Player of the Week: Alex Burton

This week’s Wanneroo DCC Player of the Week is Alex Burton. He could be thought of as “The Thinking Man’s Cricketer”, and at times he can be heard lamenting the lack of response to his request for hypothetical pump quotes.

Name: Alex Burton
Age: Burton
What is your nick name?: Burto
Occupation: Student/Researcher
Dream job: Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist
How long have you played at Wanneroo: 7 years
In The Movie Of My Life I’d Be Played By: Rowan Atkinson
What’s under your bed: Files, CDs, Shoes
What’s your go-to fielding drill: Fielding ground balls from 20 – 60m
Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why: Joondalup/Melville – historically have performed well against both
Most embarrassing moment on the cricket field: Dropping Glew at mid-on, sitter.
What teammate is most likely to avoid paying for a round when you are out: Aaron Summers
What’s the first thing you think of in the morning: How busy my day looks
Favourite food: Curry and chips
Stranded On An Island, What Are Your 3 Essential Items?: Camera, coffee and a good sci-fi novel (Eg – Brave New World)
When You Were Growing Up What Did You Want To Be: Doctor
What Do You Normally Eat For Breakfast?: Oats and jam or scrambled eggs on toast
What reality TV show would you win: Fairly unfamiliar with reality TV
Is the glass half full or half empty: The glass is always full, but the quantum state of its contents may vary
If you could meet one person dead or alive: Mary Curie
If you could be another teammate for a week who would it be and why: Jason Parry, he has a very interesting job, and is a shining example of how cricket should be played
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be: Rallycross
Favourite drink: Coffee; long mac topped up
Best bowling / highest score: 2/26 – 97
Favourite smell: Coffee
My Signature Dish Is: Turkey Nachos
Who’s the best dressed at the club: Leigh Millar
Least favourite smell: Old people
When did you last take a catch to win a game: Against South Perth last season (home/away season)
My Most Treasured Possession/s: Camera lens
What book are you reading now: Alex Through the Looking Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life (by Alex Bellos)
Favourite cricketer To Watch Growing Up: Ian Bell
One word to describe you: Quiet
Who is the funniest teammate: Richie May
When did you last take the final wicket to win a game: Never
What I Don’t Find Amusing Is: Prejudice, ventriloquists
Favourite Holiday Destination: Berlin
My Last Meal Would Be: Curry and chips, probably a rogan josh
Best practical joke you have seen: Replacing someone’s most commonly used phrase (in texts) with a shortcut to something innappropriate
What training drill do you dread the most?: Probably the grid
Favourite Cartoon As A Kid: The Simpsons
Scariest player at the Wanneroo: Aaron Summers, purely based on the likelihood of getting a beamer
Favourite sport to watch: Rallycross
What is your favourite number: 1.618
Who is your dream date: Anne Hathaway
Favourite cricketer now: Kane Williamson/Joe Root
Favourite band or musician: Action Bronson
Favourite magazine: Acclaim
When did you last hit the winning runs in a game: I don’t recall
What is your personal aim this season?: 600+ runs
What was your first car: 2004 Peugeot 206 GTI
What’s the most embarrassing song on your phone: Beyonce – Drunk In Love
Funniest player at the Wanneroo: James Dicarlo
What Would You Buy With Your Last $50: A nice breakfast and a coffee
If I could be one person for a day I would be: Ryan Reynolds
Favourite movie: The Dark Knight Trilogy
Are you sick of player profile questions?: It was much longer than I anticipated

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