One of Ramsbottoms 1XI new signings in the winter , former Accrington captain
Simon Hanson reveals all on what makes him tick.
Tell us a little about your cricketing background?
I made my 1st XI debut when I was 15 for Accrington CC. I played for 10 years for Accrington CC before moving to Lostock CC for 1 season as Professional. I returned to Accrington CC in 2016 for 2 seasons and was captain for the 2017 season.
What /Who brought around the decision to join Ramsbottom?
I wanted a new challenge and Ramsbottom has been a successful club since I’ve played in the Lancashire league so after a brief chat with Director of Cricket Andy Dalby the wheels went into motion and i signed .
Who are your cricketing/sporting heroes?
Marcus Trescothick, Freddie Flintoff and Graham Lloyd.
What fills your time off the field?
Golf, watching and playing football and walking the dog.
If you could play in any sports team in history (cricket or other), which would it be?
Manchester United Class of 92, England in the Ashes 2005 and the England football team.
If you had to invite 3 people to your home for an episode of come dine with me who would they be and why?
Piers Morgan for his outspoken views, Graham Lloyd for his wit and David Beckham because he’s a legend.
Do you have any superstitions before a game?
Yes - i never swap any kit during a game and I have another but i will see if anyone spots it during this season!
What's the funniest thing you've seen during a game?
A teammates pants had deep heat applied into them and lets just say we took amusement
in his extreme discomfort fielding for 50 overs.
If you were stranded on a desert island which 3 things could you not live without?
My Dog, my mobile phone and food.
What has been your proudest cricketing moment?
Winning the lancashire league double – The League title and Worsley Cup.