Best Australian at the Club (2018), works and lives in London, comes back at weekends to Captain the Levante 1sts,
Can Bat and Field, Bowls a Heavy ball, Sledges like a Pro and has a lovely selection of Sandpaper in his locker. Easily confused by food.
The Welsh Wizard is the best sledger at the club; you do not want to be batting when he is at slip or gully! Fantastic opening batsman and top run scorer in the league, for Levante, last season. Voted best batsman for the 2014 season. An able wicket-keeper and athletic fielder. Basically the man is a living legend!!!
Guess who wrote his own profile.....
A big Hitting batsman who also holds the catches and can bowl 6 different deliveries an over:-
6, 4 , 2, 1, No Ball and Wide
Great Player, If he could only get down to practice he would be amazing.......
Qasim turns up once a month and luckily for us is always willing to open the bowling and batting, deceptively agile and quick in the field he has never dropped a catch.
Loves to umpire, score and help with setting up the ground on Match Days.
His friend Usman has disappeared and we think Qasim has eaten him.
Joining in 2017, Faiz quickly became the bowler the Captain looks for when something special is required, his calming influence and brilliant Death Bowling sealed the victory in the T20 Smash Final with a lovely send off for the batsman.
A natural leader on and off the pitch who became Club Captain in 2018, a nice guy with an even nicer car. Shotgun front seat!
A new player for 2018 who has come to Valencia to make his fortune, what a shame he has nowhere to live......., Bats, Keeps, Bowls and has a big Warehouse that will come in useful for Winter Nets.
MOTM on his debut and a very nice addition to the Club. Anyone have a room to rent?
The Bill Bailey impersonator had a fantastic first season with the club, winning awards for most runs and best batsman. He also finished high on the list of wicket takers with his leggies working wonders throughout the campaign.
He became so good at that he decided to change back to Fast Ahem Bowling with unsurprising results.
Scott is also M.I.A in action this year, he blames his Wife and Kids for ending his dreams to once again represent Spain, but we dont know at what yet.
He now spends his days combing the beaches and his lovely long hair.
Keith decided to retire to Valencia but after seeing the players desperate attempts at officiating a game he just couldn’t help himself and volunteered to Umpire, even after a potentially career ending incident with a strong gust of wind and a Flying Carpet he still comes back for more and is a willing participant in any fundraising or shenanigans we can think of.
A living legend and we are forever grateful for his help.
Plays the Squeezebox and once met Rohan Kanhai in Threshers.
Usman was a great talent and an intelligent cricketer with a bent arm and a long sleeved shirt but according to friends got married and left Spain.
We think new look Fat Qasim ate him.
Left Handed Opening Bat with plenty of Yorkshire grit and steel, looks lively in the field but occasionally provides the opposition batsman a second chance. Needs to work on his Tan.
Only person who isn't an Alcoholic in the whole club.
Fancy Dan Pilot who stole all the bowling glory in the brief time he spent in Valencia, ran out on all his mates just for money and a promotion to somewhere not as nice, now runs a BnB in Bristol.....
All that "Fast" Bowling has ruined his shoulder so he can never play any sport ever again, he is now trying to learn Golf and drinks Whiskey every night.
"He never learned to read and write so well but he can swing a big bat just like hes ringing a bell
Go Go, Go Tariq Go Go, Go Tariq Go Go, Go Tariq Go Go, Go Tariq Go Go, and Tariq B. Goode.
*Afridi isn't his real name
A skinny teenage Bhavin joined Levante in its infancy and has since gone on to become an Instagram Six Pack Legend, sometimes he'll grace us with that Straight Bat and make a Cameo but he is a Sadist and enjoys pulling peoples teeth out for a day job in the UK. Maybe one day he will open up a Practice in Valencia.....
With a spectacular batting average (he played about 6 games) this man with the Golden Arm could also conjure up an important wicket but he was always a slouch in the field and had Manos de Mantequilla.
The resident Kiwi has become a solid operator at the top of the innings for Levante, providing a strong resistance to the new ball then unselfishly getting out so everyone else can have a go.
First on the Team Sheet because he now has a car and can drive to away games, and always on hand with the Tabs and the Tinnies, a very popular member.
Lofty has been around the team for a while but this year has a little one to keep an eye on so cricket comes seco... oh no wait, he does running now so a distant third, Boooo!
A fearless WK, a keen eye for a loose ball with long levers and a big Hoik, we would love to see him come down for some Social Cricket, or maybe the Maths Teacher Nerd would prefer to score....
Currently AWOL and coasting in a cushy Geneva Job, High Roller Cockney Geezer, likes his pastel leisure wear and a large Vodka and Cranberry Juice.
This time next year Tim Tam......... ;)
Loves his cricket and bowls a nice line and length with swing and accuracy, and although he may not look like a batsman he can really get going with his unorthodox technique and has hit quite a few important runs.
Now a restaurateur he sometimes misses out on matches but is always welcome at the club, now we just need to work on the Club Discount and Sponsorship Agreement.
Founder member who became a casualty to Married with Kids Syndrome, a good student of the game and Solid Batsman from the School of Nurdle.
We hope he turns up for some Social Cricket this season.
Nato Peacekeeper Bruno joined the club in 2013 during a 3 year stint in Valencia and went from Rusty to Tight Left Arm Opening Bowler very quickly. He occasionally returns to show us how its done and may one day return when there is World Peace or he gets early retirement, whichever comes first.
Sorely missed on and off the field, a great bloke with a lovely family.
Lord Pickford, classy batsman and proud of his Club average, maybe thats why he prefers to play in the 2nds.
Takes a catch every now and again and bowls with a 14º Arm, Posh, Rich and probably paying the umpire. Runs Marathons for some reason.
Swing, Pace, Lateral Movement, and Variation, just some of the things we wish Pilks had.
Levantes first player to represent Spain, a true all rounder who plays every sport, he is currently taking time away from cricket to develop Rugby League in Spain and is also a founder member of Castellon University Netball Team.
Dropped a catch once and went off for a sulk.
Back in Spain after being detained in India due to a dodgy Visa. Bowls left arm Spin One, Miss Off Stump, Every Time (SOMOSET) , can actually bat a bit and field and is probably Levante CCs only true All Rounder.
PHD in something really hard, Vegan and plays the Guitar as well, Weirdo.
"The Tank" has finally succumbed to the temptation of cricket on AstroTurf in 40º at the VCG, this big Saffer can hit the ball hard, likes a beer, is surprisingly nimble in the field despite his size, and could probably deck us all.
Handy to have on tour and good to have him onboard, now all he needs is a new Phone and several Alarm Clocks
Jaggi loves the Cricket Family at Levante and would do anything for his team and friends, a bit of regular practice would make his Leg Spin unplayable and he has the heaviest Cricket Bat on the Planet, such a shame he has the thinnest arms also.
He is proud of his 8 Seater Jaggi Van but unfortunately drives like he doesn't want to keep it for long, nevertheless he always gets us to the ground and is the first to buy the drinks, before, during and after the games.
The Keeper of the Penalty Pig, Jaggi is watching you......
Gentle giant, loves his Hawaiian shirts and the Green and Gold, bowls a heavy ball and wields a heavy bat.
Roger will be leaving us in 2018 and will be sorely missed, always quick to contribute to the fundraisers and a cracking allround bloke.
Roger, Over and Out
The Pocket Rocket, an explosive batsman and skiddy bowler from his 5" Muscled Frame, lightning fast fielder and always has a smile on his face. Great fun on and off the field, one of Martins best friends.
Would run through a brick wall for Levante CC, :)
Left Handed Martin is a bowler who really knows how to get under the batsmens skin with his Tricks, Angles, Line and Length.
A benevolent cricketer who will advise the opposition on how to get his teammates out, members have always commented on how well he "Bats for the other Side"
A Constant Presence at Practice and on Match Days and always providing eloquent insight, his Voluntary work for the Grammar Police is much appreciated by all his team mates.
Once upon a time Dan was a handy Off Spinner and took Levantes first Hat Trick, then he went on a La Manga Weekend, took his rehydration too seriously on the Saturday, caught the Yips on Sunday and bowled a 14 ball over.
Fortunately he has many strings to his bow and has made the position of Rock Solid WK his own, always reluctant to bat he can grind out a knock and stick around at the business end of an innings.
We have yet to see the best of Mr Tickel
Incumbent Chairman for 2018 AKA “He Who Holds the Poisoned Chalice this Year"
DT holds the current record for number of games played for Levante CC and manages to avoid both work and family commitments by playing cricket but only really goes for the Beer and Fags and is still dining out on a 20+ scalp debut season.
Slow between the wickets and a very limited wagon wheel boils down to one shot that rarely troubles the scorer, a Compulsive Shopper cruelly manipulated by Morgan is coupled with a desperate belief that a new bat will solve all technical deficiencies.
Big Hands usually hold the catches and sometimes buys the drinks.
Laziest man in the Club.
Mystery Bowler and Underestimated Batsman, we dont even know if he can field because he's so good at his job he keeps having to work and we rarely see him at the VCG, you can count on Immy to drop out last minute and we wonder if he'll ever get his League Debut Cap and Squad Number.
One for the future, we think.