Graeme Howgate retires as League Chairman

We are sorry to report to club members that the League Chairman, Graeme Howgate, is standing down at the League AGM in January. Many club members will have met Graeme and his partner Polly at President’s Day in 2013 or 2014. The League has been a great supporter of the club over the last few years, coming to our immediate aid with a financial contribution after the fire in 2010 and giving us their full support and understanding in the two years when we were operating under difficult conditions. Graeme has become a personal friend of the club and we will miss his Chairmanship. The following is the statement Graeme gave to the FBSCL Management Committee when he announced his retirement:

“I will not be standing as Chairman of the FBSCL at the next AGM.
I have now served nearly 16 years in total on the Exec with 4 as Chairman.
It has been a privilege so to do.
I have been part of the Fuller’s since the beginning back in 1992.
I have represented the League 19 times as a player (nobody has played more times).
I have umpired 2 League Cup Finals.
I have overseen the growth of the League from 32 clubs to 50 clubs since I became Chairman.
We have a proper working relationship with the Ryman Surrey Championship.
The relationship between ourselves and Fuller’s Brewery is strong.
The new contract between ourselves and Readers is signed.
We have a new website.
Our Annual Awards Dinner is the envy of all.
Our Handbook is a reflection of the dedication of its contributors.
Our Representative side became winners.

There are difficult times ahead for cricket in general and a new leader is required to steer the League.

The Fuller’s is strong and vibrant and importantly solvent.
I leave with the League well placed to continue offering our Clubs the best value cricket certainly in Surrey.
Thank you all for your time and support.
I will remember my time fondly as I enter a new chapter in my life.
Best Regards

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