The Cricket Club held its AGM on Friday night, the first and hopefully the last on Zoom. Chairman Graham Park in his opening remarks stated that it had been one of the most difficult years in the club's history and without the grant, the club received it would have been touch and go whether the club would have survived. He also paid special mention to President Neil Grant who after five years in the roll was stepping down, Neil had been involved with the club since the 1950's first as a player, then umpire, and a valuable committeeman before taking on the role of President in 2016, we do hope to see Neil up at the Castleholm in his role as our most dedicated supporter.
The treasurer made his report and indicated as previously mentioned that without the grant the club would have struggled, with revenues from the bar down 90%. Also any future expenditure for example a new tractor mower would depend on grants and when the bar can get back up and running.
In the Captain's report, he stated that we managed 7 games winning 4 and losing 3, I think under the circumstance that was as good as can be expected. We were a bit unlucky that the two games that were canceled were against Irthing Vale who was the weakest team in the mini-league. On the plus side, we did win a trophy-winning the Gordon Johnstone Memorial game against Hawick. In total 17 players turned out for the club.
In the election of office bearers, it was pretty much as you are with Graham Park remaining Chairman as well as Captain. John Bell Secretary/Treasurer. Ross Rae taking over the bar convener/membership duties and Chris Stewart remaining in the role of Social Media Convener.
It was hoped that the season would get underway on time but in these difficult circumstances, nothing is certain so it's basically wait and see for the 2021 season.