Budleigh CC appoint new chairman to lead club into exciting future

PUBLISHED: 11:58 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 11:58 30 December 2014

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Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club held their 2014 Annual General Meeting and a major new appointment was made.

There’s a new man at the helm going forward with the appointment of Kevin Curran as chairman.

Curran has been at the centre of the clubs activities as secretary for the past 13 years during which time he won the coveted Devon Cricket Board Volunteer of the Year award in 2010 and was also runner-up in The Devon Active awards the following year.

Speaking after the meeting the new chairman said: “We have an excellent and enthusiastic committee for the coming season and are keeping our fingers crossed that we might even have a winter free of flooding! Very little needs to change as we have run very efficiently in recent seasons. Budleigh CC has ‘punched above its weight’ for some time, but there’s little doubt that our Community League and large colts set-up makes us one of then largest cricket clubs in the county.

“Much of the success we have been able to build is due to the tremendous support we get from our own community including the many local businesses who year after year sponsor the club and on behalf of the club I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone for this support.”

With the exception of Donna Wilson, who joins as welfare officer, all of the committee members were re-elected. There are new skippers for 2015 in the shape of Lloyd White (1st XI) and Alex Richardson (2nd XI) with former club captain Joel Murphy, taking on a wider role as chairman of the club’s cricket development committee. Colts co-ordinator Karl Short will work with Murphy to ensure the players coming through the colts academy have opportunities to develop both within the club and the league and the county development and representative sides.

In consultation with The Devon Cricket Board they will also be exploring how the Ottermouth club can support the three primary schools that are closest to them.

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