We are delighted to announce our captains for the upcoming 2018 season!

1st XI – Chris Whelan

2nd XI – Josh Hickman

Bards XI – Matt Dutton

Chris Whelan returns to his post as captain, four years after leading Stratford to a third place finish – missing out on promotion by 6 points. The ex-first-class cricketer, who represented Worcestershire, Middlesex and Glamorgan, will hope to improve on last year’s disappointing mid-table finish.

Josh Hickman remains as 2nd XI captain for a third consecutive year. Josh has never finished worse than 4th in the league – agonisingly missing out on promotion last year by a single point!

This will be Matt’s first year as captain, as head junior coach his aim will be to introduce more future Stratford 1st team players into adult cricket, starting with the Bards team. Best of luck to Matt for the year in Cotswold Hills League, Division 3.

Stay tuned for more Panthers news with our upcoming AGM on Thursday 7th December at 7:00pm.

#Panthers #YouBards