Paul Goldsmith

Standing 6’8’’ and weighing in at a mighty 23 stone this part-time rugby player and traffic light engineer forms one half of the leagues biggest and heaviest opening bowling combinations.

Fell out with Brad before the start of the 2001 season over who got to hold the TV Remote. The resulting spat led to Goldie breaking a door over Brad’s back so Brad had no choice but to kick him out of his house.

When the once mighty Shed heard of this he took it upon himself to punish his opening bowler and immediately severed his lucrative K.M.C.C. contract and humiliated him further by sending him to play for league minnow’s Ripon.

Luckily for Goldie, he made his peace with Brad and begged for a second chance to play for the mighty K.M.C.C. An emergency meeting of the K.M.C.C. elders was summoned with Judge Pickles presiding after which Goldie was granted his second chance.

Batting

A classical stroke player who looks strong on the front foot. Has just recently been proclaimed the best batsman in the Nidderdale league by an opposing captain, much to the amusement of the Kirkby top order.

Fielding

A safe pair of hands when in catching positions but has been known to struggle in the outfield. Has the turning circle of an oil tanker when beaten by the ball and is a tad slow with the chase due to his massive frame.

Bowling

A classical opening bowler moulded in the K.M.C.C. tradition. Suffering of late due to long-term lower back problems and his confidence shattering loan spell at Ripon.

Strengths

Alcohol and pie consumption.

Weaknesses

Alcohol and pie consumption.

Marital Status

Living with and engaged to the lovely Cath.