League future more positive
The future of the Kent Regional Cricket League looks to be a little more certain. As a result of the impending retirement of the chairman and treasurer Keith Hemstalk – and other committee members – delegates from nearly 200 teams attended a special general meeting at the Mercure Grant Danes Hotel last Wednesday. And they immediately agreed it was the clubs’ wish that the league – which has as many as 20 divisions – should continue. There had been fears that it would be wound up unless members responded to Mr Hemstalk’s plea for volunteers to hold office. He has been chairman since the league’s inauguration. But about 20 intimated they were willing to seek election once they had more information about their probable roles and what was expected of them. The officers required include chairman and deputy chairman, secretary, minute secretary, treasurer, fixture and result secretaries, discipline officer, communication officer, handbook editor and Kent League representative. Brian Smith, the present fixture secretary, from Sidcup CC expressed a wish to become chairman and it was decided that prospective committee members should have a get together before the AGM in November in the hope they could be nominated for election.