Chingford Cricket Club Retired Players Gallery squad

Retired Players Gallery

Captain : Ron Lynch

Angelo Bass
Angelo has played just one 1st class match in his career. In 1997 he played for the Leeward Islands. He batted once, getting out for 0. He bowled in both innings, recording figures of 1-59 and 0-80.
Jonathan Briggs
ex Chingford but regular(!) Wormcast
Paul Canham
top order bat occasional bowler {very occasional} top score 141no and 1 five wicket haul 
drink lots of booze
Graham Carpenter
The Bullet
Dan Carver
Date of Birth: 08/12/75 Year Joined: 2001 Previous Clubs: Thundridge Highest Score: 122 Highest Score for Chingford: 122 Best Bowling: 5-14 Best Bowling for Chingford: 5-41 Cricketing Hero: Graem Peters Favourite Film: The Shawshank Redemption/ Jaws Favourite Music: Pan Pipe Moods Favourite Other Sport: Rugby More in Interview Page
Andrew Chipchase
Super quick and good looking
Adil Daniyal
Left arm Bowler & Right Arm Batsman.
Neil Dial

56 year old, ex-Chingford CC 2nd XI captain and ex-Essex over 50's player.

Currently residing in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Raja Farhan
I like bowling, like cars,
married , Three children.
Michael Haigh
Right Arm Off Spin Bowler
Right Hand Bat
Greg Hales
Right Hand Bat.
Right Arm Medium pace bowler.
Joined the Club in 2004.
Sunday As Vice-Captain (2005)
Indoor A Team Captain (2005-6)
Peter Hall
Life Vice President
Carey Harborne
Played my first senior match v The Mote as a 15 year old. Skippered by Buddy Jessop, my reward was a couple of free pints and an Indian. Had a couple of sojourns away from Chingford, but always returned. Need my head examining. Thought I would have to retire end of 2004 due to a tendon problem in my upper right arm. Being a gullable soul, or was it that sod Paul Hart who me talked into giving 2005 a whirl. With regular match day physio from John Woodland and careful nurturing from Mark Campbell I had one of my better season with ball for quite a while. My batting would have been better if both John and Paul Hart had convinced me earlier that I was blind. Then its forward to the 2007 season. Gonna call it a day as far as indoor is concerned, is a young person's game, and also my peer group have all buggered off either crippled, knackered or some other committment they can think of.  2008 was a bland year for me, couldn't bowl a ball off the straight and narrow.  Batting, still blind leading the bat.  2009, an emergence, Sammy being the hero here.  Now the ball was swinging again, especially off the boundary ropes.  Played mainly in the Sunday Bs (was very honoured to play 3 matches in the As with the elite). Jemmied out of retirement and played 3 indoor matches.  You know, was right to retire when I did.  Now have 2010 season.  Wonders what is in store.
Next instalment - 2015. CRAP.... am still playing!!!!!!!
Can't blame Paul or John this time, tis Michael Blake's fault. Now I guess why you are wondering why I am not blaming myself. Answer is simple - DENIAL.
Both won and lost the toss, now 4th XI vice-captain, so Saturdays and not Sundays. Wow, have really missed the "Peter May" and all the other communal cabbage patches in Essex.

Am Myles' sidekick, poor bastard.
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

Derek Harwood

Derek Harwood was the son of Chingford legendary bowler Jock Harwood, but unlike his father he was an opening batsman, full of talent and determination, who sold his wicket dearly. He was also an occasional bowler, moreso in his early years at the Club

Derek was the oldest surviving member not in age but in terms of his debut for the Club. He first appeared for the 3rd XI in May 1946 in the same game that Buddy Jessop played his first game for the Club. The two excited youngsters travelled together to Broxbourne by bus. Although Derek opened his account with a duck, he had the consolation of picking up a wicket so his senior career was under way.

Runs were soon flowing from the Harwood willow and from the records we have Derek amassed 7333 runs, which make him the 38th highest run scorer in Club history. His tally included 5 centuries, including a monumental 142 for the 2nd xi at Highgate in 1951. I remember Derek being delighted to receive The Young Clubman Award for that year(awarded to him posthumously in 2008 at the Club Supper, we even managed to include a copy of the press cutting of the match from The Chingford Guardian for him!)

I believe Derek also scored a half century against an Essex XI, which he was extremely proud of.

Derek regularly played up to 1977, but I also remember the last game of the 2nd xi season at Eton Manor in September 1983 when Derek answered a Jeff Runciman SOS to come out of retirement and help the Club out. Poor Derek ended up with a broken hand for his troubles getting stuck in on a difficult pitch, but such was his bravery.

Once Derek had hung up his boots he was a regular at the Club, he spent several years scoring for the Colts as his talented son Steve learned the game. In more recent times Derek was a fixture around the ground on match days and he particularly enjoyed events like Cricket Week.

Derek was also an avid supporter of our sister Club Chingh

Paul Heale
Played at Chingford in the 1970s and 1980s
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

Sam Kirnon
Born: 25 December 1962, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire
Major Teams: Glamorgan.
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Fast
Born in Lancashire but brought up in Montserrat. After leaving school in the West Indies, he joined the British Army and became a Physical Training Instructor.
After success in Services cricket, and for the Dortmund club in Germany, the all-rounder had a trial with Glamorgan in 1990. He then spent the next two years on Glamorgan`s staff, playing in three one-day games and one first-class match in 1992, against Oxford University at the Parks.
Mark Lawrence
Club Groundskeeper
Chris Leighton
Sorry not been over for years but live in Kent now!!
Mike Lyon
More in Interview Page
Richard MacGregor
Born 1958 Joined Chingford CC 1977 2003 - 2005 Saturday 2nd XI Captain (2005 2nd XI Division 2 Champions) Right arm off spinner Best bowling 8-38 (outdoors), 4-5 (indoors) Right hand bat Highest score 119* (outdoors), 54* (indoors) Bunny Swinfen Trophy Winner 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009  AKA RichieMac
McPherson Meade
DOB: 16 February, 1979
Abilities: Allrounder
Bat Handed: Right
Bowl Handed: Right
Bowl Class: Off Spin
Played for Montserrat in the 2006 Stanford Twenty20 in the West Indies.
Niraj Odedra
Born: 18th January 1975, Porbandar, Gujarat, India
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off-break
Teams: Saurashtra (Main FC: 1998/99-2003/04); Saurashtra (Main ListA: 1997/98-2003/04)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics
First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1998/99-2003/04)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Overall 26 43 11 619 129* 19.34 1 1 19
First-Class Career Bowling (1998/99-2003/04)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
Overall 5671 258 2462 80 6-52 30.77 5 2 70.88 2.60
One-Day Career Batting and Fielding (1997/98-2003/04)
M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Overall 22 16 5 135 32 12.27 0 0 7
One-Day Career Bowling (1997/98-2003/04)
Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI SRate Econ
Overall 1002 7 919 25 5-56 36.76 1 1 40.08 5.50
Anthony Peek
my nick name is spanner as blakey made it up now every one calls me it hahahaha
Andy Perrin
Date of Birth: 06/05/68
Year Joined: 1997
Previous Clubs: Upton Cricket Club
Highest Score: 102 runs
Highest Score for Chingford: 34
Best Bowling: 7 for 37
Best Bowling for Chingford: 7 for 37
Cricketing Hero: Ian Botham
Favourite Film: Kellys Heroes
Favourite Music: Pink Floyd/Rock
Favourite Other Sport: Powerboating
Graem Peters
Qualified Umpire to Level 1A. ECB ACO Member. Umpire with West Essex 2nd XI for 2018. Occasional Umpire with Chingford Bs since 2016. Umpire for National Cricket League for 2018.  Occasional Umpire for Met-Essex Colts Indoor League for 2017-18. Occasional Umpire with Essex Seniors since 2017. Umpire for Chingford 3rd and 4th XIs 2014-17. Club Communications Officer 2004-6. Club Indoor Cricket Co-ordinator 2004-6. Captain of Indoor B Team 2005-6. Joined the club in 2003. Previous Clubs: Rye (East Sussex) and Orpington (Kent) Wicket Keeper and Left Hand Opening Bat. Highest Score: 113 (1998) whilst recovering from the flu. (Although according to Dan Carver, I scored about 150 for Chingford 3rd XI against the Australians on his computer.) Most Runs in a Season: 946 (2003) and I have still have the bat to prove it. Number of Centuries: 2 Highest Score Indoors: 53 (2004) Best Bowling: 4-2-4-6(1980) Interesting fact: Probably average more with the bat indoors than outdoors. Cricketing Heros: Tony Grieg, Alan Knott, Matt Prior.
Harry Piper
Opening batsman, opening bowler, and field in the covers. Ex-England Test player.
Steven Piper
Date of Birth: 30.10.1975 (honestly!) Year Joined: 1983 Previous Clubs: NONE Right handed bat/bowler Highest Score: 154* Best Bowling for Chingford: 6-38 Cricketing Hero: Gower,Botham, Birch Favourite Other Sport:Rugby Nickname: B FISH, PIPES (been called worse!!!)
Harold Pryor
The only bowler ever to take all 10 wickets in an innings for Chingford
Billy Rhone
see interview page
Darren Ross
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James Runciman
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Robert Runciman
Age: 31

Date of Birth: 27/08/80

Right Hand Bat
Right Arm Medium

Year Joined: 1995
Previous Clubs: Woodford Wells

Highest Score: 126* 2nd X1 v Harlow 2005

Best Bowling
5-25 3rd X1 v Orsett 1996

2nd X1 Captain 2006-2008

Captained 2nd X1 to 1st Divsion League Title and Promotion to Premier Division in 2007

1996 - 3rd X1 Division 2 Winners

2001 - 1st X1 Division 2 Winners

2005 - 2nd X1 Division 2 Winners

2007 - 2nd X1 Division 1 Winners

Nick Shawyer
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Peter Shawyer
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Paul Warren
Guile and experience have long since replaced youth and vigour