Grantham Journal caricature: Lincolnshire County Cricket Club’s Chris Farmer

Chris Farmer. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
Chris Farmer. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
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Chris Farmer, is a man that has always been at the heart of the community, from his former days as Chief Executive at South Kesteven District Council, to his current role as (Honorary) Chief Executive of Lincolnshire County Cricket Club.

Speaking of his achievements he said: “I was lucky enough to work with hundreds of great friends at the council. It was a real privilege to be the Chief Executive, but I was no more important than anyone else in the best team to which anyone could ever belong. I’m not one though to do the ‘those were the days’ stuff.

“Twelve years on, believe or not, I am twelve years older! This though is an age that is young by the general standard for joining the ranks of ‘Cricket Management’ and I am now (Honorary) Chief Executive of Lincolnshire County Cricket Club, enjoying a close working relationship with Grantham County Cricket Club.

“I am also the National (Honorary) Financial Controller for the MCCA (the body that manages all cricket for non-first class counties).”

Chris lives happily in a coveted conservation area home in the centre of Bottesford, with his wife Nicola, who he said looks after all the things he neglects, whilst managing their eight rescue cats.

He continues: “Together we endeavour to make a strong contribution to the local licensed trade economy. Whilst I was known for my betting forays on Cheltenham Gold Cup day, I now ‘run a book’ in the local pub raising money for the Dove Cottage Hospice.