0 Getting Personal with Thomas Wells

Thomas Wells - he had no idea what career he would take and dislikes Piers Morgan.

Who are you? Thomas Edward Wells. Twenty-five years old - originally from Solihull, but moved to Preston in 2014 to study at Myerscough college and ended up staying.

Family status. Been in a relationship for six years, no children, two dogs and one cat.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Preparing a pitch for the Vatican cricket team whilst at Stonyhurst College and it being the centre of attention of the whole school. Also receiving great feedback from everyone involved in the match.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? He would be very surprised that, from not knowing what I wanted to do as a career when leaving school, I made a big jump moving away from home to study something completely against the normal.

Which famous people wind you up? Piers Morgan!!

What job would you love, other than your own? Either Head Groundman at Aston Villa FC or the Edgbaston cricket ground.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Not knowing what I wanted to do when leaving school. All my friends had a plan of what they wanted to do and how they would get there.

What is your favourite film? Harry Potter.

What scares you? Heights.

What would your autobiography be called? The Grumpy Groundsman.

What is your favourite sport? To play cricket, but to watch football.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? Either the ancient Egyptian or Roman times.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Just to live life to the full and provide well for my family.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Jack Grealish, Andrew Flintoff and Rory Mcllory.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Good things come to those who wait.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut grass.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? How do you dye a cricket pitch white?

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Dennis FT610.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Workaholic, self-driven and motivated.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson? To go out and get the correct qualifications; whether that's by going to college or university, or by doing an apprenticeship.

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


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