Every year, the AGM comes around and this year is no exception. We tried to make it a physical event, but we are all too darn important and busy, so it was via Zoom. The minutes were excellent collected and produced by commissar Soldya, Dan March. Thank you, Dan.
MINUTES FROM THE SCC AGM 27TH FEBRUARY 2023
We were chorate: Phil ‘Yuri’; John ‘Yankers’ , Malikovitch; Jontin; Malky; Will Ruboneoff; Ashwin; Dan Hatter; Kamran; NINE PRESENT – toast to absent friends – Jonty drank his aftershave
Phil handed over to Malky for financials…
All self explanatory thru doc shared – match fees were higher from the charity day, no insurance this year…accounts are healthy £542 in the black. £300 to charity – £100 to Royal Marsden, and £200 to DEC Pakistan
Discussion of need for insurance to be able to hire Barn Elms – but may not need to book this year as MCA struggling for a team – can be expensive if only using insurance (£215) for one fixture – will see if the MCA fixture happens.
SCANDAL AT SCC – someone has made multiple purchases with the SCC card through ebay amazon marketplace, prime video in Jan & Feb –Phil to cancel the card
Membership fees – keeping the same and Jonty will subsidise the youngsters (ie. He will still pay the full fee coz he’s a lovely guy).
Fixtures – John – all fixtures confirmed including Penn St double header + Trafalgar Arms
Probably lost MCA and Ebernoe fixtures.
10 days of cricket – possibly 11
Some gaps in the list – any suggestions from members? ASHWIN to contact his Cambridge club.
BRANDON – IN ABSENTIA
Quartermaster – website and run down of monies – INFO TO COME
WOODHOUSE – IN ABSENTIA
Training – nets was discussed at the AGM – see below
Jonty had comments – surprisingly – and is ready for netting.
Well done Ash for netting!
ASH – Can organise nets at Lords
SCC nets at Lords with bowling machine –
SUGGESTION: hire 2 nets + bowling machine + coach at Lords in MID-LATE MARCH – ASHWIN TO FIND OUT AVAILABILITY, DAN M TO HELP ORGANISE/ROUND UP TROOPS
Bowling machine and coach paid from club funds; anyone playing will therefore only have to pay the normal Lords net fee.
JONTY – On Captaincy
Keep it clean, you know how we work
Went to Sandon Soho social – fairness in the test match to be looked at…ie. Use of ringers and making old men field all day – at this point Jonty’s internet froze and the meeting moved on very swiftly to…
PHIL – SCC structure and commissars
NEW TREASURER – Malky has found a new hole he likes to enter 18 times a day so we are changing over Treasurer – MALIK nominated – as new Treasurer – MALIK ACCEPTED – NEW TREASURER IS MALIK – WELCOME!!!
PRE SEASON DRINKS – HIRSTY suggested UPSTAIRS AT LYRIC (But order less pizza)
Jonty came back after freezing – and talked about captaincy again – play it fair and in the spirit of Soho
DATES FOR PRE-SEASON DRINKS: 6TH, 13TH, 20 APRIL & RECRUITMENT DRIVE– SEE ON WHATSAPP GROUP WHICH DATE IS MOST POPULAR.
WHO IS COMING TO MATCHES?
NEW Commissar of Call Outs – DAN M– PUTTING SHOUT OUTS EARLIER THAN HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY DONE, PEOPLE ADD THEIR NAME TO THE EXISITING LIST SO THE LIST GROWS, RATHER THAN HAVING TO SCROLL THROUGH A MILLION MESSAGES.
PHIL – CAN YOU SEND DAN M THE FULL EMAIL LIST OF MEMBERS – THANKS
Malky promised to teach Dan how to use Excel. Some banter occurred to which Jonty ejaculated- “Oh come on chaps, you can do better than this!”
MOVING INTO 21ST CENTURY – The cricket app – data capture – who is competent to do this? Who has signed up? It is a useful addition for stats lovers – can we make this happen more?
Jonty loves Hirsty and his wife. And wants to see the Test Match and loves Ben Stokes and mentioned that we have Moeen.
A cry of AOB from Phil – a resounding answer of: