During the last five years, since we created our first club Vision document, we have made tremendous progress in three particular areas that it covered:
One target was to double our membership numbers from 2015 to 2020 – this we have achieved and more, with our colts section growing beyond recognition (from just over 20 members up to 150!) and our adult section restarting Sunday cricket as well as adding a 5th XI on Saturdays for the first time in at least thirty years!
Both pitches, especially the wickets and squares are now at a fantastic level compared with 2015 (recognised by players and league umpires alike). This has been achieved through two very good ground contractors, but also with significant club investment in end of season works as well as machinery.
The club was in a precarious financial situation in 2015, having to rely on a very generous donation from a ground Trustee to repair the main heavy roller. Since then, under Paul Heynes’ excellent financial management in his position as Treasurer, we have reduced our regular costs significantly and increased our non-cricket related income, so that we are now financially sustainable and have the ability to invest further in the ground and cricket itself. We are always looking for new ways to bring money into club and any suggestions or offers of help would be much appreciated.
If you would like to get involved in our ‘The Mote CC in 2025’ journey, please contact James Barr (firstname.lastname@example.org)