Thanks to all those who attended in person and by Zoom.

  • A new committee was picked.
  • Bruce Lawson has succeeded Mel Lowings as President.
  • New fees and charges were approved, the annual report was accepted, the audit adopted.
  • A single Notice of Motion regarding the Playing Regulations Review 2023 was discussed.
    •  All regulation change items were passed except Item N Forfeit Points.
    • See summary of changes below.
    • You can read about all these in detail at the blog site https://qsdcaplayingregsreview2023.blogspot.com/
    • A new edition of QSDCA Playing Regulations will be compiled and issued with all these changes in the next few weeks.

QSDCA Management Committee


A. WHITES AND TEAM STRIPS (Reg 8)

  • Allow whites as an alternative to team uniforms (for players who don’t have the uniform)

  • Crackdown on unauthorized uniforms by introducing a meaningful penalty scheme for uniform violations.

  • Establish a team shirt gallery. (Pictures and diagrams of team uniforms on the website.)

  • Ban coloured pads(and dark coloured gloves) for **red ball** cricket.

B. TEAM LIST RULES (Reg 7)

  • Mandate team list nomination on PlayHQ and allowing use of electronic lists.

C. PLAYER UMPIRE RULES (NEW Appendix L)

  • To establish a Player Umpire Policy for QSDCA cricket.

D. PLAYING HOURS (Reg 20 and others)

  • MLC Sun 50 start time changed to 9.30am.

  • innings time slightly extended to make first innings easier to get overs in.

E. MAKE REFERENCE TO WIDE LAW 22 (Reg 28)

  • Add Law 22 to that sentence in Reg 28

F. CUT OFF TIME FOR SUNDAY 50 OVER MATCHES (Reg 25)

  • Make Innings Finish Time (“cut off time”) in Sunday 50 and Over 40 work the same way as Saturday 35 change in 2022/23.

G. SOME CHANGES TO AWARDS CONDITIONS (Reg 40)

  • To change some batting and bowling awards so that finals performances are included.

H. REVISE BEHAVIOUR REPORTS AGAINST PLAYERS (Reg 43)

  • To end the QSDCA Internal Commission process which is no longer used.

I. REPORTS OF INTERNAL SUSPENSION (NEW)

  • Who can make a COB report? Players, umpires and the QC CEO are allowed but not the President or Secretary of this association.

J. CHANGE DOWNGRADE DEFINITION TO INCLUDE CCC TRANSFERS (Reg  4)

  • To specify that players transferring from CCC teams are subject to downgrade rules like players from other grades.

K.  SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURE FOR UNEXPECTED REPLACEMENTS (Reg 23.2)

  • Introduce extra reasons for allowance of unexpected replacement. (In addition to Rep duty and illness/injury)
    • work commitment
    • financial reason
    • personal crisis
    • carer or family responsibility
    • lawful reason
  • To make the administration of this Regulation a bit easier.
  • Maintain “give a reason but no explanation is required” => “accept 3 week suspension” bargain.
  • Introduce an electronic application form.
  • Maintain “all the data is required” condition
  • Notification through a list published on a website table which can be automatically updated. Ends the need to generate email notifications (which is a P.I.T.A., frankly.)
  • Deadline for approval to be shifted from 10am Saturday to 8pm Friday

 L. ALLOW NAMED REPLACEMENTS FROM LOWER GRADE (Reg 23.1.12 and 4.7)

  • To allow a named replacement to transfer from, say, the Day 1 C game to the Day 2 B game without penalty,
M. PLAYHQ CHANGES
  • To authorise various changes required by Play HQ.

N. FORFEIT POINTS (Reg 11.6) DEFEATED

  • To revise points for teams receiving a forfeit.

O. DUCKWORTH LEWIS STERN METHOD (Reg 33.4)
  • To use DLS calculator in the PlayHQ Scoring software to determine results in interrupted limited over matches.

P. AFFILIATION UPDATE (Reg 2.11,2,12)

  • To update some superseded definitions in Affiliation of Clubs and Teams.