Published: 25th April, 2014
Sir Trevor McDonald was sworn in as President of Surrey County Cricket Club for the second year in a row at the AGM on Thursday evening (24th April).
In a short speech given towards the end of the meeting, Sir Trevor reiterated his sentiments from last year’s AGM that his post as President is the “greatest honour that he’s ever had”. Backing up both the Chairman Richard Thompson and the Director of Cricket Alec Stewart, he also gave a warm welcome to new Head Coach Graham Ford.
Earlier in the evening, Ford thanked the Club for making him feel so welcome, and spoke of how proud he was to represent a Club and venue with such a great history and heritage. He thanked the members for their support, but at the same time uttered a word of caution, stressing how the talented young squad would make mistakes and urged supporters for patience and understanding during this important rebuilding phase.
Chairman Richard Thompson underlined Surrey’s commitment to producing players for England, outlined the Club’s community programme, emphasised the importance of the Kia Oval wicket as the club’s major asset and launched the new Cinema Room that will show footage from British Pathe and other cricketing films during match days.
The formal part of the meeting signed off the 2013 accounts and elected the Deputy President Pat Pocock, the Honorary Treasurer Alan Dickinson and Honorary Life Vice Presidents Mr MAR Galdari and Sir Michael Pickard.
The Club also honoured former groundsman and current Pavilion Curator Bill Gordon by awarding him an Honorary Life Membership.