TIM MYNOTT

Tim Mynott

WILTSHIRE

SPONSORED BY: HENDY GROUP

A right hand upper order batsman and medium pace bowler. Played regularly for over 20 cricket clubs during his career including Sussex Young Cricketers, MCC, Buccaneers, Sussex Martlets, South Wilts (Salisbury) and Wiltshire Seniors where he is currently Chairman. Toured Europe, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and South Africa several times where he used to work for KPMG. A chartered accountant with his own practice is married to Anna, has two daughters and a son who played for Parkdale, Melbourne in 2013/4. A keen golfer and tennis player and is looking forward to ‘friendlies’ on rest days. His great great great grandfather was Francis Greenway who designed several iconic buildings in Sydney from 1816. He is looking forward to visiting some of these buildings and learning what his ancestor’s life was like in Australia 200 years ago!

MARTIN IVILL

Martin Ivill

YORKSHIRE

Born in Barnsley in 1951 he is a right hand batsman who bowls medium pace. Started playing cricket with Wombwell Main CC at the age of 12 then moved to Barnsley CC in 1967. Played for 20 years, twelve as captain from 1975 (married Jill the same year). Trialled at county nets and played for the YL representative side. Moved to Sheffield Collegiate CC in 1987 who were very successful over the next 14 years including The National Club Champions in 2000. Now returned to Barnsley to play alongside son
Andrew. Yorkshire 50+ since 2002, champions in 2006, now enjoying the 60+ with the privilege of selection for England. Organised four tours for the Yorkshire Seniors to the West Indies since 2009. Currently Vice Chairman of Sheffield Casuals CC and Life Member at Barnsley CC. Once took 4 wickets in a single over v Harrogate 1999.

IAN CAUNCE

Ian Caunce

OXFORDSHIRE

SPONSORED BY: ASPRAY 24

Started cricketing career in Lancashire in the mid 1960s and played in Nottinghamshire in the 80s. Moved to Oxfordshire in 1995 and since then has played for Oxford Downs. Joined the South Oxfordshire Amateurs and toured South Africa in 1997. Regular with Oxfordshire 50+ and 60+ and was selected to play for England over 60+ last season against Australia. Hard hitting batsman, some may say slogger! Is known for being blunt and sometimes stubborn like most Lancastrians! Now retired and enjoying being the Groundsman at Oxford Downs and playing more cricket. His claim to fame is that in the 70s he won the Stimerol six hit competition for the most sixes (47) in a league cricket season and the presentation was made by the Lancashire player Jack Simmons.

NEIL CALVERT

Neil Calvert

LINCOLNSHIRE

Almost an April Fool, born on 2 April 1955 near Skegness. Began playing cricket for his home village before moving to Alford where he still plays today. Many successful years in the first XI as a top order left hand batsman in the Lincolnshire Premier League with several as Captain. Later became Chairman and Trustee of the club. Toured with England 60+ to the Caribbean and played in two inaugural test matches last year. Highlight being served drinks by Sir Garfield Sobers at the 3Ws ground. Played in the only test match victory against Australia in 2016 and scored 96 to take the MoM award. Enjoys golf, beer and singalong when not playing cricket. Claim to fame hitting Collis King for 6 over square leg in Barbados – but he was bowling off-spin!

Norman Botton

Norman Botton

SOMERSET

My earliest cricket memory is when my father took me to the Oval in 1963 to see my hero, Garfield Sobers. Cricketing highlights include – making my debut for King Edwards School, Bath 1st XI , a mere 0 not out as we were all bowled out for 2! For Oxford University when I took the crease at 11-8, but managed 38 * to achieve some limited respectability! A treasured wicket – IVA Richards c Tavare b Botton 38. For Bath CC taking four wickets in the last three balls of a game to win by one run. But more importantly the many friends made, especially from the Monkton Combe Cavaliers. I taught History there, took early retirement five years ago, and intended to play more bridge but that is now on hold this year. This tour will be the icing on my already large cricket cake. Thank you!

NIGEL BELLETTY

Nigel Belletty

SOMERSET

Born in Calcutta, emigrated to England in 1964. Took to wicket-keeping at the age of 14 but lost touch with cricket at University. Qualified Chartered Accountant moved Bristol and started playing regular club cricket for Stoke Bishop CC. Has fulfilled roles as Captain, Chairman and is now a Life Member. Began 50+ cricket for Somerset in 2007 and now plays for both 50+ and 60+ as well as occasional club games for Chew Magna CC. Currently holds the wicket-keeping record for most dismissals in Seniors
Cricket at County level. Married with three children in their twenties he is on the path to retirement and is employed as part-time Assistant Secretary at Henbury Golf Club. Single figures golf handicap – no wonder!

GEOFF BEALE

Geoff Beale

HAMPSHIRE

A left handed middle order batsman, Captain of Hampshire 60+ side having started playing again after a 17 year break from cricket. Represented Hampshire from 15 to 19 age groups, Southampton University and previously with Waterlooville in the old Southern League. Retired Secondary school teacher having taught geography and sport for 36 years, including a one year spell in Perth W.A.. Earliest memories of FCC include watching the touring South Africans, in particular Graeme Pollock, but boyhood hero was the imperious Barry Richards, who he was lucky enough to see many times for Hampshire. Hobbies include gardening, painting and as much travelling as possible. Enjoys quizzes and collecting trivia and last year won an episode of the TV quiz show Two Tribes.

DAVE BARTHOLOMEW

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 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 played competitive cricket in the Northern Premier League since 1984 scoring almost 10,000 runs and taking over 400 wickets at an average of under 18. He continues to play league cricket and also represents Lancashire at 50+ and 60+ levels.

NICK ANDREWS

Nick Andrews

CAMBRIDGESHIRE/HUNTINGDONSHIRE

The last 15 years have been the most enjoyable of a long career, firstly 50+ then 60+ as well as at club level and lastly for England. A steady all-rounder at good club level without ever quite making a Minor Counties breakthrough. Keeping fit and a switch from medium pace to off-spin 30 years ago has helped prolong his playing days. Gradually moved from a batsman who bowls to bowler who bats. Career highlight (to date!) was captaining England v Barbados at the 3Ws Oval in 2015 and taking the wicket of former West Indies star Collis King. Icing on the cake that day was being served tea and after match beers by Sir Garfield Sobers himself. It doesn’t get any better than that!

CHRIS SWADKIN

Chris Swadkin

KENT (VICE CAPTAIN)

Based in South East London most of his life and a member of Blackheath CC since 1968. He is a left hand bat and slow (pushing it a bit to call it spin!) left arm bowler. Captained the club when winning both the National Club Championship (1971) and Kent Premier League (1984). Toured Australia in 2003 with the Club Cricket Conference. Since early retirement from oil company Shell, cricket has dominated recent years (as his wife Jo and daughters Laura and Claire will confirm). Player with the Kent 50+ and 60+ teams in their National competitions and also Chairman of the Kent Cricket Board, Deputy Chair of the Kent League and Development Officer for Greenwich District, organising schools coaching and talent ID in the area as well as running the junior section at Blackheath CC.