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  • Rob Richtering
  • 29 Mar 2018

Scarborough Cricket Club members voted overwhelmingly at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 26th March to back proposals submitted by the club’s management committee. Most of the proposals revolve around the way that club is managed, with arguably the biggest change being the creation of a six person elected management board replacing the current management committee. The new board will have the authority to appoint non-executive members who will not have voting rights. These will typically be professional people brought on board to advise in specialist areas. Club staff members will no longer be eligible to be board members apart from the club CEO who will attend in an advisory role, but shall not have any voting rights in the decision making processes of the Board. Club Chairman Paul Harrand said ’’The rationale for bringing these changes in now is the need to modernise the management structure of the Club going forward.  The move to a Management Board rather than a committee falls in line with the current Yorkshire County Cricket Club structure, and other modern businesses. The current Management Committee recognise the need to streamline the decision-making process and delegate the day to day operations of the Club to the permanent staff and volunteers via Sub –Committees directly responsible to the main board.’’  

 Ballot Results


  For Against
Adoption of Annual Report 70 0
Adoption of Accounts 70 0
Re-appointment of Auditors (Ashby, Berry, Coulson) 70 0
Rule 3b 69 0
Rule 4 68 1
Rule 5 (new) 69 0
Rule 6 (new) 69 0
Rule 7 (new) 69 0
Rule 8 (new) 69 0
Rule 9 (new) 68 1
Rule 13 (previously part of Rule 6) 69 0
Rule 18 (previously Rule 11) 69 0
Rule 19 (previously Rule 12) 68 1
Rule 16 69 0
Ratification of President 70 0
Re-Election of Patron 70 0
Re-Election of Vice Presidents 68 1
Election of Management Committee 70 0


Club Chairman's Address To The Meeting 

I’m delighted to welcome Mr Phillip Hodson as the Club President for 2018/19. Phillip represented Yorkshire second eleven and played for many years in the Yorkshire League. He has represented the MCC as a player for many years both at home and on numerous oversees tours. Phillip rose to become president of the MCC. He is currently Chairman of the MCC foundation. His Business knowledge and cricket experience will be invaluable in his new role as our Club President.  I personally welcome Phillip and very much look forward to working with him to move the Club forward.

I am grateful to the Mayor of Scarborough councillor Martin Smith and the Mayoress  Mrs Cherry Smith for their support to the Club . My particular thanks go to Councillor Derek Bastiman the leader of Scarborough Borough Council and to Mr Jim Dillon the Chief Executive.

I would personally like to thank everyone who gives their time freely to the Club in many ways from cleaning windows to picking litter and slaving over barbeques. We are very lucky to have individuals willing to give up their time for Scarborough Cricket Club.

We can always do with more volunteers of course so anyone willing to give a little time to make a difference will be most welcome.

YCCC remain committed to bringing  County cricket to Scarborough. We have a series of meetings planned with Mark Arthur, the YCCC CEO to discuss future plans beyond the year 2020. 

Club Cricket looks in good shape for this year. Sam Drury takes over as 1st XI Captain, whilst Mark Cook will be 2nd XI skipper. Andy Exton will be our 3rd XI Skipper bringing a wealth of experience into developing the younger players.

Haydon Jackson  has been working hard along with all the Captains to put in place a coaching structure to meet the ever changing demands of player participation.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone connected with Club cricket including parents and volunteers, for the fantastic work and effort given to the club.

Commercial and Marketing manager Victoria Wilkinson continues to work hard to increase activity in the pavilion and Club room. Victoria will also be more than happy to talk to any potential sponsors/partners.

Bill Mustoe retired as club Chairman in August last year. The Club remains indebted to Bill for his outstanding contribution over 15 years service. This year sees the retirement of Mr C T Adamson as secretary after 36 years service to Scarborough Cricket Club. Colin will retire in October this year so this will be his last AGM as Club secretary. There will be suitable celebrations of Colin’s achievements later this year , we will of course keep members informed.

Three members of the Committee resigned Mick Waller, Graham Clark, and Andrew Green. I am grateful to all three gentlemen who made significant contributions and worked hard for benefit of Scarborough Cricket Club.I would like to thank the committee for the hard work put in over the past few months while I have been finding my feet so to speak. In particular Keith Grange and Rob Richtering for managing the transition plans going forward.

During the time that has passed since the last AGM sadly a number of our members are no longer with us. On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to family and friends.


Dave Callaghan

Michael Plumb

Stephen Glaves

George Shepherdson

Des Freeman

Mrs Pat Richardson

Mrs Joan Moor

Sir Lawrence Byford