DOB: 5 December 1989
Player type: Seamer turned batsman
Playing role: Poor man’s Joe Gatting of the 3rds
Teams: Swardeston, Old Catton, Mulbarton, Norfolk
Career best batting: 104 v Brooke
Career best bowling: 7-29 v Burwell
- What is your proudest cricket achievement?
Being asked to join Swardeston after the Challenge Cup final in 2006 whilst playing for Mulbarton and the Rosebowl 2010.
- Who is the best cricketer you have played with?
Joe Gatting (can’t quite say Lewis Gooderham).
- What is your favourite ground other than The Common?
- What one tip (advice) would you pass on to our juniors?
Enjoy the game.
- How did your love of cricket blossom and develop, do your family or relatives play?
Playing with my Dad in the garden. My Dad and Nan both played to a decent standard in the Northwest/Wales.
- Do you have a nickname, and if so please explain its significance?
Melman/Mellers – due to my giraffe type stature. Some members/parents don’t know my real name.
- Which team-mate has the best taste in clothes?
Lewis Denmark – spends a fair bit too.
- Which team-mate is the tidiest in the changing room?
Lewis Denmark – OCD.
- Which team-mate has the best taste in music?
George Walker – good playlists in the club.
- In your opinion who is the funniest player at the club?
- What other sports do you enjoy playing and would recommend to youngster to play and which may complement their cricket?
I enjoy cycling and running. Most sports will support an element of cricket. The most important thing is to enjoy whatever you do.