Hugely respected by Melbourne Stars fans and team-mates alike, Rob ‘Bobby’ Quiney is a dangerous member of any batting line-up.
A combination of his talent and popularity led to him being the runaway winner of the Domestic Player of the Year award in 2012, after receiving a massive 52% of player votes and was rewarded with a an opportunity to don the ‘Baggy Green’.
Not one to shy away from racking up the runs quickly, the former Test opener scored 22 off 14 balls – including a four and a six – against Brisbane Heat in BBL|03.
But injury struck in the following game against Hobart Hurricanes, and he walked off clutching his right shoulder after landing heavily while fielding.
With characteristic dedication he came out at number three to bat and managed a courageous 13-runs despite obviously being in significant pain.
He was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to the injury – because of the recurrence of a shoulder problem for which he had undergone surgery in 2013.
Once recovered Quiney went on to represent his home state of Victoria in the Sheffield Shield in February and March.
He scored 244 runs in five innings as opening batsman for the Bushrangers in the competition.
He surpassed his impressive 70 runs against Tasmania by scoring a fantastic unbeaten 143 – including 13 fours – in the state’s final game against Queensland. After a partnership of 148 with Marcus Stoinis and an unbeaten 54-run stand with David Hussey, he was justly named player of the match.
Since then he has been training hard with the Victorian Bushrangers over the off-season. Quiney, who will be looking forward to putting injury firmly behind him for BBL|04.
Rob is currently at the peak of his batting powers. He brings that indefinable quality to any team he plays in.
Known for his sense of humour, Bobby was more than happy to have a laugh at his own expense with many fans witnessing his ‘shuffling’ to Gangnam Style or ‘Call me Maybe’ on the big screen at the MCG in BBL|02 and BBL|03.