CRICKET: Changing of the guard for March Town at annual meeting

PUBLISHED: 11:29 31 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:29 31 January 2020

President Les Mills (centre left) presented retiring secretary Stephen Wallis (centre right) with an engraved carriage clock after 23 years in the role. From left: Stuart Arnold, honorary vice president,, Les Mills, president,, Stephen Wallis, retiring secretary and John Gilson, honorary vice president. Picture: MARCH TOWN CRICKET CLUB

President Les Mills (centre left) presented retiring secretary Stephen Wallis (centre right) with an engraved carriage clock after 23 years in the role. From left: Stuart Arnold, honorary vice president,, Les Mills, president,, Stephen Wallis, retiring secretary and John Gilson, honorary vice president. Picture: MARCH TOWN CRICKET CLUB

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March Town Cricket Club have announced a changing of the guard, both on and off the field.

Les Mills, umpire and Andrew Wright, bowler, pictured on the field at March Town Cricket Club having been elected as president and club captain at the AGM. Picture: MARCH TOWN CRICKET CLUBLes Mills, umpire and Andrew Wright, bowler, pictured on the field at March Town Cricket Club having been elected as president and club captain at the AGM. Picture: MARCH TOWN CRICKET CLUB

Les Mills has been appointed as the club's new president and secretary after being chairman for 14 years, replacing the retiring Stephen Wallis.

Tyler Phillips has stepped down as first-team captain and will be replaced by vice-captain Andy Wright for the 2020 Cambs & Hunts Whitings League Division One campaign.

It was also announced at the club's annual general meeting that five teams will have new captains, including Sam Clarke who will skipper the Sunday firsts.

Former club captain Wallis, veteran seam bowler Stuart Arnold and wicketkeeper/batsman John Gilson were named as honorary vice-presidents.

Playing officials elected were: 1st XI (Sat) captain, Andy Wright; 1st XI (Sat) vice-captain, Sam Clarke; 1st XI (Sun) captain, Sam Clarke, 1st XI (Sun) vice-captain, Ben Chapman; 2nd XI (Sat) captain, John Gilson; 2nd XI (Sat) vice-captain, Nigel Wright; 2nd XI (Sun) captain, Sam Mason; 2nd XI (Sun) XI vice-captain, Jamie Chapman; 3rd XI captain, Sam Mason; 3rd XI vice-captain, Sam Mason; 4th XI captain, Phil Goodfellow, 4th XI vice-captain, Luke Fage.

Officials elected were: President, Les Mills; Chairman, Ian Liversedge; Vice-chairman, Matt Vail; Secretary, Les Mills; Treasurer, Alan Day; Fixture Secretary, Pat Ringham. Committee: Linda Kirby Sarah Lemmon, Gary Nicholls, Manuj Patel, Chris Ringham.

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