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This Season Seen in a New Light

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By Barmy Kev
April 12 2018

I could not make the very start of the AGM. Before I arrived I received a text from Beefy announcing we are allowed floodlights for every County Championship game at Lord’s. I checked today was not 1st April. 

I arrived during the formal AGM stuff about accounts etc. This is all confidential so ECB are let off the hook by MTWD this time.  

Our forum with Richard Scott, Robbo, Gus, Richard Goatley and Mike O’Farrell on top table.

Gus opened with heart on sleeve. There was a review in October. Major matter from it was captaincy. He asked Dawid to captain for us just before Perth Test (where he made a ton) knowing he will be missing for most of season. Robbo he felt is able deputy. 

Robbo was asked as vice captain would the added pressure affect him. He said he will benefit from it and will give him extra motivation.  Recent years his end of season his form has dropped and new role may help his focus.  

Compo. He is 34 years old and it would be good to give our youngsters a chance-moving forward in 2nd division (no questions on his benefit and his exact role for us)

Injuries update. Gubbins hoping he will be fit for 3rd game. Moggy probably 4th game, allegedly he was really up for 6 games he was available for. Hi Fi dodgy knees may be rested. Of course Mala is rested for two games courtesy of ECB, cheers.

Gus- There was meeting at Edgbaston meeting Monday with 17 Directors of Cricket present (Essex missing) on how to keep County cricket interesting. Nothing set up but was unaminously agreed need to encourage red ball game.

Slow over rate. We have huddles and meetings about it. Not easy when Hi Fi and TRJ are in tandem 

Discipline- our record good.

Mystery signing? Due to injuries needed batsman.  Hilton fitted the bill.

No questions regarding last year, which pleased me. We are moving on. 

Closing- Gus turned down England selector role as preferred to stay at Middlesex.  

At social where I managed some pre season wine-drinking practise someone confirmed we have floodlights for all games. This was pleasing to hear.

Here’s to a positive season. Cheers.  


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This Season Seen in a New Light
Middlesex till we die (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 09:17
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Re: This Season Seen in a New Light
BeefyRoberts (IP Logged)
12/04/2018 09:58
Thanks for reporting back from last night.
Was a well attended AGM.
Other good news given to us was the Middlesex Room will be open from tomorrow (yes,I did cheer) and I think it's brilliant news.
It has been redecorated with the honours boards still to go up,but,we can wait!
A moment of standing in silence was asked for by the top table,and respected,to remember those no longer with us.
I thought it was a good,relaxed AGM,and we can all look forward to the season.
The weather was mentioned,and how all grounds are affected by the deluge we have had.Gus saying how green the wicket is for the first game.

Re: This Season Seen in a New Light
Patsy_Hendren (IP Logged)
18/04/2018 12:15
A comprehensive report on the meeting which will act as a huge benefit for those who were unable to attend.

As promised, a constructive review was held during the close season which has enabled the club to move forward.

It is encouraging that the younger cricketers are to be offered an opportunity to shine. At least we have several experienced cricketers to call upon if required.

Congratulations to Dawid Malan and Sam Robson upon their respective appointments as captain and vice-captain. We also have significant captaincy options to call upon for the shorter formatted competitions.

It is commendable that Gus Fraser will continue as managing director of cricket. Continuity will provide a stability to the club.

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