Roger Hutton says he is “thrilled to pieces” with his appointment as Yorkshire’s new chair and insists the future is extremely bright at Emerald Headingley.
Hutton is only too aware that there will be challenges thrust upon the county and the game and in general as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but he is confident they will be managed effectively.
He has praised the work of both the current and past regimes at Emerald Headingley and believes two key areas for progression are success on the field and continuing to attract major international matches such as Ashes Test Matches.
A joint managing partner at Leeds-based Clarion Solicitors, Hutton was introduced to the White Rose county by his late father Robin – a second cousin of the legendary Len – in the early seventies and counts David Bairstow as his cricketing hero.
“My first memory of watching cricket was my mum and dad taking me to Headingley in I think 1972 when I was six-years-old,” he recalled.
“It was the Roses game and Yorkshire suffered a terrible collapse.
“I think they were 30-3 and then about 90 all out. I was asking my dad whether it was a good score because I didn’t understand, and he was particularly grumpy with me. It was a pretty robust introduction to the game if I’m honest.