Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI squad

1st XI

Captain : Steve Ashman

Retired from bowling, wicket-keeping and throwing. Just bat a little bit occasionally.
If anyone finds a shoulder at Waltham Cross Rosedale please return to me

Vice Captain : Matthew Billings

Owen Groves
All rounder who joined from Ware at the start of the 2016 season.  Made an immediate impact with 50* against Bishops Stortford for the 3rd XI.  Definite future 1st XI player.
Paul James
Paul "Two Darts" James is a old-fashioned swing bowler and when he gets right can be very difficult to face. It was these banana-balls which helped Paul win 2nd XI player of the year in 2005 and 2006. Reasonably quiet off the field, just goes about his business and is always around for a drink and chat. He won the 2010 Sawbridgeworth CC Premier Darts League, beating Danny "The Heir" Wilson 5-0 in the final.
William Jones

Joined the club from Ware at the start of the 2008 season.  Played two seasons for the 1st Team as a batsmen and occasional medium-pacer, before departing for Hong Kong.

Returned in July 2014 after nearly five years away, having changed to bowling leg-spin due to advancing years.

Spent a couple of seasons as 2nd Team skipper to nurture the development of those less than half his age.

Stepped in for a couple of years as Chairman from 2016-2018.

Now nuturing his fragile and agin body from season to season (and indeed game to game) to see how long it can continue to endure cricket.

Can always be relied upon to join in when there is a curry on offer.

Charlie Mann
A talented keeper/batsmen who has represented the club at all levels up to Saturday 1st. Broke into the first team last year and did not look back. Played some important innings in his time and hopes for more to come this season
Rob Sanders
Bob joined Sawbridgeworth from Hockeril CC in 2009 and made an instant impression. An aggresive middle order batsman who scored a magnificent hundred in the cup against Hornchurch in 2010. Bob bowls decent limes and lemons too!
Sam Timms
Joined from Hertford in 2013 in a bid to play senior cricket. Bowls right arm seam.
Richard M White

First XI scorer since 1984, becoming fixture secretary in 1990. Awarded life membership in 2004 and scored 1,500th 1st XI game in 2017. Best Sawbo game ever: Becker Transport Cup final win v Radlett, 31 August 2003.  Best cricket experience: Scoring two games on Test Match Special in 2002. 

Performance history