SECRETARY’S REPORT NOVEMBER 2023
The 1st team could be described as having a season of 2 halves. 7 losses in their first 8 games looked like relegation form, but then the team got its act together and produced some good wins and finished 9th with 9 wins in the YSL Championship East division.
Captain Neil Foster led from the front with over 500 runs, while Ben Shelton and Ashton Nottingham contributed over 300 runs. Top scores of the season were Oscar Sugden’s 124 n.o. and Neil Foster’s 104 n.o. Ben Lamb was highest wicket taker with 38 while Thomas Marritt and Dave England both took 34. All 3 spin bowlers featured in the league’s top ten averages. Stand out performances were 6 for 16 from Dave and 7 for 66 from Thomas. Pace bowler Matty Cooper took 28 wickets.
The 2nd team had a reasonable season with 9 wins and finished in a respectable 6th place in division 3. Rob Jacobs topped the run scoring with over 300 runs while Antony Gibbins scored 343 runs in 8 innings. This included a retired innings of 138 n. o. Best bowling came from Henry Appleby with 28 wickets and 25 from Jake Kennedy. The stand out performance came from Lucas Matthews who took 7 for 16 off 8.5 overs to bowl out New Earswick.
Goole’s Sunday 3rd team had a decent season finishing 7th out of 16 with 7 wins. Harry Pierce was the stand out performer this year scoring over 300 runs and taking 17 wickets to top both batting and bowling. Ciaran Smith and Calum Woodcock both scored over 300 runs.
All details of matches and performances can be found on the Club’s and the Leagues websites. Matches could also be followed live on social media.
Once again, the Club has renewed its Clubmark and East Riding accreditation schemes and seen good progress from its juniors and girls teams.
Off the field, another eventful year with improvements to the lounge making more room with new walls, flooring, seating and furniture leaving the area bigger and brighter.
A new electronic scoreboard erected at the north east corner of the ground is a welcome addition to the Club and was funded by Donald Wood in memory of his parents, Mary and Ernie Wood.
I want to thank Elza and her staff for their excellent efforts again this year and for the added work involved with the alterations.
A particular mention for Stewart who stepped down this year as President after over 40 years in the position. In those 40 years, Stewart has been a major figure in getting this Club to where it is now with this Clubhouse, the extended fields, practice nets, scoreboard etc. Stewart was at the forefront of negotiations with Yorkshire Water that helped finance us through the covid lockdowns and he was also instrumental in getting back the VAT on this Clubhouse which enabled us to buy the dockers field next door.
So, I thank Stewart for his efforts and welcome Mark who has taken over as President enthusiastically.
I also thank all the committee and officials for their help. Neil, Simon, Steve, Antony, Mark, Stewart and the rest of the committee bring various knowledge and expertise that enables us to manage successfully
It just remains to say thanks to all those who helped with teas, scoring and umpiring and getting games played. My thanks to all.