The Rovers are founder members and annual competitors in The Cricketer Cup. This 50 over knockout competition pitches 32 independent schools in England against one another. 

The Rovers’ annual tour also takes place in the South East of England in early July, and a series of one-off matches also take place. If you are interested in playing in any of these games please contact the Hon Match Secretary.

PresidentHedley Stroud (L 68)
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Hon SecretaryChris Timm (F 78)
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Hon TreasurerRobin Hargreaves (F 72)
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Hon Match SecretaryTom Kennedy (B 06)
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Cup CaptainHenry Hughes (M 06)
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School leavers are the primary source of new Rovers and include those who have earned their colours in the Uppingham 1st X1 cricket side. A Committee meeting on The Upper during the Saturday of the Old Boy's match decides who should be invited for election from the graduating cohort of young Uppinghamian cricketers. 

Those not elected as school leavers can still make themselves eligible for election later by demonstrating the required ability. Players wishing to join the Club via this route should have a Proposer and Seconder to vouch for their suitability. Their application will be considered at the next Committee meeting and, if they meet the criteria, they will be elected.

On being elected a new Rover a payment of £50 is due to the Club within 30 days. A Club tie will be given to the new member on election. A new member must commit to playing a minimum of 3 games for the Club within 5 years of their election. If they fail to do this their election will become null and void at the end of that time.

The Club has also introduced an associate membership for those who are not active cricketers. If you wish to learn more about the Rovers please contact Hedley Stroud, Hon Secretary.

Subsidies for players 27 and under

A subsidy programme is in place which substantially reduces the cost of cricket and accommodation for Rovers aged 27 and under. Further details can be obtained from the Hon Treasurer.