London Colney Cricket Club Midweek/Touring squad


Captain : Andrew Stirrat

Vice Captain : Nigel Long

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!!!
Jeremy Fretter
Forced into retirement......  NO enthusiasm  to play...
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
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
Tony Holloway
Nicknames: Bubs, Hollers, Hollowayoff, Meerkat

Like the Tower of London's ravens, it is believed that the Kingdon will fall if Tony Holloway ever vacates the no.5 spot in the LCCC order.  The engine room of the Colney order for nearly 20 seasons, Tony was also a menacing fast-bowler before issues with his back led to problems with his action.  The custodian of the hallowed Green Street square and an ever-present at first slip, Tony has one of the safest pair of hands in the club.

Special Move: Get in those Buckets Hollers!!!!
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
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
Paul Seymour
Paul has played cricket for LCCC since the age of 11 when filling in as a fielder over at White Horse Lane back in 1981. He has stayed loyal to the club experiencing the Highs and the Lows. As a previous Captain took the 2nd team to two promotions which saw them gain division 7 cricket for the club 2's. He is now the Club Chairman and is proud to be in this role. Paul is a batsman who can be destructive or  a batsman who can fail early!
Phil Smith
Smudger - AKA The Special one
Performance history