We are fortunate to have a club committee that is composed of a number of highly competent, dedicated and passionate people. The club committee works together to provide the members of the club with the cricketing experience they ask us to deliver. The key personnel and positions on our club committee are as follows:
“Hello. I’m Paul Stroud, I live in nearby West Horsley and was elected Chairman of the club in 2015. As Chairman, I am leading a club-wide programme of comprehensive redevelopment of all our facilities and cricketing practices.”
I am also an ECB certified Level 2 coach and led one of our junior age groups for 4 years, from U12 through to U15, transitioning very successfully into senior cricket.
This is a wonderful cricket club, with lots of enthusiastic adults and youngsters. Our job now is to enhance the facilities and ground, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.”
“I’m Dave Roberts, Vice-Chairman and a member of the Executive committee for ECC. I am passionate about the game of cricket and enjoy playing for Effingham, especially when in the same team as my son Joseph. I believe that all of our players, young and old, should get a “fair go” during matches – this is an inherent part of the Club philosophy.
I have been involved in various projects this year, in particular the refurbishment of the outdoor nets. I am also leading the investigations into the eventual replacement of our quaint old pavilion with something a little more ‘fit for purpose’.
Effingham is a family club with a great atmosphere, and I’m very fortunate to be a part of the team.”
“I live within earshot of the sound of leather on willow from ECC where my son has enjoyed playing for several seasons now, moving seamlessly from the junior ranks into the seniors.
I was previously a governor at the Raleigh School in Horsley and for a number of years coached junior rugby alongside ECC Chairman Paul Stroud at Effingham & Leatherhead RFC.
That experience has stood me in good stead to support the Chairman, Vice-chairman and Treasurer of ECC as the Club’s Secretary.”
“Hello. I joined the Club Committee as Treasurer in 2015 having completed 4 years jointly managing an age group with Paul Stroud. I am passionate about improving all aspects of the Club and ensuring that it remains a pleasure for so many people in the community.
My role is principally to maintain accurate and up to date financial records for the Club. In addition to reporting the financial position to the Club Committee, I get involved in all our major investment projects and fund raising events and I work very closely with the Club Chairman to help advise and steer the Club towards it’s key strategic objectives.
I rarely take ‘no’ for an answer and enjoy doing what I can to support all of our members and guests.”
Club Welfare Officer
“Hi I’m Ali Cooper, I have two sons that have played at the Club for over ten years now.
I joined the committee two years ago as Welfare Officer and it is my job to oversee the welfare of all our members and child protection at the Club and ensure we are complying with ECB guidelines.
I regularly attend committee meetings and am enjoying contributing to the development of the Club. I’m often around on match days and like Fran, our membership secretary, you’ll often find me helping out behind the bar.”
Hon. Fixture Secretary
“Hi, I’m Josh. I’ve been playing cricket at Effingham since 2003 and have been a regular feature in our Saturday and Sunday sides for most of that time.
I have played over 200 matches for Effingham and have been skipper of the 2nd XI, VCL XI and Sunday XI. I am also a level 2 ECB certified coach, so you’ll find me down at the Club helping out with the junior training on a Friday night.
In my role as Fixtures Secretary, I have to liaise with a lot of other clubs as I cover the fixture planning for all senior and junior matches. Please contact me as early as possible to confirm all matches”.
“I’m Fran Bond, Membership Secretary at Effingham Cricket Club. The role, which I’ve now held for several years, involves circulating membership forms to existing and new members; receiving completed forms and transferring the information onto my membership database and keeping the age group coaches up to date with membership information.
It’s a great opportunity to meet people, even if it’s because I’m chasing them for information or money – which I try to do in a very friendly and approachable way!!! As I have two sons who play at the Club, I spend quite a lot of time at ECC on Summer weekends – so I also help out behind the bar on a reasonably regular basis.”
Junior Cricket Director
“My role is make sure the junior sections are a great, fun cricket experience for all of our members.
I aim to achieve this by giving every player a clear route through the age groups and into senior cricket, varied and great value coaching to develop cricket skills and understanding and the feeling of being part of a fun and family orientated Club.
Please do feel free to come and join our wonderful Friday evening training sessions at Effingham, players of all ages and abilities are very welcome.”
“In 2015 I was delighted to be asked to rekindle my long standing association with Effingham Cricket Club.
I am proud to serve as President of this wonderful Club that means so much to so many people, including myself.”
The Club President oversees the Club’s relationship with a number of long-standing playing veterans and associates, many of whom have been incredible servants to the Club in the past. A select number of these people have the honour of having been appointed Vice-Presidents:
|Steve Baldwin||Ian Barnard|
|Anthony Brown||Peter Collett|
|Clive Couzens||Eddie Crouch|
|Andy Denby||Phil Dixon|
|Jeremy Downer||Mike Fenwick|
|Lionel Fewson||Paul Gathercole|
|Kate Haynes||Mike Hulton|
|Graham Hutchinson||John MacNeill|
|Dr Andrew Mead||Ben Palmano|
|Dave Smith||Adrian Tomlinson|