Stephen Clothier has been re-elected as the skipper of Timsbury Cricket Club for the 2018 season. His vice-captain will again be Jon Strand. After a successful first 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 decisions were ratified at the club’s AGM which was held in the clubroom and was well attended.
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. There had been disappointment at losing the youth coach Tom Bryan before the season had started but Sage said he was delighted to report that Adam Brinkworth had agreed to take over the youth coaching in 2018. The ECB All Stars initiative had been a great success attracting both young children and parents to the club. The major success story had been the Under 19s under the guidance of Jer Thompson and led by his son Sol who came within a game of being county champions. Their Friday night games had been very popular.
At senior level the chairman was pleased to report that the 3rd XI had reached their best league position but more important had encountered no problem in raising teams. He congratulated the 2nd XI who had won their division convincingly and had brought on a number of the club’s promising youngsters. The first team’s season had been like the curate’s egg – good in parts but had been noticeable for the addition of several top players who had strengthened the team considerably.
On the down side Sage was disappointed with the turnout for the Cricket Force day and warned that without more support club subscriptions would have to go up to pay for outside work. For the future the chairman said the bar refurbishment would continue while wicket covers and a new practice net were on the agenda.
The chairman was thanked for all his hard work in maintaining such a great atmosphere in the club.
Officers elected were
President John Newth
Chairman Austin Sage Vice-Chairman Mark Sage
Captain 1st.XI Stephen Clothier Vice-captain Jon Strand
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, K Roper, I Ettle, J Thompson, J Ford, S Thompson, G Passingham, M Bond-Kendall and D Hill.
Bar chairman Nigel Day 200 Club R Lane