After 21 years as treasurer of Lightcliffe Cricket Club, Dave Curran has finally decided to hang up his calculatorwrites Charlotte Henbest.
He was asked by his friend and Lightcliffe stalwart Roger Stead to take on the role and thanks to his hard work and dedication Dave has been made a life Vice-President of the club.
“To join a very small and distinguished list at the club is a real honour and I would like to thank Roger and everyone at Lightcliffe sincerely for this great honour,” said Dave.
“It has been a memorable time at Lightcliffe and I have made some great friends along the way, but now is the time to hand over the reigns and dedicate some more time to my family.”
Dave’s real sporting passion is rugby union and from the age of 11 he was playing at the Old Brodleians and was in the first team in the second row from 18-years-old to 38.
“After that I played a bit in the fourth team with some of the older lads to help bring on the younger ones, but in 2004 I had to retire from the game as my knees were shot. I still miss playing now and go up and follow the Brods whenever I can.”
During the day Dave, who is 52 next week, works in the IT department for Emerald Group Publishing in Bingley.
“Although I was at Lightcliffe all that time I never took up the sport,” he said.
“I did play the odd second and third team game but it was my son Callum joining them that made me carry on.
“He started with the juniors and played with them right up until leaving for University. He is now at Nottingham & Trent and is very settled down there so I cannot see him coming back.
“That was one of the reasons I decided to pass the baton of treasurer on to Richard Thompson. It is not so busy in the off-season but once the first ball is bowled it does take up a lot of your time and my wife Pauline and I have a static caravan near Filey we like to spend time at.
“We also have a rescued greyhound that I enjoy walking and Pauline has a nice long list of DIY jobs for me to do.
“It will be just nice to have some time to myself.”
Thirty members attended the AGM where PRO and second team captain Michael Brooke told the meeting what a year it has been with continued development on and off the pitch.
Secretary Bruce Lunn outlined his take on the season while Rod Heyhoe, who has been at the heart of club life for 60 years, presented an overview of all the ground work. Nearly 100 games were played at Wakefield Road, despite the weather.
Heyhoe thanked people for their support, in particular Robert Brooke, Alan and Sam Godden, before Steve Hartley outlined what the club had achieved on and off the pitch in 2012.