The Squad

So who makes up our squad?  The following players have very kindly offered their time to be a part of this great cause.  Some blasts from the past for anyone with knowledge of local cricket.  The nicknames and player numbers will appear on the social polo shirts for each player.

Our match shirts will list names and numbers of the Trustees, employees, ambassadors and volunteers who do such a wonderful job for the Special Stars.  

  • Simon Powdrell           (Si - no. 10) - Vice Captain

  • Mark Thompson          (M Tomo - 20)

  • Dave Thompson          (Tommo - 22)

  • Chris Kipling                 (Kippers - 15)

  • Neil Thompson            (Nelly - 11)

  • Stu Robinson               (Lofty - 21)

  • Col Cooke                      (Col - 54)

  • Andy Fishwick             (Little Fish - 42)

  • Dave Fishwick             (Big Fish - 44)

  • Dan Davis                       (Denzel - 23) - Captain

  • Jon Barratt                   (JB - 74)

  • Trev Richardson         (Safehands - 61) - Umpire

  • Gareth Mellors             (WHAMMO - 77)

  • Andy Hampson           (Hampo - 99)

  • Col English                    (Big Col - 22)

  • Mark Cooke                   (Cookey - 007)

  • Rich Birch                      (Birchy - 12)

  • Rich Stanley                 (R Stan - 66)

  • Steve Mobbs                 (Mobbsy - 14)

  • Mazza Marrion              (Mazza - 3)

  • Ben Leaning                 (Big Ben - 9)

  • Darren McCune           (Vinny - 24)

  • Alan Sanderson          (Big Al - 65)

  • Michael Dobbs

  • Paul Ellis

  • Mike OConnell               (Mad Mick - 69)

  • Martin Watkin               (Lucky - 13)

  • Steve Scammells       (Scamms - 19)

  • Mark Rudston               (Rudders - 55) - Umpire

  • Terry Scott                    (Terminator - 666)

  • James Windeatt         (Windeatt - 8)

  • Dave Stebbing             (Stebbzy - 69)

  • Darren Stephenson  (Stevo - 3)

Here's some interesting facts about some of our players from their playing days;

  • Mark Thomo once ate a full chocolate cake in between innings at North Ferriby;

  • Stu Robinson used to breed rabbits;

  • Nelly Thompson once took 8-0 in 12 overs;

  • Dave Fishwick never batted higher than number 8 for Hull Schools as he didn't own a yacht;

  • Jon Barratt can drink 25 pints of Guinness in one sitting;

  • Andy Fishwick was once bowled by Phil Neville;

  • Chris Kipling is gluten intolerant.  Who knew;

  • Dave Thompson won the Fairplay Award many times for Osbaldwick;

  • Dan Davis once tried to play an evening league match for Fenners in his work suit;

  • Col Cooke has no idea how to play for a draw;

  • Col English's appearance in the Sport's Mail was voted Worst Photograph On A Cricket Field 1997;

  • Gaz Mellors once bowled so fast he made an opposing batsman cry. The batsman was 37 years old;

  • Mark Cooke owns a 33% share in Dom Perignon;

  • Terry Scott once bowled 4 wides to give the opposition the win.  The batsman facing was on 99*;

  • Steve Mobbs, the wicket-keeper, didn't move....when Terry bowled the wide...;

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