Thursday, 17 June 2021

Kidmore promoted to top division

KIDMORE END will play in the top flight of the Thames Valley Cricket League next season.

KIDMORE END will play in the top flight of the Thames Valley Cricket League next season.

The news came as members of the club held their annual general meeting at their Gallowstree Common ground on Monday of last week — the final event of the club’s 150th year.

As a result of Hertfordshire clubs deciding to leave the Home Counties Premier League, the Thames Valley League has implemented several changes, one of which meant that Kidmore End, who finished as runners-up in Division 2B last season, will play in the top flight next year.

Kidmore End’s Opponents next season will include Beaconsfield, Datchet and Marlow for the first time in several years.

Club treasurer, Alan Pigden, was able to report a small financial surplus for the year, one consequence of which will be to hold subscriptions at 2013 levels for another season.

Rupert Loader presented an encouraging report on junior cricket, with particular success for U13 and U15 teams as well as the benefits of social events.

The highlight of the club’s social calendar was the 150th anniversary ball in September which was attended by 160 people.

The return of minor counties cricket to Gallowstree Common in May, when Berkshire played Buckinghamshire, was another highly successful occasion.

Officers were all re-elected with president, Fred Curzon, chairman, John Sheldon, treasurer, Alan Pigden, secretary, David New and junior development, Rupert Loader all set to continue in their roles.

Jeff Sheldon will captain the 1st XI and Mark Beddow the 3rd XI in 2014. After 10 years as 2nd XI captain, Christopher Pigden will stand down and Mark New will be his successor. Guy Ashby will captain the Sunday side.

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