Crucial meeting for cricket league

THE future of the Ipswich Inter-Firm Cricket League is in the balance with secretary Steve O'Sullivan standing down before tonight's annual general meeting at the Rosary Club, Ipswich.

THE future of the Ipswich Inter-Firm Cricket League is in the balance with secretary Steve O'Sullivan standing down before tonight's annual general meeting at the Rosary Club, Ipswich (start 7.30pm).

“I've been virtually running the league on my own for the last seven years,” said O'Sullivan.

“We have only had a secretary - me - for two of those seasons and we have had only had one committee meeting in seven years.

“Despite appeals for help at every annual general meeting and to all club secretaries no help has been forthcoming - only a few vague maybes but nobody was willing to commit any time or effort.

“A big thanks to Simon Bole for arranging the AGM and hopefully enough volunteers can be found to keep the league running.”

The 2009 Ted Vickery Cup was won by Kesgrave, who beat Westbourne High School in the final.

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“Ransomes must be applauded for hosting the final, but the final, which should have been the highlight of the season, reflected badly on the league with no umpires. The presentation evening had to be cancelled.

St Joseph's College won the Charity Cup beating Felixstowe Rugby Club in the final, while seven games were conceded including six in Division Three, which meant several teams ended up playing less than half their listed fixtures.

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