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The Butchers Cafe

  Jay Lenton 2016-17

The Butchers Cafe

Jay Lenton is proudly sponsored by The Butchers Cafe at Fairlight for the 2016/17 season.

Located just up the road from Manly Oval at Fairlight shops, The Butchers Cafe is an extension of the butcher next door and how it makes it's name.

Although the owner, Andrew Dawse, has since shrunk his empire to just the cafe, it is still the number one cafe in the Manly area and is always has customers lined up out the door looking to get a taste of their great coffee.

The also do delicious food, the Wagu Beef burger particularly making a name for itself over the last few years.

You can go there for breakfast or lunch, and make sure you tell them Manly Cricket sent you.

We would like to thanks Dawsey and his team for their amazing support over the last few years.

Visit them at 152 Sydney Rd, Fairlight.


Jay Lenton

Full Name
Jay Stephen Lenton

Date of Birth
10th August 1990

Junior Club
Toukley Cricket Club now Northern Power

Favourite TV show and why?
Peaky Blinders, their accents

Favourite Movie and why?
Remembers the Titans, Denzel

Funniest moment on the cricket field?
In recent times, Matt Alexander spraying me for having too many out in a one dayer last year giving away a free hit, only for the ump to tell him he kept bowling front foot no balls!

Funniest moment off the cricket field?
Too many to count. Looking at myself in the mirror every morning usually gets it started.

You had a cracking year last season and got a NSW contract for your trouble. What are your goals for the coming season?
Continue scoring plenty of runs and keeping well. I would love to push my way back into the Shield side for NSW and ultimately do my part to win another Premiership for the Tahs.

How did you find your first pre-season in a couple of years go with the Blue this year? Has your previous experience with the state squad been handy for you this time around?
It was great to do a full pre season with the Blues, knowing this time what to expect. It's a tough 8-12 week period however a rewarding one. Having fellow Manly boys like Mickey and SOK during that period certainly helps.

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?
I believe our first grade side is the strongest on paper and on the field. We have a tough start to the season playing 3 or 4 teams expected to be playing around finals time. So it will a good test for the boys, a few wins early and a couple tough opening rounds should set up the season ahead.

It has been great to see you move to the Northern Beaches over the last 12 or so months, what have you enjoyed about the area so far?
Who wouldn't want to live here? Coming from the Central Coast and living on the beach up there the lifestyle is as close to home as you will get. I love the relaxed atmosphere of the beaches and that it is still only 30-40 mins into training at the SCG.

Who is the best cricketer that you have played with?
Lucky enough to play with quite a few champion cricketers. Training most days with the likes of Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood is a great experience. The best cricketer I have played with though would still be Brad Haddin been a keeper to watch and learn of him during a few games is something I'll never forget.

How would you go about impressing the girls of your dreams?
Notch up a quick fire 100, followed by some more cricket chat, into a few schooners at the pub.

Who at Manly would you most like to share a car trip to Campbelltown with?
I've made a couple of long journeys now with Mickey, Nick and Tay, they are always enjoyable.

Who at Manly would you least like to share a car trip to Campbelltown with?
Matt Alexander, he would get a new injury or illness on the trip out and we wouldn't stop hearing about it.

What do you think the club needs to improve on for the 2016/17 season?
The club is very good across the board. Everyone can improve on different aspects of their game. If each player and coach strives to improve themselves personally the whole club will benefit.

What is your most embarrassing moment on the field?
A golden duck and a diamond duck in the same day.

Who is your tip for the D.G. Medal this season for their work on the circuit?
Some fantastic candidates this season. The Bankstown Bulldog Andrew Jamison looks strong early however getting married could hurt him. A tight race between two Sam's (Alexander and Gainsford) with a third Sam my roughie (Webber).

Who's Manly Cricket shoes, either past or present, would you like to be in for a day?
Not Skids they would be way too big. I said Tim Cruikshank last time for a different reason but this time he wins again, I'd love to play golf every day.

Who were the best cricketers coming through the age groups with you?
The best country player I came across was Josh Hazelwood his record now obviously speaks for itself and city based player was Jason Haywood who I think still floats around in Sutherland 2's.


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