Q: What was your first overseas Test match?
A: This was a cracker. Christchurch 2002, Nathan Astle scoring the fastest double hundred to no avail.
Q: What is your most memorable overseas Test match you’ve seen?
A: A few contenders but the winner is Joburg 05 I think. A great game which we won of course but I also gained new found respect for Graeme Smith in that game. That and rolling down the grass bank every time we took a wicket!
Q: Who is your favourite current England player?
A: Not sure I have a current favourite England player, I think that sort of thing has worn off as I have got older. But I’ll go with the obvious and say Ben Stokes.
Q: Who is your favourite England player of all time?
A: This is easy. My schoolboy hero David Gower with an honourable mention to the late Graham Dilley.
Q: Who is your favourite opposition player of all time?
A: The Big Bird Joel Garner. I loved the way his hands flopped all over the place. It helps that we used to see players like him year after year in county cricket.
Q: What is your favourite overseas Test ground and why?
A: The Basin Reserve. I’m not a fan of the big modern bowls we see nowadays. Great views, close to the action and you used to be able to do a conga all the way round.
Q: Which country is your favourite to tour and why?
A: Probably India. Cheap and cheerful and hard work but it has so many different grounds to go to and so much to see elsewhere. Plus you haven’t lived till you’ve done a long train journey! Oh and the food!
Q: Of all the cities/towns you visited on town, which is your favourite and why?
A: Perth. Don’t really want to credit Australia with anything but it’s just the right size with plenty of places to eat and drink plus the beach when we lose in 3 days.
Q: What is your most memorable non cricket moment on tour?
A: I’m not sure I’ve got a specific most memorable non cricket moment. Many of the nights blur into one! I do remember trying to order an egg paratha for breakfast for a week in Kolkatta and just getting a plain one every time before someone piped up that egg/eck is one in Hindi.
Q: What do you enjoy most about touring?
A: The thing I enjoy most about touring is time. Time to go visit places you would never normally see. Time to really chat with friends without worrying about what’s happening next and time to forget life at home for a while.