Getting to know… Nick Bartol

Nick Bartol co-runs Junior Blasters for our youngest cricketers, coordinates club apparel, and expects to return to playing later this year. Nick is in his fifteenth year with Spotswood CC.

Nickname(s): Cougar, Nifty Neville Bartos, Spiritual, Legend

Favourite thing about Spotty?

The great people and facilities.

Best coach? And why?

Dan Schuppan of course. Because he’s the current coach and I’m looking to find a way into the awesome 1st XI side. Seriously, he’s a great coach and conveys the message in simple terms. Haydn Fletcher was a close second.

What are you looking forward to the most this season?

After having major wrist surgery this year. I’m just looking forward to playing my first game back without hurting myself. Another flag wouldn’t hurt.

Greatest cricketing moment you’ve witnessed?

Very hard to split Shane Warne’s 700th test wicket at the MCG in 2006, and Steve Waugh’s last ball of day 4 to bring up 100 at the SCG (2002-03 Ashes series).

If you could have dinner with any 3 guests (dead or alive) who would they be?

Diego Maradona, Elvis and Gene Simmons

What do you see your role at the Club to be?

My role is to add value and help out where I can, whether that’s event organising, sponsorship, comms or merchandise, or running junior cricket programs. I’ll help and try make it fun and inviting.

Why did you choose your particular role at the Club?

I felt like it’s time to give back something to the club.

Nick BartolYour most treasured sporting moment in which you’ve been involved?

Hahaha. You know you should never ask me this question because I’m such a modest person. But you can read all about it on pages 124, 143, 144 & 145 in the History of the Spotswood Cricket Club. It’s where legends are created. Long story short, I broke a club record which stood for 35 years with a score of 250* in a Grand Final batting at No. 8.

Best teammate you’ve played with? And why?

John Ross. Because he’s a true club legend and tore more hamstrings than me.