SOUTHBOROUGH CRICKET CLUB
AGM – Attached is the agenda of our 2019 AGM to be held on Thursday 28 November. Please do put the AGM in your diary and make a special effort to support this important event in the Club’s calendar.
On the field, the 1st XI and 2nd XI will be playing in the second and sixth divisions of the Kent Village League respectively in 2020. The recent improvement in both numbers and quality of playing members was fully sustained which enabled us to field two elevens on every Saturday of the season. The first XI finished in the top half of division two, but unfortunately the second XI were relegated from division five to division six, though not without a fight. Sunday availability was not so good although it improved towards the end of the season.
In junior cricket the All Stars (ages five to eight) are thriving with numbers up to 61, including many girls, and we are hoping to run a girls team before too long. We ran an Under-9 team for the first time who acquitted themselves well even though most of the players were actually Under-8. Our Under-11 and Under-15 sections had only very small numbers and we will not be able to have teams next season. The Under-13s were our greatest success, winning the local league, and next season we hope to have most of this side still available and more, probably enough to run two sides.
Many of our senior players played large parts in the support of this colts programme, so we will only mention Chris Williams, our Junior Cricket Organiser.
Club membership and finances are in good shape thanks to the efforts of your Committee and in particular Mark Harrison, the Treasurer, and the sponsorship-attracting achievements of the Chairman. The ground and square remain in excellent condition thanks to the skill and hard work of our groundsman, Brian Hobden.
A special feature of last season was once more the charity event in July which again took the form of a six-a-side tournament, which, thanks to our three-man Social Team, Alex Hibbitt, Jake Marsh and Alain Taylor, who organised it, produced a profit of over £1000, which was split between the Club and the selected charity, the Meadows School Kitchen Project. There will be a similar event in 2020.
We will be arranging indoor nets at the Judd School in the New Year which older colts will be able to attend. The details are not yet available but will be posted on the Club website, southboroughcc.hitssports.com, in due course.
You will probably have noticed that we now have a splendid electronic scoreboard, mainly thanks to the hard work of Steve Smith, our Pavilion Manager. This acquisition was funded by our 150 Club.
We look forward to seeing many of you on 28 November.