Monash University CC News

Team Captaincy Applications

By Stephen Pearson

The Executive Committee of the Monash Gryphons Cricket Club is pleased to announce that applications for Team Captaincy positions for season 2002/03 are now open.
If you wish to be considered for captaincy, you will need to apply in writing to the Secretary, either by post to the above address, or by email to Applications must be received by Friday 30 August 2002.

Your application should outline your knowledge and experience in the strategies and the spirit of cricket, as well as leadership and people skills. You must also acknowledge that you are prepared to fulfil the off-field responsibilities of a Gryphons captain:

  • Attend the pre-season umpire and captains rules meeting held by the relevant association/league;
  • Attend at least one training session per week throughout the pre-season, regular season and any finals matches in which the club is participating;
  • Attend at least 80% of selection meetings, held on the Wednesday preceding every match throughout the regular season and any finals matches in which the club is participating;
  • Delegate to a responsible team member the responsibility for weekly collection of match fees from all players; and
  • Nominate a responsible vice-captain.

    The selection of each captain shall be the responsibility of the Captaincy Committee, made up of the club committee and coaches. In the event that only one suitable application is received, that applicant will be appointed. When more than one application is received, a closed vote by the Captaincy Committee will be held.

    Please note that any member of the Captaincy Committee will be excluded from voting on a captaincy position for which he/she is a candidate. This exclusion also applies where a candidate is the spouse/partner of a committee member.

    Successful applicants will be informed of their appointment in mid-September and announced to the club at the first function for 2002/03 on Sunday 22 September 2002. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified. If you have any queries regarding the procedures for selecting captains, please contact me on
    0409 780769.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Stephen Pearson
    Monash Gryphons Cricket Club