Member of the Morrant Four Counties League
[Home] [Members Area]

27/10/2008 - SCECC AGM 2008 - MINUTES & ROUND-UP

Shenley Church End Cricket Club held their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25th October 2008 to reflect on the 2008 Season and make key decisions on the club's future.

In the absence of chairman Ian Peacock, Andy Peacock took up the chair, the meeting starting at 7:35pm. The full minutes are available from the members area.

With regard to captains, it was "all change". Stuart Hardwick decided not to continue his role as Saturday captain after 3 years in charge due to external reasons, members noting their gratitude for his work in gaining promotion last year and improving the club's standard. Richard Fletcher finally accepted the role as Saturday captain, leaving the vice captain post free.

This post generated some hot competition. Anton DeBeer decided to nominate himself for the role, and he was quickly joined by batsman Colin Wayman. Both left the room for member deliberations, and re-joined to hear DeBeer had won the vote 5-3, with those at the meeting feeling both candidates would have served the position equally well.

Simon Sidwell relinquished the Sunday captain role after 1 season in charge, but there was no resolution in who would take charge in 2009. Similarly the vice-captain role was undecided - Jay Fletcher choosing to defer any re-election to the Sunday vice captain role until candidates for the captain's role were clearer.

Grahame Wild made it the 3rd change of captaincy in the evening, and this role went to a joint collaboration of Dave Morley and Colin Wayman. It was agreed that Morley would handle the off field team affairs and Wayman using his experience to run the side solely on the field.

Members took part in useful discussions on the 2009 season, centring around the Sunday 2009 calendar and the club's forthcoming season in Morrant FCCL Division Two.

It was unanimously decided that the Sunday side would enter the Milton Keynes District Cricket Association Sunday League for 2009. A formal application would be put forward by the club immediately, with the hope of entering Division Two. This would also help reduce the load on filling in 20+ fixtures throughout the campaign and improve chances of obtaining home fixtures, as well as keeping some of our existing friendly fixtures with other clubs.

With regard to 2009 on Saturday's, discussions concluded that the side was very happy and enthusastic towards competing in Division 2, recognising the increase in standard, but members were keen to aim to keep moving forward and evolving the club as and when, whilst mindful of retaining it's core values - something that was attributed to both Saturday and Sunday cricket.

[Members Area]

© SCECC 2009 - Created and maintained by Simon Sidwell