Debbie Beesley has been appointed Surrey County Cricket Club’s new 1st XI Scorer, replacing Phil Makepeace ahead of the 2021 season.
Makepeace worked as the Club’s 1st XI Scorer for three seasons, including the 2018 County Championship title winning campaign, as successor to the long standing Keith Booth who retired in 2017. However, having moved further from London, he has now stepped down from the role.
Tweeting on Thursday, he said: “It’s time for me to move on from @surreycricket! I’ve had an amazing three years as 1st XI Scorer.
“The 2018 County Championship was the pinnacle and I’ll keep my promise: I won’t open the champagne from it until another Championship is won. Thanks so much to everyone at the club.”
Beesley takes on the job having been with the Club’s 2nd XI since the start of the 2018 season.
Having initially starting scoring as a 15-year-old, she has since become part of the Surrey cricket family, amassing 35 years of experience at Egham Cricket Club.
On Friday she said: “I’m surprised and delighted to be taking on the role. I can’t wait for the 2021 season to start.”
Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart added: “I’d like to thank Phil Makepeace for his three years of service as the Club’s 1st XI Scorer. A scorer is at the heart of a cricket club and Phil was great to have around the group. He’s always welcome back at The Kia Oval.
“Debbie is very much part of the Surrey family and after her time as 2nd XI Scorer, is well known and highly regarded amongst all the players and staff. I look forward to working with her in 2021 and beyond.”