Fan favourite Rob ‘Bobby’ Quiney started last summer in memorable fashion when he earned a baggy green and played in two Test matches for Australia against the touring South Africa – the ultimate reward for his work ethic and dedication.
Rob is currently at the peak of his batting powers. He brings that indefinable quality to any team he plays in.
Quiney later joined the Melbourne Stars and played at the top of the batting order where he made 122 runs at an average of 17.5.
He was involved in one of the surprises of the tournament when he donned the keeping gloves against Brisbane Heat and looked at home behind the stumps.
Quiney began his off-season playing for UK county side, Essex. The down to earth Australian hit a century in his second attempt with the bat in English conditions; with 133 runs off 191 runs on a pitch that was offering seam movement for the bowlers.
Unfortunately his stint was short-lived due to a shoulder injury, however, the opening bat gained valuable experience at the county club.
And if his Ryobi Cup form is anything to go by, the 31-year-old is set for an exciting BBL|03. Opening the batting for Victoria, the left-hander was one of the best players of the series, averaging 51.67.
Stars fans were given a further glimpse of what Quiney’s summer holds with his Sheffield Shield form. He has surpassed 50 in the first three games, including scores of 89, 82 and 86 at the top for the Bushrangers.
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.