LANCING MANOR CRICKET CLUB


Player Profiles


Darren Radford. 40. Right hand bat.
New to club in 2011 he soon showed his Somerset junior XI experience hadn't been forgotten!
Won his 4th Batting Cup in a row during 2015, something never done before. Won his first bowling cup too!
2019An inury hit season, his 12 wickets at just over 6 each were testament to ability at this level, hopefully more of same in 2020, where both 2,000 career runs and 100 career wickets are in sight.
Career average over 28 is right up there - only a handful have ever averaged more than 30 in their careers.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 89, Runs 1,953 @ 28.7, High 84no, 12x50's, Wickets 95 @ 18.2, Best 4-19

Awards - 1st XI Batman 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, All-Rounder 2012, 2014 - 1st XI Bowler 2015



Dave'Pilsbury','Smithy','Smudge','Smuffy','Smidge','Muppet','Dave Roberts','Comedy Dave','Pob','Doc Cox',
'Peanut','Golden Arm','Chocolate Puma','Dave-Boy-Smith','Davis Davis','Chilli-Bruce','Cok Wok'Smith
.50.RHB.Top Order Batsman. One of LM's most consistent Batsmen.Supports the Glory Hornet Boys (That's Watford FC!).
Bats with the same style to that of David Gower, only taller, and right handed, and..er......Numerous hanging baskets over the years have had the benefit of being watered by Mr Smith...His leg-bye to gully followed by team-mate being run-out is stuff of legend. So is his delivery to the square-leg umpire some years ago which is why his bowling has been moth-balled for years.If available he is always picked and having played over 500 matches for the club is one of the most experienced. The raw-talent of the late 1980's has come a long way.
Now third highest run scorer for club
Though 7,000 behind Mr Reynolds!
Next match is 700th for club - only 5 others have done that.
CAREER STATS. (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 699, Runs 13,463 @ 23.78 10x100, 64x50, High 123no, 151 Wickets @ 20, 5x5w, Best 5-26.

Awards- 1st XI Batting 2006, 2008, 2009 - All-Rounder 1996



Gary'Skanks','Scholesy',
'Strawberry Blonde','Jason Mason','Perry','Shermanator','Ian-Bell-a-like','Exec-Club'Mason.
53.RHB.Top Order Batsman.
Ginger-Haired Cap-Wearing Leicester Lad.
Techically our best all-round batsman, with the flick off his legs through mid-wicket his best shot - (the cut, perhaps is not !).Purple patch in '97 with 8 consecutive scores over 40. Scandalous Stag-Night photos, mainly of Dan's Bum, you had to be there, glad I wasn't !
The career average stays around 32 which is testament to his ability. Only Dan Griffin and Les Lenham can claim to have a higher average of any batter in the top 50 '1st XI' Run-Scorers.
He overtook Reynolds as the leading catcher in the clubs' history.
2019 Won batting cup for 3rd time, first since 1999 with 402 @ 33.5, with 4 fifties. Still got it!.
Nearing 500 career matches.
CAREER STATS. (1's/2's combined) -
Matches 491, Runs 12,077 @ 31.78 5x100, 74x50, High 122no, 27 wickets at 30, Best 3-31, 290 Catches, 31 Stumpings.

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 1997,1999,2019 - All-Rounder 2009, 2015 - Fielder 1995



Steve'Beefy','Beef','Buddah Shrewsbury','Lovebird'Luckhurst 52.RHB.
Website creator/Statto
All-Rounder/Line and Length Trundler.
1998 would have been 9th consec. season of 50 plus wkts but for '97 when missing 2 months after breaking wrist.(!!). Was once a specialist 1.50am dancer.Had a name-check on the Zoe Ball Radio show...she was unsure of the 'Beefy' bit !. Hazy mis-read the 'Killer' Dartboard in Munich to announce, 'Beefy is Shrewsbury ?'......it had actually said 'Rubbish' - after everyone ganged up and put paid to any hopes of back-to-back tour wins!. Scorers in Copenhagen mis-heard the 'bowlers name'....and wrote 'Lovebird' in the book!
Taker of 5 Hat-Tricks, had a 7-7-0-4 spell ruined by dropping a dolly caught-and-bowled, which wasnt a suprise!. Once trundled for 24 overs in a match a record broken by Jeff Read. Passed 100 'sixes'...and more importantly... the 1,000 wicket mark. Has taken wickets in Germany, Denmark, Portugal and Malta in 2010, where the 3rd was the 900th!
Only 3 players have played more matches for Manor (next in list is just 9 ahead!), 646 for 1st Team appearance is now only behind Reynolds 749. Passed 5,000 career runs- to join Reynolds in the 5000 run/ 500 wicket Club.
2019Steady return, with a 5-17 v Rudgwick in late September being the highlight.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's Combined).
Matches 734, 5,455 Runs @ 14.82, 9x50, High 93no, Wickets 1,066 at 17.99, 29x5w, Best 8-45

Awards- 1st XI Bowler 1994,1995,1997,2011,2012 - All-Rounder 1990,1993,1999 -Young Player 1988, Presidents Award 2013.
League Bowler 1995,1998 Clubman 2005













Owen'Owes','Voicey','Captain Caveman','Vinegars','Cymbals','Ridley','Sideshow','Swiss Tony','Big Fat Dave Whitcomb','God','Paul Van Der Kerkoff','Mr C','Boffo'Voice 52.RHB. Keeper. 2nd XI Opening Bat...Welsh(!) - looks like 'Scouser' 'Ron Jeremy' 'Bobby Ball' 'Terry McDermott'...has Richard Gere's hair......Takes nothing seriously..except not being serious....Quickest thing on two legs...to the bar ! - Has just been re-erected, sorry, re-elected, as Chairman of the club! - a position he is proud to hold.
Dropped the dolly of all dolly's on the 2005 Munich tour, whilst standing up, the ball was top-edged straight up - about 7 foot off the ground - but came down and clipped the ends of the Gloves with open-mouthed astonishment all-round. Then a big cry of 'Ker-ching' from the fielders.
Only a couple of matches in 2019 due to having moved to China....he'll be back one day...maybe to play his 400th match.
CAREER STATS. (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 398, Runs 4,467 @ 14.84 12x50, High 91, 6 Wickets @ 16, Best 2-6, Catches 178 catches, 5 Stumpings
Awards - 2nd IX Batsman 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 - Fielder 1990,1994 Clubman 2003



Chris'Yorkie','Crazy Hazy','Hazy Fantazy','Purple Haze','Adam Sandwich','Flogger'Hazlehurst..40,RHB.
Once thought of as a James Beattie lookalike..until these pictures proved otherwise!
Has a casual manner at the crease, all lazy timing, which somehow still sends the ball to and over the boundary!
Highlight of Tour 2005 was the battle-cry before setting foot in Munich to 'Flog the F-ing Germans all round the park' - 4 balls into his innings, he swished at a loopy pie and trooped off with a big fat Duck to his name.Priceless. Well, actually, very expensive. Ker-ching.
Skippered in 2007 & 2008 and only a move away from the area perhaps stopped this continuing.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 174, 2,440 Runs @ 16.38, 9x50, High 84, 27 wickets @ 35+, Best 3-45



Andy'Ruby','Rubes','Freddie Flintoff','Roooobs'Murray44.RHB..
Manor's answer to Andy Flintoff....well, he looks like Fred!
.Has had the misfortune to have played in all 3 matches where opponents have scored in excess of 380 ..(namely 394-6 , 381-2 and 424-4)...in those 3 matches his combines bowling figures read....24-0-260-4.- at least he took a 3rd of the wickets!
Is a regular 6-biffer.
The highlight of 2008 was undoubtedly his appearance on 'The Weakest Link' where he came third "stitched up by Army Boy and a Student"
His own introduction of 'I'm Firty Fwee' went down well with Anne Robinson - who of course took the mick from then on.
All-Rounder award in 2019 for 150 runs at 15 and 27 wickets at 18.3, the wicket total being personal best. Was 3rd in league wicket-takers!
Approaching 3,000 career runs/300 career wickets DOUBLE.
CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 289, Runs 2,924 @ 14.26, 5x50, best 69, 308 Wickets @25.5 3x5w, best 6-32
Awards - Clubman 1999, 2nd XI Batsman 2005, 2nd XI Bowler 2003,2014, All-Rounder 2003, 2005, 2019



Nick'Nick','Brownie',
'Fudge Din Dins','FDD','Toy Box'
Brown 44.RHB.Improving batsman...Medium trundler..
Munich tourist who gained a new nick-name with the classic "where are we having Din-Dins tonight" - the 'fudge' element goes without much explanation. One of only three players to have taken a wickets with the first ball bowled for the 1st XI. Had established himself as the 2nd XI's opening bowler - only for the 2nd XI to fold!
Was at the centre of the 'exploding ball' incident during Jaffa's Testimonial match- (Beefy bowled an apple to which Nick probably played his best ever shot - the apple simply disintergrated !
Career highlight so far was winning the 2nd XI bowling Cup in 1999 and then regaining it in 2010! - or was it opening the Batting for the Sunday XI at Staplefield in 2007 - he was run out for not many when a fify was there for the taking.
2014 A career best 90no when in partnership with Hazy the 2nd XI record for the 3rd wicket was broken after 37 years!
2019Another 50 in a summer of 6 ducks! - with 203 runs @ 12.
Played 300th club match..should pass 2000 runs in 2020.
Sterling effort as Team and Club secretary
CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 300, Runs 1,924 @ 12'ish, Best 90n, 4x50, 215 wickets @ 30.5, 2x5, best 5-21

Awards - 1st XI Bowler 2013, 2nd XI Bowler 1999 - Clubman 2008














Chris'Chocolate Salty Balls''Chris Standards','Three Bean','Dad','Doctor OctopusSalt 54.RHB.
Top order Batsman. Chucker of high-pies. Once when acting as a linesman at the Goldstone..crowd sang 'Mr Bean , Mr Bean , Give Us A Wave !!'
Curry House in Bath now (in)famous for a Salty 'chuck'.
Wants to be Nana Mouscouri...but looks the spitting image of Stig O'Hara from 'The Ruttles'..
In his own words , "I play the reverse sweep like a paraplegic...."
Plays his best on bad wickets - many a time Salty has held firm as batters the other end are ducking - he has also notched a couple of hundreds for Manor...although not for the 1st XI..yet...
His 'Mr Sensible-Head' make him 'Dad' on tour as we all trust him to lead us around Munich's/Cork's/Brussels'/Copenhagen's/Lisbon's/Malta's underground/overground train/tram system.
This alone won him the Clubman award in 2007. Not that being fixture secretary for 25+ years had gone un-noticed. His son is not called 'Rock'.
His steady play over many years saw him pass 10,000 Club Runs - only the 6th player to do that. With a number of seasons playing at Pulborough on Saturday's through the latter 90's he could feasibly be sitting in 2nd place on the list of run-scorers.
His reaching of the 9000 1st XI/1000 2nd XI milestones were both passed in 2010 amid confusion surrounding what was actually needed on the day he was within touch of the 10,000!
His last two knocks of the summer, 38no and 61no saw him jump from 3rd to top spot in the Batting Averages to win the Batting Cup for the 1st time - in his 25th season for the club.
He may not be the quickest scorer. In fact he's one of the slowest, but as Boyc's said, just look in the book. That said, he's hit 46 6's.
Passed 700 matches and 13,473 club runs and sits solidly in 2nd place in clubs greatest run-getters. Fielding can be relied on as ever, especially in the mid-off club.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 716, Runs 13,473 @ 24.19, 2x100 57x50, High 101, 25 Wickets @ <20, Best 4-16.
Awards - 1st XI Batsman 2010, 2011 - Clubman 2007, Presidents Cup 2013.



Andy, 'Longie','Lettuce',Long. RHB. . might be 40 now!
Had been a solid bat from 2000 to 2007, chipping in with runs for both XI's including 243 @ 27 which won him the 2nd XI Batting Cup in 2003 with 3x50's inc a 71. But with the 2nd's folding in 2005 his enhusiasm waned and he stopped playing altogether. His bowling 'on the lettuce' length on tour was more than handy too.
Roll on 2010 and he was back and piling up the runs with greater gusto than before.
Won 1st batting cup in 2016 and scored his maiden Manor ton!
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 145, Runs 2,809 @22.3, 1x100, 13x50, High 102, 12 Wickets @ 33, Best 3-9.

Awards - 1st XI Batsman 2016, 2nd XI Batsman 2003.



Yasir 'Yaz' Iqbal. RHB. 28 years old'ish.
A couple of games in 2013 including a 40-odd on debut and spearing bowling saw potential indeed.
Has an equally talented brother in Waleed who appeared in 2014!

Just needs to swap his career batting and bowling averages going forward!
Scorer of a ton and has a best of 6-for, all-rounder stats not matched by many. When his batting gets going...he doesn't hang around!
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 80, Runs 1,166 @ 18.5, High 109. 1x100, 3x50, Wickets 81 @ 29, 2x5w , best 6-17

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 2017, 1st XI Bowler 2016, 2017- All-Rounder 2016, 2017



James 'Jimmy' Francis. 25. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside someone..etc
CAREER STATS (1's)
Matches 57, Runs 307 @ 11, 1x50, High 52n, Wickets 75 @ 21, 2x5w, Best 5-12

Awards- Young Player 2013






Fin 'chin feel','chinny' Cheal. 18. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside Burns..Moreland...etc
CAREER STATS (1's)
Matches 51, Runs 205 @ 9, 28n, Wickets 45 @ 39, Best 4-22







Jamie 'Monty' Burns. 18. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside Cheal, Moreland etc
returning to club, he amassed 21 wickets at 13 to easily in the bowling cup for 1st time. Alongside fellow teenage tear-away Cheal, they have much potential to be opening bowlers for years, providing no distractions!
CAREER STATS (1's)
Matches 17, Runs 51 @ 6, High 16n, Wickets 26 @ 18, Best 4-31

Awards- 1st XI Bowler, 2019.




Harry 'H' Moreland. 18. left arm bowler, Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside Cheal...Burns.. etc
2019 - memorably took a treble wicket maiden in first over of league match V Chips. Also hit a 33 (retired out/off to work) and was clubs leading 6 hitter for season with 4!
CAREER STATS
Matches 63, Runs 289 @ 7, High 34, Wickets 54 @ 33, Best 4-21

Awards- Young Player 2013




Mark'Rocky'Roberts. 54. Left hand bat/bowler.
Much improved, season by season, given that Mark only joined the club in his late 40s, his batting has improved year by year - his enthusiasm and commitment to club is not in question - first to arrive etc
In 2019 he hit 33...before top edging into his head and being carted off to hospital with blood everywhere...just as possible maiden 40...or even 50 was on cards...
CAREER STATS
Matches 73, Runs 352 @ 7, High 33 rh, Wickets 18 @ 25, Best 3-16







Lee Stevens. 40. Right hand bat/catcher of blinders.
Cant fauly Lees effort and enthusiasm. Takes one blinding catch per season and shows the off glimps of batting ability - just need it more often to cement that middle order position.
CAREER STATS
Matches 41, Runs 131 @ 4, High 23








Sam Mason. 15. Right hand bat/best wicket keeper..since his dad!
Opposition were often heard to compliment our little ginger keeper - safe hands, clean footwork - lets hope we can hold on to him. Batting has potential to follow his dads..who has surely been showing him in the back garden!
CAREER STATS
Matches 15, Runs 77 @ 7.7, High 24, Catches 6.








Adam 'Cheesy' Ingleby. 30. Right hand bat.
Showed promise in the few games he played and has potential to hold down a middle order birth in coming years.
CAREER STATS
Matches 7, Runs 36 @ 7.2, High 16, 3 Wickets @20, Best 2-42.





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