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The Trustees

Andy Jennings

Andy has lived in North London since the 1980’s and has been involved with North London Cricket Club, originally as a parent and currently as Treasurer, since 2005.

Andrew Newton (Treasurer)

I have been a member at Highgate Cricket and Tennis Club for 25 years. The Shepherds Cot Trust is a special place to play cricket and tennis and to enjoy the surroundings. It needs to be maintained and developed as such. I have recently become a Trustee and look after the finances.

Ian Heptonstall

Ian has lived in North London since 1986 and currently captains the North London Cricket Club 4XI. His passion for cricket seriously outweighs his talent. He enthusiastically tries to increase the numbers of people, young and old, who play cricket and are introduced to this fine sport. For a day job Ian is a founding Director of Action Sustainability and lends these skills to ensuring that we maintain the great space we have at Shepherds Cot for future generations to enjoy.

Ian Lepper

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John Newton (Chairman)

John Newton is a member of both Hanley Tennis Club (for whom he is their Trustee) and Highgate Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club (for whom he was the Chairman from 2000 to 2004). He began playing tennis on the Highgate Wood School Courts in the 1980s and has played tennis on the Cot for 25 years. He is dedicated to serving Cot members to ensure that the Fields remain a safe and beautiful environment for tennis and cricket players of all ages and abilities from our diverse local community.

Richard Tusting

Richard is originally from East Anglia but has lived in North London since 1998. He is a keen tennis player and a longstanding member of Highgate Tennis and Cricket Club where he was Club Chair from 2014-17. Richard is keen to champion accessibility and inclusivity on the Cot to ensure that sport is open to all and has contributed to his club’s initiatives to promote and enable wheelchair and blind tennis.

For a day job Richard works as a Transport Planner with an interest in sustainable transport such as walking and cycling as part of the healthier lifestyles and carbon reduction agenda. He brings these skills to the trust team and prior to becoming a trustee was heavily involved in the work of the Trust development group.

This work involved Cot stakeholder consultation and the development of a strategic plan aimed at sustaining and improving the Cot in line with the Trust’s values of a safe and green place to play.

Steven Reynolds (Secretary)

Steven is the Honorary Secretary to the Trustees. A tennis player, made a Life Member of Highgate for his work in creating the School Courts with Highgate Wood School; Steven was one of the first of Highgate’s parent Members to help promote successful Junior and performance tennis. Steven is a staunch defender of cricket and the importance of Members’ rights in connection with the responsible, democratic management of Clubs’ land. The founding Senior Partner of City law firm Reynolds Colman Bradley LLP (www.rcbllp.com); Steven can be contacted on 0795 718 6597 and Sreynaldo26@aol.com

fit fields in trust
England and Wales Cricket Board
Hanley Tennis Club
High Gate
North London Cricket Club
Shepherds Cot Trust. Tel: 0798 555 0019