Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th January, 2010.
Nominations close: Friday 27th November, 2009.
3. ACCEPTANCE & DRAW
Draw completed: Monday 11th January, 2010.
The 2010 draw will be posted to the web page and letters
of acceptance will be sent on 12th January 2010.
The 2010 Goldfield Ashes will be held over the 23rd, 24th
& 25th January, 2010. The public holiday will be Tuesday
the 26th January, 2010. Therefore the 2010 Goldfield Ashes
will be conducted over the Saturday, Sunday and Monday preceeding
the Australia Day Holiday.
We are aware that the Saturday, Sunday and Monday carnival
will not suit all. The Committee has therefore decided to
allow teams participating in the B2, Social and Ladies grades
the option of playing only the Saturday and Sunday of the
Carnival. Teams making this election will still be required
to pay the same nomination fee and cannot obviously be eligible
for team or individual trophies.
The expenses of running the Carnival will not be dramatically
reduced by some teams only playing over two days and we were
therefore unable to adjust nomination fees.
Could you please ensure that when nominating your team for
the 2010 Goldfield Ashes, that all players are made aware
of these dates to enable them to make any appropriate arrangements
with regard arranging days off etc.
Teams not fulfilling their obligation to play on the nominated
days will not be invited to participate in future Carnivals.
A1 and A2 GRADES
Teams competing in these Grades are reminded that there is
prize money and trophies awarded in these divisions. Teams
who are awarded winners or runners up in these Grades, who
choose not to have a representative available to collect these
prizes and be available to make an acceptance speech will
forfeit half of the relevant prize money.
The Carnival has major sponsors who go out of their way to
sponsor the Carnival. The Committee therefore has an obligation
to give these sponsors due acknowledgement of their contribution.
The 2010 Goldfield Ashes A1 Grade will again be played on
turf wickets (weather permitting). Players participating in
this grade should therefore include in their playing kits
their cricket spikes.
The Committee reserves the right to reduce the 50 over game
normally played in this grade back to 35 overs, if grounds
become unavailable due to excessive surface water on the playing
field. Teams nominating in this Grade are put on notice however,
that should there be any reason to adjust the number of playing
fields due to field unavailability, then it will be done in
order of Grade, commencing with B1, then A2, and A1 if necessary.
B2 and SOCIAL GRADES
The introduction of the Social Grade has proven successful
in recent years. The Grade has ensured that teams drawn to
play one another, possess similar skill levels and have an
enjoyable approach to the game. Teams wishing to nominate
in this Grade should be aware that this is not a competitive
The Committee will still reserve the right to upgrade/downgrade
teams in all Grades should they believe it is in the best
interests of the Carnival.
Whether a Ladies Grade will be conducted again next year
will be totally dependent on the number of nominations received
for that Grade. A minimum number of four sides will be required
to conduct this Grade. Ladies teams are reminded that they
must fulfil all conditions as set out in the nomination form,
which includes the provision of cricket equipment and umpires
for each fixture.
The fees this year will be A1, A2, B1 - $400 (50 over a side
games) and B2, Social, Ladies - $350 (35 over a side games).
An additional requirement for each player participating in
the 2010 Carnival will be the signing of a letter of release.
A copy of the letter is included with your nomination form.
The release is now required to be signed by all players participating
in Queensland. The completed forms will be required to be
submitted back to the Committee prior to the start of play
on the first day.
The Committee has included the following in the cost of the
• New balls for each day’s play in each grade
• Five Goldfield Ashes programs which will include each
day’s draw, a map and Carnival Rules.
As mentioned previously, the nomination fee will again cover
the provision of one new ball for each day’s play in
all Grades. This ensures consistency in the type of ball used
in each Grade.
Teams are reminded however that this is the only cricket
equipment provided by the Committee. It is therefore imperative
that your playing equipment list not only includes a regulation
cricket set, but also:
• A set of stumps
• A strong straw broom
• A large tarp and/or an appropriate shade cover
• Spare balls
• Canvas cricket mats in the appropriate grades (A1*,
A2 and B1)
• A set of boundary markers
* A1 teams are still required to have mats at their disposal
should weather intervene and games be transferred to concrete
All competition rules are set out in the Carnival program
that is issued to each team participating and on the internet
site. We are fully aware that once rain intervenes, there
is no real fair result or method of allocating incentive points.
Teams therefore have to be aware of the rules to ensure they
are not disadvantaged, should rain intervene.
We are happy to listen to proposed rule changes, but not
during the competition.
See you all early next year!
Craig McAllister Kerri Forno
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