Edward Carter

Right-hand Bat

Right Arm Fast-Medium

Debut: 01.09.1993  

Honorary Membership: 17.11.2001 

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Batting head-gear

Cap 

Fielding head-gear

Cap

 

Favourite Graham Carter nick-name

Daniel Deckingfield

Favourite OLCC Brothers

Carters'

 

What are your three favourite films?

1 -The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

2 - The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

3 - The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

 

What is your desert island book?

The Iliad by Homer

What is your desert island luxury item?

Bottle of 1847 Chateau d'Yquem

 

Please provide your eight desert island discs:

1 - Hooray Henrys - Joker A

2 - Hooray Henrys - That is Bryan Stoney

3 - Hooray Henrys - Neil Dey

4 - Hooray Henrys - That'll be Ted

5 - Hooray Henrys - David Bibby

6 - Hooray Henrys - Dilly! Dilly! Dilly!

7 - Hooray Henrys - That's Gilmore

8 - Hooray Henrys - All you need is Guv

 

Beer or Wine: Wine
Tea or Coffee: Tea
Wet Shave or Dry Shave: Wet

Morning or Night: Neither (Lunch till afternoon)
City or Countryside: Ryside

Messi or Ronaldo: Messi
Pietersen or Boycott: Pietersen

West Indies 80’s or Australia 90’s: WI 80s (Aus were a bunch of @*#%s)

Warne or Murali: Warne

WG Grace or Bradman: WG Grace

Favourite ever umpire: Maurice Houston (when bowling at his end)

And what are your three things to go into Room 101?

1 - Poor slip fielders

2 - Bowlers failing to shine the ball properly

3 - Any sort of household chores

Edward Carter, otherwise known as Ted, Tedster and Sir Richard Tedley, is the fifth Honorary Member in the club's history, and eldest son of OLCC President, Graham Carter. 

 

The once fiery-tempered cricketer with a bad attitude, has calmed down somewhat, now he's well into his thirties. The toys he regularly threw out of the pram have now being collected off the floor.

 

As a right-arm opening bowler and useful middle-order batsman, Ted's on-field performances as an all-rounder, since his debut in 1993, have often been the deciding factor of match results. His temperament with the bat has improved immensely, which could well be put down to the importance of the club stats! His once rash, up-and-under shot selection, has been replaced with measured and controlled play, often picking up the pieces following top-order collapses.

 

On the bowling front, he still roars in with aggression, towards the stumps at a slight angle, regularly beating the outside edge. Woe betide anyone who drops a catch behind the stumps! 

 

His prowess as a fielder is most known for his safe pair of hands. It is very rare indeed to see him drop a catch and he's pulled off a few blinders in the outfield too. 

 

A regular tourist, having notched up multiple trips to the West Country, Saumur and Norfolk in the past, Sir Richard has also had some memorable off-field performances. He was Tour Joker in 2003 and made up half of the double act The Hooray Henrys, who famously wowed the crowds in the Links Hotel, West Runton.

 

If an updated pack of OLCC Top Trumps were ever to be made, Ted's card would be highly valuable and one you wouldn't want to lose.

TC

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