England's greatest modern day batsman (KP) once said that "Batsmen win you sponsors, bowlers win you games" so this is the business end of the Bledlow Ridge Hall of Fame. To make it on to this page, you need to have taken at least 50 wickets for the club, which doesn't sound a lot, but there are only 6 current bowlers who have made it (albeit there are another 6 who qualiifed for the show off page a.k.a all-rounders).  

The Match Winners
Ian Murdoch
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2009

310 @ 18.599            Econ 3.562
    
7-19 vs Didcot 2019

2nd/67th

10
Profile: Left arm medium (Taggart), left arm slow (everyone else) RHB. The pace may be down a bit since 'Taggart' joined the club as a sprightly 47 year old, and injuries are more common than previously, but he has been the club's most prolific wicket taker over the last 10 years. 2022 saw him match his best season in the league (38 wickets), finishing bang on 300, and add a few in the cup. An aspirational batsman (which bowler isn't), he does occasionally go on and has amassed three 50s, with a highest score of 91*. 632 runs at an average of 10.909 aided by a not out percentage of 44%. Captain of the 1s from 2015-2017 having previously captained the 2s in 2012 and 2013.  
Mike Gillett
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2015

158 @ 17.025                 Econ 3.222

7-35 vs Challow 2018

5th/NR

6
Profile: Right arm medium, RHB. A less than conventional action but his metronomic accuracy has frustrated batsmen all the way up to Tier 4 in the CCL. Has been the 1s go to bowler for control over the last 3 years and has improved his penetration the higher up the divisions he goes. Captained the 2s in 2015 and 2016 before stepping up to the 1s and has not played down since. Batting a little more challenging with a total of 82 runs at 5.467 with a best of 9*. 
Ben Hillary
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2015

62 @ 28.806                 Econ 4.893
  
5-4 vs Buckingham 2017

14th/NR

Profile: Right arm medium quick, LHB. A product of the BRCC junior academy, Hills can be deceptively quick at times and has hurried batsmen in the 1s and 2s. With a strike rate hovering around 20 in the last few seasons, he can do real damage in a spell. When not on duty in the 1s, leads the 2s bowling attack. Batting has flattered to deceive a little and has scored some important runs, but never big runs (high score 22*) in amassing 368 @ 9.684. Lightening quick in the fleld with a bullet arm. 
Ben Cooper
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2011

54 @ 23.130                Econ 3.610

5-23 vs Tiddington 2021

19th/NR

2
Profile: Right arm fast, RHB. Starting as a schoolboy and then disappearing for a while to university, 'Cooperman' was generally acknowledged as the quicket bowler in Tier 4 in 2021. Growing control and accuracy saw his maiden percentage shoot up to 27% and economy for the season under 3. Knows which end of the bat is which, but has yet to work out which balls he should be hitting and has yet to get to double figures (HS 7*). 43 runs at 3.909 will surely improve with a little more confidence.
The Front of the Queue
 
Alan Loxton
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2016

43 @ 28.140                 Econ 4.400

5-51 vs Abingdon Vale 2017

30th/NR

1
Profile: Left arm slow, LHB. 'Big Al' has been around both teams for a few years now and was an integral part of the 1s promotion season in 2018. His "slow" left arm around the wicket occasionally pinged down around Dakes pace but provided a useful variation in that side. Has a knack for picking up important wickets and his relaxed manner belies a sometimes savage attack on the bowling as a late middle order batter. Yet to go big on runs (HS 26*) but has cleared the boundary often and turned average scores into reasonable ones and reasonable ones into good ones on more than one occasion. 295 runs at 15.526.
Robert Armstrong-Jones
Debut

Wickets BRCC 

Best

BRCC/CCL Ranking

5 wickets
2018

39 @ 25.949                Econ 4.498
  
6-43 vs Long Marston 2021

31st/NR

2
Profile:Right arm fast medium. RHB. Made just one appearance in his debut season, picking up a 3 for, and then came back in the shortened lock down season and has been a 1st team regular since. Generally opens in the 1s and when on song can run through a side with a decent pace and some subtle away movement. Two 5 fors in just over a dozen matches suggest that with any sort of extended run, he will be charging up the list quickly. Loves to bat and has made a 90 in non league cricket and a shift up the order in 2022 saw a couple of important 50s to get his total runs up a gear. 324 runs at 17.053 with a top score of 59* in the league. 
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