To all Steeton Cricket Club Members
A reminder that the club AGM will take place via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 2nd March at 7:30pm.
Anyone wishing to attend please email secretary∂steeton.cc
As we enter the new year I would like to wish all members, their families and friends all the best for the future year and hope that things get back to normal for everyone soon. I would like on behalf of the committee keep you informed of where we stand as a club and also invite you to take an active part in the clubs future once business resumes.
Sadly earlier this month we lost a stalwart of the club in Len Wilson who past away after a fantastic innings of 93. Len was an excellent wicket keeper batsman in his day and a keen supporter of the club. I found him to be an insightful and considered watcher of cricket with an enthusiastic and keen understanding of what goes on on the field. On behalf of you all I would like to send our condolences to Michael, Julie and their family at this difficult time.
As predicted in my previous letter lockdowns and regulations prevented us organising the many functions and club events we normally host during the winter months which combined with reduced income during last summer could have left us in a less secure position financially. However it is not all bad news and we have been lucky enough to secure funding in the way of grants from central government which have allowed us to maintain our strong financial position. Projects we had planned to upgrade our ground and facilities, although delayed, are now starting to progress ahead of the new season, again without compromising our long-term financial stability. We need to prepare for what we hope is a full and successful season from April and a minimum requirement is a new outfield mower and an electronic scoreboard although improved drainage to the pitch, improvements to the access road and the décor of the club remain in the longer term plan.
Once again I am asking if you are able to help in any way. We as a committee are looking for volunteers to help in a number of specific areas for the forthcoming season. We are looking for individuals to help with the bar and catering, care and preparation of the ground, someone to help in raising much needed funds and those keen to develop our junior players. So if you can help in one of these areas or in any capacity over the next year please reach out to one of the committee members ASAP.
Another issue is November’s postponed Annual General Meeting which will have to go ahead on the first Tuesday in March although once again it is likely to be over ‘Zoom’ Prior to the AGM the constitution requires the committee to appoint the senior captains. Therefore we have appointed Gary Bolton as 1st Team Captain, Paul Hardwick as 2nd Team captain and Ollie Gledhill as 3rd team captain. However all other positions in the club are appointed at the AGM.
If you want to be considered for any of the clubs official roles or you just want to attend the meeting please contact the secretary Mr P Hardwick on 07917006219. He will be able to give you further details regarding the committee jobs available and ensure you are on the invited list for the AGM online meeting.
Finally, please stay safe and remain optimistic as we look forward to that time again when we can sit in front of that amazing clubhouse with the sun on our faces and a cold drink in our hand enjoying another great Steeton victory.
Chairman Steeton CC
On Behalf of the Committee
Senior & Junior Membership Application Forms – see Club News