Gettting Personal with Brad Jefferies

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Brad Jefferies - ah, the smell of petrol - and Freddie Flintoff's aftershave no doubt!

Who are you? Brad Jefferies, Head Groundsman at Astwood Bank CC.

Family status? Single (I guess).

Who's your hero? Freddie Flintoff.

What would you change about yourself? Be better at cricket.

What's your guilty pleasure? Coca Cola.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Preparing for the Test match. I'll never forget the day Gary Barwell told me, "You're now a Test match groundsman". Chills down my spine.

What are your pet peeves? 150 screaming kids here on a Friday night. Parents wandering across the square with pints of beer in their hands.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? I like England.

What's the best part of your job? After the team won the first game - and none of it happened without the groundsman.

… and the worst? I like everything about it.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? I'd love to be a county cricket head groundsman.

Favourite record, and why? I like Magic FM.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I'd go to the Bullring and buy whatever I wanted all day.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Margot Robbie. No question.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Freddie Flintoff. David 'Bumble' Lloyd. Micky Flanagan.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Freddie Flintoff. Are you sensing a theme to these answers? I quite like the guy.

Do you have any bad habits? Swearing.

... or any good ones? No.

Do you read (and what)? An occasional autobiography.

What's the best advice you've ever been given? "You can always improve" … or "if you treat everyone exactly the same, your reputation will remain intact."

What's your favourite smell? Petrol.

What do you do in your spare time? I don't have any.

What's your favourite bit of kit? Dennis FT.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Joker. Outgoing. Sporty.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I don't understand politics.

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