Martin Haigh (Sir Martin)
Chairman and Team Manager.
Mr Haigh is the club captain and
a bit of an all rounder. His bowling is straight and batting
is in the Graham Thorpe style, clipping the odd one here
The Essex and Northern boys have
never spoken to anyone so posh their lives. In fact, Mr
Haigh has now become friends with a top (former) Tory politician,
visiting their home for tea before setting off to the ballet.
Mr Haigh is not
a party boy, although we suspect that he may have been
if Pimms was readily available in Barbados. Finally, Mr
Haigh wasn't comfortable being a member of the Carib Beer
XI, hence the name Mr Haigh and the Carib Beer X.
Barry can probably best be described
as the clown of the team, which can be somewhat self defeating
when he attempts to terrify the batsmen by thundering in
from yet another 100 yard run up with a huge grin on his
face. However, Bazza is nevertheless a useful all rounder,
although his umpring is poor.
Soon to be a married man, Bazza's
days as a fully paid up member of the party boys are now
numbered, however, this didn't prevent him from familiarising
himself with the various Bajan drinks menus along with the
best of them, athough a couple of girly early nights did
tarnish this image somewhat.
(Note: Barry has subsequently got
married to a delightful young lady who although not a natural
at cricket, has proven herself to be the one that wears
the whites in the Willis household by taking considerably
more wickets than her husband in the one game that she played
for us - see Mr Gooch's profile for details).
Phil is a ginger northerner. His
bowling is poor but his batting such that he realises he
will only last 10 deliveries, but he can probably get 30-40
in that time.
Phil is well known as a Karaoke
king and sings 500 miles more often than the Proclaimers,
although it's fair to say that this sounds better with a
Scottish accent than Burnley.
Phil has recently got married to
the lovely, half Spanish, Helen, which will hopefully bring
to an end the ginger gene in the Cordey family tree. After
a few quiet days in Barbados, so he was OK for Diving, Phil
was a welcome inclusion to the Party Boys, mainly because
he brought Pina Colada and
Strawberry Daquari with him.
Rogerson (Jimmy Anderson)
Webmaster & Official Scorer
Peter is the best bowler on the team,
but gets upset when asked to bowl up hill on our home pitch.
This sometimes results in the normally timid Peter making
harsh decisions against his own captain when umpiring.
Pete is the most impressive drinker
on the team and was the driving force behind the Party Boys.
Probably the finest moment on the tour was seeing Peter's
face when he met his idol Jimmy
Anderson, although we all thought it a bit weird when
he spent the rest of the day in the toilet.
Andy is a bit of a line and length
bowler and a decent enough batter, whilst never really concerning
the England test selectors.
Being the tour organiser we have
a lot to be grateful to him for; and in fact we thought
that Andy Weaver was unique until we saw the Fat
Andy Weaver in Trinidad. The image has ensured Andy
keeps up exercise and healthy eating, as he realises the
girls wouldn't like him fat.
Andy is a bit of a clever bugger
and was an important part of the Pina Colada VIII quiz team.
Entertainment Committee 1
Glen, or Mr Gooch as he has been
re-christened due to his resemblance to Graham, is more
of a rugby player than a Cricketer. He has a unique bowling
style, which tricks batsmen into trying to hit 6's and getting
caught in the deep.
As a founder member of the infamous
Bajan Party Boys 2004, we all soon realised that Glen is
partial to the odd 40-year-old
woman. Unfortunately, after a few beers he is a bad
judge of age, and he pulls the odd 60-year-old
He also mentions that he is 6 foot
5 and 15 stone, although don't let that intimidating statistic
fool you, as Mr Gooch is currently the only player to have
been dismissed by Barry Willis's wife.
Entertainment Committee 2
He is a line and length bowler and
a half decent batsman at our level.
R White is a party boy, although
this probably upsets his parents after they named him after
a popular brand of lemonade. Rob was responsible for finding
the 'Car Park Bar' in Barbados, which was a car park with
a bar, and the only place in Barbados open after 4am.
After a few Caribs it is fair to
say that Rob is not a great person to room share with as
he is more than capable of keeping you awake with the odd
bit of snoring. Saying that, it's safer than sharing with
Harris (Monkey Harris)
Rich is ginger.
Although his propensity for sustaining
back injuries kept him out of most of the 2006 season, which
almost certainly improved our results, we are pleased to
welcome an almost fully fit Rich back for the 2007 season.
Always smiling, Rich is always up
for a good laugh and a spot of Karaoke, and was a happy
recipient of the daily ginger joke and packet of Ginger
mints. Can certainly hold his own when it comes to drinking
Pina Colada and Strawberry Daquaris and was part of the
team who plotted to drink the
Ship Inn dry.
Berry (El Gordo)
Gordon bowls line and length together
with the odd wide, but then has a tendency to get ducks
However, Gordon is nicknamed 'Statto'
due to his superior knowledge of all things sport and was
a key member of the victorious Mr Haigh and the Pina Colada
VIII quiz team in Barbados.
Since being back in England we have
realised that he is keen on the odd Quiz machine, but only
wins money when it's Bullseye.
Gordon is an expert at pulling,
but unfortunately only with American
girls on Spring Break.
Andy Bowen (Mr
|Michael Lee (General
New Member and Official Umpire
Steve Turner (Stevinho)