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

Captain : Steve Smith

Unfit, drinks too much but somehow takes wickets.
Geoffrey Barker

I played for Old Actonians from 1979 to 1989, representing the club in 482 matches, scoring 9,000 runs and taking 350 wickets.  Moved to Leeds in 1990 and have played for Farsley CC (Bradford League) and various clubs in the Airedale and Wharfedale League.  Currently playing for Menston CC, the Yorkshire Gentlemen and the Forty Club. I maintain a strong interest in Actonians CC by being a Vice President of the club and I play each year in Cricket Week.  Overseas tours: Australia and Hong Kong (2010); Sri Lanka (2018); Dubai (2019).  Career runs: 47,500; wickets 1400.  Experienced cricket coach, including with the London County Cricket Association (LCCA), Headingley and England Under 21 Women's squad. 

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!
Luke D'Mello
New 2020
Vithushan Ehantharajah
When we're facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking...
Michael Fullwood
Introduced to the club by Nathan Gee
Nathan Gee
best cricketer in the world EVER
Mrinal Madina
Ageing all-rounder who bats a bit, bowls a bit and talks a good game off the pitch. The part timer’s part timer. Much more of a golfer these days. Enjoys a corporate do and lunch!
Raza Mahmood
Roger Masterton
Batter, Bowler and Wicket keeper - well tries to be.

Lower grades
Hitesh Patel
'A basic requirement of the great game is the ability to field' - Jonty Rhodes 2004. Guess this would mean I can do a better job of saving runs rather than scoring them other words I run around in the field and try to hold a bat the right way up (definitely not a bowler)!
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
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.
Performance history