In a huge boost to the Melbourne Stars batting stocks, fan favourite Rob ‘Bobby’ Quiney is back for the green machine in season two of the KFC T20 Big Bash League.
The loveable Bobby emerged as a genuine match-winner in the Stars inaugural season with the powerful opening batsmen finishing the tournament as the leading runs scorer for the Stars alongside teammate David Hussey with an impressive 243 at an average of 30.37.
While his exploits with the bat – which included a high score of 97 - gave Stars fans much to cheer about, Quiney’s reliable pair of hands in the field was a huge asset for the Stars finishing with five catches for the tournament.
Bobby made his Test debut for Australia against south Africa in November. He received the ultimate reward for his persistent dedication and work ethic in an amazing transition from club to Test cricketer in just six years.
Bobby is well known for his sense of humour and is more than happy to have a laugh at his own expense, many Stars fans would have witnessed this first hand last season as he ‘shuffled’ to the crowds delight on the big screen at the MCG.
Away from cricket, the 29-year-old has a keen interest in sports photography, often spending weekends snapping away at local footy matches or working with prominent sports photographers to try and hone his skills.
The off season of 2012 has been a memorable one for Bobby, he and his lovely beautiful partner Helen welcomed their first child; daughter Amelia to the world.