Joined Apr 28 2010
43 years old
Living with partner
Number of years playing cricket
20 years on and off
Headcorn Cricket Club, Kent
Appleton Cricket Club, Oxford
Most memorable cricketing moment
Probably an inter club game at Headcorn as an 18 year old, trying to break into the first team. Bowling against the 1st team captain and the two openers. Kept the opening batsmen quiet, bowled one with a beautiful slower ball and then had the 1st team captain bobbing and weaving with some great short stuff.
Cricketing moment you'd most like to forget
Same game. THe 1st team captain got a thin egde to a great bouncer and I started to appeal quite loudly. Unfortunately the wicket keeper had dropped it.....
Best player you've played alongside
Alpesh Naik, gut I grew up with. Amazingly talented batsmen who could tear an attack apart with his attacking strokes. He would bat in the nets near dark without pads and smack us all back over our heads.
Best player you've played against
Another frend, Nick Daking. Most impeccable defence and impossible to get out. Not matter what you tried, yorkers, bouncers, slower balls he would deal with it all
Best batting performance
65 n.o. when I was captain of the Headcorn under 18's. Since then probably the 23 I scored last year to set up a win against Charlton on Otmoor. Generally my batting is not that great!
Best bowling performance
Against Mersham in Kent, 23overs, several maidens, 49 runs for 7 wickets
Best fielding performance
Several diving catches at point and mid wicket.
DFLer or DFAer?
Preferred wicket celebration
clenched fist, on one knee
Take as many wickets as possible and finally score a 50 in adult cricket (only ones scored asa junior)
Curried goat, rice and peas
Cider or rum
Empire Strikes Back
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Favourite changing-room song
Fantasy girl (excluding the missus/girlfriend/partner/pet)
Dita von Teese, Scarlet Johansen