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Friendlies

Friendlies are open to all playing members of the club. To play in a match sign on the match sheets posted on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.  Each match is the responsibility of the Captain of the Day who selects the team.  Captain of the Day responsibilities are explained as follows but can be downloaded by clicking here. Alternatively, just select the text and print!!

CAPTAIN OF THE DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The Fixtures Secretary will put match forms asking for players on the Friendlies noticeboard in the clubhouse

  1. Select 9 or 12 players, plus reserves, as appropriate, taking into account who has played recently. Post their names on the match form and advise them by email that they are playing. Ask them to confirm their availability by email to the Capt of the Day.

  1. Find the opposition’s contact for friendly matches from the list on the noticeboard. Contact him/her to get the opposition’s Captain of the Day.

  1. Contact the opposition Captain of the Day to give him/her your contact details and to confirm match details no less than two days before the game.

  2.  Advise the  opponent’s Captain of the refreshments being provided. 

  3. Consider the need for bruise mats if the green is soft due to weather conditions or if there are repair areas that need protection.

  4. For away games, members should make their own travel arrangements. Provide the Post Code of the other club. When lift sharing is allowed then provide appropriate instructions to the team members e.g. the time to meet in the rec car park. Take sufficient score cards, pens and holders.

  5. If weather is bad liaise with the opposition’s Captain of the Day regarding cancellation. For home matches also liaise with the groundsmen. It is the home team Captain’s responsibility to cancel. If a match is cancelled then inform all team members and whoever is providing the refreshments, as soon as possible.

  6. Fill out the score cards in conjunction with the opposition Captain and agree whether the match begins with the conventional trial ends or one point on first 2 ends. . For home friendly matches, visitors always take the mat.

  7. At away matches thank the opposing team and wish them well for the rest of the season.

  8. Attach score cards to the match clip board and advise Noel Thompson of the result for recording on the website.