The Management Board has invited Peter
Radburn to continue as President of the League for a second year following
Richard Cox’s decision to decline the invitation due to a conflict of interest
with his new role at ECB. Cox was nominated as President-Elect at last year’s
A.G.M. but, since his appointment, he has taken on the role of ECB Head of
Participation & Growth for the West Midlands region and he believes it
would be inappropriate to assume the Presidency of the League while its future
structure and direction is under scrutiny from his employers.
Former Kidderminster seamer Radburn, who
is, also, Chairman of the Worcestershire County League, will become the second
President to serve more than one year in the role since the League was “opened
up” in 1998. Ex-Warwickshire and England scorer Alex Davis was President in
1998, 1999 and 2000 at a time when the League was settling down after the first
major alteration to its structure in 110 years.
Following his announcement, at a recent
Board Meeting, that he will be standing down as Chairman of the Management
Board after next year’s A.G.M., Robin Viner has accepted an invitation to become
President-Elect. Viner, who has been Chairman since 2002, will continue as Hon.
Treasurer of the League until the end of his existing three-year term at the
end of 2019.
At the same meeting, Wolverhampton’s David
Manning was elected as Vice-Chairman of the League.