The latest AGM was a fairly uneventful one with only a couple of changes. The good news is that we have managed to hold on to the vast majority of our strong committee for 2016.
Neil McPherson will take over from Mike Tiplady as Colts Chairman following Mike's two years in the role and Andrew Murphy is stepping down as Communications Manager.
There was some lack of clarity around some of the captaincy appointments, however, Oli Guy will be taking over from Phill West as 2ndXI skipper, with Phill retaining his position as Cricket Chairman, and Dave Lane has subsequently decided that he will do another year in charge of the fives.
Thank you very much to all of those leaving the committee and captaincy roles for all of their hard work and good luck, and thank you, to those taking over.
Thank you very much indeed to the few that came down to the club on Saturday to help tidy up following a long season. It is much appreciated. The club has now been put to bed for its winter hibernation.
Many of you will have already seen our fantastic new kitchen and it is with great pleasure that we formally announce the completion of this latest stage of improvement works at the club. The work was undertaken by James Allan, a friend of the club, and we extend our thanks to him for an excellent job.
We were delighted to receive a grant of £3,000 from the ECB through their Small Grants Scheme and very pleased to invest a further £1,000. The ECB, in awarding the grant, have recognised the great work that the club does in promoting cricket, particularly among the colts section, and the importance of excellent facilities in support of this.
We will continue to look at ways of improving the facilities at the club and would welcome any help you are able to provide in this endeavour.
A huge thank you to all of you that turned out for the W&HCC Awards Night 2015. We had a great time putting it together and we hope you enjoyed being there. Despite some disappointing performances from our teams in general there have been some outstanding individual performances. A number of our players have had their best invidual performance ever for the club in the 2015 season. Congratulations to you all. Here is a list of the worthy winners:
1stXI Player of the Year - James Woods
2ndXI Player of the Year - Jonny Gardner
3rdXI Player of the Year - Matt Allan
4thXI Player of the Year - Tom Harlow
5thX Player of the Year - Jeevan Namboodiri
Sun 1stXI Player of the Year - Rehan Ahmad
Sun 2ndXI Player of the Year - Ejaz Ahmed
Young Player of the Year - Jack Fairey
Fielder of the Year - Siva Rajendran
Clubman of the Year - Damien Honey
Photos from the night are available in the Photo Gallery
During our game on Sunday, one of our players had his car broken into. Theives smashed a window with a large stone and stole a sat nav and other valuables. Please make sure that your valuables are not on show and take extra care when parking at the club.