AFTER nine successful seasons, Andy Jackson is leaving Toft Cricket Club.

The first team vice-captain will join Hyde Cricket Club after scoring more than 3,000 runs and taking 180 wickets for Toft across all formats.

Jackson leaves having had his most prolific season yet – 2021 saw him hit 715 runs at an average of nearly 36 and take 49 wickets, including three five-wicket hauls.

His season also included a T20 hundred off just 47 deliveries against Oulton Park.

“Andy goes with our best wishes and we would like to thank him for his services to the club over the last nine seasons,” the Toft committee said.

“The door is very much open for his return to the club at some point in the future, and we very much look forward to welcoming him back to the club during the 2022 season as an opposition player.”

Jackson was also a key part of the 2019 T20 side who were national runners-up – during that campaign he took 20 wickets and scored 397 runs including an unbeaten 129 off just 50 balls away at Macclesfield.

Meanwhile, Toft's elected officers for 2022 were confirmed at last week's annual meeting.

They are Chairman - Nigel Muirhead, General Secretary - Simon Burley, Treasurer - Pete Watson, Membership Secretary - Dave Blackburn, Club Captain - Jimmy Lomas, Pavilion Manager - Katherine Wasilewska, Ground Manager - Ed Stubbs, Social Manager - Tom Roe, Junior Coach - Jimmy Lomas, Fixture manager - Dave Hughes, Director of Cricket - Andy Hodgson, Marketing Manager - Katherine Wasilewska, Safe Hands Manager - Calvin Malaney, General role - Emma Hamilton.