Board Members

Ref: 5463

Cricket East

Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire

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Role Managed by:

Joe Blanch

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6258


Primary Practice Group: Arts, Culture and Sports

Salary & Benefits: Unremunerated, expenses reimbursed where appropriate

Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Formal Interview Date: w/c 21st February 2022

Cricket East Is Looking to Appoint New Independent Board Members

Cricket East is a collaborative organisation responsible for delivering the England & Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) participation and growth activities, and supporting recreational cricket as well as the performance pathway programmes across Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire, creating links between schools, clubs, leagues and the community. Our vision is to lead and influence the development of the game while inspiring everyone to take part and grow cricket in an accessible and inclusive way. We have approximately 150 affiliated cricket clubs and each year support and co-ordinate the delivery of a programme of activities and products, which work across the cricket network to embed the sport at the heart of our local communities.

We want to broaden cricket’s loyal base and make the game more representative and accessible, and we wish to appoint up to four Independent Directors to join our new Board to support us in achieving our goals. These roles will offer critical leadership as we aim to provide a healthy and sustainable future for the cricketing family across Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire. Board Members need to be able to demonstrate leadership and operate at a strategic level in order to ensure the organisation operates efficiently and effectively to achieve its priorities and to ensure long-term sustainability into the future. Prior board experience is not required, and we will keenly look to support and develop new members with the ambition, talent and commitment to enable us in our goals.

How to Apply

Cricket East will be assisted in these appointments by executive search firm Perrett Laver.

The closing date for applications is 9:00am (GMT) on Monday 7th February 2022.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or have any questions about the role, please contact Joe Blanch on +44 (0)20 7340 6258 or


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