Selection Policy

 

 

IBM HURSLEY CRICKET CLUB

 

SELECTION POLICY

 

 

Purpose of this Policy:

  • To promote fairness, consistency and transparency of selection decisions

  • To assist players to understand the Club's Selection Policy and selection decisions

  • To ensure the needs and aspirations of Club are realised within each team

 

Selection Committee:

The selection committee will consist of the Club Captain, First XI Captain, 2nd XI Captain and Third XI Manager for all IHCC teams.

 

SATURDAY ADULT HAMPSHIRE LEAGUE

 

Basis of Selection decisions:

Selection for Saturday adult teams will be on the basis of:

  1. Player availability

  2. Balance of required skills within each team

  3. Club objectives for the season

  4. To field the strongest team available for the First XI and Second apart from exceptional circumstances where club objectives may dictate otherwise.

 

The Selection process:

  1. The First XI Skipper picks the preferred First XI team in the first instance. Those First XI players not selected will be automatically made available for selection by the Second XI Skipper.

  2. The Second XI Skipper then picks a team from those remaining players available to play – those players not selected will automatically be made available for selection by the Third XI Skipper.

  3. The Third XI Skipper finally picks a team from those remaining players available to play.

 

Selection principles

To ensure the smooth running of the selection process, the following are deemed to be guiding principles:

 

  • Wherever possible, players should notify their availability as early as possible by replying in good time to any email/Whatsapp requesting it.

  • The Club will seek availability of players in advance via email/Whatsapp on a regular basis

  • Skippers should check with all players on a Saturday following a match their availability for the following week

  • Selection Committee meetings should take place as early as possible

  • In the Third XI, the Club will aim to play as many capable colts as possible. (Colts are deemed to be those aged 18 years and under)

  • The Club will use “Teamer” or a similar system to notify players of selection

  • All players need to take responsibility to respond to Teamer/other invitations in good time

  • Selection should be issued on Teamer/other system by no later than Tuesday for the following Saturday

  • If any player has not accepted an invitation on Teamer by close of play (5pm) on Thursday, that player will be dropped and the Skipper will issue an invite to an alternative player

  • If a player has to pull out of a match at short notice, the Skipper of that team will chose a player from the next team to “pull up” and the resultant vacancy will be back-filled by the Skipper of the team that the player is pulled up from and so forth.

  • All team sheets will be issued no later than a Thursday evening via email to the distribution list.

 

EVENING MIDWEEK LEAGUE

 

Basis of Selection decisions:

Selection for Tuesday Midweek team will be on the basis of:

  1. Player availability

  2. Balance of required skills for the team

  3. Club objectives for the season

  4. Captains views on players available for selection in relation to benefiting Saturday teams. e.g. poor form or a player returning from injury requiring practice.

  5. To select the strongest possible side available for cup matches and to select players based on the above for all league matches.

 

The Selection process:

  • The Skipper will seek availability of players via email/WhatsApp wherever possible

  • The selection committee will meet/discuss selection via WhatsApp as early as possible

  • Invitations to play will be issued via teamer by a Thursday evening.

  • Midweek team sheet will be issued no later than a Sunday evening

 

SUNDAY ADULT FRIENDLIES

  • Where a player is not selected for a Saturday HCL match, they will be given the opportunity to play in a Sunday friendly fixture

  • We will attempt as a Club to allow Colts to gain their first experience of adult cricket through playing Sunday friendly matches

 

COLTS

  • For standard league matches, we will attempt to field players according to their availability, aiming to ensure all players have access to matches during the season.

  • Where we have more than one team at a particular age group selection for the A and B team will be made on ability.

  • We will aim at all times to ensure a balance of skills (batting, bowling and fielding) and may therefore field a “core team” for the majority of matches with remaining players selected on rotation

  • Selection decisions remain the responsibility of the Head Coach of the age group concerned,

  • For Cup/Plate matches or league-deciding matches, we will aim to field the strongest team available – this may involve calling stronger, more experienced players up from younger age groups

  • We will attempt as a Club where possible to arrange friendly matches to ensure there is adequate access to matches for all players