Adam Hope has been nominated and shortlisted for The LV= Insurance Pride of Cricket Awards 2022: Media Hero Award
He is now in the top 5 and the winner is decided by online voting. You can find out more about why he was nominated and click to vote here.
The nomination read:
Lowerhouse CC, play in the Lancashire League, and have been established 160 years. Adam Hope was only very young when he took on social media responsibilities for the club in 2003. Since then he has built up the club’s social media presence, embracing all new platforms as they have emerged so that now the website is an excellent information and marketing tool, with club news constantly updated, and members able to buy tickets online. Adam and a team of contributors launched a regular club podcast which, particularly during Covid, has been invaluable in keeping supporters connected to the club, and Zoom enabled contributions from ex professionals living on the other side of the world.
Where Adam’s contribution has gone above and beyond this is that he understands the need to acknowledge and promote the club and the league’s long history, both on and off the field. The club’s “History Books” page went live in 2016 and now has hundreds of items contributed by club supporters, such as copies of old documents, articles, photos, films, scrapbooks, and newspaper cuttings.
Adam’s unfailing support has encouraged others to write about the club’s history, even when not particularly cricket related and has helped raised awareness of the club’s history among people who would otherwise not have known anything about it.
Adam always responds positively to enquiries relating to the club’s past, and one such query – from Scotland – prompted an in-depth profile of one of the club’s greatest past players, for which Adam produced artwork for a display, and created a podcast and website article, all timed to mark the club’s 160th anniversary.
He is constantly refreshing how the club’s stats \are presented on social media, and recently created a QR code trail round the ground showing photos of what the ground looked like in previous eras.
Adam doesn’t do this without help from a supportive committee and others, but without his unfailing enthusiasm, work, skill and professionalism, a lot of this would not have happened. All this while building his career, marrying and starting a family.