The Teams: Ramsbottom Second XI

Introduction

  • 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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  • Michael Howarth | Right-Handed Batsman

    Michael Howarth

    Right-Handed Batsman

    Mikey is an established Second XI Cricketer who has scored many runs at this level, unfortunately due injury he will be out for the majority of the second half of the season, however if this had not been the case he surely would have been knocking on the First XI door

  • Jack Thomond | Bowler

    Jack Thomond

    Bowler

    A promising opening bowler who like, most other bowlers, fancies himself as a batter. With a new set of shins he could start knocking on the First XI door as well as the T20 team

  • Ben Wilkinson | Wicket-Keeper/Right-Handed Batsman

    Ben Wilkinson

    Wicket-Keeper/Right-Handed Batsman

    Ben is probably known best for his "unusual" batting technique that is far from that in the John Steel handbook. However on his day he can take a game away from you in the blink of an eye with a classic baseball style straight drive, even if he does run you out along the way Nickname: Wilko

  • John Fox | Professional

    John Fox

    Professional

    Elegant opening bowler who consistently manages to unnerve / amuse his opponents with his variety of deliveries and intimidating manner. A swashbuckling batsman with no regard for his averages or any set style, john prefers to bat lower down the order to reduce wear on his bat and to avoid running between the wickets. Nickname: none that are printable

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  • Laurie Marsden | Wicket-Keeper/Batsman

    Laurie Marsden

    Wicket-Keeper/Batsman

    As Second XI captain, Laurie sets a great example both on and off the field. He is a quality Wicket-Keeper Batsman who leads his team well from behind the stumps Nickname: The Glove

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  • Judd Smythe | Bowler

    Judd Smythe

    Bowler

    Judd was a controversial overseas signing at the start of the 2017 season. Judd was an instant hit at the club with his brand of aggressive swing bowling and presence in the field.

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  • 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