Minutes of the Management Board held on the 21st August 2008, at Sefton Park Cricket Club at 7.30pm


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


Apologies for absence were received from Mrs. J. Kelly.


The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.

Prop: J. Pinsent, Sec: L. Martin




a.            Hardcastle & Hogarth to be contacted re lower pavilion             JP

b.         Fire drills still to be completed                                                        PF/DC





Email received advising of an incident regarding a member and a dog owner on the lower field. The incident has been discussed with the individual involved, no further action to be taken as the police had resolved the issue.


Email from Liverpool Cricket Club advising that Dave Dunkley had been elected as President of Liverpool Cricket Club.




The Treasurer advised a bank balance of:-.

£8827.00 in the bank account and £11021.00 in the deposit account.


Finance Committee to meet in September 08


Accounts for 2007 had finally been received from the Auditor.

The Board unanimously agreed to change the auditor for this years account due to late presentation of last years accounts.


House Chair, Business Chair and Ground Chair to meet on 4th September to finalise budgets for 2008/09.


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 was presented which identified the following:-


Bar income against budget was encouraging at end of period ten.

Period eleven was likely to be above budget.

Bar purchases was consistent against budget and income

The function room hire is well above budget.

Bar total income year to date was £103066

Expenditure year to date was £66796

The Members bar income was down against budget

The function room was above budget


Hydes, barrelage:-

January to April was 21.5barrel’s

April to now was 49.5 barrel’s

The target for a 12 month period is 90 barrel’s





The unfortunate closure of Aigburth Peoples Hall has allowed us to make bids for certain appliances which would benefit the club, waiting for a reply.


The following items have been completed in July:-


a.         Both boilers had been serviced

b.         PAT testing of all electrical items had been completed. 3 major fails found, all have             been rectified

c.         All gutters and drainpipes on the main pavilion have been unblocked and cleaned out

d.         New vinyl floor covering has been fitted in the function room bar. When the manhole is             repaired the fitters will come back and finish off

e.         Both gable ends of the main pavilion have been painted up to the second level (Thanks             to John Garnett)

f.          Gas pipe has been inspected for leaks and has been passed,


The following item to be done in August:-


a.         Corner of dance floor, the vinyl and hardboard has split, carpet fitter coming back to             repair.

b.         Both end walls in the bottom pavilion to be repainted.


The Board congratulated Paul on his excellent contribution to the club.




Discussions on-going re groundsman for 2009




Child Welfare Officer

Nothing to report at this time




Cricket Chair


A list of unpaid subs will be passed to Cricket Committee.             ACTION RP


A levy of £150 will be charged to all clubs in membership of The Liverpool Cricket Competition, This to help pay the cost of entering a player from each club in St Margarets School of excellence.





Three new senior members.




Discussion for plans to celebrate the clubs anniversary in 2010 will be coordinated by Geoff Pollard and John Ledger



JL to be firmed up as a Trustee status.                                                   Action JP


Meeting closed at 9-00 pm


Tom Hughes