Date of Birth:
7 October 1966
Joined Bideford in:
Status (Current Player/Retired etc):
Yeh right! Would love to play .. Now out of retirement (again!) for First XI!
2009 Update ~ Sunday 1st Captain!!!!!! And 2010! And 2011!!! And 2013!!! 2016 - still playing! 2017 - Sunday 2s Captain!!
No style, just bat
See batting style
Richmond U13, Devon U16, Devon U18, Devon Over 50s
Bob Dylan, Yes, Miles Davis, Suzanne Vega, John Martyn, John Mcclaughlin
Thai, Chinese, Indian, Spanish and a good old roast.
Lived in Spain, Japan. Travelled in Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Kenya, Tunisia, Portugal, Germany
Best Cricketing Moment(s):
Winning the North Devon League Div One title as captain in 2011, and also winning the umpires award for that year - the 2nd year in a row we won that. And winning the Umpires award three seasons in a row.
Selected for West of England pre-season trial at under whatever-it-was age group
Playing for Devon, beating Northants U18's
Playing for Devon Over 50s and winning Player of the Season 2016
Playing against Somerset in 2008 and 2013, bowling at Trescothick et al, getting 4 of the Cidermen out!
Century and 6-fer in same match against Braunton having got a 5-fer against them the day before in a different league!
Hit 34 off an over - the last of the innings - needing 36 to win. Bah!
Hit three centuries in four games
Once took 5 wickets in an innings and had 5 dropped catches - poo!
Playing cricket in Tokyo in a Pakistani league!
So many great things about this wonderful game, can't mention them all here.
Worst Cricketing Moment(s)/Funny Stories
Duck invasion at Cornwood stopped play at tea!
Watching Jack being sent off by our skipper for his usual kind of behaviour at Teignmouth in a Devon League Div A match!
Too many funnies to write down here!
Worst moment - first duty as Captain of Bideford in 2003 was to write an obituary for our friend and team-mate Steve.
Enjoy enjoy enjoy this most wonderful of sports.