0 Getting Personal with Clive Croft

Clive Croft 143Clive Croft - his cooking would put an end to dictators!

Who are you? Clive Croft, Assistant Groundsman and Grounds Chairman at Four Elms Cricket Club.

Family status? Single, but with a partner, Claire.

Who's your hero and why? My Dad; he taught me to fish, fix an engine and be honourable.

What would you change about yourself? I'd like to be more ugly.

What's your guilty pleasure? Malt whisky.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Helping bring a product to the UK that changed lives.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin and Pol Pot - I could have poisoned them with my cooking before they got going.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Neil Armstrong - to look back at the Earth from the Moon, priceless.

Do you have any bad habits? A sweet tooth; causing carnage in the kitchen.

... or any good ones? Not that I know of!

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Yes, and I wake up during the night when I think of a solution of the way to find it.

What are you reading at the moment? Practical Photography - I don't have the patience for books, or instructions for that matter.

What are your pet peeves? People eating cereal out of a packet with their hands.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Mauritius.

What's the best part of your job? I like what I do.

… and the worst? The money.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To catch a salmon.

Favourite record, and why? I Don't Like Mondays by the Boomtown Rats (it's playing now) - who does!

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Claire (my better half).

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Re-lay the ground!

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A cello - I have many strings to my bow!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Duck.

What's your favourite smell? Cut grass.

What do you do in your spare time? Fish, shoot and play cricket.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? When I said a patient (in an NHS hospital) had "gone to a better place", the enquirer replied "where, the Nuffield (private hospital)?"

What's your favourite piece of kit? My Lexus RX hybrid car.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Honourable, flexible, diligent.

What talent would you like to have? To play the guitar.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? The death penalty for treason - and terrorism too!

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