Colin Neill Elected as President Elect
Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce that Colin Neill has been elected as President Elect. Colin will take up his role immediately and become President for a two year term at the 2014 AGM, succeeding the current President Jack Ker.
Colin has been involved in Scottish club cricket since 1972. For seventeen years he played, captained and was President of Kelvinside Academical Cricket Club. He joined Helensburgh Cricket Club in 1989 after moving to the area and went on to captain the team in 1992.
In 1994 Colin joined the XL Club and has played for them ever since. In 1998 he took over the Chairmanship of the Scottish District and in 2012 was elected on to the Executive Committee of the main club. The XL Club in Scotland has gone from strength to strength under Colin’s leadership. The XL Club plays a vital role in assisting the development of the game in Scotland’s schools by offering schools (both State and Public) and youth XI fixtures against experienced cricketers who will encourage the young cricketers to play the game to the highest standards of performance and behaviour in the best spirit of the game.
Colin has recently retired following a lengthy and highly successful professional career with Diageo with his final role managing the largest whisky production site in the world. Since retiring Colin continues to be busy as a Director of the Board of the Renfrew Chamber of Commerce and also as a Board Director of Renfrew Leisure, a post he took up in April 2012.