Herewith please find enclosed formal notice to the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) that I have called on behalf of the Club and it’s members. This will be held at Strayfield Road on Tuesday the 25th September at 19.00 and I will, should members wish, offer a Skype option for those that cannot make it in person. Please make every effort to attend as the technology won’t work too well with many callers. Please respond back to me to confirm either your attendance or non-attendance.
The Management Committee took the decision, with consultation of the members, to indicate their desire to withdraw the Second Eleven from Division Six B of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League as the non-availability of players across the club made it impossible to field two teams on Saturday. Every time we were unable to fulfil a fixture in the League, under rule 14, we attracted a £150 penalty payable to the opposing club. Obviously this, as well as the fact that the League themselves would have withdrawn and fined us, meant that realistically without a sudden influx of players we had no other option.
This then brings me to the point of the EGM. I would ask and actually implore ALL Members of the club to attend on the 25th September with options for the future. We have discussed the possibility of dropping one or both teams from their current positions in the League to narrow the gap between them to make transition easier. We have also discussed starting the Second Eleven in a Development League to enable colts and younger players to come through and benefit from the knowledge and help of those whose playing careers might be like mine in descending trajectory.
NO OPTIONs are off the table at present and this is your chance to speak openly rather than on Social Media or via email and I hope you all feel confident enough to guide Management through this next phase of North Enfield’s journey. Before anyone mentions it, yes I will be returning to some form of playing role next year but having been a member since 1977 I thought I had earned some time off from playing for a bit whilst my old bones rested!!
Should you need to speak to me in person or on the phone then please do so via 07958243298.