Berkshire County Cricket Club

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Berkshire County Cricket Club
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Personnel
CaptainDaniel Lincoln
Coach Tom Lambert
Team information
Founded1895
Home groundNo fixed address
History
NCCC  wins8
MCCAT  wins5
FP Trophy  wins0
Official website http://www.berkshirecountycricketclub.org
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Berkshire County Cricket Club is one of twenty National county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Berkshire.

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The team is currently a member of the National Counties Championship Western Division and plays in the NCCA Knockout Trophy. Berkshire played List A matches occasionally until 2005 but is not classified as a List A team per se. [1]

History

According to Rowland Bowen in his Growth and Development of Cricket, the first reference to cricket being played in the county of Berkshire was in 1751. Cricket certainly reached Berkshire much earlier than that for it originated on the Weald in Saxon or Norman times and was definitely being played in Berkshire's neighbouring county of Surrey in 1550.

The first definite mention of cricket in Berkshire relates to the famous all rounder Thomas Waymark who resided at Bray Wick, near Maidenhead in the 1740s, though there are earlier mentions of the game at Eton College. The first definite mention of cricket in Berkshire relates to a team called "Buckinghamshire, Berkshire & Hertfordshire" in September 1740, which played two matches against London Cricket Club at Uxbridge and the Artillery Ground. London won the first "with great difficulty" but no post-match report was found of the second. See H. T. Waghorn: Cricket Scores 1730–73.

By the late 18th century, Berkshire had achieved first-class status. Its strength was in the prominent Old Field Club of Bray, near Maidenhead, which had a team representative of Berkshire as a county and was capable of taking on other leading teams of the time. The first time Berkshire is recorded as a county team is in a match against Surrey in June 1769 and the county was top-class from then until August 1795 when, after losing to MCC at Lord's, it abruptly ceased to appear in first-class matches.[ citation needed ]

Club origins

The Oldfield Club was effectively a Berkshire county team but it was not formally constituted as a county club. Rowland Bowen's researches discovered evidence of a county organisation by 1841, but it may only have been a loose association of local clubs, as was sometimes the case elsewhere.[ citation needed ]

Berkshire CCC was founded on 17 March 1895, the same year that the Minor Counties Championship began. It did not compete in the first year of the competition but joined for 1896.[ citation needed ]

Current squad

NameNatBirth dateBatting styleBowling styleNotes
Batsmen
Waqas HussainFlag of England.svg  England 11 May 1992 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Brandon GilmourFlag of England.svg  England 11 April 1996 (age 26)Left-handedRight-arm medium
Andy Rishton Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 14 February 1995 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Oliver BirtsFlag of England.svg  England 21 August 1997 (age 25)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Dan LincolnFlag of England.svg  England 26 May 1995 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Adam DewesFlag of England.svg  England 27 October 1995 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Euan WoodsFlag of England.svg  England 30 September 1998 (age 24)Left-handedRight-arm off break
Archie CarterFlag of England.svg  England 15 October 2000 (age 22)Right-handed
All-rounders
Richard Morris* Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 25 September 1987 (age 35)Right-handedRight-arm medium
James Morris Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 17 January 1985 (age 37)Right-handed Leg break
Adam DewesFlag of England.svg  England 26 November 1996 (age 25)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Jarryd WallaceFlag of England.svg  England UnknownRight-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
Joe ThomasFlag of England.svg  England 10 February 1998 (age 24)Right-handed
Stewart Davison Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 6 April 1991 (age 31)Right-handed
Joe CracknellFlag of England.svg  England 16 March 2000 (age 22)Right-handed
Jack DaviesFlag of England.svg  England 30 March 2000 (age 22)Left-handedEngland Under-19 player
Bowlers
Chris Peploe Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 26 April 1981 (age 41)Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Callum GregoryFlag of England.svg  England 14 February 1997 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Akbar RajaFlag of England.svg  England 6 May 1991 (age 31)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Alexander Russell Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 28 May 1998 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Toby GreatwoodFlag of England.svg  England UnknownRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Tom Nugent Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 11 July 1994 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Ethan Bamber Double-dagger-14-plain.pngFlag of England.svg  England 17 December 1998 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium

Notable players

International

This list includes those Berkshire players who have played in Test cricket since 1877, One Day International cricket since 1971, or a Twenty20 International since 2004.

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Honours

Grounds

See also

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References

  1. "List A events played by Berkshire" . CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. "Berkshire's First Team". Berkshire County Cricket Club. Retrieved 14 February 2019.

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