Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman
Nickname: Geezer, Spalding, George
Barbarians No: 7
Geezer even in his mid 40s is still one of the most important players at the club both on and off the field. He does so much work behind the scenes which a lot of club members don’t realise.
He struggled with a serious arm injury in 2013, but his return to fitness in 2014 saw him score 471 runs at an average of 39.25.
2012 was also massively impressive for Geezer when he struck 626 runs at 28.45. He struck four 50s and only Phil Bush scored more runs than him in 2012.
As a Junior he played in the same side as former England batsman Mark Ramprakash and has stayed with the club he joined in the late 1970s.
He is a hard hitting middle order batsman that hits the ball all around the ground. He is brutal against all types of bowling but is particularly savage against spin bowling. He is the best sweepers of a ball at the club, he is able to play all manner of sweep shots hitting the ball all around the leg side.
He has scored 15 centuries for the Borough over the years including a Twenty20 hundred in a Mayor of Harrow game at Pinner coming in at number 5.
As a bowler he started off as a canny off break bowler but his greatest success was as a medium pace seamer for the first and second elevens. Always bowling full and straight, Geezer always concurred with the saying ‘they miss and you hit’. He has plenty of variation and has been a regular wicket taker. Due a shoulder injury which has worsened in recent seasons, Geezer decided to retire from bowling in 2012.
Role: Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler
Nickname: Chav, JayDog
Barbarians No: 69
Jaydog is a swing bowler who bowls with great control and often does an excellent holding job without always getting the wickets that he deserves. He is also a brilliant Twenty20 bowler who is exceptional at bowling at the end of innings.
2011 was his break out season, when he finally emerged from his brother’s shadow and put in some exceptional performances with the ball. He lead the Second Eleven attack on Saturday’s and the First Eleven on Sundays and rightly won the Most Improved Player for the club in 2011.
In 2012, JayDog's performances carried on where he had left off in the previous season picking up 26 wickets at an average of 19.54. The highlight was a 5 wicket haul against South Hampstead 2nds in August. He continued to impress in 2013 picking up 24 wickets at an average of 28.
Chav is a very underrated batsman who very often has to bat at the business end and he does hit a long ball and he is also an excellent fielder. He scored an excellent 50 on tour at Lydney in 2012 which helped set up a close win.
He is a great character off the field due to his comedy and camp dress sense. He is also an excellent cameraman who takes some great photos which appear on this site.
Role: Right Handed Opener, Middle Order Batsman
Barbarians No: 75
Simon joined the club a few seasons ago and has already become a
valuable club man on and the off the field. He is currently our Press Officer and Editor of The Nibbler.
He is a decent top order
batsman for our fourth team and is also a handy off break bowler who
is particularly good as a Twenty20 spinner in doing a holding role.
In recent seasons he has started to get some scores that everybody at the club knew he was capable of making. His career best was 90 for our fourth eleven against Turnham Green in June 2015.
Role: Right Handed Top Order Batsman
Barbarians No: 99
The son of our Colts Chairman, Raj. Tharshan is a very talented high order bat who has matured in recent seasons and has started to put the scores on the board that everybody knew he was capable of. He has been a key player in our junior sides in the past and has started show his class.
Tharsh is a very gifted high order batsman who loves to take his time at the middle.
He is for all purposes, a classic number 3 batsman. If the ball is moving around early on he is quite happy to see the bowling off and score once he gets in or if the bowling is a little loose he will go on the attack.
2015 was Tharshan's best season for the senior side as he plundered 436 runs including three half centuries for our First and Second Elevens.
As well as being an excellent batsman, he is a handy spin bowler and excellent fielder.
Role: Right Arm Fast-Medium Bowler
Barbarians No: 93
'KP' made his debut for the Bessborough senior sides in 2013 and proved to be an excellent addition to second and third eleven squads. He is a seam bowler, how bowls at decent pace and hits the pitch hard. As a batsman he is more of a lower order slogger but he is outstanding in the field with a cannon of an arm.
After a steady first season with the club, he had an outstanding 2014 when he picked up more wickets than any other seam bowler at the club with 27 wickets at an average of just over 17.
In 2015, KP managed to force his way into the First Eleven earning the right to take the new ball. He picked up a career best 43 wickets at an average of just over 24.
This season could not have started better for him. As well as being selected to play for an Essex Cricket Board Development Team, he also bowled at the Sri Lankan Test squad at Chelmsford in May.
Role: Left Handed Middle Order Batsman & Fast-Medium Pace Bowler
Barbarians No: 2
Vivek is another exciting young cricketer who has produced some outstanding performances for our senior sides in recent seasons. He is a true all-rounder who is capable of winning games for our First and Second Elevens with both bat and ball in his hand. He is a dynamic stroke player with the bat and a skiddy medium pace bowler who is a yard quicker than he appears.
In the last three seasons he has struck five half centuries with a best of 80 not out against Northwood Town for The Barbarians last summer.
With the ball his spell of 5-43 for our second eleven against Wycombe House in May 2014 was his best display to date.
Vivek joined the club's youth setup aged 15 and developed his cricket very quickly. He also plays Sunday cricket for Neasden who hire our third eleven ground.
Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman & Slow Left Arm
Barbarians No: 5
Kibby is one of the most exciting young players currently at the club. After excelling at Under 15 and Under 17 level, Kibby jumped straight into Phil Bush's second eleven as a regular spin bowling option and lower order batsman.
In recent seasons Kibby has shown what a capable batsman he has become. He stands very correct at the crease who is very strong through the offside. He showed his class at the start of 2016 by scoring consecutive half centuries for the first eleven and in the process winning the Bessboroughcc.com Player of the Month Award for April and May.
As a bowler, Kibby is an excellent slow left arm bowler who can tie down an end or look to take wickets. He picked up 31 wickets during the 2015 season with a career best 5-59 against Middlesex Tamils for our second eleven in May.
As a fielder, Kibby has everything. A good pair of hands, quick across the ground and an excellent arm.
Role: Right Arm Fast, Right Handed Top Order Batsman
Nickname: Sujji, Suj
Barbarians No: 11
Role: Right Handed Top Order Batsman
A top draw top order batsman, Rupes has been one of the best players to have ever played for the club. He has over the years scored more than 20 hundreds for the club and is true class to watch at the crease. As well as being one of our standing cricketers, Rupes also played for the Middlesex 2nd Eleven in the early 1990s.
In recent seasons, he has played a lot less due to work and family commitments, but when he has played he has always shown his class. He is also an excellent fielder who has one of the safest pair of hands in Middlesex.
Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman & Right Arm Off Break Bowler
Mits is another product of our excellent junior system and he has become a vital member of our senior sides since 2011.
Everybody at the club is sure that Mit will develop into a fine allrounder in the coming seasons but his main role currently is with the ball.
Last summer was the first season that he showed his outstanding talent with the bat as he scored 344 runs at an average of 31 and struck three half centuries.
Mit is an excellent off spin bowler who bowls big spinning off break and a clever arm ball. He is also not afraid to give the ball some air when needed and he doesn't get intimidated if a batsman tries to get after him.
After showing much promise in 2010, it was one year later that was his breakthrough with his performances seeing him win the senior bowler of the year award.
He has continued to excel and in 2014 he picked up a career best 35 wickets.
In four of the last five seasons he has taken 20+ wickets and become a vital member of our first and second eleven squads.
Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman & Slow Bowler
Barbarians No: 78
Wardy is as much improved middle order batsman for our Saturday third and
fourth eleven and is also a useful slow-medium bowler. Wardy joined the club in
2007 after moving to London from
the North East and he immediately set about making himself a vital member of
Nobody works harder than Wardy in the nets all year round to improve his
game and he has come on leaps and bounds in recent seasons. He is a tall man
who is not afraid to give the ball a wack.
Also Wardy has taken on the role of club secretary in recent seasons and he
is the leading man in driving the club on to bigger and better things off the
field. He also loves a pint and can often be found propping up the bar into the
Robbie Cup Award 2011
Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman
Nickname: Matty, Moose and Little Wheels
Barbarians No: 67
Matty makes a return to the club in 2012 after not playing a game in 2011 and as Geezer remarked ‘Matty must be the only person who attended more working parties than play games in 2011’. He had a couple of excellent seasons batting at number 3 and 4 in the second eleven under Ed’s captaincy.
Matty is a dashing middle order batsman who is happy batting anywhere in the order apart from opening the batting. He plays shots all round the wicket and is a fine striker of the ball. Matty is the type of player who scores quickly without ever looking in a rush. He is however a poor starter of innings, but if he gets in he tends to go on and score some big runs.
He also is an excellent fielder at point or at cover and is a useful medium pace bowler who is particularly useful at bowling at ‘the death’.
Role: Left-arm medium pace bowler & Left-hand middle-order batsman
Jamie is an aggressive and talented young all-rounder who is looking to secure himself as a regular for the senior sides.
Jamie is a canny left-arm medium pace bowler who relies on changes of pace and seam movement rather than express pace. He mainly opens the bowling on a Saturday, but can finish off the innings as well.
He is a middle-order batsman who can do the role of scoring quickly or blocking out for a draw.
He's also a safe pair of hands in the field.
Fourth Team player of the year 2015