All-Time League 2nd XI

With the re-launch of GCC’s 2nd XI in 2024, the time has come to focus on 2nd XI legends from yesteryear. I detail my take on Goring’s All-Time League 2nd XI below.

No 1: Andy Ankerson. Andy’s top score in the 2s is 146*(also the GCC record top league score). He has over 1500 2nd XI runs at an average of 37.1 including four half centuries and four centuries.

Andy Ankerson

No 2: Jon Armitage. Jon averages 77.6 in the 2s and his top score is 126*. He has scored 698 runs including one half century and four centuries. Captained the 2nd XI in 1 season.

Jon Armitage

No 3 & Captain: Stephen Wincott. Skipper Winkers averages 40.1 in the 2s with a high score of 120. He has scored over 1700 2nd XI runs including eight half centuries and one century. Captained the 2nd XI in 2 seasons.

Stephen Wincott

No 4 & Keeper: Tony Hedge. Top 2nd XI run scorer in the club with 2210 runs including 9 half centuries. Averages 24.0 and high score of 88*. Captained the 2nd XI in 2 seasons.

Tony Hedge

No 5 : Eric Large. Averages 28.9 in the 2s scoring 1156 runs with a high score of 93. Has scored 9 half centuries in the 2nd XI. Captained the 2nd XI in 2 seasons.

Eric Large

No 6: Jon Williams. Averages 26.2 with a high score of 107*. 1334 runs including four half centuries and one century. Captained the 2nd XI in 3 seasons.

Jon Williams

No 7: Andy Taylor. Versatile all rounder who averages 20.5 with the bat and 16.1 with the ball in the 2s. 1232 2s runs with 2 half centuries. 66 2nd XI wickets including three 5 wicket hauls. Captained the 2nd XI in 2 seasons.

Andy Taylor

No 8: Rex Smith. 2s ace spin bowler averaging 9.5 with the ball. Best bowling of 8/35. 93 2nd XI wickets including four 5-fers.

Rex Smith

No 9: Frank Crook. 97 2nd XI wickets at an average of 22.7. Six 5-fers and best bowling of 6/12.

Frank Crook

No 10: Phil West. 162 2s scalps at an average of 15.8. Eight 5-fers and best of 7/32.

Phil West

No 11: John Buller. Swing bowler taking 374 2nd XI wickets at an average of 15.8 including twenty six 5-fers. Best bowling of 7/15.

John Buller

Notes:

  • League & Cup 2nd XI figures only (does not include 2nd XI friendlies).
  • Last update: February 2024.