Ins And Outs

Season 2020

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The Club is pleased to announce three new signings to assist us in our campaign in the NEPL Division 1 this season.

Dan Pearson has transferred from Littletown and is a right handed, attacking, high order batsman.

After several months of hard work we have finally succeeded in appointing our new professional for the 2020 season.

Ajay Jadav Mandal

Ajay Jadav Mandal is a 24 year old Indian cricketer who bats left handed and bowls slow left arm orthodox.

He made his first-class debut for Chhattisgarh in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016.

He made his Twenty20 debut for Chhattisgarh in the 2016-17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 29 January 2017.

He made his List A debut for Chhattisgarh in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 30 September 2018.

The Club would like to thank Cricglobal for its assistance and expertise during the acquisition process/contractual negotiations.

Ben Raine

Ben Raine has agreed to play for the Club when he is not required by Durham County and captain Shaun Smith is delighted to have him on board.


"Ben may not be available for many games but if he is able to play, he'll be a tremendous asset.  It will be great to see him back at his boyhood club", enthused Smith.


Ben played for Phili as a junior before joining the County and following a spell with Leicestershire he returned to the Riverside where he has starred with bat and ball. His brother Tom is a regular in the Phili first XI and is the club's vice chairman.

The Club would like to welcome all of our new signings and wish them a successful 2020 season.


Please click on the above white links to view additional information about our new signings.



Our overseas professional for 2019, Nimesh Vimukthi from Sri Lanka, has declined our offer to join the Club again this year.

Hafiz Aleem has also decided to leave the Club.


The Club would like to thank all players leaving the Club for their performances in all forms of cricket in which they have represented the Club.