Annual General Meeting of The Old Fallopians
October 28, 2010
Held at The Pembury Tavern, 90 Amhurst Road, London, E8 1JH
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Minutes taken by Mark Venables
These are the minutes.
Comments are welcome as long as they are funny and do not require any
In attendance at some point during the evening were John Shaw, Will
Hopson-Hill, David Sultani, Gary Horsman from Chats Palace, Philip
Barrass, Peter Frisby, Tim Castle, Kit not the kit bag and me.
The meeting started with beer, no agenda, no chairperson, but a general
consensus that the Pembury do good pizza.
An agenda was agreed and then forgotten about immediately. A chair was
nominated (thanks Rafe, a superb demonstration of coherent summarising
and controlling the floor, expect an urgent call for help from the UN).
Some decisions were made, roles filled and actions agreed. These were:
Captain - Will H-H, thanks to Rafe for excellent service, who
"steps down to spend more time with his family".
Fixtures - Andy Huckle volunteered and was voted in.
Treasurer - Peter Frisby
Teas - Peter's daughter prepared to do them from time to time,
with a bit of notice Tim's son may do them after he has finished his
exams, David said "let them eat cake".
Kit Manager - John Shaw
Midweek games organisation - Philip Barrass
Pitch bookings - preferred location was agreed as Parliament
Hill. If unavailable, Mill Fields is the second choice. Someone agreed
to investigate the feasibility of Hackney Marshes, the name of this
person is illegible due to beer stains.
Weekend games - We will continue with a mix of Sat and Sun.
Nets - [at Bethnal Green Tech College, Sundays between
February and April] Tim Castle will arrange and consider joining up
with Chats to ensure value for money and usage. Payment will either be
up front or collected on the day if Tim is not there.
August fixtures - traditionally we do not play in August. Will
H-H will organise teams for August games and we will aim to play every
other weekend in Aug as playing every weekend is unlikely to be feasible
given squad members' silly ideas about going away on holiday, rather
than playing cricket.
Saturday league option - thanks to Gary Horsman of Chats Palace
for bringing this to our attention, it was not progressed for many
reasons, should Chats enter a league we will continue our informal
arrangement of reciprocal player loans if a team does not have a fixture
and the other is short.
Kit update - No, not Kit. Kit. [see Kit's comment below] Most
is at John's house. No more kit purchases required apart from balls
which Will will buy. [And 2nd large bag which Tim will buy]. It
will be the Captain's responsibility to arrange kit movements (not Kit's
movements) should the kit manager not be selected for any given fixture.
The scorebook is part of the kit.
Website - Will said "Is it just flat HMTL, is there a content management
system?". Yes, much beer had been drunk by this stage. Action is for
Will to discuss web options and efficiencies [with Tim] (we were
trying to sound intelligent again)
Oxford fixture / tour - David will organise.
Organising weekend game teams if Will is unavailable - volunteers to
send out the emails and liaise with the opposition include Rafe, me,
Will will allocate as required. If you've read this far and you are
keen, let Will know please.
The meeting concluded in complete disarray, but much fun was had by all.
More ale was consumed and we all became exponentially more intelligent,
wiser and our opinions all became correct. Roll on nets and next season!
Can I make an appeal for the nets to be in
the evenings so that our country members (ie me) can make it
occasionally. My utterly dire season with the bat has revealed, rather
too starkly than I'd have liked, the fact I am nothing without practice.
I take it I am still Director of Cricket, or has there been a coup?
- Simon Hemelryk
You are if you can make as much of the role next year as you have done
I'd have no problem with evening nets if we're getting into a voting
- Philip Barrass
Mark's account of the Pemburey meeting excellent: I too was there and
it was something to tell your grandchildren about, if, of course, your
grandchildren are depraved, drunk and interested in league cricket
regulations. Mark, stop calling me Kitt -- I'm Kit like the kit. Right?
Kit Wright.Wright? Best to all
- Kit Wright
[Mark's Kitt has been amended to Kit
throughout. Kitt is now Kit, but kit remains kit. Hope that's clear]