BDCC AGM 2023 Chairman’s Report

Chairman's report November 2023

If anyone tells you being Chairman of Barnby Dun CC is easy don't believe them. I’ve been the club’s elected chairman for over 10 years and the task of trying to listen to everyone and keep everyone happy has become more difficult. People and groups of people must try and understand the bigger picture and the consequences of their actions - be careful what you wish for. One cricket club please.

Our first season in the South Yorkshire Senior League has by and large gone well with mixed fortunes. The 1st team were relegated while the 2nd team were promoted. Thanks to everyone who represented the club, especially our captains. The Cricket club Ladies team have gone from strength to strength and played all over South Yorkshire and beyond.  Well done girls. The Sunday and mid-week teams have, as always, played some enlightening cricket. This has once again been a platform for our Juniors under the watchful eye of our senior players.  Nice one.   Under 9-11-13-18 again represented our club here there and everywhere. Smiling, having fun, winning losing & growing up together to become better people. This would not happen without the fantastic support of our coaching team. These people give up their time and without their commitment, the cricket club would be worse off.  Thanks a million to you all.

Some of the problems this year have not been of our doing. The weather has been a shocker and caused a number of problems.  The removing of our ability to fund raise by selling alcohol at the ground was ridiculous - hopefully common sense will break out. But we move on. The ups and downs of most sports clubs.   Let's hope our Friday nights next year are hot hot hot so everyone at the club can once again enjoy themselves.  Bring it on.

May I wish our new captains good luck for the new season and ask all senior teams to raise a £1000 for the benefit of our cricket club. Finally, many thanks to our sponsors, helpers, parents, players, supporters and the team behind the team who once again have, in their own way, endeavoured to do the best for our cricket club resulting in the position we are in today. Merry Christmas and a happy Cricketing New Year.

Chairman Pete.