City Cricket Club held their Annual General Meeting on Friday 7 August 2015 at their clubrooms Cobham Oval.
We had great attendance with around 40 members joining us for the evening – we were fortunate enough to have six of our distinguished life members present, the full executive committee, past and present players including our coaches and coordinators ranging from the senior playing side through to our junior representatives.
The meeting was chaired by Joseph Yovich which saw constructive agenda topics raised along with proactive initiatives and the chance for members from the floor to put forward any thoughts and insights leading into the season. After the welcome formalities, we proceeded with an introduction of our new members whom have shown interest over the winter, many of them coming from outside the area and we look forward to having them join the club.
Our Club Captain Don Nelson gave an overview of the season including a report of happenings both on and off the field and took the opportunity to thank the various identities including its loyal and invaluable sponsors and its members within the club who continue to play an integral part in the running of the club initiatives.
Club Captains Report (click on link)
A popular figure who was present for the evening was Craig Presland, who travelled up from Auckland for the meeting. Craig is a former City Cricket Club legend, Northland and Northern Districts cricketer who has recently moved on from being COO of New Zealand Cricket. Craig has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Parnell Cricket Club in Auckland which has over 700 members and serves as the oldest cricket club in NZ dating back to 1858.
Craig (known as “Pres” to many) gave those in attendance an articulate insight around the legacy of the City Cricket Club along with the importance of leadership, success and its shop window, the overall club development and perspective in modern times which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
The City Cricket Club Executive were appointed for the new season which sees Des Thomsen as Patron, Joseph Yovich as President, Don Nelson as Club Captain, Nicky Stroebel as Secretary & Treasurer along with committee members Richard Pooley as Junior Coordinator, Russell Smith, Ian Page and Ravi Maan.
Joe Darkins, who was our Treasurer stood down from the executive and was acknowledged for the large contribution and support he has given to the cub over recent years.
The City Cricket Club coach appointment for the season is once again the evergreen Karl Treiber who gave a conscience review along with Richard Pooley on the coaching developments of the club with the senior and junior progress and programmes for the upcoming cricket season.
Ian Page was named as the Premier Captain for the season along with the experienced Craig Little as Vice-Captain. Craig has recently joined the club after playing many years in senior grade cricket in Sydney.
Ravi Maan who took up the captaincy role for our Reserve side towards the end of season last year was re-appointed as Captain and will have the services of experienced veteran Tim King to call upon as Vice-Captain.
With the season on our doorstep the City Cricket Club is certainly looking forward to an exciting time ahead. If the sense of excitement from the recent AGM evening is anything to go by the club is definitely in a strong position to achieve success along the way.
A huge thank you to everyone who took time out of their evening to join us.