"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Brian Saunders and Jenny Walker honoured at Norfolk AGM

The Norfolk CSMBA Annual General Meeting was held at North Wymondham on Sunday. Probably due to a combination of extremely hot weather, no constitutional proposals submitted and one nomination for each Officer position the lowest attendance in memory resulted with only eight member clubs out of 64 sending delegates. They were Wymondham, East Harling, Thetford, Wortwell, Diss, Hevingham, Thorpe Marriott and East Tuddenham. Reports from the Officers highlighted another successful season where two National titles were won by Norfolk, the National Triples and the National Under 18’s. Other highlights were Norfolk Premier reaching the final of the I.C.C again and Norfolk Over 60’s winning the Eastern England Over 60’s League. In his Chairman’s Report, Selwyn Goldsmith of Hevingham SMBC spoke of the huge contribution Brian Saunders of Wymondham SMBC had made to the NCSMBA over many years as President, and formerly Vice Chairman and County Team Manager, before awarding Brian Life Membership of the NCSMBA. During the President’s Closing Speech Brian Saunders awarded Secretary Jenny Walker with a President’s Distinguished Service award for her work since becoming Secretary of the NCSMBA. The Treasurer Jon Sparham reported that the NCSMBA County Accounts were still in a healthy financial position and recommended that fees remained unchanged. Over 60’s Organiser Teresa Goldsmith reported the same situation on the Over 60’s Account. Officer’s elected to serve for 2019/2020 were as follows. President Brian Saunders (Wymondham), Vice President Bob Oatway (First Bus), Chairman Selwyn Goldsmith (Hevingham), Vice Chairman Simon Willies (East Tuddenham), Secretary Jenny Walker (Thorpe Marriott), Assistant Secretary Peter Walker (Thorpe Marriott), Treasurer Jon Sparham (Wymondham), Assistant Treasurer Elaine Willies (East Tuddenham), Membership Secretary Teresa Goldsmith (Hevingham), Assistant Membership Secretary Billie Barker (Wymondham), Competition Secretary Chris Mann (Wymondham), Assistant Competition Secretary Jon Sparham (Wymondham), Press & Web Secretary Selwyn Goldsmith (Hevingham), Assistant Press & Web Secretary Chris Mann (Wymondham), Records Secretary Teresa Goldsmith (Hevingham), Umpires Officer Peter Walker (Thorpe Marriott), Safeguarding Officer Teresa Goldsmith (Hevingham), Assistant Safeguarding Officer Billie Barker (Wymondham).       

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NCSMBA President Brian Saunders awarded Life Membership of the Association by Chairman Selwyn Goldsmith

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NCSMBA Secretary Jenny Walker receives President's Distinguished Service Award from Brian Saunders