Thank you to those of you have voted in the above. The result of which is that Mr John Fawcett has been elected to serve in this position for the forthcoming season. I would like to both congratulate John and thank Terry Kavanagh for his canditure. There is now much to do, i trust that the committee will give John their full support and i would hope that the membership will too.
At the AGM of Monday 13th November the position of Cricket Chairman was left unfilled. Two candidates have now made themselves available, those being Mr Terry Kavanagh and Mr John Fawcett both of whom have very many years of experience and service to the club. At the outset of my chairmanship and with the club having had a very difficult year it is, I think, vital that members be given the opportunity of selecting from the two candidates he whom you believe can make a start on re-building player numbers, inspire the next generation of young cricketers and ensure that the playing side of the club is put on the road to recovery, this will echo the theme of my year as Club Chairman. The contact details of the candidates are below and I would actively encourage you to speak to them both about their plans for cricket in the forthcoming season before casting your vote.
To vote please text 07968321535 with your name and your choice of candidate, only the result will be disclosed to the candidates, the requirement for your name is to check your qualification to vote. In order to vote you must be a member of the club, this includes life members, vice presidents, committee members, playing members which is to include those juniors who have played senior cricket in past season.
I would encourage all of you to take the time to consider the excellent qualities of both candidates very carefully before you vote. The ballot is open now and will close at midnight on Saturday 25th November after which I will announce the results to the candidates before publishing them on the club’s website and social media.
Best of luck to both candidates.
Terry Kavanagh: 07983671855
John Fawcett: 07900923999
The club is deeply saddened to announce the death of Life Member David Roberts.
David was involved with the club from the early 1950s when he started his playing career in the very first junior team at the club in 1953 and went on to become a much valued and much appreciated member of the successful 1st Xl in the 1960s, 70s and onto the 1980s. He became part of a highly respected opening partnership with his life long friend David Jackson and they became masters at working the quick single and unsettling the opposition. They never called, just trusted each others judgement, and to my recollection neither was ever run out whilst batting together.
Both before and after his retirement David played a full part in the running of the club particularly as assistant to Brian Marshall on the ground and with his work behind the bar where he was particularly responsible for the cleaning of the beer pipes for many years and was always proud of the quality of the draught beer and lager served in the clubhouse. Along with his trusty and ever reliable tractor he was he was always available to “fetch and carry” anything which was required. For all his efforts he was elected a Life Member of the club a number of years ago.
As well as at the cricket club David will be much missed around the village with his responsibilities as a Parish Councillor, Spofforth in Bloom, tidying of the church yard – the list is endless. However he will be missed greatest by his family and on behalf of everyone at the club we offer our condolences to Val, James, Rachel and Emma and his grand-daughters Holly and Daisy.
He will be very greatly missed by us all.
Due to recent developments a decision has been taken by the club and considered by the league to the effect that Spofforth will fulfill their existing fixtures in the 1st Division but will not, for this season at least, field a 2nd XI.
The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 14th November 2016 from 8.00pm. All members are encouraged to come along and get involved in the running of the club.
A huge thanks to all involved in Sunday’s T20 Cancer Charity Cricket Day which was a huge success for players and supporters alike raising a total of £540 to be shared between The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and The Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Centre. Three teams, Spofforth, Bishop Auckland and Horsforth played in a tri-tournament with some really entertaining and competitive cricket on display. Spofforth beat Bishop Auckland in the opening game with Luke Heinemann scoring 100 runs off 42 balls to chase down 206 in 16 overs. Bishop Auckland lost to Horsforth CC in the second game setting up a final between Spofforth and themselves. Horsforth overcame Spofforth but not without Heinemann once again chipping in with a classy ton.
Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone who worked so hard to make this a great event particularly Craig Hunt – next year please!!!!
Spofforth CC has arranged a Sportsman’s Dinner on Friday 28 October 2016 in the Wharfe Suite at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Our guest speakers are Arnie and Ryan Sidebottom of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England and David Kendall, the York Bank Manager. David is renowned as one of the very best after dinner speakers on the circuit and testimonials to his talents can be seen at http://www.nyt.co.uk/david.htm
Tickets cost £35 each, tables of 10 £325 and can be obtained from either Terry Kavanagh on 01937 590499, mobile 07983 671855 or my e-mail at Kavanagh.firstname.lastname@example.org or Craig Hunt on 07834 176253 or his e-mail email@example.com