Chris Nattress


For eight long years of his senior career at Galphay, Chris 'Kiffer' Nattress would often gaze wistfully at the Kirkby 'Galacticos' and dare to dream he might one day play alongside them.

Now, in 2004, in a record busting transfer deal, he has joined KMCC and finally earned the right to wear the famous white shirt.

Coached from infancy by his father, the legendary John 'Natto' Nattress, Kiffer spent many happy hours developing a batting technique all his own. But although he may resemble an arthritic crab at the crease, his relentless run accumulation has ground many a team into the dust. Only a penchant for chasing wide ones lets him down, but to be honest, there is not much choice in Slys/The Matrix on a saturday night.

When asked about the origin of his unusual nickname, Kiffer smiled enigmatically and told the story of how a girl at junior school could not pronounce Chris, 'Kiffer' being as close as she could get. Obviously a career as a witty raconteur and after dinner speaker does not beckon after his playing days are over.

A freak spate of injuries culminating in his left leg falling off have hampered his progress this season, but with Dujon planning a rigourous training regime for him in the one eyed rat this winter, Kiffer can look forward to further glory at the KMCG next year.

Away from cricket, Kiffers interests include dry stone walling, supporting Man Utd and watching badly dubbed European seventies kids TV programmes with his niece, Heidi.