2014 Hon Secretary’s Season Review

Before I look back at to the 2014 season I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those from the club who sponsored me for my Prudential Ride London 100 cycle event. Also of significance for me was the fact that the 2014 season was the first time since I joined the club in 1990 that I hadn't picked up a bat in anger. Of more importance at the start of the season was would we still be able to get out four league sides? The first few weeks were a struggle and being 4th XI skipper is a tough job. John Kershaw had to relinquish the reins due to work commitments and the club owes Peter Baker a debt of gratitude for coming to the rescue and taking up the unenviable task. In the end, the 4th XI finished a comfortable 6th in their division and had to cancel a lot fewer games than some other big clubs in that division. Please read Peter's review of the 4th XI season for greater detail. The start of the season also saw the unveiling of the new electronic scoreboard. Thanks goes to John Heslam for organising the quote and getting the design put together. Richard Roberston and John then hired a van and drove to Yorkshire to pick up all the parts, after which the club carpenter, Paul Watts, was on hand to redo the facia and put all the parts in place. We have also got a new website that will hopefully stand the test of time and be a resource for those who want to see who we are and what we have achieved in our history. We have come a long [...]