He has been in inimitable form so far this Premier Cricket season, racking up 343 runs at 85.8, with two hundreds and two half-centuries in his four innings, as well as seven wickets at 15 with the ball.
And now St Kilda’s Matt Chasemore has been awarded with a Futures League game for Victoria, kicking off on October 27 against Western Australia.
Not that the 32-year-old is flustered at all. “I’m getting old mate, whatever happens, happens.”
He is The Weekly Review’s Premier Cricketer of the Week, after scoring 189 runs, snaring four wickets and taking two catches over the weekend.
Maybe you will be next.
What did you think of your performance?
We had a mixed weekend, we should have got the job done against Essendon after we pegged them back, but it was pretty pleasing to get a massive total against Carlton. I’m playing pretty well at the moment.
Who do you rate highest in your team and why?
You can’t go past Rummo [Graeme Rummans], he has nearly 20 hundreds for the club, but I think Lachie Graf is right up there with the best bowlers in the competition, and James Muirhead doesn’t even need to be mentioned.
Who is the best player in Premier Cricket (outside of your team)?
You’d have to say the reigning Ryder Medallist, James Miller (Prahran), and then you’ve got another Ryder Medallist in Brenton McDonald (Melbourne) back in the competition now, so it would have to be those two.
What’s the best sledge you’ve heard?
I don’t get much anymore. I had my fair share as a young kid with names like Shane Harwood, Mick Lewis, Dirk Nannes playing, there was plenty going on. There’s a few good sledgers out there, I won’t name names, but the inner-city clubs are pretty good at it. People try to get under my skin but I’m 32 now and I’ve got other things to worry about than someone sledging me on a Saturday (laughs).
Who puts on the best spread at the tea break and why?
About 10 years ago North Melbourne used to put on an unbelievable spread. They had everything. I can’t even begin to tell you how big the table was. You couldn’t move after tea, maybe that was part of the plan (laughs). Carlton’s spread on Sunday was pretty good, they had roast chicken and scones and stuff like that.
Tom Russ (Camberwell) – 122 (110) and 2/33 (was on a hat-trick) vs Frankston Peninsula
Daniel Rogers (Monash Tigers) – 5/25 (5.5) vs Northcote
Kumar Sarna (Hawthorn-Monash Uni) – 107 vs Greenvale Kangaroos
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