The Club shall be known as the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club
i. Playing membership is open to old boys of Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, masters of the School and invited friends and guests approved by the Committee.
ii. Past Presidents of the Club and the current vice-presidents shall be members of the Club.
iii. Honorary membership is open to any former playing member of the Club.
iv. Associate membership is open to any friends or relations of members of the Club and to any other supporters of the Club.
v. Current pupils at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School shall also be eligible to play for the Club at the discretion of the Committee.
3. Old Haberdashers’ Association
Playing and honorary members of the Club who are Old Boys of the School (unless they are members under the O.H.A. life membership scheme) shall pay a subscription to the Old Haberdashers’ Association and observe all the rules of the Old Haberdashers’ Association.
4. Annual General Meeting
An annual general meeting shall be held every year before 31st March and must be called with 14 days notice. Nine members are to be present to form a quorum.
The purpose of the meeting is to:-
a) Receive reports from the Club Captain, 2nd XI Captain and Honorary Secretary.
b) To receive the Honorary Treasurer’s financial report.
c) To agree subscriptions for the ensuing season (these shall then form part of the Rules).
Match fees for the season are also to be confirmed at the Annual General Meeting.
d) To elect or re-elect the following officers of the Club:-
i. The President
ii. The Club Captain
iii. The 1st XI Vice-captain who shall be nominated by the Club Captain
iv. The Captain of the 2nd XI
v. The Vice-captain of the 2nd XI who shall be nominated by the Captain of the 2nd XI
vi. Captains of any other sides that represent the Old Haberdashers Cricket Club
vii. Honorary Secretary
viii. Honorary Fixture Secretary
ix. Honorary Team Secretary
x. League Representative
xi. A Welfare Officer
Nominations for any of these posts must be lodged with the Secretary duly proposed and seconded no less than seven days before the Annual General Meeting.
e) A Committee of the above officers who shall be ex-officio and three further playing members.
f) To elect any new vice-presidents of the Club.
g) To elect or re-elect up to three past presidents or vice presidents of the Club to serve on the Committee.
h) To discuss any other business.
All members of the Club shall be entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting and any Special General Meetings except that only those who have left the School and have played a minimum of eight matches during the previous two seasons for the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club or are past presidents or current vice-presidents shall be entitled to vote for the Captain of the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club.
Any member Club is entitled to vote for an officer of the Club even if he is not present at the Annual General Meeting. This shall be done by email and the Hon. Secretary must receive this vote no less than twenty four hours before the Annual General Meeting.
5. The Committee
The management of the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club shall be vested in the Committee whose meetings must be called with a minimum of seven days notice. Five members are to form a quorum.
The committee has the power to:-
i. Form any necessary sub-committee
ii. Co-opt any member to sit on the Committee or sub-committee. The President and Honorary Secretary are ex-officio members of any such sub-committee.
iii. Expel any member who, in their opinion, is not a fit person to remain a member of the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club.
iv. Deliberate and decide upon any case not specifically provided for within these Rules.
6. Special General Meeting
A Special General Meeting of the Club may be called with 14 days notice for any purpose upon a requisition, in writing, from a minimum of ten members. Notice of intention to call such a meeting, shall be given to the Honorary Secretary not later than 21 days before the proposed date of the meeting. Twelve members are required to form a quorum at a Special General Meeting.
Club subscriptions are to be paid before the 1st of July of the current season and if they are not paid by that date the Committee can impose a subscription surcharge as voted at the Annual General Meeting under rule 4c. If the subscription remains unpaid for any further length of time the Committee shall have the power to suspend or expel any member in default.
8. Change of Club Rules
No rule shall be made, altered or rescinded except at the Annual general meeting or a Special General Meeting of the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club. Details of any proposed new rule or alteration shall be given to the Honorary Secretary in writing, not later than 21 days before the proposed date of themeeting, circularised to the membership and displayed at the Club House. No alteration is to be made unless carried
by the majority of two thirds of those present.
9. Financial Year
The financial year end for the Old Haberdashers’ Cricket Club shall be 31st December of each year.
10. Life Members
The Annual General Meeting may appoint an honorary life member where deemed appropriate.
11. Distribution of the Club Rules
A copy of these Club Rules shall be given to each member and shall be displayed on the Club’s web site.