Bessborough Cricket Club 3rd Eleven squad


In recent seasons our Third Eleven have struggled for consistency with results and players and they were unfortunately relegated from the top division of the 1987 League in 2014.

This season allrounder Ian Ridley has taken over the captaincy and has set promotion as an achievable target for this season. Sahil Hathi who has successfully captained our Fourth Eleven in recent seasons has been promoted to assist Ridley and will operate as his vice-captain.

In 2015 it is hoped that a great mixture between youth and experience will give the Third Eleven a real shot at promotion. Key players that Ridley can rely on include batsmen James Wheeler and Richard Edmands, Wicket-Keeper Peter Doole and bowling options of Steve Kimsey and vice-captain Hathi.

Praekash Balendra will be looking to move up from the fourth eleven and earn a spot in the top order while young batsmen Rajan Modha and Dillon Maloney will be looking to score runs to push for their places in the Second Eleven.



3rd Eleven

Captain : Atik Shah

Dipak Chavda
Role: Right Arm Off Spin Bowler
Nickname: Mr C

Dipak is a very underrated cricketer who is a wily old fox with the ball often getting out good batsman with a varation in flight and pace. He rarely plays at weekends now claiming he is ‘too old’ and prefers striking golf balls to cricket balls.

In 2014 he had an outstanding season with the ball picking up 16 wickets for our Third, Fourth and Barbarians teams. By the middle of this summer he had already taken more wickets than in 2014 with a best performance of 4-53 v Twickenham for our Third Eleven.

However as Vice-Chairman he is still heavily involved at the Borough and does make fleeting appearances in our Twenty20 side. Mr C proved that Twenty20 is not a young man’s game by winning the 2008 Twenty20 player of the Year award as voted by his team-mates. Dipak put in some excellent performances with the ball that season.

Viraj Desai
Middle order batsman and off spinner
Peter Doole
Role: Left Handed Middle Order Batsman & Wicket-Keeper
Nickname: Dooley
Barbarians No: 11

Dooley is the club’s senior pro and longest serving player after joining the Borough as colt in the 1960s. 2016 was his 49th consecutive playing season. He has served the club with great distinction as a wicket-keeper for our first three elevens (keeping in all 5 Mayor of Harrow wins) and served many roles for the club off the field including chairman, colts Chairman, Bar Chairman and treasurer.

He has been a stand out gloveman for the Borough in the last 35 years and set a standard that all Borough keepers have had to aspire too. His class is shown by ability standing up to the wickets and he still takes some blinding catches and stumpings for the third team and Middlesex Over 50's.

As a batsman Dooley is particularly strong off the back foot especially behind point through offside. He has scored runs for Borough mainly in the middle to lower order but in recent seasons has batted even higher for the third eleven. Dooley is a character both on and off field, his cheeky wit and banter on the field with his trademark panama and his story telling and jokes off the field make him a true Borough legend.
Muhaiz Hussain

I have come up through the colts system at Bessborough from since i was 10 to 17. I've been away from my first cricket team for 3 years now but i am ready to come back.

Right Arm bowler

Dinal Kadawathage
Left handed batsman and can also bowl off spin or medium pace. 
Lakshmi Narayanan P
Top Order bat and off spin bowler
Ravi Vyas
Right arm seam bowler
Right arm batsman
Performance history