Changing Of The Guard
The 2020 Consett and District Cricket Club AGM has been like no other in recent memory. There have been some striking changes to the core set up of the club’s management committee on a scale not seen for quite some time.
The three main positions of Chairman, Treasurer and club secretary have all seen a change in personnel this time around.
Unfortunately due to circumstances of ill health, Alan Waters has stepped down from his role as club Chairman. Alan still keeps a keen eye on proceedings and is also still the current person in charge of running the long standing 100 club - The famous briefcase hasn’t retired just yet.
A last minute and somewhat surprising change was that of the Treasurer. Having spent a lifetime involved in finances, Colin McPherson has taken the decision to stand down from his position within the club and will instead concentrate his efforts to the charitable boards that he has been appointed to since retiring from the labours of proper work.
Thirdly we have the position of Secretary being vacated by Mike Rogers. Mike signalled intentions at the 2019 AGM that he was giving a years notice to the committee of his intention to retire from his post. Mike has been involved in the club hierarchical structure for almost 50 years whether it be as Secretary, Chairman or President.
Alan, Colin and Mike have now left the committee completely with immediate effect from the end of the AGM.
As a club we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the fantastic work that these three gentlemen have done over the years, something which has always been done on a voluntary basis in their own spare time. We would like to place on record our upmost thanks for their efforts. The club is losing a wealth of experience due to their departures but have willing candidates ready to step into sizeable shoes and continue the excellent work going forward.
The role of Chairman will be taken on by Ian Cox, the role of Treasurer taken on by David Williamson - a man with a background in finance and will follow in the footsteps of his father Phil as well as guidance from the outgoing Colin now that he has taken on the role and finally the new Secretary, Stephen Horn - Stephen as a school teacher and life-long club member will ensure that things are done in the correct manner and in efficient style under the guidance of the outgoing Mike and scrutiny of another life-long member, his father and groundsman Keith.
There are a couple of other changes such as Stephen Gray becoming 2nd X1 vice-captain and some new members added to the committee in the form of Mark Dixon, John Stokoe and Nathan Smith who are all keen to help the club focus on the junior section going forward.
Further updates will be provided with what is happening both on and off the field in the coming months including an address from the incoming chairman at the start of December as well as plans for junior training, recruitment and hopefully a return to social events in the not so distant future….