The Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Members tonight passed all four resolutions at an Extraordinary General Meeting in the Long Room at Headingley.
Votes were registered in advance electronically and by proxy, and by Members in-person on the night.
The results of the voting on EGM resolutions were:
• Resolution 1 was passed, 70% of votes in favour: 310 votes were cast with 217 for and 93 against.
• Resolution 2 was passed, 70.6% of votes in favour: 316 votes were cast with 223 for and 93 against.
• Resolution 3 was passed, 99.1% of votes in favour: 316 votes were cast with 313 for and 3 against.
• Resolution 4 was passed, 97.5% of votes in favour: 315 votes were cast with 307 for and 8 against.
• John Jackson has been elected to the Board with 80% of votes in favour: 427 votes were cast with 340 for and 87 against.
• Richard Levin has been elected to the Board with 86% of votes in favour: 428 votes were cast with 367 for and 61 against.
Lord Kamlesh Patel, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chair said: “It was great to meet with so many of our Members tonight who share our vision of a Yorkshire County Cricket Club for all.
“The Club has undertaken extensive research to create a membership proposition that is inclusive and accessible for all those who share a passion for cricket in Yorkshire. It is important that all Members have the option to vote on the future of the Club and I am thrilled that anyone who joins from 2023 will have the ability to shape the future.
“The membership supporting the Code of Conduct is a big step in ensuring that the Club’s values are respected by all associated with it. Passing this resolution reaffirms our shared principles of courtesy, dignity and respect, sending a positive message to our membership and beyond.
“I would like to thank Neil Snowball, Managing Director of County Cricket at the ECB for attending and discussing the High Performance Review. It is important that the voices of Yorkshire’s Members are heard at the top table of the ECB, and I’m confident that Neil will have greater clarity on our position after kindly attending the EGM.
“Finally, I’m delighted to welcome Richard Levin and John Jackson onto the Board. Richard and John will be familiar to many and will ensure that Members are well represented at Board level.”
Resolution 1 = THAT the Rules of the Club be amended to reflect the adoption of a new Members’ Code of Conduct as set out in the notice of EGM
Resolution 2 = THAT the Rules of the Club be amended to allow Members to have their say on matters relating to the Club at the point of taking out a membership as set out in the notice of EGM
Resolution 3 = THAT the Club’s Chairman is to oppose any permanent reduction in the number of first-class county championship fixtures for future seasons, unless considered by prior ordinary resolution of the membership
Resolution 4 = THAT any specific proposals for reform received from the ECB for a vote of the county chairs will (to the extent practicable) also be put to an ordinary resolution by members