Axminster prepare for new season

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 November 2010

Axminster women's cricketers were Devon League Champions

Axminster women's cricketers were Devon League Champions


Better liaison needed

Following the recent successful end of season presentation evening, the club members now have the task of electing the various officials and committee members to take the club forward in 2011.

The Annual General Meeting will take place at Cloakham Lawn on Thursday, November 4 from 7pm.

All members, young and old are asked to attend, and any prospective members would, of course, be very welcome.

With the large junior membership it is anticipated that the club will again be running at least three teams in the Bradleys East Devon League, together with the four teams in the Devon Cricket League.

The situation with the league fourth team will be a discussion point, as there were a couple of times during the 2010 season when it was difficult to raise a team.

Whether this was actually due to a lack of players, or lack of liaison with the players that were available, is a matter the club needs to address.

The club needs one or two of the ‘older players’ to now consider what they could do for the club in supporting the efforts of the team.

Running the four teams each and every Saturday is a problem the club has created, built out of its own success, particularly with the advancement of the juniors and recently the girls’ and ladies’ section.

The DCL are keen to see the team remain, but the club needs plenty of positive support from members and supporters to ensure the club continues to provide cricket for all. The club junior coaching programme is under way at the Axe Valley Sports Hall, primary school age girls and boys attend on Sunday evenings and under-13s Thursdays from 6pm.

Information can be obtained from Dan Murnane 07845498057.

The adults and ladies’ section will commence their practice sessions early next year.

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