The Annual General Meeting of Cricket Scotland Holdings Limited (“CSHL”) took place last night at Stirling County Cricket Club.
Bruce Dixon, the retiring President, gave the President’s Report. He particularly mentioned the successes of the international teams, both men and women, as well as reflecting on the recent frustration of so narrowly missing out on qualification for the men’s World Cup Finals despite a great effort by the squad.
He also commended the excellent work done by our clubs and the Cricket Scotland participation team in growing the numbers playing the game in Scotland. It was also noted how the new Performance Pathway was showing promising signs of producing more talented players for the future.
Bruce presented the Basil D’Oliviera Trophy to Ken Ross for his services to Scottish cricket as an umpire for over 40 years and the Eve Mawdsley Trophy for Fair Play (kindly donated by the Cricket Society of Scotland) to the Forty Club for their outstanding work in spreading the cricketing message and the spirit of the game.
Presentations were given by Malcolm Cannon, the Chief Executive, on the Annual Report for 2017 and the new Performance Pathway and by David Johnson, Finance Manager, on the financial results for 2017.
The accounts for 2017 were approved by the meeting which also agreed that subscriptions would remain unchanged from the previous year.
Willie Donald (Aberdeenshire) was confirmed as President from the close of the meeting to 2020. The appointment of Tony Brian (Watsonians) as Chair of the operational company, Cricket Scotland Limited, until 2021 was ratified.
Bob McFarlane (Rossie Priory) and Paul Reddish (Edinburgh South) were elected unopposed as directors of CSHL until 2020 and 2022 respectively.
It was reported that Douglas Lockhart had been re-appointed a director of Cricket Scotland Limited until 2022 but that, sadly, Shelley Watson had decided other business pressures meant she could not continue as a director of that company for a second term. A process is underway to identify a replacement.
A warm tribute was paid to the exceptional contribution and commitment of Bruce Dixon during his time as President and to the wise counsel he had contributed to Cricket Scotland during his period in office. Everyone in attendance expressed their grateful thanks to him.
Minutes from the AGM can be found HERE