Club favourite, Adam Theobald, has answered the call to take on the role of Chairman of Sydney University Cricket Club for 2018-19 after Max Bonnell chose to not seek re-election at last night's AGM.
Bonnell, a stalwart of the club awarded a University Gold in 2017, had flagged his intention during the last season, after a successful three years in the role. The Club thanks Max for his tenure and looks forward to reading many more Milestone Mondays in 2018-19!
Joining the Club in 1999, Theobald boasts an impressive record on the field, sitting 5th in the Club's all-time runscorers list with 8,191 runs. Runs aside, 'Theo' has been a key driver on the Board for many years and has been vital in developing a professional portfolio of sponsors and events. Well liked and respected, 'Theo' will bring a fresh outlook to the operation of the Board in 2018-19 and we wish him the best in the role.
Also new to the Board for 2018-19 include Tom Kierath, who steps into the vacant Vice President (Marketing & Memberships) portfolio; 1st Grade all-rounder, Hayden Kerr, as Honorary Treasurer; and Vince Umbers who takes on the Club Captain role.
Returning to the Board are Mark Faraday, Ben Joy, Phil Logan, Dale Bryant and Josh Toyer, whilst we expect a number of co-opted Board roles to be confirmed at the next Board meeting.
Club Patron, Alan Crompton OAM, and Club President, Bruce Collins QC, were again invited to accept their respective roles in 2018-19.
The meeting welcomed Cricket NSW's new Chairman, John Knox, as well as Sydney Cricket Association Chairman, Andrew Falk, both of whom presented updates on their respective organisations.
The Club's 155th Annual General Meeting was the most well-supported in recent memory with many current players, past players and parents in attendance (perhaps most attending for the wonderful meal provided by Surjits Indian Restaurant afterwards).
Anyone interested in receiving a copy of the Club's Annual Report should contact Dale Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to what is shaping up as a huge season both on and off the field in 2018-19.