A few people may have noticed the absence of our President at recent committee meetings and fulfilling his usual umpiring duties at summer league games over the last few weeks.

Richard was admitted to hospital last week and had a triple heart bypass operation on Friday afternoon and is currently recovering in hospital.  The good news is that his wife, Sue, has advised me that the latest update from the hospital is that “Richard is doing really well”.

I am sure everyone at the club will join me in wishing Richard a full and speedy recovery and we all look forward to seeing him back at Adel ahead of the new season.  Our thoughts are with Richard, his wife Sue and their family.