Solicitor Andrew Sugden has become the new president of the Huddersfield Cricket League.
Mr Sugden takes over the role after former president Roger France died last June. He accepted the role after his nomination was ratified at the league’s January Executive Meeting.
Mr Sugden’s relationship with the league stretches back well over 20 years where he has acted as the league’s official solicitor and advisor in legal matters. Mr Sugden is a senior partner at Huddersfield-based law firm Eaton Smith having joined them in 2000.
Mr Sugden was a keen and enthusiastic sportsman during his playing days, mainly at Armitage Bridge. He later served as president of the club in the 2000s. Besides being a consultant for the league’s legal queries he also served in the same capacity for the Huddersfield Central League. Mr Sugden has devoted much of his time in the past to sporting circles in the local community.
Aside from cricket he was membership secretary of Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and a keen golfer who plays at Fixby Golf Club. Rugby union has also featured in his life and he is a member of Huddersfield RUFC.
A league spokesman said: “The executive would like to congratulate Andrew on his appointment to the Huddersfield Cricket League and we are proud and honoured that he has decided to accept the offer.”