BRIXHAM CRICKET CLUB

FOUNDED MARCH 6th 1934
Grounds:
Astley Park (1934-35)
Northfields Lane (1936-2008)
North Boundary Road (2009-)
Colours:
Navy Blue and Light Blue
Twenty/20
Brixham Lions
Emblem:
Blue rampant lion with red tongue
and talons above a gold ribbon with
the insignia

'JE MEINTIENDRAY'

"which is medieval Dutch for 'I WILL MAINTAIN' which William Prince of Orange declared on landing in Brixham on November 5th 1688 when he claimed "I will maintain the liberties of England and the Protestant Religion"

PRESIDENT
John Pepper

CHAIRMAN
Barry Orchard

SECRETARY
Phil Gregory

TREASURER
Bob Hyde

CLUB CAPTAIN
Mark Orchard

CONSTITUTION

Recent changes in the law to clubs with CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club) status which come into effect on 1 April 16 has meant that the Club committee has had to review the constitution of the Club to ensure we continue to benefit from Charitable status and to protect our club finances. The club has engaged a specialist charitable lawyer who has advised that we need to set up a charity in the name of Brixham Cricket with a separate company to run the clubhouse. The company will be wholly owned by the charity.

Brief details of these plans were given at the recent club AGM and a further meeting will be held at the end of March to confirm the details.
So far as members are concerned it is likely to mean no noticeable change.

THE NEW CRICKET SEASON

With Christmas and New Year gone we now start looking forward to focus our attentions on the beginning of the cricket season. Lots of hard work goes into the preparation of the cricket side, preparing the ground, attracting new players and this year more than any other is crucial with the first teams return to the Premier league after 23 years of absence.

Wes Fowler has stepped down as Club Captain and our thanks must go to him for his contribution over the last few seasons. Mark Orchard has been elected by the players to take on this role.

Andy Pugh returns to lead the first team in what will be a challenging season. The Club will welcome Corne Dry as our overseas player. Corne is a 23 years old from Cape Town, South Africa. He is a right arm medium fast bowler and middle order batsman. He plays for the Knights Franchise and represents Free State province. Corne has also represented South Africa at U19 level and their A side. Corne is a quality replacement for Matt McGillivray who had a stellar season last year and having seen his track record, there is lots of excitement at the prospect of Corne's arrival.

Following last seasons final day relegation, the 2's are looking to bounce back and win promotion back up to the A division. Amanda Higginbotham has stepped down as Captain and is replaced by Tom Hopper. Amanda will continue as a player and support Tom in his new role. The experience gained last year by some of the younger members of the team will prove invaluable and the prospects of promotion must be very real if Tom can get a consistent side out each week.

The first league fixtures will take place the first weekend in May with a couple of friendlies in April. The fixtures will be finalised in the coming weeks and will be posted on the website.

This will be a huge year for the Club with it's Premier League return. The players are looking forward to playing some good hard cricket and would appreciate as much support as possible on a Saturday afternoon.

Good Luck to all and enjoy your season!

Corne Dry http://www.espncricinfo.com/southafrica/content/player/429927.html Good luck to the 2 teams this season.