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VMF Round up 2

Foxes hold the second Virtual Members’ Forum

Leicestershire County Cricket Club (LCCC) held its second Virtual Members’ Forum (VMF) last Monday evening, an event that brought together the Board of Directors, Members, sponsors, stakeholders and staff.

In these difficult times with the coronavirus, LCCC feels that communication is more important than ever and are committed to maintaining our engagement with our members.

The VMF began with an introduction from Chair Mehmooda Duke MBE DL, a word from incoming Chief Executive Officer Sean Jarvis, followed by some Questions and Answers between Members and LCCC players, Alex Evans and Nat Bowley. George Rhodes and Lewis Hill were also available for questions as they both volunteered to join the forum.

Alex discussed his first team debut last year and signing his first professional contract with Leicestershire. Nat discussed how he has transitioned from the Leicestershire Academy into the first-team squad. Alex, Nat, Lewis and George then discussed how they are maintaining their fitness in their own time. Head Coach, Paul Nixon, also volunteered to join the forum, he provided his perspective of how fantastic it is when an Academy player earns a call up to the first-team.

Mark Barber, Head of Community then provided an update regarding the Community work the club has been completing to support local recreational clubs in Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Community team has supported local clubs in Leicestershire and Rutland to gain funding to ensure their survival during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, 120 clubs have received in the region of £528,126 in funds from various support reliefs provided by the Government, Sport England and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). To find out more detail about their work, please CLICK HERE.

The forum concluded with a challenge from Board Director Robin Matthews regarding. Can you name a cricketing starting XI with the surnames relating to the following categories?

  • Food/Drink
  • Weather
  • Religion

Leicestershire CCC Chairman Mehmooda Duke MBE DL said: “It is important that we continue to communicate with our Members. The VMF allows us to safely provide important updates to our members and keep our communication lines open. I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the event, it was great to have so many members join us again.”

Incoming Leicestershire CCC Chief Executive Officer Sean Jarvis said: “It was great to have our players volunteer to join the Forum to answer some questions from members.

“As a club, we are continuing to work closely with the ECB to prepare the club for when cricket can resume. As ever, we hope everyone associated to the club remains safe and well, whilst staying at home.”

LCCC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated. We are working to make this forum a regular occurrence and will communicate the next date of the forum in due course.

The club is currently working closely with ECB and will continue to communicate with Members, sponsors and stakeholders as soon as any further news regarding the 2020 cricket season is available.