Cookham Dean Cricket Club 1st XI squad

1st XI

Captain : Ben Millar

Wasim Ahmed
Wasim joined the club from North Maidenhead ahead of the 2015 season and has established himself as a key bowler for the 1st XI.
Patrick Castleden
One of the best batsmen in the local area, Patrick first played senior cricket for the club in 2007 as a 13 year old in the Sunday XIs. He progressed throughout the teams and became a key performer for the 1st XI during their promotion seasons in 2014 and 2015. After impressing in the Home Counties Premier League in 2016, he made his debut for Buckinghamshire and has since gone on to establish himself as a regular in their side.
Greg Davis
Since making his senior debut in 2010, Greg has moved through the teams and established himself in the 1st XI from 2013. One of the cleanest strikers of the ball at the club and a regular leader of the annual Bigun hitting league.
Simon Foster

Joined CDCC for 2013 season having moved to Cookham in late 2012.  Journeyman seamer previously at Kew CC ('08-'12), Ealing CC ('99-'06), Clifton Flax Bourton CC ('92-96), Bristol Uni CC ('88-'91).

Grew up in a similar set up to CDCC as 3rd generation playing for Finedon Dolben CC in Northamptonshire.  Current playing member of the MCC ('04-present),

Now starting the gradual process of accepting that his bowling is now officially medium paced and started his inexorably transition into a more administrative role by accepting the Club Captaincy in 2020.

Tom Fray
Tom joined the club for the 2017 season after a long stint at Reading CC and has previously played for Berkshire. He enjoyed an outstanding debut season for the club as he made over 600 league runs at an average of nearly 68.
Sav Gandesha
The Ravi Bopara of the Thames Valley League, Sawan has played in the first team since 2005, and established himself as a top order batsman in 2006. His bowling has become his stronger suit in recent years however and his mercurial tendencies have led to him dropping to the 2nd XI. This helped to revitalise his love for the game and he finished the 2013 season as the leading wicket taker in Level 5 of the TVL as the 2nds got promoted. Nephew of ex-first team player Bipin Patel, and the son of Raj Gandesha.
Mark Lowden
Batsman who keeps / developing leg-spinner

Joined in 2013. Previously Harpenden CC and Luctonians CC.
Rob Mettler
Aggressive batsman who can bat anywhere in the order. Formerly a regular bowler, Rob has taken up wicket keeping in recent seasons, becoming the 2nd XI's first choice keeper in 2017 and then stepping up to the 1st XI in 2019.
Rory Millar
Rory was an established top-order 1st team batsmen for several years and topped the averages for the side in their promotion winning season in 2011.  Returned to the club in 2018 after five years away.
Performance history