Although the season has been over for some time now, the committee has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that next year is an even better season for seniors and colts alike.
One significant change from last year is that, after many years in the role, Anjan Dutta has decided to step down as junior cricket manager. The club wishes to thank him for everything he has achieved for the Club’s colts section.
As many of you will know Anjan has accomplished a tremendous amount for the Club over the past few years and based on those experiences, the committee believe that going forward it would be better to break down the role Anjan performed in order to spread the responsibilities across the Club more evenly. As a result, the committee plans to establish a colts' sub-committee, which will work closely with the Club’s main management in order to enhance further the colts section and to continue the good work already apparent. The committee has started to recruit volunteers for various roles but there are still more positions to fill. If you feel you are able and willing to help in any capacity then please let me know.
In order for this plan to take effect, and to agree the way forward for colts, committee would like to hold a focus group to review last season and to see how we can make the colts section even better. The meeting is open to all colts’ section parents who wish to have their say on the future of the colts section at Cheam CC; and we would particularly welcome the presence of the age group managers and other volunteers from last season.
The meeting takes place in the boardroom at Cheam Sports Club next Tuesday, 28th November, starting at 7:45pm.
There is another change for next season that is particularly beneficial for the older colts (U13s/U14s and above), as the Club will provide more opportunities for the senior colts to gain experience in adult cricket. To this end, we are pleased to announce that the Club has entered the Surrey Championship 4th XI league, which play on Saturday afternoons; and also the Surrey Trust League, which is a development league playing on Sunday afternoons. Older colts will be regularly involved in both of the Cheam CC XIs participating in these two competitions.