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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:

James Wrigley

Edward Clegg

Henry William Taylor

Frederick Smith

Herbert Hargreaves

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: Stephen Wright

Junior Coordinator: Lisa Ingham

Head Groundsman: Andy Kershaw

Assistant Groundsmen: Andy McDonald, Andy Kershaw

1st XI Captain: Simon Wright

2nd XI Captain: John Punchard

3rd XI Captain: Mark McDonald

Professional: To Be Confirmed

Neil Carroll

Andrew Kershaw

Shaun Finnerty

Mark McDonald

Gareth Gregory

Bob Wyszynskyi


Club Rules

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
  • Licence
  • Membership
  • Committee
  • Management
  • 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.

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