The GDCC has both a Club Captain as well as captains of individual teams.
Club Captain Responsibilities
- The main roles of the Club Captain are:
- Create a player committee to manage the affairs of the players as they relate to cricket at Gordon and report to the general committee. The goal of the committee is to involve the players far more in the club’s operations to make them feel some ownership of club development.
- Use this player committee to organise and advertise social functions
- Take initial responsibility for player behaviour and report to Committee if unable to resolve
- Attend committee meetings and report on the activities of the players, the performance of the club both on and off the field and present any views of the players in regard to areas to be improved or opportunities to be taken up.
- Assist with planning of the Golf day as main fund raiser and seek assistance from players
- Liaise with Facilities committee of general committee and attend when required meetings with groundsman/council to put the opinion of the players in regard to state of grounds and practice facilities
- Provide the first line of club support for players in need of assistance
- Communicate with players through whatever means is best available such as facebook, Club app to make players feel more part of the club
For the 2019/20 season the club is pleased to announce Alex Patterson is the new Club Captain.
Team captains are appointed as they are perceived to have leadership and inter-personal skills. Their responsibilities are not confined to on-field activities but include management off the field as well. However, should a manager be appointed to a Grade team these duties would be shared accordingly.
Their responsibilities include the following:
- Providing firm but fair leadership
- Ensuring team members attend practices
- Providing a scorer when necessary
- Promoting good team and Club spirit
- Submitting match reports promptly
- Phoning match results to club officials or press for publication
- Entering scores into www.mycricket.cricket.com.au
- Observing the Code of Conduct
- Knowing all the Laws of Cricket
- Knowing all competition rules
- Ensuring availability of on-field drinks
- Catering for afternoon tea in two-day matches
- Completing SCA match report forms at the myCricket website and sending them to the Sydney Cricket Association before the Wednesday after each match
- Completing (or delegating) GDCC Match Reports and sending them to the webmaster after each match
- Completing team report on the season concluded for inclusion in the Annual Report – to be sent to Jim Cattlin no later than 1st May after the completion of the season
All players are expected to provided their captains with support and assistance. Expressions of frustration, disappointment and anger are best conducted away from the team and spectators. Players should keep in mind the potential negative effects that their actions may have.
If players have a problem, consult your captain – complaining to team mates doesn’t solve the matter. Captains are to communicate any concerns to responsible officials for resolution or action.
Players are expected to arrive at grounds at least 1 hour before the match commences.