2011 Remnants annual general meeting
Rob Harvey, Dave Norman and Andy Owen:
some oversight committee.
The 2011 Remnants CC annual general meeting was held at
on the evening of Tuesday, March 1 at
the Fitzwilliam College Cricket Ground bar.
Minutes of the previous meeting
The minutes of
last year's AGM,
held on March 17, 2010, were taken as read.
The treasurer's report
Treasurer Dave Williams and his bodyguard, Russell Woolf.
Dave Williams once again provided an
in-depth treasurer's report.
Included were several discussion points which were opened up to the meeting:
Dave suggested actively attempting to get more younger members,
an idea that was met with some support.
Rob Harvey will investigate the possibilities of recruitment from
Chesterton Community College;
Paul Jordan will establish links with the county-level juniors;
the front page of the web-site will be made more explicitly inviting
to new (and young) members.
After some discussion about alternative methods,
the membership shoetags will be retained for another year.
The subs and match fees will remain at 2010 levels:
GBP 15.00 for senior members and GBP 7.50 for students/unemployed;
match fees are GBP 3.00/GBP 1.50 for subs-paying members and
GBP 5.00/GBP 3.00 for non-subs-paying members.
The Fitzwilliam College pitch fees have gone up
to GBP 54.00,
and we will thus charge visiting teams GBP 30.00.
Daniel Mortlock uses his ultra-realistic Geoff Hales
ventriloquist doll to read his secretary's report
while a visibly perturbed Joe White can't not look.
The 2010 season summary
was read out by the secretary as his report.
However a number of issues arose which were opened up for
discussion by the meeting.
The e-mail based team selection system seemed to work okay last year,
but this year there will be a more defined demarcation between the roles
Daniel and Nicky play. Daniel will deal with initial availabilities and
selection, but once the teams for the coming week are put up on the
web-site (generally on Thursdays), all alternations, replacements,
etc. will be handled by Nicky.
After some tension last year (mainly with the teams from the technology
companies, who prefer retirements and no extra delivery for no balls
and wides), it was agreed that we will play matches
by the home team's rules (which is believed to be okay with all potential
opposition). A key aspect of this is that it will be made explicit
on the web-site so that people who don't want to play in such games can
rule themselves out of selection.
The twelfth man scheme, whilst agreed at a previous AGM,
hasn't worked and has been dropped for the moment.
Joe White's captain report was "not massively long",
but painted the picture of another successful Remnants season.
Playing once a week (leaving the team to be led by the club vice-captain
or other player, as necessary) seems to work fine.
Election of officers
Paul Jordan ponders the club's welfare.
- Joe White was re-elected unopposed as captain.
- Daniel Mortlock was re-elected unopposed ad vice-captain.
- Geoff Hales re-elected unopposed as president.
- Daniel Mortlock was re-elected unopposed as secretary
(but again Nicky Mellish will in coordinating teams
during the season).
- Dave Williams was re-elected unopposed as treasurer.
- Paul Jordan's role as child protection officer has now
expanded to be club welfare officer, and as part of this he will
attend a course before the season.
2010 annual dinner was
a success, but there was some debate
about both the menu choices and cost,
with some members requesting more traditional British food.
No firm decision was reached about where to have next year's
dinner, but several candidates were suggestd,
the most promising of which is the upstairs room at The Maypole.
This will be investigated towards the end of the season.
Faruk Kara once again requested that we avoid Thanksgiving
(i.e., Friday, November 26, 2011 and Saturday, November 27, 2011),
although it appears to be more important to avoid scheduling it within
a fortnight of the Romsey Town dinner (as many people would choose
one or the other if they're too close).
Russell Woolf and Adrian Mellish have both attended and passed an
umpiring course (for which the club will reimburse them),
so expect to see them leading the way when it comes to officiating this year.
Due to the unavailability of Fitz during the second half of August,
it's possible the Remnants season might finish earlier than usual this
year. Richard Rex may be able to secure us access to Queens' College's
Ground this year, in which case the late season games will be played there,
although playing away matches in those short evenings is less than ideal.
As a compensation we have an all-day "post-season" match scheduled
against Burrough Green on Saturday, September 24.
Dave Williams, Russell Woolf and Adrian Mellish all
agree it's bed-time.