Barnard Castle and District 5s & 3s League








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Minutes of the 2016 AGM



9th August 2016.


The Barnard Castle and district 5’s and 3’s AGM was held at The D L I Club, Barnard Castle on 9th August 2016.


The Chairman E Tinkler opened the meeting at 8.05pm and welcomed all representatives and committee members N Peckett, C Hamilton, J Dykes, P Anderson and T Rogers-Walshaw.


The Chairman requested all present to stand in silence for a moment to mark the passing of a number of members through the season.


The minutes of the 2015 AGM (having been on the website for the last year) were approved by a show of hands– proposed D Robson, seconded  (Diamond Inn ), there were no matters arising from the minutes.


The chairman congratulated the winning teams and individuals, and also the non-winners who took part in a successful season. He also thanked the members and the committee for their work during the season. James Dykes and Peter Anderson, who had both decided not to seek re-election were thanked for their past work and presented with a bottle of good cheer.

The chairman stated that he had been in office for at least ten years, but if anyone new wished to take the league a further step forward he would happily stand aside if it was for the good of the league.

The chairman questioned the need to re-elect the committee each year, was an annual vote of confidence necessary?

The chairman also asked the members to consider “floating” players in an effort to keep teams short of players going.

All the suggestions would require rule changes to be voted on at the AGM if anyone so desired.


The treasurer reported another profitable season and thanked the raffle and football card sellers in helping with this – producing 40% of the income, he thanked Barnard Castle Workingmen’s Club for the hosting of Finals night and the supply of pies and peas. The balance sheet and report were accepted by the members present.


The Chairman’s Tenure ending 2016, he asked if anyone would like to take over that position, it was proposed and seconded that he remain in office (Chuck and Theresa). The chairman asked that the remaining committee be re-elected “en bloc” This was approved by a show of hands (proposed Eddie, seconded Gillian Watson  ).

The Chairman again asked for volunteers for the committee – representation from the dale would be welcomed.


The Written Proposal that the results be texted in by 11pm, teams to be fined one point redeemable by payment of a £5 fine was debated and voted on – Proposed N Peckett, seconded C Hamilton The proposal was approved by a show of hands.

The Committee recommended that as a safeguard, both team captains text the result in.


The roll call was then taken and 22 teams re-registered, there were three new entries: -The Coach and Horses, Bowes WMC “B” and Barnard Castle WMC “C”

 All new entries were admitted into the league.

Registration forms were then issued to all representatives and subscriptions of £12 per team collected.



The committee proposed and the members accepted that

  • League and Knockout fees be not increased
  • League matches start 12th September
  • Finals night probably early April 2016
  • Venue for finals night was put to a vote between Middleton WMC and Barnard Castle WMC. Barnard Castle WMC won on a show of hands.


Discussion then took place regarding the need for a league secretary, it was suggested that the committee should consider a paid secretary, the chairman reported that this had already been discussed at committee level.


Due to the change of management at the Cricketer’s Arms, details of where to send result cards would be given at the Captain’s meeting.


Members were reminded that the Captains meeting would be on the 30th August at 8pm at the DLI Club.


There being no further business, the chairman thanked all for their contribution to the meeting and declared the meeting closed at 8.50pm.