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Norman Gascoigne
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Norman Gascoigne is to stand down as Club Chairman:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/warwick...from-post/
I have always found him very friendly on the occasions I have met him.
His replacement will be an interesting appointment.
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(26-09-2019, 10:09 AM)Terry Wrote: Norman Gascoigne is to stand down as Club Chairman:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/warwick...from-post/
I have always found him very friendly on the occasions I have met him.
His replacement will be an interesting appointment.

Likewise Terry I always found him very approachable and a willing listener, wish him all the best and personally I think he will be a hard act to follow
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#3
He told me last year when I chatted to him about my concerns over the Hundred that as a Warwickshire member "with respect it's not really aimed at you so..." and shrugged his shoulders.

See ya.
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(26-09-2019, 06:10 PM)bear4life Wrote: He told me last year when I chatted to him about my concerns over the Hundred that as a Warwickshire member "with respect it's not really aimed at you so..." and shrugged his shoulders.

See ya.

Please tell more!
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#5
He didn't even want to entertain it. Snowball was there too, he just looked totally embarrassed.
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#6
I never met him and the one time I heard him speak on the issue of taking member's votes away I wasn't impressed (although I disagreed with his position so I wasn't unbiased.)  ButI do appreciate that as chairman he put in a lot of time for no (monetary) reward

And you only have to look at Colin Graves at the ecb to realise there is something to be said for a chairman who is a quiet behind the scenes presence.  During the Gascoigne era we have consistently been awarded major matches to fill our stadium on 5 - 10 days a year and the council has continued to be satisfied with us not repaying the money we borrowed to build it.  Norman Gascoigne at least has a county to pass on which is the first job of any chair.

But my impression of Warwickshire is that feeding the beast of the stadium and paying the interest on the debt drains all the energy from other activities.  If you look at some of the things that a county cricket club should be doing, producing international players, being successful on the field, increasing the number of members; things have got worse (or maybe in some instances flatlined) in the Gascoigne era, there's an air of that's good enough about the organisation (Jeets keeps the team going but there's only one Jeets).  And as chairman, Norman is part responsible for that.

So plenty of issues for the next chair to get their teeth into.
RB
http://sideoncricket.blogspot.com/2019/0...eason.html
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#7
I think that's a fair post.
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#8
More than fair in fact.
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#9
In case any of you feel like applying:
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/vacancy...-chairman/

SKILLS REQUIRED

The Chairman will ideally be able to demonstrate;

Aptitude and experience of leadership at a senior level within a corporate environment and appropriate to the role.

First rate inter-personal skills, including the ability to build complex and collaborative relationships at a senior level, in a multiple stakeholder environment, with colleagues, stakeholders and partners.

An ability to capture and develop through the Board, a long term strategic perspective for the Club.

Strong inter-personal skills that include ability to manage debate and to build a consensus of opinion leading to effective decisions by the Board.

Some past or existing involvement with the administration of cricket will be beneficial

An understanding of the role of the Club within the community with a strong empathy to equality and diversity.



It would be nice if the Club also added that the Chairman should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of and love of the game of cricket. 
That would seem to me to be a glaring omission.
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#10
No doubt, Terry. your suggestion would lead to the applicant failing in the current climate promoted by the ECB
LE - aka John
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#11
The following text is included in th skills required section of the job description.

"Required to keep him/her self informed on cricket matters relating to the Club and in a wider domestic and global context. "
While Robert may be dead, Robert was not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#12
(28-09-2019, 06:28 PM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: The following text is included in th skills required section of the job description.

"Required to keep him/her self informed on cricket matters relating to the  Club and in a wider domestic and global context.   "

With all due respect, Mugabe, no it isn't in the Skills section.  It is in the role description so the person selected might initially have no knowledge of the game but would have to become informed - and no mention of loving or even liking the game.
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#13
It's unlikely that any suitable candidate wouldn't have knowledge of the sport, especially as the post doesnt give any financial rewards.
While Robert may be dead, Robert was not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
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(28-09-2019, 09:29 PM)The Good Mugabe Wrote: It's unlikely that any suitable candidate wouldn't have knowledge of the sport, especially as the post doesnt give any financial rewards.

Hi Mugabe.  Yes, you're probably right.  Sorry to be grumpy about it - I'm dealing with a lot of issues that are nothing to do with cricket at the moment so grumpiness is my default mode.
My point, such as it is, is that saying that a knowledge and love of the game is essential would be the Club making a statement about what they think is needed.  Also, in the unlikely event of someone applying who has no such love or knowledge but met all the other requirements, the Club would struggle to have a reason for turning them down.
Anyway, let's see what the outcome is.
I'm pleased, by the way, that the Club statement says that they will not be using search firms or recruitment consultants, who in my experience tend to be expensive wastes of time.
I presume that the Club is using the term "Chairman" in a gender neutral way.
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#15
Any candiate without knowlegde of the sport, and the issues it faces would fail to give adequate answers when asked questions about those issues, thereby giving the club more than adequate reasons to not offer them the role.

Also, why would anyone apply for the role, that offers no payment if they weren't interested in the sport?
While Robert may be dead, Robert was not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#16
Hi Mugabe.  I think we are both arguing from the same standpoint of wanting the best person for the job.  Let's hope for that outcome.
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#17
For the long term, & sustainable, sucess of the club, and the business, we need the best available person in every role at the club.
While Robert may be dead, Robert was not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#18
Nice man and wish him well and thank him for his service.

Hope the next appointment will be someone from Warwickshire who understands the Club’s identity so we can get away from the three brands nonsense, the “Bears” obsession, and return to being Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
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#19
Somerset also looking for a Chairperson:
https://www.somersetcountycc.co.uk/news/...airperson/
Interesting that they have said pretty well the same as Mugabe says above in this thread.  Somerset ad says:
"It is unlikely that someone without a good knowledge and interest in cricket would relish the responsibility that comes with this role."
Mugabe said:
"It's unlikely that any suitable candidate wouldn't have knowledge of the sport, especially as the post doesn't give any financial rewards."
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#20
I don't suppose there's a betting market in the next Warwickshire chairman but, if there was, a fiver of Reabank's money might go on 
Mark McCafferty

Currently senior independent director at Warwickshire CC and Chief Executive of premiership rugby.  Intriguingly it looks as if he has now stepping away from his rugby role, so might be at the age  / stage of his career to be Warwickshire chair and certainly meets what the nominations committee regard as the requirements for the position.
RB
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