Cricket AGM

Cricket AGM   6th March

This was the first AGM since the onset of COVID and it was good to meet up and complete several formalities and prepare us for the season ahead.

It was also an opportunity to congratulate Cliff Hayward on his retirement as Chairman of the Cricket Section, a role he has carried out with such distinction. Over the years he has played at Lloyds Bank, United Banks, Wickham Park, and the XL Club among others.

A highlight for him was the opportunity to play with all three of his children for WPCC on a Sunday. I will also pick out his top batting score of 110 against Sevenoaks Vine and his best bowling figures of 7 -42 against Old Colfeians.

He has also been a tireless Chairman at WPCC giving so much of his time, with the willing(?) assistance of his family – organising Club Dinners, BBQs, opening up and preparing the pitches for visiting sides, attending the necessary League Meetings, organising working parties – in short whenever something needed doing, Cliff was there. We will miss his energy and enthusiasm in these roles but are glad to report that he will continue to play for WP and is ready to share his experience. Congratulations Cliff – enjoy stepping down a gear but I suspect you will find it hard!

The meeting proposed that to mark this achievement we will make him the first Vice-President of the Club and we have also made him a Life Member. I know you will all agree with this.

The full minutes will be published soon but members will be pleased to know that we decided to freeze annual Subs and Match Fees to the same level as last year. Payment details will be published soon. We will also organise a day when we can come together to prepare the club for the season – painting, netting, scoreboard etc. Please be prepared to give up a couple of hours of your time to help the Club.

One decision still to be finalised, is the First Team and Sunday Captain. Please think carefully about this – how the season develops depends very much on these roles.