Being the oldest serving member of the Far from the
MCC, Matt’s seen the lot. As the years have ebbed
by, he’s witnessed denims and doc martens replaced
by whites and shiny spikes. He’s seen the club
rise from the dead, move home, rebrand, move home and rebrand again. He’s experienced the tumultuous highs and the
soul-destroying lows. He’s captained the team, toured all over the UK with
the team and chaired two decades of AGM’s for the
team. He’s filed the scorebooks, updated the
records and written onto paper things ineffaceable. Moreover, Matt has had
countless banter with nearly all of the 144 other lads and lasses who have at one
time or another stood in a field with him on a Sunday or some dreamy summer
evening. In short, Matthew is The MAD.
Intelligent, oracular and
quick witted in equal measure, the team have always eschewed a more rounded
and wholesome feel with his presence, especially at the bar. Much akin to a
fine wine, the salient Matt Bullock has improved with age, with 2017
underscoring him as the club’s Most
Improved Player. Moreover, this wasn’t the
result of a pissed vote at the AGM, it was based on hard Fantasy (facts),
and the gospel he almost took as many wickets in one season than he had in
the past nineteen. He can also boast achieving the pinnacle of Sunday
Cricket by catching onetime ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’, former England
opening bat Claire Taylor.
Despite 2020 being foreshortened by a rarely reported
pandemic, Matt walked away with a few notable records, the high score
batting at #12 and the most stumpings in a match. The result of which might
flag him up as a very enticing Fantasy valuation for 2021. He keeps, he
bats and he’s always likely to snare the
opposition bashers with his leg spin. Hmm….
Matt is to beer what Beermatt.