Andy Dalby

Andy Dalby

Director of Cricket

Andy is Director of Cricket at RCC. Having emigrated from his native Yorkshire, Andy played in the 2nd XI before retiring in 2009 due to work commitments. Wanting to stay involved at the club he then took on the key role in charge of senior cricket. During this time the club have won many trophies, including two 1st XI trebles in 2010 and 2011.

John Steele

John Steele

1st Team Coach

The youngest septugenarian in the game, John is a well respected figure within Lancashire cricket circles. He coaches the 1st XI on match days and works tirelessly in the nets on practice nights. A true gentleman, John was a founding father of the Ramsbottom Junior Foundation, developing many players in the current senior squad.

Tom Parton

Tom Parton

RH Bat / Keeper

Winning the Ron Singleton Trophy in his first year as Captain , Tom is currently spending his winter playing Grade A cricket for Para Hills in Adelaide.Quality attacking opening batsman and gloveman ,Toms work hard, play hard attitude will stand him in good stead for more success in 2018.

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Daryn Smit

Daryn Smit

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Brad Fielding

Brad Fielding

Right Hand Bat

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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Simon Hanson

Simon Hanson

Vice-captain, All Rounder

Signed from Accrington for the 2018 season Simon had a distinquished career at thorneyholme road including 3 League Titles and the double in 2008.Left handed batsman will add more steel to the top order at Acre Bottom and his Medium pace bowling brings a variation to the attack.Simons experience will bring a new dimension to the clubs fortunes this season.
Jake Clarke

Jake Clarke

Right Hand Bat / Right Arm Medium Pacer

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Kieran Grimshaw

Kieran Grimshaw

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Dale Gabriel

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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Jonny Dack

Jonny Dack

Right-Handed Batsman

Jonny is Second XI captain 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, he is sure to have bright future at Ramsbottom CC

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Sam Price

Sam Price

Batsman

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Matt Burdaky

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 Wilson

Brad Wilson

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Dan Pyke

Dan Pyke

Right arm bowler

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Michael Howarth

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
Alex Olpin

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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Ben Parkinson

Ben Parkinson

Batsman / Wicket-Keeper

Another product of the Ramsbottom Junior foundation Ben joined Walshaw in 2017 and opened the batting for the 2XI progressing to the 1XI.Returns to the club for the 2018 season.Ben is a talented opening batsman & wicketkeeper who is a strong character on and off the field, with the right attitude & commitment Ben will be pushing hard to move through the senior grades.

Ben Wilkinson

Ben Wilkinson

Batsman / Wicket-Keeper

Rewrites textbooks with his Steve Smith style of batting,Ben was the 3XL top run scorer in 2017 with his own aggresive, devastating approach.All round good guy at the club on the field, off the field, behind the bar and as the all stars mascot.. never a dull moment in Bens company.

Nick Round

Nick Round

Batsman

A quiet, unassuming character Nick had a successful 2017 season opening the batting for the 3XL.Nick will be looking to kick on in 2018 and is just as happy at the crease as he is on the terraces following his beloved Bury FC around the country.

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Harry Caton

Harry Caton

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Owen Collinge

Owen Collinge

Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium Pacer

Owen is an accomplished bowler and represented school, district & county to honours last season resulting in a call-up for the 1st Team in 2017.A quiet lad until you engage him a conversation involving Liverpool Football Club.Promoted to 3XL Vice Captain for 2018 a promising & bright future lies ahead in Cricket Nicknames 'O' , Codge

Jack Thomond

Jack Thomond

Bowler

Jack took the role on of 3XL captain in 2017 at a young age and has provided a great platform for the side to progress into 2018. Consistent bowler, sadly shin injuries hindered his progression last year but JT has been working hard already through the winter to return fully fit and ready to go come the start of the season.The joker in the pack but beware of his shocking racing tips

Jamie Pilling

Jamie Pilling

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Ryan Storey

Ryan Storey

Bowler

Ryan will be looking to get his career back on track in 2018 and with the new appointments in place a big year lies in wait. Has the potential & ability to blow top order batsmen away with his height and pace,Ryan is working hard on his fitness & consistency for the season ahead…never short of an opinion, a strong character in the dressing room and on the field. Nicknames Raz, Razza

Toby Ashworth

Toby Ashworth

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Chris Round

Chris Round

Left Arm Spinner

Not to be outshone by big brother Nick , Chris is another product of the Junior foundation, and has represented both Lancashire and District Cricket sides last year.A confident, tricky spin bowler who can choke the scoreboard at one end, big things are expected from Chris for the forthcoming season.
John Fox

John Fox

Specialist third man

John is the go to man when that vital wicket is needed . In the autumn of his international wicket taking career his know how is priceless and his sledging merciless.Likes to field at 1st slip all day and a useful middle/lower order batsman.Another sharp witted character on the field and in the dressing room.Performs various roles at the club from playing, supporting, drayman, committee duties, ground maintenance, social functions, festivals… likes a drop of champagne on his downtime. Nicknames .Jonny Red Sox , JDF , Jonny Fossil , Foxy
Ed Lee

Ed Lee

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Tom Ireland

Tom Ireland

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Finn Thomas

Finn Thomas

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Henry Doyle

Henry Doyle

All Rounder

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