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.
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.
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…
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.