LANCING MANOR CRICKET CLUB


Player Profiles


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 700 matches for the club is one of the most experienced. The raw-talent of the late 1980's has come a long way.
Now second highest run scorer for club
Though about 7,000 behind Mr Reynolds!
In reaching a 700th match for club - only 5 others have done that.
2020 in shortened season 408 runs at 37 was a great return and included hundred number 11 and two further 50's in 11 innings.
CAREER STATS. (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 710, Runs 13,870 @ 24.04 11x100, 66x50, High 123no, 151 Wickets @ 20, 5x5w, Best 5-26.

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



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 two players have played more matches for Manor (next in list is some 50 ahead!), 680 for 1st Team appearance is now only behind Reynolds 749. Passed 5,000 career runs- to join Rickard and Reynolds in the 5000 run/ 500 wicket Club.
2020Steady return, with 14 wickets at 15 to finished 2nd again in the bowling averages - for 12th time - a 4-31 in late September being the highlight. Just 77 from being the clubs leading wicket taker.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's Combined).
Matches 742, 5,460 Runs @ 14.8, 9x50, High 93no, Wickets 1,080 at 17.96, 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.
No matches in 2020 due to living in 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.
2020 No games in 2020 due to covid concerns. He'll be back!
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.
2020 season saw 0 matches - covid concerns and a bad knee too. He'll be back for 2021 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!
2020Another 50 in a summer that saw 248 runs at 22. He's now regular opener and wicket-keeper.
Played 300th club match..passed 2000 runs.
Sterling effort as Team and Club secretary
CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 311, Runs 2,172 @ 12.13, Best 90n, 5x50, 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 50+ 6's.
Passed 700 matches and 13,473 club runs and sits solidly in 3rd place in clubs greatest run-getters. Fielding can be relied on as ever, especially in the mid-off club.
Having never hit a 1st XI hundred, he hit 2 within a fortnight, the second being 123 at Amberley. His 344 at 38 was solid and placed him 3rd behind the Iqbals in the averages.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 727, Runs 13,817 @ 24.41, 4x100 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!
2020no games in 2020 due to COVID concerns
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. 31 years old'ish.
A couple of games in 2013 including a 40-odd on debut and spearing bowling saw potential indeed.

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!
2020Along side his brother swept the board with the honours in the shortened season. Not only winning his 3rd bowling cup with 19 wickets at a low 10 average he biffed 278 runs at 39.7 to finish second in the batting averages and walk away with the all-rounders award.
His 83no set up a near club record score too.
His last wicket of season brough up 100 for club too!
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 80, Runs 1,444 @ 20.6, High 109. 1x100, 4x50, Wickets 100 @ 25.9, 2x5w , best 6-17

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 2017, 1st XI Bowler 2016, 2017, 2020- All-Rounder 2016, 2017, 2020



Waleed 'Waz' Iqbal. RHB. 26 years old'ish.
Having played a few games on and off - and a couple of seasons of no games - always showing potential and a hard hit 50 seen along the way - he was always going to be a major asset if playing regularly and given the chance to impress.
2020In a shortened season that saw Salt, Smith and brother Yasir all average late 30's - Waleed stood above them all with 394 runs at 56 to win the batting cup for first time. He hit maiden hundred, 109no as well as an unbeaten 89 at Southwick where the trees turned multiple 6's into 4's and denied him one their too. 60x4 and 4x6 showed his hitting power. His fast leg-breaks also saw a 4-9 return when all others went around the park. Perhaps his missing the game at Chipps was critical as we lost without him to see title hopes fade. Played his 50th match for club and passed 1,000 runs too. Important player for 2021.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 50, Runs 1,034 @ 25, High 109no. 1x100, 3x50, Wickets 43 @ 25, 2x5w , best 4-9

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 2020.



James 'Jimmy' Francis. 25. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside someone..etc
2020 no games as new baby came along. Hope to see him back in 2021
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. 19. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside Burns..Moreland...etc
2020 Improved further and now automatic choice to take new ball. Pace and improved accuracy saw 21 wickets at 17 each with 4-24 the best. Hunting his maiden 5-for, it'll come soon. May reach 100 wickets for the club before he turns 20. Batting is improving too.
CAREER STATS (1's)
Matches 63, Runs 243 @ 11, best 28n, Wickets 66 @ 32, 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!
2020 Down on the win of the bowling cup in 2019, but still shares new ball with Cheal. 14 wickets at 18 with 4-16 the seasons best. His batting, especially 46no, showed he should be up the order before long and genuine all-rounder status.
CAREER STATS (1's)
Matches 27, Runs 175 @ 16, High 46n, Wickets 40 @ 18, Best 4-16

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!
2020 Work commitments reduced appearances, but still one for the future - left-arm bowlers are a rarity.
CAREER STATS
Matches 67, Runs 294 @ 7, High 34, Wickets 57 @ 33, Best 4-21

Awards- Young Player 2013




Mark'Rocky'Roberts. 57. Left hand bat/bowler.
Much improved, season by season, given that Mark only joined the club at 50s, his batting has improved year by year - his enthusiasm and commitment to club is not in question - first to arrive etc. Needs to stop wearing black socks with his trousers tucked in!
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...
2020 playing 11 of the 12 matches he was always keen. 39 runs at 6 and 6 wickets at 16 the tale of the tape.
CAREER STATS
Matches 84, Runs 391 @ 7, High 33 retired hurt, Wickets 24 @ 23, 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.
2020 45 runs in 6 matches with 18 best. Enthusiastic Treasuer!
CAREER STATS
Matches 47, Runs 176 @ 4, High 23








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.
2020 23 runs in 5 innings that showed promise...then he got out! Hopefully more appearances in 2021 and he stays in longer - and some of his 6-hitting in nets needs to be seen in matches!
CAREER STATS
Matches 12, Runs 59 @ 7, High 16, 3 Wickets @20, Best 2-42.





Others for 2021:

Alex Devlin, Lokesh Banerjee, Ibsha Choudhary, Tinu Sameja, Charlie Dartnell, Tom Stokes - all capable and contribute in some way with bat or ball.

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