London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI squad

Saturday 1st XI

Captain : Scott Hadley

Nicknames: Captain Cock, Scotty

A diminutive middle-order batsman, Scott was one of the last products of the LCCC colts set-up to progress into seniour cricket.  Blessed with bags of natural talent and a vast array of front-foot and back-foot scoring strokes, Scott has the ability to change the course of a game in a short space of time.  Equally strong off front or back foot and happy against both pace and spin, Scott is regulalry LCCC's leading run getter and holds the club record individual highest score of 183*, made against Finchley in 2011.  During the 2015 and 2016, Scott played for North Mymms, equipping himself well in the higher divisions before returning to Colney as captain for the 2017 season.

Special Move: Sherbert dib-dab

Vice Captain : Tim Fretter

Nicknames: Jade, TIMMY!!

An all-rounder in the Andrew Flintoff mould, Tim is an effort bowler capable of genuine pace and one of the longest hitters in the Colney order.  When the mood takes him, Tim is a handful for any team, as he proved with a match winning 6-74 against league leaders Chipperfield Clarendon in 2010.  As a batsman he has managed to temper his natural tendancy to hit every ball for six, and has been rewarded with consistant scores and 3 centuries.

Special Move: Go big or go home!
Mitch Bradley
Nicknames: Scholesy, Bradders

An elegant opening batsman with a taste for expansive cover drives, Mitch has been a London Colney regular for over ten seasons.  Mitch scored heavily for both the Saturday 2nd XI and in the Sunday Chess Valley side before becoming the 1st XI's regular opening batsman.  Although 1st team skippers would love to see him play more regularly, Mitch has been successful thus far in his short 1st XI career, culminating in a maiden league century in the final league game of 2012.

Special Move: One week on, one week off
Matt Bristow
Nicknames: Stats, Rughead, Eric

Matt joined LCCC in 1993 through the successful colts set-up and has been a regular league cricketer ever since.  Originally a top-order batsman with a preference for the leg-side, Matt recorded his one, and so far only, league century against Cheshunt in 2008.  Over the years Matt developed his part-time off-spin to the extent that he is now primarily a bowler.  The increase in his bowling workload has seen him re-invent himself as a lower middle-order player, although he routinely fills in as an opener when required.  After a couple of fallow years, Matt is back to his best in 2017, recently taking 6-12 and making 68 not out against Old Albanian II.

Special Move: Fetch him the Doosra
Andy Coley
Nicknames: Coley, Chicken

Another product of the LCCC colts set-up, Coley has been the leader of the Colney attack since he was in his mid-teens.  A short and skiddy fast bowler with a natural away-swinger and well disquised yorker, Coley has the ability to bowl genuinely quickly.  Capable of hitting a very long ball, he has honed his batting in recent years and is now a genuine all-rounder.

Special Move: White Line Fever
Adrian Fisher
Nicknames: Suicidal Sid, Roger Fish, Captain Oates

Adrian is another LCCC stalwart who also had spells at Rebourn and North Mymms before returning to Colney.  An accumulator of runs with a bat in his hand, Ady also spent many seasons as Colney's first choice keeper and can also turn his hand to bowling leg breaks.  Ady prides himself on his fitness and loves a quick single.  He's never been run out, but he's seen 1000s.

Special Move: YESSS!, Come One!!!
Simon Fretter
Nicknames: Slug, Sizer

Simon joined LCCC from St Albans with his brother Tim and Dad Jeremy and has been a regular in both the saturday and sunday sides ever since.  A yard quicker than he looks and able to generate movement in the air and off the pitch, Simon has regularly bagged five-wicket hauls for both 2nd and 1st XIs.  Simon is also a capable batsman, who can claim to have batted in all 11 spots in the order.

Special Move: Flogged to Death
Dave Goff
Nicknames: Goof, Shane McGowan, Lester

A consistant performer for Colney for the last 10 seasons, Goffy is a skiddy medium pacer with the ability to extract lateral movement in the air and off the pitch.  At his best with the keeper up to the stumps, Dave has turned in a number of match winning performances for LCCC with his best, 6-32 against St Albans II in 2008.  A competant and ordered batsman, Dave regularly contributes to Colney's 'wagging tail'.

Special Move: The Coconut Shy
Shiron Maclan

Nicknames: Macca

Heralding from sunny Sri Lanka, Maclan is Colney's overseas bowler who is seemingly from another planet altogether.  A seam bowler whose crazy run up is only matched by his crazy ideas, Macca has the ability to generate good pace and move the ball off the seam.  Also blessed with a good eye and the ability to hit a long cricket ball, LCCC will feel they've not seen the best of him yet.


Special Move: Passing First Time

Craig Parker

Nickname: Saffa

Another one of LCCC's 'Duff Aussies', no one can remember quite how the club came by Craig, but two centuries for the League 2nd XI during the 2014 season certainly left an impression.  A left hander in the mould of Matt Elliot, strong through backward point and off his hip, Craig has split his LCCC days between opening the batting for the 2nd XI and being the 1st XIs utility man, and as a result has batted in a number of different positions.  Apparently he heralds from Perth originally, but we all know he's a Saffa!

Special Move: Last Over Maiden 

John Pinkham

Nicknames: Pinky, JP, J-Pizzle

John follows in the finest of Colney traditions in being a hard hitting lower-middle order batsman and a naggingly accurate medium pacer.  John began his playing career with Colney's 2nd XI but quickly showed an ability to get the Readers ball to 'hoop' and was quickly promoted to the first team.  John's finest moment in a Colney shirt came in August 2015 when he reduced Preston II from a healthy 73-0 to 78-7 by taking 6 wickets, 4 of them in one over including a memorable hat-trick.  John also has a century to his name, scored for the Sunday 2nd XI, but awaits his first 1st XI league 50.

Special Move: Stealing run outs, Hat-trick Hero

Graham Seymour
Nicknames: Sid, The Pose

In his first stint as a Colney player during the late 80s and early 90s, Graham was the mainstay of the bowling attack, leading LCCC to two promotions.  After stints with Redbourn, North Mymms, Leigh and Bromley, he returns as a fully fledged batsman! The winner of the 2016 batting trophy, Graham has carried on where he left off and in June 2017 became the oldest LCCC player to record their maiden league century, scoring 103 not out against Rickmansworth.  Graham also takes on the coaching responsibilities at LCCC 

Special Move: Glass Back
Uzman Zaman
Nicknames: Uzi, 9mm, Sticker Head

Uz joined Colney from St Albans in 2007, winning the 1st XI bolwing trophy in his first two seasons.  Bowling brisk medium pace off a short run up, Uzman's natural line means that batsmen have to play most deliveries and seldom gives freebies.  Uzman also posseses a deceptively quick bouncer and the worst slower ball the game has ever seen.  Capable of clearing the ropes when he bats, Uz's runs have at times been as valuable as his wickets as his strong striking has accelerated many Colney innings'.

Special Move: The Yumlicker (sic)
Rick Zeiderman
Nicknames: Zeiders, Sliderman, Schamu

Rick was a product of the Shenley Colts set-up which called LCCC its home until 2009.  Despite his sturdy build, Ricky is a tidy and agile wicket-keeper equally happy standing up or back.  As a batsman he is technically very correct, favouring the straight batted scoring shots.  In 2011 he moved up to open the innings and hasn't looked back, narrowly missing out on the 2016 1st XI batting trophy and beginning the 2017 season with a barrage of half centuries.

Special Moves: Winning the Weakest Link, Swiss Roll Clearance
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