THE EXEC

DAN LEWIS, PRESIDENT

Nickname: Dan
Year and course: 3rd Year, Economics
Playing role: Top-order batsman who will one day get past 40
Cricketing hero: Ricky Ponting
Claim to fame: Welsh (like Warburton, Bale and Savage. All great gents)
Favourite UWMCC moment(s): Batting with the Yeti .v. Worcester’s ‘Whispering Death’; all tours; CT’s ‘Hotel Back Yourself’ in first year
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: The Yeti (safe hands with the luggage so why not with the ball)
  • 1st: Chris Hughes (if you know, you know)
  • 2nd: Freddie Flintoff (chief sledger, especially post-circle)
  • 3rd: Rob Stark (a man can dream)
  • Gully: Steve Smith (Kohli doesn’t get close to him)

NISH NARAYANAN, TREASURER & VICE-PRESIDENT

Nicknames: Neeeeeeesh
Year and course: 4th Year, Economics with Year Abroad
Playing role: Opening batsman & part-time Monty Panesar
Cricketing hero: Michael Kynaston
Claim to fame: A confrontation of sorts with Jonny Bairstow, wearing a Nigel Farage mask
Favourite UWMCC moment: CMD victory in second year
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Adam Gilchrist (great bloke)
  • 1st: Donnie T
  • 2nd: Yeezy
  • 3rd: Gandhi

LOUIE MILLMAN, CLUB CAPTAIN

Nickname: Milf, Milfman
Year and course: 3rd Year, History
Playing role: Wicketkeeper-batsman
Cricketing hero: Adam Gilchrist
Claim to Fame: Have met Jonny Bairstow
Favourite UWMCC moment: Both international tours
Fantasy slip cordon: 

  • Keeper: Seb Gemes (great chat)
  • 1st: Myself (greater chat)
  • 2nd: Jacob ‘Rooty’ Sargeant (greatest chat)
  • 3rd: Jaimin ‘Money’ Patel (Mr Cynical)
  • Gully: Rob Stileman (Captain Fantastic)

TIM OZANNE, GENERAL SECRETARY

Nickname: Timmo
Year and course: 2nd Year, Maths
Playing role: Top-order batsman
Cricketing hero: Jimmy Anderson
Claim to fame: Have coached with Zafar Ansari
Favourite UWMCC moment: Long-Jon Spider-Man Challenge
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Rachel Riley (definitely a keeper)
  • 1st: Freddie Flintoff (who else?)
  • 2nd: Dwayne Leverock (the perfect man)
  • 3rdRomesh Ranganathan (Sri Lankan so I assume he can play cricket)

JOE RANDALL, SOCIAL SECRETARY

Nickname: Joey
Year and course: 1st Year, Accounting and Finance
Playing role: All-rounder
Cricketing hero: Jon Hall
Claim to fame: Taken a hat-trick at The Oval
Favourite UWMCC moment: Saffa hitting Boz for one of the biggest ever 6s recorded on tour
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Frankie Boyle (chat)
  • 1st: Santi Cazorla (every slip cordon needs a world-class distributer)
  • 2nd: Bogan Aussie (chat)
  • 3rd: Tasty (has caught every STD on campus)
  • Gully:

HENRY BOWEN, PUBLICITY AND COMMUNICATIONS

Nickname: Bozza
Year and course: 4th Year, Chemistry
Playing role: Off-spinning “all-rounder”
Cricketing hero: Moeen Ali
Claim to fame: Trained with an England T20 squad at Old Trafford
Favourite UWMCC moment: Hitting 41 in the first 4s BUCS game last year (a fact I am very shy about mentioning)
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Dan Goodyear (never fails)
  • 1st: Joe Root (safe hands, guaranteed 50)
  • 2nd: Dara O’Briain (hilarious and a great bloke)
  • 3rd: Sergei Rachmaninoff (the original bucket hands)
  • Gully: Myself (my usual stomping ground for the 4s, where I never catch a thing)

JACOB ROCHE, TOUR SECRETARY

Nickname: Jezza
Year and course: 3rd Year, Maths
Playing role: Death bowler and gun tail-ender
Cricketing hero: The one and only Freddie Flintoff (downs the fastes pint I’ve ever seen)
Claim to fame: Living next to Mr VK himself
Favourite UWMCC moment: Winning the crucial promotion decider against Birmingham 2s
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Joe Chattle (I’ve got to reward him for THAT catch in Sri Lanka)
  • 1st: Joe Root (YORRRRKKKSHIRREEEE)
  • 2nd: Chris Jordan (he’s not too bad a fielder)
  • 3rd: Dwayne Leverock (a man who needs no introduction)
  • Gully: Ben Stokes (best cricketer on the planet right now and we need a ginger to abuse)

TOM LAWSON, CHARITIES SECRETARY

Nickname: Choppy
Year and course: 3rd Year, History
Playing role: Left-arm (slow) swing bowler, washed-up batsman
Cricketing hero: Freddie Flintoff
Claim to fame: Shouting at Jonathan Trott whilst dressed as a banana
Favourite UWMCC moment: Tasty .v. Gemes showdown, the face-off that seemed to never end
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Jerzy Dudek (for the entertaining penalty saves)
  • 1st: Frankie Boyle (what batsman could survive his chat?)
  • 2nd: Rita Ora (provide the looks)
  • 3rd: Gordon Ramsay (controversial sledging)
  • Gully: Faf du Plessis (catches anything)

THE CAPTAINS

MIHIR CHANDRAKER, 1st XI CAPTAIN

Nicknames: Gangles
Year and course: 2nd Year, Economics
Playing role: Leg-spinning all-rounder
Cricketing hero: Rahul Dravid
Claim to fame: Once dismissed by the largely unsuccessful Australian international Andrew McDonald’s less-successful younger brother
Favourite UWMCC moment: Hitting Rooty for consecutive boundaries against the MCC
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Joe Hart (rumoured to have once been a fine cricketer)
  • 1st: Rahul Dravid (most Test catches of all-time)
  • 2nd: Dwayne Leverock (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7JqnXrvmx8 if evidence needed)
  • 3rd: AB de Villiers (useful in any kind of situation)
  • 4th: Pep Guardiola (to pick his brains on his go-to cricketing tactical innovations) 

NIKHIL AMIN, 2nd XI CAPTAIN

Nickname: Nick Hill
Year and course: 3rd Year, Economics
Playing role: Top-order batsman, founding brown down member
Cricketing hero: Jacques Kallis
Claim to fame: Smashed a wonderful 11 at Lord’s.
Favourite UWMCC Moment: A certain incident involving a butternut squash, Brebbers, and a certain member of the SU

  • Keeper: Seb Gemes (gets batsmen out with unbearable chat to make up for questionable keeping skills)
  • 1st: AB de Villiers (can do anything! Probably covers Gemes’ area too)
  • 2nd: Faf du Plessis (heard he has ‘alternative’ ball shining methods, also a gun fielder)
  • 3rd: Freddie Flintoff (good chat, bucket hands)
  • Gully: Ben Stokes (just class in all areas)

HARRY RILEY, 3rd XI Captain

Year and course:  2nd Year, History
Playing role: Wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman
Cricketing hero: Matt Prior
Claim to fame: Beat Sachin Tendulkar’s son in a colts match
Favourite UWMCC moment: 2nd Club Meal, and my inability to guess the shot
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • 1st: Alastair Cook (great hands and can also set a top field)
  • 2nd: Liam Neeson (for intimdiation)
  • 3rd: Milton Jones (for the witty one-liners and puns)
  • Gully: Mario Itoje (tall, great hands, and just a class sportsman)

RHYS PROBERT, 4th XI CAPTAIN

Nickname: Probes
Year and course: 3rd Year, Maths
Playing role: All-rounder – medium-pace bowler, boring top-order batsmen
Cricketing hero: James Anderson
Claim to fame: Did two weeks’ cricket coaching with Chris from Love Island’s best mate
Favourite UWMCC moment: T20 under floodlights in South Africa
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Kumar Sangakkara (great keeper, great batsman, great bloke)
  • 1st: Ben Stokes (gun slip)
  • 2nd: Philippe Coutinho (if he’s here then he can’t go to Barca, right?)
  • 3rd: Odell Beckham Jr (he can catch anything)
  • Gully: Bob Mortimer (entertainment)

SEAN MERRIMAN, FRIENDLIES XI CAPTAIN

Nickname: Mezza
Year and course: 3rd Year, MORSE
Playing role: 90mph+ fast bowler, aggressive off-side batsman
Cricketing hero: Matthew Hoggard
Claim to fame: Being a triplet
Favourite UWMCC moment: Club Day 2017
Fantasy slip cordon:

  • Keeper: Edwin van der Sar (unbelievable keeper)
  • 1st: Shane Warne (great cricketer and great chat)
  • 2nd: David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (entertaining commentary)
  • 3rd: Paul Collingwood (top bloke and cricketer)
  • Gully: Lionel Messi (surely a gun cricketer too)