Name: Simon Heather
Club Role: Fundraising & Social events Manager.
Previously Captain of Saturday League Side (Division 2 of Senior League of Cambridgeshire league). We have been in the league for 5 years and have been promoted every year. I have now resigned the Captaincy and Oli Rix is taking over. I have recently taken over the role of Fundraising which i am yet to work out true responsibilities /accountabilities of the role!
What does this involve?
Captaincy role involved; No fixtures to organise as the League tell you who /when you will play the teams in your Division Home and Away. The biggest challenge is assembling a side every week of the right quantity and importantly the right personnel to do the job for the side and hopefully win !!
There is certain amount of administration:
You have to inform the League of the results /collect match fees and importantly collect La Hogue’s lovely teas..
Also you have to update the Saturday Batting and Bowling statistics to make informed decisions as a Captain.
It is a very fulfilling role when your winning !!!!
What do you do in “real life”?
I have spent my working life in Sales Management for large consumer goods companies..
How did you get involved with Chippenham Cricket Club?
I moved into the village in August 1993 (I just missed out on being a founder member ) and saw the guys playing and thought I can do better than that…..The rest is history !!!
What is your first cricketing memory?
Watching Test Match Cricket on a Black and White TV with Peter West introducing and Jim Laker commentating. I used to love The John Player League too(40 overs on Sunday)….