On Sunday 8 June 2014, Craig Williams became the 4th Exiles player to score his maiden Exiles 50 during the 2014 season. The Exiles website caught up with Craig for his thoughts:
Well batted Craig – A maiden Exiles half century in only your third game for the club. You must be pleased to reach that milestone so quickly?
Good to hear from you Chris! Yeah I was pleased, especially as it helped set the platform for the bowlers to go on and win us the game. Given that I’d managed 1 including a hideous run out from my first two innings I was keen to chip in with something.
When you came out into the middle we were in something of a hole, and a fourth wicket went down pretty quickly to bring Andy to the crease. What was going through your mind?
Just to settle myself, wait for the bad ball, and not to get out within five balls again. I always like to build partnerships and keep the board ticking over and we’d actually set off at a reasonable pace which always helps.
You looked pretty comfortable throughout and were predictably ruthless on anything straying onto leg-stump. Do you prefer facing quicks or spinners?
Yeah I think I’m better against the spinners, especially when I first get to the crease. I like accumulating runs in the middle order and find it a bit easier to sort my footwork out against the spinners so, yeah spinners is probably a preference!
Have you set yourself any targets for the season? Or is it just to get some regular time in the middle and build from there?
Just to play as much as I can, try and adapt to the game and chip in as much as I can really.
Congratulations on your effort – are there any shots in particular that stand out in the memory?
It was all singles wasn’t it? I hope this interview makes the papers before the World Cup takes the headlines away.