Committee Communications

Dear Club Representative


The Gunn & Moore South Nottinghamshire Cricket League Annual Presentation Evening is being held in the concert room at Cotgrave Welfare on Friday 11th November 2016.


The doors and bars are open at 7:00pm and a buffet will commence at 8:15pm prompt.

Entertainment on arrival with magician Paul Grundle.

Paul Grundle is an award winning professional magician who is in high demand all over the UK. His unique style of magic will have you stunned and amazed! Paul’s sleight of hand and close up magic has won him numerous awards all over the country.

“This man is an incredible magician!” Alex Hales, England & Nottingham cricketer.

The buffet will be self-service and will include a range of sandwich's, chicken goujon’s, sausage rolls, spring rolls, samosas, onion bhajis, cocktail savouries, seafood sticks. This is with salad items such as coleslaw, beetroot, potato salad, roast potatoes, crisps etc. etc. There will be 3 buffet tables in the main room and a further table serving the balcony and tables will be directed when and where to obtain their buffet.


Following the meal there will be a Q&A session from a representative of our County Club. The representative will then present awards to Individuals and teams (both Champions and Runners-up) for each Division.


During the Evening a raffle will be held and it's hoped that each club provides a raffle prize.


The concert room is a large room with bar and excellent facilities. Club members will be allocated together, (early application will ensure this). There are no restrictions on the amount of tickets available per team.


Tickets are £10:00 per head and I must have applications by the 6th November 2016 at the latest.


Please complete (or reproduce in an email) the enclosed pro-forma and return to me as soon as possible, or call on the above number. 12 league winners or runners-up trophies will be provided, if extra required (£6 each) please state in your response. Payment for tickets and extra trophies is to be made in advance.


SNCL Management Committee Member


Ken Bloor

Forms available under downloads tab, League notices

Managed Migration in Club Cricket


Dear SNCL clubs,


It is important that I write to you at this stage of the season advising that recently the Home Office has spoken to ECB regarding non-European Economic Area (EEA) players entering the UK using the Standard Visitor visa. Clubs should be aware that the Standard Visitor visa only allows a player to join an amateur team or club to gain experience in a particular sport if they are an ‘Amateur’.


The Home Office are aware that a number of non-EEA migrants who have often played fewer than the GBE-required First-Class matches, List ‘A’ cricket or State/Province Second Xl or equivalent cricket overseas or in some cases would qualify for an endorsement to make an application to come to the UK under Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting) visas have incorrectly used the Standard Visitor visa in order to play club cricket in the UK. These players should not use the Standard Visitor visa as they are considered to be a ‘Professional Sportsperson’ as set out below.


These non-EEA players who qualify for a governing body endorsement can make an application to come to the UK using the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker – Creative and Sporting) visa. Furthermore, clubs should not employ non-EEA players who are considered to be a ‘Professional Sportsperson’ using the Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) to play club cricket as this visa does not permit professional sport. The Home Office are clear that visa applications will be refused where non-EEA migrants do not meet Immigration Rules in the category in which they apply.


For ECB, and Cricket as a whole to comply and continue to have an effective relationship with the Home Office, clubs receiving non-EEA migrants must abide by these rules.


Reliance solely on the advice of agents increases the risk of non-compliance and possibility of penalty.


I am sure that it will be helpful to read the Home Office definitions below and request that you share this information with other officials at your club.


A “Professional Sportsperson”, is someone, whether paid or unpaid, who:-


    1. is providing services as a sportsperson, playing or coaching in any capacity, at a professional or semi-professional level of sport; or


    1. being a person who currently derives, who has in the past derived or seeks in the future to derive, a living from playing or coaching, is providing services as a sportsperson or coach at any level of sport, unless they are doing so as an “Amateur”.


An “Amateur” is a person who engages in a sport or creative activity solely for personal enjoyment and who is not seeking to derive a living from the activity. This also includes a person playing or coaching in a charity game.


Note:- The ECB is not registered to give advice on immigration. Information on aspects of immigration policy and law can be found on the Home Office website.


If you have any questions on the above, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Yours sincerely


Paul Bedford   

Head of non-First Class Cricket.

SNCL Development Division
The SNCL is looking to introduce a development division for 2017.
The division will sit below N and will have the sole purpose of developing juniors.
There will be no promotion, as individuals should move up through their own club (3rd to 2nd etc).
The rules are still be discussed but we would appreciate your feedback in this form.

Just a quick reminder.


Please don't let your club be fined.

The League Chairman David A. Richards will be presenting the Division A Champions Trophy to Attenborough Cricket Club on Saturday prior to the start of the Belvoir v. Attenborough game.


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