The 1990 season

(The following Secretary's Report was delivered by Andy Owen at the 1991 club AGM.)

This report must start on the saddeset of notes. On November 23, 1990, Mr. M. G. Owen, life president of Romsey Town CC, unfortunately passed away. I would just like to express great thanks to Mick Owen, who founded RTCC, putting up his own money to start the club. It will be a sad loss for the club.

After starting our season in Division 4 South, getting away to a bad start losing four out of the first five games, we recovered to lose only two out of the next nine. We finished third on the league table and just missed out on promotion for the third time running. Yet we must remember this is the highest standard of cricket we have ever played.

Unfortunately we are yet to break our duck in cup matches, as we lost to Newmarket by 39 runs in the first round.

The tour weekend turned out to be only one game this year because of league commitments. Romsey won by 139 runs, with a special mention to Agha Khan, who achieved a personal score of 133 runs, the highest ever for Romsey, and to Rog Shelley (52), who helped Khan amass a record partnership of 183 runs.

Congratulations to Colin Freeman, who had the best batting average for the season, to Russell Woolf for topping the bowling, and to Andy Owen for winning the players' player of the year award. Special mentions are due to Agha Khan, who took 24 wickets in the season, and to Alan Burge and Andy, who both took 11 catches. There was also Andy Owen's unbeaten century against Newmarket which, being Andy's first fifty and the club's first ever century, rated a full article in The Cambridge Evening News (which has been reproduced in the above match report).