another young recruit, coming to us by way of his good friend Craig
Weston. Ben previously played as a colt with Valley End but wished to play
more actual cricket so jumped ship to join our ranks of the best of rank.
He's quite an all-rounder; Ben takes up the gloves for stints behind the
stumps from time to time and can throw himself about, saving quite a few
runs off loose deliveries. At the current time he
specialises in consolidating the top order, or so he'd like us to think.
Bens' innings take on one of two forms, either building a steady score or
flashing the blade in true, blue-blooded Cavalier fashion. Ben shows
plenty of promise with some classy-looking strokes while wielding
his lump of willow. If he's wielding anything else, then we are not available for comment.
thing that really makes Ben fit in well with the rest of us scumbags is a gentle,
humorous, and viciously cutting tongue, now all we need to do is show him how to apply this style to his
batting. Ben was one of the runners-up in 2000 for the hotly-contested "Quack Quack
Oops" award for - yes, you've guessed it - most ducks. Don't feel bad, Ben, you're in
excellent company - the previous years' winner Jay Stephens
was often in the running for that most prestigious of awards despite usually
appearing in the top few for the end of season batting averages.
In the best traditions of WECC mickey-taking I have taken
the liberty of assigning the nickname "Cutter", if only to give me more options
in the anagram stakes, and they're some of the best the generator could come up with, I'm
sure you'll agree. (What? You think I do them all
myself?!?). Ben (whose real nickname
"Pudders") threatened to come on tour next time round. Oh yes indeed, another
fine sacrificial offering to the Hop
(Steady on, old chap! - Ed).