The Teams: Ramsbottom Third XI
Owen is an accomplished bowler and represented school,district & county to honours last season resulting in a callup 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
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
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 & committment Ben will be pushing hard to move through the senior grades.
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.
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.
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
A very promising young seam bowler, Jake also scored a battling 49 in the 2nd XI Cup to nearly rescue the semi-final tie at Burnley with Michael Howarth.