The Richard Pither Cup was won by Ivy Leaf ‘A’ who beat Craufurd Buccaneers 9-7.

The Team Trophy was won by Hedsor Club winning the playoff game against New inn, result 9-8.

Results, Mon 07/01/19

Richard Pither Cup.

Bird in Hand 9-7 New Inn Bees

Craufurd Crusaders 6-10 Ivy Leaf ‘A’

Bourne End SC 9-7 Ark Angels

Team Trophy.

New Inn 10-6 Ivy Leaf ‘B’

Desborough ‘A’ 7-9 North Star

Semi-Final Draws on 19th Feb.

Phil Bond

Most of you will have heard that Phil died just before Christmas. The funeral will be at Slough Crem at 2pm on 18 Jan. Phil worked hard for the league and retired as Chairman at last year’s AGM. A big turn-out would be appreciated by his family and me.

Please note, Lorraine has requested no Black or flowers.

Cup Draw

New Inn vs Ark Angels

Desborough ‘A’ vs Ivy Leaf ‘A’

North Star vs New Inn Bees

Bourne End SC  Bye

Hedsor Club vs Bird in Hand

Craufurd Buccaneers vs Desborough ‘B’

Ivy Leaf ‘B’ vs Craufurd Crusaders

Ties to be played on 22nd October. Winners will join Bourne End SC in the Richard Pither Cup, losers play in the Team Trophy.

David Morris

There will be a memorial service for David Morris, late captain of Craufurd Crusaders, at All saints church on Friday 5th October at 12 noon and reception at the Con club after. All Welcome.

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.

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