AFTER 22 years of heading the Huntingdonshire County Youth Cricket Committee, David Holmes has stood down as chairman. The post will be taken up by Andy Donald, from Eltisley, who has been involved with cricket his whole life. Holmes, from Peterborough, took on the role of county youth chairman back in 1986 when the county fielded just one youth team in the Under 19 age group, who played just one friendly and took part in the Cambridge Cricket Festival. Inside a year the county had established an U17 team and in four years an U13 team were playing competitive county matches. In 1990 Holmes helped structure a Kwik Cricket schools competition for junior schools, with the final at Ramsey featuring 10-year-old Charlotte Edwards representing Somersham against Fulbridge Road from Peterborough. By 1995 Huntingdonshire had taken over the organisation and running of the schools U15 team and by then had established county representative teams from U11 to U19. Holmes was quick to praise the help from those around him.