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AGM NEWS: Sussex Cricket plans integrated body at this week’s AGM

25-Mar-2014

Sussex County Cricket Club will be holding their Annual General Meeting this week at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground with the club’s 175th anniversary season edging closer. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th March in the Spen Cama Pavilion at 7.00pm and all of Sussex’s members have been invited to the event.

The Members will be asked to agree to a recommendation that the Club be integrated with the Sussex Cricket Board to form a new body entitled "Sussex Cricket" from November 1st 2015.

Sussex’s Chairman Jim May said, “This is a logical next step in our Building Partnerships programme which we started in 2006 which has seen the County Club and our colleagues in the 245 affiliated recreational clubs in Sussex working closely together. It has the full backing of the ECB who are themselves responsible for both professional and recreational cricket. We believe there are clear benefits from merging the bodies. They range from improved marketing to a better pathway for homegrown players.”

Sussex will also be electing a President for the 2014/15 term with current incumbent Jim Parks set to retain the position for the second year. The former Sussex and England wicketkeeper scored over 36,000 runs in his career. He followed in his father Jim’s footsteps, who played for Sussex between the wars.

After the formal part of the evening has concluded, there will be an open forum when all members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Chairman Jim May, Chief Executive Zac Toumazi, and Cricket Performance Manager Keith Greenfield who will represent the cricket department. Mark Robinson and the players will be in Dubai concluding pre-season training.

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