adjudged by the Executive Committee.


The Club shall elect members to the Luton Town Sports Club Committee and Sub-Committee as depicted in 5.3(b)

16.0    CLUB RULES

16.1    Amendments to the Club rules may be proposed by the Executive Committee or in writing by any Club member. The Executive Committee shall defer the matter until the next Annual General Meeting or convene a special General Meeting in accordance with Rules 9, 10 and 11. At such meetings, no rules maybe amended except by motion supported by not less than 2/3rds of the votes entitled to be cast by the numbers present. 

16.2    The Honorary Chairman shall rule on any matter on which these rules and constitution are silent, or on any question as to their interpretation. Any such ruling may only be challenged by member, in writing to the Honorary Secretary stating the reasons for the challenge. A challenge shall only be upheld by the Executive Committee on a majority of not less than 2/3rds of those present.


17.1    All communications to the Club or the Executive Committee shall be addressed to the Honorary Secretary who shall conduct all correspondence of the Club and keep a record of proceedings. 

17.2    All matters not catered for by these rules shall be dealt as the Executive Committee may decide, subject to the right of the Annual Meeting or of a Special general Meeting to approve or reject the Executive Committee’s decision.


 A resolution to dissolve the Club shall only be proposed at an Extraordinary General meeting and shall be carried by at least three-quarter of the members present. 

   18.2 The dissolution shall take effect from the date of the resolution and the members of the Club Management Committee shall be responsible for winding up of the assets and liabilities of the Club.

   18.3 Upon dissolution of the Club, any remaining assets shall be given or transferred to another registered CASC with similar aims and objectives, a registered charity or the sport's governing body. The final choice will be made by the Management Committee.

   18.4 Any fund remaining after any debts have been paid will be donated to a local Sports Club with similar aims and objectives, and preferably to a club with an active junior section. The final choice of Club will be made by the Management Committee.  

Updated : 22nd March 2004

 Amended: 2008 AGM 14 December 2008 - Rule 7.1 Line 10

 Amended: 2009 AGM 6 December 2009 - Rule 7.1

 Amended: 2010 AGM 12 December 2010 - Rule 6.2 Delete Line 1 AND Rule 8.1 Insert new Rule 8.1

Amended: 2011 AGM 11 December 2011 - Rules 1.0; 2.3; 5.3 a); 5.3 b); 6.0 & 6.1; 7.0; 7.1; 8.2; 8.4; 9.3; 10.0; 15.0; and Rules 9.1, 10.0, 11.0 &12.1