A lower order batsman who once off the mark will usually hit a reasonable score of around 20, he can also turn his arm if required and while he does tend to get hit around the park he might pick up a vital wicket or two. Referred to as 'swoop' due to his agile fielding, despite his age, commitment is Alan's biggest down fall but despite his lack of match practice, he's still managed to score almost 200 runs for the club meaning the HOBs have a very handy batsman to call upon when available.
Strengths: - Is the sort of bloke who'd do a recently widowed neighbour's shopping every week and not even ask for any money
Weaknesses: - Commitment and availability
Interesting fact: - Went over and shook Jon Smith's hand when most people would have punched him in the face after Jon called for a single that was never there resulting in Al being run out!