Matching Green Cricket Club Matching Friendly XI squad

Matching Friendly XI

Captain : Simon Hartnell

Simon has been cover driving decent balls for 4 runs through the covers for as long as he can remember, and bowling full tosses for even longer. Known as Lordy.

Any adorring fans can usually find Simon completing a few laps of the Clock Tower rounderbout in Harlow at 1:37pm before deciding it's time to leave for Cricket on the Green, but he is happy to stop to sign autographs. Likes a curry
Players
Charlie Bass
Left-Arm "Slinga Malinga" opening bowler for the 1stXI, can be rapid for someone of his age, and will only get quicker. Can hit a fair ball aswell when needed. His iPod can be heard a mile away from The Green, with "Umbrella Ela Ela, Ey Ey" being his famous soundtrack.
Junior Bibby
One of the most committed members of the MGCC 1st XI, always plays with a great deal of passion! Most probably the noisiest fielder in the HECL, with cries of "It's in the air lads" as another six flies into The Chequers off Lordy's bowling. His bowling is sometimes un-playable in overcast conditions when the Bibster gets into full swing, and it wouldnt be the same without a few extended follow-throughs and stares at the batsman.
Lived up to his potential as Matching Green's Viv Richards.
Steve Byford
Ever present opener since records began. Chisled out of granite from 'The Sweeney' days of the 1970's. Young Byford used to wheelspin his way round the Green in his Mark 1 Ford Granada whilst listening to 'Mud' on his 8 track. True Legend of MGCC and will probably get a bench named after him if he's lucky.
2015 is Steve's 50th year playing for Matching Green!
Paul Davis
Used to admit to being Australian. Now considering re-patriotism after the Ashes demolition. Now fully babied up, expect great things from Aus!
Paul Dawson
New recruit for 2011. Unknown talent. Says he does a bit. Let's see!....Err League Champs !!!!! Nuff said lol x
Patrick Deehan
Reformed Gangster
Giles Elliott
Kerry and Chris Elliott
Sam Figg
Another graduate from the Russell International School of Cricket (RISC), Sam has proved his worth as a top order batsman with some important innings during the 2007 season and will look to increase his runs total during the 2008 seson. Can also bowl some effective little in swingers if called upon by Spider.
Tom Figg
Tom, eldest of the Figg brothers, is a hard hitting batsman who has played for The Green since the age of 11 when the Russell Colts Dynasty was forming. Along with Hobbsie, was the first product to represent the 1st XI after being under the tutoridge of Sir Russell.
Seb Forrest
If you combine the bowling of Greeny and Matty, the batting of Sibers and Lordy, the fielding of...all the good fielders and the captaincy of Dawsy.....then think the opposite and add 10% and a red face then you have the legend that is...Seb Forrest.  Been around a long time now and still giving it large.
Ben Franks
Ben, and his brother Sam, joined MGCC last season after moving to The Green from Singapore. Living in England for the summer months, he will be looking to break into the 1st XI with his batting and especially 'keeping skills.
Jason Green
Matching's very own England International having represented our country in over 50 indoor cricket international matches.

Gay and proud lol......
Thomas Hobbs
Opening bowler in serious decline, has now tranformed into the 1st XI's solid opening bat, forming a formidable partnership with Lordy at the top the innings! Has textbook technique and can bore the pants off anyone with his forward defences when opening up, although his shot selection is "awesome" states Matthew Hartnell.
Max Hunt
Fiona & Ashton Hunt
Simon Jeffery
Simon is a loyal and committed member, who's most impressive "feature" has to be his low bullett arm that can run even the quickest of runners out. With a low swoop down for the ball and in one motion the ball is at the stumps, the batsman is gone. Can hit some hefty blows with the bat once getting his eye in.
Rob Jones
Local lad Corporal Jones doesn't panic. Opening bowler and Indoor League 1st team captain.
Chris Leamon
Married the delightful Heather in Feb 2005. Handy slogster and suicidal in the field.
Rob Leamon
club captain and groundsman
Harry Lees
WK

Often mistaken as a limp wristed man (i.e. Greeny) due to his excessive pink clothing but can counter with most catches in 2013. Spends most of time telling the boys to love thy neighbour. 

"A true batsman should in most of his strokes tell the truth about himself." - Sir Neville Cardus
James Malyon
Local lad joined in 2010. Looks a great prospect. Can bat all day and then bamboozle batsmen with crafted off spin.
Martin Ormondroyd
Martin, another one of our clubs number crunchers, is a life long MGCC member. Having seen his more than useful left arm pace deteriorate over the last few years, has has tuned his batting to become a solid member of any batting line-up, and holds a few spectacular catches each year!
Garrick Ponte
Dr Doolittle all the way from South Africa. Now resident with his chums in The Chequers. Hope to see more of him on the cricket field in 2011.
Jed Scanlon
A star in the making. Has removed Biffa from the wicket-keeping role in the seconds and also opens the batting ... and bowls. No end to his talents!!
Joe Scanlon
2nd XI strike bowler at 14!
Peter Stiles
Bowls some useful inswingers when on form, however, this is no place for his cricket ability. Pete made his name on The Green after having his head shaved, at 12am by Skipper Spider in the Pavillion, into a perfectly styled mullett. The Legend lives on...
Jonathan Taylor
A few seasons under the belt for Matching. Easley one of the best cricketers for the green with outstanding ability with the bat ball and in the field!!! Just don't want to show the other players up so chuck a few down the leg side and get a few ducks!!! Come on the green MGF MGF MGF!!!
Matt Taylor
A peaceful relaxed calm young man
Good umpiring, scoring and tea making skills
Definate prospect for the club
Simon Wasley
Pay n Spray Bowler

Pinch Hitting Late Order Bat

General Whale
Mark Wilson
After only first setting foot on a Cricket field during the 2005 season, Mark has made huge strides and is now an integeral member of the 1st XI. His arrow type bowling has seen the end to many a class batsman. Mark considers his batting to be a work in progress...
Josh Winch
Good lad, one for the future. Never stops talking. 
Performance history
SeasonMatchesWonDrawnTiedLostCancelledAbandoned
All933513225162
20182000020
20163000030
20154000040
20144000040
20131000010
20121000010
2011211100712
20102000200
20082100100
20071100000
200610600400
2005221150600
200420582500