Exmouth Cricket Club AGM is well attended
PUBLISHED: 10:56 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:56 11 December 2014
Exmouth Cricket Club held its 2014 AGM at the Maer Ground at the end of November and, after hearing presentations on the financial, cricket and the long term aims of the club, voted in favour of all the recommendations made by the executive committee.
Among the main appointments, Jim Wood was re-elected as club president and Richard Butler as club chairman. New appointments included Paul Corder as club secretary and Bruce de Saram as the treasurer. Other officers and captains of the club will be appointed at the first meeting of the new executive committee in December.
Special recognition was given to Brian Webber, the club’s auditor who was made an honorary vice president and to Mike Dixon, who was made a life member after more than 20 years service to the club.
In his address to the AGM, Richard Butler gave his special thanks to members of the executive committee, the regular volunteers and others who contribute to the club both on and off the field throughout the year, the club’s main sponsors Tolchards and CAP and club solicitors, Everys.
Butler referred to the success which the club had had during the season especially in the Regional and County T20 competitions and in the 3rd XI winning promotion.
Off the playing field, the club had seen the opening of state of the art nets and new changing facilities as well as acquiring a new professional bowling machine thanks to grant aid from Viridor, Sport England and the Gibbons Trust respectively.
Looking to the future, Butler outlined significant changes planned for 2015, especially the proposal to renew much of the playing square to resolve the problem of an invasive ‘fungal ring’, a new water point, and a revamped entrance to the Maer Ground as well as the day to day repairs to the ground and buildings.
In conclusion, Butler emphasised the need for financial prudence at the same time as moving the Club forward and the need to be innovative in the way funds were raised, new members attracted to the club and the need to work closely with local schools, the Devon Cricket Board and Leagues to promote and support the well-being of the game.