Tim Ambrose could be forgiven for considering himself the forgotten man of English cricket. In the last of his 11 Tests he had a highest score of 102 and 31 catches which is a decent return. His first class career has yielded 251 games to this point with a highest score of 251*, 678 catches and 43 stumping's.
Tim has been a great ambassador for Woodstock since joining us in 2013 and has enjoyed great success with Warwickshire in that time. This success and the hard work that Tim has consistently shown to Warwickshire since joining from Sussex in 2005 is confirmed further by the fact that Warwickshire awarded him with a benefit year in 2016.
Joe joined Woodstock in 2012 before gaining a full contract with Worcestershire in 2013. He is 29 years old and is a very useful hard hitting all rounder. Joe has previously played for Shropshire, Staffordshire, Leeds Bradford MCCU where he made his first class debut.
Joe has very strong stats across all three formats as an all-rounder. He has two first class hundreds, 18 fifties and best first class bowling figures of 6-73. He also in the 2015 season took a hat-trick from the first three balls of a T20 game. Joe was rewarded with Captaincy after being vice Vice Captain for the 2016 season which is a fantastic achievement for someone so young.
We wish him every success and continue to enjoy watching his progress as one of our Woodstock brand ambassadors.
Jack Taylor is an off spinner and found his Gloucestershire first XI break in Twenty20 in 2011, taking a memorable 4 for 16 in victory over Somerset. He gradually took over as the club's first-choice spinner in first-class cricket too. Jack has made over 4500 first team runs and taken 130 wickets in all formats.
Taylor is a very useful batsman, too, an aggressive stroke maker who has made his ten first class Championship centuries. His danger with the bat was never more apparent than in a rain-affected Royal London tie against Derbyshire in Bristol when Gloucestershire chased a D/L recalculation of 68 in four overs, Taylor getting 41 from 14 balls.
His finest moment of his career so far I am sure was his Man of the Match winning performance in the Royal London One Day Cup Final against Surrey in 2015, making 35 with the bat and taking a 3fer with the ball.
Benny Howell is one of English limited overs cricket's shining lights. With a great number of change ups when bowling, his skill level with ball in hand has seen him picked up in numerous franchise tournaments globally. An integral part of the Gloucestershire side across all three formats, performing well with both bat and ball.
It is arguably his bowling that has gotten him noticed, with a number of different deliveries at his disposal that he uses at ease and with great effect. Winning the 2015 Royal L:ondon One Day Cup and being the T20 Blast's top wicket taker being two of his key achievements to this point. An England call up in white ball cricket is the one thing alluding him to this point, but it cannot be far away should he continue the all round form he has shown over the last few seasons.
Tom is a left arm orthodox bowler who can bat a bit too. Starting his career at Sussex he moved on to Middlesex and then on to Gloucestershire a couple of years ago. He enjoyed great success as part of the Gloucestershire 2015 Royal London One Day Cup winning side.
His left arm orthodox has claimed many a victim across all formats of the game and has made many a useful contribution with the bat. He has a highest first class score of 84 and has 269 1st XI wickets, including a Pro 40 hat-trick and two T20 5fers which is no mean feat!
Gavin is a Right arm fast Medium bowler who has been a professional since 2014. Currently with Leicestershire having spent time with home county Lancashire before moving to Hampshire on loan, still only 26 he has time to continually improve. With a best First Class bowling return of 6-49, 4-30 in List A and 3-14 in T20, he has the skills required to perform well across different formats in different conditions.
Ned is the current First Class captain at Durham CCC, having signed a new contract in 2019. Having amassed almost 6500 FC runs since turning pro with Leicestershire in 2011, with a highest FC score of 158 and highest List A score of 108, he has also chipped in with 2 FC wickets.
Having finished mid table in Div of the county championship in 2019, Ned is looking to help Durham get back to Div 1 and the great success seen in the mid 2010's.
Ben has been a professional since making his debut with Durham in 2011. Leaving Durham for Leicestershire between 2013-18, he has since returned to Durham to further his career. A genuine all rounder, 267 FC wickets and a batting average approaching 21 with a career best of 6-27 with the ball and 82 with the bat see him as a big part of the current Durham side across both red and white ball cricket.
A top score of 113 in T20 with the bat backs up his genuine all rounder status, and at the age of 28 he still has plenty of time to improve on those numbers.
A friend of Woodstock since the beginning, Josh has had a remarkable career. First coming to Woodstock's attention as a 15yo playing for Brighton & Hove he has progressed incredibly well, even claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke in an A Grade game in Sydney a couple of winters ago!
He made his first, first-class appearance in the 2011 season, against Surrey. Poysden scored 47 runs in Cambridge MCCU's first-innings, before being dismissed by Matthew Spriegel. He also took three wickets in the match. On 31 July 2015, Poysden took a catch to dismiss Mitchell Starc off the bowling of Moeen Ali while fielding as a substitute in the third Ashes Test match and having spent time with Warwickshire is now a contracted Yorkshire CCC professional.
A very capable leg spinner across all three formats, Josh continues to grow into his career as a first class cricketer and we look forward to continually supporting him on his journey.
Isaac has a academy scholarship at Kent CC, and has captained them since U13’s. Isaac played for Canterbury CC in 2018 scoring over 1000 runs and a high score of 157* helping them gain promotion to the Kent Premier League where he will captain the side for this season at age 18.
Isaac has recently trained with England U19’s where he is known by the coach as a aggressive opening batsman, superb fielder and a useful leg spin.
We look forward to supporting Isaac as his young career flourishes and he fulfills his undoubted great potential.
During the2014 ICC T20 World Cup, Myburgh showcased what he can do in each match that the Dutch played. On 21 March 2014 against Ireland, Myburgh equalled the record of the second fastest fifty in Twenty20 International with ex Woodstock Pro Paul Stirling of Ireland. He scored the fifty with 17 balls, where the Dutch required to win the game in 14 overs to qualify for the Super 10 stage. With blistering innings by Myburgh, Netherlands won the match in 13.5 overs with 6 wickets remaining. Myburgh was voted man of the match as well.
He was the third highest run scorer in the tournament after Virat Kohli and fellow dutchman Tom Cooper with 224 runs in 7 T20I matches. He scored 3 fifties in the tournament at an average of 32.00 and an amazing strike rate of 154.48. Myburgh is the highest boundary maker of the tournament as well, with 26 fours and 13 sixes. He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' for the 2014 T20 World Cup by the ICC and Cricinfo.
In July 2018, he was named in the Netherlands' ODI squad, for their series against Nepal. In April 2020, he was one of seventeen Dutch-based cricketers to be named in the team's senior squad.