Twenty Questions with Tim Pinches

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MuchWenlock-MayorMain.jpgWho are you? Tim Pinches, one of two groundsmen at Much Wenlock Cricket Club.

Family status? Married to Kim, with one daughter, Hannah, and two grandchildren, William (3) and Felicity (9 months).

Who's your hero and why? Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest men on earth, who never gave up on his principles.

What is your dream holiday? No particular place, but I would like to travel the world to experience all the different cultures.

What annoys you the most? Arrogant, pompous people who always think they know it all!

What would you change about yourself? I'm young in mind, but the body is getting worn out - ask the wife!

Who wouldn't you like to be? Anyone who is responsible for war, where innocent people are slaughtered, especially women and children.

Favourite record, and why? My Way, because it typifies me, although I'm always keen to learn.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Tina Turner, particularly in her earlier years. And, of course, the wife, just in case she reads this!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Look after my family, closely followed by providing the cricket club with the best machinery and facilities that I could buy.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A violin - I've got a soft spot for the lady violinist in Rod Stewart's backing band!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Always do the best you can, and don't expect others to do what you can't, or won't!

What's your favourite smell? Bacon, as part of a full English breakfast.

What do you do in your spare time? Being a town councillor, groundsman, child welfare officer and general dog's body at the cricket club, what spare time?

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "Why do you cut the grass so short when you've encouraged it to grow, and then roll it?"

What's your favourite piece of kit? Anything that makes outfield and square work easy!

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate, very competitive, humanitarian.

What talent would you like to have? To be a politician of the people.

What makes you angry? Players complaining about the wicket, usually after they've had a poor game, yet they aren't prepared to help!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? A relaxation in Health & Safety legislation. Whatever happened to common sense?

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