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Darren Lunney


Darren Lunney: The club’s answer to Paul Collingwood in that they both hail from Durham and while you wouldn’t want to rely on their batting too much (and their bowling not at all) you’d be glad to have their fielding anywhere, notably if point and mid off are less than swift allowing Lunney to bail them out with his speed in the covers.

The slender-framed Tenko has improved impressively since his debut for Offley. Back in the early days Lunney was noted primarily for his enthusiasm in the field and a chronic lack of runs. A veritable whippet in the field, Lunney has augmented his exceptional ground fielding with some nuggety innings down the order and is at his best in a run chase, especially when running to the danger end.

His catching is something of a hit-or-miss affair (he misses it and gets hit in the chest) and while he has shown a welcome willingness to don the keeper’s gloves in emergency he does have an unfortunate tendency to make Geraint Jones look like Jack Russell. Lunney has also turned his hand to captaincy with some effect, leading the club to promotion from the bottom flight of the Millman League in his only season in charge.