Ramsbottom Cricket Club - Second XI

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The Teams: Ramsbottom Second XI

Laurie Marsden Laurie Marsden Captain/Wicket-Keeper/Batsman
As Second XI captain, Laurie sets a great example both on and off the field. He is a quality Wicket-Keeper Batsman who leads his team well from behind the stumps Nickname: The Glove
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Johny Dack Johny Dack Right-Handed Batsman
Jonny has become an established Second XI player who is always knocking at the door of the First XI. He is a top order batsmen who is capable of big runs as proven in recent times and is also an excellent fielder. A popular person around the club and is sure to have bright future at Ramsbottom CC
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Rob Read Rob Read Batsman
Right handed batsman, occasional Net-bowler. Rob has played at the club all his life and is an integral part of the middle order line up. Rob is a positive player, excellent fielder and hoarder of sweets. A great man to have around the dressing room. Nickname - Bob
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Michael Howarth Michael Howarth Right-Handed Batsman
Mikey is an established Second XI Cricketer who has scored many runs at this level, unfortunately due injury he will be out for the majority of the second half of the season, however if this had not been the case he surely would have been knocking on the First XI door
Sam Price Sam Price Batsman
Matt Burdaky Matt Burdaky Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman
Better known as Birdy, Matt is an economical, wicket taking bowler. He bowls wicket to wicket and has the ability to move the ball off the seam both ways. Having had a successful season for the Second XI in 2016, he will be looking to break into the First XI this season, and like most bowlers fancies himself as an opening batter too. Birdy is a very popular character around the club and is well known for his antics both on the cricket field and on the dancefloor
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Alex Olpin Alex Olpin Opening Batsmen

Alex is most arguably one of the best Second XI opening batters in the league and has been knocking on the First XI door for a while now. He is known for his beaming smile and lively personality which has made him a well known character around the club

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Andy Whittle Andy Whittle Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman

Andy is a versatile cricketer. A good solid batter who can adapt to any game situation and a steady wicket to wicket pace bowler. An erudite and popular leader of the third eleven in previous years, Andy has deservedly broken into the first team last season. Nickname ? Mr Cricket and Whit

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Owen Collinge Owen Collinge Vice Captain

Owen is an accomplished bowler and represented school,district & county to honours last season resulting in a callup for the 1st Team in 2017.A quiet lad until you engage him a conversation involving Liverpool Football Club.Promoted to 3XL Vice Captain for 2018 a promising & bright future lies ahead in Cricket Nicknames 'O' , Codge

Jack Thomond Jack Thomond Bowler
Jack took the role on of 3XL captain in 2017 at a young age and has provided a great platform for the side to progress into 2018. Consistent bowler,sadly shin injuries hindered his progression last year but JT has been working hard already through the winter to return fully fit and ready to go come the start of the season.The joker in the pack but beware of his shocking racing tips
Ben Parkinson Ben Parkinson WicketKeeper/Batsman

Another product of the Ramsbottom Junior foundation Ben joined Walshaw in 2017 and opened the batting for the 2XI progressing to the 1XI.Returns to the club for the 2018 season.Ben is a talented opening batsman & wicketkeeper who is a strong character on and off the field,with the right attitude & committment Ben will be pushing hard to move through the senior grades.

Ben Wilkinson Ben Wilkinson WicketKeeper/Batsman

Rewrites textbooks with his Steve Smith style of batting,Ben was the 3XL top run scorer in 2017 with his own aggresive,devastating approach.All round good guy at the club on the field,off the field,behind the bar and as the all stars mascot.. never a dull moment in Bens company.

Nick Round Nick Round Batsman

A quiet,unassuming character Nick had a successful 2017 season opening the batting for the 3XL.Nick will be looking to kick on in 2018 and is just as happy at the crease as he is on the terraces following his beloved Bury FC around the country.

Jake Walker Jake Walker Bowler

A very promising young seam bowler, Jake also scored a battling 49 in the 2nd XI Cup to nearly rescue the semi-final tie at Burnley with Michael Howarth.