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Barry Toombs

UMPIRE Retired from playing in 1998 through injury and immediately successfully completed basic umpire’s course and started umpiring in the summer of 1999. Initially in the Two Counties League (Suffolk and North Essex) and, following a house move, joined the Norfolk Association of Cricket Officials in 2007. Has officiated at County 2nd XI and Minor Counties standards and is […]

Maggie Boyden

SCORER Rosy red cheeks and straw in her hair but looks can be deceptive. From rural Shropshire, really she is a hired assassin with HMRC and strikes fear everywhere. Her pen is quick, but her tongue is even sharper. Fortunately for Shropshire cricketers, it is an impecunious county, where even the accountants are poor and the only people with […]

Andrew Clarke

SHROPSHIRE (MANAGER) SPONSORED BY: THE GIFT EXPERIENCE Born in Bognor Regis, Sussex and played early cricket for Middleton –on –Sea, Sussex Martlets and a few times for Duke of Norfolk’s XI. Moved to Shropshire in 1975 and played for Oswestry, a Shropshire League XI and OSCC. Has been, at one time or another Treasurer, Secretary, Chairman and President […]

Murphy Walwyn

YORKSHIRE SPONSORED BY: ESSENTIAL HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS Arrived in England as a 14 year old in August 1970 from the Leeward Island of Nevis in the Caribbean. Played most of his cricket in the Bradford League for East Brierley and Woodlands. Made his debut for East Brierley alongside Roy Gilchrist and has also played with Collis King. […]

Ryland Wallace

WALES Born and brought up in Crickhowell, south Wales, where he still lives. Educated at Aberystwyth University, a former history teacher. A wicketkeeper and left hand batsman, played most of his cricket for Abergavenny CC but has now returned to his home club. After a decade representing Wales 50+, Ryland is the current captain of Wales 60+ – or […]

Rupert Staple

KENT Grew up in West Indies and cricket as a batsman was first choice sport. Moved to London 1974 and began playing other sports including boxing. 1979 South East heavyweight champion. Played football but didn’t like the weather so began cricket again. Attended Alf Gover cricket school and took up bowling practicing 6/7 hours per week bowling to Richards, […]

Mike Stafford

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Born Bridgetown Barbados in 1953 and emigrated to England 1970. Has worked in the NHS for 43 years in psychiatry. Played 1st XI cricket from 1979 to 2013 representing Uxbridge, Shepherds Bush, Southgate and Beaconsfield. Winners of the Thames Valley League with Uxbridge and won batsman of year. Represented TVL and was in the XI who won the […]

Trevor Shales

NORFOLK Born Great Yarmouth and made debut in adult cricket at age 11! Joined Great Yarmouth CC at 14 and quickly elevated to first XI after taking 7-30 in second XI match. After college joined Frinton CC playing against the likes of John Lever, Mike Denness and Neil Foster. Became involved in coaching at Essex learning from Graham […]

Bob Plowman

BEDFORDSHIRE Retired and living in Bedfordshire with wife Margaret. Three sons spread around the world with four grandchildren. Worked for MOD for 31 years in Wind Tunnels and Flight Simulators, two years with Formula 1 racing team and 11 years for the Railways. Played club cricket in the Northants County League, represented Bedfordshire at junior levels and Minor Counties […]

David Pegg

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Played in the Northants County league for Kettering, Wellingborough, Great Oakley and Rushton Cricket Clubs and for Old Eastonians CC in the Huntingdonshire league. Opening bowler who represented Northants County League XL during his time at Kettering Cricket Club. Previously played cricket for Northants Police and the Midland Regional Police side. A Level 2 coach, managed/coached the county […]