Timothy's letter was written independently of the Lancashire Action Group's own correspondence with Lancashire Chairman Andy Anson and his legal case against the Club is still ongoing.
On the 24th April 2021 Timothy wrote to Chairman Andy Anson.
In my letter to you last December, wishing your success in your role as LCCC Chairman, I commented that you never get a second chance to make a first impression but as not a peep has been heard from you since your appointment, you seem to have wasted yours. It appears that the first impression you have chosen to make is that of the Invisible Man.
Everyone who contacted you, including the influential Lancashire Action Group (LAG) received a letter from Club Secretary Morgan saying that your plan was to write an open letter to club supporters but as even this has not transpired, it is being suggested that your other activities leave you no time to spend with Lancashire. If this is truly the case, the answer is obvious and you can pass on with your dignity intact.
With the greatest of respect, it has to be said that nobody has been holding their breath waiting for this open letter which could only have been anodyne and aspirational, as commiting yourself to anything else would surely have been a hostage to fortune.
In my letter to you, I hoped that you would now consider yourself to be a reformer (and God knows how much that has been needed for so long) or whether you would just be another in the long line of good chaps who would pass on without leaving a mark. Well, that question seems to have been answered.
Given that there is such an abundance of low lying fruit, it would have been so easy for you to make a name for yourself and it seems such a pity that you have eschewed that opportunity.
As I also pointed out, a well run organisation does not cause bodies such as the LAG to be formed and as you have made no attempt to reach out to this group, it seems that you have quickly been captured by the old guard who believe that they are effective; never do anything wrong and consider an apology to be a sign of weakness. Even those football clubs who mistakenly tried to form the breakaway European football league did not go that far.
Finally, I hoped that you might have stepped in to resolve my own situation with the club. The case involves terminating my Life (sic) Membership for the crime of trying to resell a Test Match ticket in contravention of your then ticketing policy which has since been changed. Rather than offering the apology I deserve you are continuing to pay out legal fees to prolong the case which you are certain to lose. Disgracefully, your legal team declined to make a court appearance, the day before the hearing, on the spurious grounds that I had acted in bad faith, whereas I, but not the club, had willingly agreed to mediation.
You have no personal skin in this sordid game and could have resolved the matter with minimal effort but having chosen not to do so, your skin will now have to be included.
One more thing you may not have time to consider is that I managed to win two tickets for the International match on 20 July during a benefit evening for Stephen Parry, to which I contributed more than £2,000. With my situation not having been resolved by then and you having notified of the situation, you will have to decide whether to let me into the ground or not. It is difficult to envisage a positive outcome for the club whichever you decide.
Whilst I have no wish to unnecessarily embarrass LCCC, you do seem to be quite capable of doing that for yourselves!
Timothy St Ather