Hull’s Fenner Cricket Club forced to fold

Published: Thursday 12th November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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Fenner Cricket Club has been forced to fold due to a shortage of players and uncertainty over the future of its east Hull home.

The club, based in Marfleet Lane, took the decision to disband its senior and junior teams with immediate effect at an extraordinary general board meeting on Tuesday.

“It is with deep regret and sadness, that following an Emergency General Meeting of Fenner Cricket Club, held yesterday (Tuesday) evening, it was decided by the Club Membership that Fenner Cricket Club should be disbanded with immediate effect,” read a statement from the club’s board, as quoted by the Hull Daily Mail.

“The main reason being due to a shortage of players, at both senior and junior level, and the ongoing uncertainty of the future of availability of the Marfleet Ground, ensures player retention, or any future player recruitment would continue to remain very difficult.”

Fenner, which was formed in 1952, fielded three senior teams and several junior sides during the 2015 season, but dwindling player numbers and the recent loss of several senior players has prompted the club’s board to take action.

The statement continued: “The matter was brought to a head within the club, with resignation letters received from leading players’ of Fenner CC within the last two weeks, all indicating that they wished to leave Fenner CC and to play their cricket within the new ECB YPLN, whilst also senior club officials handed in there resignation notices, which unfortunately has led to the above decision being reached last night.

“The club will be run down in an orderly and professional manner, with assets to be sold off, any creditors to be paid in full and monies to be collected from debtors, with the balance of the FCC Committee to remain intact, to accomplish these tasks.”

 

 

Published: Thursday 12th November 2015 by Tom Drinkall

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