Annual Reports 2016/7
President’s Report – 2016/17:
It was again an honour to serve as MCIBA President.
The Association is fortunate to have Officers in all positions that fulfill their roles to an extremely high level making it easy for the rest of us to turn up and play.
My thanks go to the following:
Match and Fixtures Secretary, Andy Knott, who after arranging the fixtures during the summer, ensures that we are always fielding a team.
For the second year running MCIBA ended up with a played twelve, won six, lost six record in the Inter-County Friendlies.
Finals Day at Century saw a very enjoyable day and a clean sweep for Hounslow in the Senior Competitions. Yet again Maurice Tate, Competition Secretary, ensured all the competitions were run with no hassle.
The same must also be said about the League Secretary, Geoff Salter, who again oversaw the League programme whilst trying to formulate the best way of taking the Middlesex League forward.
Thanks must also go to Century I.B.C. for allowing us to use their facilities and to Lynnette Black for catering for both days.
The Finals venues for both 2017/18 and 2018/19 have been set in principle with Cambridge Park agreeing to host them next year and The Lawns in 2019.
This will ensure that the six Clubs that can host the Finals will have done so over the six years from 2014.
MCIBA again reached the Home Counties Final but alas again no silverware was gained.
Team Manager Tony Paulley along with Selectors Ernie Rudston, Andy Knott and MBA Johns Manager Tommy Lawford, who joined the Selectors this year, are definitely taking the County in the right direction.
A big Thank You must also go to Eric Prior, who is always in attendance at our competitive matches and offering his support to Tony especially with the matchday administration.
This year saw a change of personnel within what I refer to as my Executive Officers, with Godfrey Sheldon taking over as Treasurer and Chris Yelland replacing Godfrey as Secretary.
Both transitions went smoothly with both Chris and Godfrey fulfilling their roles to an exemplary level.
Thank you both.
The Tour to Eastbourne was a great success although numbers decrease each year.
The decision to make the Tour Mixed going forward seems to have ensured the future of the Tour.
Bournemouth has already been finalised for March 2018 with a return to Eastbourne being proposed in March 2019.
Finally, I would like to thank all the Members of MCIBA, without whom matches would never be fulfilled and look forward to their continued support.