Greenmount Cricket Club has a new chairman. Andy Skinner is taking over the reins from Rob Kilvington after he resigned from the club’s board at Sunday’s AGM at the Log Cabin.
After three years in the hot seat, Rob feels it is time to stand down due to increased work commitments. He has presided over an eventful period in the club’s history with the complicated Covid regulations to contend with as well as overseeing the club’s successful application to join the Lancashire League.
Having made his first team debut at 14 in the 1970s Andy has played a number of positions at the club over the years including first team captain. He is keeping on his role as groundsman.
Speaking after the meeting Andy said: “Everyone at the club would like to thank Rob for the hard work he has put in during his stewardship.
“It’s hard to think of a time when the club has been as popular as it is now and memberships are rising incredibly.
“I hope to continue where Rob left off, carrying on his good work. We will continue to be forward-looking both in the clubhouse, with exciting plans for the future, and, just as importantly, on the field of play which is the reason the club is in existence.
“We are on the brink of our first season in the top division of the Lancashire League and we are looking forward to the challenge.”
Rob will still be seen around the club and will continue coaching with the All Stars junior set-up as well as overseeing the successful 100 Club.
Also leaving the board with Rob are Ben Hornsby, Roger Parker, Gill Senior and Pam Willetts. The club would also like to thank each of them for their work over the years.
That leaves a somewhat slimmed down board with Secretary Leigh Dickinson, Treasurer Heather Murphy, Dave Dawson and Adam Suthers supporting Andy.