0 Getting Personal with Mark Field

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Who are you? Mark Field, born on a dairy farm in Australia and moved to the UK in 1997.

Family Status? Married to Sara, with one daughter, Claudia, and three sons, Callum, Ryan and Glenn.

Who's your hero and why? My oldest brother who passed away twenty-five years ago - because he was so good to me.

What would you change about yourself? Be calmer (that's what the wife says).

What's your guilty pleasure? Doughnuts and cake.

What do you drop everything for? The weather forecast on the television.

What has been the highlight of your career so far? Being able to work at Lord's for the 2013 Ashes test.

Glass half full or half empty? Full, the other half is air.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fact, fact, fact.

What's your favourite season? Summer.

What are your pet peeves? People who only do half a job or finish on the dot and leave a job unfinished.

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

What is the best part of your job? Cricket/Summer.

... and the worst? Winter, when it is wet and miserable.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To work at a first class cricket ground full time.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Someone with no common sense.

Favourite record, and why? Anything by The Foo Fighters, because they are good!

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Travel.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A bass drum.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Think.

What is your favourite smell? My wife's Tommy perfume (when she is wearing it, of course).

What do you do in your spare time? Landscape and garden at home.

What is the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "Can't you just cut another one out?" - when it's been too wet to play on a cricket pitch.

What is your favourite piece of kit? Verti-Drain and Twitter, you can lean a lot from other turfies.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Me, myself and I.

What talent would you like to have? Another language or two.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? No stupid people.

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