The Teams: Ramsbottom First XI
Andy is Head of Cricket at RCC. Andy played in RCC's 2nd XI before retiring in 2009 due to work commitments. Wanting to stay involved at the club Andy took up the challenge set out by chairman Rod Hamer, to move the club forward. During this time the club have won ten trophies, including two 1st XI trebles in 2010 and 2011.
The youngest 76 year old in the game. A true gentlemen, John coaches the 1st XI on match days and works tirelessly in the nets on practice nights. Well respected in Junior Cricket, John was a key figure in forming the Ramsbottom Junior Foundation, developing many players including current 1st XI opening batsman Tom Parton.
Captain/Right-Handed Opening Batter/Wicket-Keeper
Winning the Ron Singleton Trophy in his first year as Captain , Tom is currently spending his winter playing Grade A cricket for Para Hills in Adelaide.Quality attacking opening batsman and gloveman ,Toms work hard,play hard attitude will stand him in good stead for more success in 2018.
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Left-Handed Opening Batsman
At just 14 years old, JJ will be looking at making his mark in the First XI with his orthodox technique and ability to time the ball. Although he's only 14 he brings a spark to the club with his constant smile
Nicknamed Show Pony, Martin has recently cemented a top order spot in the First XI and is showing why, to go along with his batting he is one of the top fielders at the club and has shown this consistently so far this season Nickname: Show Pony
After cementing a regular spot at number 6 in the First XI, Brad has become one of the more popular figures within the dressing room. He is known for several things but most notably his big hitting and the "Jonny Fielding" chant
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Signed from Accrington for the 2018 season Simon had a distinquished career at thorneyholme road including 3 League Titles and the double in 2008.Left handed batsman will add more steel to the top order at Acre Bottom and his Medium pace bowling brings a variation to the attack.Simons experience will bring a new dimension to the clubs fortunes this season.
A genuine all rounder progressing through Lancashire Cricket Clubs academy process ,Rehan is an exciting emerging talent to arrive at Acre Bottom having played for Norden in 2017.A John Steele prodigy, great things are expected from this talented young man for 2018
Left arm orthodox spinner, Right handed batsman
Experienced campaigner who returned to Ramsbottom after a number of years as Professional in the local leagues to captain the side and inspire them to many famous victories. Consistent wicket taker and dangerous lower order batsman. Nickname - Fieldo
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As the newest member of the squad, Jake is quickly becoming a well liked player around the club. He is known for his wicket taking however he is probably better known for his impressions and story telling Nickname:
Right arm off spin bowler, left handed batsman
Dale is a very useful wicket taking bowler who has made significant contributions during our successful T20 campaigns. Dale is also a very useful lower order batsman who is not afraid to show his wide array of shot making capabilities once at the crease. Rumour is that he has applied for a patent for the reverse sweep! Nickname – Daz Gabs
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experienced middle order right hand bat who with a little more confidence could easily move up the order. Right arm medium pace seam bowler who is also able to swing the ball away from the right handed batsman. Has a great pair of hands.
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