Blankney born and bred, local lad James took over the Sunday captaincy at the beginning of the 2009 season and promptly led Blankney to the worst in their clubs history! An all rounder with an aggressive batting nature and left arm opening bowler.
A stalwart of Blankney CC, who always gives 100%, whether it be behind the stumps, in the middle or to raise player morale in the field. Is suspect to wearing Teflon gloves now and again, but a reliable member of the club.
If you look up clubman in the dictionary the definition will read Dave Pearse! Now retired from playing cricket but the ground he prepares is one of the best kept in Lincolnshire.
Sir Ian Holvey is Mr Blankney Cricket Club, treasurer, secretary, bowler, money collector, tea organiser. There is nothing Ian doesn't do for the club, and is very much appreciated by all. A fashion icon his dress never fails to impress be it colourful footwear to very colourful shirts! Retired from playing cricket at end of 2012 but in his own words 'You never know'.
Phil is a fantastic cricketer, well known in the local circles as a top class batsman. He also contributes highly with the ball and in the field. The cracking of his back and other body parts during his pre match warm up exercises usually frighten the visiting spectators and players. Says he has played his last game but we will leave this up just in case.
One of the most talented batsmen at the club, confirmed by the 900+ runs scored during the 2009 season. Mr Dependable for the Saturday team at the top of the order. Seems to have settled at the club after playing for 34 other clubs in the county!
A new addition to the club in 2009, Terry comes from darn sowth, and has brought with him an aggressive batting style and accurate bowling. He is slightly injury prone, which is probably not helped by the captain bowling him 10 overs straight and then making him bat at 3. Made infrequent appearances in 2012 but hopefully we will see more of him in 2013.
James, even though he might not be blessed with the greatest amount of cricketing expertise, he is certainly a much valued team member, and never ever lets the club down. A great man to have in any team to lift players spirits, even if its done by trying to catch a ball in his mouth like at Boston in 2009. His aim for 2013 is to score a boundary, and being pushed up the order to a lofty number 10 might help him achieve this aim.
A quick opening bowler, Gaz joined the club in 2009 with some impressive net displays. He has improved every year since with good batting performances now making him worthy of the tag all rounder. Occasionally suffers from the morning after syndrome but who didn't at his age.
Bowling All Rounder
One of the newer members of the club, and has already staked his claim to be the best bowler with wickets for every team. Lightning quick both with the ball and in the field and a more than useful bat. His family sized kit bag is causing changing room extensions to be drawn up. Known for his liking of the Aspalls so cannot be a bad chap!
Classy batsman at the top of the order. Cost the club a new bat in 2011 with his maiden century for the club. Has gained the tag of hairiest man in club for some reason. Has taken over the captaincy of the sat team for the 2013 season.