Meet the Team
Scotland’s least qualified Italian cricketer and a popular – if reluctant – squad member who made two inglorious fine-leg appearances for the club.
Top barbecue chef and one of the players from the inaugural BBC Cricket Cup matches in 2005 & 2006. Made a return on tour in 2010 and again during pre-season in 2011 with brother, Fraser, against West of Scotland.
If you take off Peter Mellis's head in your first nets session, you're bound to make friends quickly. The softly-spoken Kamran eased his way into the team over the second half of the 2011 season, surviving the trauma of his last over at Queen's Park and blowing the lid off Weirs Super Sixes along the way.
- 2011: Best Newcomer
Paul saw the best and the worst of Scottish club cricket during his cameo in 2008 at Inverclyde. Having been press-ganged into playing, during a meeting at the BBC, Paul turned on the style in a classy partnership with Tony Followell, only to see a lightning storm and lashing rain curtail his innings. Typical.
Despite leaving at the end of 2009, Yorkshireman, Tony Followell, remained the club’s leading wicket-taker until midway through the 2011 season. Liked to open with a ridiculous wide, before settling into a clockwork rhythm and was Bowler of the Season in 2008 & 2009.
- 2008: Best Newcomer
- 2009: Bowler of the Season
BBC Scotland's flame-haired wildcard who could be simultaneously the club's best and worst bowler. Always capable of taking a wicket, but at what cost? Goodlad's tactics often drove the opposition to distraction, but the same proved true of his teammates when he sensationally quit in 2010. The door, however, is always open…
A mercurial player who bowled well in the BBC Cricket Cup, 2005, but then drifted in and out of the squad over a few seasons.
After clearing out a cricketing goods store with his credit card in 2010, we had high hopes for one of the faces of BBC News. Jackie and Sally clearly didn’t keep up their end of the bargain, however, and some unkind shifts in 2011 meant we didn't see the best of Hendo.
Twice a tourist to Caversham, Tom Cara’s boyhood friend, was famed for buying £500 worth of cricket kit for a tour to Ireland and returning with only a duck to his name. Managed to reduce the cost per run with some fine knocks with the BBC cricketers.
BBC Scotland’s erstwhile captain and one of the founders of the Club, Jim can now be found turning over his arm down Leith Walk. Another to leave in controversial circumstances, it can surely only be a matter of time before he comes knocking for a challenge against his new team.
When available, approaches training with enthusiasm; an outstanding fielder; and enjoyed a spritely knock in 2009 vs. Clyde. Is also a stalwart of the team’s seven-a-side football team.
Steven spent 2010 in Australia, fine-tuning his batting in the hope of a headline-grabbing return…although we didn’t notice any discernible results.
Another early supporter, but became collateral damage after the fledgling club’s defeat in 2007 at the hands of Clydesdale’s Under-16s. It was clearly all too much for him, as – despite investing in a new bat – Brendan has rarely since been seen in these parts.
Formerly in the parish of Uddingston CC, Jimmy, lived and worked all over the world before returning to Glasgow after hearing about us.
Jimmy swashed buckles with his bat for a while in 2011 and bore a striking resemblance to Tuffers – with a ball, pint and fag precariously balanced in one hand.
One beautiful drive back down the ground for 4 is all we have to remember Jim, who was a member for ages, without actually playing.
Destined at one point never to score past the twenties, this talented former broadcaster, upped his game towards the end of 2009 and holds the club record for the number of sixes scored. A danger man with the ball…to his own team.
Fondly remembered for never being personally responsible for the loss of his own wicket, Nick has gone on to pastures new with the Scottish Rugby Union.
Player of the season in 2008 and bowler of the season in 2010, tells you that Toby was one of the first names on the teamsheet.
Lightning quick around the field, a most economical bowler, and a consistent scorer with the bat, the club misses his on-field presence in every aspect of the game.
- 2008: Player of the Season
- 2010: Bowler of the Season
Matt made quite an entrance at a six-a-side tournament in 2010. He did what is expected of all BBC cricketers: injured himself in the warm-up and then took a wicket with a rank full toss.
His first full season saw some fantastic runs-scoring, great economy with the ball, and more unsuccessful appeals than anyone in the league. Would be welcomed back by all…
- 2011: Players’ Player of the Season
A Yorkshire lad with cricket in his blood, who was a mainstay of the Club. The diminutive Wells was a lightning-quick fielder with great hands. A Sheffield United fan and keen cyclist, he turned his hand to steady line and length bowling that often took wickets.
Phil, however, will always be remembered for THAT over away to Clyde in 2009 when Mike Bradley hit 32, after being dropped on the first ball of the over. Now working dahn saaf.