Tom Hampton, a former 12th man for England, has been appointed as the new captain of Bucks, writes Bill Scholes.
The 27-year-old High Wycombe seamer succeeds Michael Payne who has led the county for the past three seasons.
Hampton, who fielded for England in Lord’s Test while with the MCC Young Cricketers in 2012, was formally ratified at the Bucks annual meeting in Wendover on Monday.
He started his cricket career at Marlow, before moving to Gerrards Cross and making Bucks debut in 2014, for hom he returned figures of 6-48 in one game
His performances for the county led to his being offered a two-year contract by Gloucestershire, for whom he played a handful of games.
He then joined High Wycombe as head coach.
Having been released by Gloucestershire, he is now free to play a full season for Bucks, where he could play alongside his brother Dan Hampton, who has represented the county since 2015.
Payne will continue to play for Bucks this season as the county bid to end two season without a win in the Unicorns Counties Championship.
Meanwhile, Stuart York the Bucks president, was elected a life member of the county at the annual meeting.
He played for Bucks in the 1970s, while a member of High Wycombe, and was chairman from 1997-2010.
Bucks County Cricket Club Fixtures 2018
(Matches start at 11am)
Sunday April 15th HIGH WYCOMBE High Wycombe
Sunday April 22nd OXFORDSHIRE Aston Rowant
UNICORNS TWENTY20 COMPETITION 2018
All matches will start at 11.00 am with two games on the same day – Coloured clothing will be worn and white balls will be used.
|3 June||Herefordshire||HIGH WYCOMBE|
|26/27 August||Finals Day||Wormsley|
UNICORNS COUNTIES K.O. TROPHY 2018
All matches to start at 11.00 am
This is now a straight knockout competition, so teams will only progress to the next round if successful – Coloured clothing will be worn and white balls will be used
|29 April||Cambridgeshire –Preliminary Round||HIGH WYCOMBE|
|20May||Suffolk –If win above||Away|
|10 June||Quarter Finals||Away|
|29/30 August||Finals Day||Wormsley|
Note 1: The Quarter Final will be away to Oxfordshire or Hertfordshire if Bucks is successful in the earlier round.
Note 2: Bucks will be away in the Semi Final if successful in the Quarter Final
UNICORNS COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (WESTERN DIVISION) 2018
Play is scheduled to start at 11:00 am each day
|24/25/26 June||Bedfordshire||TRING PARK|
|2/3/4 September||Hertfordshire||TRING PARK|
|16/17/18/19 September||Championship Final||Banbury|