A welcome win for Greg’s new club back home, (click here for scorecard : Dandenong West v Hallam Kalora Park January 2017
), and he’s kindly taken time out from the post-match celebrations to give us an interview:
SDCC : What a What a win! Did you chase them down with overs to spare?
GR : Had to chase them down in 31. So a couple of overs to spare. The opponents needed an outright win to make the finals. Finally a win with the new club!
SDCC : Sounded like a good game – other Stokers who have played in these 2-dayers say things can get farcical on the second day if the first innings lead is secured and there is no prospect of a result. Were your runs all in boundaries?
GR : Pretty much. The 4 in the first innings was just a boundary and, the 8 in second included a six on to the railway!!! Sound familiar? Got a finish after a big opening stand in the second innings!
Finding it hard to get used to the turf pitchers over here. Not as quick. The ball seems to hold the in wicket a lot more than in the UK. I can see why Jase developed a good cut shot! Need to work on that as the bowling is all pretty short.
SDCC : Nice that you’ve found a railway to target like you had at Stoke!
GR : It was at the opposition ground so couldn’t help myself. No sightscreens at the ground either so very different. Bizarre to bat twice in one day too!!!
SDCC : We saw that. There was some cruel suggestion that you were sent in as a nightwatchman last week…though we couldn’t think of a less suitable candidate for the role!
GR : No, they were trying to hide me but the top order fell to pieces in the first innings.
SDCC : Back to Stoke, we presume saw that despite being right up there in the all-time six hitting list, (see graphic below), you still haven’t made Dom Morley’s Greatest XI…but you made the squad…and Jase is now a Pom?
GR : Saw I made the squads but not the final eleven. Yep, saw Jase got the Pom nationalisation too…as long as he is making and taking them for Stoke mate all for the greater good I reckon. I’ll send a Greatest Stoke – I’ll do one of the guys I played with – by the end of the week mate.
Stay tuned to see what Greg comes up with, folks. Meantime, here is the list of all-time leading six-hitter for the Club!!!
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