POYNTON CRICKET MATTERS
AWARDS NIGHT NEWS
At the club’s annual Presentation Evening on Saturday September 24, Josh Hampson
landed the Player of the Year award for the 1st XI, making him the youngest recipient
of this award in recent years. 17 year old Josh had a superb debut season in the first
The coveted Clubman of the Year award went to Pete Heath, who has combined the
roles of 3rd XI captain, Legends player and 1st XI scorer this year, while also devoting
considerable time to working on the ground.
Danny Williams, Mark Fletcher and Jake Haresnape all won more than one award,
while there was a new award this year dedicated to the memory of Andy McAlpine, for
the best individual performance of the year, an award jointly presented to Chris Oake
and Danny Williams by Duncan McAlpine.
1st XI Player of the Year: Josh Hampson
1st XI Most Improved Player: Jon Hadley
2nd XI Player of the Year: Mark Fletcher
2nd XI Most Improved Player: Jake Haresnape
3rd XI Player of the Year: Bryan Thompson
3rd XI Most Improved Player: Andy Hadfield
Legends Player of the Year: Francis Turnbull
Legends Most Improved Player: Bryan Thompson
Roger Ellis Trophy (Non-playing services to Club): Michael Stevenson
Steven McClean Trophy (Clubman of the Year): Pete Heath
John Codling Plaque (Emerging Junior in Senior Cricket): Jake Haresnape
Peter Kingham Trophy (Team of the Year): Under 18
Andy McAlpine Trophy (Performance of the Year): Danny Williams/Chris Oake
Albert Heathcote Trophy (Best Representative Player): Danny Williams
Chris Hammond Trophy (Services to Junior Cricket): Mark Fletcher
Frank Foulds Trophy (Best All-Rounder): Rick Clark
Sincere apologies to the other winners, I have been unable to locate anyone within
the club who has a full list. Hopefully the gaps will be filled in future newsletters.
Raffle prize winners on the evening were:
Dave Stephenson - Adidas Cricket Bat
Brian Kingham - Autographed Bat
Elliot Moores' Grandfather (sorry no name!) - Autographed Shirt
Steve Lavelle & Leo Turnbull - Bill Tidy Prints
JIMMY TO CAPTAIN ENGLAND IN DUBAI
Jimmy Williams will lead England as they take on Pakistan’s physical disabilities
squad in three 40-over matches and two Twenty20 matches at the ICC Global Cricket
Academy in Dubai during February. This will be the first international cricket series
between two teams of physically disabled players where both are recognised and
endorsed by the governing body of cricket.
CRICKET AGM NEWS – KINGERS BACK IN THE CHAIR
Excellent news from the AGM, as members were elected to the two significant
positions which have been vacant for some time. Brian Kingham returns to the
Chairman role he relinquished in 2008, while Paul Gould was elected to the
Performance Director role, co-ordinating coaching activity across the club, a role last
held by Tony Hutter. Paul will also continue as first team captain, Mark Fletcher
becomes second team captain and Bryan Thompson takes control of the thirds.
Paul has informed the club committee that the statement in the recent League
Newsletter that he is leaving the club for Timperley is not correct, and he has re-stated
his commitment to Poynton.
A vote of thanks was proposed during the meeting to Jane Williams who steps down
after seven years as Junior Chair, to be replaced by Damien Mullany. Jane will remain
heavily involved with Poynton junior cricket and will remain on the Executive
Committee. Other officers standing down with the thanks of the committee and the
club include Pete Heath, Bill Roffey, Rick Clark, Jimmy Williams, Alex Oswell, Carol
Dawson and Matt Heathcote.
Your Officers for the next 12 months
Executive Committee Members:
Chairman: Brian Kingham (last held by Mike Walton)
Vice-Chair: Lynne Emerson (re-elected)
Secretary: John Marsden (re-elected)
Treasurer: Chris Haresnape (re-elected)
Junior Chair: Damien Mullany (in succession to Jane Williams)
Performance Director: Paul Gould (last held by Tony Hutter)
Players’ Representative: Mark Fletcher
Co-opted Executive Member: Jane Williams
Zofia Heath was re-elected as Child Welfare Officer, however the second CWO role is
vacant at present. One of the two CWOs will also serve on the Executive.
Other Voted Appointments:
1st XI Captain: Paul Gould (re-elected)
2nd XI Captain: Mark Fletcher (in succession to Jimmy Williams)
2nd XI Vice-Captain: Chris Oake (in succession to Alex Oswell)
3rd XI Captain: Bryan Thompson (in succession to Pete Heath)
Legends (Over 40s) Captain: Brian Kingham (re-elected)
No nominations received: 1st XI Vice-Captain, 3rd XI Vice-Captain
Remaining Officer positions do not require a vote under the constitution, and holders
of these posts can be appointed by the Executive. At the AGM, the following
appointments were made:
Sports Club Representatives: John Marsden & Brian Kingham
Internal Communications Officer: yours truly (re-appointed)
Ground Representative: Mark Fletcher (in succession to Carol Dawson)
House Representative: Lynne Emerson (re-appointed)
Social Representative: Lynne Emerson (re-appointed)
Social Secretary: Paul Gould
Sponsorship Co-ordinators: Paul Gould & Mike Walton
Fixture Secretaries: Jimmy Williams & Jane Williams (re-appointed)
Positions yet to be appointed: League Representative, Press & Publicity Officer.
Please contact the Executive Committee should you wish to be considered for any of
the vacant positions.
SPORTS CLUB AGM NEWS
The Poynton Sports Club AGM on Friday October 14 was not well attended and the
evening concluded with various positions within the club remaining vacant. Chairman
Kevin Bell has stood down with no candidate emerging to replace him, and the House
Chairman and Bar Chairman positions are also vacant at present. These are critical
posts for the efficient and legal operation of the club.
Financial headlines as presented at the meeting included:
Total income for the Club fell by 0.8% to £243.347 (£245,308 in 2010)
Total expenditure fell by 0.4% £233,697 (£236,920)
A surplus was achieved for the year of £9,650 (£8,388)
The Sports Club’s 2011 Annual Report, including a full Finance report, is available at
The Geoff Swann Memorial Trophy, awarded to the outstanding ‘Clubman of the Year’
across all the sports sections, was awarded to Cricket’s Jim Wilde for his tireless work
on the ground, his service as Ground Chairman, and his year on year out support of
the club socially; along with his annual Panto productions, and his years of organising
the New Years Eve Party; all with the support of Irene, his wife.
Details of the Sports Club AGM, including the report sent by the Cricket section to the
meeting, can be viewed at http://www.poyntonsports.com/news/the-20011-poynton-
RICK BURTON RETIRES
After over a decade of sterling service in the 1st XI, 2nd XI and 3rd XI, Rick Burton has
decided to hang up his boots. We wish him well. Rick played several games for the 1 st
XI when the team was last in the Premier Division, and in one of these memorably
batted out the last 11 overs in a last-wicket partnership with Steve Mobley to secure a
draw.His highest innings was 56 for the 3rd XI v Congleton in 2010 and his best
bowling 5/27 for the 2nd XI v Alsager in 2005.
Seeking to bounce back from last season’s relegation, the first team are at home on
both the first and last days of next year’s season. We entertain Timperley on April 21
and end 21 Saturdays later on September 15 at home to Congleton.
A trip to Alderley Edge or Stockport awaits in the Red Insure T20 knockout.
The second team start at Bredbury St Mark’s on April 21 and end at Congleton on
The Legends start on Wednesday May 9 at Bollington and end the regular season on
August 8 at home to Bredbury St Mark’s. Over 40s Finals Day is on Bank Holiday
Monday August 27 at Urmston.
All fixture information received so far is in a separate attachment.
Cricket Section Events:
Friday November 18 (8pm) Cricket Quiz Night. (teams of 4 or 5)
General Sports Club Events:
1st Sunday of every month Club Walk (10.30am)
5 miles starting and ending from the club. £6 for optional Carvery lunch at the
club on return.
Friday December 2 Christmas Party
Three course meal with live music from "Under the Wire" playing 60s, 70s &
80s covers. Tickets £17.50.
Wednesday December 21 Carols By Candlelight (7pm)
With Hazel Grove Brass Band. Free admission and free mulled wine.
Saturday December 24 Xmas Eve Dinner
Sunday December 25 Xmas Day Lunch
Saturday December 31 New Year’s Eve Family Party
Disco, Games and Festivities. Free glass of bubbly at midnight (over 18's) to
welcome in 2012! Tickets only £20 per family (two adults and up to 4 children) -
food not included.
All Sports Club events where a ticket price is stated require advance booking via the
bar at the club, or Manager Simon Reeder on 07773 821204 or Chef Jean-Louis on
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