Actonians Cricket Club

Actonians Cricket Club Club XI squad

Regular fixtures throughout the season;

8-9 Sunday friendlies home and away

4 matches during our annual cricket week in August (Treasury & Cabinet Office, Ian Holleyman XI, Ex Acts & Northfields)

Annual tour to Kent & Sussex in last week of June with our friends from the Thames Valley Gentleman CC

Bi-annual pre season tours overseas (Ireland 2014, Czech Republic 2016, Malta 2018)



Club XI Club XI

Captain : Matt Robinson

Rugby, racing and beer (and cricket!!)

Nicholas Clark
As I went to a very small school, I only really started playing cricket during my Ph.D..  As I was always 10 or 11 I was asked up umpire so I eventually decided to do it properly and took the training course etc.

I still like to play but broken shoulder hasn't helped my already poor skills!
Vithushan Ehantharajah
When we're facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking...
Chris Falconer
If it's in the's along the ground for me.
Michael Fullwood
Introduced to the club by Nathan Gee
Nathan Gee
best cricketer in the world EVER
Craig Nel
The "Sportsfan" who hails from South Africa and swears that he will take it global or die trying (and probably get loads of slaps along the way too).
Doesn't mind throwing himself around on the field and has been know to do that off the field too resulting in head injuries.
A member at Old Actonians since 1999 and a Redlands Tiger since 2012.
Vaughan Robertson
James Carr's Protégé  - I can hope. From Christchurch New Zealand.
Alistair Slaughter
Right hand middle order bat. Versatile occasional bowler. More than occasional wicket keeper. Now starting fourth season with the club and looking to keep improving.
Best personal moment: First ton (144 vs West Harrow)
Sporting Hero: Michael Vaughan
Richard Thistlethwaite

Joined in 2016

Oliver West
Proclaims to be "Old A's 'till he dies", although this assertion is dubious in the light of his cunning tactic of playing one game a season in the hope the selectors forget he's ageing and still see him as the bright young prospect he was when he captained the Under 11's and Under 15's to historic district cup victories in 1998 and 2002 respectively; thus they still stick him in the first team whenever he deigns to grace the shores of England. This is a strategy that has worked until now as his annual explosive fifty-ball 80 against balding 60-year old part-time pie-chuckers in cricket week seems to be sufficient to convince the cricketing intelligentsia of the club to overlook the fact that his beer belly is in danger of outdoing his uncle's. Is currently in Colombia selflessly aiding his beloved A's through the economic crisis by halving its tea bills. Considering whether the lack of London Pride in the Bogota CC pavillion is reason enough to pack in his ultimate life ambition of being a journalist reporting on second division Latin American football. Former known as a destructive right-handed number 6 batsman and intimidating first-change bowler. The comparisons with Andrew Flintoff don't stop there as during his sabbatical he has also had embarrassing drunken moments in the Caribbean. Have the pair ever been seen in the same room? Greatest cricketing moment: Creaming the promising young bowling quartet of Kevin Mahoney, Duncan Slaughter, Steve Greenwood and Steve Smith all around the ground for a maiden (and needless to say only) century.
Sam Worrall
Ex Colt
Performance history