Q: What was your first overseas Test match?
A: Cape Town 2009/10 England survived to clinch a last ball draw.
Q: What is your most memorable overseas Test match you’ve seen?
A: SCG 2011 the 3-1 Ashes win and the famous Mitchell Johnson Golden Duck in their 2nd innings (bowled by Chris Tremlett).
Q: Who is your favourite current England player?
A: Joe Root – he has proven to be one of the best ever English captains and a star batsmen whom I had the privilege to meet with his family in Cape Town (2020 away win) his grandfather sat next to me and we celebrated together with their family as their great grandson’s 3rd birthday also coincided with another England away win.
Q: Who is your favourite England player of all time?
A: Ian Botham. I met Sir Ian in Mumbai (as the Sky team stayed in same hotel as us) his friendship with Allan Lamb (who still called him beefy cakes) was great to see first hand but he really stood out for me when Viv Richards and Joel Garner were released by Somerset, a principled and good man who also has done so much for Charity. Such a pity the way Sky ended his and David Gower career’s.
Q: Who is your favourite opposition player of all time?
A: Shane Warne – the only leg spinner who ate more pies than me!!
Q: What is your favourite overseas Test ground and why?
A: Newland’s Cape Town have visited it 3 times and the Table Mountain scenery is amazing (does also help have a brewery on site too)
Q: Which country is your favourite to tour and why?
A: West Indies – win lose or draw its a fantastic holiday I have been to Barbados, Jamaica and St Lucia.
Q: Of all the cities/towns you visited on town, which is your favourite and why?
A: Perth – 47c (2013) no shade at the WACA but the atmosphere in the Lucky Shag on the Swann river throughout the test was amazing I made so many new friends whom I am proud to still be regularly meeting back in UK whenever we can. We were interviewed by ABC Radio before the test started, it was so funny they had no idea what we talking about!
Q: What is your most memorable non cricket moment on tour?
A: Galle, Sri Lanka – proud to have been 1 of 100’s on the fort for Remembrance Sunday service and the last post. Very emotional to be able to pay our respects on the 100th Anniversary on the ending of WWI
Q: What do you enjoy most about touring?
A: Meeting up with new and old friends who have 1 goal to get behind the team. Cricket fans have stamina we spend all day watching cricket in the Sun and drinking all night too.