Cookham Dean Cricket Club Friendly 1st XI squad

Friendly 1st XI

Captain : Isaac Richardson

Isaac is a medium pace seam bowler who is younger brother of Jake Richardson. Came to the club in 2007 and has made regular appearances for both the Saturday 2's and 3's along with both Sunday teams since. A regular number 11 with the bat, although he thrives on any chances to be promoted up the order. Known for his sometimes humorous but often annoying and irrelevant 'banter' in the field.

Vice Captain : James Taylor

Medium Paced bowler who occasionally looks like he can bat although his style has been compared to a game of "Splat the Rat". The knees are going but he is still destroying batsman's days and recently snared victim number 400. Voted Housewife's favourite at CDCC for the 4th consecutive year.

Dave Brooks

Joined the club in 2008 and quickly established himself at the top of the order as a consistent run-scorer for the 1st team before starting a long slow, fiery & inexorable decline. As the proper club stalwart that he is destined to become, offered to start the 4th XI in 2016 on their tour of parks pitches in Division 9 - leaving only Division 1 of the TVCL to go for a complete set !

Now scrapping for a place in any team that will have him 

Simon D'Ardenne

A colourful character who on his day can prove an extremely average cricketer with both bat and ball. Known for his relentless narcissism, homo erotic leanings and impressive ability to "talk a good game", he has become a cult figure at the Dean where he has flattered to deceive for many years.  

After spending the last few years fluctuating blandly between the elevens, Simon has finally made his play for glory in 2020 by initiating a bloodless coup d'etat, removing the long time incumbent Jonathan Gay and taking over the prized role of 3rd XI captain.

Simon intends to run a tyrannical tight ship and has confirmed he will be flogging wicketless bowlers, removing the fingernails of batsman who are out for under ten and burning anyone who drops a catch from his bowling at the stake. 

Simon has also confirmed the rumours by announcing his engagement and forthcoming wedding  to the lovely Miss Mellie Cockapoo. This will take place in September, one week after the end of the season and Simon's inevitable sacking.   




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.
Frazer Finlan

I bowl but am trying to improve my batting I am at college studying sport. I have played for CDCC since I was 5 years old 

My aim in life is to turn Cricket into a national sport in my home country of Mexico.

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.
Mike Maroudas
im Mike Maroudas... Just google me
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.
Jake Richardson
Classy top order batsman who has plundered many runs for the club in recent years. Brought to the club by Andrew Pett in 2005 and became a consistent run scorer in the 2nds before moving up to the 1st XI for a few seasons. Captained the 2nd XI in 2011 and 2012 and now back in the ranks remains one of their more reliable performers.

Likes to still pretend he is the captain at points but its constantly reminded that he gave the duty when he resigned, forced out by a marble like cricketer.
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