As your children are growing up, there’s no better way of spending your weekends than being out on the cricket pitch for 15 hours – and the very large majority of that stood as first slip – or at the crease.
In 2012, Steve achieved the unbelievable “365 game” milestone with GCC. He still rues the fact that his daughter was born on a Sunday – and hence this milestone came one day later than her hoped. He did, of course, have a secret Tuesday morning January wedding a few years back too, where the congregation both remarked how unlikely it was that he would miss a cricket match at such an obscure day/time due to his nuptuals.
Here, in his own words, Steve describes his year-long “Anus Cricketus” and his selection of key players and moments that made it worthwhile:
This season saw my 365th game for GCC. I love playing for the G and curse the fact that I did not have the chance to spend my formative years smashing juniors, corporate XIs and old men around the Gardiner Recreation Ground. I’ve played with many great characters and players during the past ten seasons and have selected my dream teams from those years along with a brief list of the highs and lows that I’ll eventually take with me into retirement and the bowling green. Thanks all for the great memories !