Player of the Week: Alex Burton

This Week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Alex Burton! He’s got big shoes to fill going after Ieuan “Heavy Duty” Estall, but he’s given it a red hot crack:

Name: Alex Burton

Age: 22

Nickname: Burto

If you could choose your own nickname, what would it be?: I feel like choosing your own nickname somewhat defeats the purpose of having one, but maybe something cool like “Axe”

Occupation: Student/Researcher

How long have you played at Wanneroo?: 9 years

Who is your favorite cricketer?: Kane Williamson

Who’s your celebrity crush?: Stephanie Beatriz

Which TV family is most like your own?: The one with the slightly overweight dad, super caring mum, and quirky siblings. Did I just describe all of them?

What is your pre-game ritual?: Light breakfast, a quiet coffee, and some good music

If you could be an Olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?: Chess – athlete is the key word

When did you last hit the winning runs, take the winning wicket, and/or take the winning catch?: Round 8 last season

Are you a leader or a follower?: Leader when I have to be, and a loyal follower when I want to be

Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most like you?: Sleepy

Wanneroo Man-crush?: Graeme Atkinson

What is your favorite movie quote?: Steamed hams

What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?: Stubbed my toe without swearing

Who is the clumsiest teammate?: Mathew Dzodzos

What’s the best decision you’ve ever made?: Quitting my job in retail

What are the three best things about you?: Honesty, willingness to learn, cryptic questionnaire responses

Name 3 cricketers you most admire.: Jason Parry, Kumar Sangakkara, Kane Williamson

If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?: Banana bread, pulled pork, porridge

If you could time travel, where would you go?: Shouldn’t the question be *when* would you go?

If you could be a cartoon character for a week, who would you be?: Rick from Rick and Morty

What’s the most awesome thing you’ve done on a cricket field?: Swept a seamer for 4

Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team?: Being the worst player in a great team is arguably the best way to become great yourself

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?: I would be a foot taller so I could bowl gas

Favourite Wanneroo WAG and why?: Kate Atkinson – great banter, loves a beer/rum

Has Slods ever bought you a round?: In Slods’ defence, I’ve probably only played 30-40 games with him after which he had the opportunity to buy a tray

Who are the three greatest living musicians?: Alex Turner, Questlove, Beck

What personal trait has gotten you in the most trouble?: Using inappropriately long words

What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?: Internal combustion engine

Name a celebrity you think is lame.: Donald Trump, Glenn Maxwell, all of the Kardashians, Future, and so so many more. Then Trump again

Most embarrassing moment on the cricket field?: I got mildly concussed attempting an outfield catch last season

What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?: One of the Saws I think, not really my thing though

Rachel, Donna, Jessica, or Louis Litt?: I honestly have no idea what this is in reference to

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?: Always be yourself… you know what they say about clichés

If you could be another teammate for a week who would it be and why?: Jacob Johnston, so I could stroke my biceps all week

If you could ask your pet one question, what would it be?: Do you sleep on all my black clothes on purpose?

Rarest bloke at Wanneroo?: Mathew Dzodzos – one of the rarer blokes you’ll meet

What is your favourite Rob Richards quote?: Simple

What did you write on your tennis ball?: 500 runs

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