The Hopwood Trust
The land which is used by Crompton Cricket Club, Crompton Bowling Club, the adjacent football pitch and much of the surrounding land and footpaths all form part of the land known as the ‘Hopwood Trust’.
This land was purchased on the 14th September 1921 for the princely sum of £1,250.00. The money was given by Sir William Hopwood to six trustees for the purpose of purchasing the land described in the schedule for the purpose of Cricket, Bowls or such other form of recreation as the Trustees shall think fit.
The trustees at the time being:
Henry William Taylor
Festus Fielden Gartside
To date the land remains in trust and is known as ‘The Hopwood Trust’. The trust is managed by six trustees, 2 from the cricket club, 2 from the bowling club and 2 from Oldham Council. The current trustees are:
Mick Lee, Crompton Cricket Club
Glenn Rigby, Crompton Cricket Club
Bob Horrocks, Crompton Bowling Club
Brian Whitney, Crompton Bowling Club
John Hudson, OMBC Mayor
Paul Entwistle, OMBC Legal Executive
A full copy of the ‘Hopwood Trust’ deed and map detailing the land is available at Crompton Cricket Club should you wish to view it.
The Committee and Officials
President: Mike Metcalfe
Chairman: Paul Caunce
Treasurer: Glenn Rigby
Secretary: Stephen Wright
League Representative: Stephen Wright
Welfare Officer: Lisa Ingham
Junior Coordinator: Lisa Ingham
Head Groundsman: James Schofield
Assistant Groundsmen: Andy McDonald, Andy Kershaw
1st XI Captain: Simon Wright
2nd XI Captain: John Punchard
3rd XI Captain: Mark McDonald
Professional: Aubrey Swanepoel (South Africa)
Rules/Constitution of Crompton Cricket Club, Community Amateur Sports Club
Crompton Cricket Club is a registered club and as such trades under a ‘Club Premises Certificate’ granted under the Licensing Act 2003.
Part of the application process and the granting of the Club Premises Certificate to enable us to trade and carry on our business, is the submission of our club rules to the licensing authority.
The rules/constitution of Crompton Cricket Club, Community Amateur Sports Club, governs the way in which we run our club and comply with such things as, licensing laws, health and safety, fire regulations etc.
The rules contain such areas as:
- The Club Purposes
- Annual General Meetings
- Financial Administration
- The Hopwood Trust
A full copy of Crompton Cricket Club Rules is held at the club for all members to view.