In the 12th in the series of profiles revealing what and who makes us enjoy playing or watching cricket, today is the turn of a man who has done it all with Calmore …. Stu Bailey.

If you would like to get involved, all players, past or present can give us their take on the sport, at Calmore Sports or otherwise – so please answer the 18 questions and email

Name: Stuart Bailey.

Nickname(s): Bails, Porky.

What sparked your interest in cricket: School team and Calmore Colts with the legendary Baz Oram.

Do you prefer the T20, 50-over, county or Test format of the game: Test cricket.

Cricketing hero: Sir Ian Botham.

Favourite current (professional) player: Ben Stokes.

Most admired/best player you have played with: Ben Lyon.

Most formidable opponent: Jon Ayling – horrible!

Who would you most like to be isolated with from Calmore Sports – and who wouldn’t you: Like to – Tom Pegler.  Not like to – the pest that is Paul Proudley.

Favourite away ground: Sparsholt.

Favourite/most memorable match you’ve played in: Winning Hampshire 1.

Personal highlight/champagne moment: Southern League team debut, returning with a golden duck!

Funniest moment/s in cricket: Gragy getting his cup medal bollock naked.  And stealing the flag at the tennis club at the Hampshire League presentation night – we got banned!

Best way to relax after the game: Try not to sit next to Gragy.

Do/did you have any cricketing superstitions:

What will you miss most in cricket during this enforced break: Watching with a pint.

Is there anything you’d change about the game:

If you could invite 3 cricketing celebrities (players, presenters, commentators) round for dinner, who would they be and why: Tom, Prouders and Donny – all celebrities in my eyes.  That is a massive piss up!!