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This weeks A to Z features club stalwart Barry Shorrock. Eyes down for an interesting read!

The idea is simple: 26 questions, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Barry Shorrock

A - AWAY - What is your favourite away ground you have played at?

Royton (not really, hell hole)

B - BANTER - Who has the best banter at the club?

Chris Wareing

C - CLUB - What football team do you support?

Blackburn Rovers

D - DINING - What would be your last 3 course meal?

Pate, Steak and Chips, cheese board

E - EVENINGS - A quiet night in with the missus or a night out with the lads? Why?

Night out wins

F - FOREIGN - What is your favourite holiday destination?

Xian, China

G - GAME - What’s the best game of cricket you have ever played in?

Ramsbottom 2s v Church 2s 2010 Junior Cup QF. Unbelievable tension to the last ball

H - HOBBIES - What do you like to do in your spare time?

Golf, football and family

I - IDOL - Who is your favourite cricketing hero?

Brian Lara (sticking up for the lefties)

J - JOBS - What is your current occupation?

Area Sales Manager for a Flat Roofing Manufacturer

K - KIDS - What were you like as a child?

An awesome cricketer

L - LOATH - What annoys you the most and why?

People who walk slowly in front and dithering. Not acceptable

M - MUSIC - What is your favourite type of music and what is your favourite song?

Indie and Trance - Feeder - just a day

N - NICKNAME - What’s your nickname and what’s the best one you’ve ever heard?

Baz or Gaaarrryyy at Church. Barry Manilobes is the best I had

O - OPTIMISM - How do you think Church will do this year? League? T20? Cup?

Outside chance of a cup, tough division but should do ok. Good chance of seconds to get promoted

P - PETS - Do you have any pets?


Q - QUALITY - Who is the best player you’ve played with and against? Why?

Best played against is Chris Cairns, oozed class and chipped one over cover and shouted ‘two please’. Best played with - Jimmy was one talented lad in the 2s

R - RAPID - Who’s the quickest bowler you’ve faced?

James Anderson at 15 or Chris Cairns

S - STRANGE - What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen in your life?

Conrad playing an attacking shot

T - TELEVISION - What do you like to watch on the box?

Football and Game of Thrones

U - UNKNOWN - Tell us something that we don’t know about you.

I once hit the biggest six in the world (oh, everyone already knows that!!)

V - VIDEO GAMES - Do you play any games consoles? If so, how often and what do you play?

No, thank god, sick of my son on Fortnite talking about ‘wood’ and a ‘semi’

W - WORLD - What is the place you’d love to travel to the most? Why?

So many places, Australia and New Zealand, Brazil and Peru (Inca trail) and Indonesia

X - XYLOPHONE - Can you play any musical instruments?

The triangle, really well

Y - YIKES - Are you scared of anything? If so, what?

Scared of Liam Dyson scoring more runs in a season than me

- ZODIAC - What is your star sign?


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