More than 250 attend AGM

Over 250 Members attended the AGM of Somerset County Cricket Club last night (Monday).

SCCC President, Brian Rose started off the meeting by welcoming those present and reflected briefly on some of the outstanding achievements of 2019.

The President paid tribute to Charles Clark who sadly died shortly after watching Somerset win the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord’s.  The President also paid credit to Richard Brice, who became Acting Chairman, and Malcolm Derry (Interim CEO) for taking over the reins halfway through the season.

Brian Rose also paid tribute to the staff and the Director of Cricket for the number of Somerset players who are involved with England at all levels.

The President then handed over to Richard Brice, who chaired the rest of the meeting.

The Chairman began by reading through a list of the players and Members who had passed away during the year, after which those present shared in a brief silence in their memory.

The 2018 AGM minutes were then accepted and passed by the meeting.

The Chairman looked back over another successful season for Somerset during which the Club won a one-day trophy for the first time since 2005 and ended as runners up in the County Championship.

Somerset have 13 players and coaches currently involved with the England set up, which is credit to Andy Hurry and Jason Kerr, the Director of Cricket and Head Coach.

Mr Brice also thanked the Commercial Team for all of their hard work.

He also told the meeting that after a rigorous procedure Gordon Baird had been appointed as the new Chairman of the Club. Mr Baird was unable to attend the AGM because he was on a pre-arranged trip to South Africa.

The Chairman also told the meeting that there had been a large number of applications for the post of Chief Executive and that a new appointment was expected in the near future.

Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry then presented his report. He also gave a full and detailed account of the 12 point deduction that the team suffered at the end of last season.

Honorary Treasurer, Nick Farrant then talked through the Somerset CCC accounts. After fielding a number of questions, the 2019 accounts were accepted and passed by the meeting.

It was announced that Eddie Dymond, David Pope, Richard Brice and Geoff Vian had all been elected unopposed to serve a further term of office on their respective Area Committees.

Interim CEO, Malcolm Derry then updated the meeting on the progress regarding the procedures recommended in the good governance document.

Good governance is being implemented across all 18 First Class counties and it is expected to be in place by 2022.

Mr Derry stressed that nothing would change without the approval of Somerset’s 6000 members, and that there could well be two special general meetings to discuss these matters over the next 12 months.

Mr Derry assured those present that Somerset would remain a Members Club as it has been for more than 100 years.

Mr Brice concluded the meeting by once again thanking everyone for their attendance.

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