Second Innings

Players on their careers and hobbies outside cricket

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Jehan Mubarak

Make a splash

Before he took up cricket as a career, Jehan Mubarak swam and played water polo

Peter Ingram

Pig hooey

Got a gun? Want to hunt beasts? This New Zealand batsman could give you some tips on how to

Haidee Tiffen

Teach what you play

It isn't easy to juggle two careers. But there are rewards, even if your students aren't impressed with your dancing style

Robin Jackman

My word

Pouring outside? Stuck on an endless flight? If you're Jackers, you flip the newspaper open to the crossword page

John Traicos

The long arm

Spinner turned legal eagle

Pat Symcox

Spinner turned driver

Pat Symcox recently got a hole-in-one in pouring rain, and now dreams of playing on the South African Seniors Tour

Derek Pringle

For the record

What do you do if you're a cricket-playing vinyl fiend? You dump bats to make room in your luggage for LPs

Mike Whitney

Host with the most

From fine leg to the studio: Mike Whitney made the journey almost as soon as he hung up his boots

Eddo Brandes

From fowl to fruit

From chickens to tomatoes - farming has been Eddo Brandes' mainstay

Fanie de Villiers

Talk a good game

After cricket, South Africa's metronome took up public speaking and got into the hydraulics business

Sreesanth

Jive talkin'

Young Sree started b-boying and popping after he watched a commercial as a kid

John Morrison

'I wish I was John Cleese'

If you loved laughs and camaraderie as a cricketer, Wellington city politics is where it's at after retirement

Bob Willis

Watching the fat lady sing

Led Zeppelin who? It was Wagner that rocked Bob Willis' world

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