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Duncan Gardner

WARWICKSHIRE Born in Leamington Spa, has played cricket competitively for over 50 years including representing Warwickshire at junior level and for more than 30 years for Warwickshire County Council in the Cotswold Hills League. Has previously toured Antigua, St Lucia, Australia, South Africa and Malta with Warwickshire Over 50s and 60s. Along with wife Dawn, […]

Chris Dearden

LANCASHIRE Represented Lancashire at various levels in his youth but never managed a contract! Played for Littleborough CC in the Central Lancashire League from 1975 to 2003 playing with Professionals such as Sobers, Garner, Roberts, Whitney, Stuart Law and Ezra Moseley and against many top class players. As a batsman initially, achieved c.16,000 runs becoming […]

John Courtney

GLOUCESTERSHIRE John and his wife Kath are seasoned tourists having been overseas with Rest of the World, West of England and Gloucestershire and guested for other counties but this is the first tour for England Seniors. John was born in 1956 and lives in Gloucestershire and has captained the county at Over 50s and was […]

Simon Clements

HERTFORDSHIRE Born 1956 in Felixstowe, Suffolk, first represented Suffolk Minor Counties in 1974. Studied Law at Oxford University, played 29 First Class matches for Oxford, captaining in 1979. Had spells with Kent 2nd XI before University and Hampshire 2nd XI after. Played for Suffolk until 1998, scoring 9,219 runs in the Minor Counties Championship. Played […]

Neil Calvert

LINCOLNSHIRE Born near Skegness, Lincolnshire in 1955, youngest of five and the only one of the family to play any sport. Recently retired from work as a Building Engineer for the Local Authority, giving more time for second sport of golf, although the 14 handicap has not changed. Left hand top order batsman with recent […]

Dave Bartholomew

LANCASHIRE Dave ‘Barty’ Bartholomew came to the UK from Trinidad in 1971 as an 18 year old to play rugby union at Coventry and he later moved to play rugby league as a professional at Keighley. He also played amateur cricket during the summer months for a number of clubs in the Lancashire leagues. Has […]

Mark Banham

WILTSHIRE A seam bowler and middle order batsman, Mark came up through the Warwickshire youth system and then spent 35 years Army service in the Airborne Artillery during which he played cricket for the Army and Combined Services. Apart from the numerous breaks for operations he played a lot of sport: including skippering the UK […]

Nigel Ashplant

DEVON A Devonian through and through, Nigel is a wicket keeper/batsman who has played for Sandford Cricket Club for most of his career, featuring in sides winning all the divisions of the Devon League right up to Premier. He becomes the third of his club team mates invited in to the England Seniors Squad. A […]

Chris Evans

SURREY (VICE CAPTAIN) Born and brought up in Ashford (Middlesex), now part of Surrey and has played for Ashford since the age of 11. Chris is the Club’s leading run scorer and he currently holds the record of over 19,400 Surrey Championship 1st XI runs but unlikely to reach 20,000! Has played for MCC, CCC […]

John Foster

SHROPSHIRE (CAPTAIN) Born in Lancashire and played junior cricket through the Lancashire youth system and in the Central Lancashire League against the likes of Garry Sobers and Joel Garner before moving to Shropshire in 1979. Former President, now Trustee of Shrewsbury Cricket Club, having played for them for 30 years winning the National Club Championship […]