SELECTION POLICY OVERVIEW The purpose of this policy statement is to confirm all senior players of the criteria and process involved in selecting teams. The selection policy is for the benefit of all players and selectors alike and is designed to enable the selection process to operation as smoothly as possible. As the club grows with the introduction of new members, juniors and the continual commitment of existing members, it is necessary to ensure that the club not only fields competitive sides, but also affords reasonable opportunity for members to meet their own cricket expectations. The selection committee will not always be able to please all players. If a member has a grievance with the selection decision, they need to address these concerns directly with the Chairman of Selectors. Selections will be made in the best interests of the team/club and decision will not be based on personal relationships. SELECTION PANEL
The selection panel will compromise of the Chairman of Selectors and all senior team captains. All captains (or their designated representatives), will be required to attend selection meetings. These will be held after training on Thursday, in selection weeks. If the Chairman of Selectors is unavailable the role will then be taken by the President/Vice President.
SELECTION CRITERIA Training All players re required to attend training sessions scheduled by the Coach/Captain. Standard sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights, 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m., weather permitting. If members are unable to attend, it is a members’ responsibility to advise to the Coach/Captain/Chairman of Selectors, of their situation and attend when possible. A lack of communication will be detrimental to selection. Where a player has a legitimate reason for non-attendance at training sessions, such as work, family or medical reasons and has conveyed this to the selection committee, it is the selection committee’s prerogative to exclude their training attendance and select on form and other selection criteria. The top three grades are required to attend a minimum of 1 training session per week. Performance Form is the primary criteria in the selection policy as this allows the club to field its most competitive sides of any fixature. However, this does not mean that for one good/disappointing performing that a promotion/demotion is applied. Where possible, members will be given a reasonable time to perform in any grade. Team balance is critical for all grades when selecting teams. There will instances where changes will be made, and these will not be based on performance, but purely to achieve team balance and may require the Selection Panel to promote/denote players on that basis. Credence will be given to winning teams and therefore changes would be less likely. If players are performing well in lower grades, they are to be encouraged to continue that form and apply pressure on players in higher grades. A point to note is that individuals playing well will lift their team’s spirits and this in turn assists the club to prosper. Club/Team Support Cricket is a team sport and it is expected that members will work together at both training sessions and on game day to help set up and pack away all equipment. Equipment is required to be packed away in the storage room at the back of the pavilion, not inside the club or change rooms. It is unreasonable to leave these duties to a limited few. This includes but is not limited to, setting up boundary cones at home games, setting up scoreboards, setting up furniture and returning it after the game, returning the club equipment to the storeroom etc. Further, as the juniors are a fundamental part of our cricket family it is expected that seniors actively participate in, and provide encouragement towards the junior component of the club via their agreed roles and responsibilities. Attitude & Work Ethic It is expected that all members will approach training sessions in the same way they would each game. All members are expected to work hard during training and support each other at all times. If this does not happen at training then it will not happen during the game.
Attire It is expected that all players will attend training with the proper attire. A club training shirt or white cricket shirt and shorts or tracksuit pants is acceptable. Match day punctuality All players are required to arrive at least 60 minutes (or earlier if directed by the Captain) before commencement of a game. Constantly late players will affect their selection prospects unless prior arrangements have been made with the team Captain The club endeavours to accommodate all reasonable circumstances providing the member communicates with the Selection Panel. Behaviour Players shoulder adhere to the clumber Member and Players Codes of Conduct at all times. Members that bring the game into disrepute will be required to appear before the Committee. Junior Selection in Senior Matches Junior players selected to play senior cricket can only be selected on the following basis: 1. Parental permission is obtained.
2. Our philosophy is that juniors should compete at their age appropriate level in the first instance. Playing senior cricket as a junior (although a great experience) is a privilege and not a right.
3. A junior player should not take the place of a fully financial non-junior player in a senior side on a regular basis.
4. The senior grade a junior player is selected for will be based on ability. This will be decided on by the Chairman of Selectors and Captain. Once a grade/level is decided the Chairman of Selectors and Captain of the applicable senior side will be decided where the player is selected.
5. If a dispute occurs between captains over which level/grade the junior player is selected for the Chairman of Selectors has final say. Senior Selection For the top three sides, these will be selected as per Selection Policy. If a player is selected to one of these sides and refuses to play they will not be selected in any side for that round. For lower grade player, they will be required to play higher grades when and as the club requires. The Chairman of Selectors will have the final say on selections. If a player is selected in a higher grade to fill a role he must be given every opportunity by the higher grade Captain to fill this role.