By Stan Nicholson
14 September 2017
Daniel Yarnley, received his CCC Cap (No. 258) from Alf Langley, former CCC player (Cap No. 133) and CCC Chairman (2009 - 2015), at the CCC Representative XI's match at Stanmore CC against the MCC, on Wednesday 2 August.
Daniel has played 33 matches for the CCC since 2009. An off-spinner / all-rounder, he has scored 528 runs at 24.00, and taken 29 wickets at 34.76. Those statistics do not tell the full story of Daniel's cricket achievements, and his involvement with the CCC. A player of much ability, he has remained with Chessington CC, as player and captain, when he would have easily 'walked into' any ECB Premier League team. That sort of club commitment is typical of many before him who have played with distinction for the CCC. He captained our Centenary tour of the West Indies in 2015, and performed a 'Brian Close' act of bravery when he returned to the cease to hit the winning '6' in the final tour match v a Barbados XI at the Kensington Oval, after his jaw had been fractured from a rising delivery (scorecard). That '6' hitting ability was shown prior to that tour, when again as captain he hit 3 off 6's, to stear the CCC to victory against the MCC, at Lord's in August of 2015 (scorecard).
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.
- click here for a full list of CCC Capped players since 1948