Steeple Aston Cricket Club AGM

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 6th March 2009

Sports & Recreation Building, Steeple Aston, Meeting Commenced at 7pm

Members Present

Chairman P. Higgins
Secretary J.Spires
Vice Captain J. Scotchbrook
First Aider S.Powles
Committee Members A.Peckham
P.Chesser
R.O’Sullivan
L.Bliss
G.Stuart
Mr Bliss

Apologies Received

M McGrath
M Brewer
D Powles
T Maxwell

Annual Report

The Chairman started off by presenting the teams 2008 results as a percentage win of 89% success rate which is the second best season since 2001 with only 2005 being better. In all 9 games were played losing 1, with 1 being tied and 7 convincing wins. The chairman made everybody aware that Great Tew were turned over for the third year running and that there is a possibility that they will be putting out a stronger side next time. Mention of the Chairman’s XI perhaps benefiting from pre season catching practice was raised after a large proportion of their catches ‘not quite going to hand’ which only encouraged some fantastic individual performances from various players to give SACC victory again.

The annual Presentation evening and Dinner proved to be a great success with a record turn out of 56 guests. It was very much appreciated for all those who helped out and contributed raffle prizes which made it a fun evening and helped raise money for the club.

With the new nets now erected and in full use (weather permitting) a simple register of signing in and out of the ‘net kit’ from the Higgins’ house was agreed along with thanks from everybody present for all the work the chairman has put in for making the Steeple Aston nets actually happen. No studs to be worn at any time in the nets.

The Chairman emphasized that there has to be better communication amongst players and commitment to games, and that the club is always looking for more players.

Annual Accounts

The chairman presented the Annual Accounts for 2008 which showed a healthy balance. Peter Higgins proposed and Jay Spires seconded that they be adopted as a true record, all present unanimously agreed.

Election of Officers

President – Roderick Nicholson has decided to stand down as president and the club is very grateful for all the support he has given, in particular in setting up the practice net on Robinsons Close. Phil Chesser proposed Nick Cleobury and seconded by Jon Scotchbrook as the new President of SACC. All agreed unanimously.

First Aider – Jay Spires proposed Scott Powles, seconded by Jon Scotchbrook. All agreed unanimously.

Captain – Peter Higgins announced he will be standing down as captain at the end of the 2009 season, to be replaced by Jon Scotchbrook in 2010.

All other posts remained the same

Fixtures

All fixtures have been confirmed for the forthcoming season apart from a mid week fixture in the 20/20 format against Middleton Stoney. The fixture list was handed out and emailed for everybody to put down their availability

It was decided that pre-season nets would be on a Thursday evening starting 23rd April and each week from there on at 6.30pm.

Tour 2009

With Phil Reay being absent it was presumed that the Tour is being organized for the 3rd to 5th July. An email confirmation will be sent out.

Any other business

It was discussed that more members were needed and to spread the word.

Teas to be organized by Peter Higgins and it was mentioned that Sarah, Kate & Jo would do the Chairman’s match, with Sophie, Barbara and Sarah to do one or two each.

Peter Higgins to organize insurance for the nets. Alan Peckham suggested that money should be held back for any damage to the net and this was agreed.

Peter Higgins to look into SACC strip and the costs

Meeting closed at 8.00pm