longer slimline 12st 10 – beefed up to 15st 8
Keeper? None of the above? Something else :
batsman (club record holder for DNB) and boundary fielder
||Still keen (can’t
really be classed as athletic any more)
The Bluebell pub team, Cardiff University (CIHE/UWIC);
Various single 'guest' appearances for Street, Glastonbury,
and Lord's Taverners Buccaneers
|How long have
you been (a) casual?
|Number of games
played for the Casuals?
|What you bring
to the Casuals team?
and a large car boot
|Who is your Doppleganger?
to be Hugh Grant – now moved on to Rob Brydon...
Pizza; meat; wine
– some old some new
still Usual Suspects
and a not often used Gym membership
|What was your
last DVD / CD purchase?
|What 3 people
would you most like to invite to a dinner party?:
Phil Tufnell, Jennifer Aniston
Aniston has something to give…
|Age you started
playing the glorious game?
best overall performance – is still against Mountain
Ash in 1997!! Scored my best ever score 67 (including
an eighth wicket partnership with Andy Hood of 81) then
took 3 for 9.
The best team performance (20overs) – Winning
the Willow cup 2019 (including my 500th wicket)
many … the Pumpsaint (2002 tour) – is still
a favourite – hitting a 6 out of the ground and
onto the road to impress a newly found female friend;
may now be surpassed by the win at Barry Wanderers in
2015 – where Wands needed 15 off 4 overs with
4 wickets remaining and we got them all out with 5 balls
Clytha ground was a lovely setting, though the pitch was
a minefield, Miskin is still very nice, and the pitch
and setting at Lisvane (our old home ground) is now very
nice with the new facilities. Purley-on-Thames - nice
with a pub on the side
most admire and why?
good bowler and batter, yet knows how to balance cricket
you most admire and why?
is difficult to overlook Foxy – who is still playing
at the age of 80. In 2019 vs Malpas scored more in one
innings than he had this millennium. Ability wise –
I find it annoying how Jesus can make batting look so
on the Casuals field?
are funny moments every time the Cazh take to the field…however
ones that stand out are:
Ash missing the run out from 2 yards v Barry Wands (the
same 2015 match as best win); Rob Chase giving John
Furnham out when John was on 99 against Amersham in
the early noughties after he hit it
first tour I attended - Pumpsaint Aug 1997- the village
embraced our arrival by holding a house party after
hours and an accommodating host
First tour of Winchester 2011 – playing against
a Fat Leo Sawyer on the Saturday, then playing a very
good Sparsholt team on the Sunday and managing to steel
victory with a reversed batting order and excellent
opening bowling which took them by surprise (especially
given the state we were in)
had as a casual? (Home or Away)
– is always good, as is Rogerstone
|I like playing
for the casuals because……….
joining in 1996 there has always been a great team spirit,
comradery and everyone chips in. I’ve made some
|I hate playing
for the casuals because…………
are too many players playing for their average, Steveo,
Richie to name but a few…
|If I didn’t
play so much cricket I’d be……….
to go to shopping and bored