Where did you first start playing cricket?
RTA SpeedBlitz Blues rookie, Timm Van Der Gugten
Hornsby Heights Cricket Club
Were you a natural at it?
Haha, far from it. I still remember being dismissed for a first baller in my first ever game!
Can you remember your first competitive match?
Yes I can. My first rep game for Hornsby, we played Penrith and unfortunately lost by 1 run.
Did you play many other sports?
I had a crack at most sports. But Tennis, soccer, athletics, and swimming were the main ones.
What has been your experience of Grade cricket?
A positive one. Unfortunately, I havent been able to play as much as I would have liked to. However, UNSW have been very supportive and have shown alot of faith. This has made my experiences in grade much more positive and enjoyable.
Any characters you have played against stand out?
Haha, not really played against. Tim Lang, a team mate stands out though.
Who has had the most influence coaching wise on you?
Probably the first man to ever coach me, Stuart Logan. He showed me how much fun and how enjoyable the game can be, as well as a great passion for it. He also taught me the importance of sportsmanship.
Who were your cricket heroes growing up?
Brett Lee, Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn
Ever played against someone you saw as a hero?
Unfortunately not, although I have been lucky enough to train alongside Brett Lee.
Who are the characters of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues?
Hazlewood and SOC (Stephen O’Keefe) don’t have to try very hard to crack me up!
Who do you admire most in the squad?
Simon Katich without a doubt
What do you like doing in your spare time?
Attempt to play golf, hanging out with mates, trying to cook and having a dance.
Favourite music / movies?
Rnb, rap, and some house/dance music.
Step Brothers, Any Given Sunday, Sister Act, The Express
Thoughts on twitter?
Rubbish, don't understand the enjoyment.
Who do you think you bowl / bat like the most?
Not really sure to be honest. Mark Cameron if anyone.
Favourite Rugby League team?
Mighty Parramatta Eels
Tell us something no-one would know about you?
I was quite the good dancer back in the day. Used to play a few important roles in a dance group throughout my primary school years. I still fancy myself a bit of a mover today. (even though i have been told otherwise on more than one occasion!)