South Nottinghamshire Cricket League Registration of Players (rule 10a players to be registered by 1st April)
How do I Register a Player in the SNCL?
Play-Cricket Website instructions
1 Log in to the Club’s Play-Cricket website.
2 You will need to have Administrator rights to access the Club, Players & Registration area.
3 Once you have Signed in (Top right), click ‘Administration’ arrow beside your name (Top right)
4 New screen appears, in the left column click ‘Members’ then click ‘Member Database’.
5 Click ‘Add New Member’.
6 Complete First Name, Surname, and Date of Birth (Mandatory), also email address if known.
7 Click ‘Save’.
8 On the next screen, complete Address, Postcode, Country (Mandatory) plus details if known – click ‘Save’.
NOTE: The page refreshes but DOESN’T change. Scroll back to the top so the ADD ROLES box is visible.
9 Click ‘Add Roles’ at top of page then click ‘League Registered Players’ tab.
10 Complete all areas possible, but red * are Mandatory in order to progress.
11 Complete Player Category – Either 1 (Ordinary player), 2 (Professional), 3 (Overseas) or(Overseas Exempt).
12 Select Country of Birth.
13 Click ‘Save’.
14 When the screen refreshes, you are now ready to register a player with the League.
15 In the right column beside ‘SNCL Registered Player’, click ‘Apply ‘.
You then have to make ONE of two choices EITHER 16 & 17 OR 18 to 22 (as below)
16 If player IS NOT registered with another SNCL club tick the boxes and select
17 Then click ‘Save’ to complete the Standard nomination. Go to 23 below.
18 If player IS registered with another SNCL club select ‘Player Transfer’.
19 In the box to the left of the word Search, type in the name of the Club which the player is Transferring
From. Then click ‘Search ‘.
20 The Club’s name will appear in the bottom box, click on ‘Pick’.
21 Then click ‘Save’.
22 The page returns to Roles page with SNCL Registered Player Status now ‘Pending,
23 In both case above, (16 & 18) the Registrations Secretary (Gary Edginton/Craig James) will now see the
player in the list of Nominations.
For Standard nominations he will then authorise the player and at that point
the player will appear in the Club’s ‘League Registered Players’ list and be eligible to play for the Club in the SNCL.
For Player Transfers the League Secretary will inform the Registration
Secretary of the receipt of a completed transfer form. The seven day process then commences from when the Registration Secretary approves the player transfer nomination on play-cricket. Please Note: DO NOT DELETE THE PLAYER FROM YOUR SITE. Just leave your transferring players in place and the League will do the rest when the paperwork is received. If they have already gone it makes it a far more complex process!
To make it easier for clubs to select players into teams and scorecards all players should be made ‘Squad Players’. They then appear beside the team selection list when adding a result, to easily import. Otherwise you have to search for the player under General Function – Pick Player from Database. It also lessens the chances of opposing teams entering ‘Unsure’ because, although registered, the player is not instantly visible to select.
1 In the ‘Member Database’ click the black hat beside the player’s name.
2 Select the ‘Squad Players’ tab.
3 Click the relevant downward arrows, highlight Activate and click Save.
Go back to ‘Member Database’, click on view player, click Memberships & Roles at the top. Click View Roles.
The player should then be listed as
Member of the Website,
Squad member/s (as appropriate) and
SNCL Registered Player.
TO DELETE A PLAYER
Clubs only need to remove a player from their SNCL Registrations.
In the player database click black hat – click League Registered Players tab – on the right click Remove and the
SNCL registration will be removed.
DO NOT remove players from their role as a Member of the Website.
PLAYER TRANSFERS - Do not DELETE the player – It will be dealt with by the League.
Members of the website with a * next to their name are members who have not yet registered at Play Cricket aka ‘Registered Play Cricket website user’.
This is different to being a ‘SNCL registered player’.
Anyone who is a Registered Play Cricket site user will be able to log on and see the details of the Club and the statistics of their club and players.
TO VIEW A LIST OF ALL CLUB MEMBERS
In the Member Database ‘top right box’ select ‘Member of the website’ as the role, then click Search.
All names on the Club Website will appear, possibly over several pages.
To see all ‘SNCL League Registered players’ only, change the role box to ‘League Registered Players’, then click Search.
All SNCL Registered Players will appear in list over several pages.
To see all ‘Squad players’ only, change the role box to ‘Squad Players’, then click Search.
All Squad Players will appear in list over several pages.
Current ‘Administrators’ can be searched likewise.
In summary to play in the SNCL a player MUST BE a ‘Member of the Club Website’ AND a
‘SNCL Registered Player’. Preferably he should also be activated as a ‘Squad Member’ for the
teams he is likely to play for. All players can be in all squads if preferred of course.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR DATE OF BIRTH FOR SNCL REGISTERED PLAYERS
For security purposes, this can only be actioned by either the player themselves if they are a registered Play Cricket website user OR by the Administrator of the SNCL Play Cricket website.
PLAYERS WISHING TO JOIN THE CLUB PLAY CRICKET WEBSITE AS A PLAY CRICKET REGISTERED WEBSITE USER
These will appear in the Admin page list of nominations. The Administrator can then click on them and review/approve the applicant. After that the member may see all the site and may be merged with an existing record if they are already showing as a member with a * against their name.
MERGING MEMBERS RECORDS
Select the name without the * next to it, select the red, white and blue icon.
Find the other member record in the list and it should have a * against it..
Now select Match and the records will be merged together, the website should reflect this in approximately 1 hour.
DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU ARE DEFINITE IT IS THE SAME PERSON AS IT IS IRREVERSIBLE.
ECB Guidance Note: Safety measures for helmets within recreational cricket
The ECB has recently announced new helmet safety measures, which are being introduced with a
view to reducing the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. The purpose of this brief note is to assist Leagues and Clubs at the recreational level to understand the key elements of these changes and what they mean.
Players over the age of 18
The ECB strongly recommends that all adult recreational cricketers should wear helmets for certain
activities, preferably which meet the most recent British Safety Standard (see below). This recommendation applies to batting against all types of bowling, wicket-keepers standing up to the
wicket (who may as an alternative wear face protectors) and fielders fielding closer than eight yards
from the batsman’s middle stump, except behind the wicket on the off side.
The position in relation to u18s currently remains unchanged, and is governed by the ‘ECB Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets by Young Players’(www.ecb.co.uk/youngplayershelmetguidance). In essence, batsmen and wicket-keepers standing
up to the stumps must wear head protection when playing or practising. That Guidance should be
referred to in full for the position in relation to u18s.
British Safety Standard
The latest British Safety Standard is BS7928:2013 (for both adults and juniors). The full list of
helmets meeting this standard is available at www.ecb.co.uk/helmets. For wicket-keeping face
protectors the relevant British Safety Standard is BS7929-2:2009 (again, for both adults and juniors).
The ECB understands that there is currently no specific women's helmet and as a consequence no
specific standard for women's cricket helmets. As the size of the standard women's cricket ball is
between the standard men and junior balls, it is recommended that women use helmets that have
been tested against both the men's and junior sized ball, or at least against the junior size ball (as
that could potentially get through the gap above the face guard on a men's helmet).
What do Leagues and Clubs need to do?
Whilst it is strongly recommended that all adult recreational cricketers wear helmets in the on-field circumstances detailed above, it is not mandatory for them to do so. For the avoidance of doubt,
Leagues or Clubs do not need to go above and beyond the ECB’s recommendation by forcing their
cricketers to wear helmets.
However, Leagues and Clubs in recreational cricket should ensure that their cricketers are made
aware of the ECB’s above recommendation in relation to helmets, including the need to check that
any newly purchased helmets meet the latest British Safety Standard. The ECB recommends that
Leagues and Clubs bring the link above (i.e www.ecb.co.uk/helmets) to the attention of their
cricketers and encourage all cricketers to carefully consider their own health and safety regarding
Leagues and Clubs should always ensure that they have adequate public liability insurance.
During the close season players are free to move between clubs.
If your club gains a player that you know played for and is registered with another SNCL club could you please register this player using the transfer process on play-cricket.
In any case if a player moves between clubs then the original club's play-cricket admins will receive an email stating that the player has now been transferred to another club. Should you disagree with the transfer for disciplinary or monetary reasons then please reply to the email stating these reasons.
If you believe that the player is not going to leave your club and the new club have registered the player prematurely, then reply to the email stating this reason with confirmation that the player is staying with you. Copy the player into the reply as well.
In these instances the player will be transferred back to the original club.
Should the new club now have a query then the two clubs will need to come to an agreement with the player before redoing any transfers again.
Please remember that all transfers and registrations are done in good faith and the league registrars act on this accordingly.
Do not register/transfer a player unless you are 100% sure that they will play for you otherwise it causes conflict!