In Oxfordshire we pride ourselves on having a strong governance framework that underpins all cricket activity within the Board and the County. As a company limited by guarantee we are governed by our own Articles and Bye-Laws, Directors are elected by the members. The Chairman is appointed by the Directors and we hold ourselves accountable to key stakeholders and sponsors in providing the services that they fund.
Financially our aim is very clear, to spend what we receive, whilst at the same time taking a responsible decision to reserve funding for any employment risks. We have an independent assurance report and publish our accounts and annual report at the AGM each December.
As one truly integrated organisation we balance the challenges of participation with those of performance. Our Directors take responsibility for each of our functional areas. They attend weekly team meetings and are generally on hand to support and advise our workforce. Our salaried staff are aligned to three major areas, participation, performance and central services. The workforce attend monthly Board meetings, where we review the operation and on a rotational basis review the work of each area, taking the opportunity to acknowledge performance and provide support on any issues. With the NCC and Womens cricket squads, where there is a large involvement in volunteers, we delegate responsibility to management teams, who in turn report back into the board on matters of budget and governance. We network with the cricket community through a series of forums, which include, Members, W&G Advisors, Parents, BAME and Clubs. The wider adoption of video conferencing technology has enabled them to be more regular, with shorter agendas. That in turn has attracted more interest.
After many years of decline our membership is increasing and we are constantly looking to add value to the membership package, recent innovations include the video streaming of live games and a new e-magazine. We commit to meeting with the members three times per year.
We continue to work with other cricketing bodies within the county, some great progress has been recently made with the Oxfordshire Association of Cricket Umpires of Scorers and we are in the foothills of discussion with the English Schools Cricket Association. The Oxfordshire Coaches Association and the Oxfordshire 50+ teams are now integrated into the Board structure, through the Participation function. Externally we are proud of our partnership with Sussex Cricket who support our youth pathway system with their coaching expertise, in return they receive access to the Oxfordshire talent pool. Overall we believe Oxfordshire to be in a good place with a hunger to continuously improve.
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