0 Getting Personal with Sam Dutton

Sam Dutton - always trust your gut feeling!

Who are you? Sam Dutton - head groundsman at Blackpool Cricket Club.

Family status. Girlfriend and dog.

Who's your hero and why? My dad, Simon Dutton. He's an absolute legend of the Cumbria CCC and I'm hoping to beat all his records. Also, Ben Stokes; unbelievable talent and an inspiration to all us cricketers and he's Cumbrian.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Producing the pitches for Lancashire CCC.

What job would you love, other than your own? A professional cricketer or working at a professional ground.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Getting out first ball of the one day final at Wormsley.

What is your favourite film? Never Back Down or Warrior.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? The Life of Sam, played by Alan from The Hangover.

What is your favourite sport? Cricket.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To be head groundsman of a professional cricket ground.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Conor McGregor, Tyson Fury and Tom Hardy.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Always stick to your gut feeling (it's always right).

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Picture This (by the same band), Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Lewis Capaldi) and Lighting Matches (Tom Grennan).

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Dennis FT510 or the Lloyds Paladin.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate, hardworking and fun.

What would be the most useful thing to tell a 16 year old groundsman? Don't be afraid to ask questions and get stuck in.


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