#86 Stuart Clark & Steve Rixon – Balls, Banter & Besties: A Recipe for Enjoying Success, Having a Good Laugh, and Looking After Your Mates

In this episode Andrew, Steve (Stump) and Stuart (Sarfras) discuss:

3:15 Andrew’s 5 minute job interview with Stumpa at NSW Cricket, the difference between training for running and training to be cricket fit, and role modelling to be early for everything.

8:35 Andrew being the worst cricketer involved in NSW Cricket, a coach isn’t there to be liked but to be respected, and Patty Farhart’s comments on Stump and Stuart.

16:00 Simon Katich’s comments on Stuart, how Stuart found his competitive groove and getting the team bus stuck in an underground carpark.

22:00 Knowing when to step in when your kids are struggling, changes in grade cricket over Stuart’s career, Simon Katich and Greg Mail’s comments on Stumpa.

27:00 Coaching players who are having problems at home, Greg Mail’s comments on Stuart, and having a competitive drive as a professional athlete.

30:00 Shane Lee’s comments on Stuart, Stuart’s experience with Pat Cummins as an up and coming bowler, and the limitations of a fast bowler captaining a cricket team.

33:45 The physical effects of bowling on the body, the biggest challenge with cricket is the mind, the benefits of having a focus outside of elite sport.

37:50 The early days of sports psychology and some of the limitations, Stuart not seeing cricket as his career and building other skills/experience, Stumpa making money off cricket in the 70’s and 80’s.

42:20 Shane Lee’s comments on Stumpa, waiting for everyone to have food before you eat or risk getting stabbed in the hand, and Steve’s story of how Shane Lee decided to retire.

48:40 How Stumpa is helping support men’s mental health, fighting off loneliness as you age, and a life-changing trip to a school in India.

1:02:45 Why Stuart is so invested to staying connected with others, Andrew hiring an actor to ‘punish’ Stuart at his bucks night, and taking Stuart and Tim Tszyu to a recent Manly Sea Eagles game.

1:12:15 Gratitude, not burning your bridges, Stuart remembering the time Steve threw a clipboard at him across the room.

1:17:00 Stumpa going with a friend to the pub once a week because that was the best part of his week, Stuart being there for Andrew during tough times, NSW cricketers never being late for the Australian cricket team bus.

1:18:00 Happy Birthday Stumpa!

You can find Stuart at his LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-clark-32019360/

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