North Runcton Cricket Club announces three new life members
In the lead up to the new season and, with cricket about to get up and running again, North Runcton Cricket Club is proud and delighted to announce three new life members.
The dedicated trio of Ian Bix, Steward Bunting and Peter Coote have been elected life members of the Norfolk Alliance outfit.
Bix has been associated with the club for more than 40 years.
A medium-fast bowler with incredible accuracy, he played first team cricket for many years and served on the committee and took on the role of Chairman.
Now one of the main club sponsors, Ian has contributed greatly in recent years by taking on scoring duties for the first team.
Bunting has also found himself involved in the club for four decades.
He is another quick bowler who played first team cricket for many summers and represented Norfolk.
Bunting has always been heavily involved with committee work and has been treasurer and chairman along with running the bar and helping enormously with ground preparation and maintenance.
Coote began an illustrious career in 1981 as a player and is now chairman.
His dedication to the game as well as the club is legendary in Norfolk cricket and has played over the years for the county.
Definitely a batsman, occasionally a wicketkeeper, but never a bowler, Coote opened the batting for the first team in several decades, captained the side and scored heavily in blunting many an opposing attack.
Hugely respected everywhere in the game and a master of diplomacy, Coote is also a giant in youth cricket locally, not only for North Runcton but for all cricket.
Coote has been enormously instrumental in setting up, running and developing the club’s junior section, producing a stream of first and second team and county players who have become the cornerstone of the club’s playing future.