Pinner Cricket Club Saturday Pinner 3rd XI squad

The third Pinner Saturday team playing friendly cricket when availability is good.
Saturday Pinner 3rd XI

Captain : Dan Downer

LHB, RM. Irish Dan joined in 2015 from the northern part of the Emerald Isle. A steady medium pacer with an improving batting style currently more aligned to Hurling. Enjoys a beer and a conversation but some at the club still feel the need for an interpreter!
Rob Bonneywell
RHB LS. Originally joined in 2007 played a few games then disappeared for a few years only to re-emerge in 2011. Current 2's Skipper and the money man. Waiting for some dry weather so that we can fully appreciate his leg spin in all its glory. Useful lower order bat too
Kieran Carter
RHB WK. Son of Alan, and keen to follow in his footsteps.  Arguments over who is the best cricketer in the Carter household could develop over the coming years.  First Pinner colt to score a ton in a colts match!
Akhil Dabasia
LHB LM. Akhil has come through the colts to play numerous games for the adults in 2017.  A classy left handed bat with a unique left arm bowling action, he should be around for years to come. 
Rob Harrison
RHB RM. Bob is a well scheduled, technically sound batter whos recent performances understate his quality. Another long serving member and ex 1st captain, consistently under used with the ball. Is well know for the phrase "well left" generally as he walks back the pavillion, out bowled.
John Hoh
RHB, RM. John came through the colts and made his senior team debut in 2015. Younger brother of Felix, he is a promising fast bowler and useful bat, destroying colts sides and looking to make a name for himself in the league.
Saif Khan
RHB OS. Brother of Asif, needs to learn how to run between the wickets. Productive bat, floating between the 1s and 2s, don't ask him about his 5fer!!!
Nick Lawrence
RHB RM. Nick was a colt who left us to play u17 cricket at Eastcote before rejoining in 2015. A tall, nippy bowler who can make the ball talk and a useful uncomplicated batsman, he could be around for years to come.  Made a breakthrough into the league first team in 2017 and hasn't looked back!  
Tino Mahendram
RHB.  Tino joined us in 2016 because we have a 'good bar and I like a drink!' When in poor form he's pleased to turn up just for the teas! Can destroy bowling attacks with unconvential batting and will only improve with time.  One of the few batsmen that know he can't bowl.
Murali Neelakandan
RHB, OS. Murali was an u15 coach who got bitten with the cricket bug and started turning out for the adults in 2015, along with his son. Skippered the first 3rd team game for years to a victory.
Tallen Neelakandan
RHB, RHM. Tallen came through the colts to play his first adult match in 2015. His medium pace will develop over the next couple of years and be a handful for all batsmen. Cemented his place in the 2nd team when available, and sure to be a 1st team regular in years to come.
Maison Noel
RHB, RF. One of the first colts through the ranks, now back after a few years out, looking forward to seeing him use his height and pace going forward! Also known as 'Dave'.
Shane O'Sullivan
RHB RM. Like his brother, he has come through the colts and on the verge of a leahue debut in 2017.  Will tell anyone who is willing to listen who he thinks is the smarter and best cricketer in the O'Sullivan household. 
Phil Page
RHB RM. Good consistent bowler but also one of the oldest cricketers in the world, joint i think with Catters. His batting is very much playing by numbers and you also hope a catch never goes in his direction. Was born in the era before three stumps and claims to have bowled out WG Grace! A very nice guy and Arsenal fan to.
Simon Pilsbury
RHB RM. Solid team player who would run up mountains for the team, and often does in his warm up.  Transformed himself into an opening bat in 2017, more in the Boycott mould rather than Hales! Doesn't appreciate being called 'Steve'.
Leeroy Rogers
RHB OS. Leeroy transferred from GWR in 2011... heard he cost a bag of crisps and a mars... thats GWR paying us of course. Has been a perfect fit into Pinner, likes a drink and finds interesting ways of getting out. Now finding his way as a 12th man/umpire in the twos!
Shaji Thomas
RHB RM. Joined with the influx of new players in 2016 after playing in the US. A regular Sunday player.  Recently given the honour of a club nickname - 'Onion'.
Performance history