Local entrepreneur, Andrew Baines, joined the club looking for a chance to ‘give back to the community that has given him so much’. Baines made his money as a property mogul and Cosplay costume designer winning Best Costume at the London, Paris, Milan and San Diego Cosplay events.
During the summer, Baines donates his time, and considerable personal wealth, to the club and even the cold winter chill cannot deny him his love for the club and the game by rattling through batting lineups in the Eversley Indoor Cricket League. Indoor Captain Jeff Cluett and manager, Sinith Chandran, have been overheard on a number of separate occasions at the local watering hole, The Frog and Wicket, singing Baines’ praises as he cleaned up yet another side with his slow left arm grenades.
Not just a bowler, Baines is always good for a few runs and sometimes even more than that regularly contributing 50+ runs to an innings. Nicknamed the ‘Village Bradman’ by local funny man and hunk Ant Avrili, seeing Baines slashing shots through Cover Point in his Baggy Green is one of the sights of the summer. This display, unsurprisingly, attracts many passersby that look on enviously as Baines piles on the pain for opposition teams.
6-a-side Winners - 2016, 6-a-side Winners - 2017, Duck Prize - 2015, League 2nd XI Batting - 2019, League 2nd XI Bowling - 2016, League 2nd XI Captain's Prize - 2018, League 3rd XI Batting - 2016, Men's Player of the Year - 2016, Sunday Bowling Award - 2015, Sunday Bowling Award - 2016, Sunday Bowling Award - 2017, Sunday Bowling Award - 2018, Sunday Captain - 2017, Sunday Captain - 2018, Sunday Captain's Prize - 2014