Captain’s Report – 1983

Down Memory Lane – 1983

Captain’s Report of the Season by Sunil Amar

KCC began the 1983 season with a glorious win against their old rivals – The Lamb Inn, Mark O’Conner scoring the first century of the Club.  After that, KCC grew from strength to strength.  Played 10, won 6 drew 1, lost 3; a good record for the first full season.  Mark Pybus did not click as an opener but proved to be a useful bat at No 5.  Mark Stockton and Neil Brown scored quite a few runs between them; they are both good all-rounders and are an asset to any team.  Clive Butler, the best opener KCC has, was rather subdued; we might see some fireworks from him next year.  Adam Licudi, the young Harrovian, was probably the best find of the year.  At 17, he can bowl at quite a good pace and when loaned to BMP for the day, scored a useful 92 not out for them.

Anthony Rickard (pictured above with Sunil) kept wickets well and performed better than he expected, in spite of breaking his finger earlier on in the season.  Simon Carpenter pleasantly surprised everybody when he was asked to deputise for Rickard; we look forward to his performance behind the stumps next year.  Sunil Amar topped the bowling averages and, along with Mike Parry-Jones, took 5 wickets apiece against The Lamb Inn and Three Bridges respectively.

Paul Linder joined us halfway through the season and made an impact immediately – in only 3 games he scored 70 valuable runs.  Raj Tandon, Richard Waters, Mike Parry-Jones and Ray Burnet, all promising cricketers, proved useful with bat and ball.  Due to domestic pressures none of them was able to make many appearances.  Bill Rodwell is probably the most experienced cricketer in the side and very useful too.  His bowling is very deceiving and he should have taken more wickets than his analysis suggests.  New signings for 1984: Lawrence Simpson, Dr Hameed Khan, Mishu Kabir and Kim Stockton will strengthen the squad as they are all experienced cricketers.  Chris Miller has been training hard this winter and expects to put up a better performance.


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