Adam Crosthwaite Player Profile
Device TechnologiesAdam Crosthwaite is proudly sponsored by Device Technologies for the 2016/17 season.
Device Technologies has been an important corporater partner of the Waratahs for the last 5 years.
Founded in 1992, Device Technologies is an established distributor of quality and technologically-advanced medical equipment and consumables. The company is Australian-owned and employs more than 600 healthcare specialists and support staff in Australia and New Zealand.
Visit them at www.device.com.au for more information
Adam CrosthwaiteFull Name
Adam John Crosthwaite
Date of Birth
22nd of September 1984
Rosanna Cricket Club (Melbourne)
Favourite TV show and why?
Suits, Harvey is a Weapon.
Favourite Movie and why?
Oceans 11, 12, 13 – Brad and George, Genius!
Funniest moment on the cricket field?
Watching Nappa get a wicket
Funniest moment off the cricket field?
Nude laps after Premierships
You actually completed a Olympic Distance Triathlon during the off-season which you did on not a lot of training. Fantastic achievement. How did you get through it?
I had a great coach in Jack Ritchie and a lot of help from Chocolate Box Training. It was a very tough event which I was almost certain I wouldn't finish the swim. I must admit I almost didn't make the 1500 meter ocean swim. It was very tough but glad I got it done. I'm aiming to do another at Byron Bay in late April after the season.
As well as being sponsored by Device Technologies, you also work for them and have done so for a few years now. How is Device going at the moment?
Device is going very well at the moment. I have been at Device for 7 and a half years now and I am very proud of the company. At Device we enable superior health outcomes for patients, by providing them with access to the best medical systems available worldwide. Year on year the company has grown and we continue to deliver amazing results to patients and hospitals around Australia and New Zealand. This is a business that I am passionate about and hope to continue for many years.
You obviously have a bit going on with work, a beautiful girlfriend and being 1st grade skipper, how to you take control of your work/life/cricket balance?
Jessica has been an amazing support of mine over the past years. Jessica and I actually met at work and she has made things easy to get the work/life/cricket balance needed. Jess and I enjoy travelling so in the off season we often get out of the country and see the world. To have a schedule with work cricket and life as hectic as mine does become at times it is essential to have a great girl by your side and I do have that.
Our first grade side is again one of the strongest on paper this year. Where do you think the season for 1st grade will be won and lost?
We do have another strong squad and we need our senior players to stand up this season. Our batting has been strong at points but we need guys to get going together this season. Our bowling group is still young and getting better. Our bowling group is exciting and they will have a huge impact on what we do this year.
Who is the best cricketer that you have played with?
I was lucky enough to play with Shane Warne when I was at Victoria. He is the smartest cricket brain I have ever shared a room with and his leg spin speaks for itself. An incredible cricketer who taught me that cricket is more about attitude than it is about skill. This coming from a guy who had more skill than anyone.
How would you go about impressing the girls of your dreams?
Well I am lucky to have met this girl and I believe I took her to Mounties Manly bowling club for a feed, 4pines for a drink then went to Quest apartments to stay the night whilst calling overseas on my Travelsim. ;-)
Who at Manly would you most like to share a car trip to Campbelltown with?
I would love to share a ride out to Campbelltown Michael Shepard (Juice) our first grade manager as the insight he gives on the game I really enjoy. But to shake it up I would love to have Will Harding in the back seat as the 2nd grade manager putting juice under pressure for the whole ride in. We love them both and they are a huge part of both first grade and second grade's success.
What do you think the club needs to improve on for the 2016/17 season?
I believe it is about critical moments. We have to be strong enough to win these big moments across the grades. We need to play hard tough cricket when these times arise. If we do this we can have a special year across the grades.
Who is your tip for the D.G. Medal this season for their work on the circuit?
My tip this year is for Toby Poole to make good on his talent and come through with the goods.
Who's Manly Cricket shoes, either past or present, would you like to be in for a day?
I would love to have a day in the Shoes of our fearless leader Andrew Fraser as he starts making Hollywood Classics.
Who were the best cricketers coming through the age groups with you?
I have been lucky enough to play with some guys who have turned into serious players. Guys like Shawn Marsh, George Bailey, Callum Ferguson, Peter Siddle, Peter Nevill and David Warner. All these guys were great Juniors but had excellent attitudes and all these guys worked extremely hard to get where they have.