The Teams: Ramsbottom First XI

Introduction

  • Tom Parton | Captain/Right-Handed Opening Batter/Wicket-Keeper

    Tom Parton

    Captain/Right-Handed Opening Batter/Wicket-Keeper

    As the new captain of the club Tom has proven that the hard work does pay off. He has worked has at his game for several years now is starting to see the rewards. Having already won the Ron Singleton Trophy this year, under his leadership we may see more silverware in the near future

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  • Grant Thomson | Professional

    Grant Thomson

    Professional

  • Andy Dalby | Manager

    Andy Dalby

    Manager

    Andy is Head of Cricket at RCC. Andy played in RCC's 2nd XI before retiring in 2009 due to work commitments. Wanting to stay involved at the club Andy took up the challenge set out by chairman Rod Hamer, to move the club forward. During this time the club have won ten trophies, including two 1st XI trebles in 2010 and 2011.

  • John Steele | Coach

    John Steele

    Coach

    The youngest 76 year old in the game. A true gentlemen, John coaches the 1st XI on match days and works tirelessly in the nets on practice nights. Well respected in Junior Cricket, John was a key figure in forming the Ramsbottom Junior Foundation, developing many players including current 1st XI opening batsman Tom Parton.

  • Jon Fielding | Left arm orthodox spinner, Right handed batsman

    Jon Fielding

    Left arm orthodox spinner, Right handed batsman

    Experienced campaigner who returned to Ramsbottom after a number of years as Professional in the local leagues to captain the side and inspire them to many famous victories. Consistent wicket taker and dangerous lower order batsman. Nickname - Fieldo

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  • Rob Read |

    Rob Read

    Right handed batsman, occasional Net-bowler. Rob has played at the club all his life and is an integral part of the middle order line up. Rob is a positive player, excellent fielder and hoarder of sweets. A great man to have around the dressing room. Nickname - Bob

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  • Dale Gabriel | Right arm off spin bowler, left handed batsman

    Dale Gabriel

    Right arm off spin bowler, left handed batsman

    Dale is a very useful wicket taking bowler who has made significant contributions during our successful T20 campaigns. Dale is also a very useful lower order batsman who is not afraid to show his wide array of shot making capabilities once at the crease. Rumour is that he has applied for a patent for the reverse sweep! Nickname – Daz Gabs

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  • Fraser Kay | Right-Handed Batsman

    Fraser Kay

    Right-Handed Batsman

    Fraser is a very orthodox right handed batter who has the ability to bat either at the top or the lower down in the order Nickname: Fergal

  • Simon Read |

    Simon Read

    experienced middle order right hand bat who with a little more confidence could easily move up the order. Right arm medium pace seam bowler who is also able to swing the ball away from the right handed batsman. Has a great pair of hands.

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  • Jake Neary | Opening Bowler

    Jake Neary

    Opening Bowler

    As the newest member of the squad, Jake is quickly becoming a well liked player around the club. He is known for his wicket taking however he is probably better known for his impressions and story telling Nickname:

  • Callum Kay |

    Callum Kay

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  • Will Turner | Right-Handed Opening Batsman

    Will Turner

    Right-Handed Opening Batsman

    Although he has played a lot of First XI cricket already will is still only young and is developing his game all the time, he is a stylish opening batter who looks to score quickly. He is strong through the cover region and with more hard work on other areas of his game could become an established Frist XI cricketer

  • Jonny Dack | Right-Handed Batsman

    Jonny Dack

    Right-Handed Batsman

    Jonny has become an established Second XI player who is always knocking at the door of the First XI. He is a top order batsmen who is capable of big runs as proven in recent times and is also an excellent fielder. A popular person around the club and is sure to have bright future at Ramsbottom CC

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  • Andy Whittle | Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman

    Andy Whittle

    Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman

    Andy is a versatile cricketer. A good solid batter who can adapt to any game situation and a steady wicket to wicket pace bowler. An erudite and popular leader of the third eleven in previous years, Andy has deservedly broken into the first team last season. Nickname – Mr Cricket and Whit

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  • Alex Olpin | Opening Batsmen

    Alex Olpin

    Opening Batsmen

    Alex is most arguably one of the best Second XI opening batters in the league and has been knocking on the First XI door for a while now. He is known for his beaming smile and lively personality which has made him a well known character around the club

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  • Matt Burdaky | Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman

    Matt Burdaky

    Bowler/Right-Handed Batsman

    Better known as Birdy, Matt is an economical, wicket taking bowler. He bowls wicket to wicket and has the ability to move the ball off the seam both ways. Having had a successful season for the Second XI in 2016, he will be looking to break into the First XI this season, and like most bowlers fancies himself as an opening batter too. Birdy is a very popular character around the club and is well known for his antics both on the cricket field and on the dancefloor

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  • Brad Fielding | Batsman

    Brad Fielding

    Batsman

    After cementing a regular spot at number 6 in the First XI, Brad has become one of the more popular figures within the dressing room. He is known for several things but most notably his big hitting and the "Jonny Fielding" chant

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  • Martin Cropper | Left-Handed Batsman

    Martin Cropper

    Left-Handed Batsman

    Nicknamed Show Pony, Martin has recently cemented a top order spot in the First XI and is showing why, to go along with his batting he is one of the top fielders at the club and has shown this consistently so far this season Nickname: Show Pony

  • JJ Fielding | Left-Handed Opening Batsman

    JJ Fielding

    Left-Handed Opening Batsman

    At just 14 years old, JJ will be looking at making his mark in the First XI with his orthodox technique and ability to time the ball. Although he's only 14 he brings a spark to the club with his constant smile

  • Josh Dentith | Left-Arm Orthodox Spinner

    Josh Dentith

    Left-Arm Orthodox Spinner

    Josh made a name for himself last year and will look to continue his development in the First XI. Although not the most mobile in the field, some might say his bowling makes up for that, with more hard work and an extended run of First XI games this year he could prove he's up to the First XI challenge