Wiltshire Cricket Chair, Chris Sheppard, has announced that he will be leaving his position in the new year at the end of his current term.
Having been Chair of Wiltshire Cricket since the old Wiltshire Cricket Board was dissolved in October 2010, Chris has given numerous years of service to cricket in the County. His time as Chair has coincided with considerable growth in the recreational game, such that Wiltshire Cricket now employs eight permanent members of staff to deliver the wide range of programmes for which it is responsible. Chris also leaves with the future structure of Wiltshire Cricket in good hands following the successful merger of the County Cricket Club and County Cricket Board in early 2021.
Current Board member, Lee Ward, will take up the position of interim Chair with immediate effect, and will then take up the position officially at the next company AGM, which will take place in the New Year. With 20 years’ experience in sport and working for a National Governing Body, Lee recently oversaw the expansion of the Board and welcomes the opportunity to lead Wiltshire Cricket through an exciting period ahead for cricket in the county.
On Chris’ departure Lee said, ‘Cricket in Wiltshire owes Chris a great debt of gratitude for the service he has given over a number of years and in a variety of roles. As well as chairing Wiltshire Cricket through its initial decade as a limited company, Chris has given approximately 40 years of service to Cricket in a wider capacity, including as secretary of Wiltshire CCC for the majority of those 40 years, and as the Cricket Board secretary in the years leading up to its incorporation. Chris leaves with strong foundations in place for us to build upon, to ensure we are a sport that can be enjoyed by all across Wiltshire.’More information on Wiltshire Cricket’s Board of Directors and how to get in touch can be found on our website.