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Who are The Journeymen?

Nigel Bloch, captain, opening batsman and incorrigible accumulator of statistics and averages (his own), scored 999 runs in the 1996 season (run out going for his thousandth run). Remains the club’s leading run scorer. 

Guy Carnegie, web designer extraordinaire (this very web site, for example), fast medium bowler and top class bat.

Andrew Chalke, leg spin bowler whose well disguised googly has deceived many a top class batsman, occasional opening batsman and brother of

Stephen Chalke, Club founder, right arm swing bowler, specialist indoor cricket batsman (particularly the nudge down to third man with open faced bat).  Award-winning cricket author and publisher. (

Michael Croton, left hand batsman who brings a Gower-like quality to the team’s batting but never makes the mistake of nibbling at balls outside the off stump. 

Malcolm Dixon, fast bowler and left and right-hand bat, which he switches mid-innings to confuse the bowlers and, sometimes, the umpires.

Anthony Douglas, vice-captain and former captain, opening bowler of diminishing pace as the years take their toll but who can still put the ball on the spot from his first delivery and move it both ways off the pitch.

John Goodrich, one-time leading batsman of the Journeymen but who, after a gap of 20 years  took up playing squash again and now plays for the England Over 55 team.  Still makes a hundred whenever he turns out.

Marlon Hayes, mainstay of the team, scorer of the fastest fifty and the fastest hundred, best bowler, best fielder and the best team member you could hope to have. 

Pete Jarman, offspin bowler and unruffable blocker, especially in tight last over situations where there is only wicket to fall.  Chelsea supporter.  And did we mention that he was actually there in the 1966 World Cup Final?

Humphrey Keenlyside, top order batsman, likes to swing the bat freely in the style of a 7-iron high pitch to the green and sometimes forgets that he is actually playing cricket. 

Chris Kiernan, middle order hard-hitting left-handed batsman, first Journeymen to score a century (in 1989), Club stalwart and chief motivator in the field. If we did not have Chris, we would be nothing.

Howard Morland, opening bowler, model Journeymen tourist and someone whom we wish we had come across sooner.

Simon Redfern has worked hard to eliminate the stutter in his run-up, and relishes in his status as the most easy going Journeymen who will do anything that the captain asks of him without any complaint ever.

Charlie Rice, occasional player and one-time stalwart whose tight hamstrings have let him down while chasing balls to the boundary all too often.  Tireless supporter of the Club who has introduced several new players.

Dave Yorath, wicket keeper, and possessor of more bandages, straps and supports than any other cricketer on the club circuit.