Who's Who?

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Peter Baring

Club President

A resident of rival village Ardington, Peter has been an ardent supporter of E&WH CC. He held the position of Chairman for x years and in 2020 was elected to President.  Knees and hips allowing, Peter still likes to position himself at slip for the 2nd XIs and even bowls the odd over.  Peter supports all the teams, junior and senior, and has an uncanny knack for arriving just in time for match tea! 

Liam Richards

Club Chairman &

2nd XI Captain

Liam joined E&WH CC in x and quickly took on a very proactive role, initially as Captain of the 2nd XI, and in 2020 was also elected to the role of Chairman.  Liam was instrumental in the success of the All Stars programme in 2019 such that the club will be running both All Stars (5-8 years) and Dynamos (8-11 years) programmes this year.  Recognising the need to nurture and develop the youth teams, Liam has introduced some of the U13 &U15 players to senior cricket.  Not only do the juniors get some very valuable experience, the more senior players take the opportunity to rest their legs!

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Ivan Mulford

U11s Coach &
Groundsman Extraordinaire

Everyone knows Ivan!  Not only is he East Hendred born and bred, cricket runs through his veins like blood.  Ivan has played cricket for E&WH for over x years and regularly flits between the 1st & 2nd XI.  If he's not playing, Ivan is coaching the U11s along with Pete Beckley and if he isn't doing any of those, along with his partner in crime Pete, he is maintaining E&WH's fabulous cricket ground - which was voted best OCA ground by visiting teams.

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Peter Beckley

U11s Coach &

Groundsman Extraordinaire

Full of character, charm and enthusiasm, Peter encourages the U11s to deliver their very best.  He is often seen sporting several hats and pairs of glasses as well as holding an odd jumper or two as he umpires the U11 matches.  As a stalwart of the 2nd X1 we see a different side to Pistol Pete!  Competitive and driven he gives 100% of himself each game yet manages to continue to nurture and encourage the juniors who may be playing.  When he has a spare moment (read many, many hours) Pete works with Ivan to maintain the beautiful ground.  

Jon Francis

1st XI Captain

Jon belongs to another East Hendred cricketing family having played for the village for x years.  Despite moving x miles away, Jon's commitment to the club is such that he has been the 1st XI captain for x years and in 2019 led the team to promotion to Division 1.  Known for his passionate leadership on the field and some interesting pre/during/post match team chats, there is not doubt that Jon is 100% committed to the club! 

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Duncan Francis

U15s Coach &
Welfare Officer

Like chalk and cheese, Duncan's approach is somewhat calmer and than his brother John's! That said, he is no less passionate about cricket and E&WH.  Duncan has been integral to the success of the club over x years having coached many ages groups.  In 2020 Duncan, along with son Andrew, will lead the U15s coaching.

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Andrew Francis

U15s Coach &

1st XI Vice Captain

Andrew has been part of the E&WH CC from the age of x as well as the Oxfordshire County Stream.  Now a key member of the 1st XI with a mean x bowl, Andrew is now taking his x level coaching qualifications and will be able to pass on his passion for cricket to the U15 team.  It is largely thanks to watching the development of players like Andrew that the club now has an U15 team.

Steve Barksfield

U13s Coach

Steve has many years of experience both as a cricketer, and father to two very talented players. This is the first year Steve has taken on the role of U13s coach and xxxxx

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Miles Martin

2nd XI Vice Captain

A true gentleman, Miles exudes a calmness on the pitch which belies his steely approach to the game! Such is Miles' commitment to the club, he makes the journey from London to play as regularly as possible.  Known to arrive clad in his Barbour (it may rain in the country!) with a book in hand should the game be slow, he provides a encouraging voice for the junior players on the pitch.

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Peter Beckley

U11s Coach &

Groundsman Extraordinaire

Full of character, charm and enthusiasm, Peter encourages the U11s to deliver their very best.  He is often seen sporting several hats and pairs of glasses as well as holding an odd jumper or two as he umpires the U11 matches.  As a stalwart of the 2nd X1 we see a different side to Pistol Pete!  Competitive and driven he gives 100% of himself each game yet manages to continue to nurture and encourage the juniors who may be playing.  When he has a spare moment (read many, many hours) Pete works with Ivan to maintain the beautiful ground.  

John Francis

1st XI Coach

John belongs to another East Hendred cricketing family having played for the village for x years.  Despite moving x miles away, John's commitment to the club is such that he has been the 1st XI captain for x years and in 2019 led the team to promotion to Division 1.  Known for his passionate leadership on the field and some interesting pre/during/post match team chats, there is not doubt that John is 100% committed to the club! 

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Duncan Francis

U15s Coach

Like chalk and cheese, Duncan's approach is somewhat calmer and than his brother John's! That said, he is no less passionate about cricket and E&WH.  Duncan has been integral to the success of the club over x years having coached many ages groups.  In 2020 Duncan, along with son Andrew, will lead the U15s coaching.