Benefits

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Benefits

Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

October 7th, 2016, 8:39 am #1

Benefits for next year to be split between Sid and Patto.
It seems a shame that Patto cant have a whole year to himself really..?
Sid has been a terrific player - for us and Notts - but surely he must have had a benefit already...?
I wonder if this was part of the negotiation around an extra year's contract.
I suspect a benefit for Patto could mean a lot for his future health and prosperity.
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Joined: April 28th, 2016, 12:45 pm

October 7th, 2016, 9:12 am #2

I hope that everybody gets behind patto's benefit year the main reason he as never had the big money that ECB pay just a very honest county pro who gives everything .
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

October 7th, 2016, 9:16 am #3

Benefits for next year to be split between Sid and Patto.
It seems a shame that Patto cant have a whole year to himself really..?
Sid has been a terrific player - for us and Notts - but surely he must have had a benefit already...?
I wonder if this was part of the negotiation around an extra year's contract.
I suspect a benefit for Patto could mean a lot for his future health and prosperity.
I really don't understand benefits these days. Will Patto get much? Recent benefits seem to have a focus on fund-raising for charities, at least publicly. Does the beneficiary take a certain proportion - or none at all?

If Ryan has had a benefit it would have been at Notts. Did this happen?

A new anomaly is the grant of a benefit for centrally contracted players. If the funds go to charity entirely, fair enough I suppose, but why a county should run a benefit for someone else's employee is beyond me. I didn't begrudge Tim B personally - far from it, and I wouldn't begrudge Jonny or Joe personally either, but the latter would surely be able to raise as much money with a couple of advertising contracts.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2014, 8:54 pm

October 7th, 2016, 9:23 am #4

Maybe Patto will be seeking to do something with his maths degree from Leeds Uni??
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

October 7th, 2016, 9:25 am #5

I really don't understand benefits these days. Will Patto get much? Recent benefits seem to have a focus on fund-raising for charities, at least publicly. Does the beneficiary take a certain proportion - or none at all?

If Ryan has had a benefit it would have been at Notts. Did this happen?

A new anomaly is the grant of a benefit for centrally contracted players. If the funds go to charity entirely, fair enough I suppose, but why a county should run a benefit for someone else's employee is beyond me. I didn't begrudge Tim B personally - far from it, and I wouldn't begrudge Jonny or Joe personally either, but the latter would surely be able to raise as much money with a couple of advertising contracts.
I don't know how benefits work nowadays but Patto is exactly the kind of player they should reward.
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Joined: November 6th, 2013, 9:50 am

October 7th, 2016, 11:06 am #6

I believe Sidebottom's award is a testimonial rather than a benefit. He almost certainly had a benefit while with Notts. It is not unheard of for players to receive a second recognition after twenty years. Boycott certainly did.
The first time I recall the proceeds (of a Yorkshire player) being split, was Michael Vaughan. A proportion of his benefit went to the Sheffield Children's Hospital. He also wanted to donate a sum to the Yorkshire Academy but was unable to do so as it does not exist as an entity in its own right.
I regret that sums raised during benefit years are no longer recorded in the year book. I find this a disincentive to giving. It would also be a courtesy where a cash collection is taken at a match if an announcement were made of the amount raised. This could be done by a member of the benefit committee.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

October 7th, 2016, 11:08 am #7

I don't know how benefits work nowadays but Patto is exactly the kind of player they should reward.
Agreed, as were Andrew Gale and Richard Pyrah. Ryan too of course, in a different way. However I suspect these things now crop up in contractual discussions and this influences awards as much as anything.
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Joined: August 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm

October 7th, 2016, 3:26 pm #8

Has to be said, out dated concept which needs to be consigned to history. These are well paid professional sports men. I find the whole thing rather embarrassing.
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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

October 7th, 2016, 4:29 pm #9

Agree in many ways, but I ask again, what is the balance between money to the player, and money for their chosen charities? If it all goes to charity it would be quite contemporary in character.
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Joined: July 31st, 2016, 5:54 pm

October 7th, 2016, 4:54 pm #10

I think it's more a way to recognise a great servant than get them some more cash. Like testimonials in football; they don't need money, but commitment deserve recognition
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