July 2011 Update
Notes from the Members’ Committee meeting on Monday, July 4, 2011
There was a review of arrangements for the recent One-Day International against Sri Lanka. It was a generally agreed that the event had been well managed and that there had been far fewer drink-related issues than in recent years.
It was suggested that the Club needed to make it clear that they are not responsible when the police officer in charge of the event takes the decision to close bars for a period. The Club received much unwarranted criticism for the decision.
The Committee asked for the opening hours of the Club shop to be reviewed, particularly on non-match days.
Attendance levels at the recent t20 matches were examined. It seemed clear that the additional matches did not bring in extra spectators, so the average attendance was reduced and staging costs were commensurately greater.
Initial discussion took place on potential changes to the Membership Options scheme for 2012.
Concern was expressed at the apparent inconsistency in ECB disciplinary matters. This season Nottinghamshire had been fined a nominal sum for fielding an unregistered player, whereas two years ago Yorkshire had been removed from the competition for much the same offence.