Basher Hassan was confirmed as Nottinghamshire's new President at the club's Annual General Meeting on Monday evening.

Hassan enjoyed a 19-year playing career at Trent Bridge, scoring over 20,000 runs in all formats and playing a vital role in Notts’ Championship win of 1981.

He went on to serve on the club’s General Committee between 2005 and 2017, and also enjoyed a stint as Honorary President of the Nottinghamshire Premier League.

Meanwhile, retiring President Bill Taylor was bestowed a Vice-Presidency in recognition of his service to the club as a player, committee member and President.

Taylor, a fast-bowler in his playing career, represented Nottinghamshire in First-Class cricket on 95 occasions between 1971 and 1977. After retirement, he pursued a career in business, was elected to the General Committee in 2010 and named President in 2018.

Stuart Foster’s 30 years on the General Committee were also recognised by a Vice-Presidency, while Peter Johnson was announced as an Honorary Life Member of the club in recognition of his service to the recreational game.

The club’s members voted in favour of a new model of governance, which intends to ensure the mix of skills, experience, knowledge and diversity on the committee are optimised. This model will also bring Nottinghamshire into line with the recommended best practice of Sport England and the ECB.

Penny Huggard, Head of Governance and Compliance at Futures Housing, is a newcomer to the General Committee – with Paul Ford-Murphy, Jeff Moore and Peter Wright maintaining their positions.

Nottinghamshire were able to announce to the members a pre-tax surplus of £20,631 despite the absence of Test cricket from Trent Bridge’s 2019 international schedule – retaining the annual average profit at £403k over a three-year cycle spanning from 2017 to 2019.


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