Chingford Cricket Club Chingford All Time Greats squad

Chingford All Time Greats

Captain : Richard Alston

Michael Blake
All Time Great

Bryan Hart

Bryan was one of the greatest fast bowlers to ever wear the Chingford shirt and it was a familiar sight in the 60s and 70s to watch him bowling over after over down the hill at the Kimberley Way end. Bryan represented the Club between 1956 and 1982 capturing 883 wickets, the vast majority of which were at 1st xi level and the 10th highest total in Club History. Bryan was 1st xi Captain in 1977 and also did a spell as Vice-President in the 1980s. A truly Chingford All Time Great.

Bryan wrapped up his career in the 1980s representing Essex Over 50s and I know he had many fond memories of his time with the County Vets.

Bryan was also actively involved in our sister Club, The Chinghoppers and was President of the Hoppers in 1986 and a Life Vice President till his passing.

Paul Hart
Born. Sometime in the middle of the last century.
Previous Club. Nobody else would have me.
Best bowling. 8-24 v's Northampton Exiles
Best batting. Cant remember, over 50 less than 70
Ambitions. To take a hat trick, and score 100, play at least one game for the over 50's
Heros. Ian Botham and WC Cliff Crafer, my first captain

Buddy Jessop
Buddy started his cricketing career at Chingford, making his debut in 1946 (incidentally in the same match as Derek Harwood), and progressed through the elevens, going on to be Club Captain in 1966. Buddy also represented the Club Cricket Conference and was awarded a Conference Cap in 1959. Buddy was also Chingford CC Vice President for a while in the early 1980s.

Buddy's trademark was as a deadly accurate seam bowler,and  rarely if ever did he bowl a loose delivery and was the 4th highest wicket taker in Chingford CC history with an incredible 1300 wickets. What is also amazing was his bowling average was just 14.05 and his economy rate 2.81 runs per over.With the bat Buddy also made some useful contributions and he scored 5774 runs for Chingford.

Buddy was a great team and clubman, always finding the time to encourage young players and pass on words of wisdom

In the early 1980s Buddy moved on to Woodford Wells CC so he could play with his sons Barry and Mark and he concluded his career at Monkhams Lane

Buddy was also actively involved in our sister Club Chinghoppers CC, and was President in 1976 and Senior Life President at the time of his passing

Ben MacGregor
Born 1986
Joined Chingford CC 1994
2004/05 Indoor A Team Captain
Essex Under 17 (2004)
Right Hand Opening Bat
Highest Score 105 (outdoors) 52 (indoors)
Left Arm Spinner
Best Bowling 7-42 (outdoors) 4-15 (indoors)
AKA MacGregor, Kiddo, SmallMac, Muscles, Guns.
Performance history