In what was a slow start to the Grampians Cricket Association 2019-20 season, Swifts-Great Western's Will Clough has managed to claim a few wickets along the way. The 20-year-old plays cricket for the social side of the sport and this week we caught up with Clough to find out a little more about the bowler/late-order batsman at the Combine.
Where did you start your cricket career?
I started playing cricket out at Navarre when I was about eight years old and moved to Swifts/Great Western and played in the under-13 competition.
What is something people might not know about you?
People know this, but they forget it all the time. I get really really sunburnt, really quick.
Playing for about 10 years in the competition, what're your best figures with both the ball and bat?
I don't really get that many wickets - but I think the most I've ever got was five in the T20 game in Warrnambool last year. I can't bat, the most I've ever made was 46 in an under-16s game against Aradale, back in 2015.
The funniest moment you can remember from cricket?
When Aiden Graveson ran one short on Sam Cocks and ended up on 99.
Cricket memories start at a young age, tell us what stands out for you from your junior cricket career?
I remember when we made 37 in a semi final and we lost. Dad didn't talk to me for a week.
What's the best memory you've had so far playing senior cricket?
To make the B Grade grand final was a pretty big deal - we lost it but it was pretty memorable.
What are you currently watching on TV at the moment?
I'm re-watching That 70's Show.
Who's given you the best piece of advice in cricket?
Don't let the ball hit the stumps.
What do you find is the biggest challenge in cricket?
The biggest challenge for me is hitting the ball while batting or putting the ball at the batsman's end when bowling.
Who's the best cricketer you've played with at GCA?
Travis Nicholson - he's my idol.
Who's your favourite cricketer of all time?
David Warner - because he made 300 runs.
Do you have any superstitions or something you do the same every week?
I wind down from the week on a Friday night so I'm ready for cricket the next day. I like an early night in.
What's your signature dish in the kitchen?
Ravioli. I just buy the one from the supermarket with the sauce that comes with it.
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