Past Players Association AGM and Lunch Event 2017
Wellington Cricket Club’s Past Players Association held its sixth AGM and Lunch event for members and guests last weekend when the current 1st XI entertained North Perrott CC in a West of England Premier League Somerset Division game and once more the meeting and the time after it provided a platform for reacquainting and memories of the past to be recalled over a splendid two course lunch that Association Treasurer Chris Rudd once more provided.
The President Keith Colman spoke on the ethos of the Association and that is continued to provide all that it looked to do when it was formed in 2012 and this was a pleasing situation to have he said.
It was noted with sadness that a former player with the Club, Neil Fullstone, had passed away recently and his playing prowess was recalled by all present who also stood for a period of recollection and remembrance in his memory.
In reviewing the past year the Secretary Matt Colman noted that a first formal playing opportunity had been undertaken in 2016 when a PPA XI had taken on a WCC Chairman’s XI in a T20 Challenge match and to this end this would be repeated by a PPA XI taking on a WCC President’s XI on Friday 30th June and this game would be an opportunity for Neil’s memory to be perpetuated by the presentation to the Club of his Somerset CCC junior honours in a framed manner along with those of Association member Tim Salter who received same along with Neil in the mid-1970s – Tim is to skipper the PPA XI once more it was announced.
Other events that had been held were also found to have been well received and attended, such as July’s Evening Barbecue Event and this, for example, would be repeated in 2017.
Matt Colman also presented the Association’s financial report for the year ending 30th April 2017 as had been compiled by Chris Rudd and it was noted that the Club had been presented with a Gazebo for use when working outside via Association funds.
Income continued to be of an acceptable level through subscriptions, lunch purchases and barbecue events and a continued pledge to support the Club in its development plans was made.
The Association’s Officers were re-elected en bloc and so the following will continue in the following roles
Committee Members – Paul Rowlandson and Ashley Colman
Club President Duncan Short read a short message from Club Chairman Mark Salter, who was playing for the 2nd XI on the day, and in it he applauded the work that the Association does and that all this work – past, present and future, is much appreciated by the Club and is integral to its progression and development.
Details of Club events were also given and members were encouraged to attend and support such going forward.
After the meeting was declared ended the Association Members present met outside and gathered to note the presentation of its latest donation to the Club and to this end Association President Keith Colman and Club President Duncan Short shook hands on the deal with First Team Scorer Shellie Jarman also been part of the presentation party.