Axminster Town cricket club AGM report

PUBLISHED: 09:13 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:13 16 November 2018

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

DAVID MARIUZ

Axminster Cricket Club held a well-attended annual general meeting.

It was opened by president Brian Downton, who, after welcoming everybody, called for a minutes silence to pay tribute to sadly departed club members Vera Carr, Robert Moulding and Ian Pitman.

Secretary Geoff Enticott reported on a mixed year for the club. He said that 1st XI skipper Paul Miller, despite rarely being able to pick a settled side, had done an excellent job holding the team together.

The knock-on effect of poor availability in the 1st XI ranks had led to the 2nd XI losing players at short notice, but again, the efforts of 2nd XI skipper Andy Layard, who did a great job leading what was often a predominantly young side, were commended

The success story of the past year had certainly been the superb form of the Axminster ladies team.

Skipper Emily Broad led her side to league success for the second year running. Ladies team manager Sue Elsworth, skipper Emily, and all of the players have certainly done the club proud!

There’s also been exceptional work done over the past year by Dan Murnane and the youth section committee, who collectively once again worked wonders with the youth teams – the secretary emphasising that the youth section is vital to the well being of the Axminster CCs future.

Club chairman Alfie Wraight, who has just completed his first year in office after taking over from Peter Kiy, was commended for his efforts and there was also praise for Peter Kiy, Brian Prior, Andy Harris, and all those who helped in making sure that the ground was kept in pristine condition throughout the campaign.

Sue Murnane, and her assistant Sue Elsworth, came in for praise for her efforts as welfare office and looking after the club finances and it was confirmed at the meeting that Andrew Moulding will continue as the club development officer while Emma Jarvis will continue as fixture secretary.

Continuing the round of thanks, Nicki Enticott was praised for her superb teas and all sponsors ands patrons were thanked, particularly Scott Rowe Solicitors, together with Josh Dutfield, Safar Restaurant and the Rotary Club of Axminster, who had provided the new kit for the ladies team.

What was also mentioned was that the club does need to recruit new and additional volunteers to assist in the running of the club and there was also an increasingly urgent need to recruit new adult playing members.

Anyone wanting to join a friendly and progressive club is asked to either contact skipper Paul Miller or development officer Andrew Moulding, the latter being available on 01297 553865.

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