After six years of tertiary education and numerous part-time positions within sport and recreation, Daniel secured an ideal full time role within local government in November 2010.
Away from work, Daniel has 18 years of cricket experience under his belt and has coached and served on committees at numerous clubs. He also plays baseball in winter and is again a member of the club committee.
Sport and recreation is an obvious interest for Daniel and his articles reflect that, especially his knowledge of cricket and football.
The owner, manager and editor in chief of Pen & Paper Sports, Daniel hopes to see the site grow from strength to strength in the future.
After a month or so off, we’re back for a special bumper edition of Who’s Hot & Who’s Not... Let’s see what’s been happening in the world of sport of late!!
Lleyton Hewitt – The nuggety little Aussie, currently ranked 181st in the world, is the last Australian standing in the 2012 Australian Open after progressing to the 4th Round. He has a tough challenge ahead of him however regardless of the result, he’s proven he still has some fight left in him!
Chicago Bulls – 15 & 3, the best record in the NBA and already seem to have the Divisional Title in the bag. However, can the rampaging Bulls secure their first NBA title since the great Jordan side of 1998?
Australian Men’s Cricket Team – How long ago does the loss to New Zealand seem now? The Aussies have thumped the hapless Indians, both with the bat and with the ball. Everyone in the Australian side apart from Shaun Marsh and Brad Haddin have performed their roles well, especially the veteran bats in Hussey, Ponting and Clarke, and the quicks in Pattinson, Hilfenhaus and Siddle. 4-0 awaits in Adelaide...
Australian Women’s Cricket Team – Whilst the men are thumping the Indians, the women are thumping the Kiwis, having won the first three games of the Twenty20 International Series. With two games remaining, the Aussie girls will be looking for a clean sweep.
Simon Gerrans – Step aside Cadel Evans, we have another cycling champ! Gerrans recently continued, and enjoyed, his perfect start to the year by adding the Tour Down Under title to his national championship win. The Aussies are already talking about a massive Le Tour come winter... I can’t wait!
Francesco Totti – The star striker has set a new single-club scoring record in Serie A after his side, Roma, thrashed Cesena 5-1 on Saturday. Totti scored two goals which took his career tally at Roma up to 211. Impressive stuff by the skipper!
Krishmar Santokie - You’re probably wondering who this bloke is? Santokie is a young West Indian who is making headlines, almost daily, in the Caribbean. Statistically speaking, he is the best T20 bowler in the history of the game, having taken 48 wickets at just 8.56 in 21 games, with an economy rate of 5.51. Incredible figures for the 27-year-old Jamacian!
Indian Cricket Team – Three massive losses after the so-called best batting line-up in history was smoked by the new-look Aussie fast bowling attack. In addition to this, their skipper M.S. Dhoni has been rubbed-out for the 4th Test for a slow over rate. It’s a lot easier batting on roads in India isn’t it fellas...
Toronto Raptors - Seven losses in a row for the Raptors and they now find themselves on the bottom of the Atlantic Division table. Their horrid record of one divisional title in seventeen years looks set to get even worse.
New Orleans Hornets – Like Toronto, the Hornets also have seven losses in a row however their record is worse at 3 & 13... It’s getting ugly!
English Cricket Team – For the so-called number one side in the world, their recent performance against lowly Pakistan was nothing short of embarrassing. England were rolled for scores of 192 and 160 as Pakistan ran out 10 wicket winners.
Melbourne Victory – A 4-1 loss to Perth is a disgusting result... Maybe it wasn’t simply the coaches fault after all?
Ky Hurst – The champion ironman recently recorded one of the worst results in his career after he accidently cut a corner in the course in Newcastle. Hurst, a multiple Australian ironman champion, has never been disqualified previously.
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