Gerry takes on Marko presidential role

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Gerry Barker will be Market Overton Bowls Club President for 2013 following the club’s annual meeting which was attended by 35 members.

New vice-president is David Duquemin and junior vice-president is Ann Cusdin.

New club captain and organiser of the weekend friendly matches is Betty Bell, and Norman Booty who joined Marko last year after many years experience in Norfolk was elected as men’s match captain and competition secretary.

Les Cusdin remains in place as captain of the weekday friendly match teams and Jonny Abbott and Ann Cusdin will skipper the Stamford League A and B teams.

Thanks were expressed to Tony Collison (previous club captain) and David Duquemin (previous men’s match captain) who have both stepped down from their roles.

John Banks has taken over as gala administrator and will be assisted by his wife Pat and Terry Smith. The first Gala of 2013 will be a week earlier than in previous years, and is planned for July 7.

The club praised the work of the greenkeepers Mike Parkes and Terry Smith for their work throughout the last season, and all club members who had helped out.