Berkhamsted Cricket Club 1st XI squad

1st XI 1st XI

Captain : Alan Gofton

Head Coach : Riaz Richards


Players
Chris Debonnaire

Aggressive top order batsman not too fond of leaving or defending the ball.

Occasionally throws down medium pace.

 

Stephen Dight
Aged left-arm spinner. Returned to Berko after a sabbatical at Northchurch CC. Aiming to play in Divisions 1-10 of Herts League!
Playing for Herts Over 50's.
Douglas Foster
An encyclopedia of knowledge means away journeys are never dull with Doug.  A very good top order batsman and useful bowler.  Also a large believer in the merits of naked yoga keeping the joints flexible.
Luke Frey
Luke has now quit smoking, loves trying his hand at all types of bowling and dates a supermodel.

Luke hates short bowling, any sort of fitness and ugly women.

He has settled in reasonably well in his first season in the team, highlighted by a couple of pleasing 30's. Although not a member of the team's 'A-team' fielders he is certainly one of the better fielders in the squad.
Toby Gribbin
Won the 2nd XI Player of the Year award in his first season at the club and 2015 has seen him promoted to the 1st XI.

Achieved one of his 2014 goals by purchasing a car and is still chasing another...a maiden 50. 
Andrew Joyce
Although an opening batter, Joycey as he's known around the club, is Gower-like in his approach to life and cricket. 

A very dependable and consistent batter, he excels in the gully area and can be relied on to provide endless stories of his social activities.
Jamie Lewis
A gritty northerner who is so well settled in the area, after his move in 2012, the locals refer to him as Mr. Berko now.

Started life as an opener and now fulfilling a Paul Collingwood like role in the middle-order and in the field where he has anointed himself the team's one and only 'A-team' fielder.

One of the biggest contributors to the team's fines fund.
Luke O'Dair
Who said Kallis retired? Luke is the club's version of the recently retired South African great. A solid, dependable all-rounder who offers the captain a bowling option with his slow-medium pace, bats sedately in the top order and fields wherever needed.

His progress from junior great to the same level at senior level has been steady and we wait patiently to see him fully flourish.
Jez O'Neill
In the manner of all great keepers, he isn't shy of a word or two not only to the opposition but to his own teammates! 

Tidy and efficient when keeping, he sets high standards for all the team in the field. Blessed with a good all-round batting game the club is yet to see the best of him, 2014 could well be the year we do.

Assumed a new role as Assistant Treasurer this season and one can be sure nothing will get pass him.
Gareth Preedy
Gareth is the hardest worker in the team as well as its opening batter and back-up keeper. 

A left-handed batter who prefers to caress the ball, he has seen off many an opening bowler this season. In the field he is quick, with a strong arm and a safe pair of hands.
David Smith
Club captain, he bats in the middle order these days and bowls occasional medium pace in-swingers when not competing in Iron-Man competitions.


James Wyatt
New to the club in 2012, James is a very useful middle order batsman who is starting to become our own Michael Bevan.

Living in Egypt now, he graces us with his presence when on holiday in the town and has added some much needed experience to the team. Still fancies himself as a spinning option but has found the door well and truly closed with the return to prominence of one, Steve Dight.

The only other member of the teams 'A-team' fielding group, he is the current title holder of the handbag award.

The only man we know that owns a pair of lemon coloured chinos and is willing to admit it.
Performance history
SeasonMatchesWonDrawnTiedLostCancelledAbandoned
All247108291732313
2018201100711
2017201400402
2016201240211
2015221430401
201421920541
201321720912
201227720981
201119430912
201021651630
200921920820
200822540922
2007131020100