As I’ve said before, I love cricket.
I played it at every opportunity as a kid, and have been a member of Napier Old Boys’ Marist Cricket Club for the past 15 years, many of those years playing for, managing, and captaining their social team, the “Hobblers”, and I have been Club Secretary for 12 years.
I even have a 100% win record as Premier team captain, after one particularly unique game in 2015.
We are a very social club, so celebrating the connections within our club with dinners at Ten24 have also been big highlights.
Outside of Napier Old Boys Marist I have had some great cricketing experiences:
In 2014 I was a duck mascot at a Central Stags Supersmash T20 game.
Then, in late 2019 and early 2020, I got to fulfill a long-time dream by commentating Stags and Hinds Supersmash T20 cricket games for Radiosport from McLean Park, until the radio station was closed down shortly after (not my fault, I swear!).
It’s a given in our household that when my club or a club mate needs help or support, I just go and do it, and they return the loyalty.
It means a lot to me to have people believe in me.
So I was really honored to be made a Life Member of Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club last month.
It certainly doesn’t feel like 15 years, or 12 years as secretary, mainly because it’s still fun and something I still enjoy.
So thank you Del, James, Glen, Dan, Stu, Scott, the Matts, Joshes and Rhys’, Tony, Nihal, Arun, Gaurav, John, Wayne, Rogan, Dave, Pete, Abby, Marion, Mary, and all the other clubmates and my extended NOBMCC whanau who have helped and supported me over the last decade and a half.
I do what I do for you!