Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Location: Lyme Rd, Uplyme
|Posted: 31/10/07, 14:01 Post subject: Cricket Club AGM - Oct 2007
|AGM 29 October 2007
Apologies: Toby Newson, Brian Rattenbury, Steve Rattenbury, Darren Wiscombe, Mark Batey, Mike Spearpoint.
President Andy Mason welcomed everyone and thanked all members of the club who worked hard to make the previous season a success on and off the field.
Chairman and Secretary
Paul Messer confirmed that the club had been allocated a £350 grant from the Town Council to go towards the cost of a new mobile net. The grant has to be confirmed by the council. Paul is also trying to get grants from West Dorset and the Cooperative to meet the full cost of the net [£1000].
The club has been fined £20 by the league for not attending the last league meeting. Club rep Alex McClennan was not notified of the date. Action Paul to investigate the situation with the league.
Paul issued dates and times of events for next year; Sign on night, Club Tidy, Indoor nets, InterPub Competition and a Junior Cricket Festival. These dates are provisional and are posted on www.uplyme.com/cricketclub.htm all of them will be confirmed after the first meeting of the new committee.
Roger Jones declared a Reserve Account of £4 392 and a Current Account £2,204 however he has been authorized to purchase a new mower for the outfield and insurance for the club will be £1000 next year.
The Presentation Evening ran at a loss of £105. Tickets and raffle raised £1,115 but the cost of the hire of the hall, disco food and drink was £1216. However there is some beer and wine remaining and when that is sold we should run even.
Roger has not yet looked into the loss of revenue during the season as a result of bad weather.
1st XI Captain
Henry Barlow reported some good cricket but the team lacked consistency due to unavailability and the inability to field a settled side. 7out of 18 games were lost due to rain yet there was a good spirit in the side despite the loss of points deducted by the league and the inevitability of finishing mid table with 5 or six games to play. With new players next year and consistency in selection the target should be to get into C Division.
2nd XI Captain
Dave Norman spoke for Toby and reflected on the frustrations of the season which was so badly hit by the weather. Even in many of the games that were started Uplyme seemed to loose out on points when the rains arrived. The good news is that Seaton have dropped out of the league and as a result the 2nd XI will not be relegated but will stay in D Division.
Eddie Clarke outlined the position after two years of the Youth Policy. The first phase involves the promoting of the game and the club through fun coaching sessions for junior school children on a weekly basis during the summer. Last year up to 40 children attended the sessions and were taught the basics of the game. In phase two the partnership between Woodruff School and the Club has now been strengthened by entering an Under13 team in the West Dorset league and it is proposed to also enter an Under15 side in the coming season. The third phase is to encourage the youngsters to turn out for the Sunday and Saturday sides and to increase the playing strength of the club. Already Mark Bray and Jack Lamb-Wilson have played 1st XI cricket whilst a number of other youngsters have played for the 2nd and Sunday XIs.
Eddie Clarke reported that most games had been lost to the weather, but of those that survived three were won and two were lost. Eddie said he was willing to run the side next year and would like it to be known as the Development XI. He encouraged members of the Saturday XIs to make themselves available to add their experience to the team and support the younger players.
Alex McClennan has agreed to continue in post. The League fixtures have been published but he would like Eddie to contact him to discuss the Sunday Fixtures.
Henry stood down as 1st XI cCaptain due to increasing commitments to the newly formed Lyme Regis Gig Club. He will continue as Team secretary to assist with the logistics of fielding the weekend teams.
Election of Officers
OFFICE PROPOSER SECONDER
President Andy Mason R Jones H Barlow
Chairman Paul Messer H Barlow E Clarke
Secretary Eddie Clarke H Barlow P Messer
Treasurer Roger Jones H Barlow D Jones
1st XI Captain Ashley Caddy H Barlow S Batey
2 nd XI Captain Toby Newson R Jones H Barlow
Sunday Captain Eddie Clarke D Jones J Bray
Team Secretary Henry Barlow S Batey A Caddy
Fixture Secretary Alex McClennan H Barlow R Jones
Changes to the Constitution
Roger Jones will go to Charmouth for the meat vouchers as prizes for the club bingo night.
Beryl Denham, a Vice President of the Club, represented the Trustees of the Playing Fields to make the following requests:
Uplyme CC to send a representative to the Playing Fields Committee meeting. Paul Messer agreed to attend.
Grass cuttings from the filed and square to be more carefully deposited to allow the edges of the field to be cut properly
Netting by the village hall to be taken down every year to allow the hedge to be cut.
Club not to not store inflammable material in the old pavilion as to do so would invalidate the fire insurance policy.
Cost of weed killing the outfield to be shared between the club and the trustees.
Meeting ended at 7.45
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