Help Ketton Cricket Club stop a rival club also playing in Ketton.
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Ketton Cricket held its Annual General Meeting on December 12th at the end of a year of frequent acrimonious discussions on club management, standards of behaviour and lack of accountability.
A new committee won all seven of the contested posts and the old committee of four years was voted out by the membership.
The ousted ex-chairman, Cristian Durant, and club member, Simon Smith (who stood for Treasurer but was not elected), informed newly elected chairman Matt Walker that they would be leaving the club and taking away equipment they said they had loaned the club such as mower, scoreboard, nets, covers, sightscreens and boundary rope.
Simon Smith and Cristian Durant were invited to remain at the club to continue supporting it and to work with the new committee to take the club forward. However, they refused and instead announced that they, along with the majority of the old ousted committee, were forming a new club and seeking approval from the KSCC to play at the Pit Lane ground.
This approval by the KSCC undermined the will of the newly elected committee and the clubs membership, and after 113 years of existence, has put Ketton Cricket Clubs immediate future at risk due to its committee and dozens of volunteers feeling undermined and unsupported by KSCC.
We need the KSCC to reverse it's decision for 3 main reasons
1) There is no need for a second club at Pit Lane
2)It is opposed by the KCC Committee, in representation of the membership.
3) We have evidence that the Trustees of the KSCC were misinformed by Laurence Davis and Simon Smith representing the proposed new club, and were misled by KSCC chairman Andrew McGilvray before the vote to support a second club took place.
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