Matt Eastwood is a very angry man. Another statistic is probably required for Matt to keep track of the number
of opposition players, umpires and indoor cricket staff that he's unleashed his anger upon. Matt's particular
favourite person at the Petone Indoor Sports centre was the umpire, Ricky, who Matt would flare up on every time
that Ricky officiated (don't get me wrong though, Matt often erupted for good reason!). My favourite 'Matt Moment'
was when he started hurling abuse at a guy bowling during the match on the court we were due to play the next game on
for 'bowling too slowly'. The only trouble was that this particular guy runs the indoor cricket centre and was
far from impressed when Matt's continued barracking saw him lose concentration and get hit for six and lose the game.
Fortunately for Matt, he could follow up his words with the way he would wield the bat. Maybe not a cultured
batsman in the old style, but highly effective.
Andrew Newman August 2007