On the Spot
DOB: 19/11/1993 Marital status: Single Former Clubs: Lancashire, England U19s
Bat you bought/used? I’ve got a Woodstock Airstream at the moment. Song you downloaded? Probably Despacito, the new Justin Bieber one this summer, just on repeat most of the time! Five-wicket haul or century? I got a five-wicket haul last season for Hampshire seconds, against Sussex, can’t remember the exact figures but I know I got a five-for! Injury you had? The last proper injury I had would’ve been split webbing in my fingers. I split it between my index finger and my middle finger and was out for about a month. It was a ball hit back at me in a T20 game that did the damage. Trophy you won? The T20 Blast with Lancashire in 2015.
The Jury’s Out
Tea or coffee? Coffee, definitely. Within the last year or so it’s become a bit of an addiction. Your last meal if you were on death row? Good question, probably Thai red curry I’d say. Caribbean with the missus or Magaluf with the lads? Magaluf with the lads. I’ve never actually been but I’d like to go. 50-over, T20 or County Championship? T20, it’s quick and you don’t have to field as much! There’s bigger crowds and it’s more exciting, I think.
Time added on
Who did you support as a boy? Everton, I’m a massive Toffees fan! They’ve been rubbish this season, they should’ve replaced Romelu Lukaku, shouldn’t they? Best coach you have ever played with? Peter Moores. His attention to detail is amazing and he’s so enthusiastic. Who’s the most nervous person when you’re next in to bat? Probably Callum Parkinson I’d say. I sat next to him a lot in the T20 campaign this year and you can just sense a bit of nerves with him all the time! Person to avoid after being dismissed? Mark Cosgrove. He doesn’t exactly lose the plot, I wouldn’t say, but I’m always wary of him. One of those you have to shut the doors on and there’s always loud noises coming out of the dressing room! One rule you would change? I need a minute for this one! One of the rules I don’t like is the no-ball for hitting the stumps, I think it’s a rubbish rule. Actually no, can I have another one? The toss rule in the County Championship, where the away side can claim the toss – I don’t think that works at all. Three words to describe yourself? Big, awkward and stubborn! Which TV pundit makes you cringe and which do you really listen to? Michael Holding makes me cringe, he does my head in, everything’s all ‘back in my day’ and all that, he did this, he did that, cricket’s moved forwards since then mate, it frustrates me a little bit! Obviously he was a great bowler but cricket’s moved on since the 1980s. And then the pundits I really enjoy are in football – Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, they’re fresh out of the modern game and they can relate to everything. They work really well as a pair too. Do you have any superstitions? None at all, I don’t think anyone at Leicestershire does really. Hobbies? Going to watch football at Goodison Park! I’ve recently got into golf a little bit too so I play that a bit and I play a lot of Xbox – FIFA mostly.
Who is the worst dressed player at the club? Will Fazakerley, young lad. The worst thing about it is he thinks he’s got style and he’s a shambles. We’re talking like short-sleeved, pink jumper t-shirts, horrendous stuff!