John McDonald is the name of John McDonald, from
the body of the same name. John, owner of the aforementioned body, was
the first recruit from the recent drive to attract more players. That
unique introduction hides the fact that no-one is more enthusiastic about the game than John.
He had no hesitation about becoming the new Secretary at 2004's Annual
General Meeting. Playing-wise, he has developed an extremely frustrating technique that, while
miss swinging and cutting deliveries that may be, wide
of the mark, he nevertheless proceeds to dig out the seriously on-target
ones. This has proved quite invaluable during recent games for, while runs
flew from the other end, John
was able to clam up and just stay
there for a while till that bit of freedom comes around again. It is
set indelibly on record
that he was the top scorer at an overcast Tilford in 2003, providing plenty of
entertaining shots against some quite good bowlers.
must not overlook
his willingness to look after the growing WECC colts section at net
practises. The enthusiasm of the youngsters is in no doubt, and John
has worked hard to keep them genuinely interested in their advancement
and development, no mean feat in today's climate where many other
colourful attractions and distractions pulls youth from the Beautiful Game. As a
result of his encouragement, the colts are slowly, but surely coming
together and developing a collective personality of their own.
The anagrams were a bit of a challenge: with
only three vowels to play with, even finding five was a struggle, let
alone ten. Never mind, a better range will eventually arrive, with the
addition of a (as yet unknown) nickname.