Player profiles - Mike Watts

Mike Name: Michael Watts

Nickname(s): Watty

Best Bowling: 6-20 against Walshaw, 2014. Always a special memory as winning that game won the old NMCL Div 4 for the 2nd XI.

Best Batting: 95* against Worsley, 2019. We won't talk about Daz stealing the strike and then flashing a four through slips to finish the game though.

Favourite team mate: That's a tough question, I enjoy playing with all the lads and having beers after. I love sharing the new ball with Bradders when his brain is in the "On" position, as he makes it easy for me to bowl my natural line. Anyone who played 2s during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, there were no egos in that team and that's why we were so successful. Hayesy as he's like a psychologist to everyone. But it asked for one, so my favourite teammate is Stu Batigan. We've had plenty of laughs over the years on and off the field.

Favourite Personal Cricket Moment: Worsley 2019, when me and GT shared 160 for the 2nd wicket. Winning is what matters, but it's always nice to score runs but doing it with one of your best mates at the other end is the ultimate. It would have been great for us both to hit tons, but all that matters was we won. The beer tasted sweet that night, just a shame it took me until Wednesday to get out of bed.

Favourite Professional Moment: Ben Stokes at Headingley. Could watch it on repeat again, and again, and again.

And your one piece of lockdown advice: Get outside, enjoy the good weather. It's no good to be stuck inside and you'll be amazed how much better you feel (physically and mentally) after an hour of fresh air. There’s some great walks around the cricket club so don't be afraid to get out and explore the lines!

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