Cookham Dean Cricket Club Friendly 2nd XI squad

Friendly 2nd XI

Captain : Paul Taylor

Known as "The Power" Paul turns out for the Saturday 3rds and Sunday 2nds on a regular basis and tends to take the new ball with his lively pace bowling. Can also strike a few lusty blows low down the order. Memorable sixes have been struck at Freith and Penn Street in recent years. Has taken over the captaincy of the Sunday 2nds for 2011.

Vice Captain : Jonathan Gay

Jonathan is an opening batsman for the 3rd XI where he has been one of their more consistent performers in recent years. Also bowls leg-spin where he is liable to go at 6 an over plus but tends to pick up a few wickets! 3rd XI captain since 2009 and Club Captain from 2013 to 2018.
George Allard
Club captain in 2007 and 2008 and former captain of the Sunday 2nds, George has found his appearances limited in the last couple of seasons. Before this he was a regular run scorer at the top of the order and occasionally would turn his arm over with his canny spin bowling. Also umpires for the Saturday 1sts occasionally.
Tony Cairns
A regular fixture behind the stumps for the Sunday 2nds in recent years, TC's often eccentric playing style makes him a popular member of the squad. Often heard making strange sound effects whilst keeping wicket, Tony tends to bat low down the order but has on occasion made decent contributions. Examples of this include 28 against Iver Heath in 2007 and standing firm in a stand of over 60 with Rory Millar against Greys Green in 2008.
John Gay
A regular Sunday cricketer since first appearing for the club in 2002 and has also played in the 3rds and occasionally the 2nds. A strong hitter to the leg side and obvious lbw candidate, he has had to give up his slow left arm bowling. Club Secretary from 2003-2007 and again since 2014.
Chris Kellaway
Opening batsmen who wants to be Michael Vaughan (but is more like Mr.Boycott...), part time wicket keeper and retired swing bowler following "yip" attack at West Wycombe in 2007. Played for the Dean since 1995 and stalwart of Sunday 2nd XI. Captained the Sunday 2nds in 2010.
Mike Maroudas
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Ian Mettler
Father of Rob Mettler, Ian has made frequent appearances on Sundays in recent years. A reliable right handed batsman and left arm swing bowler, Ian struck 42 in a game against Tuvrville Park early on in the 2008 season.
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.
Tom Wells-Cole
Tom joined the club in 2008 and after doing well on Sundays Tom got a run in the 2nd XI towards the end of the 2009 season. Despite initially struggling for the 2s, two successive centuries for the 3rds in 2010 saw him regain his confidence and he has since established himself at the top of the order for the 2nds and later made his 1st XI debut in 2010. Also scored the first colts century for the u15's against Wargrave.
Performance history