Sitting on the roller at Queanbeyan's Freebody Oval, Leigh Walker is a world away from blow-ups about who has eaten too many cheese and pickle sandwiches.
The English import can't help but laugh as he recounts the Walker family feuds ahead of Queanbeyan's two-day clash against ANU in the Cricket ACT Douglas Cup at Freebody Oval on Saturday and Sunday.
Here he is far removed from the annual Walker XI fixture in England, where he links up with his family to challenge a local side in clashes plagued by hilarious trivial arguments.
The family have enough to field 10 players and usually call on a ring-in to fill out the XI. It's never hard to tell which one is just making up the numbers: "He’s a 6 foot 4 black man so he sort of sticks out in a white family".
"There’s four brothers and then all of their sons, there is arguments galore," Walker said.
"We try to do just an annual game every year or so, sometimes we miss a year and it’s every two years. We just play a random friendly against different sides every now and again.
"Plenty of arguments on the pitch at times as well, it ends up quite a funny day to be honest. The older generation are crazier than my generation so we just sit back and laugh at them really.
"Just in general, they’re just a bit loopy. They’ll argue about anything, I don’t think there is competition about who is a better player, we’re all content with that.
"It’s more about trivial things like who has eaten too many cheese and pickle sandwiches and that will start a full-blown argument."
Walker has posted 330 runs in the midst of his second stint down under, having spent half a season in Queensland eight years ago before torrential floods cut his stay short.
The South London-based batsman plays in the Kent League, which has been graced by Australian-capped players Dan Christian, Marnus Labuschagne and Sam Heazlett in recent years.
It was another Australian import that laid the foundations for Walker's eventual move to Queanbeyan - Dean Solway.
Through that Walker met current Queanbeyan skipper Mark Solway, who linked up with the Englishman during the 2017 season in Kent. Then came the time for the 31-year-old to repay the favour.
"I’ve enjoyed meeting people like Higgsy [Mark Higgs] and Pete Solway, they’re legends," Walker said.
"I wanted to forge a link with Queanbeyan and get a few players back and forth. I’m hopeful Mark is going to come back in a couple of years, any good youngsters, and we’ll send a few good youngsters out as well.
"It’s good to give the youngsters an experience of a different way to play. I found it really hard to adapt in the first four or five innings, so it would be good for them to come and have a go as well.
"It would be nice to forge that link for both sets of players, and hopefully they come back better players."
Queanbeyan will meet an ANU outfit honouring former fifth-grader Sandeep Gangal after the loveable character passed away throughout the week.
Meanwhile, the Cricket ACT Twenty20 Cup semi-finalists have been decided with Tuggeranong Valley, Western District-UC, ANU and Ginninderra advancing to the next stage on January 20.
CRICKET ACT DOUGLAS CUP ROUND 10
Saturday-Sunday: North Canberra-Gungahlin v Ginninderra at Harrison Oval, Queanbeyan v ANU at Freebody Oval, Weston Creek Molonglo v Western District-UC at Manuka Oval, Tuggeranong Valley v Eastlake at Chisholm Oval. All games at 11am.