Meet the Management Committee of Sparsholt Cricket Club
Current New Chairman for 2017 having captained the first team from 2013 to 2016.Of Lancastrian heritage playing cricket in the Palace Shield and then Central Lancashire League ,before moving to Winchester KS in the mid 90's joining Sparsholt 10 years ago. Supports Morecambe FC. Has a habit of quoting lyrics from folk punk bands no one else has heard of. Tries to bridge the gap between the old traditionalists and the modern age of cricket.
Aka Shark amongst other names. Rich is a former batsmen who played for Sparsholt then Winchester in the old Southern League last century, never one to be short of cricket stories or pass on advice to players. A club stalwart who has recently been seen upgrading the showers and benches in the pavilion, and heard adding new words to the English language.
Tony, Club Secretary and member of the Edwards family of Sparsholt.
Big hitting batsman (when he can actually hit the ball) and Webmaster.
Usually seen happily smiling away at committee meetings whilst taking the minutes as well as now organising fixtures.
Third generation of the Edwards family to sit on the committee. Youngest Life Vice President in Club History.
Bob joined the club in 1981 and was first team 'keeper for many years, including one season when the firsts went unbeaten . As his faculties declined he slid down the teams but up the batting order. Scored 118 in a league record opening stand of 245 vs. Lyndhurst with Pete Green. Was fortunate to captain the strongest 2nd XI in the club's history, winning two promotions in three years. Captained the 3rds for a couple of years. His eyesight and reactions eventually declined to the extent that there was only one sensible route - umpiring, which turned out to be more taxing and less enjoyable than playing.
Bob is the club treasurer and unofficial photographer. He still has the photos from the infamous Cambridge club tour. His proudest achievement is falling asleep whilst remaining standing one lunchtime on the Devon tour.
An integral member of the Junior committee and Under 13 Team Manager.
Nickname Banksey joined Sparsholt in 2016 having been around the Southern League for over two decades. Has taken on the groundsman role for 2017 a hard hitting batsman and medium pace bowler who can keep wicket.