2nd May 2007 V Swinton Lions (Away) - Lost by 25 runs.
9th May 2007 V John Reynolds (Home) - Rain - no play possible
16th May 2007 V FUCC (Wigan Tech S'vs) (Home ) Rain - no play possible
23rd May 2007 V Economists CC (Away) - Lost by 4 wickets. Report available
27th May 2007 V Staffs Social Services (Away) Rain - no play possible
30th May2007 V Swinton Lions (Home) - Lost by 3 runs.
6th June 2007 V Salford PCT - (Away) - Lost by 8 wickets .
13th June 2007 V Smithills C.C. - (Home) - Rain - no play possible
16th June 2007 V Dorset Planners - (Away) - Won by 14 Runs.
17th June 2007 V Weymouth Labour Club - (Away) - Won by 48 Runs.
27th June 2007 V Albion - (Away) - Won by 31 Runs.
3rd July 2007 V Chorley Hospital (Away) - Rain - no play possible
11th July V F.U.C.C. (played at S.W. M/cr CC) - Won by 6 wickets.
25th July V Salford PCT - (Home) - Outcasts win by 6 wickets.
1st August V Salford Personnel - (Home) Lost by 8 Runs.
8th August V Albion - (Home) Outcasts win by 4 wickets.
12th August V MOB XI (Roe Green C.C.) - Rain - no play possible
16th August V John Reynolds XI - (Away) - Outcasts win, report to follow
22nd August V Swinton Lions - (Home) - Lost by 3 wickets.
29th August V Salford Personnel - (Away) - Match cancelled, no ground available
Silver Boot Evening
The Silver Boot Evening was another great success and a most enjoyable time was had by all. It was really good to catch up with old friends and colleagues and proceedings throughout the evening moved along at some pace, fueled by plenty of food and drink.
Votes were cast in time honored tradition with Colin and Paul in their now customary double act of M.C. and adjudicators. As is the norm, the first round of votes was for the Champagne moment, and as the nominations were read out the memories the season’s events came flooding back. Ted, Peter T and Roger were singled out for their moments, but a clear winner came through at the end with Dave Buckle picking up the award for his excellent catching and captaincy prowess in the two tour matches. Well done Dave. I'm not sure how a Champagne Moment can accumulate to an entire weekend, but such is the spirit and togetherness of the Outcasts.
The second round of votes is for the Golden Duck award - no-one knows why or how this came into being and perhaps it's name is somewhat misleading, as general opinion seems to show that the nominee should be a general all round good guy who continues to support the club in whatever why able. The voting was it's usual sharp humored wit with Peter T in the running. But the most audacious nomination was probably for the Allrounder. I suspect this was a ploy just to try and find out who I am. Let me remind you Colin, those of who do know, are sworn to secrecy! Anyway, in the end we had another tied vote - the second in successive years, Eric and Ted R in a neck and neck race to pick up the trophy, so well done to you both and fully deserved.
The climax of the evening drew to the final vote for the prestigious award and ultimate recognition of fellow players. The Silver Boot goes right back to the foundation of the club and there are some illustrious names on it. Colin and Paul kept tensions on a high note as the names were carefully and skillfully delivered, with Paul M an early contender, described by one as our Raging Bull - well I'm afraid the name will now stick Paul. Keith once again was also a popular nominee, but for his all round performances and his organizational qualities Eric justifiably receives the ultimate accolade from his fellow colleagues. Congratulations to each of the winners, but also thanks go to all those who attended the dinner and to everyone who has played a part in our 2007 campaign.
Also bowled (no average and/or fewer than 10 overs):
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OUTCASTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1)APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Andy Lowe, Pete Kidd, Dave Williams, Tony Williams, Anthony Hobbs, Ernest Connell, Chris Truesdale, Colin Wood, Steve Hewitt
Keith Ambrey, Pete Taylor, Graham Oldfield, Ron Truesdale, Steve Ramsden, Eric Shufflebotham, Steve Potter, Ted Roskill, Les Cooper
3)MINUTES OF LAST MEETING ON 09.02.05
Approved as a correct record. No one had a copy
4)CHAIR FOR THE MEETING
Ted Roskill was unanimously nominated, against his better judgement
Steve Potter produced his report. The opening balance had been £438. Even with expenditure on kit and payment for nets “up front”, we still have money in the account.
Steve was congratulated on his prudent financial management throughout the year.
Steve reported that Ants had tendered his resignation as captain. For some inexplicable reason, he does not feel able to travel from Brecon Beacons each week. Despite this flimsy excuse, the resignation was accepted, and Anthony was thanked for his outstanding captaincy over the years.
7)SOCIAL SECRETARY’S REPORT
Keith reported on the vast range of events that had taken place this year. Although by no means organising all the events personally, 2006 had included:-
·Walking (and drinking) trips to the Lakes (numerous),Northumberland, and the Yorkshire Dales
·Snooker- Sheffield (who did we see?)
·Stalybridge Buffet (with the alcoholics from DewsburyHospital)
·Day trip to Buxton for a spot of caving (and drinking)
·Silver BootatBolton (including pre-Silver Boot quality tests of various establishments)
·Pre Xmas get together in ChinaTown
·A nostalgic trip to The Castle and Crown and Kettle
·A day at the test against Pakistan
Keith was thanked for his efforts (except by those who are now on alcohol rehab programmes).
Steve Ramsden was complimented on his sterling work in arranging another full programme of fixtures.
9)ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICIALS FOR2005
·Treasurer-Steve P- no option, given the robust financial standing of the Club, and the multi coloured accounts
·Team Captain- How can we fill the vacuum created by Ants departure? Ron and Eric as joint captains, supported by Steve, Steve, and Les as vice captains.
·Nets Secretary- Eric unopposed
·Social Secretary-Keith unopposed
·Fixture Secretary-Steve R-unopposed
10)ARRANGEMENT OF FIXTURES
Steve is pursuing Tuesdays for home fixtures, although this will be guided by availability. More details will be circulated when available.
It was felt that all opponents were worthy of continuing with, although issue over a certain team (who can’t be named on the website for legal reasons, but they have one particular toy thrower referred to as The Odious One). It was agreed that we would wait until we have beaten them before we drop them. Les suggested the Environment Agency as a possible new fixture. The issue was raised as to whether Wigan would exist in the future- probably not. It was agreed that we should aim for 2 fixtures with BoltonSchool.
Everyone’s attention was drawn to the new club website www.outcastscc.org.ukwhich is now up and running. Contributions gladly received via The Allrounder who will update (anyone any photos?). Match reports will be posted, and there will be an on line voting system for the best report of the year. Thanks to The Allrounder for creating the website
Steve will look into the possibility of a fixture with Staffordshire in late July/early August, at Staffordshire, and also a fixture with the MOB X1 who we need to beat!!.
14)KIT/EQUIPMENT-REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SEASON
Some small items were discussed eg wicket keepers inners, but overall seem OK for kit.
The purchase of a helmet was discussed (approx £35). However, before we make any purchase, it was agreed that anyone interested should try Ron’s first.
Pete confirmed he had sufficient pencils
Sign up for free scoring software on a trial basis was discussed, but this did not seem to meet with the overwhelming support of Pete.
In view of the sound financial position of the club, it was agreed that fees should remain at:-
£4 match fee
£3 net fee
This is based on the assumption that there will not be an increase in the cost of South West M/c.
Eric confirmed that we are looking at the weekend of16th-17th June. However the Hotel is up for sale, and there is no guarantee that we will get in. As a result, the Tour is in balance. Eric confirmed that he would aim to clarify things by the end of the month, and if the hotel couldn’t be confirmed, alternatives would have to be considered.
17)REVIEW OF AVAILABLE SQUAD
It was noted that the squad would be weakened with the loss of Ants, and probably Roger. Steve P is also only likely to make ½ of the fixtures. We will look to Ted making his come back, possibly Patrick Noone and Matthew Cripps, and possibly a Manchester planner or two.
18)CHANGES TO COMMUNICATION DEVICES
Please forward changes to phone, E Mail etc. addresses to Pete Taylor.
19)FUTURE SOCIAL EVENTS
A canal trip and the snooker are arranged. It was agreed that Steve R would look to arrange a trip to the Lakes in May.
Other suggestions included:-
The Strawberry Duck-involving a walk which would include the stone circle
A game of golf
10 pin bowling
A trip to StockportCounty whilst they are winning!