Tynemouth Cricket Club’s plans for further development in 2016 are already well advanced.
The AGM will be held earlier than usual this close season and members are encouraged to attend in the pavilion at 7pm on Wednesday, December 9.
The club has signed 25-year-old Stuart Poynter for next season.
He is a batsman who is a professional for Durham and Ireland.
Returning for 2016 will be club professional Tahir Khan, who had a successful season on the field in 2015 with 500 runs and 50 wickets in the league.
Tahir also made a significant contribution to the coaching of seniors and juniors.
Following a successful hosting of the Tynemouth Beer Festival and a busy night for the fireworks display, the club are in a more secure position financially.
However, major projects at the Preston Avenue ground, including consolidation of the second square with full facilities, gives rise to an open invitation for further sponsorships for the juniors, seniors and ladies teams.
Also the pavilion is available for hire throughout the year. The contact is Steve Mordue on 07886 028020.