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WEST TORRENS DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB

A founding member of the SACA Grade Club Competition


(Established 1857)

NEWSLETTER NO 1 2014/2015 JUNE 2014


Season 2014 / 2015
Febr


ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING
A good roll-up of members, 48 in all,
playing and non-playing at the 2014/15
AGM resulted in the following persons
being elected to your Board of
Management:
President Denis Brien
Secretary Charlie Rumbelow
Treasurer Steve Weinmann
Committee:
Tim Allen, Andrew Capel, J ack Dugan,
Alan Hutton, Peter Hutton,
Latisha Polkinghorne, Greg Stanford,
Brenton Woolford.
Additional representatives are:
Womens: To be advised
J unior: To be advised

THANKS TO:
President in his report to members
expressed his thanks to the committees
and specifically to retiring persons for their
contributions to WTDCC:
Geoff and Sue Delbridge long time (25
years plus) Secretary and Minutes
Secretary for their efforts over the years.
Ian Bogisch, for his contribution as
assistant coach and coach.
Michelle Capel, for her contribution as
Minutes Secretary for much of the season.
Kerryn Williams, as a B of M member
and womens cricket representative.
Adam Rumbelow Secretary for the
second part of the season.

HENLEY &GRANGE MEMORIAL OVAL
AtkinStreet, HenleyBeach5022
P.O. Box 562 HenleyBeach5022
Ph.: (08) 83564825
Website: www.westerneagles.com
Email: crumbelow@kern.com.au

EMAIL

This Newsletter is being delivered via
email. WTDCC has 160 supporters (and
will grow rapidly when all players are
included) receiving our email. Email is an
easy way to get in contact with
supporters.
If you know of someone, a friend or past
supporter, who may be interested in what
is happening at WTDCC get them to
advise their email address to the email
address above.
They will be welcomed and added to our
list!
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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS:
IN THE BLACK
While not a significant amount our financial
year saw WTDCC return a positive result
see the full figures detailed in the Annual
Report on the web site, to you by email, or
contact Denis Brien for a copy.
THE CANTEEN
Latisha Polkinghorne took charge of the
canteen and assisted by Richard Williams
and Alan Hutton the return has exceeded
expectations.
SPONSORSHIP
The efforts of Tim Allen and Brenton
Woolford resulted in just over $9K to the
bottom line a great effort with this base
becoming the base for further effort.
NON PLAYING SUBSCRIPTIONS
A good return but could be much better given
the supporter base of the Club. This is
where YOU come in make 2014/2015 our
best ever!
Full details in the AGM Eagle Eye.

PLAYING THIS COMING SEASON
Appointments are: Senior Men:
Senior Coach - Adam Rumbelow
Cricket Director - Brenton Woolford
Chairman Selectors - Roger Dugan
As we are aware WTDCC has had an
outstanding success rate with our juniors in
the Bank SA Shield this is at U17 level.
Many of those winning juniors are now
gravitating to senior level. A decision not to
actively recruit but develop from within has
been taken! We have lost a couple but
there are players returning as well and we
are looking for players to develop what was
shown late last season. It looks good!
Appointments are: Senior Women:
Senior Coach - Susie Smith
Cricket Coordinator To be advised
Appointments are: J uniors
Cricket Coordinator To be advised on
J unior Committee meeting.



ONE OF OUR BEST MOVES TO QUEENSLAND



Sadly, (for WTDCC), Peter George and wife Suzie, and their lovely dog Maverick, are
moving to Queensland to pursue Peters ambition to regain his spot in First Class
cricket. (Another lost to SACA?). At the Annual General Meeting Peters contribution
was recognised by club President, Denis Brien, and club Coach, Adam Rumbelow.
Rumbles endorsed Rockas comments and gave an insight to Peters statistics. While
Peter is best noted for his accurate fast bowling Rumbles highlighted his lower order
batting which got us over the line in the preliminary final in our last premiership year
with a grand final and premiership the result of his dedicated performance. Peter is not
noted for big scores, with quick scores being the order of the day subject to the match
position. You didnt have to wait around too long for the runs to accumulate normally
straight drives for six! A club man who was always available to assist younger players
and a player developed from within our junior structure. A person the WTDCC is proud
to have been associated in his rise to Test Cricket status. No doubt Peter has his eye
on emulating Ryan Harris and getting his First Class career, and higher, back.
Universally all WTDCC wish him and Suzie well in their endeavours. Rocka will
produce Peters statistics in full in the Eagle Eye including his 2 test wickets with him
rocketing Sachin Tendulka out alas, for Australia, Sachin was on 214 at the time!

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are pivotal to our existence.
So are active supporters, particularly at home matches
each Saturday and on most Sundays. Matches
are scheduled at our home ground Henley
and Grange Memorial Oval.
Volunteering is a two way affair too.
A volunteer gets the satisfaction of:
knowing his or her contribution makes a difference
provides an interest in an activity
beneficial to the community and self
meet and make friends with persons of like interest
And we do need you.

THERE ARE VARIOUS COMMITTEES (OTHER THAN THE EXECUTIVE)
VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUESED TO CONSIDER SERVING ON.







GRADE CRICKET REVIEW
The topic of the moment is the SACA Grade Cricket Review.
SACA wish to:
reduce the number of grade clubs to 10
establish a further club to the north of Adelaide to service the Barossa Valley
and areas north
perhaps based at Gawler or near-by, and
resource Southern Districts to rejuvenate the southern area.
The outcomes envisaged are:
provide a much more competitive and higher skilled grade competition
increase the expertise of players vide the higher level of competition (make SA
more competitive in inter-State competition)
expand the grade competition to service a larger metropolitan area
provide a grade club throughout the greater metropolitan area
and several other initiatives including a re-vamp of the country zones
The SACA review paper has been prepared (over the past 12 months) and SACA officials
are now engaging with club committees to discuss the proposal.
Several clubs have been invited to consider a merger with other neighbouring clubs. It
has been suggested WTDCC consider a merger. The club mentioned in the report is
Glenelg.
The report has only just been provided to the Board of Management and it is too early to
provide any responses as the board has not had a chance to meet and discuss the matter
in detail.
SACA board member Rod Phillips (a long time grade cricketer/coach) is leading the
meetings with Shane Bernhardt from SACA administration assisting.
A result is not expected to be known for about two years, and should action be taken to
move to a merger THE MATTER WILL BE PUT TO MEMBERS FOR A FINAL
DECISION vide the provisions within WTDCC Constitution.

CLUB CONSTITUTION AMENDED
Members were advised of the need to change WTDCC Constitution (in minimal
ways) so that the constitution reflected what was being done in practice. These
amendments:
date of financial year to conclude on 30 April
Annual General Meeting to be conducted subsequent to completion of
financial year, but prior to the 31 J uly following.
These amendments were put, and carried, and they now become the guiding
dates.
For your information the previous dates did not allow sufficient time to have the
books audited for presentation at the Annual General Meeting.



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