Great Horkesley & Lexden Cricket Club First Team squad

First Team

Captain : Shiraz Amin

Vice Captain : Graeson Laitt

Mahesh Arcot
Leg spinner who has found time limited recently following his first child. Another of the club's medical team his performance against Wormingford at The Chantry last season (6-25) was one of the best ever from a Horkesley player.
Paul Hart
This Opening Bowler will have to show form early on to justify continued occupation of the position; with younger members bowling impressively in the nets he can't rely too heavily on his leading wicket-taker status for the previous 2008 season. This individual continues to have greater aspirations in respect of batting but an inaugural '6' in a match towards the end of last year won't in itself serve to advance him up the batting order! Also Vice-captain of the team and is ready to take over if Allan or Ramali are unavailable
Johnathan Hassan

2nd XI Vice-Captain
Evening League Captain.


Abdullah Kulkarni
Made his debut as an opener in the win over West Bergholt on 16th May in 2010. On a tricky wicket he looked as though he knows how to hold a bat, and hopefully through the season he'll fulfill the promise with a stackful of runs
David Laitt
One of the veteran's of the side, Dave Laitt has returned to become Chairman of the club for 2004. A former professional football, Dave is the father of skipper Graeson, though that doesn't stop the occasional scowl when he drops another catch from his favourite son.

Has been known to open the batting on occasions with his "swing-from-the-hip" style, and can be relied upon to bowl an occasional over - occasional being the key word.
Naveed Maan
allrounder - sometimes
Jerry Morgan
Groundsman at 2nd.XI ground, Spring Lane, Lexden until switch to Mile End in 2015.
Kevin Saunders
A legend in his own teatime. Kevin likes to regal the club of stories of yore about Villa, Cricket, and buses. Sadly, coming from Birmingham, no one can actually understand a word that comes out of his mouth, and thus rely on the the translation services offered by his youngest daughter aged just a few months, who makes just about as much sense. A good fielder who gets in the way of the ball, he can be guaranteed to seek out the use of the first aid kit at least once a game.
Simon Underwood
Former Army man who lends an air of calmness to proceedings with his quiet authoritative manor. Started to prove his worth with the bat last season after we finally managed to persude him to bat higher up the order.
Ed VanderMark
seam bowler, right hand bat
James Wallis
One of the few Horkesley villagers in the side, James has always impressed with either his keeping wicket or his no nonsense batting.
Performance history