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OUTCASTS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1) APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Pete Kidd, Graham Oldfield, Colin Wood, Eric Shufflebotham, Dave Williams, Paul Mooney, Ted Noone, Chris Truesdale,
2) IN ATTENDANCE
Keith Ambrey, Ted Roskill, Pete Taylor, Ron Truesdale, Steve Ramsden, Tony Williams, Les Cooper, Colin Cooper,Roger Dewhurst,
3) MINUTES OF LAST MEETING ON 20.02.08
Approved as a correct record
4) MATTERS ARISING
Les raised concerns that we hadn’t touched the Peel Monument at the start of the season, thereby angering the cricket gods and leading to a very poor cricket season. He was insistent that this would need to be rectified prior to the forthcoming season.
5) TREASURER’S REPORT
Unfortunately Steve Potter was unable to attend the meeting and a Treasurers Report was not available
Postscript: Keith contacted Steve after the meeting and established that he had paid no part in the current financial crisis or invested club funds in dubious off-shore accounts. The club is in a good financial situation,with the cost of the nets paid up-front. Steve will circulate his financial report directly to club members by E Mail.
6) CAPTAINS REPORT
Ron reported on the season. The Outcasts had only managed to play 11 games, 2 in May, 2 in June, 5 in July, and 2 in August. 5 games had been rained off, and one opponent (Wigan) had defaulted. Outcasts had won 2 games and lost 9 games. Overall it had been a very poor season, mainly as a result of the appalling weather, and also with the results. The club spirit had not really been there. The positives had been Patrick Noones involvement in the team, the performances of Paul Mooney and Ted Noone, and the new fixture at Bakewell. The hope is that we will have a better season weatherwise in 2009, which will hopefully lift spirits and improve performance.
Ron was thanked for his captaincy. Keith wasn’t for undertaking the role at Staffs.
7) SOCIAL SECRETARY’S REPORT
Keith apologised for migrating to Luton for the summer, and only having a very limited involvement in social events.However 2008included:-
·Feb 22nd /25th Lakes walking trip
·April 19th/26th . Outcasts Canal Trip around the Shropshire Ring
·April 29thSnooker- Sheffield
·May 24th- Cricket Test England v New Zealand
·May 30th -Stockport Beer Festival
·June 20th/22nd – Alternative Cricket Tour with Les’s team to Northumberland
·October 9th -Stalybridge Pie and Peas and beer
·October 24th/26th- Walking Trip to Hartington
·November 14th Silver Boot- Excellent night at the Thai Restaurant in Manchester
·December 15th -Xmas get together in town
·Jan 30th/Feb 1st- Walking trip to the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
Thanks to all who arranged the events
8) FIXTURES SECRETARY
Steve Ramsden was again complimented on his efforts in arranging fixtures and notifying people of cancellations in another frustratingly wet season
9) ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICIALS FOR2009
·Treasurer- Having established that Steve P is not related to, or has any direct connections to either Sir Fred Goodwin or Alasdair Darling, he was elected unopposed (in his absence).
·Team Captain- Ron was widely supported and agreed to undertake this role.
·Vice Captains-A number of players were identified to undertake the duties as necessary, namely Paul M, Ted N, Eric S, and Steve R
·Nets Secretary- Eric unopposed
·Social Secretary-Keith unopposed
·Fixture Secretary-Steve R-unopposed
10) ARRANGEMENT OF FIXTURES
Steve R reported that we have been invited back to SW Manchester, but he is still awaiting dates from Steve Price as to when we could play there. Steve reported that contact had been established with Albion, Wigan, John Reynolds and Swinton Lions, and that he would update on progress when dates were clearer
11) PREFERRED OPPONENTS
It was agreed that the fixture with the Peak Park Planners had been a success, but it was noted that future fixtures would probably have to be at their ground. This was accepted, with a suggestion that it should be a weekend game. Chorley Hospitals and Salford PCT were identified as preferred opponents.A fixture with a Sale Team was suggested and received sympathetically. It was agreed that we should continue with the Staffordshire fixture if they are prepared to come to Manchester, although there were some concerns regarding the members and attitude of the team last season. Steve Potter should be asked to explore a fixture with the MOB X1. More generally, It was felt that we should continue with current opponents. Les to explore the possibility of a fixture at Hebden Bridge against the social cricketing outfit, possibly on a weekend.
12) KIT/EQUIPMENT-REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SEASON
·Wicket keeping inners-Yes
·New wicket keeping gloves- possibly
·Helmet- Yes, Steve R to choose
·Cricket Balls- Yes, half a dozen of good quality
·Scoring Book- Yes
·New kit bag- Yes, Eric to choose
·Umpires stones- already gathered from the West Coast of Tasmania, complements of PeteT
13) SUBSCRIPTIONS/MATCH FEES
It was agreed that subscriptions and match fees should stay unchanged (£20 and £4 respectively) pending any advice to the contrary from Steve P. Again, this assumes that there will not be a significant increase in the cost of the South West Manchester pitch.
14) TOUR POSSIBILITIES
NorthumberlandLes indicated that his Team would be touring Northumberland again, probably 19th/22nd June, and may require some additional players.
Dorset The situation has not changed since last year regarding accommodation ie the Burton Cliff is not available and similar suitable accommodation cannot be found. However, Roger D confirmed that he had been exploring the possibility of Youth Hostel accommodation and, as an example, Litton Chaney could probably provide 14 places at a cost of £14.95p B&B per night. Other possibilities are Lulworth and Portland YHAs. Outside the meeting, Eric has confirmed that Dorset have been in touch regarding fixtures, with the best weekends being the last weekend in June or the first weekend in July.
There was a strong desire that the tour to Dorset should be resurrected. It was also noted that Youth Hostels had changed significantly and now often offered very good accommodation with chores being a thing of the past. In principle, 7 people supported the idea, and Roger agreed to explore the youth hostel option in more detail and E mail people with further details. He would liaise with Eric on dates. In the meantime, could people keep these dates free.
15) REVIEW OF AVAILABLE SQUAD
Roger indicated that he should be available for more games this year. Hopefully Ted Roskill will play more matches. Matthew has recovered from injury and should be fully fit. It was also hoped that a number of new colleagues joining us in nets will be available to play next year (particularly the one who keeps a straight bat, moves his feet and hits the ball hard).
Allrounder was congratulated on the developments to the Website this year.
17)CHANGES TO COMMUNICATION DEVICES
Please forward changes to phone, E Mail, hyperlink etc. addresses to Pete Taylor.
18) FUTURE SOCIAL EVENTS
It was agreed that the annual events should continue, with the kind support of the usual organisers ie Snooker (already organised- thanks Eric), Stockport Beer Festival (Chris T), Stalybridge Pie and Peas (Eric), and Nantwich Food Festival (Pete). In addition it was agreed that a trip to Europe should be explored for the first week in October (Pete with support). Keith, Steve, Graham and Eric would work on walking trips- Lakes/Northumberland. A trip to Peel Monument and the steam railway would be arranged for pre-season (Keith/Les). Keith confirmed that there was no test match at Old Trafford this year and he hadn’t received any details on other games eg day/night. However he would enquire and explore other possibilities. Les would look into a social event involving the Strawberry Duck. Tony would look into a possible Trip to Hebden Bridge. A Golf day will be explored. Keith will arrange a day trip to Liverpool.