Timsbury Cricket Club will have a new First Eleven captain for the 2019 season. Jon Strand (left) steps into the hot seat after serving as vice-captain to Steve Clothier for the last four years. The decision was ratified at the club’s AGM which was held in the clubroom. His vice-captain will be wicketkeeper/ batsman Adam Brinkworth.
After another successful season in charge of the 2nd XI Ben Hosford continues at the helm with Rob Clothier as vice-captain. Ashley Davis will once more look after the 3rd XI . The club also has a new President following the election of Malcolm Tucker who takes the place of John Newth who died earlier in the year after holding the position for 36 years. Nick Wareham was elected as a new Vice-President.
In his annual report the chairman, Austin Sage, said he felt the club was generally in a good place and he thanked the officers and Management Committee for all their hard work and commitment. Off the field it had been a sad year with the deaths of John Newth and Colin Weaver but on the field both the first and second teams had secured promotions.
The first eleven are back in the West of England Premier League and Sage paid tribute to the efforts of retiring skipper Clothier. He congratulated Ben Hosford, the second team captain on a second successive promotion and thanked Ashley Davis for all his work in bringing on the young players in the third eleven.
Jerry Thompson and his son Sol had once again worked tirelessly to organise the Under 19s in their popular Friday-night matches while Greg Passingham, Adam Brinkworth and the youth team coaches were thanked for their work with the young players of the club. The All Stars nights had again been a great success.
Ian Ettle was thanked for supervising the annual Clubmark health check, Gordon Stewart and his helpers for the barbecues and Mike Passingham for sourcing the grants. The clubhouse upgrade with a new bar and electrical installations was now complete and Sage made a commitment to continue with the upgrade of the club’s infrastructure. The new nets and covers had made the club a more professional outfit.
The chairman was thanked for all his hard work in maintaining such a great atmosphere in the club.
Officers elected were:
President Malcolm Tucker
Chairman Austin Sage Vice-Chairman Mark Sage
Captain 1st XI Jon Strand Vice-captain Adam Brinkworth
Captain 2nd XI Ben Hosford
Vice-captain 2nd XI Rob Clothier
Captain A XI Ashley Davis
Secretary Mike Passingham
Treasurer Ben Curtis Fixture Secretary Martyn Sage
Management Committee Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Captain, M Sage, N Day, R Clothier, N Hucker, A Davis, P Cracknell, G Stewart, I Ettle, J Thompson, J Ford, S Thompson, G Passingham, M Bond-Kendall , S Clothier, C Rawlings and R Lane.
Bar chairman Nigel Day 200 Club R Lane