Essex player Phillips set for term at The Walk

PUBLISHED: 17:55 16 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009

Stevenage's jewell in the crown Tanweer Sikandar has teamed up with Potters Bar this term

Stevenage's jewell in the crown Tanweer Sikandar has teamed up with Potters Bar this term

ESSEX all-rounder Tim Phillips and Stevenage s jewel in the crown Tanweer Sikandar are to turn out for Potters Bar this season. Phillips is currently on the Essex playing staff and has been for some 10 years. He is a fine all-rounder who has batted on a r

ESSEX all-rounder Tim Phillips and Stevenage's jewel in the crown Tanweer Sikandar are to turn out for Potters Bar this season.

Phillips is currently on the Essex playing staff and has been for some 10 years.

He is a fine all-rounder who has batted on a regular basis in Essex's top four in both Championship and the one-day format of the county game.

Phillips is also a recognised slow left-arm bowler who has taken well over 100 first- class wickets.

His fellow all-rounder Sikandar is a top order batter who bowls medium pace and has been attracting the county clubs.

Fine form last year saw him opened the batting for Surrey seconds in the last six matches of the season.

Sikandar has been long recognised as the jewel in the crown at Stevenage Cricket Club where he has topped the batting averages in the three seasons he has been there.

Potters Bar's third confirmed signing so far is that of 22-year-old wicketkeeper batsman Chris Swainland.

The Oxford University student has joined The Walk club from Essex Premier League outfit Gidea Park & Romford.

Swainland has been representing the Oxford UCCE side for the last two terms and also starred for Essex seconds for five out of the last six seasons.

The prospect made his debut at just 16 years of age, so Potters Bar are confident he will be a top addition.

Of the new trio, Bar captain Len Cooper said: "Tim is an excellent all-round cricketer who has played County cricket for over 10 years.

"Tanweer and Chris are extremely talented and hungry young players who want to make their name in the game.


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