Cricket Club prepares for 2008 Season
Winter may almost be
upon us, but Hethersett and Tas Valley Cricket Club are already preparing
for the 2008 season.
Over 80 tons of
topsoil have been spread on the outfield of pitches at Flordon and new
sight screens have been purchased, the club’s annual meeting heard.
The club is also
planning a number of fund-raising events including quiz and casino
evenings to raise funds for an £8,000 electronic scoreboard.
David Johnson stepped
down as chairman and was thanked for his efforts and made an honorary life
member of the club. David agreed to stay on the club committee as
vice-chairman. His place as chairman was taken by club stalwart Tony
Smith. Duncan Pigg was re-elected club president and other officers are:
Ellis Junior; fixtures and results secretary, Richard Ellis Junior;
Treasurer, Susan Ellis; Selection Secretary, Matt Ellis; first team
captain, Matt Ellis; first team vice captain, Dave Cosford; second team
captain, Tristan Hunt; second team vice captain, Shaun Barker; third team
captain, Duncan Shearwood; third team vice-captain, Richard Ellis Senior;
Under-11 Manager, Matt Steward; Under-13 Manager, Sam Smith; Groundsman,
Assad Abbas; Bar Manager, Al Watts; Auditor, David Johnson. Committee,
officers plus Russell Cooper, Dave Cosford, Dale Clarke and Peter Steward.
The club is looking
for a volunteer scorer for its first team which next season will be
playing in Division One of the Norfolk League, with the second team in
Division Five and the thirds in Division 10. The meeting heard that the
club is hoping to strengthen its ranks with a number of new players and
would be running youth league teams at Under-11 and Under-13 levels with
an Under-16s team playing friendlies.
It was agreed to
introduce an annual subscription for players on top of match fees. Club
nets will be held on Sunday evenings at Easton College from the beginning