UPLYME & Lyme Regis Cricket Club Club will be entering a single team in the Devon Cricket League in 2019, it was agreed at this week’s annual meeting.
To reflect member wishes, the second league team will be replaced by a weekend friendly team which will play, primarily on Sundays, against other local friendly and touring sides.
The meeting heard that this will enable massively reduced travelling, reduced ‘game time’ and a more attractive opportunity particularly for our younger players.
The move is expected to improve player availability, as there will not routinely be more than one fixture on the same day and friendly game selection will not be constrained by Devon Cricket League selection restrictions.
Members discussed in detail the report presented by the chairman, Ian Thomas, and unanimously supported all recommendations.
Members thanked KG5 Trustees and expressed support for the strong working relationship becoming established between the club and KG5.
It was also resolved to support further close working toward a sustainable future for both club and trustees, recognising that this is essential to safeguarding the future of cricket on the KG5 Ground serve both Uplyme and Lyme Regis communities.
Officers elected were: President, Brian Rattenbury; vice-president – Gary Rowland; chairman – Ian Thomas; secretary – Derek Wellman; Neil Price (treasurer); club captain – Mark Brimicombe;
groundsmen – John Hunt, supported by Simon Rattenbury, who will also be club welfare officer.
The club also thanked Eddie Clarke, who has stepped down at the end of the season, for his work over several years, particularly associated with our ground and youth program.