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Supporter Q&A – Luke & Jac Goldsmith

by Addis Army Cricket

Q: What was your first overseas Test match?
A: Our first test match was Perth in 2010 (yes we went to the only match we lost in that amazing Ashes series!). 

Q: What is your most memorable overseas Test match you’ve seen?
A: Cape Town 2016. The match petered out into a draw but sitting on the grass bank under the oaks on day 2 watching Stokes and Baistow breaking record after record will live long in the memory. 

Q: Who is your favourite current England player?
A: For Jac it’s Jimmy Anderson hands down. For me, I like the way Zac Crawly is shaping up (that’s with my Kent hat on.) Captain Root is up there but it has to be Ben Stokes, a tough, talented player. 

Q: Who is your favourite England player of all time?
A: For Jac it’s Jimmy Anderson (there’s a pattern here!) and I would have to agree. The number 1 fast bowler of all time!

Q: Who is your favourite opposition player of all time?
A: A tough one, go back in time to names like Bradman, Gavaskar and Sobers. But to us it has to be players we’ve seen. So for me either Sangakkara or AB de Villiers. For Jac it would be NZ’s Kane Williamson and a soft spot for Danny Vettori. 

Q: What is your favourite overseas Test ground and why?
A: It has to be Newlands. The atmosphere, the colours, the price of drinks! That view! Mind you, for a country renowned for its wine, there was only one option, a sweet neck creeker! 

Q: Which country is your favourite to tour and why?
A: For us it’s Barbados. A country with everything. Lovely beaches, decent hotels, nice locals and great restaurants from Oistins and the Tiki bar to Tides and The Cliff. 

Q: Of all the cities/towns you visited on town, which is your favourite and why?
A: Perth was great fun as we had friends who lived there and showed us a side you normally wouldn’t see like going up the Swan river in a speed boat. But it has to be Cape Town for new year. Spectacular every day and 25 rand to a pound being an added bonus. 

Q: What is your most memorable non cricket moment on tour?
A: Sitting amongst the penguins on Boulders beach was pretty special or sipping wine watching the sun go down on top of Table mountain on New Year’s Day. Oistins on a Friday night was great fun but catching the train up to Pinnawalla to have lunch with the elephants has to be right up there. 

Q: What do you enjoy most about touring?
A: Meeting new people and seeing old faces (some of them on this Q&A) bumping into players who are approachable and friendly and are up for a chat and a selfie. Fantastic places we only ever dreamed of going to but most of all watching the England boys taking on the world. 

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