Player Profiles #22 – Shaun FitzgibbonArjun Sandhu
Shaun scored 1,143 runs for the Saturday 1st XI in 37 innings. He had 41 wicket keeping dismissals – 25 catches, 13 stumpings and 3 run outs. He played for us in our first two seasons in the Premier League.
Years played for ACC: 2009 and 2010
Playing role: Wicketkeeper/Batsman
Batting style: Right hand
Bowling style: Right arm off spin (net bowler at best)
Highest score: 82 for ACC
Best bowling figures: –
Amateur cricketing hero(es): Alec McKinlay, Andy Simkiss, Martin Shoemaker, Thom Murray, Martin Rayner
Favourite cricketer: Brendon McCullum
Favourite ACC moment: I have a few, but one that sticks to mind is surviving relegation in 2009 through another team losing (relegated Plumtree beat Farnsfield by 1 wicket in the penultimate over so Farnsfield were relegated by 1 point). Listening to commentary of their game in the changing room on the phone and the place erupting when news filtered through that we weren’t going to be relegated.
Favourite movie: The Green Mile
Favourite meal: Pizza
Biggest passion/hobby outside of cricket: Spending time with my friends and family. I also have a keen interest in Horse Racing. Have been involved in the ownership of a few horses and can’t beat a good day at the races.
What are you doing now?: I am an Intermediate School teacher in my hometown in New Zealand. Have recently become a father for the first time in the last couple of months. I am still playing cricket here in New Zealand. I still enjoy playing and the beers afterwards so will try and play for as long as I can.
What does ACC mean to you: ACC was my first real club cricket experience. Everyone was so welcoming and I was extremely well looked after. The cricket was a really good level and although we did struggle to win games, the experience was still really enjoyable. This, I believe is due to the players I played with who were a great bunch of lads. I still keep an eye on results and do sometimes reminisce about all the good time’s I had while in Attenborough.