James “J.R” Ransom
James is the heartbeat of D.C.C and his given his heart and soul to the club in every way possible, from countless committee meetings to captaincy to groundsman to peace keeper he really is the engine that keeps the club ticking over. Arguably the best batsman ever to don a D.C.C cap James holds the club record for the highest individual score in an innings (150), has reached triple figures twice, scored bucket loads of 50s and one could be forgiven for mistaken the man for David Gower with his elegant willowy stroke play.
As captain of the 1st team for many years James oversaw the team through their strongest years in terms of results, due to his tactical nous and encouraging nature. As the groundsman James spends many hours of the week preparing the wicket and keeping the Windmill Ground one of the prettier grounds to play on in Oxon. Whilst J.R ‘s playing appearances are becoming fewer over the last couple of seasons he still remains one of the most prominent stalwarts of the club and has been the master of ceremonies of many summer cricket balls that have been organised by Clair (his wife).
When it comes to D.C.C club legends, there are only a select few walking around but James is most definitely one of them and while there are still cricketers playing with the “Horse and Ox” on their chest you can be rest assured that anecdotes of J.R will always crop up bringing a smile to all.