The Highlands District Cricket Association met on Monday to conduct their annual general meeting. Due to current stay at home orders, the Association had to relocate their AGM from the Mittagong RSL to an online platform.
With 36 people in attendance, the night was one of celebration of the 2020 -2021 season.
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Taufel took the time to thank all of those present, along with those in their clubs who worked tirelessly to ensure that the cricketers of the Highlands were able to get on and play.
He also thanked and acknowledged the HDCA's major sponsor, the Mittagong RSL, for their continued support of the local game.
Outgoing deputy chair Graham Brake presented the Mittagong Cricket Club with the spirit of cricket award, an award which is presented to the senior club who played the game as it should.
As the MCC spirit of cricket preamble states:
- Respect is central to the Spirit of Cricket.
- Respect your captain, team-mates, opponents and the authority of the umpires.
- Play hard and play fair.
- Accept the umpire's decision.
- Create a positive atmosphere by your own conduct, and encourage others to do likewise.
- Show self-discipline, even when things go against you.
- Congratulate the opposition on their successes, and enjoy those of your own team.
- Thank the officials and your opposition at the end of the match, whatever the result.
Congratulations to the Mittagong Cricket Club, who, over the duration of the 2020-2021 season demonstrated this above all other clubs.
Director of cricket operations, Jack Whitfield, presented Hill Top Northern Villages Cricket Club's first grade captain, Alex Debs, with the first grade player of the year award.
Brake and Whitfield both thanked the Highlands District Cricket Umpires Association for their contribution in voting for these awards.
Taufel acknowledged and thanked outgoing board members and office bearers for their efforts and contributions to local cricket.
Brake presented a heartfelt thank you to Taufel and highlighted the multitude of ways in which the association is better off following his tenure.
Three new members were elected to the board. These members bring with them a wealth of experience and look set to continue to improve the game of cricket within the Highlands (Stephen Wentworth, Philip Gibson and Rico du Plessis).
They will join current Board members, Jack Whitfield, Brett McAulay and Sam Nasser to plan for the season ahead.
The HDCA are currently seeking a new secretary administrator and treasurer. If you are interested in these voluntary roles please contact outgoing secretary Tahlia Wellington at email@example.com
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