Tom Hampton, a former 12th man for England, is the new captain of Bucks. 

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 a 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 made his Bucks debut in 2014, for whom 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.

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.




Date Opponents Venue

Sunday-Tuesday BEDFORDSHIRE Tring Park

June 24-26

Sunday-Tuesday NORTHUMBERLAND Jesmond

July 8-10

Sunday-Tuesday LINCOLNSHIRE Chesham

July 22-24

Sunday-Tuesday CAMBRIDGESHIRE Fenners

August 5-7

Sunday-Tuesday STAFFORDSHIRE Longton

August 19-21

Sunday-Tuesday HERTFORDSHIRE Tring Park

September 2-4

Sunday-Wednesday CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Banbury

September 16-19


(All matches start at 11.00, coloured clothing and white balls)

Sunday April 29 CAMBRIDGESHIRE High Wycombe

Sunday May 20 SUFFOLK (if Bucks win) Away

Sunday June 10 OXON OR HERTS Away

Sunday July 1 Semi-finals Away

Wednesday-Thursday August 29-30 Final Wormsley


(Play starts at 11.00, teams play each other twice on the day)

Monday May 7 BERKSHIRE Amersham

Sunday May 27 OXFORDSHIRE Banbury

Sunday June 3 HEREFORDSHIRE High Wycombe

Sunday June 17 SHROPSHIRE Whitchurch

Sunday-Monday Finals day Wormsley

August 26-27


(Matches start at 11am)

Sunday April 15 HIGH WYCOMBE High Wycombe

Sunday April 22 OXFORDSHIRE Aston Rowant