In his own words, Patrick has played cricket since ‘I don't know when’! His first memories of playing are with his Dad at the side of the house and then' test matches' with Adrian Austin - they even mowed the field and created a strip opposite his house!
Patrick captained both Marlfields Primary and Westlands (now gone) Secondary Schools and represented East Cheshire at U15 level - around the time that he started at Mossley Cricket Club.
Patrick represented both 1st and 2nd team in his first few years - winning the league bowling averages in 1988. He played 1st team in general since then, captaining for numerous seasons.
Patrick has several centuries to his name - both when opening the batting - both when chancing his arm!
Patrick has performed many years of hard work as ‘Assistant' Groundsman for many years, as well as holding the important roles of Secretary and League rep for the last 6/7 years - only relinquishing this year to concentrate on the juniors (and playing the odd senior game).
As U9 coach, his team won the league in 2017! This year will see Patrick and his squad of youngsters moving to the U11s league this year.
Patrick says he ‘Loves the game that much - I have travelled to both Australia and the West Indies to watch England play! Owzat!’
Patrick is the epitomè of ‘a clubman’ he has spent countless hours keeping Mossley Cricket Club ticking over - the club owes him a great debt of gratitude.