The cult hero who scored the fastest BBL century joked cheerfully that he ‘could score 200’ one of these days – saying he was overcooked in his innings and ‘regurgitating his chicken roll’
- Record-setting Craig Simmons joked he hoped he would score 200 one of these days
- Simmons said he ‘regurgitated his chicken roll’ during his famous innings
- The cult hero smashed the fastest century in BBL history, needing just 39 balls
Former professional cricketer Craig Simmons, who smashed the fastest century in Big Bash League history, joked that he would have scored 200 these days and that he was ‘regurgitating his chicken roll’ during the his heroic innings.
The West Aussie opener, selected from grade cricket at the age of 31, made his century for the Perth Scorchers in the 2013-14 BBL season against the Adelaide Strikers.
Craig Simmons (pictured), who smashed the fastest century in Big Bash League history, joked that he would have scored 200 one of these days and that he was ‘regurgitating his chicken roll’ during his heroic innings .
The West Aussie opener (pictured celebrating with Adam Voges), selected from grade cricket at the age of 31, made his century for the Perth Scorchers in the 2013-14 BBL season against the Adelaide Strikers
The left-hander needed just 39 balls to lift the ton at the WACA on Thursday night and help his side to a thrilling five-run victory.
‘Simmo’ has long since retired from the sport as a professional, but his record still stands and he is remembered for the fact any time a player looks to lose it.
Marcus Stoinis looked close to breaking the New Year’s Eve mark with a mammoth knock of 74 runs off 34 balls for the Melbourne Stars against the Adelaide Strikers.
Simmons took to Twitter on Saturday night to give his thoughts on the matter.
‘Simmo’ has long since retired from the sport as a professional, but his record still stands and he remembers the fact anytime a player looks like he’s going to lose it
‘Gee the messages come every time someone is about to beat the fastest 100, on reflection if I had a 10 over drinks break like the guys do now I’d get 200 . Cooked and regurgitated a chicken roll every time I had to run for Sam whiteys shanks,’ Simmons tweeted.
This isn’t the first time Simmons has referenced his meal before his mythical knock – in January 2020 he explained a bit more about the order.
‘I have no doubt that someone will break the fastest 100 record eventually, but I don’t think anyone will work in the morning before playing then take a chicken treat to the ground,’ he said on Twitter.
Although Simmo is best remembered for his swashbuckling innings against the Adelaide Strikers, he will always treasure his stunning 112 against the Sydney Sixers in the same season more
When someone asked for details on the meal, he replied: ‘Chicken roll, large chips and a 600ml coke. Almost everyone came to one of my rare singles.’
Although Simmo is best remembered for his swashbuckling innings against the Adelaide Strikers, he always valued his stunning 112 against the Sydney Sixers in the same season more.
The Sixers had a world-class attack that included Brett Lee, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood – and Simmons hit 11 sixes as he powered his side to victory and the final.
Simmons says he values his century that summer against the Sixers more than his heroic knock against the Strikers
‘Yeah, I always appreciate the other one,’ Simmons told ESPN. The first one was literally just an all-out attack with no real pressure. It’s just a pool game, get out there and try your luck.
The semi-final, I remember it, it was really tough work early. The ball was swinging a bit and the wicket was a bit sticky, and I think I might have been six off 16 balls – so I definitely took my time.
‘As a player, you want to perform in big moments. The semi-final, away ground, for the Scorchers to get into the final and win is pretty big.’