The chairman of Falmouth Cricket Club, Mark Averiss, has announced that he will be stepping down from the club after reflecting on his position.

In a statement on the club page on Facebook, Mark 'Avo' Averiss said after reflecting on his position and talking to close friends he had decided to leave the role.

He said it was not an easy decision to make but he felt it was right for his personal welfare at this time.

He said despite giving countless hours "enjoyable" hours to the club he had run out of drive and passsion and felt he was no longer the right person to lead the club.

"I was going to reflect on the season a little longer before making a decision on where I see my own involvement in the clubs future but having listened to several close friends I’ve decided to announce I will be stepping down as club's chairman," he said.

"Not an easy decision to make but one I feel is right for me and my personal welfare at this time. I’ve given countless enjoyable hours to the club but have now run out of drive , passion and I feel I’m no longer the person to lead the club.

"I wish the club the best of health and success for the future."


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Mark joined Falmouth Cricket Club over 30 years ago and has been a player, a captain and a vice captain and became chairman of the club during Covid in 2020.

Falmouth Cricket Club has been asked for a statement but comments under the statement from Mr Averiss have been supportive.

One person said: "You've done an amazing job down there and should be so proud of it all. Rest up and enjoy what u help build."

While another commented: "You've done well Avo. Relax, play and watch."