New GCB chairperson sought as Nussbaumer steps down

DAVID NUSSBAUMER is stepping down as Guernsey Cricket Board chairman.

Outgoing GCB chairman David Nussbaumer. (28875190)
Outgoing GCB chairman David Nussbaumer. (28875190)

After nearly eight years in the role, on top of many more years involved with the GCB and the preceding Guernsey Cricket Association, he will not be standing for re-election at the annual meeting next month.

‘On behalf of the board we would all like to thank David for his time, input and energies overseeing a period when Guernsey Cricket took on our first full-time head coach, expanded the development team, moved into the world of international T20 cricket and ended with a new National Squad sponsorship deal,’ said GCB chief executive Mark Latter.

Nussbaumer said he had too many fond memories from his tenure to list them all, but seeing the island punch above its weight on the international stage made him particularly proud.

‘The main highlights for me have been twofold really – what we have managed to achieve in world cricket and, on a personal note, having the opportunity to present Jamie [his son] with the Inter-Insular Trophy at Port Soif when we beat Jersey the last time,’ Nussbaumer said.

‘Seeing local cricketers raise their capabilities and put in brilliant performances against top-quality opposition is always memorable.

‘From a self-satisfaction viewpoint, we did have financial difficulties when I joined the board but now we have a reserve and are well set moving forward.

‘I am very grateful to Mark Latter, who I think has done a fantastic job as CEO, my fellow board members and many others for their help.

'We have been lucky to have lovely, dedicated people who have done their best for Guernsey cricket. From the coaches like Nic Pothas – whose first year in the role was probably the most professional we have ever been – as well as Andy Cornford and Ash Wright, to the groundstaff like Stuart Le Prevost at the KGV where the facilities are second to none and Phil Roussel at the College Field which he has looking magnificent.

‘There’s too many to mention really.’

Nussbaumer added that he believes his successor will have exciting times ahead.

‘I would like to see us moving back up the ladder internationally. We have been through a transition period and other countries continue to get stronger, but in the summer we saw that there are positive signs there,’ he said.

Members of the GCB have been speaking to potential candidates and the process also allows anyone seeking to fill the role to ‘throw their cap’ into the ring.

‘Whilst we believe we are in a good place currently, despite all that is going on in the world, we recognise the need to always be challenged and the value that scrutiny brings so will be looking for someone who can bring this to the role over the next few years,’ Latter said

At the AGM the board will also be nominating Philippa Stahelin to be elected as an overseer with a specific role in ensuring the growth of the Women and Girls Programme continues apace.

Stahelin is a Guernsey national team player and is also well known with her involvement at Headway Guernsey based at KGV.

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