The Committee Report
The Committee beg to present the Annual Balance Sheet and Report for 1918.
No County Cricket was played last year.
For this Season home and home matches have been arranged with Middlesex, Leicester, Sussex, Derbyshire, Surrey, Yorkshire, and Lancashire; also a three days’ match at Trent Bridge with the Australian Imperial Forces Touring Eleven. County Cricket must of necessity this year be largely of an experimental character.
Your Committee expresses most grateful thanks to the large body of members who have so kindly continued their subscriptions or donations. The President of the Club, Sir Jesse Boot, has again most generously given 50 guineas.
There is a slight balance on the year’s working, but no repairs or painting were done during the year.
The Committee regret the loss of death by Mr. W. Hollins, one of the Trustees, and Mr. T. Potter, both old and valued members of the Committee.
The Trustees, in consultation with the Committee, have purchased the freehold of the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. They have sold the Trent Bridge Hotel; the final figures have not been adjusted, but the Committee are satisfied that the transaction has been a most satisfactory one.
Since County Cricket was played last, the club has lost many members by death at home and abroad. It is essential that the membership of the Club be increased if working expenses are to be met. The Committee hope that all members will do their best to secure additional membership.
A certain amount of painting, repairs, and re-construction work is being undertaken this Spring, but the whole question is a serious one and will be costly.
The Hospital at the Pavilion was enlarged during the past year to 200 beds. 1,185 patients were admitted during 1918. From January, 1919, and until the close of Hospital, March 31st, 303, making the number of patients treated since the opening of the Hospital, 3,553. The Hospital has no been closed with the exception of the Electrical and Mechanical Wards: these Wards are doing excellent work, and the Committee feel that the members will gladly accept a certain amount of inconvenience rather than interrupt this beneficial work. Members of the Club may feel thoroughly satisfied that in placing the Pavilion at the disposal of the Military Authorities the right thing has been done. The Hospital throughout has been most ably managed by Lady Bruce, the Commandant, Mr. K. W. Hind, the Chairman, and the Hospital Staff.
W. H. TOMASSON, Hon. Secretary.
H. TURNER, Secretary.