CAPTAINS - SENIORS

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Jack Mulford

1st XI Captain

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Jon Francis

1st XI Vice Captain

Jon belongs to another East Hendred cricketing family having played for the village for many years.  Despite moving 50 miles away, Jon's commitment to the club is such that he was the 1st XI captain from 2018 - 2020 and in 2019 led the team to promotion to Division 1 in the OCA.  Jon will be bringing his passion and experience to the role of Vice Captain, supporting Jack as he takes over the reigns.

A familiar name and face to those who know E&WHCC as Jack has been a member of the club for many years.  Well let's face it, as Ivan's son not playing cricket was never up for debate!  Jack has been a regular 1st XI player and regularly plays in the Downs League and the odd friendly when he has time. In 2021 Jack was elected Captain for the 1st XI and is looking forward to a fresh challenge of leading the team as we join the Cherwell League and face some new opponents.

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Liam Richards

2nd XI Captain

Liam joined E&WHCC in 2017 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 Chair.  Liam was instrumental in the success of the All Stars programme in 2019 such that the club will be running both All Stars (ages) and Dynamos (ages) 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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Andy Broadbent

2nd XI Vice Captain

As sports master at a school in Abingdon, Andy has many years of experience in keeping sports teams in line which will come in handy with the 2nd XI as he takes on the role of Vice Captain. Andy has always been a core member of our batting line up and holds the highest batting average for the last 3 years. His skills were in evidence during the final of the Steve Dixon Memorial Cup when his batting performance yet again helped EWHCC secure victory.

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Archie Napper

Downs League Captain

We are delighted to have Archie on board whenever he can be spared from ploughing the fields.  His dedication to cricket is such that he attends the AGM via Zoom whilst driving the plough! Not only is he a star on the pitch, it is through Archie that we have the much appreciated sponsorship of the senior teams from Q Gardens. In 2021 Archie took over the leadership of T20 team.

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Andrew Francis

Downs League Vice Captain

Andrew attended his first EWHCC game when only 3 days old.  He has been part of the EWHCC teams from the age of 8 as well as the Oxfordshire County Stream.  Now a key member of the 1st XI top scoring with the bat for the last 3 years. Andrew is now in the process of taking his level 1 & 2 coaching qualifications and will be able to pass on his passion for cricket to the U15 team he coaches.  It is largely thanks to watching the development of players like Andrew we have such a strong junior contingent.  2021 will see Andrew step into the role of Vice Captain for the T20 games.

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Dan Atkins

3rd XI Captain

Hot on the heels of Ivan and Pete, Dan puts in the the most hours for the club ensuring that the pitch is in perfect condition.  He is a fierce fielder, literally prepared to beak a bone to save a four, and has the most encouraging manner with the junior players who have joined the seniors in recent years.  With two young sons also members of the club, thankfully Dan will be an integral part of the club for many years to come!

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Jamie Hilliam

Friendlies Captain

2021 sees Jamie step into the role of Captain for our friendlies, taking the baton from Peter Baring one of our most senior members.  Jamie would consider himself to be an all rounder - but judging by his final performance in 2020 when he took 7 wickets he may be
rethinking that!