AT the annual general meeting of the Feversham Cricket League, the retiring chairman, David Westhead, was presented with gifts, including an engraved silver salver.

It was contributed to by the six existing member clubs, Gillamoor, Glaisdale, High Farndale, Lockton, Rosedale Abbey and Slingsby, as a mark of esteem and thanks for his dedication to the league during his 36 years in office, which commenced on March 13, 1986. David was also made a vice-president.

John Hatfield, previously vice-chairman, was unanimously elected to the vacant chairman's position, whilst David Mead accepted the invitation to become the new vice-chairman. Sir Richard Beckett and Charles Allenby continue as president and secretary/treasurer respectively.

The league season commences on Friday, May 13 with Glaisdale versus Gillamoor and Slingsby versus Lockton, and will continue until Friday, August 12, with each club playing ten league matches, five at home, five away.

From mid-August the latter stages of the three cup competitions will take place. The Countess of Feversham Cup will comprise of five league clubs, not Glaisdale, plus "guests" Burythorpe, Duncombe Park and Great Habton, whilst the Supplementary Cup is restricted to the league clubs, Glaisdale again excepted.