By Stan Nicholson
22 July 2017
Richard Wharton, received his CCC Cap (No. 257) from David Perrin, CCC President for 2017, at the CCC Representative XI's match at Henley CC against the Midlands Club Cricket Conference, on Wednesday 19 July.
From 1922 to 1947, CCC Caps were awarded to any player representing the Conference in a full representative match for the first time. Thereafter Caps were awarded (& numbered) at the discretion of the CCC Executive Council, although since the mid 1970’s they have mainly been awarded to players undertaking a major overseas tour.
With the CCC tour programme now mainly short tours to ICC Associate countries, the CCC decided to award Caps to those who have played 25 or more Representative & Tour matches.
Since 2012 Richard has played a total of 39 matches for the CCC, including 10 for our Under 25 XI, and has been on CCC tours to Italy and our Centenary tour to the West Indies. A subperb wicket keeper, he has also batted in most positions from no.1 to 11. 656 runs in 30 innings, with an average of 26.24, and 2 centuries. Pluis 31 catches and 7 stumpings.
A quiet, decent man, Richard has also become a father this year.
His younger brother, Ed, was Capped in May 2016 (No. 252)
A full list of CCC Capped players since 1948 is here on our website. http://www.club-cricket.co.uk/capped_players