Actonians Cricket Club

Actonians Cricket Club 2nd XI squad

A Drinking Team with a Cricket Problem!!!

2nd XI 2nd XI

Captain : Richard Parker


Vice Captain : Richard Thompson

Jordan Croft

Known as JD


Dave Gorvin

Left arm medium pacer, who knows how to hold a bat but cant always get the ball off the square...


Finally committed to Actonians having made my debut back in 2015. 


Manage one of the football sides at Actonians, so I spend too much time (and money) at HQ! 


Most notable contribution to the club is bringing Mike Lever along to W5! 

Nathan Mehaffy
Bowling all-rounder hailing from the mean streets of Warkworth, New Zealand. Have had a few seasons with Old Actonians now (some better than others). Always keen for a beer and a yarn...

Favourite New Zealand joke:

How does a Kiwi find a sheep in the long grass?

Very nice, thank you! 
Jinesh Patel
Bat: Right Hand
Bowl: Leg spin liquorice all sorts
Favourite shot: Cut shot and the occassional Sambuca
Cricketing hero: Adam Pearson closely followed by Adam Pearson
Favorite team mate: Tough question. I like everyone but Sandip Patel clinches it (he is my brother after all), closely followed by Vish (he speaks decent English)
Award I'd like to win: Best profile on the Old A's website
Changing room spot: Next to Craig Nel. Yes, it smells as bad as it sounds.
Role in the team: Entertain

Sandip Patel

Old A’s human bowling machine

Once bowled 30 overs on the bounce in the days of Clive Hillman

Former 2
nd captain. Now just happy to play where picked

Right hand bat- always looking for a promotion up the order

Tushar Pathak
Joined in 2014
Clifford Pile
Bowls a cunning off break that doesn’t turn and knows which end of the bat to hold when required, who has been know to hit it off the square once or twice in his career. He has captained the club in two different spells since joining the club in 1997 from local rivals Brentham. Is found by the bar every evening after the game mainly talking to the opposition because everyone else at the club has heard his stories. A qualified cricket coach who helps with the colts on Sunday mornings. A founding and fully paid up member of the Grumpy Old Men squad.
Asif Qamar
Started playing cricket in 1988 in Pakistan coming across the likes of Shahid Afridi, Moin Khan & Rashid Latif. Afridi remembers him fondly as he once hit Asif for 5 sixes in a row.

Played previously for Croydon and Perivale/Phoenicians Cricket clubs before joining Old Actonians in 2008.

Has a theory regarding cricket that is - to bowl, bat and field is not enough, you must have a cricket sense, you have to be mentally strong, must believe in yourself; yes, I can do it at any cost.
Shaiq Qamar
players player of the year 2013
Matt Robinson
Rugby, racing and beer (and cricket!!)

Sam Worrall
Ex Colt
Performance history