A few words from the Chairman...
As the new Chairman of such a great club I would like to welcome many guests to London Road for a VIP lunch buffet, with friends old and new, to experience the new era at Andover Cricket Club. I am pleased that joining us today are Councillor Chris Lynn – Deputy Mayor, Sir George Young and Councillor Ian Carr – Leader of TVBC. We also welcome many of our Life Members and Vice Presidents. Nice to see several of our Club Sponsors attending and those people who have been involved with the club over many years. In addition, it’s great that some of our 1st and 2nd XI squad members had a chance to meet and greet the dignitaries and guests.
The event is intended not only as a celebration for two special members but also the announcement of a new era at the club, building on the foundations of many years work.
Change is often difficult to accept, but change we sometimes need to do, so in 2010 we see not only a new committee, but also 5 new team captains. Communication is paramount in a club of our size with over 300 members needing to be kept informed. So when I accepted the role of Chairman I had a vision to bring the club into the 21st century…this has initially been achieved through the new website; central communication portal, on-line secure members database, availability and on-line selection process, results service and reports produced to be download to Andover Advertiser, dynamic averages calculations, sponsor area for promotions and document management to store the clubs import policy and accreditation information.
I would like to recognise the efforts made by some of the committee:-
> Ken Brown – excellent work preparing the ground and facilities for us to play
> Geoff Dunn – producing averages for the club, running the Fantastic League
> Lesley Morgan – tireless work administering club matters for Andover and Regional cricket
> Ali Hooper – producing the new Fixture card and arranging over £1,000 sponsorship
> Simon Mundy – contributing significant funds for development of the showers
Two new faces to welcome to the club
> Will Prozesky – joined us from Havant prestigious run scoring, 3rd in all-time SEPL list
> James O’Gorman – from Christchurch in New Zealand, U19 training squad, working with our Youth section
During winter we have spent time in branding of the club, with new logo, which is represented on
Fixture cards and Club clothing (playing shirts, leisure wear and ties).
I would like to thank David Brown and his team for an excellent job on the catering and superb buffet lunch, which was finished with coffee and special cup cakes…
In closing, I had a vision a few months ago and today that vision is realised, and I hope that working together over the coming days, weeks and months we can facilitate change, whilst maintaining the ethos of Andover as “a friendly club, a family club, a community club, a youth development club – We are Andover Cricket Club”...