Northowram Fields CC Second XI squad

Second XI

Captain : Jason Smith

Has been nearing the end of his career for ages and, with his hands in bits, moves into Second XI captaincy in 2019. Will hopefully act as a wise old head on old shoulders as he leads his young pups in the heady heights of Championship 1 this year. 
Players
Tom Barraclough
Left-arm medium pacer who's nothing like so fresh faced these days as the picture on the left might suggest. Still waiting for him to develop a nasty streak to go alongside his ability to swing the ball.
George Bickle
'Unconventional but very effective'. George played a LOT of cricket in 2018 and a return of over 250 runs in the middle order was a big help in the team securing promotion. He'll be older and wiser (surely) another year on. 
Paul Bottomley
A classic right-handed batsmen with the style of Bradman and the grace of Sobers. Also has an appetite second only to Mr Creosote. His appearances have been limited in recent years due to having produced more children than Ulrika Jonsson and it's likely this situation will continue in 2012. Always likely to score heavily when he plays, however.
Joshua Dodd
Kenneth rediscovered his love for cricket in 2018 just about the same time he discovered he doesn't really like work. Promotion to the First XI in the second half of the season resulted in some typical displays - occasionally very good with the ball, sometimes poor, occasionally very good with the bat, usually poor, and always damn good in the field. 
Steve Elliott
There are 2 great cricket teams in Northowram:- Northowram Fields Firsts and Northowram Fields Seconds!! Looking forward to the season and winning the league!! 
Ben Grech
A product of the NFCC Youth Development System. Grew mentally (if not physically) in 2011 with regular First XI cricket and is one of the very few bright young things at the Club at the present. Will hopefully make a top five spot his own in 2012. Still not old enough to do any of the fun things in life.
James Norcliffe
Mini Nocker. Promising batsman/spinner who'll be even better when he gets his hair cut.
Kamlesh Patel
Has overtaken Ian Rushworth as the oldest player at the Club and, despite racking up a million travel miles on business each year, still finds time to play more than just occasionally. His Wikipedia page describes him as a 'steady right-arm medium pacer with an occasional ability to move the ball away from right-handed batsmen'. Oh, and he's also an OBE, a member of the House of Lords and on the ECB.
Callum Philipson

Wow what a photo.

Daddy wasn't happy with the economy rate in 2018 but 31 league wickets still takes some doing and, if he stops being so hard on himself, he could get even more this year. Very, very rarely misses a game. 


Todd Reeday
34 league wickets at an average of 11.5 in 2018 - outstanding numbers for one of his age. No reason why he won't be better again as he gets older and stronger, though likely to be in his mid-30s by the time he properly fills his frame.  
Ian Rushworth
Not only the oldest man at the Club but also the most patient, an approach which paid huge dividends in 2011 as he accumulated 601 league runs and held the Second XI batting together on numerous occasions. And that despite playing just three attacking shots all summer. Rumoured to be playing on a more occasional basis in 2012, but he's said that before!
Matthew Rushworth
Former right-arm opening bowler and hard-hitting lower-order batsman. Very much in the 'filler-in' category nowadays but does more than just a job when needed. Can bat anywhere, bowl anywhere and field anywhere. 
Performance history
SeasonMatchesWonDrawnTiedLostCancelledAbandoned
All2331159183619
2016251900303
2015226001132
201421800805
20132410101201
2012251230730
2011237001600
2010248401101
2009231510700
2008231601204
2007231400603