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The May draw for the 200 Club has now taken place and the results are:
1st Prize £40.00 Peter Stiles, 2nd Prize £20.00,  Marlene Gibbs, 3rd Prize £10.00 Kingscliffe SMBC

Join the
Club Draw ………………………….


PLEASE JOIN AND YOU COULD BE A HAPPY PRIZE WINNER!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED BY ANY INDIVIDUAL PERSON OR A CLUB (NO LIMITS).

EXISTING MEMBERS – PLEASE SEND YOUR CHEQUES (£12 PER NUMBER)


NEW MEMBERS – PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM – AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SECRETARIES OR LIZ RIXON AT rixon13@btinternet.com  AND SEND IT WITH A CHEQUE.


CHEQUES SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO S.S.M.B.A.

PLEASE SEND EVERYTHING TO LIZ RIXON – 23 TAPPERS LANE, NORTH PETHERTON, SOMERSET TA6 6SJ.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS


As per the SSMBA Constitution and following the completion of a three year tenure by Andrew Cowlin the SSMBA invite applications for the role of County Squad Manager.


The SSMBA would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew and the team that he had assembled around him for all the hard work they have done in managing our County Teams.

Until such time that we are able to hold a 2020/21 Annual General Meeting the existing committee are continuing to manage the affairs of the Association.  Further, and to meet the rules of Section 10 of the SSMBA Constitution in relation to the Operation of the County Squad, the squad selected for 2019/20 season shall be deemed to be the “Current Squad”.  


The following is an extract from the SSMBA Constitution and outlines the role of the County Squad Manager.


a) The County Squad Manager shall have an automatic right to be on the Association committee and have full voting rights.

b) Members of the “Current Squad” (see note above) may nominate others for the post of County Squad Manager.  All nominations must be seconded by one other registered person.  All nominations to be passed to the County Management Committee.  The County Management Committee or their appointed sub-committee, which must include county players in its number, will interview candidates.  The County Management Committee will appoint the County Squad Manager.

c) The term of office for the County Squad Manager shall be 3 years from the date of appointment. The incumbent County Squad Manager may stand for re-appointment.

d) The County Squad Manager will appoint an Assistant Manager prior to the start of the playing season and any other persons he/she feels is required to assist in the running of the squad.

e) The selection of the County Squad shall be decided by a committee made up of the County Squad Manager, Assistant Manager and two other members selected by the County Squad Manager if he/she wishes.

All clubs in membership of SSMBA should be given the opportunity to nominate a person for the County Squad Manager.

This is an important and interesting role and we invite all persons interested to secure a nomination and seconder and to submit their application in writing to
gordon.hughes1@virgin.net.   CLOSING DATE 1st June 2021

Gordon in his role as webmaster will be collating the applications on behalf of the committee but will have no active role in the appointment.  Please circulate this opportunity to all your club players.


Ian Bolton – Acting SSMBA Chairman

County Squad Manager Vacancy

Carol Hawkins the SSMBA Secretary has,  for both family and work commitments, had to take the decision to stand down from the position of County Secretary.  Following the passing of Keith last year it had always been Carols intention to stand back from county duties at the next AGM.  The AGM for 2020 has, for obvious reasons, not taken place and Carol has continued in the role for as long as she was able.  The SSMBA Committee and all the many friends that she has with in the county wish her well in the future and thank her for all the hard work she has done.


Gordon Hughes (Keinton Mandeville SMBC) has been co-opted in to the role until we are able to have our 2021 AGM which is planned to take place, restrictions permitting, in August 2021.   Details will be circulated once the date and venue have been agreed .


The County Management Team has lost four key members during the last 14 months will need players to become involved and join the committee.  Nominations for various roles will be requested when the AGM documents are circulated later in the year.

County Secretary Resigns