2005 annual general meeting
The 2005 Remnants CC annual general meeting was held at
the Fitzwilliam College Cricket Ground bar at 8:00pm
on Thursday, March 3, 2005.
The turn out of eight members was, once again, disappointing,
although it was very sweet of ex-members Paul Henderson and Phil
Marsahll to send their apologies all the way from Hawaii
(on one of the beaches of which they claimed to have played out a
26-all beach cricket draw).
Anyway, those present made the following (non-)decisions for
the coming year.
The treasurer reported that the club had GBP842.75 in the bank,
slightly down from last year.
The ground hire charge at Fitzwilliam College will rise to GBP40 in the
coming season, so it was decided to offset this by raising match fees
to GBP3.00 for adults and GBP1.50 for juniors.
Net fees remain at GBP2.00.
The policy of not providing an extensive club kit has been continued,
so members are still encouraged to provide their own bats, pads, gloves
Also, the kit was not always well packed last year, and it was also
felt that the ``same old people'' often performed this task. Thus it
was decided that the match captain would, at his discresion, appoint someone
to pack the kit at the end of each game. This could be simply a case of
sharing around this (small) burden or used as an on-field (dis)incentive,
One of the reasons for the small decrease in our bank account is that
we lost a lot of balls last year (mainly into the now-covered ditch on
the northen side of the Fitzwilliam ground) and we have already purchased
enough balls for the entire coming season.
Contrary to reports last year, there has been no progress on the
making of a sightscreen for the Huntingdon Road end of the Fitzwilliam
However as the ground will be moving
(no, not the actual earth and grass, don't be silly) in a few years
time this was deemed less of a priority than previously.
Nets continue at the Leys School from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday evenings.
Dave Norman will attend to watch and offer advise sometime in March.
Matches will be mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Eearly- and late-season games will be shortened
to avoid injuries and abandonments.
There may be another six-a-side tournament for charity on a
mid-season Bank Holiday (probably Monday May 30).
Two or three new prospective members have been attending nets and
will probably be invited to join the club in the near future.
The committee remains largely the same as last year,
with Geoff Hales continuing as secretary,
Phil Watson continuing as treasurer,
Dave Williams and Daniel Mortlock continuing as captain
and vice-captain, respectively.
Whilst it's not compulsory for non-league clubs, we have decided to
elect a child protection officer from the committee, a role which
Phil Watson has agreed to take on (in part because he already has the
There was a discussion about some players expressing disquiet about
their opportunities last season; it was suggested that they should
talk to the relevant match captains (or the secretary) about this
directly, and that the match captains would make a conscious effort
to establish (and to accommodate, where possible) the wishes of the team
Russell Woolf was appointed as vice-captain elect, meaning i) that he
should, pending next year's AGM, progress to the vice-captaincy for 2006
and ii) that he would act as on-field captain in the absensce of
Messrs Williams and Mortlock.