About us

The Board Members are:-

DAVID HARTLEY | CHAIRMAN

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During the last ten years I have been involved in a number of projects as a business consultant and I have facilitated making things happen. I still do this from time to time if I can fit it in with my commitment to cricket.

In terms of cricket experience, I have been involved with Overstone Park CC for over fifteen years, originally as a committee member and five years ago I became the club chairman. I have been a committee member on the Finance & General Purpose Committee of the Northants Cricket League for three years and I was elected League Chairman in November 2014. In March of 2016 was elected as Chairman of Northants Recreational Cricket CIC.

I am now looking forward to the many challenges ahead and taking the lead role in moving cricket in Northamptonshire forward into a new era. I believe involvement and participation with Northants County Cricket Club, the ECB and other agencies and organisations will help to achieve this quickly and more effectively.

PAUL JOY JP | DIRECTOR

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Paul has been involved in cricket in Northamptonshire for over 50 years: played for a number of local clubs and is a former Chairman of Wellingborough Town Cricket Club to which he remains a Trustee. Paul is a qualified senior cricket coach and former coach and manager to Northamptonshire U19 squad.

Although retired from umpiring at ECB and Minor Counties level for some 15 years, Paul remains in the game as the ECBACO Midland Region Umpire Performance & Development Officer, and Chairman of Northamptonshire Association of Cricket Officials.

Paul is retired from fulltime employment having held senior positions with several international companies with household names. He holds a Cert C Ed from Leicester University and Tech (CEI) from the Engineers Registration Board. He specialised in General and National Technical Support Management with interests in Training & Development.

Paul is a serving Magistrate and former Chairman of Wellingborough Magistrates Bench and Northamptonshire Recreational Cricket Disciplinary Committee. He has been Chairman of Northamptonshire Cricket Board since 2013. He lives in Burton Latimer with his wife Sandra and remains interested in all local cricket activities.

KEITH PARSONS | SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

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Keith has Worked in the motor trade all his working life, mostly in management and is a fellow of the motor industry (FIMI).

He is currently chairman of the groundwork team at Irthlingborough, having played for and served the club for all of his life .He sits on the the Northamptonshire Cricket League management committee. Keith is also an Umpire as well as the county performance officer for the Northant’s ACO and a level 2 umpire tutor.

Keith is married with one daughter and lives in Irthlingborough

DEREK STYMAN | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

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Derek joined Northants Recreational Cricket in May 2009 after 25 years in Financial Services. He has been involved in various volunteer roles at Burton Latimer Town Cricket Club including those of Head Coach, Chance To Shine Manager and Volunteer coercer. He has been involved in Kettering & Corby District Cricket since it was founded in 1999.

ROGER WILSON | MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Roger has been involved in cricket in Northamptonshire for over 35 years, representing all the junior County age groups before moving on to captain his University side and a successful amateur career playing league cricket in the Premier Leagues in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

He returned to his native Northamptonshire in 2001 when he qualified as a coach and became heavily involved in the development of junior players across the county.

Roger runs his own consultancy business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management and has an MBA from Cranfield University. He is a particular expert in the development and implementation of change management strategies, specialising in creating rapid yet long term and sustainable growth for start up, turnaround and mature businesses across all verticals and markets.

Roger has served as Chairman of the South Northants Junior Cricket League since 2011 and is the Managing Director of Northants Recreational Cricket. He lives in Towcester with his two children Ollie and Emily.

STEVEN CROOK | ADVISORY DIRECTOR

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Steven Crook started his first-class career at Lancashire but had limited chances to show his worth. After a loan move to Northamptonshire at the end of the 2005 season, he made a permanent switch for 2006 where he earned greater chances. Injury ravaged much of his time at Northants but he found other outlets to express himself as a lead singer of the band Juliet the Sun. The Sun newspaper even credited their track, Time For Heroes, as a reason that England won the Ashes. Steven has run his own freelance coaching company, and joined the board in 2015.

ROB AUSTIN | FINANCE DIRECTOR

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Rob is a qualified accountant with over 20 years experience of delivering high quality advice and services.

He specialises in strategic financial planning, financial reporting and VFM.