Liphook & Ripsley Cricket Club 2nd XI squad

On the back of promotion from Hampshire County Div 3 with a new captain and youthful side although a few wise heads thrown in the 2nd XI will be looking for successive promotions for the 2013 season and continue to play attractive cricket. 
2nd XI

Captain : Dave Oliver

Dave has come up through the ranks of the youth system at liphook and ripsley and is a true team man having played for the 1st team, 2s and 3s whenever called upon. He is a good batsman/keeper his only fault being he cant hit it off the square. Hopefully he has spent his year wisely at UNI by going to the gym and bulking up so he can pick up his 4lb bat. Dave has also made the mid wicket / 'renualt sign' his own when playing up at ripsley park.

Dolly has been likened to such greats as Rahul Dravid, earning him the nickname "The Fence". This year he has become 2nd XI captain due to JJ losing his marbles and eternal munking. 

Vice Captain : Steve Barrett

Steve has been at Liphook for a number of years, although never making his 1st team debut has proved to be a bowler with serious amounts of talent taking over 945 wickets in various leagues (sad he counts) and tries to claim a higher place in the batting order. Only thing lacking is commitment and a real girlfriend. 

On the social front, Barrett promises a lot and delivers very little. We look forward to him edging out of his shell in the future. 
Ben Cronshaw
Although Ben only made a few appearances last season for Liphook, he has shown control especially at Ropley turning the game on its head.
Dave Elliott
One of the few old heads in the team, Klutz's bowling influence has been deadly for years as this comes from a backlog of experience and playing in higher leagues and around the world. Also known for his coaching to opposition batsmen when bowling at them 'Dont go back to klutzy'

Klutz is an iconic figure of L&R CC and spends a suspicious amount of time in the shower.
Aidan Grimes
Cricket mad 14 year old
Dylan Grimes
All rounder if you ask dad.
Dylan says batsman!
Elliott Hawkins
Elliott has been a product of the Liphook youth along with a number of players, often taking the new ball and taking advantage of the swinging and nibbling ball to unsettle a number of quality batsmen. Not only opening the bowling Elliott has been used in one over spelling and coming back on at a later time in the game to clear up... as steep found out when he came back to take a triple wicket maiden last over of the game. Handy off spinners too, almost Crawford like. Let hope Elliott can carry on producing and maybe we will see that fines money one day soon...?
Joe Hughes-Stanton
Joe is a very good young talent come through the junior section of Liphook and Ripsley. Whenever Joe has been called upon he has performed with 100% commitment, with superman dives across the boundary becoming a trademark of his.
Tom Hughes-Stanton

Tom 'THS' Hughes-Stanton

Tommy, where do we start with THS... A true legend around his home turf of Petersfield, often defusing fights, always there to lend a helping hand to a stranger and be the hero.

His time at Liphook has been quite some career, playing through all ages groups as the star of the show and representing Hampshire U8's. Going through the ranks upto the first team and now playing a mixture of first and second team cricket, putting stunning performances with the bat including his maiden ton against local rival Steep celebrating by saluting his auntie/mum/some member of family. Lets see if Tommy can continue to support his club with some cracking knocks and maybe find some of his own kit for once. 

Jonathan James
JJ's first season as captain went very well with the 2nd XI only just missing out on back to back promotions. JJ hits the ball as hard as anyone and when he gets his eye in he can be very dangerous taking the game away from the opposition. Lets hope for more of the same next year from this young captain
Luke Lee-Nutbrown
Yoshi was another new player for the 2011 season, his attutide to playing is second to none, with his unorthadox batting technique coming handy when the team seemed to be dead and burried especially at home against winterslow. You can be assured that whenever you want to know how the first team are getting on yoshi will be the man to tell you. He also loves to order a team curry.

Controversial: Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais usually makes digs at A-list stars 

William Maisey
Billy is a relatively unknown quantity within the club after transferring from lower league obscurity. Thus far he has kept his cards close to his chest but one thing that is known is his bordering homosexual interest in the weather. He, despite his brief stay, has been subject to a "weather chat' ban on several occasions. Although there is hope for him when the season starts and he is weened off such boring subjects.

He is an unknown quantity socially and many ponder his impact on the club this year.

On the field he seems to want to cut everything over the slips which seems astray from both his heritage and understanding of English pitches. He pretends he can bowl but his glass leg has prevented any of this coming to fruition. 

Despite all this, there is an air of optimism surrounding the arrival of another local lad into the fray. 
Charlie Moulton
Charlie, a newcomer to Liphook and proved to be a good choice by the young man. Having played only a few games for the 2nds and a couple of sunday games has looked promising and controlled with the bat. However, his throwing is fairly suspect and we are thinking he may have had his arms swapped with his sisters...? Always send someone half way for Alice. 

Questionable lid. Enough said. 
Richard Strong
Richard has been called the Usain Bolt of the team, raw pace across the outfield and between the wickets. Strongy has provided some much need support with the bat in the season especially at Longparish clearing the ropes which gave most of the team a shock. 
Graham Tyler
This could be a long one for Borris, having played Gold League standard for a number of years alongside some very talented players. His experience has proved to priceless throughout the season, scoring constantly and and also chipping in with the ball when turned to by the skipper... Maybe this year he'll splash out n by a decent bat to help clear those ropes and beat the infield, although his 3rd man spot has been made his very own... 
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