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Constitution of Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire

Association of Cricket Officials


Where used in this document the term “In Writing” is deemed to include, but not be limited

to email, publication on the website of the Association and notification by post.


1             The Association

1.1  The Association shall be called “Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Association of Cricket

        Officials” (CHACO) 

1.2 The Association shall be the Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire branch of the England and

                      Wales Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials (ECBACO)


2             Objectives

               The Association is a non-profit making organisation whose objectives shall be:

  • To improve the standards of cricket umpiring and scoring by education, by preparation for examination and by all other means.

  • To improve the status of cricket umpires and scorers and to promote their interests.

  • To co-operate with, and cultivate good relations with, all bodies associated with cricket, for the improvement of the game and the application of its Laws.

  • To take such action and make such recommendations as may be considered desirable in the interests of cricket in general and for the benefit of umpires and scorers in particular.

  • To ensure that all members of the Association operate in accordance with the ECB Policy – ‘Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket’ and any future versions thereof.


3             Eligibility for Membership

               All persons who share the aims and objectives of the Association as listed in Item 2 are eligible                 for membership. All members are eligible to vote, except that voting on matters which are the                 exclusive concern of ECBACO will be restricted to members of the Cambridgeshire and                               Huntingdonshire branch of ECBACO.


4             Subscriptions

All members shall pay an annual subscription at rates agreed at the Annual General Meeting and falling due as from the date of that meeting. Subscription rates shall only be changed at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose.


5             Discrimination

The association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

6             Officers & Representatives

6.1         The Association shall be governed by an Executive Committee made up of the following                             Officers.


Vice Chair



Education Officer

Development Officer

Safeguarding Officer

Scorers Officer

Appointments Officer


6.2         And the Representatives to:

Cricket East

Cambs Cricket Board

East Anglian Premier League

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Premier League

Cambridgeshire Cricket Association

Huntingdon League


6.3         Officers of the Association may not hold two Officer Roles but may be Representatives in                           addition to their Officer role


6.4         In addition, the Officers shall have the ability to co-opt such other members as deemed                            necessary and fulfil any vacancies that may occur during the year.


7             Annual General Meeting

7.1         The Annual General Meeting shall normally be held each year in November or December

               and at least 28 days’ notice of the meeting shall be given “in writing” to all members.


7.2         Resolutions for consideration at the Annual General Meeting including nominations for

       President/Vice Presidents/Officers/Representatives or proposed changes to the Constitution             must be made in writing, duly seconded, and sent to the Secretary not later than 21 days                   before the date of the Annual General Meeting.


7.3         A majority of two thirds of the members present and voting is required to change the

       Constitution of the Association, or to approve any resolution, or to elect any person as a Life             Vice-President of the Association.


7.4         The business of the AGM shall be: -

  • To approve the minutes of the previous AGM

  • To receive written reports from the Officers and Representatives from the Committee.

  • To adopt the statement of inspected accounts

  • To appoint a President

  • To elect the following officers and representatives



Vice Chair



Education Officer

Development Officer 

Safeguarding Officer

Scorers Officer

Appointments Officer

      Representatives to:

Cricket East

East Anglian Premier League

Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Premier League

Cambridgeshire Cricket Association

Huntingdon League

Cambridge Cricket Ltd (a.k.a. Cambs Cricket Board)

  • To approve the rates of annual subscription

  • To consider proposals for the election of Life Vice-Presidents

  • To consider any other business of which due notice has been given


8             Special General Meetings

8.1         The Executive Committee shall have the power to convene a Special General Meeting for any                   purpose they deem fit.


8.2         The Secretary shall convene a Special General Meeting on receipt of a request signed by

               fifteen members.


8.3         No business other than that for which the meeting has been called may be transacted at a

              Special General Meeting.


8.4         All members shall receive 14 days’ notice of a Special General Meeting containing an Agenda                    and any papers relating to the business of the meeting.


9             Meetings Generally

9.1         At an Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting twelve members shall form                                a quorum.


9.2         A General Meeting of members may be held monthly for the discussion of any points

       relating to the Laws of Cricket or other matters of cricket interest, or to hear speakers on

       the subject of cricket, or to provide opportunities for social intercourse.

9.3         If, at any Annual General Meeting or Special General Meeting, a resolution be carried for the                    Dissolution of the Association, the assets of the Association (after discharge of all debts

              and liabilities) shall be donated to a suitable organisation involved in Cricket, as approved

              by the Executive Committee of the Association.


10          Funds

10.1       The funds of the Association shall be lodged in a bank account, as determined from time to

               time by the Committee.


10.2       All cheques, drafts, etc. drawn on the account shall be signed by two of the following Officers:                   Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer or any other nominated Committee Member as                               determined from time to time by the Committee. Any electronic transfer of funds shall only be                  made by the Treasurer after obtaining emailed confirmation of approval by one other Officer


10.3       The financial year of the Association shall end on 30th September and a statement                                     of accounts up to and including that date shall be presented to the succeeding Annual

               General Meeting, alongside the report of the independent examiner


11          Amendments to The Constitution

Approved 27 November 2002

Amended 2 December 2004

Amended 7 December 2006

Amended 3 December 2009

Amended 1 December 2011

Amended 6 December 2012

Amended 3 December 2015

Amended 5 December 2019

Amended 3 March 2022

Amended 21 April 2022

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