Strange. Weird. Odd. Misunderstood. All these words and more have been used to describe our sultry (there’s another one) left-handed all-rounder. Nicknamed Subbuteo because of his lack of movement while fielding. Opposition players please note: if the ball rests between his legs, you are out caught. His lack of cricketing passion over the years has been tolerated by his team-mates because of his lovely wife, Mel, who he married in August 2008. There's a touch of the Marcus Trescothicks about Bridgey (is it all left handers?) because, out of the blue, he found he did not want to be away from home during the spring/summer of 2009. As a consequence, he spent a whole year not playing (wonder how many times Finny said to him 'You'll never get it back') only to return after 12 months and score a fairytale century. Strange, but true. He was a regular in 2010 but took the vast majority of 2011 off to rest "various" injuries, although he looked a model of good health when picking up his batting award at our prize ceremony in the spring (though Mel predictably looked even healthier). Other things we know about Victim: he prefers the shaved look; he played guitar (very seriously) in Beckett; he doesn’t sweat; he enjoys winning. Hopefully, he will be a regular again in 2016 because, despite his self-doubts, he represents two good players - a good bowler and a good batsman. Of course, he would be three good players if he could field, but 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME
Cricketer most admired: Alan Humphries / Jalal Ahmed
3 must-songs for any I-pod: Street Spirit – Radiohead / Rolling Stones – Paint it Black / RATM – Wake Up
Favourite 3 films: Dead Man’s Shoes / Big trouble in Little China / Aliens
Favourite grub: Pizza
3 dinner guests: Cheryl Cole / Natalie Portman / 100 gallon pot of yoghurt
Favourite tipple: Red, red wine