Annual General Meeting 2008


Those attending

John Carr
John Cooper
Phil McBarron
Kim Matthews
Robert Fox
Neil Priest
Guy Westhead
John Hilary
Simon Cousins
Tawhid Qureshi
Rod Paterson
Mike Dollin
Russell Marr
Matthew Taylor
Jude Matthews
Franca McBarron
Meenu (Westhead)
Amy Cooper

Apologies for Absence

These were received from the following:

Peter Lee
Sian Priest
David Lowe
Damian Radcliffe
David Pope
John Doyle
Brendon Roberts
Natarajah Narasimhan

Minutes of the last AGM

These were made available to all present, & there were no matters arising.

Finance Report

The Treasurer John Cooper gave his report, & as at November 2008 the Dodgers account was in credit by £520. This represented a profit of £90 over the year, after various loan repayments. The Dodgers membership fee will remain at £10 each & there were 19 paid up members in 2008 (=£190).

Election of Officers for 2009

The following were elected unopposed to stand for the posts as indicated:

John Carr (Captain)
Neil Priest (Vice-Captain)
Phil McBarron (Chairman)
John Cooper (Treasurer)
Robert Fox (Secretary)
Kim Matthews (Fixture Secretary)
Peter Lee (Committee Member without Portfolio)

Thanks were given for all their efforts during the past year.

Subscription, Match & Net Fees for 2009

Fees are set as follows:

- Dodgers Membership = £10.00
- Evening Match (No Tea) = £3.50
- Afternoon Match (No Tea) = £4.00
- Afternoon Match (With Tea) = £5.00
- Evening Nets @ The Oval = £5.00.

Away fees are to be the same as those of Home games.

Selection Policy for 2009

It was agreed that nobody should have to miss 2 games in a row that they are available for, except possibly for the few "higher profile" games where the opposition are particularly strong. This will be proportioned to general availability, to try & prevent any last minute withdrawals. A list of Reserves will also be in operation.

New Dodgers Recruitment posters designed by John Cooper will be distributed to Tawhid (LDA), Guy (HMRC), Phil (SS), Simon (TFL), Sian (EH), Mike (GMH) & Rob (RWH) from Jan’09 to display in their respective buildings.
The Dodgers website is maintained by John Cooper, who was thanked for his efforts, & the domain name has been paid for into 2009. The website also has the relevant details for anyone interested in joining up.

2008/09 Fixtures

Kim Matthews has taken on the Fixture Secretary role again & thanks were duly given to him for all his sterling work in organising the fixtures. He mentioned that the fixtures for the coming year are likely to be similar to those in 2008, but a couple of new ones are planned. Putting a team together to participate in the CSSC Sports Day in July was also mentioned.

Closed Season Activities & Other Social Events

Various social events were put forward, including the usual indoor nets at the Oval; a Greyhound Racing Day; a day at the Great British Beer Festival 2009 at Earls Court, a day at the Horse Racing, & several Cricket watching days at the Oval & Lords.

2008 Awards

Player of the Season: Phil McBarron
Top Batsman: Neil Priest
Top Bowler: Rod Paterson
Best Fielder: Matthew Taylor
Most Improved Player: Rod Paterson

Any Other Business

No Dodgers Cricket Tour took place in 2008, however, the Superstars team is touring over the early May Bank Holiday weekend in 2009, & anyone interested in going should contact Barry Gigg. A possible tour to Ireland in 2010 was mentioned as a possibility by Rob, & he will report back next year on the costs etc. of it.

Some new equipment was purchased during the year, consisting of a bat, pads & new balls. Peter will obtain some new white balls for 20/20 games & we have up to £250 available to purchase new gear in the coming year.
Guy will look into the purchase of Dodgers Caps in either baseball or baggy style, but due to the high costs involved, a discount will need to be arranged.

Rob Fox (Secretary)
December 2008