Bill Russell has promised to ‘give it my best shot’following his election as our new president at the Annual GeneralMeeting last night. He succeeds our former chairman and presidentAlbert Bocking, who died last summer.

Russell, a chartered insurance broker by trade, has been a memberat Trent Bridge for more than 50 years and is a former captain ofthe Second XI.

He also played for Notts Amateurs for many years and is a member ofthe MCC and the Lord’s Taverners.

He said: “In the past 50 years I have enjoyed many highpoints while supporting the team at Trent Bridge - and also had tosuffer occasionally.

“I would like to thank the members for electing me as theirPresident. It’s a challenging time and I promise I will giveit my best shot, and I will do what I can to assist the committeeand the chief executive and his talented team.”