It’s a privilege to be asked to take the Chair of the County Club and I look forward to carrying on the excellent work carried out by Richard and previous Chairmen in what have been, most recently, difficult circumstances. Congratulations to Richard on guiding us through those difficulties and ensuring as much cricket as possible was played. He was ably supported by all the Executive and I am sure that support will continue.
As with every season, we lost members of our cricketing family. Please take a moment to remember those individuals. They will all be missed.
We must thank all our sponsors who continue to support cricket in Pembrokeshire.
Thomas Carrol, Blas Y Tir, Mal's Taxis, Morris Family, the family of the late Tony Pidgeon, Llewelyn Davies, Hugh Harrison Allen and Lords International. Their input is invaluable, as are everyone who advertise in our handbook and the cup final programs. Without them we would not be able to provide the level of cricket we enjoy.
The Indoor League continues to thrive and we are indebted to all the work behind the scenes that contribute to its success. Peter Davies set the standard and he is ably succeeded by Patrick Hannon, who is making his mark as an excellent organiser of the league. Good luck to all the teams taking part, both old and new.
Womens cricket is another success story of which we should be proud and supportive. Pembrokeshire ladies continue to excel and congratulations should be extended to all those involved. We look forward to them expanding their involvement at all levels and more national honours surely beckon for our ladies.
The press continue to provide coverage of Pembrokeshire cricket that is second to none. We thank all of them for the coverage and action photos that adorn all media. It really is excellent.
Junior cricket continues to thrive and we must thank Martin Jones for the immense effort he puts in to ensuring our young cricketers get the best support we can provide. They are our future and we must ensure we continue that support in every way we can.
Finally, congratulations to all last seasons winners and a big thank you to all clubs who hosted semi’s, finals and county games. Your help is very much appreciated.
I wish you all a successful season and hope to see you out in the middle as often as possible, and to the returning Executive Officers and those newly voted on to committee, I look forward to working with you all to maintain the high standards we set for Pembrokeshire cricket. You don’t always get the recognition you deserve for the work, time and effort you put in so may I take this opportunity to offer my thanks to you on behalf of the membership.
Dave Brandon, Chairman