Swifts/Great Western A grade cricket player Aiden Graveson took on the summer cricket series questions this week, and took us through what it is he loves about the game, who he most admires on field, and a few other things readers may not know about him.
How long have you played cricket?
Probably 10 years.
What is something people might not know about you?
I'm a really good dancer.
Best figures? Favourite shot?
Five for 20 in a grand final for the under 16s one year, and probably a cover drive.
Hitting Angus Barham for six.
Best junior memory?
It's probably winning the flag in under 16s.
Best senior memory?
Winning my first A grade premiership last season.
What are you reading or current TV series?
I don't watch or read anything really - I just work.
What's the best piece of advice you've been given?
Never premeditate a shot.
Always treat every ball as though you haven't faced it before.
What's the biggest challenge to cricket?
Coping with the pressure of playing A grade and going out there and trying not to disappoint anyone at the same time as having fun.
Best player you've played with? Why?
Travis Nicholson because of the way he bats the ball really well, and he's been doing it a really long time so it's good to get advice from him and watch the way he plays, and learn off him.
Favourite cricketer? Why?
David Warner. I like the way he hits the ball.
He hits it pretty well when he's on.
Signature dish in the kitchen?
I'm good at cooking ravioli. I love ravioli. I'll have it often. It's cheap.
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