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Notes from the AGM

Full minutes of the AGM will be provided at next year’s AGM as is standard practice. Here are some notes of immediate importance.

Phil Bond (Chairman) and Alan Glover (Secretary/Match Secretary) both stood down at this meeting.

The new Chairman is Tim Rutland (Craufurd Crusaders) and returning Secretary/Match Secretary is Brian Bannister who held the position prior to Richard Pither. Phil Bond agreed to act as Vice Chairman to ease the transition.

Emily DeFraine continues as Treasurer.

It was proposed and accepted that the 50p Pennies contribution be increased to £1 since the 50p figure has remained unchanged for many years.

It was proposed and deferred that the League should consider funding an additional charity. Under rule 1.2 of the Constitution this can be discussed during the season by calling an EGM.

Brian Bannister provided new contact details for sending results etc. If any team captain missed that at the meeting contact me and I’ll provide the contact details.

Teams for 2018/19 Season

All 13 teams from the 2017/18 season have re-registered although there are a couple of home venue changes. These will be covered in the team contact details sheet distributed at the AGM along with changes in team captains.

There may be a 14th team; I was advised of a new team intending to register however they didn’t show up to register. I’m now waiting to hear back from the contact whether they still intend to register.

In any case, the league structure will be the same as the past season and a similar length.

John Bannister, RIP

I’m sad to announce that John Bannister, formerly a player and past captain of the Craufurd Arms crib teams, passed away on July 7th.

There is an announcement on page 71 of the current edition of the Maidenhead Advertiser.

New Secretary/Match Secretary Needed

My partner and I have decided that the time is right for a move to Cornwall. Consequently, I will not be standing for re-election at this year’s AGM although I will do all the usual design work in advance of the AGM to prepare the next season’s fixtures and venue bookings.

If you’re a team member or team captain and interested in taking the role on for the next season and beyond please get in touch by email or via your team captain.

While computer skills are a bonus, the most important thing is an understanding of how a league operates together with periodic competitions.

While any successor would not be confirmed until the AGM, I’m happy to spend time with any candidates to explain how I’ve run things and some of the techniques I use to help everything run (fairly) smoothly.

Trophy Return / Team Registration

A reminder that registration for the next season takes place at Desborough Bowling Club on July 24th from 8pm. The usual fee of £30 will be payable.

Those teams holding cups or shields from the previous season are reminded these need to be returned on July 24th or earlier by arrangement. These are:-

Pairs Shield Desborough B
Tony Blay Shield/Presidents Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Secretary’s Cup Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Singles Shield North Star
Play To Lose (Already returned) Bird In Hand
League Cup Bourne End
Team Trophy (Already returned) Former Bridge House team
R Pither Cup North Star

Finals Night

In the Singles competition final Linda Roberts of Craufurd Buccaneers beat Geoff Beale of Bird In Hand.

Sean Pither and Win Newman of Bird In Hand had an outstanding run winning a Pairs quarter final, then a Presidents semi-final, then a Pairs semi-final and beating Brian Bannister and Barry Ackrill to win the Presidents competition.

The final of the Play To Lose and the Pairs competition will be played next Tuesday and next Monday respectively.

Play To Lose Competition & Competition Finals

Congratulations to Tim & Dave of Craufurd Crusaders and Wendy & Dave of Ark Angels on reaching the final of the Play To Lose Competition.

This final, along with other outstanding matches from the other competitions are played next Monday night at Desborough.

The full play list is:-

Singles semi-final: Mike C – North Star -vs- Geoff – Bird In Hand

Singles semi-final: Alan – Boundary Arms -vs- Linda – Craufurd Buccaneers

Pairs semi-final:  Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Dave & Val – Bourne End

Pairs final: winner of the above vs John & Jill – Ivy A

Presidents semi-final: Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Phil & Dave – Bird In Hand

Presidents final: winner of the above vs Barry & Brian Craufurd Crusaders

Play To Lose Final: as above

The postponed league match between Cookham Social and Bourne End was played tonight with a 12-4 win for Cookham Social