Welcome one and all to the Fardingham Cockatoos 20:20 Franchise.
Loud, obnoxious and colourful; we aim to be the party team for the neutral to rally behind - showing as much interest in socialising and enjoyment as playing the game of cricket.
Our core values are:
1. To promote the 'fun' aspect of cricket. Fardingham players will be expected to play fair, and play hard. Any players indulging in dubious cricketing activities (e.g. claiming bump balls as catches) will be dropped for one game.
2. To develop the relationship between fans and players. Players will be expected to appear for a discussion forum with fans before the game; lasting not longer than half an hour. Players will also be expected to perform 'bar duty' after the game. This will constitute 3 players from that game's match day team being bar men in the local pub for fans and other players alike.
The Squad so far:
HT Davis - C'apn. Planning on taking the field wearing an eye-patch and with a real cockatoo on my shoulder; regulations permitting. The cockatoo will be training to perform aerial bombardments on unruly spectators.
R Dauth - 'Icon' player and apparently livewire fielder. We'll be expecting plenty of him in terms of rounds purchased down the bar.
T Mamesh - Known as a big hitter, he'll be hoping to rack up the Pounds/Dollars for charity by striking the billboard parrots on the main stands during the home games.
K Wright - The brains behind the Colts will be expected to provide tidbits of information at pre and post match press conferences and fan-forums.
D Kearsley - Adding some batting experience to the top order for Fardingham, Kearsley is certain to be a hive of attention for the ladies when he's on bar duty.
R Malone Jr
More to come.
Players will be expected to bring their own gimmick to the table, to add to the Fardingham party.