Nick is a cricket-tragic who loves travelling. He is married to his lovely wife Issy, who hails from Dublin, Ireland. They met at the International Rules football game at Dublin’s Croke Park, in 2000. Issy can be credited for giving Nick the idea for his coffee table book, Wine and Length, by bringing home a bottle of Jim Barry Sauvignon Blanc Semillon named Silly Mid On. They live in Melbourne with their fluffy little moggy friend, Bushie.
He was a handy cricketer at the age of nine when he took five for one in a twilight cricket match, including a hat-trick.
Nick completed his undergraduate BA in his birthplace of Hobart, Tasmania. After stints living in London, Edinburgh, Canada and Dublin, he moved back to Aussie to complete a Master of Tourism at Melbourne’s Monash University.
One of the many things that Nick loves about cricket is that the countries that play are some of the most amazing, beautiful, fascinating and photogenic places on the planet. Nick has been to most Test playing nations to watch the Aussie cricket team and has been very fortunate in his travels.
In 1999, Nick spent a month in the West Indies, where he saw Brian Lara play some mesmerising cricket, as well as attending a party at Brian Lara’s house in Trinidad. Later that year, Nick flew to the UK to watch the World Cup. He saw Herschelle Gibbs "drop the World Cup” at Headingley.
In 2001, Nick and his father travelled around India to watch, arguably, the “greatest Test series of all time”. In early 2011 Nick reignited his love of the sub-continent and travelled to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for seven weeks following the Cricket World Cup, specifically the Australian team. He saw Sachin Tendulkar score a century in a tied match against England. Some photos from this trip have featured at the Bellerive Oval's Museum and Library, in 2011/12 and 2012/13. These displays can be seen at the end of "Grassroots cricket in India" gallery.
Nick fell in love with Cape Town, South Africa in March 2014, when he was fortunate enough to see another cracking Test match, at possibly the most beautiful ground in the world, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Nick recently finished producing a coffee table book about Cricket and Wine and is now in the process of finding a publisher.