John Wolfe Steps Down as HCB Chair

John Wolfe has stepped down as Hampshire Cricket Board (HCB) Chair after 9 years. John has served the maximum term and will now hand over to Geoff Rhodes, who was recently appointed by directors.

John dedicated a significant amount of time to the role on a voluntary basis, leading the Board through the implementation of the ECB County Partnership Agreement and Governance Standards. John made a substantial contribution to recreational cricket over many years, not only as HCB Chair, but as Southern Premier League Chairman and club volunteer before. All at HCB wish John well in his retirement!

‘It’s been a privilege to work with the Directors and the Development Team. There is also a tremendous generation of leaders all across the Recreational game in Hampshire – in clubs, leagues, officiating and coaching – who will ensure that cricket continues to develop in an open and inclusive way. Good luck and every success to all involved.’

John Wolfe, Outgoing HCB Chair

Geoff takes over the reins, and up until now has been HCB Finance Director. Similarly to John, Geoff has been heavily involved in the recreational game for many years, as player and club chairman. He has also forged a highly successful business career which will serve HCB and the wider recreational game well.

‘I’m looking forward to building on John’s achievements and overseeing the delivery of HCB’s Strategy, Play it Forward, in particular supporting affiliated clubs to grow and achieve their ambitions.’

Geoff Rhodes, New HCB Chair

One of Geoff’s first tasks was to chair the recent AGM, at which the HCB’s 2020 – 21 Impact Report was presented.

Also presented was an abbreviated version of the annual accounts.

2020-21 Impact Report
2020-21 Annual Accounts