North Kildare Cricket Club - Team Selection Policy

Team Selection Policy
Appendix 5

Team selection policy


Eligibility for inclusion on the selection list
All players shall pay their subscriptions to the club or have made arrangements to pay them (e.g. Standing Order) in order to be considered for selection for league games.

Players must not be under disciplinary action to be included in the selection list.

Men’s Team selection committee
The Selection Committee for league and cup competitions will be composed of the coach co-ordinator and the team secretary together with the captains (or vice captains) of the relevant teams.  Where the team secretary or coach co-ordinator holds one of the other positions another member can be invited. The team secretary will chair the meetings, and will be responsible to the club committee for ensuring adherence to the principles and guidelines.  The team secretary will also be responsible for ensuring only eligible players are included on the selection list.
Before selecting teams, there should be an opportunity to review the previous weekend’s matches in terms of team results as well as opportunities offered to and performances delivered by individual players.
The selection committee will convene once a week, on Monday evening or as early in the week as possible.  Wherever possible team selection lists will be posted on the club website by Wednesday night – this action will automatically notify all selected players by email. 

General principles:

1. Selection shall be on the basis of having a well-balanced side;
2. Selection may be influenced by knowledge of the opposition, knowledge of the ground conditions and the expected weather on the match day;
3. Selection shall ensure that the interests of the First XI are given first priority; however, the interests of the Second and Third XI’s and of individual players will be taken into account in selection.
4. Under the same principle the interests of the Second XI will have priority over the Third XI.
5. Members on the league selection list, who’s frequency of selection for matches is low, will be included in the Taverners selection list also.
6. Selection shall be governed by the relevant eligibility rules.
7. Players are not guaranteed selection for all games for any team


When there are more than sufficient players for a side, even after adhering to the general principles, priority for selection will be influenced by a player’s:

1. Regular attendance at training sessions (unless absence approved by the coach);
2. Regular availability to play;
3. Recent form and contributions to the team;

Women’s selection committee:

The Selection Committee will be composed of the coach, the women’s secretary, the two captains (and/or vice captains) of the two women’s teams.   The women’s secretary will chair the meetings and will be responsible to the club committee for ensuring adherence to the principles and guidelines.  The women’s secretary will also be responsible for ensuring only eligible players are included on the selection list
Before selecting teams, there will be an opportunity to review the previous weekend’s matches in terms of team results as well as opportunities offered to and performances delivered by individual players.
The selection committee will convene once a fortnight, on Tuesday evening.  Wherever possible team selection lists will be posted on the club website by Wednesday night – this action will automatically notify all selected players by email. 

General principles:

1. Selection shall be on the basis of having a well-balanced side;
2. Selection may be influenced by knowledge of the opposition, knowledge of the ground conditions and the expected weather on the match day;
3. Selection shall ensure that the interests of the First XI are given first priority; however, the interests of the Second XI and of individual players will be taken into account in selection.
4. The Second XI shall include developing players and non starred members of the First XI in the interests of ensuring a balanced side.
5. Selection shall be governed by the relevant eligibility rules.
6. Players are not guaranteed selection for all games for any team


When there are more than sufficient players for a side, even after adhering to the general principles, priority for selection will be influenced by a player’s:

1. Regular attendance at training sessions (unless absence approved by the coach);
2. Regular availability to play;
3. Recent form and contributions to the team