BIG BASH BLOWOUT!

We chat with cracker crick­eters Lau­ren Smith and Daniel Wor­rall!

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Nick­elodeon sent us out to hang out with the best Big Bash League crick­eters and the Ninja Tur­tles!

MANIA: What’s your #1 cricket ca­reer high­light?

LAU­REN: “I’d say win­ning our first fi­nal in BBL 02 over in Perth. It was our first ever win in this comp so it was great!”

MANIA: Who’s been your tough­est op­po­nent to date?

LAU­REN: “The tough­est team would have to be Syd­ney Thun­der be­cause we’re both Syd­ney-based teams and we know each other re­ally well!”

MANIA: What’s your prized cricket pos­ses­sion?

LAU­REN: “Prob­a­bly my bats; they’re like my lit­tle ba­bies! I look af­ter them re­ally well and get them cleaned like once a month!”

MANIA: Who’s your cricket hero?

LAU­REN: “When I was grow­ing up it was Lisa Sthalekar, who I got to play with for two sea­sons!”

MANIA: What’s your big­gest cricket in­jury?

LAU­REN: “A few sea­sons ago I cut the web­bing be­tween my thumb and in­dex fin­ger open. That took about six stitches!”

MANIA: What’s the your favourite sta­dium you’ve played in?

LAU­REN: “I al­ways love play­ing at the SCG in front of the home crowd. And the full sta­dium has an amaz­ing at­mos­phere! “

MANIA: Have you got any tips for the YAKs for hit­ting a six?

LAU­REN: “It’s not about swing­ing as hard as you can, it’s about watch­ing the ball!”

MANIA: If you could slime any crick­eter who would it be?

LAU­REN: “I think Elise Perry; she’s my cap­tain. She’s a bit of a glam­our, she loves to do her hair so I’d get her re­ally good with that slime!”

MANIA: What’s your #1 cricket ca­reer high­light?

DAN: “Play­ing for Aus­tralia in South Africa. Hope­fully that can hap­pen again some­day!”

MANIA: Who’s been your tough­est op­po­nent to date?

DAN: “Nic Maddin­son. He just moved to my team so I don’t have to bowl to him any­more which is great news for me!”

MANIA: What’s your prized cricket pos­ses­sion?

DAN: “My sun­screen ‘cos six hours out in the sun is not good with­out sun­screen!”

MANIA: Big­gest cricket in­jury?

DAN: “I’ve had three stress frac­tures in my back, which was not fun. It kept me out for three or four months at a time!”

MANIA: What’s your favourite sta­dium you’ve played in?

DAN: “Gotta be the MCG - big­gest cricket sta­dium in the world. It has the best sup­port­ers!”

MANIA: Have you got any tips for the YAKs for bowl­ing an out?

DAN: “Be a fast bowler and bowl as fast as you pos­si­bly can.”

MANIA: What’s some­thing you’re work­ing on right now?

DAN: “I’m work­ing on my gui­tar play­ing and singing, I’ve been do­ing it for a long time.”

MANIA: What’s your go-to sledge?

DAN: “You’re swingin’ like a dunny door in a hur­ri­cane!”

MANIA: What cricket po­si­tion do you think the Ninja Tur­tles would play?

DAN: “Raphael would be a big, fast, an­gry open­ing bowler. Leonardo would be the cap­tain. Donatello would be 12th man, he’d have the drinks or­gan­ised and the stats ready. And Mikey would have to be the mas­cot!”

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