Old Dovorian Club AGM at Dover College
As in previous years, the Old Dovorian Club held their AGM at the College, but this year the AGM was held in the College Refectory.
The attendees were greeted with coffee and croissants, the AGM started at 11.00 hrs. With the Chairman of the Old Dovorian Club opening the AGM in the absence of the OD Clubs President who was unable to attend due to personal reasons.
The Chairman of the OD Club, welcomed everyone and thanked them for giving up there Sunday to attended, also he thanked the headmaster for allowing the OD Club to hold their AGM at the College and the OD Club cricket match at Maxton that afternoon.
The AGM processed as outlined in the agenda, with the Chairman’s report, which outlined the activities the OD Club had been involved with and hosted during the past twelve months.
This was followed by the treasurer’s report which outlined the current financial overview of the OD Club as well as the OD Clubs investment performance of the last year, followed by a report on the OD Club review which had been previously been announced would be happening over the next twelve months.
The chairman then went on to introduce Mr. Edward Lewis S79 – 84 as the new Old Do Dovorian Club President elect, after which the election for President was taken which was passed unanimously by those present.
The newly elected President of the OD Club then took the chair of the meeting, which proceeded to elect the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of the OD Club for the coming year in line with the OD Club rules.
Mr. Rupert Hill, (Staff 86 – 21) and Mrs. Margo Mayhew, – nee Jones, (D76 – 81) where duly elected as Vice Presidents of the OD Club, in recognition of there outstanding contributions to the OD Club.
Mr. Gerald Kitiyakara, (S62-67) proceeded to deliver the ‘Dover College War Memorial and Endowment Fund’ report on behalf of Mr. Richard Foxwell (S61 -66), who was unable to attend, followed by Mr. Richard Robinson (L80 – 85) proceeded to deliver the OD Trust report to the AGM as Chairman of the Trust.
The headmaster Mr. Simon Fisher then gave his report to the AGM, He reported that the whole school register which included the prep school had increased and was estimated to be in the region of 346, also the head reported that there is to be built a new performing arts and theatre complex where Crescent House used to be, and that during May / June a public consultation process had been held as part of the planning permission application.
After which the President proceeded to the final item on the agenda, being “any other business” when Mr. Michael Walter, President of the OD Golf Society (ODGS) reported that the ODGS had increased its membership and fixture list, however unfortunately where unable to win the Triangular match again this year against the Cantuarian s (Kings Canterbury,) and the Old Lawrentian’s (St Lawrence Ramsgate).
After which the President of the OD Club closed this year’s AGM and everyone then proceeded to Maxton for this year’s OD Club BBQ.
Old Club Cricket Match Report
The OD Club cricket team assembled at Maxton together with the team from Eastry Cricket Club for a pre match BBQ lunch, despite the weathers best attempts to not only ruin the BBQ and cricket match, I am pleased to report that all those present, prevailed and a very enjoyable BBQ attended by the teams from both sides together with friends and family was had by all.
Due to the delayed start of 15.00 hrs, it was agreed the match would be a T20 cricket match.
Eastry Cricket Club went in to bat first on a damp pitch, which would certainly help the bowlers, the OD Club lead by John Hearn (Staff 70 -73) took early wickets, ably supported by Mike Walsh (L01 – 07), L. Woodhead, despite G. Friend (63) holding down an end to anchor the Eastry CC innings.
Mat Jay the OD Club skipper skilfully alternating his bowlers in the damp conditions, managed to restrict Eastry CC to a total of 95 for 8 at the end of their allotted 20 overs
With the weather still being over cast and a hit of rain in the air, The OD Club openers J. Weybrow and J. Doverson, opened the OD Club innings, but it was not long before J. Doverson was back in the pavilion after miss queuing one to mid off to give a simple catch.
It was not until Mike Walsh (L01 – 07) came to the wicket in the eighth over that some stability was brought to the OD Club innings, with a sold partnership between Weybrow (15) and M Walsh (25), putting on 35 for the 3rd wicket.
Mike Walsh was then joined at the crease by his Matt (L11 – 13), (3), who put on 6 for the 4th wicket, before getting out trying to push the run rate, followed very quickly by his brother Mike, again getting out trying to force the run rate on a wicket that was slow and keeping low.
Finally, it was left to, T. Carr (17, not out) and M. Jay (L05 -10) (14, not out) scampered home for the OD Club team, to win in the last over, with 5 balls to spare, wining by 5 wickets in the end.
After the match the match presentation were made by Mr., Richard Robinson accompanied by Mr. Robert McAlpin, Chairman of the OD Club, to present the “Man of the Match” awarded, which went to Mr. G Friend of Eastry CC for his 63, and holding the Eastry CC innings together, Mr. Mat Jay, the skipper of the OD Club Cricket team duly accepted the match winners prize on behalf of the OD Club team.
Finally Mr. Rupert Hill was presented with a very nice bottle of claret, in recognition of his enormous efforts in organizing the BBQ and cricket match, as well as being an umpire for the match.
After the presentation ceremony was completed, players, their family and friends, along with those spectators who had braved the wind and rain, enjoyed a scrumptious tea.
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