The advent of free-agency has certainly changed the composition of social cricket teams in the modern era, and The Quokkas haven’t been immune to its blessed kiss.
After a fairly dismal 2013/14 Summer in which the Victorian Quokkas only won 2 games (1 against the VBCA and the other against the rather inebriated Pinnacle), the recruitment agents have been in full-flight, inviting potential Social Cricket specialists including:
- Ian Botham (rejected the offer, reason given: “No way” – even when offered a few Melbourne Bitters as payment)
- David Boon (as above)
- Gold Coast Suns footballer Charlie Dixon (rejected with the more polite “No thanks”)
- ex-Geelong/Melbourne/Brisbane footballer Brent Moloney (rejected, “I can’t move my legs” – this seemed like a positive to The Rev who cant move his legs OR arms)
- Alan Border (though never really approached, The Rev got too scared my his glare)
In happier news, 2012/13 season heroes Radar and Alex are returning, while “The Chef” has been roped in.