Berkhamsted Cricket Club 1st XI squad

1st XI 1st XI

Captain : Alan Gofton

Vice Captain : Luke Frey

Head Coach : Riaz Richards

Cup Captain : Mark Costin

Batter / Keeper
Chris Debonnaire

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

Occasionally throws down medium pace.


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.
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.
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.
Matthew Pryke
All Stars Activator
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