Richard Thompson takes over as Surrey Chairman

October 28, 2010

Richard Thompson is confirmed as the new Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club. Thompson, rx 43, sale becomes the youngest Chairman in the country and also the youngest in the Club’s history. He replaces the outgoing Chairman David Stewart, try who led Surrey for seven years.

Speaking after his confirmation, Mr. Thompson said: “I am honoured to become Chairman of Surrey County Cricket Club. David Stewart will be a tough act to follow and Surrey owes him a great deal of thanks for the contribution he has made in the past seven years as Chairman and further seven as Honorary Treasurer before that.

“Surrey is a unique and great club. Despite a period without trophies, I am confident that with the players coming through, the foundations are in place for a period of success in the future. Our Members and supporters have been patient and supportive over the past few seasons. I hope with a policy of growing and developing our own talent wherever possible, that any success Surrey CCC may enjoy will be built on firm foundations with Surrey grown talent at the core.

“Cricket is going through a period of great change. I will do all I can, to help steer Surrey through those challenges and be a stronger Club as a result.”

David Stewart added: “It has been most enjoyable and a real privilege to have steered the Club through such exciting and challenging times these last seven years. I am convinced that Richard is the right person to lead the Club through the next chapter in its rich history.”