Below you will find information on some, not all the professionals that have played for Rawtenstall. If you have any information on the missing paid men can you let me have it so I can add it to the list.

.Albert Percy Charlesworth

Born:19th February 1865, Potternewton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Died:11th May 1926, Hull, Yorkshire, England

 Batting: Right-hand batsman

Teams:Yorkshire (Main FC: 1894-1895)Yorkshire (1894-1895) Lancashire League Rawtenstall (1892) Miscellaneous Rawtenstall (1891)  Yorkshire Second XI (1893-1897)  Yorkshire Colts (1894)  Yorkshire (1895)  Players of Yorkshire (1895)  North and East Riding (1896)

Thomas William Foster

Born:12th November 1871, Birkdale, Lancashire, England Died:31st January 1947, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England Batting:Right-hand batsman Bowling:Right-arm medium pace Teams: Yorkshire


John Elicius Benedict Bernard

Placid Quirk Carrington Dwyer

(3 May 1876 - 19 October 1912), better known as E.B. Dwyer, was an Australian cricketer who played first-class cricket in England for Sussex County Cricket Club.

Dwyer was born in Redfern, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. His great-grandfather was Michael Dwyer, from Wicklow in Ireland, a leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. He fought a guerrilla campaign until he surrendered in December 1803, and was transported to Australia in 1805.

Dwyer played cricket in Australia for Redfern Wednesday Cricket Club and then for Redfern Cricket Club. He was tall, and played mainly as a right-arm fast-medium bowler, using his height and a high right-arm bowling action to produce lift and turn. Plum Warner encouraged him to play in England, where he arrived in early 1904.

CB Fry persuaded him to play for Sussex. After playing a few matches for Sussex in 1904 and 1905, he became a regular member of the team from 1906, playing in 61 first-class matches for Sussex between 1904 and 1909, taking 179 wickets at a bowling average of 27.94. He took 9 wickets for 35 runs against Derbyshire at Hove in 1906 (and 16 for 100 in the match). He was less successful as a batsman. He made two half-centuries, but his first-class batting average was only 11.87. He made his best score, 63, against Surrey at Brighton in 1906. He was dropped from the Sussex team after 1909 when his form declined. He died in Crewe, where he was playing cricket for the season.


George Leach

Born July 18, 1881, Malta

Died January 10, 1945, Rawtenstall, Lancashire (aged 63 years 176 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast


Ernest Smith (11 July 1888 2 January 1972) was an English first-class cricketer, who played sixteen matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1914 to 1926.[1] He also played for Colne C.C. (1921-1924) and Rawtenstall C.C. (1925) in the Lancashire League, and for the Yorkshire Second XI (1912-1920) and the Yorkshire Council (1920).

Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Smith was a right-handed batsman, who scored 169 runs at 10.56, with a best of 49 against Essex. A slow left arm and left arm medium pace bowler, he took 46 wickets at 23.69, with a best analysis of 6 for 40 against Leicestershire.[1] He also took five wickets in an innings against the MCC.

Smith died in January 1972, in Blackburn, Lancashire.


Sydney Francis Barnes (19 April 1873 26 December 1967) was an English professional cricketer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the sport's history. He was right-handed and bowled at a pace that varied from medium to fast-medium with the ability to make the ball both swing and break from off or leg.

Barnes was unusual in that, despite a very long playing career, he spent little more than two seasons in first-class cricket, preferring instead to play league cricket and represent his native county club Staffordshire in the Minor Counties Championship. He took 1,432 wickets for Staffordshire at less than 9 runs each and played for the county until he was 61. In Test cricket, Barnes played for England on 27 occasions from 1901 to 1914, taking 189 wickets at an average of 16.43 runs each. He is ranked first in the ICC Best-Ever Test Championship Rating for bowlers. In 191112, Barnes enabled England to win The Ashes when he took 34 wickets in the series against Australia. In 191314, playing his final Test series, he took a world record 49 wickets against South Africa.

In 1963, Barnes was named by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in its hundredth edition as one of its "Six Giants of the Wisden Century" and, in 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.



James Patrick McNally

Born November 27, 1907, Kimberley, Cape Province

Died February 7, 1979, Kimberley, Cape Province (aged 71 years 72 days)

Major teams Griqualand West

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak


Archibald Gilbert Slater (22 November 1890 - 22 July 1949) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1911 and 1931.

Slater was born at Pilsley, Derbyshire the son of Henry Slater and his wife Sarah Bestwick[1] His father had played for Derbyshire between 1882 and 1887.

Slater made his debut for Derbyshire in the 1911 season in June in a win against Northamptonshire when he scored 43 not out in the first innings which was to remain his best score in the season. In the 1912 season his best bowling performance was 5-80. In the 1913 season his best bowling performance was 5-43. In the 1914 season his bowling took off when he took 69 wickets. His best performance that year was 6-19 and he had 3 other 5 wicket performances. In the same year, he scored 99 against Hampshire.

After the First World War Slater played two games for Derbyshire in the 1919 season and one in the 1921 season and did not return for the full season until 1927. In the interval he was playing in the Lancashire League. Back to Derbyshire in the 1927 season, he made a century against Warwickshire. In the 1928 season he took 64 wickets and achieved a best performance of 8-24 against the West Indies and had three other 5 wicket performances. In the 1929 season he took 87 wickets with a best performance of 6-54 and again three other 5 wicket performances. In the 1930 season he took 8-46 against Worcestershire and had six other 5 wicket performances in a season when he took 81 wickets. He also managed a top batting score of 95. In the 1931 season he took 108 wickets took 8-51 against Essex and 8-67 against Kent with five other 5 wicket performances. However after helping Derbyshire to 7th in the Championship table, he ended his Derbyshire career that season. He resumed his playing in the Lancashire League until 1939 and in 1932 played for Sir L Parkinson's XI v Lancashire. In 1933 the match for Sir L Parkinson's XI v West Indians qualified as first-class which brought his first class wicket total to 500.

Slater was a right-arm medium pace bowler and took 500 wickets with an average of 21.11 and a best performance of 8-24. He was a right-hand batsman who played 327 innings in 211 first-class matches. He made one century, his top score of 105 and his average was 19.87.[2]

Slater died at Manchester at the age of 59.

Slater married Millicent Atkinson in 1919. His brother Herbert Slater also played for Derbyshire.


Victor James Evans

Born March 4, 1912, Woodford, Essex

Died March 28, 1975, Barking, Essex (aged 63 years 24 days)

Major teams Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak


Thomas Bartley was a test match umpire . Bartley represented Cheshire in the Minor Counties and played in the Lancashire League but made his most notable contribution to cricket as an umpire. He stood in first class cricket from 1948 to 1960 and officiated in 6 home tests against Pakistan, South Africa and Australia from 1954 to 1956
Kenneth James Grieves (27 August 1925 - 3 January 1992) was an Australian first class cricketer who played for Lancashire. A middle order batsman, he made 452 first-class appearances for Lancashire and made a county record 555 catches. He often fielded at first slip and in 1951 he took eight catches in a match against Sussex, six of them in one innings.

Grieves was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to England in 1947 where he pursued a football career. He played for Bury, Bolton Wanderers and Stockport County, making a total of 147 Football League appearances as a goalkeeper between 1947 and 1958.

His attention soon turned to cricket and he joined Lancashire in 1949. He had previously played some games with New South Wales when in Australia. In his 16 year career he captained Lancashire in 1963 and 1964

Vijay Samuel Hazare   (11 March 1915  18 December 2004) was an Indian cricket player from the state of Maharashtra. He captained the Indian cricket team in 14 matches between 1951 and 1953. In India's 25th Test match, nearly 20 years after India achieved Test status, he led India to her first ever Test win (and the only victory under his captaincy) in 1951-52 against England at Madras, winning by an innings and eight runs in a match that began on the day that King George VI died.

Hazare was born in a working-class Marathi Christian Protestant family in Sangli, Maharashtra in 1915, one of eight children of a schoolteacher.

Primarily a right-hand batsman, Hazare was also a right-hand medium-pace bowler. A "shy, retiring" man (according to Wisden in 1952), it was widely thought that he was not a natural captain, and that his batting suffered as a result. His rival, Vijay Merchant said that the captaincy prevented Hazare from becoming India's finest batsman: "It was one of the tragedies of cricket."

Even so, Hazare's Test record is very respectable: he amassed 2,192 runs in 30 Test matches with a batting average of 47.65. His first-class record is even more impressive, with a batting average of 58.38 for his 18,740 runs (highest first-class aggregate for an Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid). He scored 60 first-class centuries (including 7 in Tests), the third highest for an Indian player (behind Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar), and 10 first-class double centuries (including six during World War II, when India was the only major cricket-playing country to continue holding its domestic first-class cricket competition without interruption).

His bowling record was more modest, and he took 595 first-class wickets (including 20 in Tests, and Donald Bradman's wicket three times) at an bowling average of 24.61. On the Indian domestic circuit, Hazare played for the Maharashtra, Central India and Baroda teams.


George Edward Tribe (born 4 October 1920, Yarraville, Victoria, ,died 5 April 2009, Burwood, Victoria) was an Australian cricketer who played in 3 Tests from 1946 to 1947, as well as an Australian rules footballer with the Footscray Football Club in the VFL.

Tribe played with great success for Victoria immediately after the Second World War, taking 86 wickets at 19.25 in just 13 games and playing in three Tests under Donald Bradman in the 1946-47 Ashes series. An all-rounder, he bowled slow left-arm orthodox and chinaman and batted doggedly as a left-hander, mostly at number six or seven, compiling 7 centuries in his first class career. Despite his prolific record in first-class cricket, he was unsuccessful during the series against England and was dropped from the national team. In the Fifth Test in Sydney Ray Lindwall took 109/9, but thought that Tribe had bowled better, but with no luck to return 153/0.After failing to achieve further recognition in Australia, Tribe moved to the Lancashire League in 1947. He joined Milnrow in the Central Lancashire League and took 136 scalps in his first season. He followed that performance with a record 148 wickets the following year and 150 in 1950, when he moved to Rawtenstall for two seasons. Although he never toured with Australia he took 99 wickets on a Commonwealth tour of India in 1949/50. An engineer by trade, he joined a Northamptonshire based firm in 1951 and his prolific record saw Northamptonshire offer him terms for that season. He proved an immediate success and played for the county for nine seasons, achieving "the double" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in seven of those seasons. His value to Northamptonshire as the county moved from being the perpetual back-markers to challenge seriously for the County Championship was immense. He was awarded his benefit in 1956.

As of 2007, Tribe still holds the Northamptonshire record for best bowling in a first-class match, returning figures of 15-31 (made up of 7-22 and 8-9) against Yorkshire in 1958. He took a record 175 wickets for the county in 1955.

He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1955. At the time of his death he was the second oldest Australian Test cricketer and the eleventh oldest overall.


Alan Keith Walker (born 4 October 1925 in Manly; died 19 June 2005 in Sydney) was an Australian sportsman. He played rugby union for his country, winning five caps, and scored 19 tries on the tour to Britain and France in 1947-48, including a memorable effort against England at Twickenham. He also played two home Tests against the Lions in 1950 before deciding to concentrate his attentions on cricket, which he played as a left-arm fast-medium bowler.

As a cricketer, Walker made his first-class debut for New South Wales at The Gabba in 1948/49 and played for the state until the 1952/53 season. He was selected for the 1949/50 tour of South Africa led by Lindsay Hassett, but was behind the likes of Keith Miller and Ray Lindwall in the pecking order and never played Test cricket. He later played county cricket in England for Nottinghamshire, taking 55 wickets in the 1956 season.

He performed the unusual feat of taking four wickets in four balls for Nottinghamshire against Leicestershire at Leicester in 1956. Uniquely, he took the last wicket of Leicestershire's first innings (Jack Firth), and then the first three wickets of the second innings with his first three balls (Gerry Lester, Maurice Tompkin and Gerald Smithson).

Walker died at the age of 79 in June 2005.


Edward Russell Henry Fuller (2 August 1931 - 19 July 2008) was a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1953 to 1957. He was born in Worcester, Western Cape and died in Milnerton, Cape Town.

Eddie Fuller was a right-handed lower-order batsman who made useful runs in domestic South African cricket and a bowler of right-arm medium-fast cutters. In Test cricket, he was primarily used as a bowler and his Test highest score was only 17.

He made his first-class debut for Western Province in two matches in the 1950-51 season, but came to prominence at the start of the 1951-52 season by taking 10 wickets in just his third first-class match: he took three Transvaal wickets for 47 runs in the first innings and followed that with seven for 54 in the second to finish with match figures of 10 for 101  With a further five-wicket haul a month later against Natal, Fuller was picked, after just nine first-class games, for the South African tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1952-53.[2]

League cricket In 1957, Fuller came to England to play as a professional in the Lancashire League for Ramsbottom. He took seven wickets for 11 runs in the Lancashire League Worsley Cup Final of 1957 as Ramsbottom dismissed Rawtenstall for just 36 to win the cup easily

He returned to South Africa for the 1957-58 season and was drafted into the Test side for his seventh, and final, Test match, the second of the 1957-58 series against Australia, because of injury to Heine. In a heavy defeat, he took only two wickets and he was the first victim in a hat-trick by Lindsay Kline which finished the match The match between Western Province and the Australians towards the end of the tour was Fuller's final appearance in first-class cricket in South Africa.

Fuller went back to Ramsbottom as professional in 1958, and made a single further first-class appearance at the end of the 1958 English cricket season as a member of a Commonwealth XI against an England XI in the festival at Torquay.[15] In 1959, he switched to Rawtenstall for a final season of Lancashire League cricket.



Chandrakant Gulabrao "Chandu" Borde born 21 July 1934 in Poona In Marathi Christian Family, is a cricketer who was a member of the Indian team between 1958 and 1970. Following his retirement, Borde became a cricket administrator, serving as the Chairman of national selectors. He has received various awards from the Government of India for his contributions to cricket, on and off the field
Grant John William
Name: Grant, John William
Date of Birth: 9 February 1941
Career: 1959/60 - 1976/77
Teams: Essendon
Matches: 191
Batting Style: RHB
Bowling Style: RAFM
David Alexander Renneberg (born 23 September 1942, Paddington, New South Wales) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 8 Tests from 1966 to 1968.



Terrence James Jenner (8 September 1944 25 May 2011) was an Australian cricketer who played nine Tests and one ODI from 1970 to 1975. He was primarily a leg-spin bowler and was known for his attacking, loopy style of bowling, but he was also a handy lower-order batsman.In his latter years he was a leg-spin coach to many players around the world, and a great influence on Shane Warne. He was also a radio cricket commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

David Lynton Orchard (born 24 June 1948) is South African former first-class cricketer, and former international umpire who stood in 44 Tests and 107 ODI.

Orchard was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. He played first-class cricket as an all-rounder for Natal and Natal B between 1967/8 and 1978/9, scoring 1,634 runs at a batting average of 24.38 and taking 47 wickets at a bowling average of 29.02. He also played 5 games of List A cricket for Natal between 1969/70 and 1971/2, and played as a professional for Rawtenstall in the Lancashire League in 1972 and 1973. His father, Kenneth Orchard and uncle Eric Orchard played first-class cricket for Natal, and his son Justin Orchard for Free State.

Orchard became a first-class umpire in 1992. He made his international debut as an umpire at the One Day International "Mandela Tournament" in late 1994, standing in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Durban on 2 December 1994. He umpired several matches in the 1999 Cricket World Cup and 2003 Cricket World Cup. His last ODI as umpire was played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Rawalpindi on 7 December 2003.

He umpired his first Test in December 1995, standing with Steve Bucknor in the 3rd Test between South Africa and England at Kingsmead, Durban in December 1995. He was a centre of controversy in the 5th Test of that series, when he ruled that Graham Thorpe was not out using his naked eye after a direct throw hit the stumps. Member of the crowd started to barrack after seeing a replay that showed that Thorpe was short of the mark, and South Africa captain Hansie Cronje persuaded Orchard to check with the third umpire, who ruled Thorpe out. Orchard's last Test was the 3rd Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo in March 2004, again standing with Steve Bucknor.

He joined the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires when it was formed in 2002, but was demoted in 2004 along with Asoka de Silva and Russell Tiffin. He continued to stand in first-class domestic cricket in Australia into 2007/8.


John Wakefield Holder (born 19 March 1945) is an English former professional cricketer and first-class and Test umpire.

As a player for Hampshire County Cricket Club (19681972) Holder was a brisk right arm medium pace bowler. In the 1970 season Holder took 55 wickets at 23.27 runs. His best bowling figures were 6 for 49 and 7 for 79 against Gloucestershire County Cricket Club in 1972. In 1972 Holder also took a hat-trick against Kent County Cricket Club. His career average as a bowler saw him take 139 first class wickets at 24.56. Holder stood as umpire in eleven Test matches and nineteen One Day Internationals. Holder became a first class umpire in 1983 and was promoted to officiate his first test-match in 1988 Holder was appointed by the International Cricket Council as one of five worldwide regional umpires' performance managers and is responsible for monitoring and improving the performances of umpires in Europe, the Caribbean, America and Canada.

He co-authored the book You Are The Umpire with the illustrator Paul Trevillion.[2] The book was based on a comic strip that was included in the sports section of the British newspaper The Observer and bares similarities with You Are The Ref as both highlight unusual or difficult decisions that have to be made by sporting officials.

Holder is credited, along with Don Oslear, with the idea of a 'bowl-out' to decide a drawn match after the Tilcon Trophy final had been washed out by rain. The organisers had ordered them to think of another way of settling the match rather than the traditional and sometimes unpopular means of the toss of a coin. This idea was subsequently adopted into all England and Wales Cricket Board competitions.

In 2000 John was consultant on the film "The Laws of Cricket, 2000 Code" which was shot in Barbados. The film featured an interview with John and Sir Garfield Sobers, and was directed by award-winning British film director Marcus Dillistone.

Holder retired at the end of the 2009 season after 27 years as a first-class umpire


David John Brickett

Born December 9, 1950, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Major teams Eastern Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium


Syed Abid Ali (born September 9, 1941) is a former all-rounder Indian cricketer. He was a watchful lower order batsman, a medium pace bowler and a brilliant fielder.

Abid Ali attended the St. George's Grammar School and All Saints High School in Hyderabad. In 1956, he was picked to play for Hyderabad Schools by the selectors, who were impressed by his fielding. He scored 82 against Kerala and won the best fielder's prize. A few years later when State Bank of Hyderabad formed a cricket team, he was given a job there. He started off as a wicket keeper before becoming a bowler.

Abid made it to the Hyderabad junior side in 195859 and the state Ranji Trophy team in the next year.He hardly bowled in the first few years and did not score his first Ranji hundred till 1967. He was unexpectedly picked for the team to tour Australia and New Zealand that year.

He made it to the team for the first Test against Australia possibly in the place of the captain M. A. K. Pataudi who dropped out injured. Abid scored 33 in both innings and took 6 wickets for 55, the best by Indian on debut till then. Sent in to open the batting in the third Test, he hit 47. This was followed by innings of 81 and 78 in the final Test.

Abid was the non-striker when Sunil Gavaskar scored the winning runs against the West Indies in the Port of Spain Test of 1971. When West Indies tried to chase a difficult target in the final Test of the series, Abid bowled Rohan Kanhai and Garry Sobers in consecutive balls. A few months later, he hit the winning boundary when India defeated England by four wickets at the Oval.[1]

In the Manchester Test of the same series, he took the first four wickets for 19 runs before lunch on the first day to reduce England to 4 for 41.

He played nine more Test matches, and scored 70 runs against New Zealand in the 1975 World Cup. He continued to play first class cricket for four more years. Abid Ali scored more than 2000 runs and took over hundred wickets for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy. His highest individual score was 173 not out against Kerala in 1968-69 and his best bowling was 6 for 23 against Surrey at the Oval in 1974.


Alan Worsick

Born August 13, 1943, Rawtenstall, Lancashire

Major teams Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium


Graeme Thomson Ross

Born February 5, 1955, Geelong, Victoria

Major teams Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium


Franklyn DaCosta Stephenson, born at Saint James, Barbados on 8 April 1959, is a former cricketer who had a first-class career for teams in four continents. He was a hard-hitting middle-order batsman and a right-arm bowler who, at his peak, was genuinely fast; in addition, he developed a pioneering slower ball and was the first bowler to use it regularly in one-day cricket.

A true all-rounder, Stephenson came to prominence first playing for the West Indies Young Cricketers team that toured England in 1978. Then, in less than eight months from the end of October 1981, he made his first-class debut, first in Australia, playing for Tasmania, then for his native Barbados, and finally for Gloucestershire in England.

But the debut that was to a large extent to define Stephenson's career was his one the following winter, 198283, on a fourth continent. He joined the rebel West Indies XI, led by Lawrence Rowe and Alvin Kallicharran, that toured South Africa, and played in so-called "Test" matches and "One Day Internationals" against the South African national cricket team that had been barred from world cricket because of apartheid. The rebel West Indian cricketers were themselves then barred from all levels of West Indies cricket for life, until the ban was lifted in 1992, and Stephenson never played true Test cricket. He is widely regarded as the greatest cricketer never to have played for the West Indies.

In fact, unlike most of the West Indian rebels, Stephenson did return to cricket in the West Indies, playing for Barbados in the 1989-90 Red Stripe Cup series. But most of his career was spent playing for English county teams and for Free State in South Africa.

Stephenson's first season for Nottinghamshire in 1988 was sensational. Since the reduction in English first-class games in 1969, only one player, the New Zealander Richard Hadlee, had achieved the all-rounder's "double" of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets. Stephenson in 1988 became the second and, so far, the last to achieve this feat, making 1018 runs and taking 125 wickets. He was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1989 for this achievement, and was also the Cricket Society's leading all-rounder. Stephenson's feat was all the more remarkable in that he bought up the run-scoring part of the double by scoring centuries in each innings of Nott's final match of the season against Yorkshire - and also took 11 wickets in the game. Despite this truly outstanding all round performance, Notts lost the match by 127 runs.

Without quite achieving those heights again, Stephenson was an effective all-rounder for three further seasons for Nottinghamshire, before he transferred in 1992 to Sussex, where he had four further productive seasons. In 1994, he again took the leading all-rounder award with more than 750 runs and 67 wickets.

Stephenson retired from English county cricket after 1995, and from South African domestic cricket after the 1996-97 season.

In addition to his cricketing career, Stephenson, a keen golfer, is also credited with one of only two birdies on the Extreme 19th in South Africa


Kevin Malcolm Curran (born 7 September 1959 in Rusape) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played in both the 1983 Cricket World Cup and 1987 Cricket World Cup. He was also Zimbabwean cricket coach from August 2005 to September 2007 and is currently head of the Zimbabwe Cricket Academy.

A genuine allrounder, Curran was a right arm medium-fast bowler and right-handed middle order batsman. He was a regular in English county cricket during the 1980s and passed 1000 runs in a season five times.


Kamal Singh

Born:3 April 1955Albion, Berbice, Guyana

Batting:Right-hand batsman

Bowling:Right-arm medium pace

Major teams:Guyana, Berbice


Tyrone Anthony Merrick

Born June 10, 1963, St John's, Antigua

Current age 48 years 111 days

Major teams Kent, Leeward Islands, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium



 Peter Denis King

Born May 24, 1959, Melbourne, Victoria

Current age 52 years 128 days

Major teams Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium



 David Norman

Born November 7, 1964, Cape Town, Cape Province

Current age 46 years 326 days

Major teams Natal, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium


Colin Reid Miller (born 6 February 1964, Footscray, Victoria) is a former Australian cricketer. Known for his ever-changing hair colour; he famously bowled with blue hair in a test match against the West Indies in 2001. His hair apparently made West Indies captain Courtney Walsh laugh.

Miller was initially a right-arm fast-medium bowler, but changed to right-arm offbreak spin after an ankle injury. He mixed both styles with considerable success, and was a surprise addition to the Australian Test team at the age of 34, being able to act both as the second spin bowler and the third pace bowler. He went on to play 18 tests, primarily for his off spin bowling on spin-friendly wickets, and took 69 wickets at the average of 26.15. He won the award for the Australian Test Player of the Year in 2001.

He retired from first-class cricket in 2002.

Colin played for Rawtenstall Cricket Club in the Lancashire League in 1990 and 1991. He finished 1990 with 1078 runs and 100 wickets and 1991 with 780 runs and 108 wickets.

Colin coached the Katandra Cricket Club in the Shepparton Cricket Association in 2004/05. He played in at least 3 A Grade games for the club in this time.


Michael Gwyl Bevan (born 8 May 1970, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory) is a former Australian left-handed cricket batsman and a slow left arm chinaman bowler. He played 232 ODI matches for Australia, and was a part of the 1999 and 2003 teams that won the World Cup. He was known as a "finisher" for Australia, particularly in ODIs, often leading the the team to victory in the company of tail-enders.

He holds the world record One Day International batting average for retired players of 53.58. In List A cricket as a whole, Bevan has an average of over 58, the highest of any player to have scored 10,000 runs in List A games (second is Dean Jones, on 46.93). Although Bevan played most of his domestic career for the New South Wales Blues, he moved to the Tasmanian Tigers for the 200405 season, where he continued his successes up until his retirement in January 2007. He has also played for South Australia and in England for Yorkshire,[1] Leicestershire and Sussex.


Ross Edward Veenstra

Born April 22, 1972, Estcourt, Natal

Current age 39 years 160 days

Major teams Eastern Province, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium


Guy James Whittall (born 5 September 1972 in Chipinge, Manicaland) is a former Zimbabwean cricketer who played 46 Tests and 147 ODIs and captained Zimbabwe in four One Day Internationals. An all-rounder, he was a right-handed aggressive middle-order batsman and an effective right arm medium pace bowler.

Whittall was selected for the national schools side aged 16. With them he toured New Zealand and England in 1989 and 1990 respectivally. The side was coached by former international David Houghton and they were unbeaten in both tours. His first Logan Cup century came for Zimbabwe Schools against the Harare Central team although the tournament didn't have first class status at the time. His first-class debut came at the age of 18, playing for Young Zimbabwe. He first played for Zimbabwe against Worcestershire, opening the batting. With a handful of games for Zimbabwe against touring County sides under his belt he was selected for the Zimbabwean team to tour England in the 1993 season. Although he would not get a game in England, he received another chance to make his Test debut when he was included in the side for the tour to Pakistan.

Whittall made his Test debut on the 1 December 1993 against Pakistan in the Defence Housing Authority Stadium. Zimbabwe would go on to lose the game by 131 runs and Whittall contributed an innings of 33 and the wicket of Basit Ali. He would not have to wait long to make his mark, with his maiden Test century coming in just his 6th Test. At Harare Sports Club in February 1995, Whittall scored an unbeaten 113 to help his side to a historic first-ever Test victory, against the Pakistanis. Two years later he wrote his name into the record books with an unbeaten 203 at Queens Sports Club against New Zealand. Whittall was well short of his double ton when the number 11 Everton Matambanadzo came to bat. The New Zealanders did their bit to help, giving field placings designed to give easy singles thus giving Matambanadzo the strike. The milestone eventually came with a boundary through the slips.

Against the same opponents in September 2002, Whittall fell just short of registering another double hundred. He finished unbeaten on 188 in controversial circumstances. Whittall was impeded by Dion Nash as he attempted a second and this resulted in the last batsman Pommie Mbangwa being run out.

Although he never took a 5 wicket haul, Whittall took over 50 Test wickets for Zimbabwe. His career best was 4/18 against England.

His ODI career included three World Cups, and he did particularly well in 1999 as Zimbabwe made the final 6.

In March 2003, Whittall announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in order to concentrate on his family's game-ranch business. He is also a professional hunter in Zimbabwe.


Ian Stephen Louis Hewett

Born January 24, 1976, East Melbourne, Victoria

Major teams Victoria

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium


Keith Lloyd Thomas Arthurton (born February 21, 1965 in Nevis) was a West Indian cricketer. Having become only the third player to hail from Nevis, the left-arm unorthodox bowler played in 33 Tests between July 1988 and August 1995 and continued playing in one day matches until May 1999. However, he never recovered from the 1996 World Cup, in which he scored two runs in five innings. Despite a strike rate of just 67, Arthurton was a good striker of the ball, favouring the leg side.

He was also a good bowler. He took three 4-wicket hauls in the shorter version of the game with a best of 4/31. Arthurton was also an excellent fielder. His best moments were reserved for the subcontinent, as he got scores of 84, 63 and 44 off 30 balls in consecutive matches against Pakistan. In a match against India where the next highest score for West Indies was 16, Arthurton got 59 off 83. His best against them was 76 not out followed by 59 then 58 not out. This preceded 41 and 72 against them. Sri Lanka felt his presence as he got scores of 72 not out and then consecutive scores of 37 not out off just 31 balls with two sixes and a four and then 50 not out off 60 and then a 17 ball 24 not out. He rarely succeeded against England, though he had few memorable knocks against New Zealand and South Africa.

In Tests he got two hundreds and eight fifties. He had a best of 157 not out against Australia, a knock with 16 fours and a six.


Lloyd Douglas Ferreira (born 6 May 1974) is a former South African cricketer. Ferreira was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium pace bowler.

Ferreira made his first-class debut for Boland in the 1993/94 season against the touring Australians.Ferreira would go on to represent the team 25 times in first-class matches from 1993/94 to 1996/97, where he would score 958 runs at a batting average of 19.55, with 26 half centuries and a single century high score of 127.

Ferreira made his List-A debut for Boland against Orange Free State in the 1994/95 Benson and Hedges Series. During his time with Boland, he represented the team in 35 List-A matches from 1994/95 to 1996/97, where he scored 1,141 runs at an average of 33.55. He made 2 centuries and 7 half centuries and made a high score of 125*

With the departure of West Indian Desmond Haynes, the call-up of Gary Kirsten to the South African team and the inevitable call-up of Herschelle Gibbs, Western Province were in need of a new opening batsman. Ferreira was signed by the province for the 1997/98 season, where he made his first-class debut for the province against Free State. During his time with Western Province, Ferreira played 4 first-class matches for the Western Province B team. For the main team, he played 38 matches during which he scored 1,930 runs at an average of 32.16, with 5 centuries and 8 half centuries. He also made his highest first-class score for the province, 201 against North West in 2001. He played his final first-class match for the province against KwaZulu-Natal in the 2003/04 SuperSport Series.

Ferreira also played List-A cricket for Western Province, making his one-day debut against Griqualand West in the 1997/98 Standard Bank League. He played 45 one-day matches for the province, scoring 999 runs at an average of 24.97, with a 6 half centuries and a single century score of 134. His final one-day match for the province came against Easterns in the 2003/04 Standard Bank Cup.

In 1998 he represented Dorset in England, in the 1998 NatWest Trophy against Hampshire. Ferreira scored 7 runs, before being dismissed by Nixon McLean in what his only appearance for the English county In 1999, he played 4 matches for Rawtenstall Cricket Club in the Lancashire League.


Matthew Peter Mott (born 3 October 1973 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian first-class cricket coach and a former Australian first-class cricketer. He is the current coach of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Mott played for the Victorian Bushrangers and Queensland Bulls. He was part of the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide in 1995. A left-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut in 1994-95, playing for Queensland. He was in and out of the side but made a crucial 86 in Queensland's 1996-97 Sheffield Shield Final. He relocated to Victoria for the 1998-99 season and performed well, cementing his spot in the upper order. His first season included centuries against New South Wales and Western Australia. He made 841 first-class runs the following summer to help Victoria reach the final for the first time in nine years. A highlight of his career with Victoria was a 223 run opening partnership with Jason Arnberger He finished his 66 game career in 2004 with 3723 runs at 33.84 with 7 hundreds


Andrew James Hall (born 31 July 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa) is a South African cricketer and a former member of the South African cricket team (playing from 1999 until 2007). He is an all-rounder who bowls fast-medium pace, and has been used as both an opening batsman and in the lower order. Prior to making it on the South African first class cricket scene he played indoor cricket for South Africa. He broke through in 1995/96 and has played for Transvaal, Gauteng, and Easterns.

Hall was initially thought of solely as a limited overs cricket specialist and made his ODI debut against the West Indies at Durban in 1999. He was a regular in the ODI side until 2007, taking part in South Africa's 2003 Cricket World Cup squad and the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

He appeared in the Test side sporadically and made his debut in 2002 against Australia at Cape Town. Batting at number 8, he scored 70 but did not pick up any wickets in the match.

He retired from international cricket in September 2007 and went to play for the Hyderabad Heroes in the Indian Cricket League and was a part of the squad that won the second Edelweiss Challenge.


Michael John Smith

Born July 17, 1973, Rose Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Major teams South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium


Andrew Payne (born 20 October 1973) is an all-round cricketer (opening bowler and middle-order batsman) who was on the books of Lancashire as a teenager but was released without making a first-class appearance, despite playing for England under-19s. He was signed by Somerset, for whom he made regular senior appearances in two years on the county's books.

Upon release Payne returned to his native Lancashire to be a club professional. He played for Baxenden in 1995, and subsequently signed for Flowery Field Cricket Club in the Saddleworth League for four seasons, in which he scored over 4000 runs and took nearly 400 wickets.

After leaving Flowery Field he returned to his home club Rawtenstall where he has had great success


Allan Wise (born 24 February 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian cricketer playing first-class cricket with the Victorian Bushrangers.

Debuting in the 2003-04 season with Victoria, Wise had a solid start to his career and was initially the second choice left-arm paceman behind Matthew Inness. When Inness was dumped for the Pura Cup final that season and was subsequently not given selection for the following season, his defection to Western Australia saw Wise take over as the number one left-armer.

As of March 2006, Wise has played 24 first-class matches for an average of 26.98 with the ball, and also a List A average of 21.25. He has been among the most consistent bowlers in the Pura Cup for the 2005-06 season


Sanjay Bapusaheb Bangar  (born 11 October 1972, Bid, Maharashtra) is a retired Indian cricketer. He was an all-rounder and had represented India in Tests and One Day Internationals.

Bangar began his career playing in the youth teams of Maharashtra and Bombay, but at state level he made his name representing Railways who he has played for since the 199394 season. He often opens both the bowling and batting for Railways due to his lively medium pace bowling and sound defensive batting technique

In the 200001 season, Railways reached the final of the Ranji Trophy where they lost to Baroda. The following season, they went one better and defeated Baroda to win the competition. Bangar's performances had caught the eyes of the selectors and he was called up to the Indian squad for their matches against England in the 200102 season

In only his second Test, he scored 100 not out against Zimbabwe at Nagpur batting at number 7. In the 2002 tour of England, he was promoted to open the innings at Headingley after some poor performances by Wasim Jaffer. He responded with his most important innings for India and made a patient 68 on the first day in an invaluable partnership with Rahul Dravid in difficult swinging and seaming conditions. Later on in the same match he also chipped in with two important wickets to set up a rare innings victory for India away from home.

Bangar was named as part of India's squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup, but his performances for India began to tail off. He has not played international cricket since January 2004 as the selectors decided to concentrate on younger talents.

He later became the captain of Railways and led them to another Ranji Trophy victory in 200405. He represented Deccan Chargers in the IPL first season. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2009 IPL. Currently he is the batting coach for Kochi Tuskers Kerala


Nathan Leslie McCullum (born 1 September 1980 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand international cricketer. He is also a member of the Otago Volts, competing in the State Championship, State Shield and State Twenty20 competitions. He has also represented New Zealand in Twenty20 Internationals and One Day Internationals.

McCullum is a right hand lower-order batsman and right arm off-break bowler. He is the son of former Otago representative Stu McCullum and the older brother of current Otago and New Zealand international Brendon McCullum.

He made his first class debut for Otago in the 19992000 season. His first List A match came in the 200001 season and his first Twenty20 domestic match was against Canterbury at Christchurch on 13 January 2006. Later that year, McCullum was selected as part of the 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy alongside fellow Otago team-mates Warren McSkimming and Bradley Scott but ultimately missed out on the final squad. He made his Twenty20 International debut for New Zealand against South Africa on 19 September 2007 at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. His highest score of 10 not out came against Australia on 15 February 2009.

He made his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka on 8 September 2009 at Colombo.


Nathan McCullum is also more than proficient as a soccer player. Prior to concentrating on his cricketing career, he played as a striker for Caversham AFC, winning the team's golden boot award in 1999 by scoring 19 goals in the FootballSouth Premier League. He scored two goals for the club in the 2003 New Zealand National Soccer League, at that time New Zealand's premier club league competition. He left the club in 2004, playing briefly with Mosgiel before turning his sporting attention completely to cricket


Naved Arif Gondal (born 2 December 1981 in Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan) is a Pakistani cricketer. Arif is a left-handed batsman who bowls left-arm medium-fast. He currently plays for Sussex in English county cricket.

Gujranwala Cricket Association

Naved Arif began his career at the Gujranwala Cricket Association in Pakistan. He made his first class debut on 26 January 2002 against Hyderabad Cricket Association in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy  He took 5-28 in his first innings. In his first season he finished as the 4th highest wicket taker in his team despite only playing 3 matches. He took 19 wickets at an average of 16.05 and with an economy of 2.64.[2] Naved Arif made his list A debut on 28 February 2003 in the NBP Patrons Cup against Sargodha Cricket Association. He took 1-71 in his 10 overs and scored 49 runs from 37 balls.  In his second season of first class cricket at Gujranwala, Naved Arif took 18 wickets in 4 matches at an average of 20.11.

Sialkot Cricket Association

In the 2008/09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Naved Arif represented the Sialkot Cricket Association and played a key part of the victorious Trophy winning team, playing 11 matches and taking 62 wickets at an average of 22.38. In the final he took 6-58 in the second innings to help set up a target of 158 runs for Sialkot to win the trophy which they achieved for the loss of 6 wickets. His six wicket haul in the final made him the leading wicket taker in the 2008/09 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy by a single wicket. In the 2009/10 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Naved Arif achieved his career best figures of 7-66. He also took 3 wickets in the second innings to achieve his first ever 10 wicket haul in a match with overall figures of 10-96.

Rawtenstall Cricket Club

Naved Arif signed for Rawtenstall Cricket Club in the Lancashire League during the 2010 season. Arif was largely described as a big success despite taking time to come to terms with English conditions. Arif took 64 wickets during the season with an average of 18.00 and a best of 8-35 against Lowerhouse Cricket Club. He was also a useful run scorer for the club. He scored 769 runs at 40.5 with 5 half centuries. It was at Rawtenstall CC that Arif was given his nickname 'Barry' (as in the Great Barry Arif) a nickname that was adopted by his next club, Sussex CCC.

Sussex County Cricket Club

In February 2011, Sussex County Cricket Club announced that they had signed Naved Arif for the 2011 season. They stated that he would qualify to play as a non-overseas player due to his Danish-born wife. Mark Robinson, the Sussex coach, said that, "Naved is a late developer, and with his background in Pakistan he's had to do it the tough way." He added, "His record out there on unhelpful wickets is outstanding and he's got the potential to change games". Naved Arif made his debut for Sussex in the County Championship match against Lancashire at Liverpool. Arif managed only 1 wicket in the match as Lancashire beat Sussex comfortably. He achieved cult hero status in his home debut at Hove. Once again, Sussex were facing almost certain defeat against Lancashire when Arif put on 90 runs with Monty Panesar for the 10th wicket to save the match. He also achieved his highest score in first class cricket as he converted his first ever half century into an unbeaten century


Muthuthantrige Nilantha Rohana Cooray

Born:20 November 1978Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Batting:Right-hand batsman Bowling :Leg-breakMajor teams: Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Moors Sports Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Panadura Sports Club


Jandre Coetzee

Full name Jandre Coetzee  Born January 15, 1984, Springbok Age 27 years Major teams Eagles, Griqualand West

Batting style Left-hand bat  Bowling style Left-arm medium

Jandre Coetzee is a left-arm medium-pace bowler, who is also a handy lower-order batsman. He has been a standout performer for Griqualand West in the three-day provincial tournament since 2004-05, steering them to titles in that season and in 2007-08. He has captured at least 25 wickets in the tournament for four straight seasons since his debut. Despite that, a permanent place in the Eagles starting XI has proved elusive. Coetzee has had limited opportunities in the game's shortest format, but proved vital to Eagles' qualification to the inaugural Champions League Twenty20. In his first game of the 2009 Pro20 Series, the deciding leg of the semi-final against Warriors, he sent down a nerveless Superover to secure Eagles a finals berth and passage to India

previous clubs include Sudbury (two counties) 2009 Walsden (CLL)2006


Brett Pelser

Full name: Brett Jonathan Pelser
Born: 23rd April 1985, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium pace

The 27 year-old all rounder had re-signed for Northern Premier League side Leyland but due to the club's financial situation both parties agreed to terminate the contract to return in 2013.

Pelser, who averages over 50 in First-class cricket, had three successful seasons at Leyland hitting 2925 runs at 39 with three centuries and seventeen half centuries. His medium paced bowling also picked up 160 wickets at 15.2. During his spell at the club he helped Leyland to the title in 2010 and he broke the club's batting record by hitting 1008 runs in 2011. He shared in a club record 2nd wicket stand of 233 with Luis Reece against St Annes in 2012.