Supporter in the Spotlight

Mr Blade Q&A

Q: What was your first overseas Test match?
A: Durban 2004

Q: What is your most memorable overseas Test match you’ve seen?
A: Durban 2004, probably the nearest I have come to see them winning.

Q: Who is your favourite current England player?
A: Joe root, Sheffielder, Blade, I once got him out, and he gave Thomas his boots in Pretoria.

Q: Who is your favourite England player of all time?
A: Darren Gough, has to be a Yorkshireman.

Q: Who is your favourite opposition player of all time?
A: Brian Lara, genius.

Q: What is your favourite overseas Test ground any why?
A: Newlands, Cape town. Just love the place.

Q: Which country is your favourite to tour and why?
A: Sri Lanka, beautiful place, beautiful people, great food, arrack and dirt cheap.

Q: Of all the cities/towns you visited on tour, which is your favourite?
A: Cape Town, so much to see and do.

Q: What is your most memorable non cricket moment on tour?
A: Oh so many, I could write a book, oh wait.......from falling out of bars onto the beach to falling down ditches, Wycombe in maids outfits, Gilo pinching flags, Walt nearly killing us because he can't drive an automatic, servants in plantation houses, Herbie scared of cable cars, Greavsie chucking cleaners in the pool, Paul Reiffel at the bar......the list is endless.

Q: What do you enjoy most about touring?
A: The friendships, old and new. Great people, the laughs, long may it continue.

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