Can you tell us a little about yourself outside of cricket?
Very proud dad of Evie Jane and Harley, managing director of Lloyds Services and Patriot Bloodstock, I love fishing, punting and drinking Great Northerns. I am married to my childhood sweetheart Janai. Overall a very proud Lion
Can you give us a quick rundown on your playing history for the lions?
Started early and finished early. Not much else to add. Scored 3000 runs @ 30 playing 60% of my games at Fairfield oval. Something only lions who played at the ground could understand. Captained the lions in Green Shield, PGs and grade level. If I’m being completely honest probably a big underachiever overall.
Any fond memories around the club that you can share with us?
Too many to count. Very lucky to still call some of my teammates my friends today. PGs were always great memories. I was lucky enough to spend the night partying with TK’s lower-grade premiership team. Great night!!!
Do you remember your first game for the club?
Yep 5th grade @ Don Dawson, captained by Garry Rowe.
Is there anyone who you’ve admired regarding the presence they had or the way they go about their business in a game?
I moulded my game and my life on senior figures at the club for sure. I believe the man, husband, business owner and father I am today is because of my time at the Lions. I had very good mentors who gave me some great attributes, unfortunately, some of my worst as well Richard Gerdes, David Kelley, Steve Luc, Anthony Clark and Coach Ron Harival. I was very lucky to pick the best bits from these guys and get my way through life so far.
Any standout performances you’ve seen someone put together?
1st grade Grand Final @ Manly- I watched every ball. Grant and Ben’s partnership will go down in grade cricket history!!
Any teams you looked forward to playing the most?
Bankstown, especially at Greenies and PGs level.
Are there any individual performances from yourself that stand out?
Very proud of my ability to get big scores. Unfortunately few and far between though. I got us home batting 2nd in a 1st grade T20 semi-final one year at North Sydney Oval. We were 6 or 7 down and I got 20* or something like that but it felt like 100* , we went on to win the final a few hours later.
Any advice for any young players trying to make their way up the grades, or find their feet in grade cricket?
Fairfield is the club of opportunity. If you score 4 hundreds in 24 months you can find yourself going from 4s – 1s real quick. Stick at it!