2021 Cricket AGM Notes

  1. Apologies
  2. Chairman’s report
    • Men
    • Ladies
    • Juniors
    • Disability
  3. Financial overview
  4. Election of officers
  5. Plans for 2022
  6. AOB


Simon King – Covid Isolation. To join via Zoom later in the evening.

Chairman’s Report (Matt Gee)

Mens Update

Goes without saying, a very successful season all round with:

1st XI:

Premier League Winners

Nat West Club T20 Winners

Group Winners in the ECB Club Championship

Reached Lancs Club Kock Out Semi Final

Reached Ray Digman Semi Final

2nd XI:

3rd in their league

*Racked up Most Administrative Fines in the Club – and beat most other clubs!

3rd XI GK:

League Winners

3rd XI SK:

3rd in their league

3rd XI Combined:

T20 Mike Leddy Cup – Runners up.

5th XI:

Saw the  1st Mum & Son in an starting XI (Nic & Zac Reeves)

Possibly the youngest ever starting XI in NCC History.

Sunday XI:

Great 1st season – Goal of fielding a min of 5 over 18s …Certainly did what was set out to achieve. Thanks to Andrew for leading the way, and those seniors who supported throughout the season.

Ladies Update

  • ~60 ladies and girls participating this season.
  • 2 Hardball Debuts in Mens Teams
  • We have had 2 teams participating in festivals and league fixtures
  • Came 3rd in league
  • Transitioning into hard ball both women and girls.
  • A women’s Hard ball team planned for nxt season
  • Only club that had a girls U10 team in all Sunday meetings
  • Smash had over 30 girls in the bubble.
  • All women’s festivals where held at Northern.
  • All girls U10 festivals where held at Northern.
  • Eleanor Sinker represented us in the women’s district team.

Huge congratulations to  Jo, Nic and all the women and girls for their achievements this year.

Junior Update

Over 90 juniors taking part in a reduced Friday night smash (COVID)

Over 80 juniors members

Over 40 junior players taking part in 1st ever Dynamos Programme

13 Juniors making senior debuts, who were presented with their NCC baggies at the junior awards night.

And finally, what is believed to be our youngest Junior 1st XI Debut – Matthew Wood, Age 14.

Disability Cricket

Received our Disability Club Champion accreditation this year…

Ran our 1st FREE 6 week programme with our friends from Bridge Inn Community Farm, which was truly amazing.

Big thanks to Nic & Zac Reeves who were tremendous throughout.

Final thanks on the playing front to

–   Jo Browne for all her great work on Safeguarding

–    Liz for her continued coordination of Junior & girls cricket in the league

  • Anthony for his leadership of our junior section, and our junior coaches & helpers.
  • Paul Wills for his management of the grounds – and ground staff – Viz, Eddie etc

Financial Review

Nothing major to report – We broke even as a section…There where some large outgoings including tunnelling electric to the nets, new covers, new wooden boarding for sponsors….

Due to Covid we haven’t been able to do the usual events, and income from smash was reduced due to bubbles.

Election of officers for 2022

Chairman: Matt Gee

Secretary: Paul Wills

Treasurer: Matt Gee

1st team captain: James Cole

2nd team captain: Ben Sloan

3rd Team 1: Graham Kerr

3rd Team 2: Simon King

5th Team: Anthony Coyne

Sunday XI: Andrew Sinker

<No objections to the proposed officers. All officers for 2021 sworn in.>

Plans for 2022

More work to be done around securing further financial partnerships…

We plumbed in electric to the nets this year, so next up is sorted the Bowling machine in readiness for next season…

We are looking at the feasibility of doing an additional SMASH in the winter months – This to be confirmed and finalised.

Anthony Coyne has been a driving force in drawing up ideas for a major overhaul of the Tiffin. The proposed changes will see a more inclusive Tiffin for all sports sections, with a purpose built changing & shower facility for women, as well as outdoor storage areas for all sports, and disability ramp access to go with a new disabled toilet.

We are still seeing the same people driving change to the section which is great, however, we really need to get other cricket members on board to help. We need a sustainable model to support all adult and junior cricket. So I am pretty much looking at everyone in the section to support in some way or another.

I have had numerous cricket members suggesting how we could improve on certain aspects of coaching or how things are run….Remember that it isn’t like being in work where you can escalate to the boss and something gets done – We are all volunteering, so if you have an idea, you will be fully empowered to drive your idea through!  

2021 Awards

David Payne Young Player of the Year – Matthew Wood
Picked up 61 wickets with best figuers of 8/33, he also scored over 350 runs (best of 52*) 1st XI debut at the age of 14
Paul and Mick Club Person of the Year – Andrew Sinker
Always the 1st person to put their hand up to help out our junior teams, and junior training, was instrumental in leading our new Sunday XI, and as a section would struggle without him.
John Winter Most League Runs – Andrew Clarke
18 Innings, 6 Not Outs, 722 Runs, Best of 122, Average +60, 5x50s, 2×100’s
Simon Bell, best Individual Performance – Justin Snow
86 off 51 v’s S&B after S&B had NCC in the field for 74.5 overs of which snowy bowled 21 of them! (Ecc 2.33 best ecc) – Game changer, and won us the game within 40 overs.
Sunday XI Performance of the Year – Callum Snaylum
Callum Snaylam for his 109 not out against Southport Trinity
5th XI Player of the Year – Seb Rice
Bat’s and Bowls, shows great maturity beyond his years and has a great future ahead of him.
Jim Crew 3rd XI Player of the Year – Ali Browne
Mr Dependable – Averaging over 45, with 5×50’s..Scored 592 in 18 innings, 5 not outs.
Andrew Davies 2nd XI Player of the Year – Liam Biddlestone
Stood in as captain for the majority of the season, and relished in the responsibility scored 3×100’s and 1×50 in his season total of 648, best of 112*. Over 15% of the team runs all season.
Roddy McCleod* 1st XI Player of the Year  – Justin Snow
518 Runs, averaging over 30, and over 40 wickets with a best of 4/3!

*The Roddy McCleod trophy has now been retired, and will return home with Justin Snow who see’s his 8 year stay in the UK come to an end, and will return to his native Australia in the winter. In it’s place, the Dave Cole 1st XI Player of the Year trophy has been commissioned in memory and honour of the late, great, Dave Cole.


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