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t1

This is a copy of the now infamous Issue One of the PECC Fanzine from 1992. I'm not aware if there was ever an issue 2. 

Thanks to Kevin 'Bloody' Williams for trawling through his personal archives to find this gem

 




tenfor6

We were 10 for 6....

Watch any Potten End game, and you may well hear people referring to the 10 for 6 incident. Unfortunately this does not describe a heroic feat by one of our bowlers, but instead describes the position we found ourselves in when batting in a tour match played in an old Portland Bill quarry. Strange what memory can do - I have long been convinced that I was one of the six, but the 1992 scorebook has recently resurfaced, and I was not even playing that day! The fall of the sixth wicket brought in Mick 'I'm the best driver in the club' Palmer to join Ian Raeburn at the crease. The rest, as they say, is history as they put on over a hundred (this is where my memory is hazy and don't recall the exact details, but believe we went on to win the game...) If you can add any details, please let me know.

nicknames

Why is he called that?

This page is intended to reveal some of the stories behind the nicknames. Some are less obvious than others! They are in no particular order, other than the way they came into my head....if anyone has corrections, additions, explanations or other embellishments, please let me know.




David "Keyhole" Raeburn"

OK - let's start with a simple one (the name, not the Chairman, obviously). He had keyhole surgery on his knee once....end of

Peter "The Kraken" Raeburn

I don't know the origin of this, or even if it relates to the poem by Tennyson, but according to Wikipedia, Kraken are legendary sea monsters of gargantuan size, said to have dwelt off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. I'm told that the name was given by Steve Barrett (see below) but not sure why. Even if it is nothing to do with the poem, here's a bit of culture for you anyway:
Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant fins the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battering upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by men and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die. 
Another potential source is from the John Wyndham novel 'The Kraken Wakes' - or in Pete's case (allegedly) he didn't!

Sam Davis

Multiple options here, as he's the most nicknamed person in the history of the club (unless of course you know different).
Onslow - after the character from Keeping Up Appearances (Hyacinth's brother-in-law) best known for his trendy line in vests
Dan - maybe after Dan Dare?
Double D - Dan Davis
Windmills - You only need to see him bowl to understand this

Chris 'No Teas' Davis

Never been known to eat cricket teas.
Also known as 'Rocco' and 'Rubber Lips' - but as this is a family site, we won't go into the origins.

John 'Cookie Monster' Cook

What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster, a cookie Monster? Our very own Sesame Street legend.
Has now acquired a new tag of "Gandalf", due to longer and even greyer hairstyle - mind you many people of his advanced years would be glad to have any hair!

Jonny 'Tina' Turney

No explanantion needed here I hope.

Tom 'T1' Moore

Tall and ginger a bit like Tom Ransley (T2)

Tom 'Ranzo' Ransley

aka T2 (see T1)

Steve 'Barrett Homes' Barrett

Another one that shouldn't test the brain cells too much

Anthony 'The Messiah ' Fenn

Long hair and a beard (some say he's not the Messiah, just a very naughty boy!)

Craig 'Burger' Hill

A recent addition to the Sunday team. Needed a nickname, so the close fielders spent a lot of time discussing this away at Frogmore. Lots of scope with the surname, but Hamburger got the vote. Sometimes known as Gerhardt (thanks to JP for this one!)
 
Michael 'Cobain' Gurney

In his long-haired days apparently bore a resemblance to the late Nirvana frontman.

Luke 'the Chimp' Hartman

Long arms coupled with a slingy action....

The V12 boys

In the days when the Slazenger V12 was the weapon of choice. I believe that this includes Scott Dixon, Rob Chambers and Neil Davis

The Pizza Hut boys

This may have started on a tour, but fairly obviously relates to the dietary habits of a group, that may or may not have included Mark Relf, Neil Davis, David 'Dai' Griffiths and Dave 'Haggis' Haggie

Kevin 'Bloody' Williams

After the Aussie comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson. Also known as "Mullett", even though that turned into a Hanna Mandlikova pony tail which has now gone...

Mic 'Plastic' Sheehan

As in Plastic Paddy (having been born in Hemel). Sometimes referred to as Paddy Longlegs.

Harry 'Monk' Lee

Rhyming slang I believe....

Tom 'The Chav' Clayton

Due to his appearance on arrival for some games in the past. His Top Gun style sunglasses also earned him the label of 'Maverick'

Steve ' The Accumulator' Kirchin

Purely down to the amount of runs he racks up

James 'Hazy' Hayes

Also known as 'Chucker' in some cryptic reference to his bowling style

Ian 'Raz' Raeburn

Also know as 'Rathbone' or 'Napoleon' (reportedly first coined by a young Martin Hooper, who cracked under the pressure of being sent to all corners of the field by his skipper and borrowed the phrase from Dad's Army - "Oy Napoleon - make your bloody mind up" )

Bert 'The Flying' Florido

Presumably a twist on the late 60's country rock band the Flying Burrito Brothers - unless of course you know different....

Scott 'of the Arseantics' Dixon

All I've been given is something about "an away tour in Weymouth - don't ask!"

Ian 'Black Adder' Williams

No idea where this came from

Derek 'Del Boy' Gower

Another sitcom based no-brainer...

Jason 'Hawkeye' Hawkridge

also called 49 pounds for some reason??

Barry 'Golden Arm' Stokes

Guaranteed to get you a wicket....

Stuart 'Skiddy' Kidd

Obvious I hope

Alwin 'Allwood' Rasul

Presumably from a mis-pronunciation sometime?

Colin 'Tel' Territt

Also answers to 'the Ferret', and more recently, Captain Chaos!

Matt 'Turnip' Ginger

Apparently his head is the shape of this lovely root vegetable. Now also known as 'Ted', short for Fathead!

Lee 'Sergeant' Wilson

One for the Dad's Army fans. Sometimes also called Harold, or more cruelly 'The Duck', not in reference to his batting prowess, but relating to running style....

Paul 'Crocodile' Kelly

something about the way he catches a ball.....

JJT

Jumping Jimmy Thunder

Not all legends are necessarily players. One such example is Jumping Jimmy Thunder, a pub musician who gained PECC legendary status during several tours to the Weymouth area. Veterans of tours in the 80s and 90s will undoubtably remember (parts of) those nights. Relive the dream at Youtube-JJT

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