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Cruickshank and Vumbaca join new look Management Committee

At our AGM held on Sunday at the beautiful Manly Bowling Club, a new Manly Warringah District Cricket Club (MWDCC) committee of management was elected for the 2016/17 season. We are pleased to announce that Tim Cruickshank and Roy Vumbaca have joined the MWDCC committee.

Roy is the father of up and coming leg-spinning all-rounder Isaiah and has been heavily involved in our junior program in a coaching capacity for a number of year. Roy joins our team as our gear manager, liaising with a gear supplier as well as looking after the creation and distribution of all our clothing and gear, both to players, official and volunteers alike. This is a new, specialised role on the committee.

Roy’s great strength is that he knows how cricket on the Northern Beaches works, as well as how the grade club works. He will however have a unique perspective given his coaching history at a junior level. He will play an important part in not only the gear but also in the decision making of the club.

We are also extremely pleased to welcome Tim Cruickshank onto the committee as our new Community Manager. Tim needs no introduction as the highest run scorer in the history of the club. His retirement from the playing field was met with great sorrow last season, however continued as club assistant coach as PGs coach. This year he is taking the leap into club administration.

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Tim will be performing our Community Manager role, taking ownership of our Manly for Manly community program. This involves focusing on the relationships with our community partners, our junior clubs, and our local community at large. This will involve determining and implementing various strategies to help grow our Manly for Manly program.

Corrie Boss is stepping down from the Community Manager role after 2 years in the year to concentrate on his brand new business. Corrie has been a big part of the club for a decade and no doubt will continue to be in the future. The club would like to thank Corrie for his great work in progressing our Manly for Manly program to where it is today.

Langdon Gould also steps down from the committee after almost a decade of service. Langdon is a very passionate supporter of the club and has provided great council, advice and leadership in his time on our management committee. Langdon has performed almost every function within the club and will continue to be a big part of what the Waratahs are about. We would like to thanks Langdon for his commitment and passion.

Andrew Fraser enters his 13th (yes, 13th) season as the Club’s Honorary President, with David Gainsford continuing in the important role of Honorary Deputy President. Both Andrew and David are fantastic leaders of our club and with them at the helm, our future looks bright.

Steve Beatty continues in his role of Honorary Secretary, while Joel Mason will continue in his role of Honorary Assistant Secretary, Business and Marketing Manager, as well as managing all of the Waratahs media platforms and relationships. Great bloke as well.

Scott McLachlan has been a brilliant acquisition as Honorary Treasurer over the last 3 years and continues in this role, ably supported by John Warn as Honorary Assistant Treasurer. John is also our SCA and CNSW Delegate and of course, Chairman of Cricket NSW and he too is a great asset to our committee of management.

Ross Denny continues his role as Pathway Manager in helping foster our junior talent, while current player Adam Gummer will continue in his role as Events Manager. Adam is a very passionate Waratah and has been earmarked as a future leader of our club.

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The AGM also saw the unanimous re-election of our three Patrons, in Mike Baird (NSW Premier), Jean Hay (Manly Mayor) and Michael Regan (Warringah Mayor).

The Club is in a healthy position both on and off the field and this is largely due to outstanding management of the Club over recent years. We aim to continue to evolve and improve and believe the foundation is set for much future success.

Our coaching structure and captains will be announced shortly.

If anyone has any questions, please contact Club Secretary Steve Beatty on honsec@manlycricket.com 

Go Manly!

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