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.

Awards -   2nd XI bowling 2012

                 3rd XI bowing  2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

                 Friendly XI bowling  2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

                 Duck Hunt 2012 

Rob Applegarth
Known as 'The Major' due to his past military experience, Rob joined the club in 2013 and quickly established himself in the top order of the 3rd XI. First bowling spell for the club will go down in folklore, 1.4 overs 1-42 on the Brighton Tour against Ifield.

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.
Mike Cutting
An outstanding clubman, Mike has fulfilled playing roles in all three league teams in recent years and captained the Sunday 1st XI from 2007-2009. Mainly plays in the 3rd XI now where he brought up his first ever century in 2013 against Gerrards Cross Also bowls medium pace and is the current Club Vice-Captain, having been Club Captain in 2012.
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.
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 since 2013.
Ben Green
Ben Green
Under 17 CDCC
Favourite Player : Faf Du Plessis
Season Highlight : Hatrick first game of the season
Godwill Mamhiyo

“Here is a player making his way in the game the right way. Having captained his country since the age of eleven, Godwill has a fantastic cricketing brain for such a young man.

A dominant right handed batsman, he looks to rotate strike and take the game to the opposition and can adapt easily to changing situations.

Godwills reference comes from none other than Dave Houghton, the record holding Zimbabwean cricketer which speaks volumes for the caliber of this player.

With the ball Godwill bowls very effective off break with many variations and again will adapt his style to suit the game….attack or defend!!

Not relevant to cricket, he has represented his country at Hockey which shows how much of an athlete he is!" 

Godwill has settled well into the English life and has made many friends at the nearby Bourne End primary school where he has been teaching basket weaving to other 12 year olds. A big fan of Peppa Pig world, Legoland and Jungle Mania Godwil mixes his time away from CDCC playing with his age group and cooking hot dogs at Lords.


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.
Aaron O'Donoghue
A former Stokenchurch player who joined the Dean permanently in 2009 after playing some Sundays in 2008.

He bowls at a good pace and can also provide some useful runs down the lower order, making a fine start to his CDCC league career in the 2nd team in partnership with skipper Richard Bibby. He took a remarkable 8-36 to destroy the Aldershot 2s batting lineup in 2009. This spell of bowling led to 2nd XI stalwart Andy Pett calling him "The Terminator!" Since then Aaron has established himself firmly in the 1st XI.
Mark Powell
Midweek Twenty 20 Captain for 2014
Mark joined the club in 2008 and proved a useful addition to the Sunday sides with his reliable batting and medium pace bowling. He ended the season on a high with a fine innings of 96 not out against Stoke Green.
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.
Performance history