Canberra Cavalry catcher and local product Kyle Perkins is next up on our ‘get to know your Cavalry’ segment.
Perkins, who was part of the Cavs’ inaugural campaign back in 2010/11, is a vital cog of the Cavalry offence and with finals upon us, will need to keep firing to give his side a shot at silverware. Perkins sat down with The RiotAct last week to discuss his colourful career to date.
How long have you played for the Cavalry?
I have played for the Cavs for six years now. I started in 2010/11 and took a two-year break in the middle.
Favourite Cavalry memory?
My favourite Cavalry memory would have to be winning the Claxton Shield in 2012/13. The Asia Series title in 2013 also rates pretty highly.
Who is the best player you’ve played with here in Canberra?
Adam Bushini back in 2012/13 and this year probably Jay Baum. Both these guys put up incredible numbers and it’s just a joy to watch.
I’m going to go with teams rather than any particular individual and I’m going to go with two of them. Perth Heat and Brisbane Bandits are just so tough to beat even if you have the lead against them.
Best roommate on away trips?
The best roommate on away trips would be anyone who likes quiet time. I don’t do a lot on road trips but stay in the room!
My funniest moment would have to be in my debut. I was playing catcher and I threw the ball back to the pitcher but hit the batter’s helmet on the way!
Best piece of advice?
Respect the grind of practice because the more you work out at 100% the better off you will be in the long run.
How far can the Cavalry go this year?
We can definitely go all the way this year. We’re a fantastic group of guys who are ready to play day in and day out.