Ken Martin and Shaun Page have retired after winning their second premiership with the Animals.
Ken Martin and Shaun Page have retired after winning their second premiership with the Animals.

Retiring duo love their cricket

THEY haven’t won player-of-the-year awards in Warwick cricket, but as they hung up their boots for the last time, Sovereign Animals duo Ken Martin and Shaun Page said they have loved every minute of their cricket.

Both went out winners, with their second reserve-grade premi- ership for Animals on Saturday, the first under the Stockyard banner and then Sovereign on Saturday.

Page said he had played on and off for 20 years.

“I want to spend more time with my family,” Page said.

Like many of the Test players, Page decided half way through a season this would be his last in Warwick cricket.

“Today (Saturday) is the high point of my career,” Page said.

He won’t wake up at night thinking about why he didn’t score a half century.

Page is proud of his best of 42 and his title of designated hitter at number six or seven in the order.

“It is well known I don’t have a defensive shot,” Page said.

“I just love playing cricket.”

Martin said he was retiring after 12 years of cricket because he was old and taking on a business.

“I am 44 this year,” Martin said.

He is pretty happy with his 2009-2010 season and has a strike rate which would have made Andrew Symonds happy.

Martin scored 62 off 32 balls in one innings and 39 off 18 in another.

His best shot is straight down the ground.

Martin is happy to go out a winner and, like Page, just loves the game.



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