DC: Yes it is my eighteenth professional season and we drink far less alcohol nowadays! Our pre season used to consist of two milers and a few star jumps, although the skills sessions were always high intensity. Fielding and flexibility across the whole of the playing staff has vastly improved because of the introduction of T20 cricket and other factors.
|Dean will bowl to longer boundaries without the Earl of Twirl (MBE)|
|Dean's home for the last eighteen years|
DC: Not at all, us spinners are normally far more intellectual so we have to think out the batsmen not blow them away. Plus I am a very placid individual.
DC: Extremely easy this one. Ben Wright aka Killer. Has the uncanny knack of killing good stories and conversations dead.
DC: I believe they passed on a hamper of champers to Matt Maynard and the boys, yes! I also believe that myself and Darren Thomas consumed most of it before we left the ground! Incidentally it was my second full season, debut in 1996.
|Manics...sent champagne when Glammy clinched the title|
DC: I did manage to clinch the final wicket of their second inns. An lbw, plum as well! George Sharpe was umpiring and still until this day he says it was outside the line, but that I looked liked a good bloke, so he gave me the benefit of the doubt. I suppose I'm in his debt!
|Fletcher...a true Welshman at heart|
DC: Well I recently dressed up as Maverick (Top Gun) at a Glammy fancy dress party!? Not so much Maverick...perhaps a silent assasin lurking!
DC: Gareth 'Tusks' Rees, simmers for ten minutes then goes absolutely ballistic punching walls and throwing helmets etc.I normally get a glove on the head as I sit next to him.
DC: Skipper Mark Wallace hands down closely followed by David Harrison. Both individuals pride themselves on Glamorgan club issue.. i.e because it is free. A running trainer/jean combo is not a great look in my eyes.
DC: No, not really but as cricketers we have to be cautious as we do expose ourselves to sun for long periods. Not always in Wales, mind!
DC: No I haven't actually, but anything that educates our profession in this area is a worthwhile exercise.
|Wasim Akram...hit Dean in the throat|
DC: Allan Donald and Wasim Akram, the latter hit me in the throat while trying to hook him at Colwyn Bay...not the most pleasant of experiences.
DC: James Harris, Mike Reed and Andrew Salter.