When cricketer Matt Renshaw made his test debut in 2016, I told anyone who’d listen that we’d gone to the same school. It’s important to note that I don’t know Matt Renshaw. Never met him. He graduated 24 years after me. I’m guessing we shared few teachers. And the turf on the wicket that I once batted badly on would have been completely replaced by the time Matt rolled up with his silky skills.
Prolly the same reason I bang on about coming from the same town as Jimmy Matthews, Dave Graney and Gavin Wanganeen. Only one of those is from my generation ... And then there's my bumping-into-Shane-Warne story that everyone within ear/text/chat shot has no choice but to be enlightened about.