Notice re Middlesbrough Rooks v Redcar A postponed from 3/10/16
It was an extraordinary state of affairs that this match in the first week of the A Division fixture list for the season 2016-17, remained unresolved until a week before a ‘return’ fixture between these teams was scheduled. Following an appeal procedure, a final date of 5/12/16 was, ultimately, set for the match to be played. Redcar A subsequently claimed that Middlesbrough Rooks had defaulted on that date. This claim was found to be valid under the Rules and, accordingly, the result 0-5 to the away team has been published on the website.
Various points of procedure and principle arose during the dispute and are considered to justify a full explanation to Members. A statement from the Secretary may be studied via the links below. It is hoped that the explanation may prevent a repeat of the course of events and provide those Members copied-in to certain emails by the team captain of the Middlesbrough Rooks (‘MCAP’) with the full picture.
The Chairman has received two notices of appeal from MCAP dated 4/12/16:
- 1) against the decision to postpone the original match date on 3/10/16 and claiming the match by default. This has been rejected on the basis, inter alia, that this was not a decision taken by the Match Organiser under the Rules so no appeal lies; and
- 2) against the award of the match set for 5/12/16 to Redcar A by default. This has been rejected similarly.
Members are advised that the Chairman, Secretary and the Match Organiser are unanimously of the view, and so declare, that this matter is closed.
The Executive Committee