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New Innings For Doull

New Innings For Doull

Former New Zealand Cricket swing bowler Simon Doull opens a new innings in his career next week as sports anchor on nationwide radio station, The Rock. Doull joins the current breakfast team of Nick Trott and Roger Farrelly.

Doull, who played 32 Tests and 42 One Day Internationals for New Zealand in the 1990s, said he’s looking forward to the move. “I've got to admit I'm pretty excited about the prospect of joining the world of radio but I’m aware that I'm jumping in the deep end! It's one thing being a guest with Nick and Rog, but quite another to be the sports authority for the show."

Doull adds, “Thankfully I have a wide interest and knowledge of a range of sports besides cricket so I'm confident I can hold my own. I'm also a pretty big fan of rock music so all in all it's a dream job."

Nick and Roger are not so effusive. Nick described Doull as “an OK guy despite the earrings” while Roger continues to dismay that management would not consider his wishes to hire Eva the Bulgarian as sports anchor.

Prominent NZ Sportsmen are looking forward to Doull’s new role. All Black Andrew Merthens thought it was a great joke and he can't wait for the first interview. “I hope Simon can handle the position better than he handles his drinks” Merthens said.

Former teammate and current NZ Cricket captain Stephen Fleming said "Simon appears very knowledgeable about all sports, but doesn't actually know jack sh*t and just makes things up all the time".
The Rock’s programme director Brad King denies that Doull’s employment has anything to do with the flagging results of The Rock’s social indoor cricket team.

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