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  • Rob Richtering
  • 06 Sep 2018


Colin Adamson has now retired from his post as Secretary at Scarborough Cricket Club. The club would like to wish Colin well in his well-earned retirement, as well as grateful thanks from all the players, members (present & past), volunteers, and staff.


Below is the text from a message delivered by the club Chairman Paul Harrand at the recent Festival Dinner.


On the 22nd February 1982 Scarborough Cricket Club appointed an Assistant Secretary to the then Secretary Lt Commander Henry (Harry) Wood. Harry Wood resigned as secretary early in 1985 and a few months later Colin Adamson was appointed Secretary.

Colin. served no fewer than 4 Chairmen during the following years Mr Geoffrey Smith, Mr Fred Robson, Mr Charles (Mac) McCarthy, Mr Bill Mustoe.

Over the past 36 years Colin Adamson has been a loyal servant working often long hours particularly during Major match days. His attention to detail and planning skills are second to none.  Colin Adamson focused totally on doing his best for Scarborough Cricket Club.  He has been and I hope will continue to be a familiar face around this wonderful cricket ground.

Colin always made sure that the Club came first. He made it his business to make sure the Club did the right thing. He would often go that extra mile to make sure the bereaved received letters of condolence from the Club.  And members received letters of congratulations too as and when required.

I have known Colin during my playing days at North Marine Road and over the years serving on the main Committee. I regard Colin as a friend; he has helped and advised during my relatively short time as Chairman I remain grateful for that.

I am pleased to announce that the Management Board has proposed Honorary life Membership of Scarborough Cricket Club for Colin. He will also serve on the main Board going forward.

Finally on behalf of all Scarborough members, Yorkshire members.  Players past and present, the management board and sub-committees thank you for outstanding service to the Club. We wish you well for your future retirement.


Paul Harrand – August 2018