Accrington Cricket Club

Chairman To Step Down
Saturday September 8th 2018

Rod Kenyon is to step down as Cricket Chairman following Sunday’s final game of the season against Ramsbottom after 14 years in the role. Rod is one of the longest serving club Chairman in the league, taking over from the late Peter Barratt at the start of the 2004 season, and he oversaw the most successful period in the club’s history. During his time as Chairman the club were Lancashire League Champions 3 times, runners up on 2 other occasions and did the league and Worsley Cup double for the only time in 2008. He was responsible for signing many top professionals during that time, including record breaking pro Ashar Zaidi in 2011.

Club Secretary Mark Taylor said ‘On behalf of everyone at Accrington I would like to thank Rod for everything he has done as Chairman, and all the time and effort he has devoted to the club. Without his support and dedication the club would not be in the strong position both on and off the field that it is today, with both senior teams having qualified for the top division next year. Rod worked tirelessly behind the scenes all year round keeping the club going, doing the little jobs everyone took for granted. During the cricket season he spent most days working around the ground, and during the winter organised the football for Huncoat Utd juniors. He was also instrumental in the club signing sponsorship deals with local companies such as Haworths and, at the start of this season with The Property Shop, which has put the club on a sound financial footing. Volunteers like Rod are the lifeblood of any club and we all have a lot to thank him for. Hopefully he will still be involved with the club in some capacity going forward and we will still see him around the club, probably a little less stressed.”

A new Chairman will be announced in due course.




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