Left Hand Batsman / Right Arm Off Spin Bowler
Nicknames: Elsey / Sicknote
His Clay Cross career has been unfortunately blighted by injury, especially in recent seasons. 2006 will be no different as he is currently recovering from major back surgery and although recovering well he looks set to miss a large chunk of this season. In his first season at Clay Cross he was instrumental in the 1st X1’s promotion winning campaign, he smashed 2 centuries that year, 104 not out against Heanor Town and then a magnificent 106 against his old friends from Brailsford.
Steve has briefly captained the first team and in the past two seasons became vice captain, with his experience and knowledge of the game he always has something to offer. Elsey also played a key role in bringing overseas star Sunil Bhatt to the Cross and does a lot of work behind the scenes for the benefit of the club.
On the field he gives 110% and some opposition players have been on the receiving end of his short temper. Many people say he would fall out with his own shadow and when he gets in one of his moods its best to just leave him alone…you have been warned!!