29 Oct 2011

Council worker turns pro cricketer

4:39 pm on 29 October 2011

A council worker is set to rub shoulders with international cricket stars including Black Caps Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori in the Brisbane Heat Twenty20 team in Australia's Big Bash League.

Andrew Robinson was working as a Gold Coast City Council line marker and sign installer but now will line up alongside the likes of McCullum, Vettori and Matthew Hayden this summer.

The 31-year-old hasn't looked back since deciding to put his council job on hold to have one last crack at state cricket.

Robinson's handy with the bat, having hit 66 for the Bulls against Victoria in their opening one-dayer this season and is also a sensational slipsman who set a new record for most catches by a Queensland fielder in a first class game with seven in the recent Shield win over Victoria.