Dunnikier Cricket Club

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Joined Apr 28 2010
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General Info

43 years old

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Dunnikier Cricket Club


Adam Payne



Marital status

Living with partner

Membership type


Number of years playing cricket

20 years on and off

Previous clubs

Headcorn Cricket Club, Kent

Appleton Cricket Club, Oxford

Most memorable cricketing moment

Probably an inter club game at Headcorn as an 18 year old, trying to break into the first team.  Bowling against the 1st team captain and the two openers.  Kept the opening batsmen quiet, bowled one with a beautiful slower ball and then had the 1st team captain bobbing and weaving with some great short stuff. 

Cricketing moment you'd most like to forget

Same game.  THe 1st team captain got a thin egde to a great bouncer and I started to appeal quite loudly.  Unfortunately the wicket keeper had dropped it.....

Best player you've played alongside

Alpesh Naik, gut I grew up with.  Amazingly talented batsmen who could tear an attack apart with his attacking strokes.  He would bat in the nets near dark without pads and smack us all back over our heads.

Best player you've played against

Another frend, Nick Daking.  Most impeccable defence and impossible to get out.  Not matter what you tried, yorkers, bouncers, slower balls he would deal with it all

Best batting performance

65 n.o. when I was captain of the Headcorn under 18's. Since then probably the 23 I scored last year to set up a win against Charlton on Otmoor.  Generally my batting is not that great!

Best bowling performance

Against Mersham in Kent, 23overs, several maidens, 49 runs for 7 wickets

Best fielding performance

Several diving catches at point and mid wicket.

DFLer or DFAer?


Preferred wicket celebration

clenched fist, on one knee

Cricketing ambition

Take as many wickets as possible and finally score a 50 in adult cricket (only ones scored asa junior)

Favourite food

Curried goat, rice and peas

Favourite drink

Cider or rum

Favourite film

Empire Strikes Back

Favourite song

Come As You Are - Nirvana

Favourite changing-room song


Fantasy girl (excluding the missus/girlfriend/partner/pet)

Dita von Teese, Scarlet Johansen

Major dislikes