We’re a pretty sporty lot at Cambridge Partners, and noone more so than one of our partners, Andrew Nuttall. Andrew has been playing cricket since before he started primary school thanks to his grandfather and uncle, who were both cricket mad. “My mother often talks about how many great people I’ve met through cricket and how many fantastic experiences I’ve had, and she’s right” he recalls. “What’s even more special is the fact that it’s still happening, even though my school years are now a long way behind me!”
There was a point, however, when cricket had to take a back seat for Andrew. The arrival of his twins meant the Nuttall household was home to four children under five years old. Not surprisingly, Andrew’s weekly cricket commitments were somewhat curtailed in the short term! However his love of cricket continued, and was passed onto his children.
Considered one of the best age group cricketers in New Zealand, Andrew has just left for a cricketing tour of England. “This is going to be a fantastic trip,” he explains. We are going to historic places like York, playing a game at Ripley Castle within the grounds there, then traveling down to Cambridge and on to Windsor where we play at Eton College. Then — every cricketer’s dream — we get to play at the nursery ground at Lord’s and then have a dinner there, so that’s very special and something I never thought I’d get the chance to do.”
A measure of just how good a cricketer Andrew is, is the fact that not only did he play for the winning Canterbury Over 60s team in the national tournament last year, and also for the New Zealand over 60s team against several regional Australian teams in 2017, but this year he is also in the New Zealand over 50 team! They will be playing in a World Cup from mid November to early December which includes eight teams from around the globe including England, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
“Those are some pretty high powered teams, which will include some very fit and motivated ex-internationals. But we’re not letting that daunt us, we have a goal, and that’s to bring home the trophy!”
Everyone at Cambridge Partners would like to wish Andrew all the best with his sporting endeavours, and look forward to hearing about his team’s successes.