Crowthorne & Crown Wood Cricket Club Crowthorne Saturday 1st XI squad

Crowthorne Saturday 1st XI Crowthorne Saturday 1st XI

Captain : Mark Knight

Another local lad who learned his trade at Finchampstead CC before seeing the light and moving up to the Crows. Made 45* on his 2nd appearance for the Club and looks to be a great addition to the club. Touts himself as a bowler too. Sparkle showed his all-round sporting prowess with some mesmeric goals and performances in the Crows Winter Football. After just one season at the club, 'Sparkle' was elected 2012 League XI captain. Life Motto: "You can go hard or you can go home"

Vice Captain : Dan Partridge

Club Stalwart and all round legend of the Crowthorne area, The Partridge can often be found at the club or touring the away games when unable to turn the arm himself. Having taken a 18 month absence out of the game he was thrown back into the fold by the ONES Captain Will Avrili, who was looking to motivate and inspire the younger generation in the club. Dan has consistently taken wickets throughout his cricketing career and continues to do so to this day. 

In his spare time The Partridge frequents the Mad Stad to watch his beloved Reading FC or spending his wages following the England cricket team across the globe. Back in 2013 a mini documentary series was commissioned to follow Dan in his daily life called 'Up with Partridge - The Making of a Legend', Dan declined to speak on the documentary, instead the BBC recruited Ashley Giles to narrate the series after a personal request from Ashley himself. In the series we see Dan's memorabilia room which was once a childs bedroom, in this shrine he has many prized artifacts of his 2 loves, Reading and The England Cricket Team. The room includes a pair of Stephen Hawking's football boots (Unworn), a jock strap from Reading's all time leading goal scorer Trevor Senior, and a 'used' tissue from his favorite England cricket Alan Mullaly. After a high profile court battle the series was removed from Netflix and is now permanently on BBC iPlayer. Partridge's lawyer later stated that this was due to Dan's insistence that the series be free to air, citing the demise of English cricket since 2005 for his decision. 

A recent petition has taken place to get the Nine Mile Ride End by St Sebs renamed the Dan Partridge End which is currently at 55,000 signatures. When asked what it meant to be the centre of such a fantastic cause he simply replied 'No comment'. 


Players
Performance history
SeasonMatchesWonDrawnTiedLostCancelledAbandoned
All228101253592911
2013211420140
201219810451
201119500851
201018810540
200918800820
200815630600
200711401402
200618632313
200515520521
200416830320
200316720511
200215750300
20019320202
2000161110130
19981100000
19971000100
19960000000