Northamptonshire Recreational Cricket, also known as Steelbacks in the Community, welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors.

Dr Chris Long, Caterina Notarbartolo, Peter Jones and Andrew Rozzier all bring valuable industry and community experience and expertise, which will help to shape the delivery and future of recreational cricket across the county.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris, Cat, Andrew and Peter to the board”, said Derek Styman, Cricket Development Manager.

“We undertook an extensive search and recruitment process to find the right candidates, and we’re thrilled with the calibre of our new directors. We’re confident they’ll add huge value to the work we do as Steelbacks in the Community.”

Dr Chris Long holds a PhD in biomechanics and a strong background in sports science and coach development. He has a proven track record in growing engagement in a number of sports, from elite to grassroots, and looks forward to bringing his skills and ideas to recreational cricket.

Cat Notarbartolo manages a successful career in technology and operations leadership and is passionate about increasing inclusivity and opportunities for all. A key motivation for Cat joining the board is to help make cricket more accessible to everyone.

With a professional background in business transformation, focused on data and technology, Andrew Rozzier brings vast experience as a business coach and advisor. Andrew sees the wider social benefits created by cricket as an opportunity to bring together different communities.

Peter Jones is a familiar face in Northamptonshire cricket and specifically at Northampton Saints CC, where he has served as captain and chair. Peter held a global role at Barclays for 46 years and is now committed to increasing engagement and growing volunteer numbers in cricket.

“Attracting a diverse range of skills, experience and thinking is critical at this time, when the game of cricket is undergoing such huge growth and development,” said Northamptonshire Recreational Cricket Chair, David Hartley.

“We’re very proud that our new members have chosen to channel their valuable time and energy into recreational cricket.” He added.