Rules within the Constitution Of Stirling County Cricket Club
STIRLING COUNTY CRICKET CLUB
1. – Name
The Club shall be called Stirling County Cricket Club, hereinafter
referred to as “the Club”.
2. – Objects
The objects of the Club shall be to play and develop Cricket in terms of
the rules of the parent bodies of Cricket to which it may be affiliated
and to support, as appropriate, any other sports organisation which
may become affiliated to the Club.
3. – Colours
The colours of the Club shall be cherry and plum and white.
4. – Membership
Membership of the Club shall be open to any member of the public
subject to the conditions in Rule 14.
5. – General Finance
It shall be competent to the Club, for the furtherance of its Objects, to
trade, to request and receive grants, donations, loans, fees,
subscriptions, legacies from individuals or other bodies and to spend
and invest its funds and, in particular, to purchase Heritable Property,
or Stocks or Shares traded on an United Kingdom Stock Exchange, or
invest in Heritable Security.
6. – Honorary Office Bearers
The Honorary Office Bearers of the Club shall be Honorary Patron(s),
Honorary Past President, Honorary President and Honorary Vice
7. – Office Bearers
The Office Bearers of the Club forming the Management Committee
shall be, Chairperson, Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Bar Secretary,
Membership Secretary, Match Secretary, Ground Convenor, Junior
Section Chairperson, and Captains of each Senior XI representing the
Club. The said Office Bearers shall retire each year but shall be eligible
for re-election at the Annual General Meeting. No paid employee of the
Club shall be a voting Member of the Management Committee of the
Club. Co-opted members shall now have voting rights on the
Management Committee except at the discretion of the Chairman.
8. – Committees
The executive committee of the Club shall be the Management
Committee which shall have all the usual powers covering finance,
playing, administration, and co-option, and specific powers to form adhoc
9. – Appointments
(a) An Honorary Auditor shall normally be appointed at the Annual
(b) Honorary Office Bearers shall be appointed at a General Meeting.
10. – Elections
Office Bearers drawn from persons holding voting rights in the Club
shall be elected by an absolute majority procedure upon the proposal
and seconding by voting Members either in writing to the Club
Secretary, or at the appropriate General Meeting. Nominees must
declare their willingness to accept office in person at such General
Meeting or by previous written declaration to the Club Secretary.
11. - Meetings
(i) Twelve voting Members present at a General Meeting and at least
fifty per cent of voting Members present at a Committee Meeting shall
form a quorum at such a Meeting.
(ii) Motions for resolution at General Meetings shall be proposed and
seconded by voting Members in writing to the Club Secretary at least
one week before such meetings.
(iii) Matters, for discussion only, may be raised from the floor by any
member in person at General Meetings and the Management
Committee shall in due course consider issues arising from such
(iv) The Annual General Meeting shall normally be held in October and
a General Meeting shall normally be held in March and such Meetings
shall be called by notice sent to voting Members no later than two
weeks prior to the dates of such Meetings.
(v) Audited Accounts shall be submitted by the Club Treasurer for
adoption at a General Meeting normally held in March.
(vi) A Special General Meeting of the Club may be called by the
Management Committee or by the written requisition of the Club
Secretary by no fewer than ten voting Members. In each case, motions
for resolution shall be stated in writing in the requisition and the
notice of such a Special General meeting which will also state its
purpose shall be sent to voting Members and posted no later than two
weeks prior to the date of the said Meeting.
(vii) A motion to change the rules of the Club within its Constitution
shall be resolved at General Meetings or at Special General Meetings
and any such motion much be included in the notice calling the
(viii) Voting for motions for resolution at General Meetings, Special
General Meetings and Committee Meetings shall require a simple
majority procedure except that, in the case of a motion to change the
Rules of the Club within its Constitution, at least two thirds of voting
Members present must vote in favour of all or separate parts of the
proposed changes to secure acceptance.
(ix) Management Committee Meetings shall normally be held monthly.
12. – Investments
The necessary conveyance or certificates for Stocks or Shares or Bonds
or other Titles shall be taken in the names of the Trustees for the Club
consisting of Chairperson of the Management Committee, the Club
Secretary and the Club Treasurer for the time being and their
successors in office. The Club shall also be empowered to realise such
investments or part thereof. All documents requiring to be executed on
behalf of the Club shall be signed by the said Trustees upon their being
authorised by the Management Committee to do so whereupon they
shall be binding on all Members of the Club. The Management
Committee shall be indemnified out of the funds of the Club and
against all costs, charges, damages and expenses which they may incur
or which they may sustain in or about the making of contracts or
agreements they shall bona fide make on behalf of the Club.
13. – Bye-Laws
The Management Committee shall have special powers to make such
Bye-Laws as it shall deem advisable. Such Bye-Laws shall be
submitted for ratification at the next General Meeting of the Club.
14. – Membership
(i)There shall be the following categories of Member:-
(1) A Senior Playing Member shall be aged eighteen years or over at
the date fixed by the Scottish Cricket Union for Age Group
Competitions and shall have voting rights in the Club.
(2) A Junior Playing Member shall be aged under eighteen years as
defined in 14(i)(1) above. Junior Playing Members aged 16 or
over at that date shall have voting rights in the Club.
(3) A Non-Playing Member shall be aged eighteen years or over at
First of April in the Applicable Cricket Season and shall have
voting rights in the Club.
(4) A Life Member, who shall have voting rights in the Club, shall
be a Non-Playing Member who has elected to pay a once and for
all sum equal to ten times the applicable subscription of a Non-
(5) An Honorary Life Member, who shall have voting rights in the
Club, shall be a person thus honoured for outstanding service to
the Club and from whom no subscription shall be requested.
Such a person shall be offered this honour by authority of a
resolution to this effect at a General Meeting of the Club, but
the number of persons thus honoured shall normally not exceed
(6) An Honorary Office Bearer shall be a non-voting Member of the
Club unless such Honorary Office Bearer chooses to have voting
rights as a subscribing Member in the categories 14(i)(1) or
14(i)(3) or 14(i)(4) or has also been honoured as an Honorary Life
Member of the Club.
(ii) Subscription levels shall be determined annually at a General
(iii) The Subscription Year shall run from 1st April to 31st March.
Subscriptions are, therefore, due on 1st April each year.
(iv)The Management Committee shall have the power to expel any
Member whose conduct is, in its opinion, such as to be detrimental to
the interests of the Club, provided that the said Member is given an
opportunity to clarify the alleged misconduct in writing and/or in
person to the Management Committee.
(v) The Management Committee shall have the right to decline any
new application for membership.
15. – Visitors
Voting Members of the Club may introduce friends to the Ground and
Pavilion as Visitors and the introducing Member shall be responsible
for friends’ observance of the Rules, Bye-Laws or Regulations of the
Club. Such Visitors shall remain on the Ground or in the Pavilion only
so long as the Member introducing them is there and shall not be
supplied with excisable liquor in the Club premises unless on the
invitation and in the company of a Member and the Member shall, on
the admission of such Visitors to the Club premises, or immediately on
supplying them with such liquor, enter his own name and the name
and address of the Visitors in a book which shall be kept in the
Pavilion for the purpose and shall show the date of each visit. Members
of, and players representing, other Clubs who are playing matches at
the Club or who have been permitted to play at the Club, may be
admitted as Temporary members for the day or days on which a match
occurs and their names and the names of the Clubs to which they
belong, together with the dates of their respective visits, shall be
entered in a book kept in the Pavilion for the purpose.
16. – Alcoholic Liquor
No Member or employee of the Club shall have any personal interest in
the sale of alcoholic liquor therein or in the profits arising from such
sale. No alcoholic liquor shall be sold or supplied in the Club to any
person under eighteen years of age. No alcoholic liquor shall be sold or
supplied in the Club for consumption off the premises, except to a
Member of the Club in person for consumption by that Member or to a
person holding a licence or a wholesaler’s excise licence for the sale of
17. – Equal Opportunities Policy
The Club is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages
participation and Membership from all sections of the community. All
applications for Membership / Employment will be considered on an
equal basis without regard to the gender, ethnic background, disability,
religious belief or nationality of the applicant.
18. – Termination of the Club
In the event of termination of the Club due to a resolution to this effect
at a General meeting or Special General meeting of the Club under the
terms of a motion to change the Rules of the Club within its
Constitution, all assets and surplus funds of the Club, after all debts
and obligations have been met, shall be donated to the Scottish Cricket
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