2006 annual general meeting
The 2006 Remnants CC annual general meeting was held at
the Fitzwilliam College Cricket Ground bar at 8:00pm
on Tuesday, March 21, 2006.
Ten members (including one new one) turned up which,
whilst hardly a U2-scale attendance, was the best it's been
in some time.
The treasurer reported that the club had GBP1140.17 in the bank,
slightly up from last year . . . although it would have been a small
loss but for a mysterious GBP10.50 cheque from one S.D. Isles which
has been recorded as a ``donation''.
With the Fitzwilliam College ground hire charge remaining at GBP40,
match fees will remain at GBP3.00 for adults and GBP1.50 for juniors.
Net fees remain at GBP2.00, although this year the fact that we're
sharing nets with Romsey Town and Fen Ditton CCs means that the net
fees are being treated as outside the format club finances.
At the moment we're making a profit of between GBP5.00 and GBP10.00
a night; most likely this money will go towards funding a free game
open to all those who've attended nets regularly.
We will save some money on insurance this year,
a cheaper and more comprehensive policy having been found.
The treasurer has been drinkning again -- ros'e, this time.
It was agreed that a member who has played fewer than five
games during the season due to unavoidable (or at least unforseeable)
circumstances shall have their membership carried over to the next
(This is intended to cover injuries, bereavements and the like;
it does not cover losing interest and wanting money back or
being largely unavailable, as interpreted by the club committee.)
The match kit was agreed to be ``crap'' and so Phil Watson
will purchase several bats, pads and gloves, up to a total
value of about GBP400.00.
In an effort to maintain this,
a check-list will be attached to the inside of the kit,
with particular emphasis on its use at away fixtures.
Given the continued regular loss of balls
it has been decided to experiment with slightly cheaper balls this
year -- they only have to last 40 overs maximum --
although the situation will be reviewed if they prove to be
Nets continue at Fenners (Gresham Road) from 8:00pm to 9:00pm on
Dave Norman may attend some nets to offer coaching during April;
more news on this when it comes to hand.
Given some of the problems that have cropped up with inexperienced
umpires, Geoff has produced a set of
which all prospective umpires are urged to read.
Matches will be mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays evenings,
and most will be held at Fitzwilliam College's cricket ground
on Oxford Road.
There will be another six-a-side tournament for charity on the
mid-season Bank Holiday Monday.
There will probably be another late-season afternoon game to
i) stave off cricket-withdrawal
and ii) use up the surplus monies generated at nets.
After a record year for no-shows at matches,
there is now an explicit policy that any player
who simply doesn't turn up to a game they'd agreed to play
(without going to reasonable lengths to contact Geoff or the ground)
will not be approached to play in the future.
The prime means of general communication with members will
be this web-site
(specifically the news page).
Anyone who doesn't have internet access will still have
newsletters and circulars sent out to them, but this should
be just a small number of Luddites, and a hefty saving in
postage should result.
Half a dozen new prospective members have been attending nets and
will be invited to join the club for the coming season.
The administrative committee remains the same as last year:
Geoff Hales continuing as secretary
Phil Watson continuing as both treasurer and child-protection officer.
Following the informal two-year rotation, the on-field leadership
has changed, with Daniel Mortlock taking over as captain and
Russell Woolf becoming vice-captain
(and, in their absence, a Remnant who hasn't previously captained is
to lead the team when neither of the above pair are available).