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john nick

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2020
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tauranga
This sticks with you. When I was little (8-9) NZ cricketer Chris Pringle told me to fuck off when I asked him for an autograph. I've been sticking pins in his voodoo doll ever since!

About the same time a player from the Pakistani team took my autograph book and one by one got the whole team to sign it. I've always enjoyed watching Pakistan play!
I remember years ago my uncle was playing fullback for the great Western United league team(Point Chev & Mt Albert combined ) during the district scheme & they played & beat the St George Team which had won many premierships in a row.He took me & my autograph book into the rooms under Carlaw Park & everyone signed it.Wish I still had it .I used to look at it everyday.
 
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wellyboy

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Jun 1, 2015
593
My sad story was with Wally Lewis, he had a delicatessen in Cannon Hill shopping centre where my parents had a shop, I asked him for his autograph and he responded ‘bloody hell’ signed the paper and flicked it back at me!

Never liked him since.
I keep hearing stories still and in the past hes a arrogant prick and a racist.
 
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Wrighty

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May 26, 2021
754
This sticks with you. When I was little (8-9) NZ cricketer Chris Pringle told me to fuck off when I asked him for an autograph. I've been sticking pins in his voodoo doll ever since!

About the same time a player from the Pakistani team took my autograph book and one by one got the whole team to sign it. I've always enjoyed watching Pakistan play!
Have really enjoyed playing cricket with a couple of guys from Pakistan. Really nice guys. Incredible humility and genuine people.
 

shuffle

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
1,082
At the nines a couple of years ago I asked Gordon Tallis for an Autograph and a photo basically looked at me and went no. Brad Fittler was kind to do so though.

The most friendliest league player I have met is Charnze Nicol-Klokstad! I shook his hand and even asked for my name I know he’s forgotten about me. Feels!!!
 

Wrighty

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2021
754
I served chips at seddon park one year during a cricket test. Cheeky boys used to come up and ask for my autograph with a smirk on their face. I started signing "RJ Hadlee best wishes!"

They really liked it and showed it to all their mates. They were young enough that they wondered if I was Richard serving at the chippee !!!
 

Penpal

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 22, 2014
410
This sticks with you. When I was little (8-9) NZ cricketer Chris Pringle told me to fuck off when I asked him for an autograph. I've been sticking pins in his voodoo doll ever since!

About the same time a player from the Pakistani team took my autograph book and one by one got the whole team to sign it. I've always enjoyed watching Pakistan play!
What an a-hole! Pretty sure he's in real estate now if you wanted to go and draw porno mustaches on his signs all around the Tauranga area
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
9,901
Auckland
As a kid Richard Hadlee told me to f off...

The one that hurt the most was John Kirwan - came to Auckland especially for a game - ran straight directly too him at full time and he straight up ignored me. I cried.
I had the opposite with Hadlee as a kid. Got his autograph along with John Wright and a few others. I was quite excited and ran to a player after he got out I was 10 or younger so didn't know any better. The player brushed me off.

Next think I have Hadlee calling me over and I was sitting next to him the rest of the day. Think he may have called over the other player later on.
 

john nick

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2020
3,333
tauranga
I had the opposite with Hadlee as a kid. Got his autograph along with John Wright and a few others. I was quite excited and ran to a player after he got out I was 10 or younger so didn't know any better. The player brushed me off.

Next think I have Hadlee calling me over and I was sitting next to him the rest of the day. Think he may have called over the other player later on.
Freddie Trueman told me to fuck off. I guess I was a bit cheeky calling him Freddie instead of Mr Trueman
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
10,580
Freddie Trueman told me to fuck off. I guess I was a bit cheeky calling him Freddie instead of Mr Trueman
One of my nephews went up to Lance Cairns one day and gave him a piece of paper. When Lance went to sign it, my nephew said, "No, I'm giving you my autograph". Lance laughed and took him and his friends back into the changing room where he got most of the squad's signatures plus a couple of the English players.
 

Ever Hopeful

1st Grade Fringe
Contributor
Feb 24, 2013
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What an a-hole! Pretty sure he's in real estate now if you wanted to go and draw porno mustaches on his signs all around the Tauranga area

I think it is probably time to move on :p

I have just looked up what I think was the game (I had no idea of the result etc)

My recollection: Game ends and as was customary, kids run onto Lancaster Park to meet the players and get autographs. Hulk-like, mean-spirited Chris Pringle is met by tiny, innocent kid with stars in his eyes who politely asks for an autograph. Pringle snarls at him to fuck off. Kid is devastated and loses faith in the world..

Reality: New Zealand vs Australia. A thriller, Australia 9 down hit the winning run off the third to last ball bowled by Pringle. A devastated Pringle is swamped by annoying kids 30 seconds later who block his way back to the pavilion as he is trying to digest the disappointment of what had just happened!

To be fair, I have never heard another bad word against him. I'm sure he is a lovely bloke.

...wait till the mods discover this thread derailment...sorry whanau it really piqued my interest!
 

ArtySubs

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 29, 2016
425
Worst was a few years ago at Puke V8’s saw Joe Stanley loved the guy as a kid, yelled out Joe from across the road and waved , he turned looked and snarled and blanked us, don’t know why no one else knew who he was TBF I think he was pissed.
Went and watched the Stars play Pulse last Sunday with my girl and 2 of her mates and the time they took not just to sign autographs or take photos, but to ask the girls what position they play, how their season was going etc was amazing for those little girls, hats off to their sport, especially Anna Harrison very classy.
 

Penpal

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 22, 2014
410
I think it is probably time to move on :p

I have just looked up what I think was the game (I had no idea of the result etc)

My recollection: Game ends and as was customary, kids run onto Lancaster Park to meet the players and get autographs. Hulk-like, mean-spirited Chris Pringle is met by tiny, innocent kid with stars in his eyes who politely asks for an autograph. Pringle snarls at him to fuck off. Kid is devastated and loses faith in the world..

Reality: New Zealand vs Australia. A thriller, Australia 9 down hit the winning run off the third to last ball bowled by Pringle. A devastated Pringle is swamped by annoying kids 30 seconds later who block his way back to the pavilion as he is trying to digest the disappointment of what had just happened!

To be fair, I have never heard another bad word against him. I'm sure he is a lovely bloke.

...wait till the mods discover this thread derailment...sorry whanau it really piqued my interest!
Following your kind and understanding words I feel like maybe Lost and Found's David Lomas could be brought in here and you two could be reunited and you could finally get that autograph.
It would be a beautiful tale all these years later.
Also sorry for thread derailment so will get out of this thread now!
 

PullinTeeth

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 11, 2017
1,526
My mate ran on the field after a test and Darryl Halligan told him to fuck off and pushed him when he asked for his autograph.

Another mate got told to fuck off by the Aussie reserves when the were stretching getting ready to go on the field during that crazy test in Palmy ( he was slapping them on the back geing them up), he ended up sitting on the reserves chairs for 20 minutes until someone figured out he wasn't ment to be there.
 

RiceOwl

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2015
403
My mate ran on the field after a test and Darryl Halligan told him to fuck off and pushed him when he asked for his autograph.

Another mate got told to fuck off by the Aussie reserves when the were stretching getting ready to go on the field during that crazy test in Palmy ( he was slapping them on the back geing them up), he ended up sitting on the reserves chairs for 20 minutes until someone figured out he wasn't ment to be there.
2 sides to every coin I suppose - When I was a 5yo my uncle was the head trainer for the Bears and Darryl Halligan was having his first season with them. They played an exhibition game at Carlaw Park and he sat me next to him and looked after me after the game. He was my idol from there on in and my folks even bought me a memorabilia poster after he became the highest point scorer, which still has place in my mancave today.

But about 2 years ago I bumped into him outside my work and had a good yarn with him for about 20mins. Top fella to me.
 

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