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Meet the Players Barry Rudlin

Friday 15th May 2020

Meet the Players Barry Rudlin

In todays installment of Meet the Players we have Barry Rudlin

What is your nickname and why? 

Dobbin - Courtesy of Doug Patmore - it was a complement to my fielding as a village cricketers version to international player Derek Randall who was nicknamed Arkle! 

How/why did you join Abberton Cricket club? 

I moved from Grasshoppers to a better club and home ground in 1984

When was your League debut, who was it against and how did you get on? 

I can't remember what happened yesterday let alone 36 years ago ha ha !

What are your career best figures? 
Batting 184n/o 
Bowling (see Simon) 
Catches 403 

What is your most memorable moment in an Abberton shirt? 

National Village batting with Browny with our backs to the wall (simon again can confirm in his book) also promotion winning game at Kelvedon taking catches on the boundary in the dark 

What is your all time Abberton Xl? 

Favourite all time team without overseas players 

What is your favorite away ground and why?

Played at lots of good and bad grounds possibly Frinton when all the hoardings are up.

Who was the best player you’ve played cricket with?

Difficult to say who the best player I have played with over the years , I have had the pleasure of being on the pitch with many. By definition of having won the most games with it would have to be Swinny.

Interesting Fact? 

While on a cricket tour of Barbados our swimming pool attendant in 1989 was a young budding cricketer called Ottis Gibson !