London Colney Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI squad

Sunday 1st XI

Captain : 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

Vice Captain : 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

Skipper : 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
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
Adrian Bristow
Welfare Officer 2009 Operations Manager 2008
Adam Buckmaster
Nicknames: Bucky, Saffa

Adam joined LCCC in 2007 after he started teaching in a local school.  A tall and aggressive opening batsman, brought up on fast tracks in South Africa, Adam is equally happy against pace and spin and possesses an array of shots.  Adam has scored 6 centuries for LCCC and 15 fifties in his six seasons with the club.

Special Move: Changing to the attacking gloves
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
Christine Fretter
Official Scorer Also provides top 'T's and Trainee Burglar !!!
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!
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
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
Matthew Newland (Jnr)
Nicknames: Rocky, Newlands, Fleagle

Matt was captain of the LCCC colts side which contained Matt Bristow and Andy Cole and has remained with the club ever since, though his appearances have been limited by time spent on the golf course where he plays off a very low handicap.  Matt is an aggressive middle order batsman and safe pair of hands at second slip.  Occasionally he has rolled back the years to his colts days when he was a handy seam bowler, such as in 2005 when he took 5 wickets to skittle Ickleford in a decisive league victory.

Special Move: Nervous Nineties
Performance history