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Howzat Bob Q&A

Q: What was your first overseas Test match?
A: South Africa vs England Durban December 1999 sitting on the grass bank watching Hassain make 146 and Caddick 7/46 in a memorable draw.

Q: What is your most memorable overseas Test match you’ve seen?
A: New Zealand vs England England Auckland March 2013 when you thought England were getting home and then someone would get out. In the end it was left to Panesar to get the finest single of his life to get out of the way and let Matt Prior see the job through. A few Addis friends missed it deciding it was a forgone conclusion and went sightseeing on Waiheke Island.

Q: Who is your favourite current England player?
A: Controversial! Ben Stokes with his ability to change a game with bat and ball.

Q: Who is your favourite England player of all time?

A: Sir Ian Botham tremendous talent and self-belief.

Q: Who is your favourite opposition player of all time?
A: Shane Warne charismatic, spectacular performer.

Q: What is your favourite overseas Test ground any why?
A: Cape Town's Newlands with it’s spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain.

Q: Which country is your favourite to tour and why?
A: India it’s the passion of the locals for the game with the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, smells and colours that makes it such a fascinating country ... crickets pretty good too!

Q: Of all the cities/towns you visited on town, which is your favourite and why?
A: Cape Town the majestic Table Mountain, Winelands, Beaches, Cape Point Nature Reserve fabulous Restaurants etc. etc.

Q: What is your most memorable non cricket moment on tour?
A: Five of us hired a house in Queenstown New Zealand in 2013 to watch an England warm up match high up overlooked Lake Wakatipu. We decided to hold a dinner party with fellow travellers it was an hilarious evening with the aid of alcohol and will always be remembered for singing of Petula Clark not a clue why.

Q: What do you enjoy most about touring?
A: My first tour was to Australia in 2010 not knowing anyone eight years later have a “cricket family” who I meet up with in various parts of world. It’s not just the cricket you get to explore other countries around the world with a wonderful diverse group of people.

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