The operations portfolio is concerned with matters directly relating to cricket matches run by the association. Anstey La Frantz Shield and Reevesie Cup games are run by the Academy Committee, however committees within the Operations Portfolio are engaged by the Academy Committee as required.
Super-6 games are run by member clubs.
The leasing of grounds is negotiated and signed with Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Rather than approaching each school for access to school ovals at no cost, an agreement is sought with the State Minister for Education and the State Minister for Sport and Recreation. This step is vital as Parents and Citizens Associations at the schools are always keen to charge for school oval hire to increase their revenue base.
This step needs to be repeated at the change of government.
A grounds survey form is sent to each club with a request to review each of the grounds in their area for suitability for junior cricket. Clubs are required to complete the form and return to the Administrator so that the grounds and draw committee know if grounds are available for use and the sizes of the fields so they can determine age group suitability. Random checks of a sample group of grounds are also conducted each season to measure the accuracy of the data being returned to the association.
Once the Anstey La Frantz, Reevesie Cup and trials game dates have been set each season, turf wicket grounds are to be booked for these events.
For Anstey La Frantz and Reevesie Cup games the priority is to book sufficient grounds at a single location for all games of a given round in each competition to be played at that location.
When the grounds have been booked the calendar of events is to be updated and republished on the web site and the organisers of the competition games are notified of the booking and the cost that will be charged to the association.
This is a standing committee, the membership of which is reviewed after each annual general meeting of the association.
Once clubs have provided team numbers and names for each age group, and completed the grounds review form, draws for each age-group can be promulgated and grounds allocated for each match.
The Administrator will send draft copies of the draws to each of the clubs for feedback including a date that the feedback is required by. Not all of the requests from clubs for changes can be accommodated but to assist with positive outcomes the Committee requests the clubs to provide suggestions of workable solutions for their requests.
The draws are completed and post to the BNJCA website at least one week before the draw is to commence. Clubs are also notified of the release.
The purpose of the Rules Committee is to:
Update Rule Book
The Rules committee will take requests and recommendations from the Management Committee throughout the year and develop rule changes as required ready for the next release of the rule book.
Prior to the start of each season, the committee must get a printed book produced with enough copies for two officials for every team nominated by the clubs.
The rules book is also posted on the BNJCA website at least one week prior to the season starting each year.
Disputes and Discipline Committee
The purpose of the Disputes and Discipline Committee is to:
If there is a dispute raised by a club or a club official the committee will provide advice to the parties in relation to following the Disputes and Disciple Tribunal Policy. This advice will be impartial and will not address the issue under dispute, only the process of resolution.
If a resolution cannot be reached between clubs, the committee will constitute the tribunal panel and conduct an investigation, evaluate the evidence and make a decision as to whether a complaint is upheld or an allegation is substantiated. The tribunal panel will also make a decision in regard to imposing an appropriate sanction/penalty.
The decision of the tribunal will be made within 45 days of the dispute being referred to the BNJCA Secretary. The tribunal will advise the clubs that are party to the dispute, the player being sanctioned or penalised and the BNJCA Administrator.
BNJCA will maintain a sanctions guideline for clubs to impose on junior players and officials.
The Healy cup is organized by BNJCA and operated by Albany Creek Cricket Club each January.
Season Review (2013-2014) Committee
April 2014 – July 2014
Age-Group Review (2015) Committee
Upper age limit
The original trigger for the formation of this committee was a suggestion from Albany Creek Cricket Club to increase the upper age limit in line with the increase in the exit age for school leavers
Lower age limit
While review the upper age limit for BNJCA competitions it is worth reviewing the lower age limit as well to see if we can attract players to cricket a younger age.
CA and QC initiatives
Investigate whether current initiatives from CA and QC can be leveraged to provide game formats for younger age groups so as not to stress the current formats that are in place.
The upper age groups need to be reviewed in regard to how pathways can be provided for progression to the various senior cricket options
Impact of School Cricket
There is currently an impact from school cricket on playing numbers in BNJCA competitions. Any changes that are being considered need to be assessed to see if there will be an impact on the current balance and whether any change in the balance will cause greater harm to club cricket.
Report to the Management Committee by the November Management Committee meeting
April 2015 – November 2015