THE Warrnambool and District Cricket Association finally has a quorum.
Justin Balmer, Alan Aulsebrook, Daryl Love and Peter Herbert answered an SOS for new board members after the WDCA did not have a quorum after its annual meeting.
The men, each with strong backgrounds in the sport, were involved in finalising the division structure for season 2012-13 this week.
Balmer is a former WDCA chairman and Aulsebrook and Herbert are former Nestles presidents.
Love has followed his sons Anthony, at Brierly, and Matthew, at Victorian Premier Cricket club Footscray Edgewater, as they forged their own careers.
New WDCA chairman Nick Frampton said he was rapt with the calibre of people on the eight-man board.
“It’s fantastic to see people who obviously have a huge amount of previous experience put their hand up to be a part of shaping the future of Warrnambool cricket,” he said.
“Balmer is obviously a previous president of the association and the other three gentlemen — Daryl, Peter and Alan — have been heavily involved in club cricket previously.
“They are all people who come to the board with a great deal of experience,” he said. “I know, personally, I’ll take a lot of guidance. It will benefit me greatly.
“You don’t want to be reinventing the wheel all the time.”
Frampton said the new members’ experience as clubmen would help the board make decisions which would benefit the association and its clubs.
“When we’re making decisions at the board we want to do what’s best for the association, but also what’s good for the clubs,” he said.