A Wonderful Club
and Tas Valley Cricket Club president Duncan Pigg was in reflective mood at
the club’s annual meeting.
Pigg, who is now in his 80s, said he was proud to be associated with such a
progressive club that had achieved so much in the past few years. His comments
were prompted by two photographs from very different eras hanging in the
club’s pavilion at Flordon, where the meeting was held.
first from 1960 featured Duncan as captain of Hethersett at the age of 34 and
the second from a much earlier time featured a cup winning side from 1906 and
included Frederick Curson who was killed in the First World War.
was very poignant that Frederick Curson was one of the names of the fallen
that I read out at the previous Sunday’s Remembrance service at the parish
church,” said Duncan who is also Church Reader.
be president of a club with such a heritage is a great honour for me and it is
wonderful to see what is happening at the club,” he said.
words were echoed by another club stalwart Harold Kerslake who is
work undertaken by the club to encourage young people to play cricket is a
great joy to me. These youngsters are the club lifeblood of the future,” he
elected at the meeting included: President, Duncan Pigg; Vice-President,
Harold Kerslake; Chairman, Tony Smith; Vice-Chairman, David Johnson;
Secretary, Richard Ellis; Fixtures’ Secretary, Richard Ellis; Treasurer,
Susan Ellis; First Eleven Captain, Matt Ellis; vice-captain, Nick Burrett;
Second Eleven Captain, Dave Austin; vice-captain, Tristan Hunt; Third Eleven
Captain, Ross Jones; vice-captain, Stuart Cooper; Sunday Captain, Nick Burrett;
Cricket Development Officer, Tony Smith; Club Development Officer, Peter
Steward; Groundsman, Richard Ellis; Bar Manager, Tony Smith; Scorer, Al Watts;
Auditor, David Johnson.
meeting agreed to raise annual subscriptions from £25 to £30 and £5 for
juniors with match subs at £5 for weekend games, £3 for evening games and £2
for junior matches.
season the club will once again be fielding three adult Saturday teams with
two competing in the Norfolk Alliance and one in the Norfolk League. There
will also be an adult Sunday team and a full programme of midweek and evening
matches, Youth teams will be run at Under-11, Under-13 and Under-15 levels
with the Under-11s competing in the South Norfolk Community and Alliance Youth
Leagues and the Under-13s and Under-15s in the South Norfolk Community League.
club is also working towards gaining the prestigious nationally accredited
Cricket Clubmark award. A new changing block is being built and will be ready
for the 2011 season with existing changing facilities being used to increase
the size of the clubhouse, bar and social areas.