Rob Layzell profile

  • Rob "Chief" Layzell
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  • Over the years, Neil Saunders has heard just about every excuse available for not playing on any particular day. Having my hair cut...going bed shopping....trying on a suit....got a band session....feel tired....been listening to Coldplay too much and just want to sit in a corner and cry. And those alone were from David Bridge one day in June, 2005 . But Rob Layzell stumped Finny good and proper when he said 'I'm going off to work in Canada'. Even the Hairy One didn't have a comeback for that one. First, Chiefy (son of legendary Burnham policeman) said he'd be away a year. Then it was two years, then three. Rumours circulated, including one suggesting that he'd had a sex change and was now living happily as Elizabeth in Frinton. But now he's back and he's still a boy, which is great because few people have the capacity to score runs so quickly. Chiefy is one of those wonderful people who completely disregard the notion of 'playing yourself in'. If it's up there first ball, it's gotta go. And it's got to go a long way. Second ball, ditto. Third ball, ditto. In fact, with Rob, it's all got to go - just like when Woolworths closed down (where does everyone get their pic 'n' mixers from now?). Want an example? Away to Southweald in 2006. We are 5 down and struggling in the 30th over. Chiefy comes in and smashes 91 not out - would have got a ton had he faced a ball in the last 3 overs. Great fun to watch. Dave Lucy never knew where to bat him and tried him everywhere in the order. Dave did realise that Chiefy was born to be our 'jelly baby' carrier. Had them crunched up in his pockets every week waiting for a wicket to fall. Nobody ever filled the void. Chief, welcome home.
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  • Awards

    Duck Trophy - 2013, Duck Trophy - 2017, Fielder of Year 1st XI - 2017, Six Hits - 2014, Top Batsman 2nd Team - 2014

Performance Details

Batting and fielding history
SeasonTeamMatchesInningsNORunsHSAverage4s6s100s50sCatchesStumpings
 Total 1491247204912317.51118221106914
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Season: 2021
 All teams1061771.40100071
Season: 2020
 All teams1117070000100
Season: 2019
 All teams1460793013.1712000183
Season: 2018
 All teams148072179.0010100145
Season: 2017
 All teams141301504911.541140050
Season: 2015
 All teams110232323.00220000
Season: 2014
 All teams1212036812330.6753111254
Season: 2013
 All teams121211426712.911830150
Season: 2012
 All teams1180952711.881110011
Season: 2011
 All teams10911885223.50000120
Season: 2010
 All teams111001705417.00000110
Season: 2006
 All teams9922829140.29000320
Season: 2005
 All teams161612305215.33000140

Bowling history