Category Archives: Latest News

Hoppy Update – Meeting with 2005 Ashes Hero

We have received the following short message from Ian Hopton:

“…Hampshire CCC are knocking about in Cape Town. They playing against the Cobras and Western Province. Was having a chat with Simon Jones today in the gym at WP.”

Alas, Hoppy’s hopes of making the Play Offs with Western Province have ended. He has mentioned that Results & League Tables can be accessed via this site: Read more

Accommodation needed for Ian Hopton

We need to help Ian find somewhere to live this season. It would be great if we can find a member who would be prepared to let Ian have a room for a nominal rent for 4 months.

Ian was a regular in the Stoke sides last year, also playing a great part in our run to the Surrey Championship T20 Final; and returned to South Africa in November to play cricket for Western Province as their overseas player. Read more

AGM Highlights

All change at this year’s AGM as we voted in new captains for the League sides, two new Club Trustees and David Pappin formally stood down as Club President after 25 years’ service.

Siddhartha Lahiri and Matt Gottschalk, (pictured right and below respectively), take over from Andy Page and Malcolm Dickson as captains of the League sides – Andy retains a place on the New Committee with a role that will include the development of the ground and the clubhouse. Andy will also act as an adviser to the new captains to ensure a smooth handover in accordance with our Development Plan. Read more