Brian Rose named as President at AGM
Brian Rose, who led Somerset to five one-day trophies during the Glory Years, was elected as the new President of the Club at the at Annual General Meeting which took place at the Cooper Associates County Ground on Monday evening.
President, Richard Parsons chaired the meeting which was attended by approximately 200 Members. After reading a list of Members who had sadly passed away and accepting apologies for absence the minutes of the 2018 were accepted and voted as correct by the meeting.
Due to ill health, Chairman Charles Clark was unable to attend and therefore Chief Executive, Andrew Cornish read through the Chairman’s Report which emphasized the importance of the Members, saying that they were the backbone of Somerset.
The report also outlined that the Chairman was delighted to see the number of home produced young players who have extended their contracts. He then thanked the Treasurer for the part he had played in helping Somerset announce another profitable year in 2018.
A number of questions arose from the Chairman’s Report regarding the fixtures, the floodlights and the new 100-ball competition which were dealt with by the relevant officers of the Club.
The Chairman’s report was duly adopted and carried by the meeting.
Malcolm Derry then gave a detailed break down of the accounts for the year ending September 2018.
Following questions from the floor, the 2018 accounts were duly accepted and passed by the meeting. It was then announced that Malcolm Derry would be stepping down after six years as Honorary Treasurer.
The appointment of a new treasurer has yet to be finalised, but is expected to be announced in the near future.
It was agreed by the meeting that Somerset’s existing auditors would continue for another year.
Richard Parsons then announced that he was stepping down from his post as President of Somerset after three years.
Brian Rose was the only nomination received for the post and, as such, he was appointed to the post unopposed.
Just before the meeting ended Nick Engert gave a vote of thanks to the outgoing President, Richard Parsons and Honorary Treasurer, Malcolm Derry.
Straight after the meeting the new President of Somerset, Brian Rose said: “It’s just fantastic for me and I’m a little bit emotional about it at the moment. I started playing representative cricket for Somerset at the age of 13 along with Peter Denning and I’ve come all the way through being a player, Captain, Chairman of Cricket, Director of Cricket and now I’m the President.
“It’s a continual thing for me and I will always be a part of Somerset cricket. I owe so much to them and I will keep on trying my very best over the next three years in particular to make sure that the young players from the South West get the chance to play for Somerset.
“At the end of the day the Holy Grail for me is still the County Championship.”
Fantastic appointment, congrats to all involved!
— andre van troost (@FlappieTroost) January 29, 2019
Welcome back Home Brian great to see you at the helm
— Richard Walsh (@Richardscoop1) January 29, 2019
Great news! That man is Somerset through and through!!!
— Alfonso Thomas (@alfonsothomas) January 29, 2019
There could be no better choice! https://t.co/QyNDhMyxAS
— anthony gibson (@antgib) January 28, 2019
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