Place of Birth
Cricket Manager at Spartan Sports
Nickname and why
Nappa/ Dream/Dreama/ Dream boat: Can sleep anywhere, can quite often go off into Dreamland, can often be seen as a Dreamboat.. simple really.
Years at Waratahs
That’s an interesting one.. played 3 years green shield from 13, moved to the Gold Coast and missed 4 years.. came back at 21 I’m now 33.. that’s a few years
Our club tag line is “Bleed Blue”. What does Bleed Blue mean to you?
Manly is you, no matter what you do or say, Manly is in the heart and is always a high priority to represent it with pride
Who is the current Manly Cricketer that you enjoy playing cricket with the most and why?
I don’t have a single player.. I love our unique group of individual personalities and skills that I am lucky to be part of share our weekends with
Favourite band or musician?
Taylor Swift really gets me
If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would it be?
2 different nights I would I have… a business evening would be Richard Branson, Phil Knight, Richard Kowasaki. Then for a purely entertaining evening I would have Billy Darcy, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Falon.
What is your earliest memory
Disneyland with my folks.. special
Which Waratah team mate is the classiest dresser
Sammy Webber.. never misses a beat
If the Manly Cricket playing group was Big Brother, who would you vote off first?
Interesting one.. are we playing for who’s most annoying for the house or are we playing for strategy to win..
Who do you think is in-line for a huge season this year
James Crosthwaite. Boy can play and if gets some opportunities to represent, will do some damage
What are your team goals for 2017/18?
Make playoffs, create synergy together
What puts a big smile on your face?
Seeing someone else that is smiling and happy
If James Sutherland gave you the top for 1 day, what would you change about cricket in Australia.
Figure out if some of the administration in and around state have any idea. Figure out why Cricket NSW charge club sides an extra $20 charge on their registration for girls who sign up to play when they are supposed to be supporting and building grass roots with female cricketers.. one that has seemed to go under the radar.
If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go?
Can’t beat North America.
If you could go back in time and give anyone a piece of advice, who would it be and why?
Me back in NZ when playing first class. Stay a little more persistent and patient. The future and life back home can wait. Had a quality opportunity that I took and did well but looking back would have loved to stack more on to it.
If you could walk out to bat to any song blaring in the background, what would it be and why?
Jack Johnson Rodeo Clowns.. played that at the day night game we played at Manly Oval against Parramatta. Was a soothing experience and the night was a great one!
What are you currently saving up to buy
What is your place of solace?
Airplane.. no one can contact me.. its my time and its bliss. Or a beach side resort Thailand, Mykonos… magic!
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