Player Profiles

Andrew'Contro,Shaky,'Andrew Livermore', 'Liverspot', 'Livers','Osama-Bin-Bag'Livermore 49.
Stylish Right-hand Bat and seam/swing bowler
Returned to club in '99 after a 8 year gap and making up for lost time with stylish runs and swingy-wobbly-dibbly wickets.
Holds the 10-wckt partnership record 109n with Simon Haggis which may stand for a little while....
Had fun on the 2001 tour - except when he dived into a swimming pool only to see 80 float out of a pocket...
The player of the 2007 season. Winning the batting cup, All-Rounders Cup, He won Div3's batting trophy too.
He finished the Leagues second leading wicket taker too - and may have won that too had it not been that the last match of our season was scratched by the opposition with him needing just 2 wickets more.
His 5-5 in 2007 assisted in the record breaking rout of Hangleton.
His 7000+ Runs and near 400 wickets are more than solid efforts. Standing in 9th place in the run-scorers list and 15th in the bowlers list.
His 6 catches at gully (all off Baker) at Ifield remains a record to last.
His dad, Mike and sons, David and Steven, mean three generations of Livermore have played over the last 4 decades. His brother, Simon, returned in 2012 and won the 2nd XI bowler cup in 2013!
2015 Skippered for first part of 2015 season, only to give the role up - but continued to deliver with bat and ball. Scoring 7 rather than 11 in the last game of season saw him drop to 2nd place in batting cup! - with 307 runs at 22. Still one of the most fluent batsmen (even at 49 years old). Scored 90no at no.7 in 2014, records arent 100%, but unlikely that score has been bettered from that position. Only his son Steven bowled more overs. His 19 wickets cost over 30 each, but it was a struggle for all bowlers (apart from Radders!).
Will look to snare his 400th wicket in summer too and be 5th player to make the 4000/400 milestone.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's combined) -
Matches 471, 7,181 Runs @ 20.52, 4x100, 35x50, High 129, 396 Wickets @ 21.3, 10x5w, Best 7-46.
Awards - 1st XI Batman 2007, All-Rounder 2007, 2011, 2013 - Div3 Top Run-Scorer 2007, Young Player 1981 - 2nd XI Bowler 1983

Darren Radford. 36. Right hand bat.
New to club in 2011 he soon showed his Somerset junior XI experience hadn't been forgotten!
Won his 4th Batting Cup in a row during 2015, something never done before. Won his first bowling cup too!
Still maintaining a carrer batting average over 30, which is rare in any era!
2015 - Stood down as 1st XI skipper....then did the double - though relied on Livers getting out in that last game to nip in.
Numbers much down on previous seasons, in fact averaging just over 22 was one of the lowest averages to win the cup. Mr Mason and Mr Eke had much higher averages...but didn't get out enough! - Rules is Rules!
His 225 runs with a best of 47 was disappointing for Radders, used to scoring twice that. He did snare 16 wickets at just over 12 each to win his first bowling cup, the next bowler in the averages took wickets at 22 each!
Career average over 31.48 is only behind Les Lenham, John Smyth, Dan Griffins and Gary Mason of batters with 1000+ runs.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 81, Runs 1,889 @ 31.48, High 84no, 12x50's, Wickets 78 @ 19ish, Best 4-22

Awards - 1st XI Batman 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, All-Rounder 2012, 2014 - 1st XI Bowler 2015

Rob 'Jack','Biffy Clyro','Beardy Ball Magnet' Black. 28.Right hand bat.
New to the club in 2011 - younger than most - and hairier than most batsman/primates.
Played just the one match in 2011 - holding and end up with Dan Griffin as we chased down a winning target. A win that kept us in the division. His University cricketing background is clear as his performances have now proven and improved!
In 2013 he clobbered 95no for the 2nds (whilst the 1st xi were on tour)- The ball began following him in the field and despite a count-back of the numbers, his 16 catches was still top of the list. The Beardy Ball Magnet was born.
2014 More of the same, 497 runs including a maiden ton, 106 and rip-roaring 70 odd in a league win at Ified. Averaging around 26 was good enough and along with a dozen catches his worth to the club now is confirmed and dont forget the improving leggies.
2015 Played nearly all of the first 14 games of the season, then injured a hand(?) and wasn't seen for the last 9 games. His 224 runs would surely have been over 400 again - but at least he racked up another half century and also went on tour!
14 wickets including 3-18 in about 10 balls nearly saw the league opponents fail.
Here's to a full season in 2016
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 65, Runs 1,298 @ 21, High 106. 1x100, 5x50. Wickets 28@ 25'ish, 36 catches already!

Jack Harris. 26. Right hand bat.
New to the club in 2013 -6"4 fast bowler. Can bat too.
2014 - The spearhead of the attack - probing outside the off stump at around 80 mph is too much for most and on the horrible BP wicket was sometimes nasty. Won the bowling cup easily with 29 wickets at 13 each. Feared throughout the league (and in nets!) if we can keep him we will be stronger for it. Nobody likes facing a tall fast bowler. Keeper Mason often stood 20 yards back and took the ball above his head - slip fielders kept their hands warm just in case. His 5-11 off 9 overs was too much for one team where batters began backing away!. Batting wise, Jack has ability to be top 5, as his 47 showed in a losing cause, caught on the boundary, tall and technique stylish.
Played one for 2nds (while 1's touring) and kept wicket..then scored a quick 27no
Will snare his 50th wicket in 2015!
2015 He didn't snare his 50th wicket as he didn't play! - chosing to study for his master instead. Boo.
Might re-appear some day.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 22, Runs 269 @ 20.7 High 45, Wickets 43 @ 15.7, Best 5-11

Awards - 1st XI Bowler 2014

Dave'Pilsbury','Smithy','Smudge','Smuffy','Smidge','Muppet','Dave Roberts','Comedy Dave','Pob','Doc Cox',
'Peanut','Golden Arm','Chocolate Puma','Dave-Boy-Smith','Davis Davis','Chilli-Bruce','Cok Wok'Smith
.46.RHB.Top Order Batsman. One of LM's most consistent Batsmen.Supports the Glory Hornet Boys (That's Watford FC!).
Bats with the same style to that of David Gower, only taller, and right handed, hanging baskets over the years have had the benefit of being watered by Mr Smith...His leg-bye to gully followed by team-mate being run-out is stuff of legend. So is his delivery to the square-leg umpire some years ago which is why his bowling has been moth-balled for years.If available he is always picked and having played over 500 matches for the club is one of the most experienced. The raw-talent of the late 1980's has come a long way.
2015- Played just 11 games, 10 for the first XI, scoring a poor (for him) 159 runs, though did hit a 50 in that as well a single appearance for the 2nd XI with a 67, that saw the 2's only win of the summer. Finished the summer on 666 career appearances...oooh
How will 2016 pan out? - expect around 10 games and a couple of 50's somewhere...and silliness on tour. Just 113 runs short of 13,000!
CAREER STATS. (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 666, Runs 12,877 @ 24, 10x100, 58x50, High 123no, 151 Wickets @ 20, 5x5w, Best 5-26.

Awards- 1st XI Batting 2006, 2008, 2009 - All-Rounder 1996

'Strawberry Blonde','Jason Mason','Perry','Shermanator','Ian-Bell-a-like','Exec-Club'Mason.
48.RHB.Top Order Batsman.
Ginger-Haired Cap-Wearing Leicester Lad.
Techically our best all-round batsman, with the flick off his legs through mid-wicket his best shot - (the cut, perhaps is not !).Purple patch in '97 with 8 consecutive scores over 40. Scandalous Stag-Night photos, mainly of Dan's Bum, you had to be there, glad I wasn't !
The career average stays around 32 which is testament to his ability. Only Dan Griffin and Les Lenham can claim to have a higher average of any batter in the top 50 '1st XI' Run-Scorers.
He overtook Reynolds as the leading catcher in the clubs' history.
2015 Returned to form - always looks good anyway, but had it not been for an innings on tour batting at no.9 his 323 for 9 outs saw him finish as 'also batted' rather than chalking up another batting cup. Scored a superb 114 at West Chiltington, another half-century to pass 11,000 1st XI runs, only the 4th player to do so. Keeping always tidy (though no Harris thunderbolts to cope with) - now with 282 catches the record 'keeps' growing. He did bag the Champagne moment of the season for his ton not to mention the 'all-rounders' pot for his batting/keeping efforts.
BIG Leicester City FC may see a few celebratory beers come the start of the cricket season!
CAREER STATS. (1's/2's combined) -
Matches 467, Runs 11,379 @ 31.6, 5x100, 68x50, High 122no, 27 wickets at 30, Best 3-31, 283 Catches, 30 Stumpings.

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 1997,1999 - All-Rounder 2009, 2015 - Fielder 1995

Steve'Beefy','Beef','Buddah Shrewsbury','Lovebird'Luckhurst 48.RHB.
Website creator/Statto
All-Rounder/Line and Length Trundler.
1998 would have been 9th consec. season of 50 plus wkts but for '97 when missing 2 months after breaking wrist.(!!). Was once a specialist 1.50am dancer.Had a name-check on the Zoe Ball Radio show...she was unsure of the 'Beefy' bit !. Hazy mis-read the 'Killer' Dartboard in Munich to announce, 'Beefy is Shrewsbury ?' had actually said 'Rubbish' - after everyone ganged up and put paid to any hopes of back-to-back tour wins!. Scorers in Copenhagen mis-heard the 'bowlers name'....and wrote 'Lovebird' in the book!
Taker of 5 Hat-Tricks, had a 7-7-0-4 spell ruined by dropping a dolly caught-and-bowled, which wasnt a suprise!. Once trundled for 24 overs in a match a record broken by Jeff Read. Passed 100 'sixes'...and more importantly... the 1,000 wicket mark. Has taken wickets in Germany, Denmark, Portugal and Malta in 2010, where the 3rd was the 900th!
Only 3 players have played more matches for Manor (next in list is just 9 ahead!), 646 for 1st Team appearance is now only behind Reynolds 749. Passed 5,000 career runs- to join Reynolds in the 5000 run/ 500 wicket Club.
2015Highlight was an innings of 37no for the 2nd XI - having not scored a 30+ for a few years, this was great fun which included a couple of 6's including one over point!
Only played 4 1st XI matches, bowling (rubbish) in two of them. 3 matches for the 2nds saw regular bowls and the most economical stats.
Rain/Cancelled games meant just as many matches were missed. Typical. The next few seasons are targeting 115 more wickets to top the club records then can safely retire in knowledge it will unlikely be beaten.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's Combined).
Matches 708, 5,310 Runs @ 14.96, 9x50, High 93no, Wickets 1,042 at 17.68, 28x5w, Best 8-45

Awards- 1st XI Bowler 1994,1995,1997,2011,2012 - All-Rounder 1990,1993,1999 -Young Player 1988, Presidents Award 2013.
League Bowler 1995,1998 Clubman 2005

Owen'Owes','Voicey','Captain Caveman','Vinegars','Cymbals','Ridley','Sideshow','Swiss Tony','Big Fat Dave Whitcomb','God','Paul Van Der Kerkoff','Mr C','Boffo'Voice 48.RHB. Keeper. 2nd XI Opening Bat...Welsh(!) - looks like 'Scouser' 'Ron Jeremy' 'Bobby Ball' 'Terry McDermott'...has Richard Gere's hair......Takes nothing seriously..except not being serious....Quickest thing on two the bar ! - Has just been re-erected, sorry, re-elected, as Chairman of the club! - a position he is proud to hold.
Dropped the dolly of all dolly's on the 2005 Munich tour, whilst standing up, the ball was top-edged straight up - about 7 foot off the ground - but came down and clipped the ends of the Gloves with open-mouthed astonishment all-round. Then a big cry of 'Ker-ching' from the fielders.
2015 - Club Chairman, 2nd XI Opening batsman. Won his 4th 2nd XI batting cup - claims it's 5 years in row, but one season the trophy wasn't actually won by anyone - so he's held it 5 years, but won 4! So there!
229 runs in 6 matches at 38 pipped Andy Long's 212 at 35 and included 2 more 50's including an 89 when a maiden ton was there for the taking. His keeping days are probably numbered due to Will Fermer's emergance. Played 9 times for the 1st XI too, with 134 runs and a best of 25 to his name, so 363 run season (just behind Eke's 384) is pretty good enough. Still proud of being Chairman, gone grey with the stress!
Passed 4,000 club runs !
2016 will see him re-take the 2nd XI Captaincy reins. Closing in on 400 matches.
CAREER STATS. (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 386, Runs 4,326 @ 14.8, 12x50, High 91, 6 Wickets @ 16, Best 2-6, Catches 178 catches.
Awards - 2nd IX Batsman 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 - Fielder 1990,1994 Clubman 2003

Miles'Smiles','Smiley Miley','Scerri Monster','Ooh Scerri','Sherry','Edu'Scerri .38.RHB.League Keeper.
Not alot of feet movement when he bats, but a stand and deliver style produces some explosive knocks.
Has developed into a first team shoe-in who's attacking play is also supported by his enthusiasm behind the stumps - he also bowls nippy swingers, which have been under-used in matches where he isn't keeping.
These attributes won him the all-rounders Cup in 2002 & 2008.
His career best of 6-19 means he joined an illustrious list of six players (Les Lenham, John Lane, Neil Reynolds, Paul Thurston and Andrew Livermore) who've hit a ton and taken a 6-for.
2015 Its not so much the 248 runs in 7 completed innings, its the speed at which he scores when he gets in. His sole 1st XI half century of 61 was scored in around 20 minutes. Radders at the other end scored 5. For the 2nd XI he played while the 1st were touring and scored a run-a-minute 92. Different class in that division. Attacking 'fielder' and behind Gaz as the clubs best keeper (with young Will Fermer closing fast). Playing alternate weekends is as frustrating for him and his various skippers!
Passed 200 matches for the club. Just 113 runs short of 4,000 for the club, which should come in around 2 hours next summer!
CAREER STATS - (1's, 2's combined)
Matches 206 - Runs 3,887 @ 23.4, 2x100, 20x50, Best 106no, 83 Wickets @ 20, 1x5, Best 6-19

Awards - All-Rounder 2002, 2008

Chris'Yorkie','Crazy Hazy','Hazy Fantazy','Purple Haze','Adam Sandwich','Flogger'Hazlehurst..38,RHB.
Once thought of as a James Beattie lookalike..until these pictures proved otherwise!
Has a casual manner at the crease, all lazy timing, which somehow still sends the ball to and over the boundary!
Highlight of Tour 2005 was the battle-cry before setting foot in Munich to 'Flog the F-ing Germans all round the park' - 4 balls into his innings, he swished at a loopy pie and trooped off with a big fat Duck to his name.Priceless. Well, actually, very expensive. Ker-ching.
Skippered in 2007 & 2008 and only a move away from the area perhaps stopped this continuing.
In 2014 after a few seasons away he came back with a bang- and alongside Fudgie broke the 2nd XI 3rd wckt partnership that had stood 37 years!
2015.- Hazy Skippered the 2nd XI in Division 9, though there was just a solitary win as the team simply lacked depth to batting or bowling. That said Hazy led the troops as best he could.
With much on his plate, his contribution was poor (83 runs for 8 outs) for someone who can and will in 2016 play for the 1st XI - Hazy during an innings of 43 for the struggling 1st XI showed he is good enough and he wants to play for 1s again. Played 150th Manor match in 2015.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 152, 2,201 Runs @ 16.9, 9x50, High 84, 14 wickets @ 45+, Best 2-23

Andy'Ruby','Rubes','Freddie Flintoff','Roooobs'Murray41.RHB..
Manor's answer to Andy Flintoff....well, he looks like Fred!
.Has had the misfortune to have played in all 3 matches where opponents have scored in excess of 380 ..(namely 394-6 , 381-2 and 424-4) those 3 matches his combines bowling figures read....24-0-260-4.- at least he took a 3rd of the wickets!
Is a regular 6-biffer.
The highlight of 2008 was undoubtedly his appearance on 'The Weakest Link' where he came third "stitched up by Army Boy and a Student"
His own introduction of 'I'm Firty Fwee' went down well with Anne Robinson - who of course took the mick from then on.
With the 2nd XI being re-launched after 5 years 'away' in 2010, it was only right that Murray carried on as skipper - having seen his 2nd XI fold in 2005. He had a team of oldies and newbies and youngsters and led from the front.
2015- Followed 2014's personally successful season of 217 runs at 36 and a bowling cup of 16 wickets at 11 (inc career best 6-32) with another solid season. Hitting a CB of 34no for the 1st XI and nipping out 6-92 in total to go with the 2nd XI stats of 138 (inc 55) at 17 and another 7 wickets.
Plaudits for managing the colts too - all round club man and team players. Passed 2,500 career runs and ended on 249 wickets - so that joint milestone will arrive soon in 2016. CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 239, Runs 2,559 @ 14.96, 5x50, best 69, 249 Wickets @25.31 2x5w, best 6-32
Awards - Clubman 1999, 2nd XI Batsman 2005, 2nd XI Bowler 2003,2014, All-Rounder 2003, 2005.

'Fudge Din Dins','FDD','Toy Box'
Brown 41..RHB.Improving batsman...Medium trundler..
Munich tourist who gained a new nick-name with the classic "where are we having Din-Dins tonight" - the 'fudge' element goes without much explanation. One of only three players to have taken a wickets with the first ball bowled for the 1st XI. Had established himself as the 2nd XI's opening bowler - only for the 2nd XI to fold!
Was at the centre of the 'exploding ball' incident during Jaffa's Testimonial match- (Beefy bowled an apple to which Nick probably played his best ever shot - the apple simply disintergrated !
Career highlight so far was winning the 2nd XI bowling Cup in 1999 and then regaining it in 2010! - or was it opening the Batting for the Sunday XI at Staplefield in 2007 - he was run out for not many when a fify was there for the taking.
2014 A career best 90no when in partnership with Hazy the 2nd XI record for the 3rd wicket was broken after 37 years!
2015 Not such a glorious summer, with 150 runs with 2x30 scores - one for 1s on tour (which can always be good for a CB) - Took a combined 1-238, which as 1-222 for the 2s saw a record that he'll want removed from here for 2017 - namely the highest ever bowling average. For a recent winner of the 1s bowling cup is a tad harsh as there were catches dropped and LBWs declined...probably.
Sterling effort as Team and Club secretary - the club wouldnt cope without him!
Possibly skippering the 2nds while Mr C goes East for three months in early season. Should play 250th match.
CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 243, Runs 1,231 @ 10.5 ish, Best 90n, 2x50, 210 wickets @ 30.30, 2x5, best 5-21

Awards - 1st XI Bowler 2013, 2nd XI Bowler 1999 - Clubman 2008

Chris'Chocolate Salty Balls''Chris Standards','Three Bean','Dad','Doctor OctopusSalt 50.RHB.
Top order Batsman. Chucker of high-pies. Once when acting as a linesman at the Goldstone..crowd sang 'Mr Bean , Mr Bean , Give Us A Wave !!'
Curry House in Bath now (in)famous for a Salty 'chuck'.
Wants to be Nana Mouscouri...but looks the spitting image of Stig O'Hara from 'The Ruttles'..
In his own words , "I play the reverse sweep like a paraplegic...."
Plays his best on bad wickets - many a time Salty has held firm as batters the other end are ducking - he has also notched a couple of hundreds for Manor...although not for the 1st XI..yet...
His 'Mr Sensible-Head' make him 'Dad' on tour as we all trust him to lead us around Munich's/Cork's/Brussels'/Copenhagen's/Lisbon's/Malta's underground/overground train/tram system.
This alone won him the Clubman award in 2007. Not that being fixture secretary for 25+ years had gone un-noticed. His son is not called 'Rock'.
His steady play over many years saw him pass 10,000 Club Runs - only the 6th player to do that. With a number of seasons playing at Pulborough on Saturday's through the latter 90's he could feasibly be sitting in 2nd place on the list of run-scorers.
His reaching of the 9000 1st XI/1000 2nd XI milestones were both passed in 2010 amid confusion surrounding what was actually needed on the day he was within touch of the 10,000!
His last two knocks of the summer, 38no and 61no saw him jump from 3rd to top spot in the Batting Averages to win the Batting Cup for the 1st time - in his 25th season for the club.
He may not be the quickest scorer. In fact he's one of the slowest, but as Boyc's said, just look in the book. That said, he's hit 46 6's.
2015- 354 runs at 25 in 2014 was followed by 276 at 16 which tells a story. Top score of 42 as he joined most (bar Gaz and Eke) in struggling for the usual level of runs. Will be 50 years old when the 2016 season starts - hard to believe, but heh, testament to his ability that he will still be top order in Division 5 at that grand old age!.
Nearing 12,000 club runs and sits solidly in 4th place in clubs greatest run-getters. Fielding can be relied on as ever.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 646, Runs 11,856 @ 24.00, 2x100 50x50, High 101, 17 Wickets @ 19, Best 4-16.
Awards - 1st XI Batsman 2010, 2011 - Clubman 2007, Presidents Cup 2013.

Andy, 'Longie','Lettuce',Long. RHB. . Late 30-something...still...might be 40 now!
Had been a solid bat from 2000 to 2007, chipping in with runs for both XI's including 243 @ 27 which won him the 2nd XI Batting Cup in 2003 with 3x50's inc a 71. But with the 2nd's folding in 2005 his enhusiasm waned and he stopped playing altogether. His bowling 'on the lettuce' length on tour was more than handy too.
Roll on 2010 and he was back and piling up the runs with greater gusto than before.
2015 - Played his 100th game for club, in 12th season of appearing (since 2000), which shows the frequency of his appearances - but is as solid as most - too good for 2nd XI and on his day good enough for the 1s - just lack of game play!
6 matches for 1s saw 79 runs with a best of 48, but for 2s his 212 at 35 with a best of 89 proves that point. Another 18 runs and he would have won the 2s batting cup. He topped his CB with a 3-9 spell. Might win 2s batting cup in 2016, but more likely to be top six for 1s.
Passed 2,000 career runs in 2015 - therefore roughly 20 runs a game, which is solid enough indeed.
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 111, Runs 2,072 @20.9, 10x50, High 90n, 12 Wickets @ 33, Best 3-9.

Awards - 2nd XI Batsman 2003.

Yasir 'Yaz' Iqbal. RHB. 25 years old'ish.
A couple of games in 2013 including a 40-odd on debut and spearing bowling saw potential indeed.
Has an equally talented brother in Waleed who appeared in 2014!
2015Followed a first full season of promise with taking on the new ball responsibilities with Jack Harris and David Livermore missing most of the season - 21 wickets at 22 was perhaps flattered as a 6-17 in a sunday friendly reduced the average from well over 30 to nearer the 20 mark. Similarly, Batting wise a sunday 35no near doubled the batting average to 7. One the face of things not great figures, but 2015 was a struggle for most of the bowlers (bar Radders). 2016 will see Yaz take on the burden of being skipper too. If he can match the batting avergage to the bowling average, one of them will be a winner!

CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 33, Runs 276 @ 13, High 48. Wickets 39 @ 22.7, 1x5w , best 6-17

Terry'Tel','Cookie-Monster','Silver Fox','Mr Griffin Snr','Mr Majeika'Griffin
Now passed 70!.Another of Manors' Slow right-arm trundlers.
Greatest cricketing achievement is perhaps that he's Danny's dad...
Its been noticed more recently that whilst chasing the ball in fielding he runs after the ball with arms almost 'doing the crawl'. His leg fell off in Lisbon.
Passed 100 career wickets in 2007 - he had threatened to retire when he got to that total...but he fights on and on occasion been the most economical bowler.
An amazing start to 2009 as he at one point had taken a wicket in 5 consecutive overs over the span of two weekends - 7-0-30-4 followed by 3-29 meant 7-59 in two league games.
While fielding in Malta his stating that the ball was close enough to the boundary for him to signal '4' didn't go down too well with the bowler!
2015 - Played the 250th club game of career in 2015. Now in his 70's a combined 4-273 may soon signal the end of a club career that didn't start until his late 40's and has proven it's never too late - and you're young enough to enjoy it! The 0-131 combined figs for 2s was a tad harsh as others bowled worse and got wickets!
2016 may be last season, which he's been saying for 10 years!. Still rolled out 14 times in 2015 which was great. May never get a 5-for or a 50, but if you'd said he'd play over 260 matches from 1992 he would have probably laughed. Club President for as long as club goes!
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 263, 295 runs @ 5, high 22, 213 Wickets @ 28.1, Best 4-20
Awards- Clubman 2002

Steve'EEKIE'Eke..49.RHB.Opening Bat, Wicket-Keeper
Stylish batsman who , along with Neil Reynolds , was one-half of the most successfull opening pair-until the discovery of Dan Griffin. Still holds with Reynolds the opening partnership record of 244 unbroken , when both players scored 100's.
Back in 1984 he scored a hundred for the 2nd XI, 103 at 17y/o and was soon promoted to the 1st XI.
In 1986 he racked up 793 runs average 30. He scored 2 hundreds including 120. The following year he won the 1st XI Batting Cup with 713 runs @ 34 including another hundred and 5 50's.
He won the 1st XI Batting Cup again in 1988 when scoring 520 runs at 31 including his top score of 172 , he fell just 6 short of Les Lenhams record , which he was un-aware of , with overs still to play. In 1989 he became only the 2nd , Neil Reynolds had become the first a few weeks earlier , player to score 1000 runs in a season when he scored a total of 1023 runs at 38 with 1x100 & 10x50s finishing 2nd in the Averages to Reynolds.
Only Roger Geal scored more runs at a better average in the 1980s. He left to play for Littlehampton CC in the County League and then into the Surrey League(?) with a.n.other club.
For Manor he scored a 50 every 6 innings.His last 3000 runs had come at an average of over 30
In 1999 after some 10 years away he returned to Manor and played 3 matches. After 2 dubious LBW's his 3rd match brought a 90 minute 115.
Neil Reynolds remarked that Eke is the best he'd seen at Lancing Manor, high praise indeed.
2015True to his word, followed 2014's two matches with more committment, 9 matches. 384 runs at 42.67. However, missed the last couple of league matches so didn't qualify. Shame as he was head a shoulders above all the batters (perhaps bar Gaz) as his 105 and two 50's showed. Even had a last innings duck, which may turn out to be his last innings for club. He pushed his 1st XI career average back over 30, only 4 other batters with 1,000 runs have a better average. A true great of the club, who's final stats rank alongside anyone. 8 tons, 30 fifties. Well batted Eke!
CAREER STATS - (1's & 2's combined)
Matches 248, Runs 5,539 @ 28.55, 8x100, 30x50, High 172, 50 wickets @ 20, Best 3-14

Awards - 1st XI Batsman 1987, 1988 - 2nd XI Batsman 1983

Laurence'Loz'Judges. 24. Right-handed/ginger bowler.
Bowling with a good jump and clean action, young Loz burst onto the scene in 2007 like Shaun Pollock with a handy knack of taking wickets, even if he was going for 5 an over. Golden-Arm Judgie took 17 wickets at 18.7 each in 69 overs including 3-20 the best figures. Things looked promising - then he anounced the 'U' word - University and with it trips around the World in between term. This meant he missed all of 2008 and then didn't appear in 2009 apart from 4 games in August when he failed to take a wicket in 14 overs whilst seeing them dispatched for 94!
However... 2015. - Still rolling out for a handful of games each summer, despite moving away, graduating at Uni and travelling the world, Loz has always looked the part and most think he could have progressed with more games/overs. That said, he normally performs well enough to always be given the ball. 9 matches in 2015 was more than most seasons and with it saw 9 runs!...and a combined 51 overs 6 for 286. Stats sometimes lie!
Not sure how 2016 will fare, but suspect a spread bet of 3-7 games over the summer. He may again sneak a bowling cup over the coming years.
CAREER STATS. - (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 58, 117 Runs @ 5 High 37no, 59 Wickets @ 27.7, 1x5w, Best 6-42

Awards - 1st XI Bowler 2010

David'David'Livermore. 22. Right hand bowler.
Growing by the second, he has shown season on season an improvement and even though his dad is a hard/grumpy team-mate to him sometimes, he will improve further in the years to come and will most certainly be our main bowler in the decade ahead.
2009 saw 27 wickets at 20 each with a Career Best 6-25 in the win at Brighton Electricity and the future should be bright.
2015After 2014 where he shared new ball with Jack Harris and took 25 wickets at 16, his dad Andrew has despatched him to Swindon to run work operations, meaning 2015 saw less appearances - though Tour still got squeezed in. 6 matches, 25 runs and 8-220 perhaps showed rustiness, but all bowlers struggled and so hopefull that back in division five everyones stats should look better!
Still only in his early 20's - he's got 30 years ahead of him - if the club is still going!
Sits in 49th place in all time leading wicket takers. Beefy had less wickets at same age - so just need to get on the field!
2015 CAREER STATS - (1's, 2's combined)
Matches 111, Runs 348 @ 7 , High 26no, 137 Wickets @ 25.5, 3x5w, Best 6-25

Steven'Fitty'Livermore. 19. Right hand bowler.
Debuting in 2009 when helping out on a couple of sunday friendlies, Steven followed big brother David, Dad Andrew, Uncle Simon and Grandad Mike into the Manor Teams.
2015. - Followed a combined 14 wickets in 2014 of lively mixture of swingers in becoming the 1st XI opening bowler. With Jack Harris and brother David away from games, Livers senior entrusted the ball with his youngest. Now standing well over 6 foot, Steven added pace and perhaps now on way to the promise he'd shown during his mid-teens!
Taking a combined 28 wickets he was the clubs leading wicket taker, 4-36 in two matches for the 2nd XI showed he'd moved on from that level as 24 @ 28 for the 1st XI in a tough season was due reward. 4-35 being his new CB for 1s. Conceeding just over 4 an over was good too. He played 21 matches, more than anyone, though his 9 outs for 25 saw him luckily miss out on qualification in the batting averages (hidden in the also batted list instead!). He has in past hit a couple of 30's, so like his dad and grandad feasibly could add thousands of runs too.
Should play his 100th Manor match in 2016. Should take 100th wicket too!
With 45 1st XI wickets and 44 2nd XI wickets, I suspect he'll actually reach 100 1st before he gets the 50th for 2nds.
CAREER STATS. (1st/2nd Combined)
Matches 92, Runs 246 @ 4.5, High 32n (2nd xi) & 32(1st xi), Wickets 89 @ 26.9, Best 4-35

Henry King. 22.Right hand bat.
New to the club in 2010 - a future 2nd XI Captain - maybe.
Good to have an 'old' kid in the squad.
He still tries his best and will get better with experience - which was proven in 2014 as a maiden 50 ..51no (for sunday XI) was scored at a gallop and was actually a good all-round knock.
20152015 continued the promise of 2014 with more opening slots for the 2nds - with 174 runs (best a CB of 62) at 17.4. Scored in just over 6 hours. He also played 3 late season matches for the 1st XI once the 2nds had finished and added another 36 runs.
2016 should see more chance to open with news Owen will miss April-June.
Passed 500 career runs - should pass 1,000 within two summers.
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 56, Runs 502 @ 10.4, High 62, 2x50, Wickets 1 @ 49, Best 1-9

James Francis. 22. Right hand bat.
Future long-term spearhead of 1st XI attack...alongside Livermore(s) etc
2015 -Followed 6 matches in 2014 with 6 in 2015. However, one match with 5-47 was the mainstay of 12-175 @ 14 which would have pushed Radford close if he'd taken 3 more!. Always bustling in off a shortish run with a whipy action - and possessing the strongest throw at the club (if Harris is missing!) it will be hoped for >6 matches in 2016. Has potential to be 1st Bowling Cup winner - as does Steven/David Livermore!
Passed 50 career wickets in 2015. Should pass 100 over the next couple of summers
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 46, Runs 217 @ 9.4, High 29, Wickets 58 @ 22.6, 2x5w, Best 5-12

Awards- Young Player 2013

Simon Livermore. 30. Right hand bat.
Part of the Livermore dynasty that has played for the club for nearly 40 seasons.
He first appeared in the early 1990's as a skinny teen. After many years away he rolled out for one game in 2012 and enjoyed it so much he came back in 2013 with a bang.
2013 - As a 37 year old coming back after nearly 20 seasons away his enthusiasm was greatly received and his reward for his efforts was the 2nd XI bowling cup - for his 11 wickets at 14 each including a CB of 4-11. He followed brother Andrew and father Mike in winning that Cup. Hopefully this will spur him into playing a round dozen games in 2014 (played 10 in 2013) and bettering those figures. CB of 19no too. Welcome back Simon !
2014...2015... Spoke too soon, 2014 & 2015 saw no matches as work commitments cut in again....
CAREER STATS (1's & 2's Combined)
Matches 40, Runs 170 ish @ 12no, High 19no, Wickets 38 @ 30, Best 4-11

Awards- 2nd XI Bowler 2013

Danny'Dan','Griff','Lurch',Shoaib','the man on the floor','Dave Grohl'Griffin
41 now...surely not!.RHB. 6'5" Opening Bat. 2003 League Skipper.
Un-orthodox , but savager of poor bowling - similar in many ways to Kevin Pieterson (shape'n'shots)
His career average is 2nd only to Les Lenham's of anyone with 1000+ runs.
Best fielder at Club ('holds' season catching record).Loves making teas..Blue-Icing his speciality.Basically a loony...smoking carrots...swimming fully-clothed..all caught on camera ! (see tour pics!).
Having racked up some 400 matches in 15 seasons, his love of the game has fizzled out - in recent seasons he's appeared only a handful of times each summer, whereas 30-40 matches a season were the norm in his younger days. Thats not to say he isn't as destructive as he was in the past, as his 117 on the second day of the 2007 Brussels tour - an unbelievable innings that allowed Manor to chase down 230+ in a 35 over match in gloom and drizzle. Superb.
Still young enough to be the most likely challenger to Reynolds' total runs/number of hundreds.
2014...2015No matches played...2016!.
CAREER STATS (1's, 2's Combined) -
Matches 444, 13,207 Runs @ 35.9, 16x100, 76x50, High 160, 133 Wickets @ 22, 1x5, Best 5-57

Awards- 1st XI Batsman 1996,1998,2000,2002 - Young Player 1992 - Clubman 2004