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Name: RICHIE HOLLIDAY
Weight: Heavier than I used to be but still no where near the top end of the Casz scale
Nickname: Ming (to Steve O’s mong), Rich, Richie, etc.
Batsman? Bowler? Keeper? None of the above? Something else : Well as the player with the record figures for bowling with the club I’d have to say fielding?
Batting style? It used to be smack the leather off it but I’m learning to be a little more patient
General cricketing style? Committed ?
Previous Teams played for? Casz through and through
How long have you been (a) casual? Since 1996 I think
Number of games played for the Casuals? 223 as at the end of the 2008 season
What you bring to the Casuals team? Hope and despair
Who is your Doppleganger? Ming the Merciless, Yul Brynner, … I think you get the idea
Hobbies? No time for hobbies when cricket is 12 months a year
Favourite food? Sunday Roast dinner (lamb or beef)
Favourite music? Anything really not too fussy … my i-pod is quite an eclectic mix
Favourite film? Blazing Saddles
Other hobbies? Cricket match reports
What was your last DVD / CD purchase? DVD – Family Guy (series six) / CD – Jack Johnson (On and On)
What 3 people would you most like to invite to a dinner party?: Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize, Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa and Sid James (Joel Solomon Cohen)

If none of the above are available I’d go for Peter Sellers, Attila the Hun and Plato

Ideal Woman? Shakira or Keira Knightley or both (please)
Age you started playing the glorious game? No idea … some would say that I’m still waiting to!
Best performance? With the bat 50 against Pimpsaint in Cardiff and 6-10 against Pimpsaint on tour … sadly we don’t play them anymore!
Favourite game played? Miskin Manor away 2004
Favourite venue played …ever? Miskin Manor (nice tea too! - plentiful)
Cricketer you most admire and why? Brett Lee (he’s good but he plays the game in the right spirit)
Casual cricketer you most admire and why? Tesh (thoroughly all round nice bloke)
Funniest moment on the Casuals field? • Bagpuss and Rob running into one another at Stone
• Any run out which occurs between our batsmen (there's enough to choose from)
• Dr Rubbish's somersault at the crease
• CD's comments to the women folk of the Sri
• Lankans at Pentyrch
• DB1's LBW appeals
• Me being clouted in the jaw by the ball at Frampton followed by a lovely cup of tea in Stroud's A&E
• Srini's ball counting
Steve O calling one of our players (fielding for the opposition) a c*nt at Penarth when he was caught by the said 'team-mate' and then doing the same a few weeks later at Wenvoe (to me- c*nt!)
• The annual Casuals video/DVD (including commentary)
• Paul's wandering in Pontcanna Fields
• The fear in the eyes of the opposition when Dr Rubbish is running in
• The fear in the eyes of our team when Shagger is throwing in
• Goughy's wicket keeping comments (on others)
• Steve O's successful LBW appeal at St Mellons
• Srini breaking the oppositions helmet with a six against Rhiwbina
• Bagpuss and his injuries
• Goughy's use of the C word
• Steve O's routine
• Guessing how many balls it'll take ….?
• Rob giving JF out on 99 and then the opposition telling Rob he wasn't out
• Steve O's umpiring
• Jeff's beamer against Blackwood
• Slightly off the field (in the Butchers Arms beer garden) - the story of the Ebbw Vale bum rub
Favourite tour moment? • Baggy's cat moment - care of Pad
• The Brynant Arms singing and the tuba tour evening
• The Bungalow tour evening
• Derek the landlord
• Goughy's missing eyebrow
• Pad's crystal bowl tossing
• The house party up the road incorporating JF's ½ pint of Pernod
• Murray being caught like a rabbit in the headlights on the bungalow evening
• Trying to bat against Lampeter's openers
• Barricading the door with a wardrobe to stop Pad and his clippers!
• Mike the c*nt
• 6 for 10!
• Pad's whistling
• Foxy enjoying the oppositions company more than ours
• Breakfast
• Dan's FHM and High Street Honeys magazines
• Srini's knowledge of all the women in these magazines
• ½ a pint of Baileys
• Bring on the comic!
• Jeff's red & brown sauce breakfast tonic
• Carmarthen's ladyboys
• Dr Rubbish's trousers
• Catching one in the testicles whilst taking a catch against Pumpsaint
• Srini twatting Mike for 32 in an over
• Foxy putting Baggy to bed (undressed!)
Favourite Tea had as a casual? (Home or Away) • Colwinston home made tea followed by sausage and chips in the pub
• Brynmawr - ham, chips and pickled onions - between innings!
• Clytha Arms - cheese festival, barbecue and roast dinner left overs
• Sevenoaks - end of season sausage and chips in Wenvoe Arms
I like playing for the casuals because………. It lets you know there are others less fortunate than yourself out there too
I hate playing for the casuals because………… n/a
If I didn’t play so much cricket I’d be………. lighter
Interesting fact……….. Richie is the epitome of the Casuals spirit and often likes to make sure the opposition have a good chance of winning the game. On countless occasions he's deliberately dropped catches, bowled wides and got out cheaply, so the oppo can sniff a close win, only for them to completely hammer us into the ground!

Recently as captain, Richie has lost many a toss on purpose and was even heard to shout at a recent game at Penarth - 'That was never out, we should let that batsmen carry on as he's so near to his 100…..go on mate you bat on it's a pleasure watching you cart us to all corners of the ground'. What a sportsman!

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