Richardson (SNR), Mark
FULL NAME: Ian John Laird
DATE OF BIRTH: 20/12/61
MARITAL STATUS: Yes, to the lovely Wendy.
OCCUPATION: Bean Counter
NICKNAME/S: Skimma (see above)
YEARS PLAYED AT SUNBURY UNITED (approx.): Unfortunately not long enough (5 years)
PREVIOUS CLUBS: Bundoora Park CC (formerly Bundoora Repatriation Hospital CC)
FAVOURITE FOOD: Pizza (Americana with plenty of mushrooms)
FAVOURITE DRINK: Hot days VB (with an occasional Bourban cleanser) / Cold days a nice red.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: TVN
FAVOURITE MOVIE: The Shawshank Redemption
MOST ADMIRED SPORTSPERSON: Not that I’m a fan but it would have to be Tiger Woods simply because of his domination in a sport where the spoils are normally shared around.
AFL CLUB YOU SUPPORT: Richmond
YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT ON THE CRICKET FIELD FOR SUCC (INDIVIDUALLY): Scoring a hundred and taking a hat trick in the same year (hat trick in the GF which unfortunately we lost).
YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT ON THE CRICKET FIELD FOR SUCC (TEAM): No premierships, so it’s probably being part of the team who currently holds the greatest number of runs scored in an innings at SUCC.
GREATEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE YOU HAVE SEEN ON A CRICKET FIELD: Professional cricket aside, dare I say, the day we were crunched by Gisborne and one of their young blokes scored 232 runs.
FUNNIEST THING YOU’VE SEEN ON A CRICKET FIELD: Banga off his long run.
EASIEST TEAMMATE TO STIR: I’ve been doing it for years and nothing much has changed, has it Banga !
MOST ANNOYING TEAMMATE: Peter Woollard because he makes batting look so damned easy !
TEAMMATE MOST LIKELY TO ATTEND A DAY SPA: Mark Richardson (handsome)
FUNNIEST TEAMMATE AND WHY: Couldn’t single out anyone in particular but it is always amusing listening to the likes of Knighty, Gimp, Injun, Evo, Woolly, Starky, Granty (have I missed anyone ?) and Co. hanging more shit on their teammates than they dish out to the opposition.
ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF: I think “Average” but Wendy insists “Meticulous” (and I think after 22 years she’d know best !!)