Following the cold snap we have had problems at the pavilion. Jill Earp was walking her dog on the 1st February when she heard an alarm going off. James and Charlie inspected only to find water cascading from the changing room ceiling. Fortunately, plumber Nigel Pankhurst, was in the village and he cut off the water and identified the faulty joint.
The drying process is now taking place but new lagging is required and the stained walls will have to be re-painted.
Our AGM held at the club on Thursday, 10th January was extremely well attended. Chairman, James Penfold gave an excellent illustrated presentation describing the aspirations of the club within a Five Year Development Plan. This can be seen under Club Information on this website. We said goodbye to a number of committee members – James Bettesworth (membership), Stephen Kehl (treasurer), Tricia Kehl (social), Andrew Mayne (junior co-ordinator), Allan Cooper (1st XI Captain) and Paul Bettesworth (2nd XI Captain). They were replaced by Graham Capel, Jon Pritchard, Pippa Beattie, Phil Mumford, Lewis Davies and Dan Jones. Contact details of all the new committee can be found under Who’s Who. At the meeting Monjur Elahi was presented with the Club Person of the Year Award.
Evette Burton and John Callcut ran a two hour coaching session at the club on the 2nd January to blow away the cobwebs. Ten players attended and enjoyed a variety of fielding, batting and bowling exercises.
Many congratulations to William Harmsworth who was awarded the MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the magistracy. William has been a magistrate for 35 years serving East Surrey and Mole Valley. We think he should have got an MBE for umpiring the mid-week team for so many years!!