Minutes of the Management Board held on the 7th May 2009, at Sefton Park Cricket Club at 7.30pm


Present: Mr. R Paisley (in the chair), Mr. D Cunningham, Mr. C Wylie, Mr T Hughes, Mr. P Foulder, Mr. J Pinsent, Mr G Pollard, Mr L Martin, Mr J Ledger, Mr M Poole and Mrs J Kelly


Apologies for absence received:  Mr E Williams


The minutes of the previous meeting were approved:-

Prop: J Ledger, Sec: L Martin




a.         Mobile covers had been purchased and delivered




a.         A renewal notice had been received from Oval Insurance Brokers advising that our insurance premium was due at the end of May cost for the next 12 months is £4684. Chair and Treasurer to discuss with Oval and enquire if new mobile covers are covered under the insurance policy.





The Treasurer advised a bank balance of:-.

£10202.00 in the current account (includes £5000 “Awards for All” grant) and £6087.00 in the deposit account (includes £5000 “Awards for All” grant).

A further grant from the ECB of £1000 towards the cost of the covers should be in our account w/e 15-May-09.

At the same time last year our balances were; Current a/c £4661, Deposit a/c £1021

GP requested to be advised of any major items ordered or required prior to the invoice being approved and passed to him; this action will help him control our cash flow.







A Bar report had been circulated to Board Members prior to the meeting which showed that currently our bar income and expenditure was in line with the budgets set at the start of the financial year. The next three or four months shows that our income should peak and JP advised that a close watch should be kept on the income and expenditure to ensure expected budgets are being achieved.

The function room hire is still well above budget and bookings for May, June and July are particularly busy.

It was agreed that a target of £10000 should be kept in reserve by October 09 to meet our financial commitments during the winter months.





Work done in March 09

Painting and re-lettering of the score box is now finished.

The cooker in the lower pavilion has been moved to a safer location.

The window in the player’s area at the top of the stairs had broken away from its hinges and has been boarded up waiting for a new window to be fitted.

A bench and plaque had been purchased in memory of Frank Hetherington and located in the garden.

A one off cost of £120 to deep clean the urinals and £40 per month thereafter was put on hold pending a review of current job descriptions PF/TH.






Rob had reported that the new covers had saved two games over the last week.

Both grounds are looking in excellent condition.





Child Welfare Officer


Nothing to report at this time.


All teams are doing well the 1st X1 have been unlucky in the games they lost.

Last Saturday saw five teams take to the field.


The League Management Committee advised that in 2010 the number of games would be reduced from 26 to 22 and seeks the club’s feedback if they are happy with this or require additional games to replace the 4 that will be lost.


It was agreed that Sefton Park Cricket Club need a competitive competition to replace the four games, the revenue loss would hurt the club significantly. CW to discuss with EW.






GP had been in discussion with the Heritage Lottery Fund to seek any funding available.

A number of functions had already been arranged for next year and calendar of key dates will be issued.

All sections within the club, to explore ways of celebrating the anniversary. A formal dinner will be arranged












A total of 9 new memberships had been received:


1 none playing family

2 Senior Citizens

4 none playing

1 player


GP suggested that we should be looking at membership fee to be paid by direct debit for next year. RP to report back at next meeting.





3rd July 2009 a barbecue (Junior Section) will take place hopefully with 20/20 fixture on the same evening.


11. A.O.B

There being no further business


Meeting closed at 9-15 pm


Tom Hughes