MEMBERSHIP TO THE MCA
Clubs seeking membership to the MCA (Middlesex Colts Association) must request an application form from the General Secretary (see Committees page).
The other consideration is that clubs seeking membership should be aware of the MCA constitution that states ‘MEMBER CLUBS – any youth club, youth section of a club, or like institution who are affiliated to the Middlesex Cricket Board, have an open membership policy; are situated within the County of Middlesex as defined by the MCB Articles of Association, or if outside these boundaries, play in a senior competition run by a MCB Member Association; and any school or like institution situated within the borough of Middlesex as defined above.’
The constitution also states,’ All member clubs must have ECB ‘Clubmark’ accreditation.
New clubs must have begun the process as part of their probationary year and complete accreditation before the MCA accept them as full member clubs.’
The application once received by the County Executive, is investigated by the appropriate Area Chairman. The Chairman will initially contact the named person on the phone and if necessary visit the club’s ground to check out the facilities.
When an application for membership is accepted by the County Executive, this is normally on a ‘one year trial basis’ in the first instance.
A requirement of membership is that the new club will play friendlies, against established local clubs in the first season, with a view to becoming full members, playing League and Cup matches, from the next season.