Search

The Gold Standard: Lorne Sprigg

17:31 30 July 2015

Upminster's former overseas star Lorne Sprigg (left) with Essex's Ronnie Irani at his 2003 benefit match (pic courtesy of Upminster CC)

Upminster's former overseas star Lorne Sprigg (left) with Essex's Ronnie Irani at his 2003 benefit match (pic courtesy of Upminster CC)

Archant

Nick Ison’s latest blog from Upminster CC

Lorne Sprigg starred for Upminster as an overseas player and kindly answered some questions about his time with the club.

What did you enjoy most about playing at Upminster CC?

Upminster has this amazing infectious family feel to the whole club and I just loved playing for the club.

The people are just terrific and continue to be.

What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

We had a number of these parties at the club when I played and I always went as a Aussie rules player.

Who was your favourite Upminster player to play with, and why?

It’s hard to select one individual. Though the one individual who I simply admired for his determination and vision was Ollie Peck.

Ollie has a winners quality that demands excellence and he has this terrific ability to lead.

Upminster began to believe they could win when Ollie took on the captaincy.

You are hosting Come Dine With Me. You can choose four guests, two from Upminster Cricket Club and two celebrities. Who would you choose?

Ha Ha, this would be a party.

The first two would be my great friends Will Sissen and Jeff Mack.

The two celebrities would be Ricky Gervais and Mickey Flanagan to have the laughs.

Who is the funniest in the changing room?

Hands down the great man Shafiq Rahman. He always made everyone laugh.

The Caribbean with the missus or a Devon tour with Upminster CC?

I don’t know if I can say the Devon tour as my wife would expect the Caribbean!

But I will go with Devon.

Why? Watching Ollie Peck and Paul Middlemiss take on locals in drinking games was some of the funniest moments.

And finally, who is the longest in the shower?

Mike Rath hands down.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

18:25
Marshalls Park's goalscorers face the camera

Marshalls Park 3 Harris Academy Beckenham 2 (aet)

17:30
London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson lurks near the Oxford net (pic John Scott)

London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson reflects on week 2 action

16:10
Paul Walter has signed an extended deal with Essex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Fast bowler handed new contract after a string of good displays

15:30
Scott Doe of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers defender pleased with how quickly team recovered from conceding equaliser to go ahead once again at Hayes Lane

West Ham United's Mark Noble

Hammers captain Mark Noble is at a loss to explain the problems in the team

11:00
Bath Rugby's Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Guy Mercer and Dave Attwood at Twickenham Stadium to announce

Club to face Leicester in capital

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now