The 'Gribble' is a species of humanoid aliens from 'Grib-Topia'
Definition – ‘Grib-Topia’
A sublime zero gravity paradise inhabited only by ‘Gribbles’
Definition – ‘Gribbles’
A race of uncoordinated gangly creatures who habitually consume large amounts of a mild poison, known as ‘grog’, on days ending with a Y. A Gribble in their natural environment (zero gravity) is a graceful creature, a Gribble ‘swims’ through the environment, using its underdeveloped limbs as steering apparatus, much like a seahorse in the ocean.
When out of its natural environment a Gribble can often be found in a heap with limbs tangled and in a general state of disarray, it’s usual propulsion system ineffective in an environment with a gravitational pull.
Despite the obvious drawbacks of the Gribbles physical state it can be a fierce predator when provoked, with flailing limbs and a look of determination a Gribble can inflict serious damage to small prey such as field mice and lady bugs.
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy classified the Gribble as ‘mostly harmless’.
Shane begun his lifelong love of cricket when the Windies were at their best and Malcolm Marshall remains his favourite ever cricketer, with only Steve Waugh coming close in Shane’s eyes.
Shane was a terrific all-rounder and played for the Australian team whilst in Primary School, though this team was not recognised by the ICC, ACB or any cricketing body worldwide, as the competition was played mainly in the backyard at his or his friend Chris' parent's houses. The pitches were a batsmen's paradise because of the generous boundaries where getting a six and out was uncommon.
DRS and hotspot were originally conceived in Shane’s backyard after one particularly controversial electrical wicket non-dismissal.
After the 1988-89 backyard cricket season/school holidays finished, Shane retired from cricket and changed his focus to baseball, tennis and basketball. He returned to play cricket with a non-tennis ball for the first time in 2009-10 as Captain of the now defunct LegBefORS cricket team before humbly accepting an offer to play for the Polar Bears CC.