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Offline essexfan548

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Members Forum 6th October
« on: October 02, 2020, 05:43:50 PM »
Anyone want to submit a question?

"The following Club representatives will take part in the panel discussion hosted by Committee Member, Mike Smith and there is an opportunity to submit questions both in advance and during the event:

John Faragher, Chairman

Peter Northfield, Deputy Chairman

Anthony McGrath, Head Coach

Derek Bowden, Chief Executive

Ian Patterson, Treasurer

Ronnie Irani, Chairman of the Cricket Advisory Board

Philip George, Essex Cricket in the Community Chair"

Offline bwildered

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 06:38:19 PM »
Possible conference style again next season 2021.
2021 Membership packages to go out November with 20% discount for early renew.
Members survey to be sent out in November .
Direct debits will not be taken in January.
Start of year projected profit 450k , now predicted loss 200-300k.
Membership revenue 500k is vital .
Hambro investment fund was 1.5m at start of year has lost 25k .
Toilets below scoreboard to be refurbished and ground tidy up.
Meteor way up for development by council in future .
No kolpaks next season , two overseas players permitted - Harmer and Siddle.

Club furloughed 112 staff only 12 full time increased to 60 when season started.



Offline nat

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2020, 07:04:41 PM »
Thanks for the summary.

Offline JasonP

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2020, 07:23:10 PM »
I only had half an ear on it but someone asked about players leaving, Bowden said Patel has gone to Leicester and everyone else had signed up?  If I heard right that means Chopra and Snater are staying? 

Also next year it looks like the conference system is happening with 14 matches and the team with the most points being County Champions.  There could also be a separate Lords Final between the top two teams for the Bob Willis Trophy. So I guess we could win two 4 day trophies next season.  Nothing confirmed yet.

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2020, 08:32:02 PM »
I only had half an ear on it but someone asked about players leaving, Bowden said Patel has gone to Leicester and everyone else had signed up?  If I heard right that means Chopra and Snater are staying? 



Yes - I heard that too - (I asked the question!) - It was news about Patel - he was on loan but there has been nothing said at Leicester either! Wonder it was a slip!

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2020, 06:41:45 AM »
Patel only played one game for Leicester and hardly excelled. They have just got Horton and Cosgrove off their wage bill so must have a few bob as they have given a three year contract to Steele from Durham.

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2020, 08:18:10 AM »
I don't think Leicester have got money. A colleague of mine is based up there. He's a big rugby man with no interest in cricket but with lots of business contacts in the city and county. He told me the cricket club is really on a knife edge. A shame but there's not much interest in Leicester itself (which has a highly diverse population that the cricket club haven't engaged with) and they don't really get out into the county,which has an entirely different demographic.

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2020, 01:56:12 PM »
Shall be sorry if we lose Meteor Way. Maybe OK next year but thereafter?

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2020, 02:14:24 PM »
Essex need to build a car park if Meteor Way goes - I don/t know the area well enough to drive around looking for parking after a two hour plus drive ...

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 08:30:26 AM »
Wasn't a video of the forum being produced for members who didn't view the original live event

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Re: Members Forum 6th October
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 10:26:06 AM »
Yes - maybe it's been delayed because of the mention of contracts?